Sites & Sights — 14 May 2018
There’s no excuse for getting lost with an itinerary that sticks to just one street in Historic Downtown Charleston, South Carolina.

By Hope S. Philbrick

Of course there are many grownup ways to enjoy yourself in Charleston, South Carolina. But if you’re feeling lazy—not too lazy to take a stroll from the Francis Marion Hotel, but not energetic enough to go far—there are lots of options on King Street to fill an enjoyable day. Here are ten of them:

1. Eat the breakfast of decadence that can make any day feel like a holiday: A delicious cookie (like, as one tempting example, double chocolate) alongside an espresso creation (such as a latte) at King Bean Coffee Roasters.

2. Shop for antiques, fine art, gift items and/or housewares. There are too many boutiques, galleries, shops and stores to list them all here. Hold onto your credit card, stroll the wide sidewalks, and explore the displays and racks!

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3. Couldn’t limit yourself to just one cookie this morning? Work off the guilty indulgence with a session at Urban Yoga.

4. Feeling overwhelmed? Tap into IV Hydration at Renew Medical. Walk-ins are welcome.

5. Now that you feel better, want to look better, too? Time for a makeover! Get your hair styled at Drybar.

6. Then head to Colur Studios makeup artistry and boutique to polish off your new look.

7. Show off the fancy new you during lunch at Miller’s All Day. And, hey, you’re on vacation and not driving, so go ahead and order a cocktail. It’s five o’clock somewhere! Buy a sack of unicorn grits on your way out, to try later when cooking at home.

8. Shop for jewelry and boutique clothing. Peruse the abundant options!

9. Head to Blue Bicycle Books to stock up on titles that will entertain, educate and enhance your life and library.

10. Eat dinner at Smoke BBQ. Crave a nightcap? Head to The Cocktail Club.

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If your feet get tired of walking at any point, it’s simple to rent a bike from Holy Spokes.

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Explore Charleston

Discover South Carolina

– Photo Credits: glassware courtesy ExploreCharleston.com; remainder © HSP Media LLC

Featured products, services and/or travel arrangements may have been complimentary in part or in full; this affords the research opportunity but does not sway opinion.

Hope S. PhilbrickHope S. Philbrick is founder and editor-in-chief of Getaways for Grownups. She became a freelance writer and editor because she believes that work and fun should not be mutually exclusive. Her work has appeared in dozens of publications nationwide. When not writing, she can usually be found on the road or savoring something tasty.

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