Charleston boasts of the Largest Keelboat Regatta in the Western Hemisphere

CharlestonRaceWeek.com posted…

“Race Week Culminates with Moderate Winds and High Spirits

After three days of intense competition across 16 different classes of sailboats, the biggest keelboat regatta in the Americas is in the books! The past half week has been filled with exciting racing, rockin’ beachside parties and some great camaraderie. Another edition of Sperry Charleston Race Week comes to a close.

Full scores, photos, videos and more tell the story on their Website and on Facebook!

SAVE THE DATE for 2018!
April 12-15, 2018

The Parking & Traffic Struggles of the Lowcountry

Traffic backup in Charleston, S.C. (source: LowCountrySource.com)
Traffic backup in Charleston, S.C. (source: LowCountrySource.com)

The Post and Courier posted an article entitled, “Grand Strand, Lowcountry wrestle with beach visitor parking” written by Prentiss Findlay.

Here are some excerpts…

“From the booming Grand Strand to the bustling Lowcountry, the roadside turf for beach day-trippers is shrinking as cities impose new rules in response to resident complaints about traffic congestion, rowdy crowds and unsafe streets.”

This was said of Myrtle Beach, but surely applies to the Low Country as well: “Parking problems that used to happen only on holidays such as Easter or the Fourth of July have become an issue every weekend…”

“On peak days, Charleston County’s main beaches — Sullivan’s, Folly Beach and Isle of Palms — may suddenly swell from a few thousand residents to more than 10,000 visitors. Traffic can back up for miles…”

Click here to read the entire article.

 

Weather is right for Charleston Water Taxi!

Beginning in Mid March the Charleston Water Taxi’s schedule expanded to daily from 9 am to 8 pm. Prior to that they were mostly open on Saturdays.

There are four departure points with different departing times.  The four points are:

  • Aquarium Wharf/MaritimeCenter
  • Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum
  • Charleston Harbor Resort and Marina
  • Waterfront Park/Market St/Historic District

Visit their Website  |   Visit their Facebook page

Click here to see their excellent TripAdvisor reviews.

Good news! Bitty & Beau’s Coffee is coming to Charleston!!


“It is more than just a place to grab a cup of coffee – it’s an experience. While the shop is run by people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and the customers love the products, they really come in for the unique customer service experience.”
https://www.bittyandbeauscoffee.com/


Media Coverage – WRAL (Raleigh) – “Wilmington coffee shop known for celebrating people with disabilities expands to Charleston”

Charleston Place Hotel – Charleston, S.C.

Charleston Place Hotel - Charleston, S.C.

Source – Charleston Place Hotel Facebook

205 Meeting St,
Charleston, SC  29401

843-722-4900

www.charlestonplace.com

‘One of the grandest properties in the Orient-Express Hotels collection, Charleston Place is consistently ranked among the best hotels by the readers of Conde Nast Traveler and Travel and Leisure magazines.

Charleston Place evokes the feeling of a grand, 17th century residence, from lush personal suites to the Italian marble lobby with signature Georgian Open Arm staircase and 12-foot crystal chandelier.

The staff of Charleston Place is dedicated to indulging its guests with the finest in Southern hospitality, and has become the choice of celebrities, princes and politicians.

Charleston Place is centrally located, surrounded by historic homes and buildings, and within strolling distance of the citys delightful shops, galleries and restaurants.’

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The Exchange and Provost – a Landmark

A  National Historic Landmark

The Exchange and Provost - a Landmark

Picture Source – National Park Service

122 East Bay Street,
Charleston, SC 29401
843-722-2165 
oldexchange.org/

‘The Exchange and Provost, a National Historic Landmark, was a pivotal building in colonial Charleston, where many significant events of the American Revolution and early Federal period occurred.

As Charleston became the South’s largest port, the Exchange and Custom House was built from 1767 to 1771 for the expanding shipping industry, but also served as a public market and meeting place.

After a protest meeting against the Tea Act, confiscated tea was stored here in 1774.

The Provincial Congress of South Carolina met here the following year.

During the Revolutionary War, the British used the building for barracks and the basement as a military prison.

The State Legislature met here in 1788, after the Statehousewas destroyed.

When George Washington visited Charleston on his southern tour of 1791, a grand ball was held for him on the second floor.’

Source – National Park Service 

To learn more about the architectural style of the builiding, how it originally fronted the harbor, its original purpose, damage to the building due to the Civil War and the 1886 earthquake AND the builiding’s relationship to the DAR see the National Park Service Website OR Wikipedia.