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Charleston Honeymoons

A Charleston, SC honeymoon is ideal if you and your sweetie want to stay more local but still experience culture and fantastic cuisine.

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Charleston Honeymoon

A Charleston honeymoon has so much to offer for any type of couple. Whether you're looking for fantastic cultural experiences, amazing food, or fun activities, a honeymoon in Charleston, South Carolina will definitely keep you and your S.O. entertained. Flights are less pricey than to most destination honeymoon spots, and accommodations can be more reasonable. Transportation is well priced, and if you’re feeling extra adventurous, bikes are available for rent across the city.

Highlights of a Charleston honeymoon include fantastic food, plenty of historical sites and landmarks, and beaches. There really is something for everyone. You don’t need to look far for delicious and romantic dining options, making Charleston the perfect honeymoon location for newlywed foodies. The beautiful scenery and landscape of Charleston make it the ideal location for adventurous couples, as well. Hiking and biking are just two options for those looking to take their Charleston honeymoon outdoors. So, if you’re hoping to plan a Charleston, SC honeymoon, here’s everything you need to know about the charming southern city.

A Charleston, South Carolina honeymoon is perfect for those seeking adventure, culture, and history. 

When to Go

The best times to take a Charleston, SC honeymoon are between February and June, and August and December. Try to avoid visiting in April, however, since the city’s beautiful magnolia trees draw quite the crowd. Temperatures are mild in the spring and autumn. Avoid the summer unless you’re ready for some serious heat during your Charleston honeymoon.


Top Sights and Activities

  • Audubon Swamp Garden: A breathtaking hike through intricate gardens and back trails for a romantic Charleston honeymoon experience.
  • Rainbow Row: Take an iconic walk past these colorful pastel houses.
  • Gibbes Art Museum: A perfect Charleston honeymoon outing for art lovers.  
  • Kiawah Island: A beautiful sanctuary offering food, spas, and golf.
  • Farm to Table Dining: Charleston is rich with restaurants offering local, fresh ingredients.  
  • Nathaniel Russell House Museum: Take a trip through one of Charleston’s neoclassical homes.  
  • Plantations:  Opt for a romantic walk through one of Charleston's beautiful Plantations and gardens.
  • Tours: Throughout the city, there are plenty of self guided, tour guided, and carriage routes to explore.
  • Waterfront Park: A spot with great views.
  • Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist: Take in the classic designs of this ancient cathedral.
  • Fort Sumter: A free museum which accompanies the Fort Sumter Monument.
  • South Carolina Aquarium: A great aquarium for nature lovers.

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Malika, on February 28, 2018 at 2:23 PM

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