Charleston, South Carolina, is one of the oldest cities in the country (founded in 1670!) and is full of romantic Southern charm. Spanish moss hangs from old oak trees, the historic architecture is remarkably well preserved, and the city has a laid-back feel that encourages you to take your time as you stroll through the town. If you're ready to propose, Charleston has plenty of memorable settings for your big moment!
In a quiet outdoor garden
White Point Gardens (or Battery Park)
One of the most picturesque destinations in Charleston is White Point Gardens. Enjoy 360 degree views of the two rivers (the Ashley and Cooper Rivers) and their bridges, as well as the beautiful old buildings in town. The wooden swings at Charleston Waterfront Park are the perfect spot to take your lady's hand as the sun sets, share a heartfelt proposal, and slide a diamond cluster ring onto her finger!
The gardens of Magnolia Plantation opened in the early 1870s, and they are the oldest unrestored gardens in the country. The same family has owned the plantation for more than 300 years, and each generation adds its own special tough. Blooms of azaleas, daffodils, camelias, and many more flowers will delight year-round, and springtime is when the gardens reach their peak. If you want to make a day of it, the plantation has even more to offer in addition to the gardens: a zoo, a nature train for observing wildlife, and a boat tour on the Ashley River.
In a classy restaurant
If your sweetheart enjoys farm-to-table dining, she'll love McCrady's. James Beard Award-winning chef Sean Brock sources ingredients from local farmers, and its menus change daily. Top-notch sommeliers will recommend the best pairings with your food. User reviews rave, "This food is art," and "One of the best meals I have ever had." Between the romantic ambience and the beautiful presentation, this will be a meal you won't forget.
Like McCrady's, Fig (short for "Food Is Good") makes use of the freshest local ingredients to create its menu. As its website describes it, "Laid-back, eclectic, and unpretentious, Fig is one part retro diner, one part neighborhood cafe, and one part elegant bistro." Soft lighting and a welcoming staff encourage you to settle in and relax. Foodies will be enchanted by fresh, creative seafood dishes like Mustard Crusted Grouper with Tomato Ragout. Order a glass of champagne to cap off your meal, and pop the question with a gorgeous diamond cluster ring!
If you're ready to propose, pick out the perfect diamond engagement ring from My Trio Rings!
About the author
This post is part of the My Trio Rings Precious Places series, which uses Mashable's Top 10 Cities for Getting Engaged list for inspiration. Rea...
This post is part of the My Trio Rings Precious Places series, which uses Mashable's Top 10 Cities for Getting Engaged list for i...
This post is part of the My Trio Rings Precious Places series, which uses Mashable's Top 10 Cities for Getting Engaged list for inspiration...
This post is part of the My Trio Rings Precious Places series, which introduces you to the best places to propose around the country. When you think ...
This post is part of My Trio Rings’s continuing series about the best places to propose in the United States, based on Mashable’s list of the b...