Discovery, Wellness

Walking the Holy City

Upon arrival at Belmond Charleston Place, you are instantly transported to a magical, timeless place in the heart of historic downtown Charleston. With so much to see and do right out the front doors of the hotel, there is no better place to enjoy your time in the Holy City. Wander the historic streets to discover these fun activities and more.

Take a horse-drawn carriage for a tour of Charleston’s narrow streets lined with beautifully preserved buildings from the colonial and antebellum periods.
Stroll through The Battery or White Point Gardens, where pirates once dangled from the gallows, for spectacular views of the harbor, the sunset and Fort Sumter.
Browse local artisan crafts while wandering through the Historic Charleston City Market. Then meander the streets where you’ll discover many boutiques, art galleries, and antique shops.
Explore Catfish Row, the inspiration for America’s first opera, “Porgy and Bess”, where vendors once peddled their produce along the roadside. Now private homes and specialty shops line the area.
Visit Charleston Museum, the country’s first and oldest, which interprets the natural history of the Lowcountry through artifacts, treasures and exhibits.
Discover Rainbow Row, the name for a series of colorful, historic Georgian houses on East Bay Street. You won’t want to forget your camera to capture the homes wondrous hues.

The best way to explore Charleston is by foot, and there’s no better location than starting at Belmond Charleston Place. Enjoy a leisurely stroll throughout the cobblestone streets and winding alleys, and take in all the sites downtown  has to offer. 

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Resolutions For Every Charlestonian (or Charleston Visitor)

As we close the chapter of 2018, we start 2019 with a clean slate and a fresh start for new resolutions.  Charleston’s mild winter climate and abundance of historical and legendary landmarks, make it easy to fulfill bucket list desires.  Whether you prefer to focus on overall wellness or trying new cuisines, the Lowcountry is the place to conquer a variety of goals. Work your fitness routine into the outdoors—Charleston provides a beautiful natural backdrop for running, walking, and biking.  Ditch the treadmill and hit the pavement on the Ravenel Bridge for breathtaking views of the city and harbor. Or, head to Sullivan’s Island or Isle of Palms for a walk on the beach.  If you’re looking to mix history with fitness, try a walking tour or rent a bike and explore the historic district.  For those who love to run, our masterful concierge team can arrange a jogging route for you to enjoy the sites and history while burning calories.        Experience new dishes and flavors—It’s no secret that Charleston is home to some of the best restaurants and bars in the country.  The diverse culinary scene has provided visitors and locals the opportunity to indulge in daring dishes.  A great way to explore new restaurants is to partake in Charleston Restaurant Week.  But, if you’re looking for a truly unique experience, we suggest the tasting menu with wine pairings at Charleston Grill.   Discover historical sites outside of Charleston—A change of scenery does the body and mind good.  Hop in the car and wander the exquisite gardens found merely 20 miles away at Middleton Place or Magnolia Plantation.  Or, for a one-of-a-kind experience, visit the only tea plantation in North America at Charleston Tea Plantation.  If you’re without transportation, our team can arrange a private driver for you to enjoy the sites at your leisure.     Indulge in taking care of yourself—Self-care is more than just a buzzword, so be sure to schedule in some time for yourself.  Plan a spa day and indulge in a restorative treatment at The Spa, or schedule a staycation and find your inner-peace in a private yoga session or bask in our rooftop horizon edge pool or Jacuzzi.  Whatever you choose, rest and relaxation can always be found at our hotel. This year, vow to conquer your resolutions in Charleston.  If you’re lucky enough to live in the Lowcountry, explore what’s in your very own backyard.  And if you’re a visitor, we invite you to bask in all we have to offer. From historical landmarks and picturesque views to culinary experiences and overall wellbeing, we are in the center of it all.
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Melt Your Worries Away with our Top Spa Treatments

Even during the most wonderful time of the year, the stress of party planning, gift buying, and family excursions can take a toll on your body. Take time to treat yourself this holiday season with one, or all, of our top three treatments at The Spa at Belmond Charleston Place.

Customized Body Scrubs

Our customized body scrubs are perfect for exfoliating and hydrating your skin, especially in the winter months.  From flavors such as invigorating triple shot coffee and citrus grass to calming lavender and sweet tea, we have a specific scrub tailored just for you. Our specialists have combined the exfoliating powers of salt, vitamins, herbs, and spices for the perfect detoxifying formula leaving skin feeling smooth and radiant.

Your Choice Massage

Every body is different, and your massage should accommodate that. With our custom massage, you can relax knowing that each knot and stress point will be melted away by our trained professionals.  The healing powers of Swedish, Reflexology, and Deep Tissue techniques work to soothe limbs and boost energy. At the end of your treatment you will feel a sense of tranquility, and you’ll have a peace of mind going into the hustle and bustle of the holiday season.

Intraceuticals Facial

Last, but certainly not least, is our infamous intraceutical facial. This one-of-a-kind treatment combines the healing powers of oxygen with vitamins and antioxidants to create the most luminous and radiant skin possible.  During the facial, oxygen and serums work together as they are infused into your skin leaving an instant glow. With the reduction of fine lines and wrinkles, you will walk out feeling hydrated, rejuvenated, and ready to take on your holiday party with confidence.

Although every treatment at The Spa is remarkable in their own way, we suggest coming in to try one for yourself.  And don’t forget, a spa gift card is the perfect gift for your loved ones this holiday season.  Open Monday–Friday 8am to 8pm and Saturday–Sunday 8am to 7pm, there is no better time to treat yourself or a loved one to a gift of pure relaxation.

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