We recently embarked on a 17-hour road trip with two littles under the age of 5 years…what were we thinking you ask? My husband and I asked ourselves that very same question a few times (I think it was hour 5, 9, 10, 12, 13, 14, 16). However, we all had quite the bonding experience that made for a great family vacation to Charleston, S.C., and isn’t that family vacations are supposed to be about “family bonding?”
On the way to Charleston we stopped in Gatlinburg, TN and took in the Smokey Mountains at The Lodge at Buckberry Creek. The lodge was beautiful and was halfway up the mountains and the perfect getaway from the hustle and bustle, not to mention the amazing food and staff.
Once we arrived in Charleston we checked-in at Belmond Charleston Place– another amazing hotel with all the bells and whistles. And I do mean whistles… There were a few times I didn’t know how I felt about staying here with two rowdy littles. While the ladies were enjoying the large rooftop pool for practicing their breast-stroke one morning, Caston was practicing his cannon ball technique he learned over the summer at camp. I got a few giggles watching the interaction at the pool between the two.
While we were in Charleston we visited the Boone Hall Plantation, Angel Tree, South Carolina Aquarium, USS Yorktown Aircraft Carrier and Battleship, shopping on King Street, carriage ride in the historical district, Isle of Palms beaches and Sullivan’s Island, Charleston City Farmers Market, and Fort Sumter. Charleston is a town of history and good eats, not to mention friendly southerners wherever you go. Here are some of our favorite moments from our week in Charleston!