Top Breathtaking Carolina Sunsets

As Charleston gets warmer and the days grow longer, there isn’t a better way to end the day than with a Holy City sunset. The Lowcountry provides so many great places to take in the beauty of sundown so grab a friend and head to one of these charming spots between 7:30pm and 8:00pm to the catch the last few rays of the day.

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This inviting park is one of the most visited places in Charleston due to its vast history and gorgeous landscape. Take a stroll along this park at sunset to enjoy the beautiful views with a waterfront backdrop. Arrive early, bring a picnic and blanket and revel in the beauty of the day’s end.

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Spend the day exploring the Old Village of Mount Pleasant then retreat to the Pitt Street Bridge to experience one of the undisputed, best views of the Lowcountry.  A favorite with locals, the bridge is always filled with people fishing, biking, walking dogs and enjoying the gorgeous scenery. With tidal flats and salt marshes on your left and the Charleston harbor to your right, this hidden gem will leave you yearning to come back again and again.

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Take a sunset sail on board the Schooner Pride and see the sun slip below the horizon from the harbor. The boat sails around the waters surrounding the peninsula so you will see a marvelous sundown set against church steeples and historic architecture. Help the crew raise and trim the sails or just sit back and enjoy the stunning views.

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Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge

Visiting the Ravenel Bridge is a must when exploring Charleston. Drive or stroll to the middle of the bridge where the Cooper and Ashley Rivers meet and take a break on the benches at dusk to experience an unbelievable sunset. Don’t forget your camera! Almost as beautiful as sundown itself, the bridge offers great charm of its own.

A Charleston sunset is unlike any other so leave yourself plenty of time to take it all in. You’ll be dreaming of it until your next visit to Charleston, which we hope is sooner rather than later.

 

 

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Love in the Lowcountry

It’s easy to have a unique, romantic agenda on Valentine’s Day in Charleston, where one can find romance in the unexpected; from the flowers blossoming through cast-iron fences, to the sun setting on the Ashley River. This Valentine’s Day, we encourage you to break away from the typical card and flowers and spend the day with your significant other discovering the beauty in each other and in Charleston.

Picnic at Battery Park
Heading in the direction of Battery Park, make your way down King Street, and stop in Bull Street Gourmet where you can choose from a wide assortment of sandwiches, salads and hot and cold beverages. Take your picnic items to the end of King Street where you will be surrounded by antebellum homes, and find yourself at historic Battery Park under a canopy of age-old Oak trees. Either bring a blanket, or plan on sitting at one of the many benches surrounding the park. For a scenic route we have provided walking directions.

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Carriage Ride Downtown
A carriage ride is a wonderful chance to explore the city and get insight into what Charleston was like years ago. Don’t worry if the weather seems to be a bit brisk, the carriages often have blankets, allowing you to snuggle up next to your loved one.

Sunset or Moonlight Sail on the Schooner Pride
What could be more whimsical than sailing around the Charleston peninsula with the one you love? Feel the sea breeze in your hair while enjoying a kaleidoscope sky on the sunset sail or enjoy the live acoustic music on the moonlight cruise.

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Couples Champagne Massage
Relax at The Spa at Belmond Charleston Place and surprise your sweetheart with our signature Valentine’s Day Couples Champagne Massage. Enjoy a 50-minute or 80-minute couples Swedish massage. No Valentine’s Day massage is complete without a glass of champagne and chocolate covered strawberries. To schedule a massage, call (843) 937-8522.

Stroll down Pitt Street Bridge
Located just ten minutes away from downtown Charleston in Mount Pleasant, walk hand in hand down Pitt Street Bridge, where you will take in sights and the beauty of the Lowcountry. After, stop in authentic Pitt Street Pharmacy and share an old-fashioned milkshake with your date.

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