Issue 3: Charleston

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  • Photograph by Andrew Cebulka

    Issue 3: Charleston

    Biscuits and gravy on a rooftop terrace are a lovely way to start your first morning in the South. This sweet bed-and-breakfast has location in spades, so you can wander the historic sites of Charleston on foot and sample the many great nearby bars and restaurants—such as FIG, one of our favorites that’s only a block away! Look for a cozy fireplace and exposed brick in the foyer and sweet, charmingly appointed rooms. (If you rented a car, not to worry: There’s valet service, too).

    Photographs by Andrew Cebulka
  • Photograph by Andrew Cebulka

    Issue 3: Charleston

    Here’s a five-star hotel that’s classy in all the right ways, from the attentive service to the deluxe rooms to the great room service cuisine. Ask for a corner room with a view of Charleston Harbor, don’t miss the rooftop bar (or the rooftop pool!) and know that despite the formal-looking doormen out front, this is the sort of place—luxurious right down to the marble bathtubs—where a person can truly unwind during a brief weekend stay.

  • Battery Carriage House Inn.
    Photograph by Andrew Cebulka
    • Issue 3: Charleston

      As elegant as a Southern hotel gets, this is a true mansion founded in 1865 by a wealthy Southern gentleman. He raised 13 children here; today the Wentworth has 21 guest rooms. Each is gorgeous, whether thanks to an Italian glass chandelier, hand-forged wrought iron verandas, or Tiffany glass in the windows. Expect touches like gratis wine and appetizers nightly; late-evening port, sherry, brandy and chocolates; and a two-person whirlpool tub in every room—a perfect end to your stay in Charleston. Even Scarlett O’Hara would find this place up to par.