The #1 thing I think about when going on vacation is, “where are we going to eat?”. That’s why I love traveling with my blogger bestie, Rhonda Jenkins. When I got invited to go down to Charleston with Volvo it was an immediate “yes”! The city has been on my travel list for a while now so I was super excited!!

I was invited down to experience the new Volvo S60 because Volvo recently opened their new factory. Did you know they can produce 15 cars an hour?! That’s way faster than I thought. I had my first experience with Volvo back in June when I went to Chicago. I got to drive the S90 and I was overwhelmingly surprised with how much I loved the car!

So what to do in 72-hours with this amazing car? Try every restaurant possible in Charleston!

The Dewberry Hotel

The Dewberry Hotel

After we checked into The Dewberry Hotel we made our plan of action. We had soooo many recommendations on our list we had to narrow it down to the ones we thought looked delicious and more importantly were Instagrammable moments. Duh! Everywhere we went someone else had a new recommendation for us so how were we going to do it all? Well, we did pretty darn good and visited just about 15 of the best Charleston restaurants!

Best Restaurants in Charleston

Poogan’s Porch
Kudu Coffee
The Skinny Dip
The Ordinary
Darling Oyster Bar
Rise Coffee Bar
Carolina Cherry Co.
Callie’s Hot Little Biscuit
The Watch
Hall’s Chophouse

Yes, we went to ALL of these places… No judgement. The best way to do it = progressive style dining! I think my absolute favorite place though was Husk (I think…). Just be sure to make reservations wherever you decide to go for dinner!


Okay so I promise we did more than just eat while we were in Charleston! I went on my very first helicopter ride which was so exhilarating and terrifying at the same time. We went on the helicopter because it was the easiest way to go see the new Volvo factory. It’s about 30-minutes or so outside of the city so why not take helicopter?


The next day we drove down to Hilton Head because there was a huge car show going on and the head designer of Volvo was at the event. It was nice to be able to take the car on a little road trip so we could test out all the features. This car has so many safety features I feel like I need a new car now… Also, my favorite thing about the car is the “sound experience” system. You can switch it to this mode called “concert hall” and it sounds like you are really at a concert.

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Food PiesI think the best thing about our little road trip was stopping at this adorable old gas station which was converted into a pie shop. Obviously we got a pie, but I also bought like 20 more things there because everything was so cute and good.Best Restaurants in Charleston

Best Restaurants in Charleston

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Coffee Time

Leopard Print


Gucci Bag

We may have only had 72-hours in Charleston but we covered a LOT of ground thanks to Volvo! Have you all been to Charleston? I’d love to know your favorite spots because I am 100% going back there and probably sooner than later!

Thanks Volvo for sponsoring this post. All opinions are my own.

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