Where to eat: After a brief weekend trip, I highly recommend these three restaurants:

FIG, which stands for Food Is Good, is an unpretentious bistro with a national reputation (1-843-805-5900; eatatfig.com).

Slightly North of Broad, aka S.N.O.B., which specializes in Lowcountry cooking with locally sourced foods (1-843-723-3424; snobcharleston.com).

Hominy Grill is a must for breakfast (1-843-937-0930; hominygrill.com).

What to do: A visit to Fort Sumter National Monument was a fun excursion (1-843-883-3123; nps.gov/fosu).

For more information, go to charlestoncvb.com.

Rochelle Olson