Tips from our Team: Romance in Charleston

Romance in downtown Charleston

Blooming flowers. Buttery yellow afternoon sun.  Adorable couples bicycling through cobblestone streets… It might sound like the set of a romantic movie, but it’s a scene that plays out every day in downtown Charleston.

Charleston is truly enchanting – a perfect little city for a romantic getaway. Food & Wine Magazine recently named Charleston one of the World’s Most Romantic Cities and here at the Kings Courtyard Inn, we couldn’t agree more.

Love is always in the air at our bed and breakfast, as guests join us for anniversary celebrations, romantic retreats, honeymoons- even weddings. In light of our city’s recent award, we asked a few of our in-house Charleston experts to plan a perfect downtown date night scenario.

Our Innkeeper Lisa is always full of fun ideas for exploring Charleston (as evidenced here) – but her recommendations for a romantic evening downtown are particularly creative:

“I would suggest a rickshaw ride from our inn on King Street to Waterfront Park.  If there’s a chill in the air, we’ll lend a blanket to insure comfort.  The Charleston Harbor is a nice place to wander as the sun is setting. 

When it comes to downtown dining, I love a progressive evening. An appetizer of wine and cheese at Bin 152, dinner at Circa 1886 and 39 Rue de Jean for champagne and a dreamy, pink vacherin for dessert.

For an extra bit of romance at the inn, have breakfast delivered to your room (no extra charge) so there’s no need to leave and ruin the mood.  Have champagne and chocolate dipped strawberries delivered to your room or the courtyard for an afternoon or late night nibble.  Any room with a canopy is extra romantic.  I just love the look.  It’s old world and girly.”

The Romantic Gardens at Middleton Place

The Romantic Gardens at Middleton Place

Our sweet concierge Jessica recommends:

“Some great romantic dining options in walking distance of our inn are Anson, Muse, High Cotton, LowCountry Bistro and Mercato.

Take a stroll around Waterfront Park or The Battery. Take a trip off the downtown peninsula for many more beautiful and romantic places-  visit one of the plantation gardens (like Middleton Place or Magnolia Plantation), go for a walk on one of our beaches (Folly Beach or Isle of Palms) around sunset, or walk over the Ravenel Bridge – it offers one of the best views in Charleston. 

I like our Parlor Suite or Deluxe King Rooms – they give you the romantic and secluded feel. The fireplace in these rooms add to the ambiance. Of course, our Romance Package is the way to go – it includes a fresh cut rose upon arrival, strawberries & champagne, nightly turndown service, and a rickshaw to Circa 1886 Restaurant with a $100 gift certificate.”

Romance at the Kings Courtyard Inn is alive the whole year round. Book a Romance Package to whisk away your special someone, or keep up to date with our special rates to plan a romantic getaway to Charleston this spring. Call us at 800-845-6119 for more Charleston recommendations and booking information.

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