How to have a staycation in Charleston, SC

Relaxation in a hammock | Photo via Pexels

Charleston is the fourth best city in America for a staycation — according to a recent WalletHub study. Factors considered in the research included recreation, food and entertainment + rest and relaxation

Here are 3 ways to enjoy a staycation full of fun and leisure around the Lowcountry.

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Afternoon tea at Camellias in Hotel Bennett | Photo by CHStoday team

🌴 Hotel Bennett

Book a stay at this luxurious hotel on King Street — where you can shop, eat, and enjoy entertainment. Plan to also make a reservation at the hotel’s Champagne LoungeCamellias. The afternoon tea is a unique experience that will make you feel as if you’re in the middle of Europe. The menu includes teas, mini-sandwiches, and desserts. The lounge has been given the title of “Most Instagrammable Restaurant in South Carolina.” CHStoday’s own editor — Vagney — even documented the deliciously fancy experience. Protip: If you book your stay on the weekend, catch the Charleston Farmers Market across the street at Marion Square.

Seabrook Island Beach Rides | Photo by @jrsmoak

🌴Seabrook Island

This Lowcountry oceanfront community is dreamy. You can check out its rental options + plan your island life adventures. The 2,200 acres of land are home to beautiful beaches, marshes, and a maritime forest. Along with racquet sports, delicious club dining, and a golfer’s paradise, there’s an equestrian center with horses ready to take guests on a trail ride. For another adventure, book a sailboat charter from Bohicket Marina. Protip: Walk or bike to catch the sunset on the North Beach or off Captain Sam’s Inlet. You’ll find dolphins strand feeding there, too.

The Sanctuary on Kiawah Island, SC | Photo via @kiawahresort

🌴 The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort

This luxury beach resort hotel isn’t just known for hosting the 2021 PGA Championship + weddings. The Sanctuary also offers guests a long list of dining options, aqua retreats, solariums and tranquil treatment rooms22 tennis courts. Protip: Check out the island interactive map to explore activities.