Romance is always in the air in Charleston, SC; this beautiful, cozy, cobblestoned city is frequently the top destination for couples wanting to spend a romantic few nights away. Spending time is this gorgeous place is already rather magical, but add valentines day into the mix and you have a very special experience indeed. If you’re thinking of heading to Charleston for a valentines day to remember, check out the list of activities and ideas below for a truly memorable time. 

1. Picnic at Folly Beach

Spend time soaking up the sound of crashing waves and admiring the beauty of the white sand on Folly beach. Here, you will find picnic tables and eating areas, however, you can set up with a blanket on the sand if you fancy a little more privacy. It’s a wonderful place to spend the day, and despite the fact you’re not allowed alcohol on the beach, you are surrounded by a multitude of bars and restaurants.

2. Cozy Dinner for Two

If you want a classic date night for your valentines day, you’re best bet is to make reservations at one of the city’s most romantic restaurants. The following three options are regularly voted the top spots in the city for such a special night so you won’t be disappointed with any that you choose.

  • Fulton Five
  • Pane e Vino
  • Peninsula Grill

3. Planters Inn Hotel

How does a four-poster bed, a fireplace, and a private rooftop balcony sound? The Planters Inn Hotel checks off all three and will no doubt leave you feeling the love from such a perfect and intimate atmosphere. While there are, of course, other excellent hotels in the city, this one takes first place for us.

4. Horse and Carriage Ride

What better way to explore the historical streets of downtown Charleston than with your own private horse and carriage tour. This type of activity is ideal for everyone as you get to experience not only the gems of the city but you also get to spend the time snuggled up under a blanket with the one you love the most.

5. Cooking Classes

Cooking classes really can be as romantic as you see in the movies, so if you want to spend a few hours learning to cook, having a laugh, and bonding with your partner over a soufflé, then check out one of the many options in the city for cooking classes.

6. Walk Around the Neighborhoods

If you both enjoy walking the streets as you take in the sights while getting lost in your own conversations then you should definitely make time on your valentines day to spend a few hours walking around the stunning neighborhoods on your own self-guided tour. Check out King Street, the Historic Market, Rainbow Row, and the French Quarter among others.

Your time in Charleston is guaranteed to be one for the scrapbook, you and your partner can enjoy the warm climate (even in February), the picturesque streets, the gorgeous buildings, and the hundred other things that make this city the perfect destination for your date night on Valentines Day.