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Best Brunch Spots in Charleston, SC

Start your day in Charleston off with a leisurely brunch at one of these phenomenal spots. And make sure you’re wearing your best pair of eating pants (think stretchy material and an elastic waistband) because you are going to need it.
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The Glass Onion
Address: 1219 Savannah Hwy Charleston, SC 29407
Phone: (843) 225-1717
Cuisine: Southern, Salads, Sandwiches
Prices: $$
Reservations: Recommended

Opened in 2008 by Executive Chef Chris Stewart, The Glass Onion was one of the first restaurants in Charleston to offer locally-sourced menu items. Brunch Day at the Glass Onion is on Saturday from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Start your meal off with their signature Natural Blonde Bloody Mary with Dixie Black Pepper Vodka and pair it with a Gulf Shrimp or Buttermilk Fried Chicken Po Boy. Or maybe try the Cheshire Pork Chop Sandwich with Pimento Cheese instead. With all menu items priced under $20, you can’t go wrong.

Hall’s Chophouse
Address: 434 King St Charleston, SC 29403
Phone: (843) 727-0090
Cuisine: Steaks, Seafood, Bar
Prices: $$$$
Reservations: Strongly Encouraged

Located in the Upper King District of Charleston, Hall’s Chophouse has been owned and operated by the Hall Family since 2009. The Chophouse is probably the top bunch spot recommendation offered by Charleston, SC hotel concierge staff. The menu at Hall’s features prime USDA steaks and seafood, and the lobster macaroni and cheese is a big menu favorite. The Sunday Gospel Brunch experience at Hall’s Chophouse is one you will never forget.

The Junction Kitchen & Provisions
Address: 4438 Spruill Ave North Charleston, SC 29405
Phone: (843) 745-9189
Cuisine: Brunch, Diner
Prices: $
Reservations: None

Located in the Park Circle neighborhood of North Charleston, The Junction Kitchen & Provisions is a locally-owned restaurant and grocery store. The atmosphere is funky and laid back. Brunch is served on both Saturdays and Sundays, and one of the featured items on the menu is the Buzzed Doughnut, a coffee-rubbed bacon and egg sandwich on a doughnut. Most menu items are under $15, and the restaurant does not take reservations.

Now that you’re nice and full, you can walk it off by exploring all the shops, museums and historic houses that Charleston has to offer. If you are searching for lodging options in Charleston to be close to these awesome brunch spots, you are in luck! There are a wide variety of unique hotels to bed and breakfasts to vacation rentals in Charleston for larger groups.

Planning a Family-Friendly Vacation to The Outer Banks

The Outer Banks of North Carolina offers a host of family-friendly, fun and affordable vacation options. With all its attractions, shopping venues and great places to eat, the Kitty Hawk/Kill Devil Hills stretch of the OBX is the ideal vacation location for both young couples and families alike. Here is some information that will help you plan the perfect trip.

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The Best Wineries in Hudson Valley

For those who love wine, visiting wineries is likely one of your favorite hobbies. You can attend wine tastings that often showcase new bottles that the winery is working on and receive a first look of what’s to come. The entire atmosphere is also often relaxing and indulgent. This can make for a great vacation either on the weekend or even for a week. Hudson Valley has long been held as a beautiful area. Many hikers like to utilize it in order to appreciate nature’s splendor. However, the area also features a ton of wineries due to the Hudson’s Valley fertile land that’s ripe for vineyards. To make sure that you only visit the best, this article will list the ones that you must include on your visit.

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Your Guide to Washington Wine Country

If you love fine wine, you will love visiting Washington Wine Country. This region in the eastern part of the state has produced many award-winning vintages, which you can taste while enjoying all the beautiful scenery the area has to offer. Here are some of the best wineries to visit in Washington Wine Country.

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Why Roatan Honduras is the Perfect Spring Break Destination

The island of Roatán is one of the best spring break destinations. Located in the Caribbean Sea, this island of Honduras often gets overlooked in many travel guides, which makes it perfect for spring breakers who are looking to go somewhere that’s off the beaten path. Here are some of the top reasons why Roatán is the perfect location to spend spring break.

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Reasons to Experience Sonoma Wine Country in the Fall

There is no better place to experience the splendor of fall than in Sonoma wine country. As the weather begins to cool, the grapevines begin their slow metamorphosis from bright summer green to the warm autumn hues of yellow, orange, and red. Warm fall days give way to cool nights, creating an inviting moderate climate in which to take in the bursting colors of the landscape. In addition to the natural beauty of the season, here are four reasons to visit Sonoma wine country during the fall.

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Unique Places to Visit in Downtown Charleston, SC

Charleston, South Carolina is truly a beautiful, historic, and fantastic place to visit. These are just a few of its hidden treasures that are unique and only found in Charleston.

OLD SLAVE MART MUSEUM 

This is the first African-American museum dedicated to the 35-40% slave population that once entered through Charleston. Located between Chalmers Street and Queen Street, this museum was built in 1859 and is filled with history, including an interview with a former slave. Many slaves were sold at this site and then transferred to Southern plantations. You’ll want to spend some time browsing through the artifacts and reading the vastly informative posters throughout.

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Things to Do in Auburn, Alabama

Known as “The Loveliest Village on the Plains,” Auburn, Alabama not only fits the description, it’s also the state’s fastest-growing metropolitan area, and is regularly included on various “Best Places to Live” listings. Combining a vibrant, progressive outlook with the region’s natural beauty helps to make Auburn an increasingly popular destination, whether to visit or to live. Following is a list of “can’t-miss” things to experience in Auburn.

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Halloween Attractions and Events in Wallingford, CT

Wallingford is a beautiful town in Connecticut that places small town charm and values at its forefront. Don’t let that charm fool you however as Wallingford knows how to put on a show for Halloween. Whether you live in the area or are vacationing at a local Wallingford hotel, here’s a list of some of the most popular spooky attractions to keep you and your family up all night.

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Maui’s Top Dinner Restaurants

Maui has so much to offer with its beautiful beaches, local culture, adventure and of course delicious food! It only makes sense that Maui is one of the top islands to visit in Hawaii. It is a popular vacation spot for honeymoons and extended vacations when it gets colder around other parts of the world. When planning your next trip, we recommend booking a vacation house or condo through PMI Maui. With several options and many accommodations available, you are sure to find the perfect place to stay. While you are staying in Maui, check out these must-visit restaurants they have to offer. Bon Apetite!  Continue reading “Maui’s Top Dinner Restaurants” »