CHARLESTON BACHELORETTE ITINERARY 2020

It’s hard to imagine a more perfect destination for a bachelorette party than beautiful downtown Charleston, South Carolina. Just minutes from three beaches and home to some of the most spectacular sunsets, dining, and shopping in the world, there are dozens of reasons to make this your destination for celebrating one last weekend with your closest gals. Struggling to determine just where to stop on the weekend? We’ve put together an itinerary that ensures an unforgettable Charleston bachelorette getaway. 

Friday Afternoon/Evening: 

As the party begins to arrive, take the opportunity to poke around the neighborhood surrounding your lodgings. Located on King Street and within walking distance of Meeting Street, both King’s Courtyard and Fulton Lane Inns are perfectly situated for an evening jaunt, and a quick shopping stop for anyone who forgot to pack essentials. 

Impeccable Pig 

Anyone looking for the perfect brunch accessory or outfit for hitting the town should make this sweet boutique a stop on their stroll through the neighborhood. Here you can find plenty of on-trend necklaces, bracelets, scarves, and bags alongside seasonally changing stock. 

COS Bar

Before heading to Sephora, check out this smaller shop that emphasizes quality skincare and makeup items. Cos Bar is carefully curated to include high-end beauty products, but also focuses on providing luxury service; stop in for complimentary mini-makeovers and leave with your new favorite products. 

The Skinny Dip 

As you continue your jaunt down King Street, step into The Skinny Dip, the Charleston leg of Kiel James Patrick’s iconic preppy New England brand. Downstairs is a lavish, high-end boutique, but the real treat is the rooftop wine and coffee bar. The bar closes at 6pm on weekdays, but make it there in time and you can enjoy frose, wine, coffee, beer, and a variety of snacks on an airy, Instagrammable outdoor patio. 

Basic Kitchen 

On your way back to the hotel, stop for dinner and drinks at Basic Kitchen. The health-food oriented space has options even a carnivore can enjoy, and a unique list of superfood-infused craft cocktails. Fuel up for the weekend with a Basic Bowl - stuffed with red quinoa, sauteed greens, grilled broccoli, curried chickpeas, and grilled sweet potatoes - or pair the tempura-fried cauliflower wings with a pear elderflower spritz. The space is fairly popular, so larger parties should be sure to make a reservation. 



Saturday Morning: 

Sleep in on Saturday and enjoy complimentary breakfast-in-bed at the hotel before heading out for your first full day in Charleston. 

Tricera Coffee 

Those who missed breakfast (or are craving a latte) should follow the line of hungry college students into Tricera Coffee. The tiny, dino-themed shop offers made-to-order bagel breakfast sandwiches, strong cold brew, and well-crafted cappuccinos.  

Candlefish

Next up, head to Candlefish for a DIY candle-making workshop. Chandlers will walk guests through the process of selecting and blending a unique scent, and everyone will create two nine ounce signature candle scents to take home. The candles do need to rest overnight, but if you can’t come back to pick them up on Sunday, the store will ship nationwide for a small fee. If you’re planning to attend a workshop, be sure to contact the store a few weeks in advance to reserve your slot. 

Charleston Farmers Market

If you happen to be visiting between the months of April and November, be sure to check out the sprawling Saturday morning farmers market in Marion Square park. The market is home to dozens of local farmers selling fresh produce, but also features small food stalls and food truck pop-ups. 



Saturday Afternoon

Circe’s Grotto 

Stop for a quick lunch at Circe’s Grotto, a quaint sandwich stop located just around the corner from the inn. The sandwiches at Circe’s are beloved by College of Charleston students, and for good reason - choose from toasted paninis, wraps, and sandwiches. The shop also serves house-made iced teas and locally brewed coffee. 

Charleston Power Yoga 

Those looking to get a group sweat sesh in should head to Charleston Power Yoga, located a couple of blocks up King Street. The studio offers about five heated, power vinyasa flow classes each day, and are open to all levels. Mats, towels, and water are all available for rent or purchase at the studio, making it the perfect place to catch your breath during the busy weekend. 

Drybar

Those hoping to primp a bit before spending a night on the town can head to Charleston’s Drybar location, situated just a block away from Charleston Power Yoga on the corner of King and Spring Streets. Drybar doesn’t do haircuts, but offers guests a wash and blowout, with an extensive book of styles and updos to choose from. 



Evening 

After heading back to the hotel for some R&R, it’s time to hit the town! Charleston has a thriving nightlife culture that kicks into high gear by around 10:30 most nights, so if you’re hoping to skip the lines, make sure to head out before then. 

Warehouse

So named for the industrial decor and large, open concept floor plan, Warehouse lies just off the beaten path on Spring Street. The crowd here is a bit older than the collegiate clientele of most of King Street’s other offerings, and one of its main draws is the game corner (featuring a pool table and shuffleboard) tucked into the back corner.  

  • Tip: if this is the last stop on your route and you’re looking for some late night snacks, check the corner of King and Spring Streets for Greek food truck Platia - the feta fries can’t be beat. 

Uptown Social 

If you’re looking to dance, Uptown Social is your best bet. The bar features two huge dance floors, upstairs and down, several bars, and a rooftop deck with a highly photogenic mural. The atmosphere here is always fun and perfect for dancing the night away.

  • Tip: head to Callie’s Hot Little Biscuit’s late night window before calling it a night. The tiny hole-in-the-wall offers homemade pimento cheese biscuits and other delicious treats until 2 am. 

The Bangkok Lounge 

Located a little closer to home on the corner of King and Calhoun Streets, The Bangkok Lounge is tucked up above Gilroy’s Pizza. Walk down the alleyway and up the stairs and you’ll find a surprisingly tropical space serving up signature frozen drinks. The Bangkok is technically a karaoke bar, and offers songbirds the chance to perform every night of the week. If you’re in the mood to belt out some tunes as a group, make this your main stop of the evening. 

  • Tip: if Bangkok is your last stop of the night, head over to Sabatino’s for single slice late night pizza (don’t forget to ask for the garlic butter). 



Sunday Morning: 

Send off the bride with a brunch at Blind Tiger. The patio out back offers one last photo op, but the real draw here are the mimosa carafes and shareable plates of candied bacon and beignets. Those heading out of town early shouldn’t fret- Caviar and Bananas has an airport outpost that’s just as good as the real thing, and has breakfast sandwiches and coffees for early morning travelers.

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