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My Favorite Charleston Streets

February 22, 2018

There is so much to see and do in Charleston but one thing that cannot be missed is a tour of the historic district.   I don’t think that you need to sign up for any particular one, in fact I think the best thing to do is to grab a cup of coffee and to get lost among Charleston’s most beautiful streets and hidden alleyways, on foot or by bicycle.   I have a few streets that I never miss showing out of town visitors; I’d love to share them with you so that if you do visit, you will have an insider’s view on where to head first in this breathtaking city.

South of Broad is the most notable neighborhood.   It is almost entirely residential and chock-full of Charleston’s most beautiful houses, each one more delicious than the next.    Tradd street runs parallel to broad and is famous for its beautiful, candy colored houses and overflowing window boxes.   The most photographed houses in Charleston are arguably on Tradd street.    Will and I always joke that there is one block which is like a blogger’s row with every color backdrop imaginable: pink, blue, cream, yellow.   I usually start on the East Bay side and make my way down past Rainbow Row, wander down the battery and then come back up via Water and Church, two of my favorites.  And I lied about entirely residential because Goat. Sheep. Cow. is there and a great place to grab a sandwich.   From there I love lower Meeting and King streets, Atlantic and Ladson.     My most favorite though is Legare.  It’s a bit more off the beaten path and always seems to be quiet.  It’s a spectacular, open street with some of the most grand homes in Charleston.  Peeking through to the sprawling gardens is a must, here is house that is for sale there just to give you an idea!

From there I typically pop out to the Battery by turning right on South Battery and then heading down one of the many streets which lead there.  It’s a great place to end up for a sunset stroll as it happens right there.    You’re likely to see lots of sail boats gliding by and keep a look out for dolphins, they are everywhere and are magnificent.



  • Reply Faith February 22, 2018 at 7:37 am

    Your blog has become one of the first that I check out in the morning. I love when you have a new post, haha 🙂

    I hope that I make it to Charleston one day … and when I do, I’ll def. look at this for guidance. Love all the images and thank you!

    • Reply Lucy Cuneo February 23, 2018 at 12:04 am

      You’re the best Faith, working on getting more posts out!!!!!!! xxx

  • Reply Rebecca Lately February 22, 2018 at 7:55 am

    These photos are gorgeous. 🙂 My family and I took our first trip to Charleston almost 2 years ago. We want to go back again. There are so many things to see, it’s impossible to fit it into one trip. I have to ask what you use on your hair to combat humidity? It’s very pretty!

  • Reply Katie February 22, 2018 at 9:09 am

    Your blog posts are just so lovely. I’ve visited Charleston twice, once with my mother and I returned last year again with my husband – we’re so in love with it. We daydream of residing there. Your posts give us such appreciation as our goals to get to the south come to light, one day at a time. Thank you!

    • Reply Lucy Cuneo February 23, 2018 at 12:04 am

      Thank you Katie, I am so glad that you love this city too… xxx

  • Reply Brianna Rooney February 22, 2018 at 10:35 am

    the light in these photos is INSANE!! just beautiful!

    • Reply Lucy Cuneo February 23, 2018 at 12:04 am

      Thank you so much Brianna! !!! xxx

  • Reply Sam February 22, 2018 at 3:08 pm

    The lighting in all of your photos is just beautiful! Can you please send some of that warm weather up North?

    xo Sam

    • Reply Lucy Cuneo February 23, 2018 at 12:04 am

      <3 from what I can tell it's looking pretty good up there right now !! xxx

  • Reply Isel February 22, 2018 at 9:26 pm

    I Love your blog! My husband & I are going to charleston in April for our anniversary. These are some great suggestions 🙂

    • Reply Lucy Cuneo February 23, 2018 at 12:03 am

      I’m so glad Isel, thank you! Let me know if you need anything. xx

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