The 5 Most Romantic Things to Do in Charleston, SC

Charleston is built for romance. The cobblestone streets, pristine beaches, and rich history of The Holy City make it one of the most popular destinations for couples in the world. It is even listed on Travel and Leisure’s “America’s 50 Most Romantic Cities!” Make planning your next getaway as simple as falling in love by following our guide to the most romantic things to do in Charleston! While you’re here, don’t miss out on any of the area’s other top attractions. Our expertly crafted Charleston Destination Guide is full of local knowledge on all of the best restaurants, historic sites, and events!

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Romantic Things to Do in Charleston


There is nothing quite as romantic as a candlelit dinner for two. Luckily, Charleston has more romantic restaurants than there are days in the year. For example, Renzo is a dimly lit Italian restaurant that serves some of the best pizza in town! Embrace the aroma of fresh basil and mozzarella as you enjoy each other’s company. For more dinner recommendations, check out our Charleston Foodie’s Guide!

Angel Oak Tree

One of Charleston’s most famous landmarks, the Angel Oak Tree, is the perfect place for a romantic date. Picnic in the shade of the tree’s ancient branches or take a stroll through the surrounding park. There are plenty of things to do in Charleston, but there is nothing quite as unique or rewarding as this!

Moonlight Cruises

Hand in hand, bask in the moonlight on the deck of your own private cruise. Schooner Pride boat charters offer the perfect experience for lovers! Let the wind guide the way as you hit the open waters of Charleston Harbor. Bring along a bottle of wine and embrace the beauty of The Holy City from the water.

Rooftop Sunsets

Watch the sun dance across the tops of Charleston’s historic buildings from one of the many rooftop bars on your next visit. Grab a drink at The Watch’s rooftop bar and admire the town’s stunning churches as they reflect the brilliant oranges and reds of the setting sun. There isn’t a better way to start off the perfect date night!

Romantic Beach Walks

After eating at some of Charleston’s best restaurants, perhaps you’re looking for a less costly way to enjoy the company of your significant other. One of Charleston’s best places for a free date is Sullivan’s Island. No matter what time of day or year, a stroll down the island’s stunning beaches always sets the scene for romance!

Where to Stay in Downtown Charleston

King Studio SuitePut yourself within walking distance to all of Charleston’s most romantic attractions when you stay with us at Hotel Bella Grace. Our boutique hotel is conveniently located in downtown Charleston, right across from Marion Square. The convenience of our location combined with the stunning beauty of our hotel will take your breath away!

For example, our King Rooms offer the perfect blend of southern tradition and modern sophistication. Enjoy comfortable accommodations, and a welcoming atmosphere of our hotel on your next stay! Leave the planning to us and focus on the romance with our artfully crafted Charleston Romance Package.

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