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.
Heading to the sandy beaches of Charleston SC for a getaway? Nothing says summer like a day spent on one of South Carolina’s beautiful beaches. Whether you are staying at one of our vacation rentals on Folly Beach or visiting one of Charleston’s other top-rated beaches - Isle of Palms, Sullivan’s Island, or Kiawah Island - having the right essentials in your beach bag will help make your beach day that much better. Check the weather forecast, call your friends and pack these "5 Beach Bag Essentials" to guarantee you'll have a fun day in the sun:
Head to Folly Beach this 4th of July for an all-American celebration. Packed with restaurants, bars, and of course the beach, Folly Beach is a fun place to be any time of the year. It’s the ideal setting for 4th of July festivities so whether you live in the area or are visiting from out of town, you’re sure to enjoy spending the 4th on Folly Beach.
Kicking off the summer in Charleston SC for Memorial Day Weekend? Celebrate the men and women of our armed forces with live music, healthy competition, and fun for the whole family (even the four-legged family member is welcome)! With events every day throughout the holiday weekend, Charleston is the perfect place to get away for #MDW - whether you're downtown or on the beach. Here are the Top 5 Events for Memorial Day Weekend in Charleston SC:
Over the next few days Charleston SC will be flooded by artists and art lovers from around the world for the annual Spoleto Festival (and it’s companion, the Piccolo Spoleto Festival). In its 42nd year, the 15-day event celebrates performing arts including opera, dance, theater, classical music, and jazz, among others. Spoleto performances are sprinkled throughout the Holy City in a lively display of music and dance. If you're planning a trip to Charleston SC between May 25 and June 10, be prepared to be amazed.
Charleston SC is a city rich in history and culture, famous for it’s southern charm, it's easy going lowcountry lifestyle, and it's coastal views. It's a city where high society living meets old southern hospitality. And being the #1 city in the WORLD, voted by Travel + Leisure, of course your travel plans for the year HAVE to include the Holy City. When it comes time to plan for your trip,
here is a weekend trip guide of "musts" for the best places to stay, eat, drink, and play, in one of the globe's brightest and most welcoming cities.
Traveling can be stressful for pets and people, but it doesn’t have to be. With all of the outdoor dining, walkable shopping and sightseeing, as well as countless beaches and parks, it’s no surprise that Charleston SC was voted 2016 Best City for Pet Travelers by GoPetFriendly.com. If you're planning a Charleston vacation and wonder if you should bring your dog, we’ve put together some tips to help you and your furry friends have the best vacation possible.
Vacations are all about RELAXING, with a drink in your hand and your feet in the sand, but that doesn't mean you can't also keep up with the healthy lifestyle you maintain while at home. There are plenty of opportunities to eat and stay healthy on vacation in Charleston SC. From running along the beach, to walking the historic streets downtown, and seeing Charleston from top of the Ravenel Bridge, you can get your steps in while exploring the Holy City.
What better way to bring family and friends together than to experience a unique and seamless experience in a luxury vacation retreat? When planning a luxury vacation in Charleston SC, you want to make sure every detail is under wraps ahead of time so you have nothing to worry about during your getaway - except the relaxation and fun! If you're the one responsible for the "what, when and where?" that puts you in the proverbial "hot seat" to make the best decisions, otherwise you're likely to get the blame when something goes wrong. Booking with a boutique agency that focuses on exceptional vacation service just might be the ticket to creating your once-in-a-lifetime vacation memories, while your family crowns you "Vacation Superhero" at the end.