Where to Stay
Downtown Charleston is walkable and safe. It’s hard to go wrong with any hotel or B&B near the Charleston City Market, but John Rutledge House Inn has a great outdoor space and is even pet-friendly. The hotel’s namesake, Rutledge, was a Supreme Court justice, who wanted to create a beautiful home for his wife, Elizabeth Grimke. Over 200 years later the exquisite marble features and delicate iron details of the home are still stunning (and totally Insta-worthy). Not to mention, the hotel offers complimentary afternoon tea and hors d’oeuvres—a sweet surprise that feels perfectly southern.