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Thinking about “popping the question” to that special someone in your life? Or maybe just looking for a romantic date idea? Well, if you are, you are the perfect place. There are so many options in Charleston to choose when it comes to taking your special someone to a romantic spot. Below is the perfect guide from everything from a day at the beach, soaking up the sun, to walking through acres upon acres of beautiful flowers and everything in between that will build up to that perfect moment.
Places to go…
Fort Sumter is an island located in the Charleston Harbor and is mainly known for the spot where the first shots of the Civil War were fired off. Accessible by water, ride the ferry and enjoy all of the Civil War history around the historical place.
Known as having “America’s most beautiful gardens” along with America’s largest large scale romantic style garden, bridges, overhanging trees, and many flowers, Magnolia Plantation would be the perfect place for you and your loved one to go!
Located on Historical Folly Island and known as “The Edge of America,” Folly Beach is a wonderful place to sit back, relax and soak up from sun! Folly Beach also offers amazing beach front rentals for you and your loved one to stay in!
Charleston Water Tours is a fun, but yet relaxing experience. Whether you’re taking the Water Tour as a fun trip on a beautiful Charleston day, or if you want it to be apart of your romantic evening, the Water Tours of Charleston won’t let you down!
Carolina Queen Riverboat
Carolina Queen Riverboat Special Events are hosted on Charleston’s only paddle-wheel river boat. Check out their special events, including “Signature Blues and BBQ Cruises,” “Jazz Brunch cruises,” and many more.
Historic Charleston City Market is the perfect place for you and your loved one to walk around and get a taste of Charleston…. literally! Extending four blocks with over 100 vendors, there are plenty of things to see, do and eat. Never worry about missing anything in City Market because it’s open 7 days a week!
Battery Park is located on a great waterfront spot with Southern Mansions, Cannons, Cannon Balls, old oak trees, and many more. This park is also a great view to see Fort Sumter, Castle Pinckney, and the Sullivan Lighthouse.
Rainbow Row is apart of Historic Charleston. Located near the riverfront, take a walk and experience 14 homes that are painted bright pastel colors. Asking yourself why these homes are painted in those bright colors? Many people think that they’re painted those bright colors for the drunk soldiers that might not have made it home. Others think that it was simply to lower the temperature of the property. But whatever the reasoning might be, it turned into a beautiful sight for Charleston!
Morris Island Lighthouse Trail
Located 10 minutes from Downtown, Morris Island Lighthouse Trail is the perfect place to get out and walk around to enjoy a much needed walk with views of the beach, Morris Island Lighthouse, and the Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge.
Boone Plantation and Gardens
Boone Plantation and Gardens has been open to the public since 1956 and is one of America’s oldest working farms. Located 8 miles from Downtown Charleston, come and visit the popular farm of pecans, cotton, strawberries, peaches and many more beautiful produce.
Now that you have all of these fun and exciting places to go and visit, it’s time to pick restaurants to eat at all around the Charleston area!
Places to eat…
Looking for a variety of Southern Food? Well, if you are, you’re in luck! Husk is the perfect place to get a dose of Soulful Southern Food! The saying around the restaurant is “If it doesn’t come from the South, it’s not coming through the door.” So, you’re in for the best southern meal anyone could ever experience in Charleston
McCrady’s is a perfect place for you and your special someone to have a relax and fun evening together. Used as a local meeting spot back in the late 1770s, the atmosphere of this Tavern keeps its fun and sociable atmosphere.
Hominy Grill is a restaurant located in historical downtown Charleston. Serving all three meals- breakfast, lunch and dinner, you don’t have to worry about missing any of the Grill’s delicious meals.
Coast Bar and Grill
Coast Bar and Grill is your place to go if you are on the hunt for fresh and local product. Chefs of Coast Bar and Grill meet daily with local fisherman to get the freshest fish around. Local favorites include wood-grilled fish, Seared Rare Tuna and Fish Tacos!
Located on Broad Street in historic Charleston, Oak Steakhouse is the perfect and classic American Steakhouse. Serving their certified Angus Beef steaks, Oak Steakhouse is the right place to go if you’re in the mood for a juicy steak. While you experience the amazing steaks, also enjoy the 200 bottles of wine along with the 20 glasses of wine the Oak Steakhouse has to offer.