Charleston Place Hotel – Charleston, S.C.

Charleston Place Hotel - Charleston, S.C.

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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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Eco Fitness and Blue Turtle Yoga – Charleston and Mt. Pleasant, S.C.

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2 Locations –

Downtown
69 Wentworth Street
Charleston, SC 29401
Mon-Thur: 5:30am-10pm
Fri: 5:30am-8pm
Sat-Sun: 7am-7pm
843-723-4995

Mount Pleasant
627A Johnnie Dodds Blvd
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
Mon-Thur: 5am-10pm
Fri: 5am-8pm
Sat-Sun: 7am-7pm
843-972-1760

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Spoleto Festival USA – Charleston, S.C. May 24-June 9, 2013

Spoleto Festival U.S.A.

Tickets typically go on sale in January.

www.spoletousa.org

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‘For 17 days and nights each spring, Spoleto Festival USA fills Charleston, South Carolinas historic theaters, churches and outdoor spaces with performances by renowned artists as well as emerging performers in opera, theater, dance, and chamber, symphonic, choral and jazz music.

Now approaching its 35th season, Spoleto Festival USA is internationally recognized as Americas premier performing arts festival.’

History of Spoleto Festival USA –

‘Spoleto Festival USA was founded in 1977 by Pulitzer Prize-winning Italian composer Gian Carlo Menotti, Christopher Keene and others, who sought to create an American counterpart to their annual Festival of Two Worlds in Spoleto, Italy…(Charleston) The historic city provided a perfect fit: intimate enough that the festival would captivate the entire city; yet cosmopolitan enough to provide an enthusiastic audience and robust infrastructure.”

“…Spoleto Festival USA has firmly established itself as one of the worlds leading festivals, presenting more than 200 world or American premieres. ”

Mission –

‘The Festival mission is to present programs of the highest artistic caliber while maintaining a dedication to young artists, a commitment to all forms of the performing arts, a passion for contemporary innovation, and an enthusiasm for providing unusual performance opportunities for established artists…”

843-579-3100

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Charleston Wine and Food Festival

Charleston Wine and Food Festival

“The annual BB&T Charleston Wine + Food Festival®, February 28 – March 3, 2013, is a celebration of excellence in food, wine and Charleston’s renowned culture for the benefit of local culinary scholarships.”

“2013 Festival Tickets on Sale Thursday, August 30, 2012!”
 
Tickets – http://charlestonwineandfood.com/events-tickets/
 
charlestonwineandfood.com
 
P.O. Box 22823
Charleston, SC – 29413
843-727-9998
Email the FestivalFax – 843-727-9996

Charles Towne Landing – Charleston, S.C.

1500 Old Towne Road,
Charleston,
SC – 29407
843-852-4200
www.charlestowne.org/
http://www.friendsofcharlestownelanding.org
 
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‘Don’t Miss’ List for Families visiting Charles Towne Landing – Discover South Carolina.comCharles Towne Landing State Historic Site – South Carolina State Parks‘Charles Towne Landing is a park at the original site of the first permanent English settlement in South Carolina.

Originally opened in 1970 to commemorate Charleston, South Carolina‘s tricentennial, this 80-acre state park showcases animals indigenous to the state in 1670, with exhibits designed by naturalist Jim Fowler.

There is a 17th-century village typical of what the original settlers might have constructed.

There is also a 53-foot (16m) replica of the trading ketch Adventure, a vessel typical of what the young colony would have used for trade on the eastern coast and in the West Indies.

Charles Towne Landing has much to see and do including the Animal Forest, Living History and Archaeological sites, as well as many more attractions.’

Source – Wikipedia

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Charleston Comedy Festival – Charleston, S.C.

843-810-6288

www.charlestoncomedyfestival.com/

Presented by Theatre 99 and Charleston City Paper

‘Some of the country’s hottest improv, sketch, and stand-up artists will descend upon Charleston, S.C., for what has become the annual event you don’t want to miss!

Past performers include Aziz Ansari, Bobby Moynihan and the UCB Buffoons, Cook County Social Club, Elephant Larry, The Uprights Citizen Brigade Touring Company, Kenny Zimlinghaus, Myq Kaplan, The Beards of Comedy, Craig Baldo, Eliza Skinner, God’s Pottery, Hot Sauce, Harvard Sailing Team, and many many more.’

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Venues:

Theatre 99

The American Theatre

Stars at the American Theater

Charleston Pour House

Threshold Repertory Theatre

Footlight Players Theatre

Pure Theatre

Bon Banh Mi – Vietnamese Sandwich Bar, Charleston, S.C.

Bon Banh Mi - Vietnamese Sandwich Bar, Charleston, S.C.

162 Spring Street

Charleston, S.C.

843-414-7320

Hours

Tue – Thu: 11:00 am-9:00 pm

Fri – Sat: 11:00 am-11:00 pm

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Their mission: “We are on a mission to give you a well prepared, thoughtful sandwich. One with the power to single handedly change the way you think of sandwiches. A sandwich with so much history — one bite, and you are darn near transported.”

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Charlotte Spice Company

Charleston Spice Company at Charleston's Farmers Market

(Photo of ‘Charleston Spice Company’ at Charleston’s Farmer’s Market in Marion Square)

“Charleston Spice Company is the Low Country’s premiere source for Organic, Hand Blended Herbs and Spices. Check out our collections of over 200 Herbs, Spice and Blends.’

http://www.charlestonspice.com

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Downtown Charleston – 843-722-6464

Isle of Palms – 888-778-1874

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Parks and Recreation in Charleston

Running short of cash on your trip to Charleston?  Don’t sweat it!   The Parks and Recreation of both the City of Charleston and Charleston County have lots of inexpenive entertainment and recreation options for you and your family.  For starters, the beaches are some of the best anywhere!  You may not have thought about it but Biking in Charleston is awesome.

Find out more about the Parks and Recreation Dept. of the City of Charleston  or the Charleston County Parks and Recreation

City of Charleston Recreation now has online registration – www.charleston-sc.gov/dept/content.aspx?nid=2277 or https://rectrac.charleston-sc.gov/
Includes programs, activities and athletics as well as reserve various facilities. Payments can be made online, too.

Parks of Charleston County also has online registration/ticketing.  You need an Account to register for courses or purchase membership passes or event tickets.  Click here to get started.

Click her to purchase advance tickets for Charleston County Parks including parking for Beachwalker Park, Folly Beach County Park (currently closed), Isle of Palms Park, James Island  Park, Palmetto Island Park, and Wannamaker Park as well as Caw Caw Interpretive Center.   The last time I looked the parking was $6 a car and the Caw Caw was .75 a ticket.  Pretty reasonable, huh?