All You Need is Love at Charleston's Best Romantic Retreats

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With its beach sunsets, cobblestone streets and abundance of choices for a candlelight dinner, Charleston is a must for a romantic getaway. Whether it’s a special celebration, an anniversary or simply a much-needed break, this city always delivers.

Surprise your sweetie with a romantic evening out sure to rekindle the magic of your first kiss.

1. Belmond Charleston Place

Belmond Charleston Place

Belmond Charleston Place offers a Retreat to Romance package complete with sparkling wine and room service breakfast for two. Spend the evening strolling King Street before dining at Charleston Grill. Book a couple’s massage at the hotel spa for romance and relaxation.

2. The Restoration on Wentworth Street

The Restoration on Wentworth Street

If the love of your life has a love of food, you can’t go wrong with a Taste of the South package at The Restoration on Wentworth Street, a luxury boutique hotel in the heart of downtown Charleston. Book one of the 20 rooms equipped with a high-end kitchen so one of the city’s leading chefs can prepare a four-course dinner in your private suite. This is the perfect way to indulge your craving for delicious cuisine and spectacular romance.

3. HarbourView Inn

Harborview inn

Sure, dinner out with your sweetie is nice, but sometimes you need a little more alone time than a three-hour babysitter allows. Cozy up at the HarbourView Inn overlooking Charleston’s beautiful Riley Waterfront Park. Book the Celebrate Romance package and take advantage of all the extra special amenities, including dinner for two, a dozen roses, a private carriage tour through Charleston's historic district, sparkling wine and late checkout.

4. Wild Dunes

Wild Dunes

It’s tough to top romance-inspired beach views. Book a romantic retreat at Wild Dunes on the Isle of Palms. It’s the perfect escape to the beach, complete with a warm seashell couple’s massage, champagne and chocolate-covered strawberries.

5. Inn at Middleton Place

Inn at Middleton Place

If you’re planning to pop the question along with a cork on some champagne, there’s no better spot than the Inn at Middleton Place. Located on the grounds of the beautiful Middleton Plantation, you can sneak off to a quiet corner of the grounds or get down on one knee during a romantic dinner.

6. The Dewberry

The Dewberry

Escape to The Dewberry, a luxurious hotel in the heart of downtown Charleston. Enjoy complimentary morning beverage bar and bicycles for touring around the city. Or simply relax on the wraparound Charleston patio, sip stirred spirts in the acclaimed brass bar in The Living Room, relax in the spa. Top off the day with dinner at the on-site restaurant, Henrietta’s. Hotels guests also have access to yoga classes and select evenings on the Rooftop Terrace.

7. The Spectator

The Spectator

The Spectator hotel on State Street blends the captivating charm of the Southern belle, the flair of the flapper, and the elegance of the socialite. For couples seeking a weekend getaway filled with style and substance, this hotel is the place to start.

8. Zero George Street Hotel

Zero George Street Hotel

Start your morning at Zero George Street Hotel with a complimentary European continental style breakfast, relax on the piazzas during the nightly wine and cheese hour or indulge in the tasting menu at Zero Restaurant and Bar. Take the Zero George bikes for a spin and get lost exploring the beautiful historic streets of Charleston.

Whether you’re marking your first wedding anniversary, toasting 25 years of wedding bliss or new parents in need of a night away, Charleston has plenty of places where couples can celebrate their love.

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