If you are planning a getaway with your sweetie to South Carolina’s low country, then these most romantic things to do in Charleston definitely need to be on your list. From charming beaches to a dinner date on the water, your romantic trip to Charleston will be more than magical. And luckily, this historic city offers romance and intimacy that can fit any budget.
Take a Romantic Charleston Stroll
Finding the best spots for a meandering stroll in romantic Charleston is likely to be high up on your to-do list. The city exudes romance, but some places have more potential to set the mood than others. Check out these beautiful and historic spaces.
- Middleton Place
Home to the oldest landscaped gardens in America, Middleton Place is a microcosm of United States history. It tells the stories of a powerful, political family and the enslaved people who made a way of life possible from the early Colonial period through the Civil War era and beyond. In addition to the rich history, the gardens reflect Europe and England’s best garden designs of the 18th century.
- The Cypress Gardens
An internationally celebrated natural attraction featured in the The Notebook and other movies, this beautiful cypress swamp and garden offers not only miles of beautiful strolls but also guided boat rides. Bring on the Charleston Romance as you walk along the original dikes while viewing exceptional birds and other wildlife.
- The Battery
When you are looking for classic Charleston, this area can’t be beaten. Meander with your beloved down this historical seawall that protected the city for hundreds of years. Admire the beautiful, and colorful, antebellum houses and enjoy the beauty of the park, which also offers sanctuary to some of Charleston’s water birds.
Enjoy a Romantic Charleston Sunset
The best thing about sunsets is that no two are every completely alike. Celebrate those differences by taking in as many sunsets as possible in different places in your romantic trip to Charleston.
- Om Sailing Charters
Enjoy the beauty of romantic Charleston with an unforgettable sailing cruise at sunset. You can admire some of the city’s renowned landmarks from the water, such as The Battery, Sullivan’s Island, Castle Pickney, and the historical Fort Sumner. Add champagne to the evening skies that slowly fade to crimson – it can be a truly magical sailing experience.
- Pitt Street Bridge
Though no longer a fully intact and operational bridge, this stroll is directly adjacent to the oldest neighborhood in Mount Pleasant. The park has a paved pedestrian trail and some of the best views available of Charleston harbor from land. Perfect for a romantic Charleston sunset.
- Sullivan’s Island
For a romantic Charleston seaside stroll at the beach, Sullivan’s Island is a guaranteed pleaser. It is home to elegant beach homes and a lighthouse, as well as plenty of pools to wade in at and lots of wide beaches for strolling at low tide. Make sure you give yourself at least 15-20 minutes to get there, and even more to enjoy one of the low country’s best sunset places.
Charleston’s Romantic Culture
When it comes to getting inspired by culture and creativity, you need look no further than romantic Charleston’s burgeoning art and music scene. Grab your sweetheart’s hand and check out these romantic ideas.
- Art Gallery Walk.
Enjoy romantic Charleston’s award-winning art as you stroll from gallery to gallery in the French Quarter and surrounding blocks. Every Friday in March, May, October, and December, from 5pm to 8pm.
- Grab a Seat at the Theater
Charleston offers over 20 different performing art companies and theaters. Check out the Historic Dock Street Theater for a full season of plays and musicals, or the finest local, regional, and national music acts at The Charleston Music Hall. Whichever you choose, it is certain to add some romance to the evening.
Enjoy a Romantic Charleston Dinner
Charleston boasts some of the most amazing and unique food choices. No matter what your budget, there are many ways to create a romantic dinner for two in Charleston.
- Picnic under the Angel Oak.
For a truly romantic Charleston experience, stop by Charleston’s Farmers market in Marion Square on Saturday morning, create a local, artisanal picnic, and then head to John’s Island to see the most ancient oaks in the world. This Live Oak is estimated to be 500 years old and produces shade that covers over 17,00 square feet. A truly magical experience.
- Fine Dining
If flickering copper carriage lanterns and champagne chilling on ice is more your style, check out some of Charleston’s best romantic dining. Our favorites include:
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