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What to Do in Charleston

Looks like a lot of offices will be deferring in-person starts this fall, so the window to work from home continues. For a lot of you, that means working much harder, after barely taking enough time off this summer. Well, this destination is even better in the fall: the weather is prime and, yes, it’s worth traveling to for the grits.

Welcome to Charleston

The weather is prime in Charleston, from the fall through late spring. Charleston is optimal for settling into the slower pace of Southern culture. It’s a perfect weekend getaway, to stroll the charming streets and take in the grand homes around town. The city is also a lively, no-pretense food scene, which you can and should eat your way through. This is not the place to go for a cleanse, but it is a destination for letting loose. Locals are friendly, even to those of us from the north.

Where to Stay

The most international standard luxury hotel is still Belmond’s Charleston Place. There are charming local hotels, which we’re too polite to name, that don’t quite meet the standard of room luxury. If you’re checking into one of these, know that the bathrooms may not be as updated or rooms as well-appointed as the Belmond’s.

The one other option that is newish to the scene is The Spectator Hotel. We haven’t yet stayed here, but it’s a modern boutique hotel option that offers cool amenities like custom bikes for tooling around town.

The Restaurant List

Butcher & Bee

Fig

Husk

Leon’s Oyster Shop

Maison

Nigel’s Good Food

The Obstinate Daughter

The Ordinary

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