Charleston, SC Fun and Food

While we were in Charleston a couple of weeks ago we stayed at the Embassy Suites that is in the former Citadel. Very cool hotel, we even had a gun turret in our room 🙂  Most of you may know that Embassy Suites has free breakfast in the morning.  It is just so so at most Embassy Suites and this one is no different.  Hubby actually said the pancakes here were the worst he had ever had.  They were cold and a very bad flavor.  Hubby liked the Oatmeal, so at least he didn’t go hungry!  I usually get cereal and this Embassy actually had the little containers instead of the big vats of cereal, so it was name brand and fresh.  I suspect if you like Omlets then that is probably the best thing at any Embassy Suites Breakfast!  We stayed our first night at a Hampton Inn in Mount Pleasant.  It is a very nice hotel and the continental breakfast was pretty good including make it yourself waffles!  The last night we stayed at a Hilton Garden Inn near the airport because our flight out was at 6:00am (yuck).  At all 3 hotels the staff was very friendly and provided us with great information and pleasant stays!

While we were in Charleston we ate at several restaurants.  The first night we ended up at a pizza place because we were exhausted from attending Entreleadership led by Dave Ramsey all day after volunteering at the Total Money Makeover Event the night before.  We had a great time at both, but were too tired to have a real meal, so we ended up at Pizzeria Di Giovanni.
The slices were big and very tasty.  Both Hubby and I enjoyed our food.  This pizza place is located off Market Street in a little shopping area.

Yorktown Aircraft Carrier

The next day we headed over to tour the Yorktown Aircraft Carrier.  We thought it would be a great place to be able to see the Blue Angels practice and we were right 🙂  We took the Water Taxi from downtown over to the Yorktown Carrier the cost was $7 each since we were paying for admission to the Yorktown.

Reel Bar & Grill

One of the guides on the Water Taxi recommended the Reel Grill for lunch.  It is located in walking distance from the Yorktown.  I had a chicken sandwich and Hubby had Salmon.  Both were very good and the view was wonderful!

After walking around all day in the sun and watching the Blue Angels we were pretty beat, so we decide to eat some place close to the Embassy Suite.  We found a place called Joe Pasta just a couple of blocks away on King Street.  Here we were able to select the pasta, sauce and topping.  We both got Spaghetti with Marinara.  My topping was Meat Balls and Hubby’s was tomatoes and basil.  We both thoroughly enjoyed it!

Joe Pasta

On our last full day we took a carriage ride using  Old South Carriage Company in the morning and toured the old homes.  It was a nice tour with a very informative guide.  In the afternoon we went again to watch the Blue Angels. 

Black Forest Cake

For lunch we at at Saffrons Cafe & Bakery, a restaurant the concierge at the Embassy Suites recommended.  Hubby had a veggie burger and I had a ham and cheese croissant.  Both were good.  This place is a bakery that had lots of breads and sweets.  Their $2 cake special was Black Forest, which happens to be one of Hubby’s favorite.  So of course we had to get a slice to go.  We ate it at the harbor while waiting on the Blue Angels to start.

Madra Rua Irish Pub

For Dinner we met a fellow coach that Hubby works with and her husband at an Irish Pub named Madra Rua.  I had a great burger and hubby had fish & chips.  We loved the food but enjoyed the company better!

All and all a great and busy trip to Charleston!


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