Discovery, Wellness

Running Routes to Explore Downtown Charleston

Downtown Jogging Map
Hit the ground running (literally) on your path to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the Cooper River Bridge Run with running route recommendations from our staff members. Danielle Girard, Guest Room Dining Manager and Jennifer Casselli, Director of Human Resources are both avid runners. Stretch your legs, get some fresh air and explore the surrounding areas with these diverse routes.
What is your favorite area or route to run in Charleston?
The West Ashley Bikeway, a 2.5 mile cycling and walking path, located a few miles from downtown. It’s gorgeous in the fall when the leaves changes color. – Jennifer
Are you a morning, midday or evening runner?
An evening run, hands down. It’s the perfect way to clear your head and the sunset views are usually incredible. – Jennifer

What is your favorite way to relax post-run?
A relaxing bath of lavender Epsom salts. The marble tubs in our guestrooms are perfect for a post-Marathon soak. – Danielle

Do you have any tips for guests for staying active while traveling?
Running while traveling is the best way to see a city. Get out there and explore. – Jennifer

Check out Running Clubs in the area you are visiting. It’s an ideal way to get to know the locals too. – Danielle

Scenic jogging routes are available for those more interested in a leisurely stroll. Click here to learn more. Share your favorite route with us or contact our concierge for a route that best fits your pace.

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‘Tis The Season for Spa Essentials

Holiday gift giving can be tricky, especially when you’re searching for the perfect gifts for your loved ones. Luckily, The Spa at Belmond Charleston Place has everything you’re looking for to “wow” everyone on your list. Whether it’s an exclusive skincare product from Italy or a limited edition fragrance set, we can guarantee you won’t leave empty-handed.

1. Black Label Champagne
Antica Farmacista celebrates the return of its top-selling fragrance, Champagne, with the “Black Label” set embellished with limited-edition packaging exclusive to The Spa at Belmond Charleston Place. This deluxe set is a fitting gift for both men and women, or simply a special treat for yourself!

2. Margo Morrison Jewelry
As seen on Hollywood’s most famous, Margo Morrison’s semi-precious stones and pearl jewelry is the ideal gift for the contemporary woman with a love for simplistic yet sophisticated pieces. The Spa carries a collection of exquisite necklaces, earrings, bracelets, and rings that will guarantee lots of “ooh’s and aah’s” this holiday season.

3. Glam Glow
Look no further for the perfect stocking stuffer than Glam Glow Hydrating Treatment. This mask delivers instant, non-drying hydration to your skin for a youthful look and silky feel. A gift any beauty guru will love during the cold winter months.

4. Santa Maria Novella Skincare
Surprise your loved one with the most luxurious skincare line available exclusively at The Spa from Italy. Santa Maria Novella Skincare has been hand-crafted at the same pharmacy in Florence for more than 400 years and is a timeless staple for any man or woman’s skincare routine.
5. Belmond Gift Card
Plan a weekend getaway with someone special or treat a loved one to a luxurious day at The Spa at Belmond Charleston Place with the Belmond gift card. Give the gift of rejuvenation with indulgent treatments at an award-winning spa for some much-needed rest and relaxation.
6. Plush Robe from The Spa
Who says your deluxe spa day has to end when you leave? The Spa’s plush signature robe is available for purchase to lavishly pamper yourself or a loved one in the comfort of your own home.

The Spa at Belmond Charleston Place has everything you need to surprise that special someone this holiday season. Whether you purchase one of these quality products from our guide or are looking for a different luxury gift, look no further than The Spa.

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Reflect & Protect

Whether you’re sailing the ocean blue, playing tennis on the courts or strolling cobblestone sidewalks, it’s always important to wear sunscreen. With Charleston’s strong year-round rays, it’s essential to understand the consequences of skin damage and learn how to protect yourself.

This summer, The Spa at Belmond Charleston Place is proudly promoting its “I Will Reflect” campaign aimed to bring attention to the Melanoma Awareness and Prevention Initiative. This unique campaign features some of Charleston’s most prominent artists, stylists, entrepreneurs and tastemakers highlighting the significance of keeping their skin healthy.

Meet our Charleston ambassadors who have pledged to reflect, and find out how they plan to stay sun safe while enjoying life in the Lowcountry.


Andrea Serrano: Charleston based fashion blogger of Charleston Shop Curator, Andrea has impeccable taste and style. She believes that protecting your skin and keeping it healthy is the ultimate fashion statement.

Barbara Sussberg: Barbara is a talented oil painter who expresses feeling and emotion in her colorful and textured art. Often found painting in her garden South of Broad, she has pledged to make an effort to find a cool, shady spot away from the sun-rays and always wears a hat.

Chad Davis: Chad, founder of Carolina Surf Film Festival, always has fun in the sun.
An ocean lover and surfing addict, he makes sure to apply waterproof sunscreen before hitting the waves.

Cynthia Groseclose: You can probably find Cynthia editing stories in her magazine Salt and Water, surfing Sullivan’s Island’s waves or practicing yoga. She is also a cool and caring mom who has pledged to live a healthy life by lathering SPF on her son and herself before playing on the beach.

Jennifer Buddin: Jennifer is president of the local publication The Little Black Book for Every Busy Woman and an entertaining improver at Theatre 99. She has made the promise to seek shade with her two sons when playing outside.

Johnny Caldwell & Taneka Reaves: Known as the Cocktail Bandits, these two best friends love a refreshing drink. Whether sipping a Martini on a patio or strolling down King Street, Johnny and Taneka have pledged to socialize while protecting their skin at the same time.

Logan Roberts: A fishing aficionado and owner of Marsh Wear Clothing, Logan knows what apparel to wear to stay cool and sun safe. When outside on the water, he likes to sport his Salty Fly hat and a Tide Rider Performance shirt that holds natural SPF in the material.

The Spa at Belmond Charleston Place encourages you to make the pledge today!

Join our ambassadors and pledge to:

• Wear sunscreen year-round
• Use a minimum of 15 SPF Broad Spectrum sunscreen
• Seek the shade between 10am and 4pm
• Have an annual full-body skin check
• Share this important message with friends and family

Follow the #IWillReflect campaign on The Spa’s Instagram @CharlestonPlaceSpa and Twitter @CharlestonPLspa and join the conversation by sharing photos of your sunsafe moments. Plus, look out for more posts from our ambassadors throughout the summer!

To learn more about the Melanoma Awareness and Prevention Initiative, click here.

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