Whether you are going for vacation or a weekend getaway, Charleston has become a popular destination that is definitely at the top of our travel list.  From it’s historic charm, the booming dining scene, and must visit shopping destinations, there is something for everyone to enjoy! Our trunk show is just a few weeks away, so we asked our friends at Croghan’s Jewel box for their can’t-miss spots that make the Lowcountry the perfect place for a visit!

Scroll below to see their recommendations and don’t forget to join us September 8-9th for our annual Trunk Show!

Best places to stay?

Zero George, Dewberry Hotel and Rutledge House Inn. Zero George, as pictured below, is a collection of five restored historic residences and carriage houses overlooking a magical private courtyard making the boutique hotel the ideal ground zero for exploring Charleston’s allure.

ZERO GEORGE | 0 George Street, Charleston, SC 29401

Favorite shopping destination and why?

King Street! We love the wonderful local shops and beauty of the facades.

Favorite local shops?

For Women: Hampden Clothing, Berlins, Hidden Countship, Beckett Boutique, Ibu Movement, Finicky Filly, Shoes on King and RTW.

For Men: Dumas, Grady Ervin and Jordan Lash.

HAMPDEN CLOTHING | 314 King Street, Charleston, SC 29401

FINICKY FILLY | 303 King Street, Charleston, SC 29401

Favorite restaurant(s) and what’s the best thing on the menu?

That’s so hard because we are fortunate enough to have amazing restaurants in Charleston but if I had to pick, FIG– the gnocchi appetizer!

Also honorable mention goes to, the Warm cauliflower Sformarino with soft farm egg appetizer at Luca; The Soufflé of the day at High Cotton; Soft shell crab (in season) or roasted corn pizza with fresh mint, basil and taleggio cheese at Indaco.

FIG | 232 Meeting St., Charleston, SC 29401

INDACO | 526 King Street, Charleston, SC 29403

Favorite local dessert spot?

Sugar Bakeshop

SUGAR BAKESHOP | 59 1/2 Canon Street, Charleston, SC 29403

Best way to spend “Family Day”?

On the water! The Lowcountry is so beautiful in every season and we love taking it in by boat.

Must see destinations while you are visting?

The Gibbes Museum, The Nathaniel Russell House, Rainbow Row, the Battery, Middleton Plantation and Drayton Hall.

DRAYTON HALL | 3380 Ashley River Rd, Charleston, SC 29414

RAINBOW ROW | 83 E Bay St, Charleston, SC 29401

Best kept Charleston secret (that you’re willing to share)

Our little alleyways and paths through gardens. We love the one that connects King Street to Archdale Street. We like to start on the King Street side, wander through the garden to the graveyard and end up near Charleston Day School. Zig Zag alley, Philadelphia Alley near queen street, Longitude Lane, and Stolls alley are also lovely alleyways to wander through.

PHILADELPHIA ALLEY | CHARLESTON, SC 29401

Comment below if you have been to Charleston and have some recommendations of places we need to check out, we would love to hear from you!