About Katie C
Lives in Edwards, Colorado
Since Aug 2011
Though I'm currently living in Colorado, my true home is the South. I lived in South Carolina, Georgia and Florida, which instilled a love of southern beach towns like Myrtle Beach, Orlando and Charleston. I live near Panama City Beach for part of the year and have spent many memorable nights in locations like Key West and New Orleans. Diver, hiker, climber, craft beer aficionado, snowboarder, fisherman...I'm up for anything at least once.
Points of Interest & Landmarks, Parks
Points of Interest & Landmarks, Geologic Formations
Points of Interest & Landmarks
Taxis & Shuttles
The Battery and White Point Gardens are a fantastic place to stroll along the water, especially at sunrise or sunset. Scenic spots along the way beg you to stop for a quick kiss or cuddle.
Few places in Charleston offer better vantage points for sitting back and admiring the water than does Charleston Waterfront Park. The eight-acre park and pier is the perfect spot for watching sailboats and container ships, or for checking out the Southern flower gardens. Park yourself on one of the bench swings and enjoy the tranquility.
Charleston is beloved for its beaches, and Folly Beach is one of the best beaches around. Try your hand at surfing or paddle boarding (learning a new skill can be a bonding experience), or simply relax together in the sun.
Yes, it's a tree. But it's a really big tree, and a very old one (the exact age is not known, but estimates range from 500-1500 years old). Angel Oak Tree's large arms create a wonderfully shady space (about 17,000 square feet of it, to be exact) to snap photos or snuggle, and the rest of the three-acre park is lovely as well.
Spanning the gap between Charleston and Mount Pleasant over the Cooper River, the Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge is a landmark and a feat of engineering that is not to be missed. Either rent a bike and go for a leisurely pedal with your sweetie, or simply stroll across the bridge. There are great vantage points for admiring the boats in the harbor and gazing at the downtown skyline.
If you're looking to find the perfect souvenir from your time in Charleston, check out Old City Market, where vendors display various goods, many of which are one-of-a-kind and/or homemade.
Though there are several ways to get around Charleston, a rickshaw ride is an entertaining trip through town. The carts are cozy (perfect for couples), and the pedaling drivers are a wealth of knowledge.
There's nothing like candlelight and a gourmet meal to set the mood for a romantic evening. Housed in a carriage house on the grounds of the historic Wentworth mansion, Circa 1886 has tons of cozy character and thoughtful touches to complement its modern (yet low-country traditional) menu. Prepare to be blown away.