June 3, 2015

Charleston bucket list

There is almost too much to love about Charleston. The food, the views, the history I could talk for days about how much cherish this southern city, but since I am only here for short amount of time I've created a bucket list of things I would like to do while in the Holy City. I know this summer is going to go by quickly so if you have any Charleston recommendations I would love to hear them. 

1. Angel Oak - This is one the largest live oak in the U.S., and is believed to be over 1,500 year old. I would love to pack up a picnic and enjoy an afternoon under this tree on James Island. 

2. Shem Creek - This area is home to many bars and restaurants in Mount Pleasant, but I would love to rent a kayak and explore the marshes.  

3. The Battery - The edge of Charleston's peninsula is home to The Battery. What used to be a defense seawall is now one of Charleston's most recognizable areas. Though I have been here many times before I would love to ride my bike down to the edge to watch the sunset over the Ashely and Cooper rivers.

4. The Vendue - This boutique hotel is known for their rooftop bar. It has one of the best views in top and has a great cocktail list. Watching the sunset over a cocktail would make for a wonderful summer evening. 

5. Ravenel Bridge - This bridge connects Charleston to Mount Pleasant. On the weekends you will see hundreds of people running or biking across the bridge. I doubt I can make it the entire way and back, but I would like to make it to the top. 

6. Hominy Grill - On the weekends, the line for brunch at this Charleston staple can be wrapped around the building. They are known for fluffy biscuits and shrimp and grits. One weekend this summer I am going to wait in line to get my hands on some lowcountry grits. 

7. Boone Hall This plantation located in Mount Pleasant is home to live oak lined streets and functioning farm. The grounds and home are open for tours, and you can pick your own vegetables. 

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