America's Best Girlfriend Getaways
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Charleston is easily one of America’s most exciting foodie destinations—not only for its restaurant scene but also for its culinary tours and cooking classes. With Charleston Cooks!, for instance, you can tackle comfort food classics like grits with garlic greens and chicken and sausage gumbo. Make your reservations now for renowned locavore-centric restaurants Husk and Fig. After dinner, plan to hit the Social Wine Bar (printed on the bartenders’ shirts: Wine Stud) and Butcher & Bee for a late-night scene that draws chefs on their off nights for light bites and BYOB (open from 11 p.m. to 3 a.m. on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday).
Where to Stay: Opening in January 2013, the Zero George hotel promises to push the envelope of the town’s creative-coolness factor.