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Top 5 LGBT-friendly romantic places for a date in Charleston



Are you living in Charleston and eager to arrange a date with an LGBT partner in this beautiful city? If you want to meet a partner in order to enjoy this city and arrange a joint excursion to South Carolina, you should go online. The digital environment is easily the most convenient place to connect with kindred spirits. If you’ve ever asked the question, ‘should I join a lesbian dating site near me?’ the answer is, of course! Algorithms will help you to find compatible girls. You can touch base in chat rooms and then plan your Charleston getaway. The next step is organising your trip. Here are the five most recommended LGBT-friendly locations.

Pride events

Time your date to coincide with either of the city’s two major LGBT festivals. Firstly, there’s Park Circle Pride, a week-long celebration of culture that offers everything from entertaining drag lunches to dances. There’s also a feminist magic market that is a joy to experience, while 18-and-unders are specifically catered for in a parallel youth fest. The Spoleto Festival presents a more arts-oriented extravaganza, with multiple exhibitions, theater productions, and talks. Charleston comes alive during these popular festivals, so make sure you add these to your itinerary.

Charleston Music Hall

There’s something vibrant about this location – there’s even an energetic dance named after the city! If you’re seeking lively entertainment, you must head over to this venue, located in a former railway station that was constructed in the captivating Gothic-revival style in the mid-19th century. Today, this building plays host to an incredible variety of local and touring companies, performing diverse plays, musicals and other musical delights. With a lot of action exclusively aimed at LGBT audiences, there’s even an upbeat rockabilly festival held here, the Rockabillaque. Whatever your taste in music with an LGBT backdrop, you’ll find it here.

Drag bars

A mere 20-minute drive from Charleston will take you to the nearby town of Ladson, famous for this drag bar. Here you can experience everything from drag bingo sessions to celebrity impersonation competitions. Diva Royale, located in Charleston itself, on Ann Street, offers a wonderful drag show every weekend. Here you can be entertained by singers and dancers bearing uncanny resemblances to LGBT icons such as Dolly Parton. El Jefe on King Street, whose margaritas were voted the best in the city, hosts ‘wigout Wednesdays,’ starting at 10 pm every week. As well as enjoying the entertainment, you can tuck into a plate of Texican ‘pho’ – a fusion dish with noodles. Delicious!

Tuck into mouth-watering seafood

There are many eateries in Charleston that are perfect for an date, but if it’s seafood that particularly tempts you, head over to the Darling Oyster Bar on King Street. There’s a vintage ambience to this venue, but the menu offers some of the finest cuisine South Carolina has to offer. The fish and prawn dishes are sourced from the rich Atlantic waters, with vegan-friendly options available. There’s a raw bar, presenting Dixie’s answer to Japanese sushi, while baskets are piled high with fried ingredients. Everything can be washed down with a selection of wholesome Palmetto State brews, wines or cocktails.

Charming accommodation

If you’re looking to stay over a couple of nights to make your LGBT excursions even more memorable, you must book Hotel Bennett. Situated off Marion Square, which is also home to a weekly farmer’s market, there are almost 180 well-appointed rooms, a relaxing spa, and a rooftop swimming pool. Start your stay here with a champagne lunch, or sample the delights of the patisserie menu. If you fancy a meal while soaking up the sights, the outdoor dining terrace provides exceptional views of Charleston.

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