As a native Brit, when I first told family and friends that I was moving to Charleston SC for a three-month vacation, few knew anything about the city. The few that did, however, gushed about the wonderful time I was sure to have. Suggestions of where and what I should be doing flooded my inbox. I wasn't sure exactly what to expect, other than an exciting new adventure, in a historic and beautiful American city, with true southern hospitality.
Grab your barbour jacket and lace up those duck boots, the Southeastern Wildlife Expo (SEWE) is back and promises to be better than ever! If you’re a wildlife fanatic and a lover of all four-legged friends like myself, this is where you want to be from February 16th - 18th. One of the most anticipated annual Lowcountry events of the year turns 36 this year and is an absolute Charleston SC bucket list-er.
There's never a better time to visit Charleston than in the spring. Packed with events of all kinds, there is bound to be something that catches your eye and drives you to visit the #1 City in the World! With some of the largest events of its kind, the lowcountry is an absolute must for your 2017 travel adventures. See what this city has going on with our Top 5 Spring Events in Charleston SC:
It's time to pop the champagne, watch the ball drop, and say hello to 2018. In the Holy City, there are plenty of celebrations to go around. Don’t know where to spend New Year's in Charleson? No worries! With a handful of options to choose from, it is no secret that Charleston is one of the top cities to spend your New Year's Eve. Whether you’re looking for a low key beachfront party or yearning to break out your black tie, the lowcountry offers every type of New Year's celebration. Here are our picks for the top 5 New Year's Eve parties in Charleston:
Before Charleston had anything, it had a harbor. We still have one, a major commercial harbor transporting import and export goods worldwide. For the "blue water sailor," Charleston is a great port to plan a stopover. It's the deepest port on this coast, three marina's have no air draft restrictions, tidal range is modest and, this from an old sailor, the run ashore is simply awesome!
'Tis the season! For some, the holiday season is marked by the distinctive smell of pine, sparkling lights, or a festive party. In Charleston SC however, we mark the holiday season by lining the banks of the Ashley River and the Charleston Harbor to enjoy a floating parade of sorts, filled with hundreds of decked out boats wrapped in glittering lights, as they promenade through the Harbor and down the Ashley River.
The thing that makes Charleston so unique is not only the endless amount of history that we are constantly surrounded by, but also the heaps of artifacts yet to be uncovered. It’s not often that a Civil War submarine is found at the bottom of the harbor nearly a century after the war. Every time historic artifacts are found around Charleston, our city becomes that much more enriching.
Since Charleston has been named the #1 destination in the world by Travel + Leisure, there are more reasons than ever to visit the Holy City. The combination of ideal weather and endless activities makes Charleston a perfect fall getaway for family and friends. This time of year you can enjoy walking around the cobblestone streets and taking in the historic sights without baking in the sorching Southern sun.
Each year the Preservation Society of Charleston holds their annual Fall Tour of Homes, History and Architecture. From the days of October 5th until Oct 29th, friends of the Preservation Society of Charleston open their doors for a limited time and invite guests to experience the historic interiors of their homes. Tour a few of Charleston’s most historic and magnificent residences and live Charleston’s rich history, charm, and southern hospitality first hand. The significant beauty of these homes truly comes alive as you experience the rich antebellum interiors as the original inhabitants had.
Sitting at a restaurant and eating a 3-course meal is outdated. In this day in age, it's not only about the food, but about the experience as well. Those who master this can master the future of the culinary world. Hewitt Emerson, founder of Sushikon, did just that. In March, the on-board mobile sushi bar hit the road in Charleston, SC - and they haven't looked back.