The HOUSE Report: CBC invites editors to annual Charleston destination experience

We love nothing more than exploring some of the country’s most beautiful destinations, and we have to say: Charleston, SC really takes the cake as a must-visit destination experience in the South. This September, we gladly packed our bags and boarded our flights alongside a group of food and travel editors for the second annual CBC Charleston Experience – a destination experience part of our larger PR experiential HOUSE programs.

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This city is the epitome of southern charm; equipped with incredible eats, stunning waterfront views, and old-timey activities that will give you all of the nostalgic feels. With an intimate group of eight editors and journalists, we embarked on a journey that proved why Charleston is a favorite American destination experience.

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Trading bustling city life for luxurious countryside, our home for the weekend was the Belmond Charleston Place. Located in the heart of the city, the hotel was close to main attractions while still holding on to a bit of countryside serenity. And we got the royal treatment during our stay – pastries and tea time, rooms on the club level, and a spa day!

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DAY 1

We ventured over to Minero for the the best margaritas in the city, followed by dinner at the historic McCrady’s Tavern. Both restaurants’ mouthwatering menus were created by the Chef Sean Brock, a James Beard award winner.

Fun fact: George Washington dined here after he was elected the first President of the United States. And rumor had it he was quite the lady’s man, as he used to have women waiting for him lined up down the brick alley.  

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DAY 2

We wandered the cobblestone streets and crooked shops found ourselves at Bay Street Biergarten, a favorite spot for beer lovers complete with a whole self-serve beer wall.

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Next stop was Boone Hall Plantation, one of the oldest working farms in the country and the setting to one our favorite movies…

Hint: If you’re a bird, then I’m a bird.

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Following the tour we enjoyed a magical dinner under the oak trees, complete with a live bluegrass band.

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DAY 3

We set sail with Vineyard Vines on a boat cruise to Caper’s Island. On the way, we were greeted by dolphins and were able to hold a collection of blue and stone crabs.

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DAY 4

On the last morning in Charleston, we attended a yoga class at Reverb studio followed by a classic southern brunch at Hominy Grill, complete with fried chicken and biscuits.

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We are counting down the days until next year’s Charleston Experience. Until then, we are dreaming of magical dinners under twinkle light oak trees and southern sunsets. To check out more of the experience, explore our Instagram or #CBCCharlestonExperience.

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