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Romantic Weekend Getaway

A Couple's Guide to Charleston

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Romantic Weekend Getaway

Day One

Check in to Charleston then set out to see the sites! Your romantic weekend retreat in the Holy City begins now.

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Champagne upon arrival at the classic and chic Zero George sets the tone for your romantic weekend getaway to Charleston! Your weekend abode is a collection of three immaculately restored circa 1804 residences and two brick carriage houses set in a private landscaped garden courtyard, designed with the sophisticated traveler in mind.

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EXPLORE AROUND

Drop off your bags and get ready to explore Charleston! Hop on Zero George’s complimentary bicycles and cruise through the Holy City’s charming streets - spotting hidden alleyways, overflowing gardens and beautiful Antebellum mansions along the way.

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GRAB THE COOLEST RESERVATION IN TOWN

Named “The Coolest Reservation in Town” by FORBES, Zero George’s Caviar Bar is a can’t-miss. Seat yourself at the piazza bar and experience a classic presentation of Regiis Ova caviar along with accompaniments including house-baked brioche, six-minute soft eggs, lemon and potato chips - all of which can be paired with Beverage Direction Megan Mina’s hand-selected champagnes, wine and cocktails.

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SET SAIL

There’s no better way to kick off your romantic weekend getaway than with a sunset sail! See the Holy City skyline from a different perspective with a cruise aboard the 84-foot, three masted wooden Schooner Pride. Sail past barrier islands and the longest cable-stay bridge in North America and keep your eyes peeled for flippered friends adventuring alongside you!

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Romantic Weekend Getaway

Day Two

Enjoy buttermilk biscuits in a lush garden courtyard; boat through a dreamy movie scene; enjoy an evening stroll amid flickering copper carriage lanterns.

FUEL FOR THE DAY

Rise & shine! A warm, pillowy buttermilk biscuit from the iconic Callie’s Hot Little Biscuit awaits. Zero George’s European Continental Breakfast features local baked biscuits, quiche, smoked salmon and prosciutto, house-made granola, yogurt, seasonal fruit and more.

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STEP INTO A MOVIE SCENE

Though just a short drive from downtown Charleston, Cypress Gardens seems a world away. It was here that the swan scene in the blockbuster hit The Notebook was filmed. Spend a peaceful morning enjoying a scenic boat ride through the 80 acre blackwater swamp surrounded by tupelo trees while keeping your eyes peeled for gators, birds, turtles and more swamp life.

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HEAD TO HAPPY HOUR

Back at Zero George, grab your favorite book and head to the oyster shell garden or grab a seat next to the French fountain in the main courtyard to relax and unwind. Once Happy Hour hits, you won’t have to travel far! Cozy up on the main piazza at Zero George to sip wine and savor Chef-curated charcuterie boards.

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STROLL THEN SAVOR

Meander down Charleston’s cobblestone streets and stroll past flickering copper carriage lanterns and wrought-iron garden gates before walking to the quaint neighborhood hotspot Brasserie la Banque. Aptly named for its previous role as a city bank, Brasserie la Banque is located within the iconic 1 Broad Street corner building that dates back to the 1700s. Here you’ll savor traditional French flavors including steak frites, mussels and escargot.

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Romantic Weekend Getaway

Day Three

Begin your day brunching with the locals before testing out your own culinary talents!

BRUNCH WITH THE LOCALS

Park & Grove is a neighborhood gem, loved by locals and visitors alike, located just steps away from the beautiful and historic Hampton Park. Utilizing fresh, seasonal ingredients sourced from local fields, farms and waters, the culinary team puts inventive (and wildly delicious!) twists on classic dishes that can be enjoyed outside on the patio or in their inviting inside space.

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CHOOSE YOUR ROUTE

Spend the morning popping in and out of local boutiques along Charleston’s iconic King Street, discovering local treasures along the way, or play chef for the day back at Zero George! Save your spot at Cooking School, offered Saturdays and Sundays from 11 AM - 1 PM, and expand your culinary repertoire. Zero George’s cooking classes are led by their own Executive Chef Petrillo and Sous Chef Chavis, and are heralded as one of the best cooking classes in the world - a unique Charleston experience you (or your taste buds) won’t soon forget!

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STEP BACK IN TIME

Imagine what it was like to waltz across a ballroom during the age of corsets and kid gloves at two of the Charleston area’s historic dwellings, the Aiken-Rhett and Nathaniel Russell houses. These museum-quality structures, with their carefully preserved period furnishings, illustrate what life was like for some of Charleston’s most illustrious families during the 1800s.

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SAVE THE BEST FOR LAST

Sad to leave? We’re even sadder to see you go! Plan your return visit to Charleston over dinner and drinks at the intimate and inviting Restaurant + Bar at Zero George. There’s a valid reason Condé Nast Traveler ranked your home away from home as one of the “Top 5 Foodie Hotels in the World” - and you’re about to find out why! See you again soon, friends.

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