Spring is a great time to experience historic Charleston, S.C., and all of its outstanding restaurant options.
Here are a couple of my favorites:
The historic Andrew Pinckney Inn is giving beer-lovers a first look at the Holy City’s burgeoning brewery district in the northern peninsula with its launched “Charleston on Tap’’ experience. Tours of local microbreweries, tastes of Charleston’s famed craft beers and one-on-one talks with brewmasters about the history of beer in the South rounds out the journey.
Upon arrival, guests are presented with a six pack of assorted local craft beers, branded pint glasses (to keep), and classic southern snacks to enjoy in-room or on the hotel’s private rooftop deck. The experience continues with samplings across the city while learning about the history of beer in Charleston and the fine art of craft brewing with two tickets for a guided 3.5-hour tour of local microbreweries. Guests can top off the journey with a $50 gift card to taste 48 different draught beers at locally-renowned tavern, Craftsmen Kitchen & Tap House.
Traveling by yourself? Solo Southern Retreat at Harbourview Inn is ideal for solo travelers looking to give back to the local community and rejuvenate their souls with a philanthropic getaway. Guests can embark on a two-night stay at the HarbourView Inn through the Solo Southern Retreat Package and receive complimentary artisanal breakfast in bed before heading to One80 Place, Charleston’s local community kitchen serving an average of 185 lunches per day, to feed the hungry and begin your charitable journey.
Guests can then return to HVI and pick up a complimentary bike from the fleet to begin a cycling adventure down the South of Broad before enjoying a seafood dinner among locals at the city’s first-ever communal table at Hank’s Seafood Restaurant.
Feature Photo: David Thompson, architect