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Weekend Trip Guide To Charleston SC: Where to Stay, Eat, and Drink
Meagan Moore

Charleston SC is a city rich in history and culture, famous for it’s southern charm, it's easy going lowcountry lifestyle, and it's coastal views. It's a city where high society living meets old southern hospitality. And being the #1 city in the WORLD, voted by Travel + Leisure, of course your travel plans for the year HAVE to include the Holy City. When it comes time to plan for your trip,  here is a weekend trip guide of "musts" for the best places to stay, eat, drink, and play, in one of the globe's brightest and most welcoming cities.

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All Dogs Go To Charleston SC: A Dog Friendly Vacation
Meagan Moore

Traveling can be stressful for pets and people, but it doesn’t have to be.  With all of the outdoor dining, walkable shopping and sightseeing, as well as countless beaches and parks, it’s no surprise that Charleston SC was voted 2016 Best City for Pet Travelers by GoPetFriendly.com. If you're planning a Charleston vacation and wonder if you should bring your dog, we’ve put together some tips to help you and your furry friends have the best vacation possible.

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Adding Health & Fitness to Your Charleston SC Vacation
Meagan Moore

Vacations are all about RELAXING, with a drink in your hand and your feet in the sand, but that doesn't mean you can't also keep up with the healthy lifestyle you maintain while at home. There are plenty of opportunities to eat and stay healthy on vacation in Charleston SC. From running along the beach, to walking the historic streets downtown, and seeing Charleston from top of the Ravenel Bridge, you can get your steps in while exploring the Holy City.

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Charleston SC Cheap Eats: Eat Like a Local
Meagan Moore

There are many well-known restaurants that come to mind when thinking about the culinary mecca that is Charleston, SC most of which are the award winning "destination restaurants" featured in the glossy food magazines every year. While Charleston is famous for its many fine dining establishments, what some fail to recognize are the cheap eats that are casual options for locals and visitors alike.  To help you find these gems, we’ve put together a list of our favorite restaurants around Charleston that are both tasty and affordable – and often packed with local folks!

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A Very Folly Vacation: Escape to Folly Beach SC
Amelia Webster

The best part of vacationing to Charleston SC is that not only can you be captivated by the history and charm of downtown, but you can completely relax on the sandy beaches and get away from the hustle and bustle of the city. One of our favorite beach getaways around Charleston is Folly Beach SC. The eclectic surf town has recently become a top tourist destination for so many reasons. From Civil War-era history, to world-class surfers, and top-notch eateries a Folly Beach vacation is everything in one.

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Introducing Our Newest Downtown Charleston Vacation Rental Properties
Luke Fuller

Along with historically warm weather, the New Year has brought with it 4 beautiful additions to our portfolio of Charleston luxury vacation rentals! Nestled in the Cannonborough and Elliotborough neighborhoods of downtown Charleston (two bordering neighborhoods highly touted in the vibrant Charleston food scene), these properties could not be more perfect compliment to our existing luxury rental portfolio. We are always THRILLED to expand our portfolio to offer more options to our guests. Here are our 4 NEWEST luxury vacation rentals in downtown Charleston SC:

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From Sea, Sky & Land: How to Explore Charleston
Brittany Walker

There is no doubt that Charleston SC is one of the most aesthetically pleasing cities to explore - even for a local, it never gets old. Around every corner and back alleyway, there is likely something beautiful you haven't noticed (as many times as you've walked the city). The colonial architecture has successfully maintained its character and quite possibly become even more charming over time. Whether you’re here for a weekend or a month-long getaway, there is always something new to explore in Charleston SC. Here are 5 ways to jazz up your exploration methods and see the Holy City from all angles. 

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How to "Burger" Your Way Through Charleston SC
Brittany Walker

When it comes to just about any culinary cuisine, Charleston SC knows how to do it right. And for the quintessential American classic, Charleston restaurants and taverns have made it their mission to master the perfect burger. But you have to wonder, what is the "best of the best?"  As a luxury vacation management concierge team, it's up to us to try out the top spots so when you visit and ask "Where can we get the best burger?" - we'll have the perfect recommendation! So, here at Luxury Simplified Retreats we took it upon ourselves to search for the best burger in Charleston! Fifteen burgers later, give or take a few, and a much needed visit to the gym, we've put our list of "tops" together and named the most mouthwatering burgers in the Holy City!

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It's All in The Details: The Benefits of Booking with a Boutique Agency
Brittany Walker

What better way to bring family and friends together than to experience a unique and seamless experience in a luxury vacation retreat?  When planning a luxury vacation in Charleston SC, you want to make sure every detail is under wraps ahead of time so you have nothing to worry about during your getaway - except the relaxation and fun! If you're the one responsible for the "what, when and where?" that puts you in the proverbial "hot seat" to make the best decisions, otherwise you're likely to get the blame when something goes wrong. Booking with a boutique agency that focuses on exceptional vacation service just might be the ticket to creating your once-in-a-lifetime vacation memories, while your family crowns you "Vacation Superhero" at the end.

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A Weekend in Charleston SC: The Must-Do's and Have-To's
Brittany Walker

Planning a trip to Charleston SC soon? With so much to do and see, Charleston is a city that you'll want to check off your bucket list, and without a doubt, want to revisit. If you're "in the know" about hottest places in the U.S. to visit right now, then you've heard the hype around the Holy City. As one of the top destinations for couples, bachelorette and bachelor parties, weddings, foodies, and history buffs, it's no wonder this city is taking the spotlight. If you only have a weekend in Charleston, make the most of it by hitting both the typical tourist sites and the local hidden gems.

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