I am planning a surprise trip to Charleston for my best friends birthday this weekend. We will be staying on Isle of Palms. I am looking for things for us to do, he is very into craft beer so I know somehow I have to work that in. I am looking for special events or general things to do. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
Hello, I'm travelling from Michigan to Raleigh NC via airline and meeting my friend. From North Carolina we are then travelling via car to Charleston (Mount Pleasant) to stay with some relatives of mine. We want to sight see in downtown Charleston, and will have my friend's car, but I've heard that parking can be scarce in downtown Charleston. I'm wondering which mode of transportation is the most enjoyable/most affordable as far as tours of the city are concerned. My friend and I are both very interested in learning as much historically about the city as we can. We don't mind the heat, she's used to it and I love it anyway. Thanks in advance, Leah
I'm taking my girlfriend of four years to Charleston this coming weekend to get engaged. I'm thinking about spending the day in historic Charleston followed by dinner at Penninsula or another recommended spot. Then taking a private carriage down to the Battery for a sunset proposal. I'm not very familar with the area and I'd love any ideas of how to make it a special weekend/night. Where is the most romantic restaurants and potential proposal spots? Thanks for your help!
Hello all !!! I'm heading into Historic Charleston this weekend and am on a budget for food. Does anyone have any recommendations for the local eateries that aren't super expensive? Anything from low country to seafood would be great! Thanks in advance for the help! Sharon
Hi! I'm going to Charleston with my sister for a few days next week. We were suppose to meet up with a friend, but he got a job in another state, so now we are on our own. So do any of you have any suggestions to what to see and do? And does anyone know if there is a place where you might be able to hire bicycles and go for a ride? Neither of us have a car or license, so we would have to get from A to B by walking or buses. Thanks in advance :)
Plan on spending one day in July in Charleston coming from NY & heading to Orlando.....arriving on a Fri.night spending the day Sat. & leaving Sun. morning. Would we be able to do a Plantation tour as well as take in a carriage ride to tour the historic district all in one day? If so, which Plantation would you recommend? Thank you!
I'm a native Charlestonian, now retired and living in NYC and Maine. I still visit Charleston and have taken a renewed interest in the city and its history, contributing to Wikipedia, etc. In the currently available information in travel guides and on sites such as VT, I have been surprised by the amount of historical and factual misinformation out there, not to mention myths that seem to have developed (or made up) since I lived there. I don't think this is the place for discussion of these matters, but can anyone suggest an appropriate forum? I can correct mistakes in Wikipedia, but I can't change widespread public misconceptions single-handedly. I'd also like to discuss current terms for places and things that have been newly coined, such as SOBs and SNOB, but I'm probably more concerned with historical and factual matters. Thanks, Spencer (smeans2)
Looking for an "affordable" place to stay in Downtown/Historic district. Planning on staying beginning of July for 2 nights and only 1 full day to spend in Charleston. I have already read previous posts of "things to do" and found great ideas, however, can't locate a hotel within walking distance to all the sights at a price of between100-150 a night.....(cleanliness a "must" as mentioned in my other posts!) thanks!
Are there any places in downtown that have an 18 to enter and 21 to drink policy? My fraternity is having our spring formal in Charleston and we are looking for a place where we can all be together. Most of the group is 21 but there are a few who are not and we are trying to find a place where we will be together while at the same time allow those who are of age have a good time. Please let me know. Thanks
Visiting Charleston by cruise ship in late January 2012, for one day only. Is it practical to see the historical part of town on foot? Also, would like to visit USS Yorktown - is it possible to get there by using public transportation, either bus or boat. The cruise ship does run trips but I prefer to do my own thing. Any suggestions gratefully received.
I am planning a weekend getaway to Charleston for my father and his wife as a Christmas present. They have tons of energy (tennis, running everyday), so I would like to plan a weekend with fun activities with a hotel close by. And good eats, of course! I am trying to plan this from Alabama, so any advice would be so very helpful. Thanks!
My husband and I will be visiting Charleston for the first time next week. Should we take a walking or a carriage tour or both?
Hey. I've been to Charleston about 8 times in my life, but I've never been out at sea on a boat, expect on the ferry to the fort. Have any of you all been deep sea fishing? That's what the guys want to do, so I suppose I'll go with them. Is it scary? Also, what type of boat would we would we want to rent? I think my brother is teasing me. He keeps showing me boats like this one: anglerschannel.com/content/2..., and saying that we're going to go very fast. Am I the dumb one or is he? I'd appreciate the input and ease of mind!
My wife and I are planning a first time trip to Charleston this fall. Our schedule is flexible and so we are looking for suggestions as to best time to travel for fall color. Any recommendations for moderately priced accommodations would also be appreciated. Thanks in advance.
Are the tour buses wheelchair accessible? What main attractions are not wheelchair accessible?
I was just interested in finding more info about wedding packages for battery park.
Planning a trip to Charleston in November 27-30 for a 40th annivesary,and am torn between two hotels. The vendue inn or The french quarter inn? Any suggestions or personal experiences would be helpful.Also hows the weather in november down there? thanx in advance for the input
We are planning a trip to Charleston in August. We are looking for an affordable place to stay in the historic district? Any advice? Deals? We were in town for a wedding in May and loved it and want to come back a see more.
Where can I find a person in Charleston, SC or Mt. Pleasant, SC who does specialized stain glass art for individuals?
There was a vendor a few years back with a painting of the 2 old Cooper River Bridges & of the Ravenel bridge together. My mother would like to be able to locate the painter to see if he/she still has one. It's a painting & not a picture. Contact me with photos if possible at firstname.lastname@example.org.
My wife & I will be in Charleston May 26-30. Looking for fun things to do. Are the ghost tours, culinary tour or bus trips to plantations worthwhile? Any suggestions on food, activities, fun would be great. First timers ! Staying in historic district without a car.
I am planning a trip to Charleston, SC in July. I have planned a couple tours, mostly things we can do at our pace, like a self guided walking tour. My daughter would like to visit the Carolina Tea Plantation. Any feed back from any who have visited would be appreciated. Thanks.
I am currently in Charlotte and plan to visit Charleston, SC with my wife, two kids and in-laws. I can see Folly beach as a good attraction. Can you suggest me other places to visit that will interest us especially the kids. I am thinking whether to keep this as a one day tour or two days based on the list I get.
I am planning a trip with in the next few weeks to Charleston. Which Beaches are the best and can you advise any low price motels on the beach?
Why are homes on tge Battery in Charleston so close to the sidewalks?
Who do you contact to reserve/rent the Gazebo on the battery for a wedding?
Whats the history to the statue at battery park in Charleston SC. It shows some kind of greek god standing behind a Roman soldier. I have been looking on the net for a couple of hours and cant find anything!!...THANKS
My husband visitied Charleston back in the fall and bought this little cookie from the market. we would like to know what it was called and how we can order some. thanks for your time
I purchased several pashmina's from Shakti Unlimited in the Market. I am very pleased and am trying to get in touch them as I would like to buy more. I have lost my receipt and only had this name from my bank statement. Since I live in Florida it's not really possible just to drive there in a few hours. Any help you can give me would be greatly appreciated. Thank you again, J. May
Where are public restrooms close to the battery??