Get Nostalgic in Romantic Charleston
Charleston, South Carolina has to be one of the most romantic cities in the world, or at least the United States. In fact, with its beautifully-crafted cobblestone streets, massive antebellum mansions, and gigantic shady oaks tress, it is enough to provoke love and romance in even the most coldest and uncaring person. It is simply beautiful – so beautiful that it has inspired numerous love songs, romantic stories, and legends of eternal love. What is so great about Charleston is that you can literally get lost in its history, natural ambiance, sandy beaches, and enchanting gardens. Yes, your city has all of these things – all rolled up into one. Truth-be-told, Charleston has the ability to transport you and your partner back to a time when life was easier – simpler – a time when things were good in the relationship and both of you were happy…really happy.
This city can restore the passion you once felt for each other. It truly is a beautiful city, complete with rippling ocean waves, antique architecture, and various cultures, foods, and beverages – all of which leads to romantic memories that last a lifetime. Charleston is the place to find love and nurture that love. It is a place to relax, eat, drink, explore, and learn together. So, if you want to rekindle the love you once felt for your partner, you are exactly where you should be – in Charleston. Now, all you have to do is take the first step and let love and romance blanket you.
Listed below are some “swoon-worthy” activities sure to add some sparkle to your relationship:
Have you and your significant other been arguing or disagreeing a lot lately? Yes? Well, maybe it is time to visit Cypress Gardens. Why here? Well, because it can provoke feelings of harmony and peace, which is probably something your relationship could use right now. While in the garden, you and your sweetheart will feel bewitched by its cozy and romantic landscape. Truthfully, what could be more romantic and peaceful than spending time in a butterfly and/or bird greenhouse, strolling hand-in-hand, alongside a quiet swamp at Moncks Corner, or paddling through Blackwater creeks, while admiring the picturesque cypress trees? Nothing. Cypress Gardens really is the ideal place for couples wanting to find some peace in their rocky relationships. It is perfect for relaxing and finding the beauty and peace in the world. P.S. Don’t forget to explore the location where “The Notebook” was filmed. How can you get any more romantic than that? You can’t!
Another romantic place that is sure to get your “love juices” flowing again is Sullivan’s Island. What is so great about this place? Well, it is a low-country stretch of land, where you and your sweetheart can stroll along the beach, talking or just absorbing the tranquil atmosphere. And, although it is not in Charleston proper, it is only 15 to 20 minutes away from downtown. Plus, it is the home to classy beach homes, unspoiled white sand, and beautifully-blue ocean waves. In addition, there are numerous restaurants and bars, where you and your honey can grab some grub and enjoy a couple of adult beverages. For the best experience, make dinner reservations after spending time at Sullivan’s Island, and then take a moonlight walk along the beach. It will truly be the ultimate date night.
Where should you go for dinner? Well, if you are looking for elegant Italian food, try The Obstinate Daughter. What is good on the menu? Well, the Ricotta Gnocchi – short rib ragu, and horseradish gremolata and The Moultrie Pizza – tomato, mozzarella, pepperoni, Mepkin Abbey shitakes, and parmesan are to die for! Or, if you are looking for something more low-key, try Poe’s Tavern. This restaurant is known for its casual burger-bar style setting. Some of its most tasty treats – Poe’s Veggie Burger and the Amontillado chicken sandwich or hamburger, complete with Guacamole, Jalapeno Jack Cheese, Pico de Gallo & Chipotle Sour Cream. Yum! So, settle in and get comfortable. Enjoy the food and the company, and you and your honey will be on the right path to love and happiness.
The Schooner Pride Boat Trip
If you have lost some of the luster and excitement in your relationship, and want to put some wind beneath your sails, The Schooner Pride Boat Trip may be just what your relationship needs to come back alive. Truth-be-told, it is common to lose some of the passion in your relationship, especially if you have been together for a long time. The good news is that you can get that spark back. I bet you did not know that a lot of relationship issues stem from doing the same things over and over again, or not spending enough quality time together. It is so easy to lose touch with each other when your schedules consist of going to work and taking care of children. Couples have to work to keep the passion and fun in their relationships, a fact that many forget or neglect to do. Activities like The Schooner Pride Boat Trip add the fervor back into the relationship. So, grab your sweetie’s hand and go on a 2-hour trip through the Charleston Harbor on The Schooner Pride Boat Trip. What is so awesome about this boat? Well, it is an 18th century, 84-foot tall ship that was once used to trade merchandise and supplies. And, guess what? The Schooner Pride Boat Trip lets you bring food, water, soda, and even beers aboard the ship. Score! So, regardless of whether you book the Afternoon Dolphin Sail, Sunset Sail, or the romantic Moonlight Sail, you and your sweetie will return to land with a lifetime of memories and a boatload of pictures.
Zero George Hotel Cooking School
Have you ever heard the saying “Those who cook together, stay together.” No? Ok, you got me – I made it up. But, it is true. Nothing says forgiveness, love, and romance then delicious food and a full stomach. And, do you want to know what is even better – cooking together. In other words, creating something together that you can be proud of. When you cook together, you are forced to work together, which is probably what your relationship is missing right now. And, guess what? I have the perfect place for you and your honey – Zero George Hotel Cooking School. Here you and your partner are taught how to cook like the chefs you see on television. And, the bonus is that you get to eat the food you prepared together in a romantic setting. Can it get any better?! Yes! The cooking class is taught by the renowned chef, Vinson Petrillo, and the class consists of (3) delicious courses (appetizer, entrée, and dessert), with an accompanying wine to top each dish off. The meals are freshly prepared in a quaint 1804 carriage house on the property. And, if you want some private time with your partner, well, the cooking school also offers private cooking classes, if arranged in advance.
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