French Quarter Inn Top Romantic Hotel in Charleston

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Discover why Charleston, SC is the #2 most romantic city in the nation according to Travel & Leisure Magazine.

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The Charleston Battery

Charleston, SC was named America’s #2 most romantic city by Travel & Leisure Magazine and The French Quarter Inn is consistently recognized as one of the top romantic hotels in the city. There are many reasons why Charleston has received this recognition. One of the most romantic movies of all time, The Notebook, filmed most of their scenes in and around Charleston. Charleston is a city that is steeped in history with numerous beautiful historic sites to visit. Visitors can take a stroll along the waterfront by the famous Battery Park where there are gorgeous southern mansions and classic South Carolina palmettos.

Many of downtown Charleston’s streets are cobblestoned, adding to the romantic charm. Visitors can ride a horse-drawn carriage through downtown and soak up the beautiful Charleston scenery. For an ultimate picturesque setting, visitors go to the Waterfront Park. This twelve-acre park offers incredible views of the Charleston Harbor. The large lawn and the pier and pavilion offers couples many options to have a romantic picnic for two. The park is well-known for its grand Pineapple Fountain which is incredible to see in the evening when it is lit up.

Close to Waterfront Park is the Charleston City Market, a vibrant shopping area that has been a part of Charleston for over 200 years. Charleston’s Historic Market is where the finest Charleston vendors offer an array of products including handmade sweetgrass baskets, which the lowcountry is famous for. Shopping in Charleston is not limited to the Market. Visitors can go antiquing on King Street or visit the King Street Fashion District for everything from high-fashion brands to eclectic boutiques.

Known for its southern hospitality, Charleston is also home to many award-winning restaurants where couples can enjoy a nice, romantic dinner for two. Many foodies are pleasantly surprised by the diversity in Charleston’s restaurants. Charleston has many fine establishments that serve the traditional low-country cuisine that the city is known for. Visitors of The French Quarter Inn like Husk or McCrady’s, which has a James Beard Award Winner as a chef and the Peninsula Grill for some elegant al fresco dining. For some old-fashioned Southern cooking, couples can visit Hominy Grill or Jestine’s Kitchen. Couples that are looking for a romantic place to have a drink can head to the rooftop bar at the Vendue Inn to have a cocktail and the best view of the city. The popular restaurant, Tristan, is located on the first floor of the French Quarter Inn and offers couples modern fine dining.

The French Quarter Inn is one of the top rated hotels by Condé Nast. This historic Charleston hotel overlooks the City Market and offers many amenities perfect for a romantic weekend such as fireplaces, private balconies and whirlpool tubs. Along with the prime location, the extra perks like champagne and lady fingers at check-in and an evening wine and cheese reception make the French Quarter Inn one of the most romantic hotels in downtown Charleston.

Couples looking for a romantic honeymoon spot, celebrating an anniversary or just looking for a romantic weekend getaway should try Charleston, SC and stay at The French Quarter Inn.

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