USA Today leads you in a journey of Charleston via 39 photos and dialogue. It includes suggestions by some of the local tour guides. I suspect that you will find a suggestion of something that you haven’t experienced.
Coming in 2020! Int’l African American Museum
“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/
Top 10 Tips for Visiting Charleston from Nat’l 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…”
1 – SEE THE BIRDS
2- WANDER THE GARDENS
Read the article for the other eight hints and to read her elaboration on each.
PostAndCourier: “United Airlines to add 5th flight between Charleston and New York this fall”
Parking Meter Enforcement Hours Expanding
CharlestonCityPaper.com reported that
“One week grace period announced for 10 p.m. meter enforcement, rates will rise as planned Monday…
Parking will remain free on Sundays”
Read the article for more information on parking in Charleston.
Charleston airport traffic sets record in February
Post and Courier reported “Charleston airport passenger traffic breaks record in February“
Charleston named ‘South’s Best City’ AGAIN
Southern Living magazine once again named Charleston as the Best City in the south. The announcement was made in the April 2018 magazine.
Some suggestions for traveling to Charleston from the Southern Living announcement:
- Stay at the Wentworth Mansion
- or Bed & Breakfast choices – 86 Cannon or Zero George Street
- Eat at either The FIG or The ORDINARY
- Visit the Website for more suggestions!
Give the gift of Museums for Christmas!
“During the month of January 2018, enjoy access to participating Museum Mile sites with the purchase of one low ticket price! With the Museum Mile Month pass, you can spend an entire month learning about Charleston’s rich history and culture while visiting sites in the order that best fits your schedule.
Participating sites include:
- Aiken-Rhett House Museum
- The Charleston Museum
- Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry – Must be with a child (10 and under) to be admitted
- Gibbes Museum of Art
- Joseph Manigault House
- Confederate Museum
- The Powder Magazine
- Old Slave Mart Museum
- Heyward-Washington House
- Nathaniel Russell House Museum
- The Old Exchange and Provost Dungeon
- Edmondston-Alston House
Tickets ordered in advance can be mailed to your door or you may request to have them held for pick up at The Charleston Museum, the Heyward-Washington House or the Joseph Manigault House.
PLEASE NOTE: Purchases can be made in advance online until 12/31/2017. During January 2018, ticket purchases must be made in person at a Charleston Visitor Center downtown, in North Charleston or in Mount Pleasant. “
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
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Charleston Place Hotel – Charleston, S.C.
Source – Charleston Place Hotel Facebook205 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29401
‘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.’