Here’s How to Have the Most Romantic Charleston, SC, Date Night

Do you need to get away with your special someone? A Charleston, SC, date night is the perfect way to reconnect! The Lowcountry is known its laid-back way of life, historic sites, and first-class dining. Get lost in the magic of this area as you explore downtown Charleston and taste local flavors with your special someone. Spend the day at the beach, then head out for a night on the town. We’re in love with Charleston, and we think you will be, too! 

Explore a collection of our favorite date night ideas below, then request a copy of our free Vacation Guide for more local insight on this area. 

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Plan the Ultimate Charleston, SC, Date Night

Visit Downtown Charleston 

Downtown Charleston is steeped in rich history! Charleston is home to a variety of historic sites like Fort Sumter, Boone Hall Plantation, the Battery, and more. These sites make great date night destinations because not only are they historically significant, but they’re beautiful, too! Hold hands as you stroll along the Battery for incredible views of historic houses, Southern live oak trees, and the Charleston Harbor. 

If history isn’t your shared interest as a couple, head to the Charleston Night Market! This open-air market is an iteration of the Charleston City Market, except that it takes place at night and features live entertainment. Browse the handmade gifts at the night market before you head to dinner during your Charleston, SC, date night! The Charleston Night Market is open every Friday and Saturday night from 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. from April through December. 

Make a Dinner Reservation

Charleston’s dining scene is unlike any place else! This area’s chefs’ take full advantage of our seaside location. You’re sure to find oysters, shrimp and grits, and she-crab soup on almost any menu. Aside from these local favorites and thanks to the great number of transplant residents, the Lowcountry also features culinary creations from across the nation and the world! Here are our favorite eateries for seafood on Isle of Palms for those who want to indulge in local flavors. Or, dine with waterfront views at these Shem Creek restaurants! Many of these restaurants are popular for weekend night dining, so be sure to make a reservation, if possible. 

Indulge at Kaminsky’s Dessert Cafe 

Save a little room for dessert during your date night in Charleston, SC! Kaminsky’s Dessert Cafe features coffee, cakes, pies, alcoholic milkshakes, and dessert martinis. The fresh-baked cake and pie offerings change daily, but you can almost always count on a decadent slice of cookie pie or coconut cake! If you’re stuffed from dinner (We don’t blame you!) opt for a dessert martini. The Kahlua Espresso martini is the perfect pick-me-up to end your date night. Kaminsky’s Dessert Cafe has a location in downtown Charleston as well as West Ashley. 

Relax at Your Home With East Islands Rentals 

Come back home to Isle of Palms after your Charleston, SC, date night! Our vacation rental properties are located 12 miles from downtown Charleston. 

Consider a stay in 712 Ocean for your romantic getaway to South Carolina! This oceanfront home features three bedrooms, two-and-a-half bathrooms, and exceptional views. Spend the afternoon at the beach, then return to your rental home to prepare for your night on the town! 

Browse all of our properties on Isle of Palms and start planning your getaway!