For those looking for ambience, food, and an engaging nightlife scene in the South, Charleston has all of that and then some
Next we visited the expansive Magnolia Plantation about thirty to forty minutes out of downtown Charleston. We took a guided tour of the home on the plantation that dates back to 1676 built by the Drayton family with the oldest public gardens in the country on its property.
Sightseeing satiated, we turned to another one of our favorite recreational activities: wine tasting. Our tasting experience was like no other at Mira Winery’s Napa Valley Education Center and Tasting Room. The tasting room links the wine growing region of the Napa Valley to the history and traditions of the South. Mira, established in 2009, partnered with prestigious growers in Napa including Stags Leap District, Los Carneros, and Rutherford. And today, while they do not have an actual vineyard in Napa to call home, they do have an exquisite tasting room where wine lovers can learn about their wine, their founders and their heritage, all the while sipping and tasting.
One of my favorite, dare I say “foodie” moments of the trip was when Meghan and I walked into Husk, the casual concept eatery from famed chef Sean Brock. Brock, considered by most to be one of the best chef’s in the South if not the country, made a true name for himself with his innovative and experimental cuisine at McCrady’s Restaurant. However, we were looking for a welcoming experience over an exploratory one, so we chose Husk. Continue