17 Slurp-Worthy Soups in Charleston

17 Slurp-Worthy Soups in Charleston

All you’ve heard about Southern manners is true, but we’re here to ask you not to hold us accountable when one of the Lowcountry’s slurp-worthy soups is in front of us! From She Crab Soup to Seafood Bouillabaisse, Charleston’s chefs never disappoint. Scroll on to discover where to cozy up …and slurp away!
1. 82 Queen‘s She Crab Soup
82 Queen
2. Charleston Grill‘s Carrot & Celery Root Soup
Charleston Grill
3. Charleston Crab Shack‘s She Crab Soup
Charleston Crab Shack
4. Félix‘s Soupe à l’Oignon
5. FIG‘s Lowcountry Bourride
6. The Glass Onion‘s Chicken & Sausage Gumbo
The Glass Onion
7. Handcraft Kitchen & Cocktails‘ Butternut Squash Soup
Handcraft Kitchen & Cocktails
8. The Atlantic Room‘s Seafood Bouillabaisse
The Atlantic Room at Kiawah Island Golf Resort
9. Middleton Place Restaurant‘s She Crab Soup
Middleton Place Restaurant
10. Ms. Rose’s Fine Food & Cocktails‘ Beef Ramen
Ms. Rose’s Fine Food & Cocktails
11. Palmetto Cafe‘s She Crab Soup
Palmetto Cafe
12. Revival‘s She Crab Soup
13. 39 Rue de Jean‘s French Onion Soup
39 Rue de Jean
14. Swig & Swine‘s Brunswick Stew
Swig & Swine
15. The Darling Oyster Bar‘s New England Clam Chowder
The Darling Oyster Bar
16. The Ordinary‘s Creole Seafood Gumbo
The Ordinary
17. 5Church‘s French Onion Soup
Searching for more spots to cozy up? Check out the 14 Best Coffee Shops in Charleston!

27 Unique Spots to Shop in Charleston

27 Unique Spots to Shop in Charleston

From its charm to its cuisine to its shopping scene, Charleston is truly one-of-a-kind! In the Holy City, you’ll find gilded bugs, a fragrance library of handcrafted candles with 100 different scents and exquisite pieces of art by local artists all on one single street. Scroll on to check out 27 unique spots to shop in Charleston and remember to save plenty of room in your luggage!

Amanda Lindroth

Callie’s Hot Little Biscuit


Charleston City Market

Christophe Artisan Chocolatier

Citadel Mall

Corrigan Gallery

Croghan’s Jewel Box

Edisto Gold Honey

Edward Dare Gallery

Element Candles | Othos Brand

Freshfields Village

Gold Creations

House of Nomad

Indigo & Cotton



Lowcountry Olive Oil

Meyer Vogl Gallery

Mitchell Hill

Norton + Hodges

Sandpiper Gallery



Shoes on King

The Port Mercantile

Wonder Works
Before you go, check out these 8 Local Items to Shop for in Charleston!

12 Healthy Activities To Do in Charleston

12 Healthy Activities To Do in Charleston

Traveling doesn’t have to result in forgetting your fitness goals when you’re traveling to Charleston! From the Lowcountry’s miles of sandy shores to its beautiful parks, you’ll find plenty of opportunities to get your steps in. Scroll on to discover some of our favorite ways to keep your health and wellness at top of mind when visiting Charleston.
1. Sign up for soulful fitness at The Works

2. Bike your way through the Holy City with Holy Spokes
3. Kayak your way through the Lowcountry’s waterways
Coastal Expeditions
4. Run along the Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge
Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge
5. Get your steps in during a walking tour
Bulldog Tours
6. Unwind at the spa
The Sanctuary Spa
7. Hang ten with Isla Surf School
Isla Surf School
8. Enjoy a long walk at one of Charleston’s parks (or mix it up and challenge yourself to the climbing wall at James Island County Park!)
James Island County Park
9. Explore Charleston’s five beautiful barrier islands
Folly Beach
10. Grab your board and head to SK8 Charleston
11. Sweat it out with Rhapsody Fitness
12. Nourish your body with the help of our Vegan, Vegetarian & Gluten-Free Guide to Charleston
Basic Kitchen

For more, check out these 14 Lowcountry spots to get your 10,000 steps in!

Top 11 Hotel Bars in Charleston

Top 11 Hotel Bars in Charleston

The stunning skyline views, cozy corners and crave-worthy cocktails at these bars will make leaving your hotel an uneasy task! While many cocktail bars are often pit-stops to your final destination, these unique hotel bars are destinations in themselves. Scroll on to check out where we love to sip specialty cocktails, including The Living Room and The Citrus Club at The Dewberry, Élevé at the Grand Bohemian Hotel, Camellias and Fiat Lux at Hotel Bennett, Thoroughbred Club at Belmond Charleston Place, The Bar at The Spectator, The Rooftop Bar at The Vendue, the Pavilion Bar at Market Pavilion, Frannie & The Fox at Hotel Emeline and The Watch at The Restoration.
The Living Room at The Dewberry The Citrus Club at The Dewberry Élevé at The Grand Bohemian Hotel Camellias at Hotel Bennett Fiat Lux at Hotel Bennett Thoroughbred Club at Belmond Charleston Place The Bar at The Spectator The Rooftop Bar at The Vendue Pavilion Bar at Market Pavilion The Watch at The Restoration Frannie & The Fox

6 Must-Try French Toast Plates in Charleston

6 Must-Try French Toast Plates in Charleston

From lavender scented brioche to hand-cut currant bread stuffed with cinnamon apples to challah topped with blackberry maple syrup and mint, the Lowcountry’s skillful chefs put innovative (and scrumptious) twists on this brunch classic. Scroll on for our must-visit spots for french toast including Butcher & Bee, Félix, FIG, Halls Chophouse, Lowlife Bar and TOAST.
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Butcher & Bee Félix FIG Halls Chophouse Lowlife Bar TOAST