“Last summer, Charleston, South Carolina was ranked as the no. 1 city in the US by Travel + Leisure and it’s obvious why. The city is paved with history, but it’s also home to good eats, shopping, beaches and more!”
“Managed by the Antiques Council, the 16th Annual Charleston Antiques Show, March 15-17, 2019, will bring approximately 30 dealers of fine arts and antiques from across the world to The Gaillard Center for a magnificient three-day show. You will find paintings, jewelry, furniture, rugs, decorative objects, silver and many more treasures to behold. Explore the show all three days and enjoy a Bloody Mary on Sunday morning while you stroll through the exhibits.”
Show Hours: Friday, March 15: 10 am – 6 pm Saturday, March 16: 10 am – 6 pm Sunday, March 17: 11 am – 5 pm* (*Enjoy a complimentary Bloody Mary on Sunday, March 17th.)
“Coming in 2020 on one of the most important sites in American history, the place where more enslaved African captives arrived in the U.S. and were sold than any other location, the IAAM will present the largely under told experiences and contributions of Americans of African descent.”https://iaamuseum.org/
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…”
1 – SEE THE BIRDS
2- WANDER THE GARDENS
Read the article for the other eight hints and to read her elaboration on each.
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.”
Lynn and Cele Seldon, popular authors of travel books, have written a new book, ‘100 Things To Do In Charleston Before You Die’. Here is the intro on Amazon:
“Locals, veteran visitors, and first-timers are equally delighted when they hear the story of a wealthy old Charlestonian woman who was once asked why she so seldom traveled. Puzzled, she replied, ”My dear, why should I travel when I’m already here?” Charleston has become the darling of the Southeast United States, thanks to the city’s blend of grace, beauty, history, and oh-so-Southern dining and hospitality. Charleston has a way of charming visitors with its lush Lowcountry landscape, Civil War history, antebellum plantations, cultural and artistic opportunities, James Beard Foundation award-winning chefs and restaurants, shopping, and the gracious and welcome reception from residents. 100 Things to Do in Charleston Before You Die is filled with easy-to-follow suggestions of where to go, what to see, can’t-miss dining, outdoor recreation, events and entertainment, and where to shop ’til you drop-along with seasonal activities, suggested itineraries, and lots of insider tips.
Spoleto Festival USA is consistently named the South’s Best Festival. The festival is an exciting 17 days of live performances – a “spellbinding array of world-class artistry”. (source: Southern Living)
The festival was founded in 1977 and features talented artists and performers from around the world.