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Charleston & Kiawah – the perfect city & beach combination


Room Service @Charleston Place

2020 has presented many obstacles while traveling and like many others, I was looking for a summer vacation that my family and I could feel safe while still practicing social distancing. As an active traveler, it was time to break out of the house! When deciding what type of vacation to plan, I wanted a destination that was within a day’s drive and Charleston and Kiawah fit the bill. These are two destinations that I have always wanted to visit and this was the perfect opportunity.


Private Carriage Ride 

We left DC and drove directly to Charleston with our dog, Ginger, in tow. There are so many amazing Virtuoso hotels in Charleston. I chose Belmond Charleston Place because of the beauty, history, and that they are pet friendly. I must say, Ginger loved her first experience in a luxury hotel!

Charleston is an incredible city with all of its history, culture, shopping, amazing food, and sightseeing. One of our favorite activities was a private carriage ride through the charming downtown streets. We learned about the history of Charleston while remaining socially distant. This is a city ready for travelers.

Archery Lessons

After a wonderful stay in downtown Charleston, we drove 45 minutes South to Kiawah Island. While Kiawah is one of my most popular destinations to book, it still somehow exceeded all of my expectations. It is the perfect destination for couples and families to celebrate any occasion. There are endless activities for the entire family to take part in to include archery lessons, fishing expeditions, dolphin watching, and sunset kayaking. It goes without saying that the miles of beaches and unbelievable dining experiences will make any event an unforgettable one. On Kiawah you have an option for the beautiful Sanctuary Hotel (Enjoy breakfast and resort credit on us though Virtuoso!) or a home rental.    

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