Southern Living announced the South’s best cities for 2017 naming Charleston as #1 and Savannah as #2. Did you know that we are lucky enough to have offices in each city?! We love where we work, and we want to share with you a few reasons why.
There aren’t enough good things I can say about Charleston. If you haven’t visited the Holy City yet, now is the time to put it on your list for your next vacation spot! Downtown Charleston offers plenty to do from shopping on King Street, dining at a local restaurant with some of the best Southern cuisine you’ll ever taste, or simply strolling around the city to take in the rich history it was built upon.
King Street offers anything from a plethora of shops and boutiques to an abundance of food options, as well as where the best bars and nightlife scene is. The street leads all the way down to the historic Battery and Waterfront Park. Every second Sunday of the month the street closes off traffic, so you can walk freely through the streets and enjoy a meal outside.
One of my go to shops right off of King St. that I must visit any time I am in Charleston is Candlefish. It’s a candle shop that has their own library of over 100 unique scents, and they even offer classes, so you can learn the art of candle making!
Candlefish | Kelli Boyd Photography
You can’t go wrong with any place you choose to eat in Charleston. The city is known for having some of the best cuisine of the South with new restaurants popping up on the daily. A classic and one of my favorite places to eat is Hominy Grill. They serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner. If you go for breakfast order the Charleston Nasty with a cup of fresh squeezed orange juice on the side – you won’t regret it!
Charleston is one of the most popular destinations for a wedding these days. We think you’ll agree after viewing some of our favorite venues featured below.
Boone Hall Plantation | Aaron & Jillian
Lowndes Grove | Rach Loves Troy
Cannon Green | Jenna Marie Photography
Magnolia Plantation | Jo Photo
The city of Savannah has plenty of activities and places to see for anyone to enjoy. Explore Savannah’s downtown scene, take a stroll through the Historic District, visit a museum, or grab your friends and try some of the best cuisine classic to the South.
Forsyth Park is located in the Historic District, and a popular place for locals and tourists alike. It’s a wonderful place to sit and relax, and just take in the beautiful views known to Savannah. The fountain is the most known feature in the park, and is located in the north end of the park.
Perfect for brunch, dinner, and all your coffee needs. Collins Quarter offers a unique café experience paired with a local, fresh, farm-to-table menu.
Visit River Street to shop around in boutiques converted from the old buildings and warehouses it once was. A highlight of the river is seeing all the cargo ships come by!
We love Savannah for its romantic charm, and because of it it is a popular destination for weddings and the ideal spot for taking engagement pictures.
Bethesda Home for the Boys | Rach Loves Troy
Wormsloe Historic Site | Jeff & Mollie Weddings
Cathedral of St. John the Baptist | Kelli Boyd Photography
Jepson Center for the Arts | Amy Anaiz