Although summer might not be the best time to visit Charleston in terms of the weather, there is always plenty to see and do in the sunshine. During my last summer visit, I took a carriage ride with former prosecutor Jared Mogil. Our route took us along the battery and throughout Charleston’s historic downtown district. One of the many sites was St. Philip’s Church. The nickname the Holy City isn’t in jest, there are houses of worship of all shapes, sizes, and dominations here.
Down every alley way and on every facade, there is always something unique to see in Charleston.
In the cemetery of the Circular Congregation Church, one of the oldest continually worshiping churches in the US, there are centuries old tombstones and monuments.
One of my favorite spots in Charleston for a late afternoon snack/happy hour is The Darling on King Street. I always love the mid-century modern vibe and the fantastic service. I highly recommend getting a reservation if you are coming for dinner. The few times I have gone right when they opened, we had no trouble getting seats at the raw bar (the also have a full bar along with table service). Shrimp, oysters, and cold drinks, what else could you want?
The low-country of South Carolina is known for its breathtaking natural landscapes, islands, and inlets. On James Island is an area known as Bowens Island. At the end of a dirt road, is Bowens Island Restaurant, a seafood shack that serves fresh local oysters (when in season) and other seafood delights. It’s a great place to watch the sunset and enjoy local seafood.