Last weeks post was pretty serious in nature. If you’ve been keeping up, it’s been a tough eight weeks. So today I’m writing about a few new things I’ve learned in one of my favorite cities in the world, Charleston, South Carolina. I spent all day Wednesday in The Holy City and wanted to share things I know and love about Charleston with you.
1. Charleston will take your breath away every time you visit. If not for the historic architecture, the humidity will definitely do it.
2. Sweetgrass basket making has been a part of the Mount Pleasant community for more than 300 years. They are very expensive and highly collectible. (That sound you’re hearing is my credit card groaning.)
3. Charleston calls itself the “Holy City” because of its many places of worship and skyline full of church steeples.
4. The first game of golf played in the U.S. took place in Charleston. Don’t forget the gators — they’re usually lurking around the water features. Their presence alone will help you improve your game.
5. Visit enough and the locals mistake you for a resident.
6. Hidden gems are everywhere. It’s up to you to find them. (I found Peresephone for the first time Wednesday and I’m not telling you where she is — this is part one of your Charleston treasure hunt.)