Thanksgiving in Charleston

Whether you are headed to Charleston with the whole family, or you’re looking for a quiet weekend escape, we have the perfect Thanksgiving weekend plan for you. There is of course, no shortage of Thanksgiving Weekend events in Charleston.


Between a 5k Turkey Trot run/walk, incredible Thanksgiving Dinner specials at some of Charleston’s best restaurants, and Christmas shopping along King Street, your itinerary will be as full as your belly:

Turkey Trot: Explore downtown Charleston with a jog through the historic district. This year, Charleston will host it’s 38th Annual Turkey Day Run and Gobble Wobble 5K. Many families have made the Turkey Trot an annual tradition. After the race, participants are invited to enjoy drinks, live music, and kid-friendly activities at Marion Square.

Brunch at Kitchen 208: Enjoy a taste of Charleston’s unique cuisine on Thanksgiving morning at King Street’s Kitchen 208. We can’t think of a better way to finish the race than a hearty breakfast at Kitchen 208. Reward yourself with a perfectly-made mimosa and a big ‘ol plate of Shrimp and Grits.

Tour a plantation: Take your family to one of Charleston’s most scenic attractions with a tour of an antebellum plantation. Magnolia Plantation, Drayton Hall Plantation, Middleton Place, and Boone Hall Plantation are all open for tours on Thanksgiving day.

Thanksgiving Dinner – Many of Charleston’s most popular restaurants are open for Thanksgiving dinner. Take a look at OpenTable’s list of Charleston restaurants offering special menus on Thanksgiving night.

Get started on Christmas shopping: With hundreds of shops on King Street, you will have plenty of options for those on your Christmas list. Hit King Street for the Black Friday and Small Business Saturday deals and find unique gifts in one of the best shopping districts in the South. Read here for suggestions on our favorite shops in Charleston.

Don’t wait until the last minute to plan your Thanksgiving vacation. Take advantage of the great deals at one of the four Charming Inns properties located in downtown Charleston. From the Fulton Lane Inn offering rates from $219, to the Wentworth Mansion offering rates from $390, Charming Inns has the perfect hotel for your Thanksgiving celebration. Call 800-720-2688 or secure your reservation here


  • GG Boyer

    My husband and I are looking for a Thanksgiving get away; we are considering Charleston as our destination. We would like a besutiful Inn or an elegant hotel. It is just the two of us. We welcome your recommendations.

    • Dorothy

      I’d love to hear what you learned because my husband and I would also like to spend T. in Charleston. I’d love a reply from you!


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