Last weekend was my four year anniversary with my partner so I decided we should go to Charleston, SC for a quick get away. I found a decent hotel called the North Charleston Inn which had the best rates but was about 5 miles from downtown.  The price was right and the rooms were clean and even had WiFi.

The skies were sunny and the historic downtown was bustling with stylish, friendly people.  It was almost like a slice of SOHO NYC with art galleries and high end shopping everywhere. We walked on the waterfront and stopped at an Irish pub for a beer and a snack. 

Before we left for Charleston,  I booked a graveyard ghost tour with Bulldog Tours which began at 9:30 pm. The ghost tour took us through some old cemeteries with our guide providing spooky, entertaining and informative histories about the ghosts and cemeteries. 

The ghost tour ended at 12 midnight so we scrambled to find a place to eat and surprisingly found a bar/restaurant called Marcato on Market street.  The restaurant had a cool, stylish feel with a female jazz singer crooning  in the background . I ordered pasta bolognese and  my partner decided on a pepperoni pizza. Both of the dishes were excellent probably due to their choice of aged cheeses in the recipe plus I had the  best dirty martini ever. I will definitely be back.

After dinner we stopped  by a dessert bar called Kaminsky’s  and ordered a big slice of chocolate cake with coffee. Even though I was quite full from our tasty dinner I still managed to eat the rich, chocolate saturated cake with a big smile on my face.

The next day we drove up to Folly beach walking through the brisk winds and admiring the blues skies .  Later, we drove back to Charleston for a delicious lunch at Jim and Nicks barbecue on Kings street ending our anniversary in Charleston. 

To sum it up. Great atmosphere, decent hotel, excellent food in Charleston SC.  This is a short video I shot at Folly Beach.


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