Girls Weekend in Charleston (An Itinerary)


If you are looking for a fun weekend getaway to celebrate life and friendship with your people, look no further. I’m here with an itinerary for eating and drinking your way through Charleston for a fun girls’ weekend or staycation!

girlfriends at dinner
Estadio for G and Ts


Whether you’ve driven or flown into Charleston, chances are you’re going to get here a little too early to check into your hotel or Airbnb.

  • Lunch at Park and Grove – Using fresh ingredients that reflect the abundance from local fields, farms, and waters in Charleston, Park and Grove has delicious farm-to-table meal options.
  • Walk around Hampton Park – There’s no better way to stretch your legs after a long morning of travel. Hampton Park is a 60-acre public park with beautiful walking trails, a fountain, grand magnolia trees, and flowers from corner to corner.
  • Check into your Airbnb – Most short-term rentals in the city are in the same area, which is a very close walk to King Street.
  • Rooftop Drinks at The Watch – There is ample indoor and outdoor space to view the city.
  • Dinner at Maya – Request to sit on the patio, which is a beautiful garden oasis. Maya serves upscale Mexican food with local flare. The crudo is to die for!
Rainbow Row


Today’s the day to really explore downtown!

  • Coffee at Babas on Cannon – This is the perfect French coffee shop to grab a delicious latte on your walk to the farmer’s market.
  • Farmers Market – Marion Square is home to an epic farmer’s market on Saturday mornings. You can enjoy local fruits and veggies, and find fantastic keepsakes.
  • Shopping on King Street/Sightseeing – Time to work up an appetite! Shop until you drop. Be sure to check out Rainbow Row, Joe Riley Waterfront Park (the infamous pineapple fountain is here, The Battery, White Point Garden, and walk through the narrow streets gazing at the beautiful houses south of Broad Street. If you’re looking to get on the water, the water taxi is a very affordable option.
  • Lunch at Frannie and the Fox – Housed at Hotel Emeline, this outdoor dining patio is the cutest spot to relax and catch your breath after a lot of walking.
  • Cocktail at Little Palm – Say hello to South Beach in Charleston with this coastal sensation.
  • Dessert at Carmella’s Cafe – Since dinner is going to be late, why not have dessert first?
  • Put your name in at Chubby Fish EARLY – They don’t take reservations, so this is key! I suggest sending one person from your party to put in your name around 4:00 p.m. when they open. There will be a line around the block!
  • Pre-Dinner Drinks at Estadio and/or Chasing Sage – Both spots are sophisticated and chic. Have an appetizer while you wait for dinner.
  • Dinner Chubby Fish – It will be worth your wait to eat at this acclaimed seafood fave.


Head over the Ravenel Bridge to Mount Pleasant’s Old Village neighborhood. Draped with mature trees, this area is home to some of the scenes filmed in Outer Banks, and for good reason!

  • Brunch at Post House – Have a favorite Charleston blogger? You may sit next to them here!
  • Walk Pitt Street Bridge – We walked through Old Village and admired the quintessential southern homes on the way to Pitt Street Bridge. It’s a great place to take photos!
  • Co-Op – Have a glass of pre-beach frosé.
  • Sullivan’s Island – Sullivan’s Island is my favorite beach in the Charleston area. It’s very posh and does not feel touristy. Don’t forget the SPF, a hat, and water.
  • Lunch at Obstinate Daughter – Wood-fired pizza, pasta, small plates, and a raw bar are the focus of the menu. It has the best atmosphere and is the perfect place to grab lunch before another fun night ahead.
  • Rooftop drinks at Citrus Club – Once you’re ready for the night, head to the Dewberry Hotel. There are multiple lounges to enjoy within the hotel. Citrus Club is the rooftop with James Beard’s award-winning cocktails.
  • Dinner at The Ordinary – Get a reservation weeks in advance and devour a giant seafood tour with your girls!
Biking around Charleston


  • Rent electric bikes – We each rented a bike for the day to cruise the city.
  • Smoothies at Huriyali – These healthy smoothies are perfect to refresh you after a long Saturday of gluttony.
  • Lunch at Poogan’s Porch  – If you’re looking for a traditional Charleston meal in a Victorian house with big porches, this is your spot!

Have you had a girls’ weekend in Charleston? What other recommendations do you have for this list?


  1. Great article! Another recommendation might be a private yoga session at the location (beach/ark/rental) of your choice with Serenity Tree Yoga. It is a wonderful way to connect with your girlfriends while also incorporating something healthy and nurturing to your weekend.

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