With Easter Break coming up this weekend, most students are preparing to either go home to friends and family or escape campus for the long weekend. If you don’t have the option to go home, you are probably thinking of going somewhere warm, within driving distance and relaxing. For the past two years, my friends and I have decided to make the drive down to sunny Charleston, South Carolina. A southern getaway, this charming city has so much to offer for the mere three-day weekend.
Here are my recommendations for how to make the most out of your Easter break in one of the most inviting cities in the south.
- Where to stay: The Wild Dunes Resort. Located right on the beach on the Isle of Palms, this resort has pools, access to a private beach, and is within driving distance of a lot of cute restaurants.
- What to do during the day: Go into Charleston! There is a lot of good shopping on King Street, and it’s fun to walk the cobblestone streets while seeing the sights of Charleston. You also have to walk down Rainbow Row to see all of the beautifully colored houses.
- Attractions: City Market. You walk into the entrance of a long, narrow market that sells just about anything. Food, drinks, t-shirts, and homemade goods- if you’re looking for a gift for a friend or just a souvenir this is a definite stop you should make.
- Day Trip: Boone Hall. One of the oldest and most historic plantations, anyone will enjoy making a trip here. You can sign up for a free tour and walk around the grounds of this beautiful white house surrounded by gardens.
- Brunch: Charleston is famous for their southern cooking, and one of the best meals I’ve ever had was their brunch. There are so many different places to go, but while we were there, we went to Poogan’s Porch and Toast. Cheese Grits, French Toast, Southern egg scrambles… so many options to choose from.
– Courteney Case