When trying to decide where to travel for your honeymoon, it’s important to consider what type of trip you want to have. Are you looking for adventure? Relaxation? Tropical weather? Taking a honeymoon to Charleston means you’ll have all of that and more! One of the top destinations in the U.S. right now, Charleston is a coastal city in South Carolina. With three nearby beaches, hundreds of restaurants and bars, and plenty of exciting outdoor activities, you’ll find no shortage of things to do here. You can spend days lounging on the beach or exploring the historic sites.
As you begin planning your Charleston honeymoon, be sure to request access to our complimentary Destination Guide! Inside, you’ll find even more information on great activities and events. These local recommendations will help you get an authentic Charleston experience and leave you wanting to come back.
Things to Do on Your Charleston Honeymoon
Visit the Angel Oak Tree on John’s Island
Although there’s a nearly endless list of interesting sights to visit in Charleston, the Angel Oak is one of the best. The limbs and trunk of this live oak have been growing for more than 400 years. When you visit the site, you’ll notice an almost mystical vibe surrounds this centuries old tree. Make the trip out to Johns Island to snap some super romantic honeymoon photos by the tree. You can bring a picnic along to enjoy under the Angel Oak or plan to hit up one of the restaurants on Johns Island. Wild Olive is a fantastic Italian establishment serving up homemade pastas and classic dishes like chicken parmesan.
Spend a Day on the Water
No Holy City honeymoon would be complete without some time spent on the water. If you want the chance to just lay back and soak in the sun, you can head to one of the three beaches—Sullivan’s Island, Isle of Palms, or Folly Beach. For a more adventurous activity, try renting kayaks or paddleboards. You can start and end your excursion on Shem Creek where outdoor bars line the water, giving you plenty of options for a post-activity drink.
Plan a Special Dinner at a Fancy Restaurant
Charleston is a culinary epicenter of the South with more restaurants than you can count. During your honeymoon in Charleston, plan a special dinner at one of the finest restaurants in the city. Steak lovers will want to dine at Halls Chophouse or Oak Steakhouse. Fulton Five has been repeatedly dubbed the Most Romantic Restaurant in Charleston, so naturally, this is another great destination for your big night out.
Treat Yourself to a Stay at Hotel Bella Grace
When embarking on a honeymoon in Charleston, you deserve only the most luxurious accommodations. Located in the heart of the city, Hotel Bella Grace offer upscale amenities and easy access to the best parts of downtown Charleston. For a special occasion like a honeymoon, book the Penthouse Suite, and you’ll get your own private deck overlooking the city. So, what are you waiting for?