Charles Towne Landing – Charleston, S.C.

1500 Old Towne Road,
SC – 29407
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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.


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.’



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.



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.’

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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 – or
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?

Biking in Charleston, S.C.

To me, a middle-age out-of-shape amateur bicyclist, Charleston is the absolute perfect place to go biking.  Though I am always amazed at mountain bikers in the Boone, N.C. area ,etc., that is not for me.  Give me lowcountry biking anyday!

I simply love biking at the Charleston County Parks, especially at Mt. Pleasant’s Palmetto Islands County Park.   Other great parks to ride in include North Charleston’s Wannamaker County Park and James Island County Park.

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Touring Charleston

There are a number of ways to tour Charleston including horse-drawn carriages, walking and biking tours.

Walking Tours include:

  • Charleston Strolls History Walk
  • Charleston Chef’s Kitchen Tours
  • Charleston Ghost and Dungeon Walking Tour
  • Charleston Ghost and Graveyard Walking Tour
  • Dark Side of Charleston Walking Tour
  • The Haunted Jail Tour

Charleston named the No. 1 Tourist Destination

On Monday, October 10th, Conde Nast Traveler announced their 2011 Readers’ Choice Award winners.   Charleston is almost always in the top ten for the most popular tourist destination in America but for the first time ever Charleston was the top vote getter.   Last year Charleston was no. 2.  This year San Francisco is no. 2.

Charleston’s ‘The French Quarter Inn’ was named the 15th most popular hotel in the United States.  Charleston Place was the 30th most popular.  The top 200 were listed.  Other popular Charleston hotels include:

  • No. 52 – Planters Inn
  • No. 62 (tied) Market Pavilion Hotel

John Rutledge House Inn earned the 16th spot in the Small Hotels category immediately followed by Wentworth Mansion and later Planters Inn, Charleston.

Kiawah Island was another big winner.  It was listed as the 3rd most popular Island destination.   Hilton Head was also in the top 10.

Sanctuary at Kiawah Island was named in the Top 50 of the Top 100 travel experiences in the WORLD and in the top 10 of Resorts in Mainland U.S.A.

Other Resorts mentioned include:

  • Inn at Palmetto Bluff, Bluffton, S.C.
  • Wild Dunes Resort, Isle of Palms, S.C.
  • Litchfield Plantion, Pawley’s Island, S.C

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