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Even though Charleston is one of the best cities in the world to live in (if not THE best), day to day life here can get a little stressful. Fear not dear Charlestonians, our city is home to plenty of places where you can de-stress. So visit one or more of the below places to get refreshed and recharged so you can take on the city again and again.
Botany Bay Plantation
Sometimes the best way to de-stress is to be one with nature. If you’re willing to go a little bit out of the way to visit Botany Bay Plantation on Edisto Island, you will be rewarded with beautiful surroundings when you arrive. The plantation has historic buildings and the entrance to the plantation is lined with picturesque oaks. But the real star of the show is the beach, with it’s deserted island feeling. The “skeletons” of trees and plenty of seashells line the beach giving it an eerie otherworldly feeling.
White Point Garden
When you’re looking for a place in the city to rid yourself of stress, a public park can do the trick. White Point Garden at the end of the battery is an ideal place to take a stroll and unwind. The park is 5.7 acres so you’ll have plenty of time to loosen up as you explore this gem in Charleston’s historic district. Throughout the park you’ll find monuments that mark our fair city’s history, giving you a reminder of why Charleston is so special.
The Spa at Belmond Charleston Place
A spa is a perfect destination for relaxation and de-stressing. This spa is located in the heart of Charleston at the beautiful Belmond Charleston Place, so it’s an oasis in the middle of all the city’s action. Patrons enjoy massages, manicures, pedicures, and other salon treatments at this luxurious locale. Make an appointment and prepare for pampering.
When you’re looking to unwind Charleston style, head to the beach. Folly Beach is the quintessential beach town. It gives off laidback vibes and has been praised as one of the best beaches on the East Coast. When you’re not soaking up the sun on the actual beach, there are plenty of small shops and restaurants to keep you in that beachy keen mood.
With its hustle and bustle King Street may seem like an unlikely place to de-stress, but if retail therapy is the way you unwind, you can’t do better than this historic street. From big name retailers to small boutiques, you’ll find treasures all along the stretch of King Street. Whether you’re perusing upscale merchandise at the Shops at Belmond Charleston Place or searching for your new favorite read at Blue Bicycle books, the stores on King Street will satisfy your retail thirst. You’ll also find plenty of eateries and galleries to take a break from your shopping spree.