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7 Top Picks for Spring Travel to Charleston

A Scenic Escape to Charleston, S.C.

Indulge your wanderlust with travel to Charleston this Spring. Immerse yourself in vibrant culture, exquisite architecture, and resplendent raw natural beauty.

Need a reason to visit?

Here are 7 Top Picks for
Spring Travel to Charleston.


Better than a box of chocolates! On the evening of February 14, 1997, an extraordinary coconut cake appeared in the Peninsula Grill dining room. With 12 beautiful layers of cake and fluffy icing, each slice was a spectacular sight to behold. A delicious, instant sensation, the Ultimate Coconut Cake has appeared on Peninsula Grill’s menu ever since its memorable Valentine’s Day debut.

Use the promo code CAKE when booking online to add Champagne and a slice of the Ultimate Coconut Cake to your hotel reservation.

Charleston Wine + Food
February 28 – March 4

A celebration of the flavors, ingredients, and traditions unique to Charleston’s acclaimed cuisine! Take your pick from scores of dinners, demonstrations, and tastings. Or just soak up the energy and excitement brought to the city by visiting James Beard Award-winning chefs, noted winemakers, and specialty food purveyors. HOT TICKET: The festival’s Opening Night Party is a who’s who of stand-out gourmand talents including Peninsula Grill Executive Chef Ramon Taimanglo.

Prefer an intimate, one-of-a-kind culinary experience?

For an unparalleled Gourmet Getaway, Peninsula Grill Executive Chef Ramon Taimanglo will personally create a fabulous three-course tasting menu for you accompanied by incredible wine pairings selected by Peninsula Grill Sommelier Dennis Perry, one of Charleston’s most seasoned and beloved wine experts. Bon appetit!

Charleston Fashion Week
March 13 – 17

Say farewell to dreary overcoats with this weeklong showcase of fresh, modern Spring style. Professionally produced runway shows take place under the tents in Marion Square, and chic pop-up events occur at boutiques across the city. HOT TIP: Treat yourself to an hour with a talented make-up artist and hair stylist before hitting the tents. Ask the Planters Inn concierge staff for Glam Squad recommendations.

With two beautiful four-poster beds, the Deluxe Double Queen Guest Room is ideal for girlfriend getaways. Soaring ceiling heights, lovely sitting area, flat-screen tv, and travertine marble bathroom with gorgeous new shower stocked with Gilchrist & Soames spa-quality amenities.

71st Annual Festival of Houses & Gardens
March 15 – April 21

One of the most beloved Spring travel to Charleston traditions! Discover the beauty behind Charleston’s “City Set in a Garden” nickname during this wildly popular once-a-year invitation to leisurely stroll through some of the Historic District’s premier private gardens. Gardening connoisseurs will appreciate the presence of knowledgeable docents keen to share insights on each garden’s unique history and plants.

Designed for guests who prefer added privacy, the spacious Garden Courtyard Suites are accessed exclusively via the sweeping piazzas that overlook Planters Inn’s lush courtyard. Every element of these new suites has been thoughtfully considered to create a comfortable, residential-style living space, from the fully furnished living room with a plush sleeper sofa to the bedroom with a beautiful four-poster king bed.

15th Annual Charleston Antiques Show
March 16 – 18

A modern day treasure hunt! Serious collectors and enthusiasts alike will enjoy this stunning array of 17th to mid-century modern English, European, and American period furnishings, decorative arts, garden furniture, vintage jewelry, silver and more! This year’s VIP guest is esteemed decorator and tastemaker Richard Keith Langham, praised for his “sorcerer’s eye” by former client Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis.

With classic architectural elements, soaring ten-foot ceilings, and decor from the Baker Historic Charleston Collection, The Governor’s Suite is a jewel box of refined Southern style in the very heart of Charleston’s famed Historic District.

Experience indulgent relaxation in a pampering atmosphere when you travel to Charleston this Spring. A bottle of chilled Champagne, an oversized soaking tub, and an exclusive collection of handcrafted organic bathing products to steam, soap, and scrub away your winter woes. Zen perfection.

Use the promo code RENEW when booking online to add Champagne and a bathing ritual basket to your reservations.

46th Volvo Car Open
March 31 – April 8

Snag a courtside seat during North America’s largest women’s tennis tournament and watch some of the world’s most talented players compete on green Har-Tru clay courts for this coveted trophy. First-time visitors to the tournament’s state-of-the-art tennis facility will be charmed by its barrier island location. World class athleticism set amidst lush Lowcountry beauty-a winning combination and a great reason to travel to Charleston this Spring!

The Plantation King Guest Room is a refined urban retreat with authentic Charleston style with soaring ceiling height. A beautiful four-poster king bed from the Baker Historic Charleston furniture collection with Italian linens transform this generously-proportioned guest room into a tranquil retreat.

Step inside our sanctuary of hushed elegance and refined Southern style. This is your time to unwind & relax. 

The Planters Inn is beautiful to behold with high ceilings, silk window dressings, dozens of working fireplaces, and a four-poster bed with luxurious Italian linens in every room.

We love Charleston, and we hope you fall in love with this special city, too.

Planters Inn Relais & Chateaux
(843) 722-2345

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