Romantic Charleston, South Carolina has its roots in the beautiful antebellum homes, cobblestone streets, and graceful, shady live oak trees that have inspired countless works of literature, film and lore. Get lost in the abundance of natural environments, historical city tours, sandy beaches and magical gardens that dot the lowcountry landscape on and off the downtown Charleston peninsula. It's the elements that make up our beautiful city, the ocean, the architecture, local culture, food and beverage that will create and instill your most romantic memories of Charleston. Expect to fall in love with Charleston. Relax, eat and drink together, and explore together; whether its your first visit or your one hundredth, we know you'll be back again soon!
Charleston's Southern coastal setting will woe you towards Sullivan's Island Beach, Mount Pleasant's Pitt Street Bridge, and The Battery downtown for a glimpse at the sunrise or sunset. You'll find that locals and visitors alike feel enchanted by Charleston's naturally romantic landscape, as evidenced by the intimate settings of Cypress Gardens (a filming location of The Notebook). Get into the natural side of Charleston by renting a kayak or paddleboard or reserving a guided tour on Mount Pleasant's Shem Creek, where dolphins are often at play, and the weather is almost always cooperative for beautiful photo opportunities. Explore Charleston's traditions of hospitality by indulging in a couples massage at the Spa at Charleston Place, setting sail on The Schooner Pride, or booking a cooking class at Zero George Hotel and Cooking School.