How to Plan a Romantic Getaway to Charleston

South Carolina’s coast is the perfect location for an intimate trip with your special someone. But, no place in the Lowcountry compares to a romantic getaway to Charleston. This beautiful, historic city offers a complete mix of luxury accommodations, romantic activities, and fascinating attractions. If you’re traveling from out of town, don’t forget to request our free I-95 Travel Guide!

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Your Guide to a Romantic Getaway to Charleston

Hotels

A great hotel is a key to making your romantic getaway to Charleston truly special. There is an extensive list of luxury accommodations in the historic downtown area, but places like the Wentworth Mansion, Charleston Place Hotel, and the HarborView Inn provide a relaxing escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. If you prefer a place removed from the city, The Inn at Middleton Place offers a modern stay near one of the most beautiful plantations along the Ashley River.

Attractions

There is always something to discover in the Holy City, especially around downtown. Popular spots like The Battery and White Point Garden are the perfect backdrops for an early evening walk after exploring the historic Charleston City Market. Stroll the streets of downtown with your special someone and gaze at the stunning architecture of 18th-century homes and old churches like St. Phillip’s and St. Michael’s. If you want some quiet alone time away from the bustling crowds, head out of the city to one of the many gorgeous plantation homes. Boone Hall in Mount Pleasant and Drayton Hall in West Ashley are among the best. A trip to one of these Antebellum gems is the perfect touch for your romantic getaway to Charleston.

Activities

Create the romantic Charleston getaway of your dreams with one of the many intimate activities around town. Start your day with a carriage ride through the historic district. Then, pack a picnic lunch, hop in your car, and head to Angel Oak on Johns Island for a wonderful afternoon under the gorgeous 500-year old tree. Then head to a beach for a relaxing walk on the Lowcountry coast. The closest beach to Angel Oak is Folly, but if you head back through Charleston and past Mount Pleasant, we recommend visiting Sullivan’s Island for a more private and intimate setting. Top off your day with dinner at one of the many elegant restaurants downtown featuring Southern favorites like shrimp and grits before going on a sunset cruise around the harbor.

  • Take a Carriage Ride
  • Enjoy a Picnic Under Angel Oak
  • Watch the Sunset From a Rooftop Bar or Lounge
  • Relax on a Cruise Around Charleston Harbor
  • Savor Lowcountry Cuisine
  • Go For a Walk on the Beach

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Stop at Abingdon Manor on the way to your romantic Charleston getaway. Our boutique Inn sits in the quaint town of Latta, SC, which is about a two and a half hour drive to the Holy City. Set the mood for your intimate vacation with a stay in one of our seven beautiful guest rooms. Spend an evening savoring delicious cuisine at our romantic restaurant before heading back up to your room for a relaxing evening. Wake up to a fresh gourmet breakfast before making the final stint of your journey to Charleston.

Book your stay at Abingdon Manor today. We look forward to welcoming you to our beautiful Inn!