Easter in Charleston is arguably one of the best times to visit the Holy City. With winter now unofficially behind us, there is a unique energy surrounding the change of the season. Soon, the city will be wafting with the intoxicating smell of Carolina jasmine and the streets will be buzzing with excitement for spending a warm afternoon on an open-air patio. And, of course, visitors and locals alike are itching for the opportunity to enjoy the water, hit the beach, or sip coffee along the battery.
This year, Easter falls on April 16th. While there is never a shortage of things to do on Easter in Charleston, we’ve made a list of our favorite ways to spend the holiday weekend:
Magnolia Plantation – Whether you are looking for the perfect Easter egg hunt or a moving Easter Sunday sunrise service, Magnolia Plantation has a weekend filled with events to celebrate. On Saturday, you will find an Easter egg hunt for every kid in the family every hour from 10 am – 2 pm. On Sunday, Old St. Andrew’s Parish church and St. Andrew’s Mission Church will offer a sunrise service at 6:30 am. Magnolia Plantations and Gardens invites all to stay and enjoy the grounds following the service. Parking will be free and all are welcome.
Head to the Battery – The Easter Sunrise service at White Point Garden will begin at 6:45 am on Easter Sunday. This spectacular view of the harbor is one of the best places to watch the sunrise. The is service has been known to draw crowds of over 500 tourists and residents to celebrate Easter in Charleston.
Celebrate with Brunch – Enjoy a taste of Charleston’s unique cuisine on Easter morning at King Street’s Kitchen 208. We can’t think of a better way to start your day than with a hearty breakfast at Kitchen 208. Stop in for a perfectly-made mimosa and a big ‘ol plate of Shrimp and Grits. There are countless restaurants that offer festive brunch options. Check in with OpenTable for reservations.
Explore Historic Charleston – If you are looking to sight-see with your friends and family, the 70th Annual Festival of Houses and Gardens offers all that you could possibly desire. Set amid the ambiance of the city’s Old & Historic District, this series of award-winning tours and educational events showcase Charleston’s distinctive architecture, history, gardens, and culture. The tours provide a rare opportunity for guests to go inside the private houses and gardens of some of America’s most beautiful historic residences.
Enjoy Dinner at Circa 1886 – Tucked in a quiet neighborhood in the Historic District, Circa 1886 offers an elegant setting, perfect for conversation. Chef Marc Collins’ inventive and delicious cuisine is a Charleston experience that you don’t want to miss. While the restaurant gives their staff a much-needed night off on Easter Sunday, plan to make a reservation for Friday or Saturday night.
While enjoying Easter in Charleston, you will rest easy knowing that you have the perfect hotel to serve as a home base. The Kings Courtyard Inn offers daily continental breakfast, wine and cheese, and luxury rooms to make your weekend that much better. Take advantage of the favorable rates at this Charming Inn. Call 843-720-2688 or click here for more information.