As a colonial era city able to trace its roots back to 1670, Charleston SC has long been a popular destination drawing history enthusiasts from around the world. Its rich history includes a role in the American Revolution, an Antebellum era boom, leading the charge in the Civil War, and surviving the post war era and desegregation which changed the fabric of the South and the face of the city. Thanks largely to a strong preservationist movement, much of this history has been preserved in the city's building, plantations, landmarks, and monuments. With a seemingly limitless number of historic attractions it can be tough to select a few to include in a visit to Charleston. We've taken the liberty of putting together an itinerary sure to please the history lover in your group.
This holiday season you have a choice. You could spend the day in the kitchen slaving over a hot stove, OR spend it talking and laughing with loved ones while someone else does the cooking. If you're ready to say, "last year was the LAST YEAR that you'll spend the holiday in the kitchen," and you're ready to start a new tradition, choose to dine out - or order ahead and pick up a holiday meal with all the trimmings from some of Charleston's top restaurants. This is also the perfect solution if you're spending the holidays tucked into one of our luxury vacation rentals and away from your own fully stocked kitchen.
Head to Charleston this New Year’s Eve and say "Goodbye 2017" in ways you might not have experienced before! Many of the area’s historic attractions and premiere restaurants host annual NYE events, which are always sure to be a good time. Perhaps an extravagant party is not your idea of a good time? No worries, the Holy City offers a wide variety of ways to celebrate - big & small - and all of them are sure to offer a unique way to celebrate like never before! Whether you’re looking for a quiet night in, a memorable night out, or an elegant affair, you’ll find it in Charleston SC.
As November approaches, friends across the country begin to talk about their plans for what has become a popular twist on a closely held tradition: Friendsgiving. Some friend groups have that "one friend" who loves to host and offers up their home every year, while others like to share the love and take turns hosting the festivities. Anyone who's ever entertained a large family gathering or group of friends knows that it can be a lot of work and sometimes, due to busy lives and busy schedules, no one is available to host special gatherings. When that happens, it's time to take Friendsgiving on the road, and where better than the #1 City in the USA?
If you're in need of a getaway this fall and Charleston SC is on your list, you've made the right choice. Once you've planned your trip and it comes time for packing, there's something you should keep in mind: fall in Charleston SC is unique. In terms of weather, it's still fairly hot. Not "dog days of summer" hot, but warm enough for t-shirts and flip flops, which can present a bit of a challenge for the fashionista whose fall wardrobe wouldn't be complete without their favorite flannel shirt, wool sweater, or boots. So what should you pack for your fall Charleston vacation? Use these tips to incorporate the fall fashion trends we all love while visiting the #1 City in the USA.
It's that time of year, marked by the turning of the leaves and the smell of "pumpkin spice everything" wafting through the air. Autumn in Charleston SC brings with it a new wave of events and festivities. Alongside the traditional pumpkin patches and haunted house are annual celebrations unique to Charleston. We've put together a list of the top events that you won't want to miss - mark your calendars for these upcoming events in Charleston SC!
It’s no secret that downtown Charleston, SC has a lot to offer both guests and locals alike. Its southern charm, combined with its sandy shores, make it an ideal vacation destination for families, friends, and honeymooners, as well as girlfriend weekend getaways and bachelor parties. With a rich culture and growing, vibrant downtown that includes "Michelin star" awarded restaurants and swanky rooftop bars, Charleston’s dazzling nightlife offers something for every occasion ... whether your vacation goals are to experience the history and glamour of this elegant southern city, or simply hit the beach and soak up the sun.
A vacation to Charleston SC is just that - a getaway from your every day hustle and bustle. And after relaxing on the beach with the sand between your toes and salty air blowing, you're wondering what to do with your night. Whether you're visiting Charleston with your closest friends, your significant other, or your family, with a variety of local restaurants, bars and activities, the nightlife on Folly Beach SC offers something for every occasion.
Originally recognized to honor the American labor movement, for most Americans Labor Day has come to signal the end of summer. With the holiday always falling on a Monday, many use the holiday as a chance to getaway for a long weekend, head to the beach before school starts back up, or have a cookout at home to spend time with family and friends. With its rich history, southern hospitality, beautiful beaches, and lowcountry fare, its no wonder many flock to Charleston SC to spend the Labor Day weekend. Beyond the beach, you can find something for everyone.
There are many events throughout the year when Charleston SC REALLY comes alive - Wine + Food Festival, Fashion Week, Spoleto Festival - but this August there is one extra special day marked on everyone's calendar. On Monday, August 21, 2017 Charleston SC will experience a once-in-a-lifetime phenomenon where the city will go completely dark at 2:48PM EST due to a total solar eclipse. And if you're visiting the Holy City for this incredible event, you chose wisely because Charleston has been named among the "Ten Best Places to View The Eclipse" by both USAToday and ABC.