Top 10 Tips for Visiting Charleston from Nat’l Geographic Travel

“Discover the Best of Charleston” National Geographic TRAVEL

On May 11th, 2018 National Geographic TRAVEL posted “Discover the Best of Charleston: Make the most of your trip with these top ten tips for the “Holy City.” Nancy Gupton wrote:

One of the United States’ oldest cities, Charleston—nicknamed the Holy City for its abundance of churches—offers visitors plenty to experience and explore. Don’t be overwhelmed: These are our top ten tips for making the most of your time…”

Examples:

1 – SEE THE BIRDS

2- WANDER THE GARDENS

Read the article for the other eight hints and to read her elaboration on each.

Very useful!

Eater Charleston: “Charleston’s Latest Pizzeria Opens on Rutledge”

Nimbo Pizza - Charleston.eater.com
Nimbo Pizza – Charleston.eater.com

Charleston.Eater.com reported…

“Halo cafe owner and chef Geoff Chewning has long been a vocal advocate for his …neighborhood. For his latest project, he sticks to the streets he knows well with an expansion barely one block away.

Nimbo Pizza opened yesterday…a short walk down Doughty Street from Chewning’s eight-year-old casual cafe and upstairs bar.”

Read more about it!

Reviews of Charleston Race Week Cup 2018 – Scuttlebutt Sailing News

'Capturing the Charleston Race Week Cup' - SailingScuttlebutt.com
‘Capturing the Charleston Race Week Cup’ – SailingScuttlebutt.com

Scuttlebutt Sailing News posted interesting sailing participants viewpoints about Charleston Race Week Cup, “Capturing the Charleston Race Week Cup”. 

The consensus seems to be that the event was a great success even though some of the races had to be cancelled due to weather problems.

Here is but one of the many comments:

“That last race proved decisive in the Spinnaker Pursuit class as skipper Rick Moore steered the J/120 Moose Down to line honors…

“Actually, the key to the whole thing was our crew just keeping the boat moving forward at all times, particularly on Friday when it was very light and sloppy,” said Moore, a Charleston local.

“Today we were fully-loaded and totally dialed in. We stayed on target, watched where we were going and used the currents. We’re extremely thankful for the outcome. It was a great day of racing and we had a blast in the Pursuit fleet. It’s a challenge when you see the boats coming up behind you and you have to work to stay in front of them.”

Read the whole fascinating article!

“Holy City How To” article from Southpark Magazine

Holy City How To

The lovely photo above is only one of the many photos of Charleston in this great article – hint: you will LOVE the one of the Charleston Fountain!

Here is the intro to the article:

Whether you’ve lived in Charlotte for 10 years or just moved into town, Charleston should be top on your list of weekend getaway locales. It is, after all, consistently named the top city in the U.S. by Travel + Leisure and is oft considered one of the best culinary destinations in the country.

So how does one do Charleston when there’s either so much to cover in a first-time visit, or you’ve been there what feels like countless times? Heed this advice and experience the Holy City with a fresh set of eyes.”

Read the rest of the article for great advice for your Charleston visit!

ONE Very BUSY Weekend! Bridge Run, Volvo Finals & Flowertown Festival

Cooper River Bridge - home of the famous Bridge Run (source: Wikimedia.com)
Cooper River Bridge – home of the famous Bridge Run (source: Wikimedia.com)

The Post and Courier published “Bridge Run, Volvo Finals, Flowertown Festival: A user’s guide to Charleston’s busiest weekend

A couple interesting stats out of many listed in the Post’s User Guide:

  • “95 – percent hotel occupancy expected locally this weekend, according to the Charleston Area Convention and Visitors Bureau”
  • “40,000 – Number of entrants in a sold-out Bridge Run”