If you're in need of a summer road trip, there's a rainbow-filled city just up the road from North Florida. Charleston, South Carolina, is a charming historic town that's only a 3.5-hour drive from Jacksonville. Best of all, part of The Notebook was filmed there, so you can bring your S/O and live out your Allie and Noah daydreams. 

Charleston is an amazing road trip destination if you live in Jax. The town is bursting with bright hues and fun things to do, from taking a historical tour of the city to sunset kayaking on the Charleston Harbor. It's an enchanting getaway.

Grab a refreshing drink to-go from a colorful cafe and take a walk down King Street and the Charleston Battery for a scenic afternoon outdoors. You can sit outside for dinner, and people-watch while enjoying some of the best food in the South.

The cobblestone streets are overflowing with vibrant flowers and shops that will make you feel like you're in a painting. Go for a stroll down the famous Rainbow Row and enjoy the dreamy multicolored rowhouses. 

For a little romance, you can visit a few filming locations from the 2004 hit movie The Notebook. Head to the American Theater where main characters Allie and Noah go on their first date. Although no longer a theater, this art deco event venue is the perfect photo op.

The American Theater isn't the only movie location in the city. Charleston is also home to historic Calhoun Mansion, where Allie's family summer home's interior was shot. This beautiful house is like something straight out of a Southern novel. The grand facade is stunning in the sunlight. 

This pretty place is perfect for a weekend vacay, so hit the road this summer. You'll feel just like Allie as you wander through town. This rainbow city, with all its bold colors, is the ultimate cure for the blues.

Road Trip To Charleston

Address: Charleston, SC

Why You Need To Go: Add a pop of color to your next romantic getaway and visit this enchanting Southern town where some of The Notebook was filmed.


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