SOUTH CAROLINA: TRIP TO CHARMING CHARLESTON
Cause you know just what to say and you know just what to do, and I want to tell you so much, I love you! Yes, I truly fell in love with you charming Charleston! My longtime quest for finding the most iconic and best southern city is finally over. It was great and unforgettable weekend and I don’t recall myself having so many positive emotions for quite a while already. We’ve spent our weekend at Wentworth Mansion – a timeless historic hotel located just a few blocks away from a busy downtown streets. From many other good accommodation options, Wentworth Mansion captivated us with its authenticity and hypnotic charm. And after the stay we definitely can name it one of the best Charleston hotels downtown.
WHY CHARMING CHARLESTON IS ONE OF THE BEST SOUTHERN CITY
Driving back home we even questioned ourselves why we’ve spend last two years living in Miami, not even knowing, that just 500 miles North from us is hidden a true southern gem called Charleston. Having lived in most of the big US cities and traveled throughout the country, we have established quite unmistakable feel for what is welcoming, nice and worth visiting. Charming Charleston has it all!
First thing worth mentioning is how green and walkable this best southern city is. For all the time of our stay we did not use our car even once. Basically, if you enjoy walking and experiencing your city exploration by foot, you can cover all major city attractions in, give it or take it, 3 days. And if you enjoy riding bikes – charming Charleston is a bike heaven for sure.
Second very memorable and important aspect, how quiet and peaceful this best southern city is. Beautiful shady streets with nice houses, surrounded with green parks and big lakes, seems to freeze in time. And when you think that you saw the best of it, just turn around the corner and be amazed again and again..
Last but not least why we named charming Charleston the best southern city is because unlike the others, Charleston is not build around shopping plaza and its downtown is not based around one street. Charleston has a unique European feel, similar to areas of Malaga in Spain, or Narbonne in southern France, with its cobblestone streets and horse-drawn carriages.
Actually, everything below The Citadel, located on Moultrie street can easily be referred to as downtown. It’s all walkable, it’s all pretty and it feels like home. Btw, The Citadel and Hampton park with goofy ducks) were the two furthers locations that we did visit walking form the hotel, recommend seeing both.
WHY WENTWORTH MANSION IS ONE OF THE BEST CHARLESTON HOTELS DOWNTOWN
When city raises the bar of your trip expectations that high, you obviously want to get the same level of comfort and convenience from your hotel. While searching through the best Charleston hotels downtown, we wanted our hotel to have a few very specific options. Be out, but not too far from the main busy and tourist magnet streets, preferably in historic district. Have a very nice and authentic interior, with some remarkable, striking architectural details. And finally, have some useful amenities available and included, like Wi-Fi, full breakfast and on-site parking.
Without further ado, presenting you our pick, Wentworth Mansion – one of the best Charleston hotels downtown. It has everything mentioned above and even more! The historic Wentworth Mansion is a true luxury and Southern hospitality gem. From breathtaking city and harbour views from its rooftop cupola, to pressed tin ceilings and original Tiffany glass panels sparkling over doorways, the Wentworth Mansion will deliver the equal level of comfort, luxury and convenience to its guests.
We stayed at one of the Mansion Suits, featuring original gas fireplaces, spacious bathrooms with walk-in showers, oversized whirlpool tubs, and sunrooms with plantation shutters. Suit was super spacious with immaculate cleanness.
Great dining is another valuable option to many travelers seeking to discover well-known southern cuisine. The famous Circa 1886, located in the original carriage house of the historic Wentworth Mansion is another hotel’s must see and try place. Named as one of Charleston’s finest restaurants Circa 1886 is bringing real culinary magic.
We are very glad that we stayed at cosy Wentworth Mansion with its magnificent interior and gorgeous, authentic exterior architecture. Like the charming Charleston city itself, Wentworth Mansion definitely can and should be named as one of the best Charleston hotels downtown.