Charleston is a Top Ten Destination
Charleston in certainly in the top ten destinations I love to visit. The history and laid back nature lends itself to a relaxed weekend getaway with my girlfriends, or with anyone for that matter. It’s a place full of a charm thought by many to have left this world. Step off the plane or out of the car and let yourself and your friends experience true Southern hospitality!
Home to the Country’s Oldest Public Garden
Similar to Louisiana and Savannah, there are many plantations you can visit. Magnolia Plantation and Gardens isn’t a sight to be missed with a history stretching from the 1670s. You and the ladies can actually say that you have strolled through the country’s oldest public gardens!

Love to Shop?

Shop at the Charleston City Market, where people have come since it opened in 1841. To this day I still have a beautiful painting I bought straight from the artist at his stand here! The best are the handmade sweetgrass baskets sold there.

Shopping For Discerning Tastes

If you are looking for more upscale shopping, go to The Shops at Belmond Charleston Place. Here you will find some delicious Godiva.
Then onto King Street to either window shop or actually buy any of the gorgeous pieces at the many antique stores.

Turn Your Getaway into a Grand Affair

Luxury Accomodations

My suggestion is to make it a grand affair and stay at the Belmond Charleston Place. It really is perfectly situated and walking distance to many sites. If you go around the holidays you will see their beautiful Christmas train tradition.
During your stay, the group should indulge themselves with some treatments at the hotel’s spa. Whether it be a massage, a facial, or body scrub you will all leave more relaxed and even more beautiful than you already are!

Your Own Brand of Fun

These are by no means the only sights or activities that you and your friends can take part in. The city of Charleston is extremely versatile and can accommodate the needs and wants of your group. There’s always the option of using it as a sort of base camp for your weekend getaway.

Why Not Plan your Getaway Now?

Go ahead and book a weekend getaway with your girlfriends to discover what awaits you in Charleston! It can be great memories of laughter, relaxation, and true friendship! Whatever you may be looking for, rest assured that you will find it in Charleston. You may even find things you weren’t looking for and didn’t even know you needed. More than likely, it was the time spent among friends that you were really craving and needing.

When You Go:

Magnolia Plantation and Gardens
3550 Ashley River Rd.
Charleston, SC 29414
Call (843) 571-1266
http://www.magnoliaplantation.com/

Charleston City Market
4 City Blocks of Shopping
Parking available at 3 nearby garages:
Church Street Garage, Hassel Street Garage, Cumberland Street Garage
Surface parking at Church and North Market Street
Or…catch the DASH Trolley
http://www.thecharlestoncitymarket.com/

Shops at Belmond Charleston Place
http://www.belmond.com/charleston-place/shopping_charleston

Belmond Charleston Place
http://www.belmond.com/charleston-place/
205 Meeting Street, Charleston, South Carolina 29401
Tel: 1 843 722 4900
Email: info.cph@belmond.com
Reservations (Toll-free): 1 888 635 2350

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