The Lowcountry, as locals lovingly call it, is a poetic place that etches its imprint on all who visit. It spans 90 miles of coastline, including salt marshes, barrier islands and pristine beaches. It encompasses an endless number of Spanish moss-covered oaks that are a sight to behold. It is simply… magic! Our perfect day in the Lowcountry looks a little something like this:
Take a drive to Johns Island and picnic at the 1,500-year-old Angel Oak, the area’s greatest ecological treasure and reportedly the oldest living structure east of the Mississippi River! Don’t forget your cameras; this beautiful oak is one of the most photographed sites in the Lowcountry.
Enjoy fresh-from-the-dock seafood (from crab cakes to Lowcountry Shrimp Boil and more) at Charleston Crab House. Both their James Island and Shem Creek locations offer waterfront dining, so keep your eyes peeled for flippered friends that make their way by!
Ready to continue exploring? Make your way to the Charleston Tea Garden, the only tea garden in North America where you can view hundreds of thousands of tea bushes stretching out for acres and acres. Sip and sample a variety of flavors of sweet tea before hopping on the trolley tour, where you’ll learn more about tea and visit the greenhouse to see up close and personal what it takes to bring new tea bushes into the world.
Wrap up a full day exploring the Lowcountry with dinner at the family restaurant and neighborhood eatery Royal Tern, where Chef Pell perfectly prepares an array of seafood and steaks. INSIDER TIP: Don’t miss out on the raw bar offerings!
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