Charleston has been on my “Oh, the Places I can’t wait to Go” list for awhile now and I am so glad I finally made it to this charming town. The architecture, people and history in Charleston, South Carolina make this one of my favorite places I’ve visited.
It’s one of the most historic and beautiful towns and I’m sharing a few snippets of my experience and a sneak peak of more to come!
Taylor and me running around Waterfront Park. She is clearly ready to explore more! C’mon, let’s go!
Notice the pineapple fountain in the background? It’s also a wade pool for kids! Perfect spot for the kiddos to cool off on a hot day.
We took a stroll down the waterfront and were marveled by these historic mansions.
Gas lamps, wrought iron doors and gates are historic elements that you’ll notice throughout Charleston. These elegant features and designs are often reproduced today.
The world needs more pink houses. Let’s try to make this happen.
One of the things Charleston is known for are their handmade sweetgrass baskets which vendors sell on the streets, stores and in the Charleston City Market (more on this coming soon!)
We stopped in the oldest surviving religious structure in Charleston, St. Michaels Church, which welcomed us with gorgeous lighting and ornate woodwork (and air conditioning!).
Marveled by the breathtaking pulpit, Tiffany stained glass and enclosed pews (one that belonged to George Washington) – this is a must see on your next visit!
This beautiful blue house caught my eye and is located on the famous Rainbow Row. You’ll find many colorful paintings of the 13 pastel houses on Rainbow Row – which I imagine is because it’s hard to take a picture that captures them all!
Horse-drawn carriage rides and cobblestone streets throughout Charleston bring you back in time.
In love with these trees – called Crepe Myrtles – that bloom all summer long!
My visit was short but very sweet and I can’t wait to come back and explore this charming historical town more!
Thank you to my Mom, Aunt Joan and Aunt Maribeth for putting your photography skills to use this trip!