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2015 OFFICIAL VISITORS GUIDE

SOUTH CAROLINA

CHARLESTON F O L LY B E A C H

NORTH CHARLESTON

I S L E O F PA L M S

S U L L I VA N ’ S I S L A N D

MOUNT PLEASANT

KIAWAH ISLAND

SEABROOK ISLAND

CHARLESTON & DORCHESTER COUNTIES


“VACATIONS ARE FOR RELAXING” MY HUSBAND REMARKED, AS HE WENT BACK TO SLEEP. UNDETERRED, I SNUCK UP TO OUR HOTEL’S ROOFTOP POOL JUST AS THE SUN WAS RISING OVER THE ATLANTIC. REVERENTLY AND SLOWLY, THE CITY STARTED COMING TO LIFE. NEARBY, CHURCH BELLS RUNG OUT WHILE BIRDS CHIRPED ATOP PALMETTO TREES. AFTER SWIMMING LAPS IN THE SALTWATER POOL, I LAY SPRAWLED ON THE DECK AND THOUGHT ABOUT HOW I COULDN’T WAIT TO TELL MY FRIENDS ABOUT THIS PLACE. BUT FOR NOW, THIS IS ALL MINE.

UPSCALE SHOPS | ROOFTOP POOL | EUROPEAN SPA | FOUR STAR DINING BELMOND.COM/CHARLESTONPLACE | 800 701 1559 |


TABLE OF CONTENTS highlights 2 annual events 171 where to stay 35 hotels 38 historic inns 64 bed & breakfasts 74 cottages 76 beach rentals 78 beach resorts 88 what to see & do 91 aquarium & parks 92 historic forts 96 historic homes & buildings 98 historic houses of worship 104 on the museums 108 plantations & gardens 114 tours 122 Charleston Standard recreation 148 Painting by golf 154 Joy Halstead arts, culture & entertainment 164 shopping 174 spas & salons 194 sports 160 where to dine 196 nightlife 226 travel support 231 visitor services 232 real estate 236 getting to & around Charleston 238 guide index 240 2015 OFFICIAL VISITORS GUIDE

2015 Official Charleston Area South Carolina Visitors Guide | ExploreCharleston.com

SOUTH CAROLINA

CHARLESTON

F O L LY B E A C H

NORTH CHARLESTON

I S L E O F PA L M S

S U L L I VA N ’ S I S L A N D

MOUNT PLEASANT

KIAWAH ISLAND

SEABROOK ISLAND

CHARLESTON & DORCHESTER COUNTIES

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843.853.8000 | 800.774.0006 | fax 843.853.0444 explorecharleston.com All area co de s i n t he gui de a re 8 4 3 unl es s ot h e r w i s e i n d i c a t e d . The Ch arlesto n a rea i s com pr i s ed of m a ny h i s t o r i c h o u s e s , ch urche s and pu bl i c bui l di ngs t ha t a re s t i l l i n d a i l y u s e . V i s i t o r s are en couraged t o hel p pres er ve t he di gni t y o f t h e s e s i t e s b y be ing a ppropr i a t el y a t t i red whi l e vi s i t i n g t h e m .


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Is it the colorful Antebellum mansions? The cobblestone streets? The charming ambiance? The acclaimed restaurant scene? Whatever it is, Charleston exudes a gravitational pull for travelers as the one American South city they absolutely, positively must visit.

Charleston has been voted #1 Best U.S. City by Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Awards (2014, 2013, 2012, 2011) and Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards (2014, 2013)

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Charleston’s wrought iron gates

C H A R L E STO N it’s always the right time Acclaimed restaurants, exquisitely preserved antebellum wonders, and soul-stirring landscapes await…

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7 a.m. A PLACE WHERE CHARMS DWELL Cobblestone streets weave between confection-colored Antebellum mansions, and church steeples— not skyscrapers— dot the skyline.

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8 a.m. STROLL THROUGH SPLENDOR One of North America’s most architecturally significant destinations, Charleston is a decorative arts repository with expertly preserved history on display at every turn.

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Biscuits at a garden party

INSIDER TIP Thanks to Charleston’s mild climate, freshly-harvested ingredients are served year-round. Take time to explore farmers markets and taste seasonal menu options. And remember to take specialty food items, such as benne wafers and grits, in order to enjoy Lowcountry flavors while at home.

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10:15 a.m. STRESS-FREE SCENERY It is with good reason that Outside magazine, America’s leading active-lifestyle publication, heralds Charleston as one of the nation’s best places to live and visit. Unique opportunities to experience the outdoors abound, such as the panoramic pedestrian lane on the Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge—one of the longest cable-stayed bridges in North America.

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A carriage tour through the Historic District

INSIDER TIP When colonists settled Charleston in 1680, an urban development plan called the Grand Model established an orderly grid of streets. It is fun to wander and discover but difficult to get lost in the Historic District.

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Lowcountry shrimp and grits

INSIDER TIP Want to experience the heart and soul of Charleston? Taste the cuisine. Benne wafers. Carolina Gold rice. Oyster stew. Pickled okra. She Crab soup. Shrimp and grits. Comprised of heirloom recipes, Lowcountry cuisine has evolved over the past 300 years. Today’s chefs reap the best local seasonal ingredients to create classic dishes that celebrate Charleston’s authentic flavors.

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12 p.m. SOPHISTICATED SOUTHERN PALATE Since its founding in 1670, Charleston has enjoyed a well-earned reputation for setting sumptuous tables laden with local bounty from both land and sea. Today, Charleston exudes a gravitational pull for food lovers as an American city they absolutely, positively must visit.

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Boone Hall Plantation

1 p.m. ENCLAVE OF BEAUTY Lulled by perfumed air and a languid pace, the Lowcountry is an unexpectedly seductive place. A botanical wonderland, where the delicate aromas of tea olive trees and Carolina Jessamine vines dance amid the sea breezes, Charleston is home to some of the oldest gardens in the country.

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Drayton Hall

DID YOU KNOW? Like the dazzling blue-green-gold plumage of a peacock, sprawling 17th century plantations fan out across Charleston. The groves of azaleas and camellias at Magnolia Plantation are among the largest collections in the nation. At nearby Middleton Place, the sixty-five acres of parterres and verdant terraces are among America’s oldest landscaped gardens. The austere grandeur of Drayton Hall is a glorious example of Georgian Palladian architecture. The allÊe of grand oaks at Boone Hall delights fans of The Notebook, which filmed scenes at the picturesque plantation.

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2 p.m. TAKE IN THE VIEW Charleston is the birthplace of many Early American milestones, including the first permanent theatre, first musical society, first museum, and the first golf course! In 2012, the world tuned in to watch Rory McIlroy win the PGA Championship by a record margin at The Ocean Course on Kiawah Island.

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Saltmarsh kayak tour through Seabrook Island

INSIDER TIP With a rare combination of geography, latitude and attitude, the Charleston area has considerable eco appeal. The Lowcountry—the fertile region surrounding the charming Southern town—features a string of undeveloped, pristine barrier islands along with more than 90 miles of coastline, making it ripe for exploration and outdoor recreation.

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King Street shopping

3 p.m. RICH SOUTHERN STYLE The area is home to a coterie of designers who capture the essence of Charleston style with their jewelry, clothing, and home decor collections.

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Charleston City Market

DID YOU KNOW? Made to winnow rice on plantations, Gullah sweetgrass baskets are one of the oldest handcrafts of African origin found in the United States. See these iconic baskets come to life daily at the historic Charleston City Market, where more than 50 artisans weave a variety of styles onsite daily.

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The Links Course at Wild Dunes on Isle of Palms

INSIDER TIP Want insider tips on ways to experience Charleston like a native? Visit Charlestonly.com for itineraries written by locals with an abiding passion for sharing the area’s many charms.

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Window boxes and brightly colored homes

4 p.m. A SERENE SEASIDE ENCLAVE At the very heart of Charleston is a genteel community known for its warm hospitality. A friendly nod and a sincere ‘welcome’ await. A morning or afternoon spent strolling along the blue slate sidewalks is an invitation for discovery and excitement for the senses. EXP LO RE C H A R L E S T O N . C OM

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Fresh seafood and flavorful dishes

6 p.m. TASTE THE FLAVORS From an oyster’s briny kiss born of pristine local waters to collard greens seasoned with tradition, local cuisine blends seasonal staples with heritage. Since its founding in 1670, Charleston has enjoyed a well-earned reputation for setting sumptuous tables laden with local bounty from both land and sea.

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Mason jar cocktails

INSIDER TIP Experience a side dish of serendipity when seated with impromptu dining companions at a lively community table. For a list of local restaurants that offer communal dining options, visit Charlestonly.com.

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Charleston Music Hall

DID YOU KNOW? In 1934, George Gershwin decamped to the bohemian wilds of Folly Beach, a small windswept island near Charleston. For a summer, Gershwin absorbed the joyous bedlam of church revivals and dulcet tones of Gullah spirituals, which he melded into the Porgy and Bess score. Watch Summertime, the hauntingly beautiful aria from Porgy and Bess come to life at Charlestonly.com.

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8 p.m. VINTAGE GLASSWARE + MODERN COCKTAILS Both an incubator and playground for creative talent, Charleston is home to a range of award-winning craft spirits. Meanwhile, mixologists are growing garnishes to craft “farm-to-shaker” beverages.

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10:05am: Story time.

experiencemountpleasant.com

Mount Pleasant loves to tell tales – in the centuries-old tradition of Sweetgrass basket weaving, beneath the trees of a working plantation, through plates of exquisite Lowcountry cuisine or aboard the oldest shrimp boat on Shem Creek. Come on over and maybe you’ll leave with a story of your own.


BEL BA O PA GA UL BANANA AN FR P.F BU G ZO PA Vis sto

DR Located at Hwy. 17 N at the Isle of Palms Connector | 843.216.9900 | mtpleasanttownecentre.com |


Make It Uniquely Yours

10am : Land at CHS Airport, drive to Seabrook Island 1pm : Boat ride along the Atlantic shoreline 3pm : Fish the creeks / Dive into a good book Miles of pristine beaches. Minutes from Charleston. Endless amenities and activities. And the inexplicable feeling of knowing you’re exactly where you should be. Seabrook Island – Make It Uniquely YoursSM TownofSeabrookIsland.org

tel. 800-76 4-8404


F o l ly B e a C h , S o u t h C a r o l i n a

50 Center Street • Folly Beach, SC info@fredhollandrealty.com 843-588-2325 • fredhollandrealty.com


0 GEORGE STREET CHARLESTON SOUTH CAROLINA

AWA R D - W I N N I N G BOUTIQUE HOTEL AND R E S TA U R A N T

843.817.7900 ZEROGEORGE.COM

EASTONPORTER.COM

103 SPRING STREET CHARLESTON SOUTH CAROLINA

PREMIER R E S TA U R A N T A N D EVENT VENUE

843.817.7311 CANNONGREENCHARLESTON.COM


Croghan’s Jewel Box A Destination

One family ...One hundred years


historic • ELEGANT • iconic

115 Meeting Street • Charleston, South Carolina 29401 843.577.2400 • Reservations 866.781.3643 millshouse.com


WHERE TO STAY Spend your days falling in love with the city named #1 destination in the United States by both CondĂŠ Nast Traveler and Travel + Leisure. At night, fall into peaceful sleep at one of our wonderful lodging options. hotels 36 histori c inns

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HOTEL S While Charleston area hotels range is size and specialty, each property shares one key amenity: genuine hospitality. From a warm hello and front desk suggestions designed to make your stay more enjoyable to meeting facilities and a meaningful “come back soon� upon departure, our hotels are your home away from home.

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S TAY IN THE HE A RT of HIS TO R I C DOW N TOWN

Circa 1924

S Located on historic Marion Square S S Breathtaking views of the city and harbor S S The Swamp Fox Restaurant & Bar S offering local southern cuisine and jazz piano S Complete day spa from Spa Adagio S

387 King Street | Charleston, SC 29403 FrancisMarionCharleston.com | 843.722.0600 | 877.756.2121 Member Historic Hotels of America


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ACCOMMODATIONS LISTINGS KEY All listings are Investors of the Charleston Area Convention & Visitors Bureau. All rates and prices are subject to change. All area codes are 843. It is suggested that you call for reservations.

LODGING (DOUBLE OCCUPANCY) $ = $65 or less $$ = $66 - $99 $$$ = $100 - $135 $$$$ = $136 - $175 $$$$$ = $176 or more

AMENITIES A = Pets Allowed AS = Airport Shuttle B = Babysitting CB = Complimentary Breakfast F = Fitness Center FW = Free Wi-Fi G = On-Site Golf H = Handicapped Accessible Rooms H/S - Health Club/Spa on Property K = Kitchenettes L = Lounge/Bar on Property M/B = Meeting & Banquet Facilities M/M = Microwave/Mini-Refrigerator N = 100% Non-smoking Rooms P = Pool R = Restaurant on Property RS = Room Service S = Full Service Spa T = Tennis on Property TD = Turndown Service TP = Tennis Privileges

CHARLESTON ANDREW PINCKNEY INN 40 Pinckney St., Charleston, SC 29401 843.937.8800 or Toll Free 800.505.8983 andrewpinckneyinn.com Adjacent to the City Market, this circa 1840 boutique inn is within walking distance to worldrenowned restaurants, shops and historic sites. The three story atrium, rooftop terrace, valet parking and afternoon refreshments add to the allure of the inn. CB, H, M/B, N, M/M, FW. $$$.

BELMOND CHARLESTON PLACE 205 Meeting St., Charleston, SC 29401 843.722.4900 or Toll Free 800.701.1559 belmond.com/charlestonplace Historic Charleston’s premier hotel just minutes from famous homes, museums and churches. World-class luxurious accommodations including a full-service European spa, The Club private concierge level, rooftop pool, award-winning dining and an exclusive collection of boutiques in the heart of downtown. A, H, M/B, N, F, P, M/M, S, FW, RS, TD, R, L. $$$$$.

BEST WESTERN SWEETGRASS 1540 Savannah Hwy., Charleston, SC 29401 843.571.6100 thesweetgrassinn.com Located three miles from the Historic District, this hotel is easily accessible to Interstate 26 and 526 and offers a host of amenities including complimentary continental breakfast and high speed wireless internet, fitness center and Charleston’s largest outdoor pool. A, CB, H, M/B, N, P, M/M, FW. $$.

CHARLESTON MARRIOTT 170 Lockwood Blvd., Charleston, SC 29403 843.723.3000 or Toll Free 888.236.2427 marriottcharleston.com Experience every luxurious detail of the Charleston Marriott in downtown Charleston overlooking the Ashley River. Savor spectacular meals at Saffire or enjoy a cocktail and a Lowcountry sunset at Aqua Terrace. Complimentary parking; shuttles to Historic District; Marriott Rewards Program. H, M/B, N, F, P, RS, R, L.

COMFORT INN DOWNTOWN CHARLESTON 144 Bee St., Charleston, SC 29401 843.577.2224 comfortinn.com/hotel/sc099 The 100 percent smoke-free Comfort Inn® downtown Charleston hotel is only blocks away from Charleston’s world-famous historic district, MUSC, The Citadel, College of Charleston and VA Hospital. CB, H, N, F, P, M/M, FW. $$$.

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EMBASSY SUITES HISTORIC CHARLESTON

2080 Savannah Hwy., Charleston, SC, 29407 843.769.9850 or Toll Free 877.424.6423 choicehotels.com/hotel/sc369

337 Meeting St., Charleston, SC 29403 843.723.6900 historiccharleston. embassysuites.com

Located five miles from Charleston’s Historic District and close to universities, hospitals, plantations and more, our all-suite, non-smoking hotel is an ideal choice. Enjoy our indoor pool, hot breakfast, Wi-Fi and more. Full Kitchen, whirlpool tub and extended stay suites available. CB, H, M/B, N, FC, P, M/M, FW. $$.

Home of the original 19th century Citadel, listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Within walking distance of many historic attractions including the market and the King Street boutiques and restaurants. Evening reception in our courtyard area overlooking Marion Square. CB, H, M/B, FC, P, M/M, FW, RS, R, L. $$$$ - $$$$$.

COURTYARD CHARLESTON WATERFRONT

FRANCIS MARION HOTEL

35 Lockwood Dr., Charleston, SC 29401 843.722.7229 or Toll Free 888.724.9647 marriott.com/chscy From the water’s edge, relax in the contemporary elegance that is the Courtyard Charleston Waterfront. Immerse yourself in brilliant sunsets from our Regatta Terrace. Complimentary parking and wireless internet. Shuttle to Historic District (fee). Hot breakfast buffet served daily. H, M/B, N, F, P, M/M, FW, R, L. $$$.

COURTYARD BY MARRIOTT CHARLESTON HISTORIC DISTRICT 125 Calhoun St., Charleston, SC 29401 843.805.7900 or Toll Free 888.236.2427 charlestonhotel.com Savvy Business Travel or Sophisticated Soirees... look no further than the brand new Courtyard by Marriott Charleston Historic District. Free WiFi, Starbucks Bistro, fitness center, pool, 176 new guestrooms & large flexible meeting space in the city epicenter. H, M/B, N, F, P, M/M, FW, TS, L. $$$.

DOUBLETREE BY HILTON HOTEL & SUITES CHARLESTON-HISTORIC DISTRICT 181 Church St., Charleston, SC 29401 843.577.2644 or Toll Free 877.408.8733 charlestondoubletree.com The perfect combination of incredible location, guest room size, Southern hospitality, and amenities make DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Suites Charleston a favorite hotel of repeat visitors. This hotel overlooks the historic City Market as well as the famous Hank’s Seafood Restaurant.

ELLIOTT HOUSE INN

387 King St., Charleston, SC 29403 843.722.0600 or Toll Free 877.756.2121 francismarioncharleston.com Historic Charleston’s landmark hotel centrally located on King Street across from Marion Square. Completely restored and elegantly appointed marble lobby, crown moldings and intricate wrought iron. 235 guest rooms and suites offer spectacular views of Charleston’s harbor. National Register of Historic Places. H, M/B, N, F, FW, RS, R, L. $$$.

FRENCH QUARTER INN 166 Church St., Charleston, SC 29401 843.722.1900 or Toll Free 866.812.1900 fqicharleston.com Charleston’s most awarded luxury inn sits within one of the city’s oldest districts. The welcoming lobby opens to a secluded terrace; exceptional service and amenities including champagne upon arrival, afternoon reception, evening nightcap and artisan continental breakfast. CB, H, M/B, N, M/M, FW, RS, TD, R, L. $$$$.

FULTON LANE INN 202 King St., Charleston, SC 29401 843.720.2600 or Toll Free 800.720.2688 fultonlaneinn.com Totally non-smoking inn. Nestled among the city’s finest antique shops and restaurants. One of Charleston’s best-kept secrets. We offer luxurious rooms, some with whirlpools and fireplaces. Breakfast delivered to your room, complimentary Internet and afternoon wine & cheese reception. B, CB, H, M/B, N, FW. $$$$$.

HAMPTON INN CHARLESTON HISTORIC DISTRICT

78 Queen St., Charleston, SC 29401 843.518.6500 elliotthouseinn.com

345 Meeting St., Charleston, SC 29403 843.723.4000 or Toll Free 800.426.7866 charlestonhistoricdistrict.hamptoninn.com

This meticulously restored architectural treasure sits among the prominent homes of historic Charleston and is within walking distance to the City Market, galleries, and exquisite cuisine. Individually styled guestrooms open to a delightful courtyard. Amenities include daily continental breakfast, wine & cheese reception and complimentary bicycle rentals. $$$.

This restored historic landmark, once a burlap bag factory in the 18th century, was designed for the traveler with discerning taste. Within walking distance of many historic attractions including the Market and King Street fashion boutiques. Highspeed wireless internet. CB, H, M/B, FC, P, M/M, FW. $$$$ - $$$$$.

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COMFORT SUITES WEST OF THE ASHLEY


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HAMPTON INN AND SUITES CHARLESTON

HOLIDAY INN CHARLESTON RIVERVIEW

678 Citadel Haven Dr., Charleston, SC 29414 843.573.1200 or Toll Free 800.hampton (426.7866) charleston-hotels.net

301 Savannah Hwy., Charleston , SC 29407 843.556.7100 or Toll Free 800.766.4451 hiriverview.com

Conveniently located just miles from downtown Charleston and several historic plantations, the Hampton Inn & Suites Charleston/West Ashley embraces a West Indies style including a two-story lobby with heart of pine floors. Come enjoy our free Manager’s Reception, wireless Internet and outdoor pool. CB, H, M, N, F, P. FW. $$.

HARBOURVIEW INN 2 Vendue Range, Charleston, SC 29401 843.853.8439 or Toll Free 888.853.VIEW (8439) harbourviewcharleston.com With stunning views of Charleston’s harbor and steps away from Waterfront Park, this sophisticated AAA 4-Diamond inn features unparalleled service and upscale amenities. Unwind on the private rooftop terrace or explore Charleston’s award winning restaurants, shops and galleries in short walking distance. CB, H, N, M/B, M/M, FW, RS, TD. $$$$

HAWTHORN SUITES BY WYNDHAM 2455 Savannah Hwy., Charleston, SC 29414 843.225.4411 or Toll Free 800.337.0202 hawthorn.com Spacious accommodations, ideal for business travelers. Suites are equipped with 1 King or 2 Queen beds and sofa bed. Suites feature full size refrigerators, microwave and coffee maker. Conveniently located to downtown Charleston, Charleston Airport and area attractions. A, CB, H, M/B, N, F, P, FW. $$$.

HILTON GARDEN INN CHARLESTON WATERFRONT 45 Lockwood Dr., Charleston, SC 29401 843.637.4074 or Toll Free 877.STAY.HGI charlestonwaterfrontdowntown.hgi.com Experience a waterfront, downtown Charleston hotel as never before with the newly opened Hilton Garden Inn Charleston Waterfront/Downtown! Contemporary with Charleston charm featuring 141 guestrooms with views of the Marina and over 3000 square feet of flexible event space. H, M/B, N, F, P, M/M, FW, RS, TS, R, L. $$$-$$$$$.

HOLIDAY INN CHARLESTON HISTORIC DOWNTOWN 425 Meeting St., Charleston, SC 29403 843.718.2327 stayincharleston.com The Holiday Inn Charleston Historic Downtown is conveniently situated on the corner of Meeting and Woolfe sts., close to the Visitor Center and numerous restaurants within walking distance. Blending contemporary luxury with traditional southern hospitality, the Holiday Inn offers an inviting and open atmosphere where guests can relax, conduct business or simply gather with family and friends. H, M/B, N, F, P, M/M, FW, RS, R, L. $$$. 40 H O TEL S

Situated only moments to the historic district of Charleston, the beautiful and unique “round” Holiday Inn Charleston Riverview captures the spirit of Charleston and invites you to enjoy the spectacular panoramic views of the Charleston cityscape and Ashley River. H, M/B, N, F, P, FW, RS, R, L. $$.

HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS CHARLESTON 1943 Savannah Hwy., Charleston, SC 29407 843.402.8300 hiexpresscharleston.com Located just minutes to downtown Charleston’s Historic District and the Charleston International Airport, this hotel is the perfect choice for value and convenience. Features include an outdoor pool, fitness center, complimentary “Express Start” hot breakfast bar and free wireless internet access. CB, H, M/B, N, F, P, M/M, FW, R. $$.

HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS CHARLESTON DOWNTOWN- ASHLEY RIVER 146 Lockwood Dr., Charleston, SC 29403 843.722.4000 charlestonhiexpress.com Perfectly located adjacent to the Medical University of South Carolina and in close proximity to Charleston’s Historic District, this brand new hotel features views of the Ashley River, a beautiful outdoor pool, Express Start hot breakfast and free wireless Internet.

HYATT HOUSE CHARLESTON HISTORIC DISTRICT 560 King St., Charleston, SC 29403 843.207.2299 hyatthousecharlestonhistoricdistrict.com Opening Spring 2015, this new 113-room hotel is located in the heart of Charleston’s Historic District and features the stylish H BAR. Guests will enjoy apartment-style suites, free hot breakfast, and free Wi-Fi.

HYATT PLACE CHARLESTON HISTORIC DISTRICT 560 King St., Charleston, SC 29403 843.414.4900 hyattplacecharlestonhistoricdistrict.com Opening Spring 2015, this new 191-room hotel is located in the heart of Charleston’s Historic District near shopping, restaurants, and local attractions. Guests will enjoy spacious rooms, free hot breakfast, and free Wi-Fi.

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Waterfront Retreat. Private Beach. Unsurpassed.

10 Distinct Venues for Intimate Events for 15 Guests to Celebrations for 500

Charleston Harbor Resort & Marina 20 Patriots Point Road, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464 CharlestonHarborResort.com 843.856.0028 CharlestonHarborResort CHSResort CharlestonHarborResort Charleston Harbor Fish House. Charleston Harbor Bridge Bar. Charleston Harbor Marina Store.


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THE INN AT MIDDLETON PLACE

PLANTERS INN

4290 Ashley River Rd., Charleston, SC 29414 843.556.0500 or Toll Free 800.543.4774 theinnatmiddletonplace.com

112 N. Market St., Charleston, SC 29401 843.722.2345 or Toll Free 800.845.7082 plantersinn.com

Overlooking the Ashley River, the Inn offers relaxing accommodations in an atmosphere of unsurpassed natural beauty for guests seeking a quiet vacation, weekend getaway, or mid-week business conference. Complimentary admission to Middleton Place is included (an $86 per day value). A, CB, M/B, N, P, FW, R.

This award-winning 64-room Relais & Châteaux establishment overlooks City Market in the very heart of historic Charleston. Elegant guest rooms feature Baker Historic Charleston Collection fourposter king beds. Cuisine by AAA Four-Diamond Peninsula Grill is served with style in the romantic garden courtyard. B, H, M/B, N, FW, TD, R, L. $$$$$.

KING CHARLES INN 237 Meeting St., Charleston, SC 29401 843.723.7451 or Toll Free 866.546.4700 kingcharlesinn.com Located in the heart of downtown Charleston, the King Charles Inn offers ideal accommodations for those seeking the best Charleston has to offer. The property boasts complimentary parking, outdoor pool, nightly welcome reception and BREW Pub & Café – the hotel’s new dining option for breakfast and evening libations. H, M/B, N, F, P, M/M, FW, R, L. $$$.

KINGS COURTYARD INN 198 King St., Charleston, SC 29401 843.723.7000 or Toll Free 800.845.6119 kingscourtyardinn.com The inn offers 41 rooms that surround two inner courtyards and within walking distance of Charleston’s historic homes, gardens and churches. A block away from the City Market area. Continental breakfast, afternoon wine and cheese reception and wireless Internet access included with rooms. A, B, CB, H, M/B, N, FW. $$$$$.

MARKET PAVILION 225 East Bay St., Charleston, SC 29401 843.723.0500 marketpavilion.com Historic Charleston City Market’s premier luxury boutique hotel. Its Grill 225 is hailed among America’s top steakhouses. Leading Small Hotels of the World. Condé Nast Gold List. $$$$$.

MILLS HOUSE WYNDHAM GRAND HOTEL 115 Meeting St., Charleston, SC 29401 843.577.2400 millshouse.com Originally opened in 1853 and completely restored in 2008, the Mills House combines the charm of the 19th century Charleston with contemporary luxury to provide the quintessential Charleston experience. Step through our landmark arches and experience the legend. The Mills House Hotel. B, H, M/B, N, F, P, FW, RS, TD, R, L. $$$$.

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RENAISSANCE CHARLESTON HISTORIC DISTRICT HOTEL 68 Wentworth St., Charleston, SC 29401 843.534.0300 renaissancecharlestonhotel.com Discover the perfect setting for your next visit. Situated in the city’s oldest quarter and nestled between King and Meetings sts., Renaissance Charleston Historic District Hotel boasts boutique accommodations and modern day amenities. Keeping with the decor of the region, you’ll find a memorable atmosphere complemented with modern luxuries. H, M/B, N, F, P, M/M, FW, RS, TD, R, L. $$$$-$$$$$.

RESIDENCE INN BY MARRIOTT CHARLESTON RIVERVIEW 90 Ripley Point Dr., Charleston, SC 29407 843.571.7979 marriott.com/chsri Views of the Ashley River, located 1.5 miles from downtown Historic District. Offering studio, onebedroom, two-bedroom suites with fully equipped kitchens. Amenities include complimentary evening shuttle service to Historic District, hot breakfast buffet, weekday manager reception, high-speed Internet. A, CB, H, M/B, N, F, M/M, FW. $$$$.

RESTORATION ON KING 75 Wentworth St., Charleston, SC 29401 843.518.5100 or Toll Free 877.221.7202 restorationonking.com Positioned on the corner of King and Wentworth, this meticulously restored boutique hotel offers 16 “condo” style suites with exposed brick walls and original hardwood flooring. Guest Suites range from 800 – 1600 sq. ft and include full kitchens. Exemplary service and upscale amenities are the trademark and the rooftop terrace is one of the best in Charleston.

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SOUTHERN HOSPITALITY WITH A WATERFRONT VIEW Few destinations ofer the rich heritage, sophisticated cultural venues and the natural beauty that downtown Charleston efortlessly showcases. Experience the best of Charleston at the beautiful Charleston Marriott Hotel. Overlooking the stunning Ashley River, our luxurious hotel ofers easy access to the historic district and local dining. The Charleston Marriott is the perfect escape to experience true hospitality with southern charm.

Your Charleston getaway awaits you! Call today to make a reservation:

800.983.4740

CHARLESTON MARRIOTT 170 Lockwood Boulevard Charleston, SC 29403 MarriottCharleston.com


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SLEEP INN CHARLESTON

THE SPECTATOR HOTEL

1524 Savannah Hwy., Charleston, SC 29407 843.556.6959 choicehotels.com/hotel/sc212

67 State St., Charleston, SC 29401 843.724.4326 thespectatorhotel.com

With easy access to all area attractions, and only three miles from downtown, this hotel is a great choice for convenience and value. The hotel features a large outdoor pool, complimentary high speed Internet access and complimentary continental breakfast. CB, H, M/B, P, M/M, FW. $$.

The Spectator Hotel, a 41-room boutique hotel reflects the opulence of the 1920’s. Butler service, on-site lounge and gourmet breakfast delivered to your room promises to fulfill our guests’ every wish. Steps from historic Charleston City Market. Opening spring 2015.

THE SOCIETY HOUSE

SPRINGHILL SUITES BY MARRIOTT CHARLESTON RIVERVIEW

292 King St., Charleston, SC 29401 843.972.1459 Toll Free 855.887.5671 thesocietyhouse.com

98 Ripley Point Dr., Charleston, SC 29407 843.571.1711 or Toll Free 888.287.9400 marriott.com/chssh

Nestled in the center of historic Charleston’s shopping district on the corner of King and Society Streets, this tastefully appointed inn boasts spacious luxury suites with full kitchens, living room and unparalleled convenience to many of the city’s attractions. N, K, M/M, FW. $$$$.

Overlooking the Ashley River & Ripley Point Marina, 1.5 miles from downtown Charleston. Suites feature king or double beds, refrigerator, microwave and coffeemaker. Amenities: complimentary evening shuttle service, hot breakfast buffet, business center, 24-hour market for light meals & snacks and wireless Internet. CB, H, M/B, N, F, P, FW. $$$$.

Courtyard by Marriott® Charleston Historic District.

TRAVEL SMART. STAY SMART.

Premier location on the corner of Meeting and Calhoun streets just steps away to King Street Boutique shopping, award winning restaurants and living history. • Dedicated Concierge Services • Outdoor heated swimming pool • Corporate and Social Meeting Space to accommodate 15-150 • Large state of the art fitness center • Complimentary Wi Fi throughout • 100% smoke-free hotel

Courtyard by Marriott® Charleston Historic District.

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125 Calhoun Street Charleston, SC 29401

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BY LAND OR BY BOAT DISCOVER CHARLESTON’S WATERFRONT Courtyard Charleston Waterfront brings the best of Charleston right to your room. Ofering waterfront views and easy access to downtown Charleston culture, you will take home nothing short of extraordinary memories. Enjoy FREE on-site parking, FREE wireless Internet, waterfront pool and jacuzzi, and an on-site breakfast café, lounge and terrace. FOR RESERVATIONS:

866-965-8486 CourtyardCharlestonWaterfront.com Courtyard by Marriott® Charleston Waterfront 35 Lockwood Drive, Charleston, SC 29401 T 843.722.7229 CourtyardCharlestonWaterfront.com


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TOWN & COUNTRY INN & CONFERENCE CENTER 2008 Savannah Hwy., Charleston, SC 29407 843.571.1000 thetownandcountryinn.com Well-known for courting visitors and Charlestonians with handsome accommodations, exquisite Southern cuisine and superb service. Guestrooms and whirlpool suites feature marble baths. $$$.

THE VENDUE 19 Vendue Range, Charleston, SC 29401 843.577.7970 or Toll Free 800.845.7900 thevendue.com A charming boutique hotel located in the heart of Charleston’s French Quarter, and housed in a collection of warehouse buildings dating back to 1780. Centrally located and only steps away from many of the city’s renowned galleries, restaurants and attractions. N, FW, RS, R.

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WENTWORTH MANSION 149 Wentworth St., Charleston, SC 29401 843.853.1886 or Toll Free 888.476.9741 wentworthmansion.com World class accommodations located in the heart of the Historic District. Rooms have king beds, whirlpools and fireplaces. Breakfast, afternoon reception, wireless Internet and parking included. 21 rooms of unparalleled beauty, accompanied by personalized service. Spa and restaurant on site. A, B, CB, H, M/B, N, S, FW, RS, TS, R. $$$$$.

ZERO GEORGE 0 George Street, Charleston, SC 29401 843.817.7900 zerogeorge.com Zero George is Charleston’s premiere boutique hotel, a collection of five restored historic residential buildings set in a private landscaped courtyard enclave. The accommodations feature contemporary design and furnishings while specializing in personalized concierge services, Zero Café + Bar, and private cooking classes. $$$$.

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DoubleTree Historic Charleston is Located in the Heart of Charleston’s Famed Historic District

Step out of CHARLESTON’S MOST SPACIOUS GUEST ROOMS and explore the Charleston City Market, one of the oldest public markets in America. The best shopping, restaurants, tours, and historic neighborhoods are a short stroll away! incredible location

. courtyard . valet . hank’s seafood restaurant

~ Close to everything at 181 Church Street in Charleston’s Historic District ~

CharlestonDoubleTree.com

(843) 577-2644


The Best Views of Charleston Enjoy spectacular views of the Charleston cityscape and the Ashley River from Harbor View Guest Rooms and the Harborview Restaurant & Lounge located on the top floor of hotel.

Enjoy VIP hospitality! COMPLIMENTARY SHUTTLE TO HISTORIC CHARLESTON COMPLIMENTARY WI-FI COMPLIMENTARY PARKING FULL SERVICE RESTAURANT & LOUNGE OUTDOOR POOL FITNESS CENTER

Hello Charleston Opening in the spring of 2015, the new Hyatt Place® and HYATT house® Charleston hotels will be situated in the heart of Charleston’s Historic District. Guests will enjoy views of the Cooper River and downtown Charleston from select rooms as well as the convenience of being steps away from the best restaurants and boutique shopping this beautiful city offers. With free Wi-Fi, complimentary breakfasts, and spacious rooms, let Hyatt Place and HYATT house help you to enjoy your visit to the fullest.

HOLIDAY INN CHARLESTON RIVERVIEW 301 SAVANNAH HWY. CHARLESTON, SC 29407 843.556.7100 800.766.4451 HIRIVERVIEW.COM

HYATT house® Charleston Historic District

T 843 207 2299 F 843 207 2999 hyatthousecharlestonhistoricdistrict.com Hyatt Place® Charleston Historic District

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Hyatt Place® and HYATT house® names, designs and related marks are trademarks of Hyatt Corporation. ©2014 Hyatt Corporation. All rights reserved.

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Contemporary Luxury with Traditional Southern Hospitality 120 Elegantly Appointed Guest & Feature Rooms Complimentary Wi-Fi | Library & Business Center Heated Outdoor Pool | Fitness Center The Meeting Room Restaurant & Tapas Bar Convenient to Historic Downtown Dining, Shopping, Attractions & Charleston Famed Historic Sites

CHARLESTON HISTORIC DISTRICT 425 Meeting Street | Charleston, SC 29403 843.718.2327 Sales@HiHistoric.com | StayInCharleston.com

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FOLLY BEACH TIDES FOLLY BEACH 1 Center St., Folly Beach, SC 29439 843.588.6464 tidesfollybeach.com Tides Folly Beach, Charleston’s only oceanfront hotel is just nine miles from historic downtown on beautiful Folly Beach. The hotel is pet friendly and features 132 oceanfront guest rooms, 4,000 square feet of meeting space, heated outdoor pool, exercise facility, complimentary Wi-Fi and BLU Restaurant & Bar. A, M/B, N, F, P, M/M, FW, R, L. $$$.

ISLE OF PALMS THE PALMS OCEANFRONT HOTEL 1126 Ocean Blvd., Isle of Palms, SC 29451 843.886.3003 thepalmshotel.us Gracing the pristine beaches of Isle of Palms, this hotel makes a great oceanfront getaway and is minutes away from historic Charleston. Enjoy the complimentary continental breakfast and outdoor pool while being within walking distance to great restaurants and nightlife. CB, H, M/B, N, P, M/M, FW. $$$.

1004 Ocean Blvd., Isle of Palms, SC 29451 843.886.7000 or Toll Free 888.999.6516 seasideinniop.com Oceanfront; Isle of Palms. Totally renovated Spring 2014. Only 15 minutes from historic downtown Charleston. Step out of your room onto the beach. Local seafood restaurants nearby. Complimentary continental breakfast, Oceanfront sundecks, outdoor pool, free Wi-Fi, micro-fridges in all rooms.

WILD DUNES RESORT 5757 Palm Blvd., Isle of Palms, SC 29451 Toll Free 888.778.1861 wilddunes.com Stay in the coastal comfort of our AAA Four Diamond rated Boardwalk Inn, just minutes from downtown Charleston. Our 1,600-acre oceanfront paradise offers world-class golf, top ranked tennis and recreation programs, restaurants and miles of pristine beach. G, H, M/B, N, F, P, M/M, AS, FW, RS, TD, R, T, TP, L. $$$$.

KIAWAH ISLAND ANDELL INN 300 Farm Lake View Rd. Kiawah Island, SC 29455 843.793.6050 andellinn.com

Oceanfront Isle of Palms Completely Renovated Spring 2014 Located oceanfront in majestic Isle of Palms, we are the alternative to highpriced oceanfront accommodations where minimum stays can be a week. Check us out ! Stay a day; you might just want to stay forever !

• Outdoor Pool with Sundeck • Oceanfront Rooms Available

• 12 Miles from Historic District

• Complimentary Continental Breakfast

• Walk to restaurants, bars and beach shops

• Free Wireless High Speed Internet

• AAA/AARP discounts offered

Kiawah’s compelling new Boutique Hotel! Indulge in short trips or weeks of vacation. One and two bedroom plans feature full kitchens and living rooms. Resort pool, prestigious golf, tennis and pristine beaches. Marina sunset cruises. Complimentary breakfast. Marriott Rewards Hotel. A, CB, H, M/B, N, F, P, K, M/M, FW. $$$$$.

THE SANCTUARY AT KIAWAH ISLAND GOLF RESORT One Sanctuary Beach Dr., SC 29455 843.768.6000 or Toll Free 877.683.1234 A grand seaside resort hotel set along 10 miles of private beach. It features 255 spacious guestrooms, spectacular ocean views, a uniquely nature-themed spa, 18,000 square feet of meeting space, three pools and two oceanfront dining rooms. AAA Five Diamond rated. B, G, H, M/B, N, F, P, AS, S, FW, RS, TD, R, T, TP, L. $$$$$.

1004 Ocean Boulevard Isle Of Palms, SC 29451 843-886-7000 or 888-999-6516

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MT. PLEASANT

CHARLESTON WATERFRONT WHERE TO STAY

CHARLESTON HARBOR RESORT & MARINA 20 Patriots Point Rd., Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464 843.856.0028 or Toll Free 888.856.0028 charlestonharborresort.com

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AC H H Owaterfront T E L O Fresort F E R Slocated : A luxurious,Efull-service, a half nautical from downtown Charleston. 125 Dailymile Express StartSM Hot Breakfast nautically inspired guest quarters, outdoor pool, Wi-Fi • full Free Parking Jacuzzi, threeFree restaurants, service marina, water taxi, private beach, seasonal children’s program and Outdoor Pool • Fitness Center special event space. B, H, M/B, N, P, FW, RS, TS, R, Business Center • Meeting Space L. $$$$. MOUNT -PLEASANT COMFORT SUITES ISLE OF PALMS CONNECTOR 1130 Hungryneck Blvd., Pleasant, SC 29464 843.216.0004 or Toll Free 800.4CHOICE choicehotels.com/hotel/sc198 The Mount Pleasant, SC Comfort Suites® at Isle of Palms Connector is located off Interstate 526 and U.S. Highway 17, just a short drive from downtown Charleston and less than two miles from Isle of Palms beaches. CB, H, N, F, P, M/M, FW, R. $$$$$$.

Near Cooper River bridge and Patriot’s Point

Minutes fromBY Historic District and beaches COURTYARD MARRIOTT 350 Johnnie Dodds Mt Pleasant, SC 29464 CHARLESTON MT.Blvd, PLEASANT (877) 227-9927 • HIEMountPleasant.com 1251 Woodland Ave., Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464 843.284.0900 marriott.com/chscm

DOWNTOWN Courtyard Mt. Pleasant is ideally located between historic downtown Charleston and area beaches. Moments from marvelous dining, shopping, golf and plantations, travelers will delight in all that the lowcountry has to offer. Courtyard Mt. Pleasant makes business travel easier and leisure travel a real vacation. H, M/B, N, F, P, FW, R. $$$$. DAYS INN PATRIOTS POINT 261 Johnnie Dodds Blvd. Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464 843.881.1800 Free 800.329.7466 AdjacentortoToll Medical University of SC daysinn.com Less than 5 minutes to Historic District Great location/affordable rates! Conveniently 250 Spring Street, Charleston, SC 29403 located three miles from historic Charleston and (843) 722-4000 • CharlestonHIExpress.com one mile from USS Yorktown/Maritime Museum. Local beaches, shopping, golf and championship WEST ASHLEY tennis minutes away. Free high-speed internet access, free parking, free local calls, free USA Today newspaper. A, H, P, M/M, FW, R. $$.

HAMPTON INN MT. PLEASANT PATRIOTS POINT 255 Sessions Way, Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464 843.881.3300 charlestonpatriotspoint. hamptoninn.com Nestled at the base of the Ravenal Bridge, we’re located just minutes from downtown & Sullivan’s Conveniently located of Hwy 17 & I-526 Island, as well as great dining at Shem Creek. from Come joinTen us minutes at Hampton InnHistoric Patriot’sDistrict Point - we love 1943 havingSavannah you here!Hwy, A, CB, H, P, M/M, SC FW.29407 $$$. Charleston,

(843) 402-8300 • HIExpressCharleston.com

Both Hotels Offer: • Complimentary Continental Breakfast • Outdoor Pool and Sundeck • In-Room Microwaves and Refrigerators • Complimentary High-Speed Wireless Internet • Just Steps from Great Shopping and Restaurants • Waterfront Rooms Available

1126 Ocean Boulevard Isle of Palms, SC 29451 (888) 484.9004 PalmsCharleston.com

1401 Shrimp Boat Lane Mount Pleasant, SC 29464 (800) 523.4951 ShemCreekInn.com


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HAMPTON INN & SUITES MT. PLEASANT - ISLE OF PALMS

HOLIDAY INN CHARLESTON- MT. PLEASANT

1104 Isle of Palms Connector Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464 843.856.3900 or Toll Free 800.Hampton charlestonmtpleasantisleofpalms. hamptoninn.com

250 Johnnie Dodds Blvd. Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464 843.884.6000 himtpleasant.com

Located on the Isle of Palms Connector near Isle of Palms, South Carolina. The historic areas and Charleston Harbor are just a few minutes drive, and you’ll be four miles from Isle of Palms beaches and next door to Towne Centre Shopping Mall. CB, M/B, FC, P, K, M/M, FW. $$.

HILTON GARDEN INN CHARLESTON/MT PLEASANT 300 Wingo Way, Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464 843.606.4600 or Toll Free 877.STAY.HGI charlestonmtpleasant.hgi.com Opening early 2015. Conveniently located to all that Charleston has to offer, stay at our Mt. Pleasant hotel. Enjoy a cooked to order breakfast and comfortable guest rooms. Features include meeting space, business center, rooftop pool, exercise facility and on site restaurant. H, M/B, N, F, P, M/M, FW, RS, R, L. $$$$-$$$$$.

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You must experience one of the finest hotels in Mt. Pleasant! We offer Southern hospitality and charm with a fresh Lowcountry atmosphere coupled with exceptional service. Located at the foot of the Cooper River Bridge, only minutes from historic Charleston. Full Service. A, M/B, P, FW, RS, R. $$$.

HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES MOUNT PLEASANT 350 Johnnie Dodds Blvd. Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464 843.375.2600 or Toll Free 877.227.9927 hiexpress.com/mtpleasant Located at the foot of the Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge between Isle of Palms and historic Charleston, this “green,” state-of-the-art property is ideally located to major attractions. Features include outdoor pool, courtyard, complimentary “Express Start” hot breakfast bar and free wireless internet access. CB, H, M/B, N, F, P, M/M, FW. $$$.

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QUALITY INN & SUITES AT PATRIOTS POINT 196 Patriots Point Rd. Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464 843.856.8817 or Toll Free 800.704.4480 choicehotels.com/hotel-mount_pleasantsouth_carolina-SC064 Adjacent to Mt Pleasant Waterfront Park, Patriots Point Golf Links; central to all Lowcountry attractions and the beaches of Isle of Palms & Sullivan’s Island. Amenities include Hot Breakfast Buffet, WiFi, parking, outdoor pool & bike rentals. Groups welcome. CB, H, M/B, N, P, M/M, FW. $$$.

RESIDENCE INN BY MARRIOTT CHARLESTON MT. PLEASANT 1116 Isle of Palms Connector Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464 843.881.1599 marriott.com/chsmp Located in the heart of Mt. Pleasant, Residence Inn is adjacent to upscale shopping and dining. Moments from area beaches and historic downtown Charleston, whether visiting for business or pleasure Residence Inn Mt. Pleasant is the perfect location to call home. A, CB, H, M/B, N, F, P, K, FW. $$$$.

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SHEM CREEK INN 1401 Shrimp Boat Ln. Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464 843.881.1000 or Toll Free 800.532.4951 shemcreekinn.com Surrounded by a variety of restaurants, coastal wildlife and Lowcountry marshland, the Shem Creek Inn is ideally located between Charleston’s historic district and area beaches. This unique waterfront hotel features private balconies and a waterfront pool. CB, H, M/B, N, P, M/M, FW, R, L. $$$.

SLEEP INN MOUNT PLEASANT 299 Wingo Way, Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464 843.856.5000 or Toll Free 866.257.6267 sleepinn.com/hotel-mount_pleasant-south_ carolina-SC036 Three story hotel located minutes from downtown Charleston, Isle of Palms beach, and the new Waterfront Park. All rooms include a free hot breakfast, wi-fi, microwave and refrigerators. Outdoor swimming pool and a friendly staff. A, CB, H, M/B, P, M/M, FW. $$.

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Patriots Point Stay Close to Everything. y RENOVATIONS for 2015! Three miles from Historic Charleston Minutes from local beaches, golf courses and shopping One mile from Patriots Point USS Yorktown/ Maritime Museum 24-Hour Huddle House Family Restaurant on site Outdoor seasonal pool Group, AAA, AARP, Corporate and Military discounts FREE PARKING/FREE LOCAL CALLS/FREE USA TODAY/ FREE WI-FI internet access Every room includes micro-fridge, coffee maker, hair dryer, alarm clock radio, cable television, iron and board PET FRIENDLY rooms (SMOKING ROOMS ONLY, 25lb. limit) with a FEE. Telephone: 843-881-1800 Fax: 843-881-3769 Toll Free Direct: 866-637-8781 Toll Free: 800-DAYSINN mtpleasantdaysinn@hotmail.com www.daysinn.com Located at the foot of the Arthur Ravenel, Jr. Bridge on Hwy. 17 North 261 Johnnie Dodds Blvd. • Mount Pleasant, SC 29464

E AC H H O T E L O F F E R S : Daily Express StartSM Hot Breakfast Free Wi-Fi • Free Parking Outdoor Pool • Fitness Center Business Center • Meeting Space MOUNT PLEASANT

Near Cooper River bridge and Patriot’s Point Minutes from Historic District and beaches 350 Johnnie Dodds Blvd, Mt Pleasant, SC 29464 (877) 227-9927 • HIEMountPleasant.com

DOWNTOWN

Absolutely. Positively. Must visit.

Adjacent to Medical University of SC Less than 5 minutes to Historic District 250 Spring Street, Charleston, SC 29403 (843) 722-4000 • CharlestonHIExpress.com

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Conveniently located of Hwy 17 & I-526 Ten minutes from Historic District 1943 Savannah Hwy, Charleston, SC 29407 (843) 402-8300 • HIExpressCharleston.com


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WYNDHAM GARDEN MOUNT PLEASANT/CHARLESTON SC

DOUBLETREE BY HILTON HOTEL & SUITES CHARLESTON AIRPORT

1330 Stuart Engals Blvd. Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464 843.352.5100 or Toll Free 800.996.3426 wyndhamgardenmtpleasant.com

7401 Northwoods Blvd. North Charleston, SC 29406 843.518.6200 or Toll Free 800.222.8733 charlestonairportsuites.doubletree.com

Mount Pleasant’s newest address for elegant accommodations. Brand New - Located 10 minutes to historic downtown. All non smoking. 120 Guest Rooms, including 17 Suites. The ideal location for a time well spent in the Lowcountry. H, M/B, N, F, P, M/M, FW, R, L. $$$$.

Charleston welcomes her newest hotel. Convenient to shopping, dining, attractions and historic downtown Charleston. 149 tastefully appointed guest rooms & suites await you. Stay where the little things mean everything and a truly rewarding guest experience is guaranteed. H, M/B, N, F, P, AS, FW, RS, R, L. $$$.

NORTH CHARLESTON

EMBASSY SUITES CHARLESTON AREA CONVENTION CENTER

ALOFT CHARLESTON AIRPORT & CONVENTION CENTER

5055 International Blvd. North Charleston, SC 29418 843.747.1882 or Toll Free 800.362.2779 embassysuitescharleston.com

4875 Tanger Outlet Blvd. North Charleston, SC 29418 843.566.7300 or Toll Free 877.GO.ALOFT alofthotels.com/Charleston Aloft hotels are modern and fresh with loft-inspired design and free-flowing energy. Celebrate in the unique openness of no-walls, no-limit space. The Aloft Charleston is central to local businesses, the Charleston Area Convention Center & Coliseum, Tanger Outlets and historic Charleston. A, H, N, F, P, M/M, AS, FW, L. $$$.

THE CHARLESTON PLAZA HOTEL 4770 Goer Dr., North Charleston, SC 29406 843.747.1900 or Toll Free 800.747.1900 thecharlestonplaza.com

The Embassy Suites Charleston Area Convention Center is the perfect place to stay while you explore Charleston. Easy access to area attractions, minutes from historic downtown, free breakfast and two-room suites make this hotel a popular choice for visitors. A, CB, H, M/B, F, P, M/M, AS, RS, R, L. $$$.

FAIRFIELD INN & SUITES OF NORTH CHARLESTON 2600 Elms Center Rd. North Charleston, SC 29406 843.414.2700 or Toll Free 800.228.2800 marriott.com/chsne

One of the largest full-service hotels in North Charleston with over 10,500 square feet of flexible meeting space. Convenient to Tanger Outlets and the Charleston Area Convention Center. Enjoy Monikers Restaurant and Lounge for breakfast and dinner. Complimentary airport shuttle. A, H, M/B, N, F, P, M/M, AS, FW, RS, R, L. $$.

Rooms feature king or two double beds, hairdryer, iron/ironing board, coffeemaker. King suites available and include a sitting area with pullout sofa, mini-fridge and microwave. Complimentary continental breakfast, outdoor pool/whirlpool, fitness and business center. Blocks from Charleston Southern University and Trident Medical Center. CB, H, N, F, M/M, FW. $$$.

CROWNE PLAZA CHARLESTON AIRPORT/CONVENTION CENTER

FAIRFIELD INN & SUITES CHARLESTON AIRPORT HOTEL

4831 Tanger Outlet Blvd. North Charleston, SC 29418 843.744.4422 or Toll Free 800.2.CROWNE crowneplaza.com/charlestonsc

4841 Tanger Outlet Blvd. North Charleston, SC 29418 843.300.3100 or Toll Free 843.300.3101 marriott.com/chscs

Experience Lowcountry and high style at North Charleston’s only 4 Diamond AAA hotel. Located in the Tanger Mall Outlets and just minutes to historic downtown, golf and numerous attractions. Enjoy our Sweetgrass Restaurant & Porch, fireplace and pool. Complimentary airport shuttle. H, M/B, N, FC, P, M/M, AS, FW, RS, R, L. $$$.

Award winning Marriott hotel conveniently located adjacent to the Tanger Outlets & minutes away from the airport & the Charleston Area Convention Center. This newly renovated hotel, with oversized rooms, offers complimentary hot breakfast daily, Evening Managers Reception Mon-Fri, WIFI, pool, fitness center & shuttle. CB, H, M/B, N, FC, P, M/M, AS, FW, TD. $$$.

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EXPERIENCE THE HYATT TOUCH IN CHARLESTON See what happens when a hotel is designed around you.

Hyatt Place Charleston Airport/ Convention Center 3234 West Montague Avenue North Charleston, SC 29418 843.302.8600 phone 843.302.8601 fax

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• All non-smoking, 127 oversized guest rooms • Guest rooms feature complimentary Wi-Fi; 42” flat-panel HDTV that can be integrated with a laptop or mp3 player • Plush Hyatt Grand Bed and Cozy Corner in separate living room area with pull-out sofa sleeper • Gallery Café with complimentary breakfast and 24-hour service of made-to-order meals and snacks • Refrigerator in all guest rooms, microwaves upon request • 1080 sq ft of meeting/banquet space

• Full service bar featuring beer, wine, spirits, and Starbucks coffee/espresso • Tues. and Wed. Evening Manager’s Reception with complimentary beer, wine and snacks, 5:30pm to 7:30pm • Indoor pool and state-of-the-art fitness center • Complimentary guest laundry • Adjacent to the Charleston Area Convention Center Complex • Complimentary shuttle to airport, Centre Pointe Shopping area/Tanger Outlets and 3 mile radius of hotel

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· Daily Complimentary Full Hot Breakfast · Complimentary Full Hot Dinner, Monday–Thursday with Beer and Wine · Complimentary In-Suite High Speed Hard Wired and Wireless Internet Access · 42” Flat Screen LG Televisions with DVD Players in All Rooms · 24 Hour Bridgemart Shop · 24 Hour Business Center · Fitness Center with State of the Art Equipment

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Southern hospitality raised to an art form.

HAMPTON INN CHARLESTON NORTH 7424 Northside Dr. North Charleston, SC 29429 843.820.2030 hamptoninn.com Centrally located in North Charleston off I-26 Exit 209 Ashley Phosphate Road, we offer friendly service, clean rooms, free wifi, free breakfast and a complimentary Manager’s Reception MondayWednesday. We are also within walking distance to area restaurants, and Northwoods Mall.

Perfect place to plan large meetings, reunions, and receptions. 10,000 sq. ft. of divisible meeting and banquet space. Conveniently located near The Charleston Area Convention Center, Tanger Outlet and the airport. FREE wi-f, parking and airport shuttle.

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HILTON GARDEN INN CHARLESTON AIRPORT 5265 International Blvd. North Charleston, SC 29418 843.308.9330 charlestonairport.hgi.com Everything you need- right where you need it. Centrally located at airport, Convention Center, and Tanger Outlet Center area. Enjoy our Garden Grille, complimentary wi-fi, free parking, area shuttle, and 5,000 square feet of meeting space with catering services. H, M/B, N, F, P, M/M, AS, FW, RS, R, L. $$$-$$$$$.

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P 888.747.1900 www.thecharlestonplazahotel.com FAIRFIELD INN AND SUITES NORTH CHARLESTON 2540 North Forest Dr. North Charleston, SC 29420 gatewayhospitality.com The Fairfield Inn and Suites by Marriott is the right place to stay. Located in the North area and moments from the Charleston Area Convention Center Complex and International Airport. Complimentary amenities include deluxe hot breakfast, wireless Internet, business center, exercise facility, and outdoor pool. A, CB, H, MR, N, P. $$-$$$.

HAMPTON INN AND SUITES CHARLESTON UNIVERSITY 2688 Fernwood Dr. North Charleston, SC 29406 843.735.7500 hamptoninn.com Charleston’s newest Hampton Inn & Suites is located in North Charleston just off of University Blvd/HWY 78. Complimentary breakfast, wireless/ wired internet, business center, pool and fitness rooms are available to all of our hotel guests at no charge.

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HOLIDAY INN - CHARLESTON AIRPORT 5264 International Blvd. North Charleston, SC 29418 843.576.3000 877.834.3613 ihg.com/holidayinn/hotels/us/en/northcharleston/chsno/hoteldetail Holiday Inn Charleston Airport invites you to experience true Southern hospitality. Located conveniently by Charleston International Airport and the Charleston Area Convention Center, and only minutes from historic Downtown, we are close to everywhere you want to be. H, M/B, N, F, P, M/M, AS, FW, RS, R, L. $$$-$$$$$.

HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES CHARLESTON AIRPORT & CONVENTION CENTER 3025 West Montague Ave. North Charleston , SC 29418 843.554.2100 or Toll Free 877.834.3613 holidayinnexpress.com/charlestonarpt Located only minutes from the Charleston Airport, Charleston Area Convention Center and Coliseum, we offer convenience and comfort at the newest hotel in the area. Enjoy our indoor heated saline swimming pool, complimentary breakfast and area shuttle service during your stay! CB, H, M/B, N, F, P, M/M, AS, FW. $$$-$$$$$.

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HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES CHARLESTON / ASHLEY PHOSPHATE 7670 Northwoods Blvd. North Charleston, SC 29406 843. 553.1600 hiexpress.com/chastni-26 Enjoy Charleston’s southern hospitality and charm. We are centrally located to all major attractions and minutes from downtown. Free full hot breakfast, free parking, free internet, on-site gym, weekday Managers Reception. Walk to mall, movies and a variety of restaurants. CB, H, M/B, N, F, P, M/M, FW. $$$.

HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES CHARLESTON NORTH / HWY 78 2435 Elms Center Rd. North Charleston, SC 29406 843.569.3200 hiexpress.com/charleston-n Stay Smart in North Charleston with a stylish and comfortable hotel. From the cozy comfort of triplesheeted beds to the convenience of a microwave and fridge in all rooms, our aim is to pamper you and provide a gracious welcome. CB, H, M/B, N, F, P, M/M, FW. $$$.

HOME2 SUITES BY HILTON CHARLESTON AIRPORT/ CONVENTION CENTER 3401 West Montague Ave. North Charleston, SC 29418 843.744.4202 charlestonairportconventioncenter. home2suites.com Award winning all suites hotel. Complementary airport & local shuttle, breakfast, internet access, outdoor pool and more. Close to Tanger Outlets, Boeing, Bosch and more. Cruise Packages, Park & Fly and more. A, CB, H, F, P, K, AS, FW. $$$.

HOMEWOOD SUITES BY HILTON CHARLESTON AIRPORT 5048 International Blvd. North Charleston, SC 29418 843.735.5000 charlestonairport. homewoodsuites.com Award winning all suite hotel. Located 1.5 miles from Charleston International Airport and The Boeing Company. Homewood offers complimentary hot breakfast daily, Welcome Home reception M–Th, high speed Internet, outdoor pool, fitness center and business center. CB, M/B, N, F, P, K, M/M, AS, FW. $$$$.

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HYATT PLACE CHARLESTON AIRPORT/CONVENTION CENTER 3234 W. Montague Ave. North Charleston, SC 29418 843.302.8600 or Toll Free 800.233.1234 charlestonairport.place.hyatt.com Hyatt Place combines style and innovation to create a completely new hotel experience. An experience that offers an array of services and features designed to meet the evolving needs of today’s travelers. CB, H, M/B, N, F, P, M/M, AS, FW, R, L. $$.

HYATT PLACE NORTH CHARLESTON 7331 Mazyck Rd., North Charleston, SC 29406 843.735.7100 or Toll Free 800.233.1234 northcharleston.place.hyatt.com Hyatt Place is as unique as you are, offering everything you need to feel more relaxed, productive and comfortable. Relax in our spacious guestrooms featuring the Hyatt Grand Bed, Cozy Corner sleeper-sofa, 42” TV, complimentary hot breakfast and parking. CB, H, M/B, N, F, P, M/M, FW, R. $$.

NORTH CHARLESTON INN 2934 West Montague Ave. North Charleston, SC 29418 843.744.8281 or Toll Free 877.464.2700 northcharlestoninn.com Located at the intersection of W. Montague and I-26, this hotel is minutes away from Charleston International Airport, North Charleston Coliseum & Performing Arts Center and the Charleston Area Convention Center. Complete with conference facilities, outdoor pool, complimentary continental breakfast and high speed internet. A, CB, H, M/B, N, P, M/M, FW, L. $.

SLEEP INN NORTH CHARLESTON 7435 Northside Dr. North Charleston, SC 29420 843.572.8400 gatewayhospitality.com Award winning Choice hotel. Four-story interior corridor hotel, free breakfast, business center, free local calls; all rooms include 2-line speaker phones/ Internet access, coffee maker, iron, ironing board, hairdryer, HBO. Minutes from Historic District, airport, shopping, and restaurants. Evening cookie reception. A, F, N.

STAYBRIDGE SUITES 3729 Mazyck Rd. North Charleston, SC 29406 843.377.4600 or Toll Free 877.834.3613 staycharlestonsc.com Award winning; designed to provide guests with the comforts of home. Rooms equipped with a full kitchen, LCD TV, and sofa sleeper. Complimentary dinner from Mon-Thurs and free hot breakfast every day. We also have an indoor pool, fitness center, and free laundry facility. A, CB, H, F, P, K, FW. $$$$.

WINGATE BY WYNDHAM CHARLESTON 9280 University Blvd. North Charleston, SC, 29403 843.553.4444 or Toll Free 800.228.1000 charlestonwingate.com Charleston Southern University’s Wingate by Wyndham is located centrally to the greater Charleston area and includes complimentary breakfast, wireless internet access, an outdoor pool and whirlpool, a fitness center, business center, spacious guestrooms, free parking, as well as much more! CB, H, M/B, N, F, P, M/M, FW, TS. $$.

RESIDENCE INN BY MARRIOTT CHARLESTON AIRPORT 5035 International Blvd. North Charleston, SC 29418 843.266.3434 or Toll Free 800.MARRIOTT marriott.com/chsno Convenient to the Charleston International Airport, Tanger Factory Outlet Center, historic downtown, Boeing and area attractions. This all suite property includes full kitchens in every guest room. Complimentary deluxe breakfast served daily, free high-speed internet and evening social M-Th. Extended stay rates available. A, CB, H, M/B, N, F, P, K, M/M, AS, FW, TD, T. $$$$.

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HIS TORIC INNS Stay amid the splendor of Charleston’s historic charms at an inn where the heirloom silver gleams, handsome antiques appoint the rooms, and timeless manners greet you at the door.

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LOCATED IN THE HEART & SOUL OF HISTORIC CHARLESTON

PLANTERS INN, voted #1 Best U.S. Small City Hotel by Travel + Leisure ,

is located in the very heart of Charleston’s famed Historic District and is the only Relais & Châteaux property in South Carolina. Our spacious guest rooms and suites, sumptuous Baker Historic Charleston Collection four-poster beds, world class hospitality, and renowned PENINSULA GRILL cuisine harmoniously blend Charleston style with understated elegance. A MEMBER OF RELAIS & CHÂTEAUX, AN EXCLUSIVE COLLECTION OF HOTELS & RESTAURANTS IN ROMANTIC DESTINATIONS AROUND THE WORLD.

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112 North Market Street (843) 722-2345 FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK, INSTAGRAM, PINTEREST & TWITTER AT @ PLANTERSINNCHS


Pinckney & Church Streets

Queen Street

City Market

Waterfront Park

Meeting Street


Location has its Privileges In a city known for hospitality, it takes a special hotel to stand out from the crowd... Allow us to introduce you to five of them Andrew Pinckney Inn Overlooking the City Market Two blocks from King Street AndrewPinckneyInn.com | 800.505.8983

The Ellio House Inn B&B charm in a Civil War era residence Amidst world-famous restaurants Ellio�HouseInn.com | 877.727.0369

French Quarter Inn Charleston’s most awarded inn Along Charleston’s City Market FQICharleston.com | 866.812.1900

HarbourView Inn The Historic District’s only harbor view hotel One block from fine dining and nightlife HarbourViewCharleston.com | 888.853.8439

King Charles Inn A bastion of Southern Hospitality reborn In the heart of the Historic District KingCharlesInn.com | 866.546.4700


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19 BROAD STREET/ JACOBSON BUILDING 19 Broad St., Charleston, SC 29401 843.727.8262 19broad.com Full apartments perfect for 1-4 couples, family gatherings, and girls groups. Experience life in the Historic District with a short stroll to everything historic Charleston offers. Come home to Jacobson Building at 19 Broad. Location second to none! Circa 1794. K, M/M, FW. $$$.

32 CHARLOTTE STREET COTTAGE 32 Charlotte St., Charleston, SC 29403 843.577.3944 charlottestreetcottage.com Secluded, elegantly restored and furnished kitchen house in heart of historic district. Behind gates on acre of lush gardens, 2 bedroom, 1-1/2 bath home has the feel of a European villa. Full kitchen, washer/dryer, parking, luxury linens. Walk to all. 3 night minimum. A, N, K, M/M, FW.

1837 BED & BREAKFAST 126 Wentworth St., Charleston, SC 29401 843.723.7166 or Toll Free 877.723.1837 1837bb.com Built in the early 1800s, this Charleston, SC historic inn is a three-story Federal-style single house accompanied by a two-story carriage house. 1837 B&B is located in the heart of historic downtown and is within walking distance to galleries, restaurants and shopping. CB, N, M/M, FW.

ANDREW PINCKNEY INN 40 Pinckney St., Charleston, SC 29401 843.937.8800 or Toll Free 800.505.8983 andrewpinckneyinn.com Adjacent to the City Market, this circa 1840 boutique inn is within walking distance to worldrenowned restaurants, shops and historic sites. The three story atrium, rooftop terrace, valet parking and afternoon refreshments add to the allure of the inn. CB, H, M/B, N, M/M, FW. $$$.

ANSONBOROUGH INN 21 Hasell St., Charleston, SC 29401 843.723.1655 or Toll Free 800.723.1655 ansonboroughinn.com This delightful AAA 4 Diamond Boutique Inn is located near City Market and Aquarium Wharf. Originally a stationer’s warehouse, the hotel features exposed brick walls, heart pine beams and a soaring three story-atrium. Continental breakfast and wine & cheese included. CB, H, M/B, N, F, M/M, FW, L. $$$$.

BARKSDALE HOUSE INN 27 George St., Charleston, SC 29401 843.577.4800 barksdalehouse.com Barksdale House Inn offers 14 uniquely decorated rooms which may include fireplaces and whirlpool baths. We serve a complimentary breakfast. Rates include parking for 1 car per room. Afternoon sherry, iced tea and a delicate bite are served daily. A, CB, N, FW. $$$-$$$$$. 68

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ELLIOTT HOUSE INN 78 Queen St., Charleston, SC 29401 843.518.6500 elliotthouseinn.com This meticulously restored architectural treasure sits among the prominent homes of historic Charleston and is within walking distance to the City Market, galleries, and exquisite cuisine. Individually styled guestrooms open to a delightful courtyard. Amenities include daily continental breakfast, wine & cheese reception and complimentary bicycle rentals. $$$.

FRENCH QUARTER INN 166 Church St., Charleston, SC 29401 843.722.1900 or Toll Free 866.812.1900 fqicharleston.com Charleston’s most awarded luxury inn sits within one of the city’s oldest districts. The welcoming lobby opens to a secluded terrace; exceptional service and amenities including champagne upon arrival, afternoon reception, evening nightcap and artisan continental breakfast. CB, H, M/B, N, M/M, FW, RS, TD, R, L. $$$$.

FULTON LANE INN 202 King St., Charleston, SC 29401 843.720.2600 or Toll Free 800.720.2688 fultonlaneinn.com Totally non-smoking inn. Nestled among the city’s finest antique shops and restaurants. One of Charleston’s best-kept secrets. We offer luxurious rooms, some with whirlpools and fireplaces. Breakfast delivered to your room, complimentary Internet and afternoon wine & cheese reception. B, CB, H, M/B, N, FW. $$$$$.

HARBOURVIEW INN 2 Vendue Range Charleston, SC 29401 843.853.8439 or Toll Free 888.853.VIEW (8439) harbourviewcharleston.com With stunning views of Charleston’s harbor and steps away from Waterfront Park, this sophisticated AAA 4 Diamond inn features unparalleled service and upscale amenities. Unwind on the private rooftop terrace or explore Charleston’s award winning restaurants, shops and galleries in short walking distance. CB, H, N, M/B, M/M, FW, RS, TD. $$$$.

INDIGO INN One Maiden Lane, Charleston, SC 29401 843.577.5900 or Toll Free 800.845.7639 indigoinn.com An oasis of quiet luxury in the heart of Charleston’s Historic District. Lovely rooms with antique reproductions and period fabrics create an atmosphere of 19th century charm. Our secluded courtyard offers a comfortable respite from a busy day of touring, shopping and dining. A, CB, H, M/B, N, FW, TD. $$-$$$$$.

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Four Unique Inns in the Heart of Historic Downtown Charleston

John Rutledge House速 Inn 116 Broad St. 800-476-9741

Fulton Lane Inn 202 King St. 800-720-2688

Kings Courtyard Inn 198 King St. 800-845-6119

The Wentworth Mansion速 149 Wentworth St. 888-INN-1886

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BED & BREAKFAST...

& BRUNCH & DINNER & DRINKS. 101 Pitt Street | Mount Pleasant, SC 29464 | www.oldvillageposthouse.com | 843.388.8935 E XP LO RE C H A R L E S T O N . C OM

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JOHN RUTLEDGE HOUSE INN

MEETING STREET INN

116 Broad St., Charleston, SC 29401 843.723.7999 or Toll Free 800.476.9741 johnrutledgehouseinn.com

173 Meeting St., Charleston, SC 29401 843.723.1882 or Toll Free 800.842.8022 meetingstreetinn.com

Built in 1763 by John Rutledge, signer of the US Constitution, this historic inn offers guests elegant rooms in the original grand residence or charming rooms in the Inn’s carriage houses. Breakfast, afternoon tea and wireless Internet access all included. AAA Four Diamond. A, B, CB, H, N, FW, TS. $$$$$.

Distinctive lodging located near all the best restaurants, shops and visitor attractions. Charming guestrooms with period furnishings and four-poster beds overlooking our garden courtyard. We proudly offer true Southern hospitality – a delightful blend of 19th century charm and 21st century comforts. CB, H, M/B, N, P, M/M, FW, TD. $$-$$$$$.

KINGS COURTYARD INN 198 King St., Charleston, SC 29401 843.723.7000 or Toll Free 800.845.6119 kingscourtyardinn.com

OLD VILLAGE POST HOUSE

The inn offers 41 rooms that surround two inner courtyards and within walking distance of Charleston’s historic homes, gardens and churches. A block away from the City Market area. Continental breakfast, afternoon wine and cheese reception and wireless Internet access included with rooms. A, B, CB, H, M/B, N, FW. $$$$$.

Old Village Post House is a neighborhood tavern and inn nestled in Mount Pleasant’s historic Old Village. In feel and décor, it’s as comfortable as your best friend’s home - from the original worn pine floors to our lively tavern. CB, H, M/B, N, FW, RS, R, L. $$$$.

KING CHARLES INN 237 Meeting St., Charleston, SC 29401 843.723.7451 or Toll Free 866.546.4700 kingcharlesinn.com Located in the heart of downtown Charleston, the King Charles Inn offers ideal accommodations for those seeking the best Charleston has to offer. The property boasts complimentary parking, outdoor pool, nightly welcome reception and BREW Pub & Café – the hotel’s new dining option for breakfast and evening libations. H, M/B, N, F, P, M/M, FW, R, L. $$$.

KING GEORGE IV INN 32 George St., Charleston, SC 29401 843.723.9339 or Toll Free 888.723.1667 kinggeorgeiv.com Historic Freneau House c.1790, is a four story Federal-style house with three levels of side porches. Original hardwood floors, Oriental rugs, decorative fireplaces, antiques and 11 foot ceilings with plaster moldings. Full breakfast. Free off-street parking. Walk to historic Market. CB, K, M/M, N, FW. $$-$$$$$.

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101 Pitt St., Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464 843.388.8935 oldvillageposthouse.com

PLANTERS INN 112 N. Market St., Charleston, SC 29401 843.722.2345 or Toll Free 800.845.7082 plantersinn.com This award-winning 64-room Relais & Châteaux establishment overlooks City Market in the very heart of historic Charleston. Elegant guest rooms feature Baker historic Charleston Collection fourposter king beds. Cuisine by AAA Four-Diamond Peninsula Grill is served with style in the romantic garden courtyard. B, H, M/B, N, FW, TD, R, L. $$$$$.

RESTORATION ON KING 75 Wentworth St., Charleston, SC 29401 843.518.5100 or Toll Free 877.221.7202 restorationonking.com Positioned on the corner of King and Wentworth, this meticulously restored boutique hotel offers 16 “condo” style suites with exposed brick walls and original hardwood flooring. Guest Suites range from 800 – 1600 sq. ft and include full kitchens. Exemplary service and upscale amenities are the trademark and the rooftop terrace is one of the best in Charleston.

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THE SOCIETY HOUSE

Nestled in the center of historic Charleston’s shopping district on the corner of King and Society Streets, this tastefully appointed inn boasts spacious luxury suites with full kitchens, living room and unparalleled convenience to many of the city’s attractions. N, K, M/M, FW. $$$$.

TWO MEETING STREET INN 2 Meeting St., SC Charleston 29401 843.723.7322 or Toll Free 888.723.7322 twomeetingstreet.com Overlooking Battery Park and the harbor, Charleston’s signature Meeting Street Inn showcases curved piazzas, arched columns, Tiffany windows and distinctive turret. Originally an exquisite wedding gift, the inn proudly continues its 65-year legacy of luxury accommodations and genuine Southern hospitality. CB, N, FW. $$$$$.

WENTWORTH MANSION 149 Wentworth St., Charleston, SC 29401 843.853.1886 or Toll Free 888.476.9741 wentworthmansion.com World class accommodations located in the heart of the Historic District. Rooms have king beds, whirlpools and fireplaces. Breakfast, afternoon reception, wireless internet and parking included. 21 rooms of unparalleled beauty, accompanied by personalized service. Spa and restaurant on site. A, B, CB, H, M/B, N, S, FW, RS, TS, R. $$$$$.

ZERO GEORGE INN 0 George Street, Charleston, SC 29401 843.817.7900 zerogeorge.com Zero George is Charleston’s premiere boutique hotel, a collection of five restored historic residential buildings set in a private landscaped courtyard enclave. The accommodations feature contemporary design and furnishings while specializing in personalized concierge services, Zero Café + Bar, and private cooking classes. $$$$.

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292 King St., Charleston, SC 29401 843.972.1459 Toll Free 843.972.1459 thesocietyhouse.com


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21 EAST BATTERY BED & BREAKFAST

This privately owned bed and breakfast is nestled within the urban compound of Charleston’s historic 1825 Edmondston-Alston House. Here, in what was once the stables, carriage house and slave quarters, is a sequestered guest lodging. Newly refurbished. CB, N, K, M/M, FW, RS. $$$$$.

32 CHARLOTTE STREET COTTAGE 32 Charlotte St., Charleston, SC 29403 843.577.3944 charlottestreetcottage.com

64 Hasell St., Charleston, SC 29401 843.577.5900 or Toll Free 800.845.7639 jasminehouseinn.com This circa 1843 Greek revival mansion and carriage house offers eleven luxurious guestrooms. The main house features Italian marble bathrooms and gleaming hardwood floors. Just steps away from the City Market. CB, N, TD. $$$-$$$$$.

JOHN RUTLEDGE HOUSE INN 116 Broad St., Charleston, SC 29401 843.723.7999 or Toll Free 800.476.9741 johnrutledgehouseinn.com

Secluded, elegantly restored and furnished kitchen house in heart of historic district. Behind gates on acre of lush gardens, 2 bedroom, 1-1/2 bath home has the feel of a European villa. Full kitchen, washer/dryer, parking, luxury linens. Walk to all. 3 night minimum. A, N, K, M/M, FW.

Built in 1763 by John Rutledge, signer of the US Constitution, this historic inn offers guests elegant rooms in the original grand residence or charming rooms in the Inn’s carriage houses. Breakfast, afternoon tea and wireless Internet access all included. AAA Four Diamond. A, B, CB, H, N, FW, TS. $$$$$.

1837 BED & BREAKFAST

OLD VILLAGE POST HOUSE

126 Wentworth St., Charleston, SC 29401 843.723.7166 or Toll Free 877.723.1837 1837bb.com Built in the early 1800s, this Charleston, SC historic inn is a three-story Federal-style single house accompanied by a two-story carriage house. 1837 B&B is located in the heart of historic downtown and is within walking distance to galleries, restaurants and shopping. CB, N, M/M, FW.

BARKSDALE HOUSE INN 27 George St., Charleston, SC 29401 843.577.4800 barksdalehouse.com

101 Pitt St., Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464 843.388.8935 oldvillageposthouse.com Old Village Post House is a neighborhood tavern and inn nestled in Mount Pleasant’s historic Old Village. In feel and décor, it’s as comfortable as your best friend’s home - from the original worn pine floors to our lively tavern. CB, H, M/B, N, FW, RS, R, L. $$$$.

REGATTA INN 64 W 9th Street Ext., Folly Beach, SC 29439 843.588.0101 regattainnfollybeach.com

Barksdale House Inn offers 14 uniquely decorated rooms which may include fireplaces and whirlpool baths. We serve a complimentary breakfast. Rates include parking for 1 car per room. Afternoon sherry, iced tea and a delicate bite are served daily. A, CB, N, FW. $$$-$$$$$.

Experience the perfect combination of southern hospitality and Key West charm at the Regatta Inn, located on Sunset Cay Marina, Folly Beach, SC. We’re situated minutes from historic Charleston and a short stroll away from Folly’s finest restaurants and attractions. CB, H, M/B, M, M/M, S, TTD. $$$$$$$$.

BATTERY CARRIAGE HOUSE INN

TWO MEETING STREET INN

20 S Battery, Charleston, SC 29401 843.727.3100 or Toll Free 800.775.5575 batterycarriagehouse.com

2 Meeting St., Charleston, SC 29401 843.723.7322 or Toll Free 888.723.7322 twomeetingstreet.com

Romantic and cozy historic carriage house inn on the famous Battery Park (White Point Gardens) which overlooks the harbor. Elegant Small Hotels says: “This is definitely the right spot for a gracious, relaxing, European-style getaway south of the Mason-Dixon line.” CB, N, FW, TD. $$$$$.

Overlooking Battery Park and the harbor, Charleston’s signature Meeting Street Inn showcases curved piazzas, arched columns, Tiffany windows and distinctive turret. Originally an exquisite wedding gift, the inn proudly continues its 65-year legacy of luxury accommodations and genuine Southern hospitality.

THE COTTAGES ON CHARLESTON HARBOR

WATER’S EDGE INN

16 Patriots Point Rd., Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464 843.849.2300 or Toll Free 866.901.2688 thecottagesoncharlestonharbor.com Stay where relaxation meets sophistication at The Cottages on Charleston Harbor, one of Southern Living’s “Best Places to Stay in Charleston.” Enjoy a spacious living-room, full kitchen and porch in our two-bedroom cottages only steps from the water’s edge. A, B, CB, H, N, P, K, M/M, FW. $$$$$. EX PLO RECH A R L E S T O N . C OM

79 2nd Street West, Folly Beach, SC 29439 843.588.9800 or Toll Free 800.738.0884 innatfollybeach.com Whether you are looking for a quiet romantic getaway or a vacation destination by the shore, Water’s Edge Inn is your perfect place to stay in Folly Beach, SC. Experience tranquility and relaxation with premier amenities and true southern hospitality. CB, M/B, M, M/M, FW, TD. $$$-$$$$$. BED & BREAKFAST S

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21 East Battery, Charleston, SC 29401 843.556.0500 or Toll Free 888.721.7488 21eastbattery.com

THE JASMINE HOUSE


COT TAGES If renting an entire vacation house is not for you, but more space than a traditional hotel room is appealing, then you’ll want to tuck into a charming cottage for your Charleston area vacation.

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THE COTTAGES ON CHARLESTON HARBOR

THE LAKE HOUSE AT BULOW

Stay where relaxation meets sophistication at The Cottages on Charleston Harbor, one of Southern Living’s “Best Places to Stay in Charleston.” Enjoy a spacious living-room, full kitchen and porch in our two-bedroom cottages only steps from the water’s edge. A, B, CB, H, N, P, K, M/M, FW. $$$$$.

COTTAGES AT JAMES ISLAND COUNTY PARK

926 Hughes Rd., Johns Island, SC 29455 843.795.4386 charlestoncountyparks.com or lowcountryweddingvenues.com Located on a beautiful lake, with unforgettable views, the Lake House at Bulow is the perfect venue for vacations, reunions, weddings, and receptions. This luxury three-bedroom home, 15 minutes from Charleston, sleeps up to 12, includes full kitchen, 3½ bathrooms, living/entertainment areas, porches, patio, and Rumsford fireplace. A, FW, H, K, N. $$$$$.

871 Riverland Dr., Charleston, SC 29412 843.795.4386 charlestoncountyparks.com These ten fully-furnished, three-bedroom cottages are nestled within a 643-acre park, minutes from historic Charleston and the beach. Each sleeps up to eight and features a full kitchen, living area, a beautiful view of the Stono River marsh, and a screened porch. FW, H, K, M/B, N. $$$.

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Sophistication

Featured as one of Southern Livings “Best Places to Stay,” our Cottages offer a spacious living room, full kitchen, and private screened in porch overlooking Charleston Harbor.

Discover the escape you deserve 866-901-2688. thecottagesoncharlestonharbor.com 16 Patriots Point Rd. | Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464

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16 Patriots Point Rd., Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464 843.849.2300 or Toll Free 866.901.2688 thecottagesoncharlestonharbor.com


BE ACH RENTA L S If a sun-kissed stay with the facilities of home tops your vacation list, a beach rental is your ideal place to stay. Wake up early to enjoy the solitude of a daybreak beach. Watch everyone frolic in the waves at lunchtime. Wander along the sand during sunset. From villas designed to accommodate multi-families to intimate beach bungalows, the range of rentals available on our barrier islands offers something for everyone.

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The life you’ve always dreamed of exists – the wide beaches, the salty air, the time to dream bigger and play longer. It's the magic of Kiawah Island, and we'll help you discover it. Dive in.

Kiawah Island • Seabrook Island • Johns Island • Historic Charleston 4343 Betsy Kerrison Parkway, Johns Island, SC 29455 RENTALS 843-768-0273 \ SALES 843-768-3635 TOLL FREE 800-845-6966 pamharringtonexclusives.com


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EDISTO ISLAND EDISTO REALTY 1405 Palmetto Blvd., Edisto Beach, SC 29438 843.869.2527 or Toll Free 800.868.5398 edistorealty.com Edisto Realty offers the best selection of beachfront, golf course, creek front homes & condos. Come enjoy this outstanding sea island destination on one of the few remaining familyoriented, uncrowded & pristine beaches. Book online today for your next getaway to the coast.

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FOLLY BEACH – DUNES PROPERTIES 31 Center St. , Folly Beach, SC 29439 843.588.3800 or Toll Free 888.843.2322 dunesproperties.com “Charleston’s highest-rated vacation rental firm.” Nobody knows the Charleston Coast better®.

FRED HOLLAND 50 Center St., Folly Beach, SC 29439 843.588.2325 fredhollandrealty.com Over 35 years experience has made Fred Holland Realty the #1 choice for Folly Beach vacation rentals. With seasonal discounts, stay oceanfront for your next vacation, special event, or escape from home! We’ll be waiting for you……on the edge.

AVOCET PROPERTIES 38 Center St., Folly Beach, SC 29439 843.588.6699 or Toll Free 800.951.2470 avocetproperties.net Specializing in vacation rentals on Folly Beach, Avocet Properties is the best resource to find your next vacation or event home. Avocet Properties offers more than 175 accommodations to choose from with an experienced staff dedicated to providing unparalleled customer service. A, K.

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ISLE OF PALMS BEACHSIDE VACATIONS LLC. 1517-D Palm Blvd., Isle of Palms, SC 29451 843.886.5586 or Toll Free 888.722.4847 beachsidevacations.com Family owned beach vacation rental company offering an exceptional variety of homes and condominiums, one to ten bedrooms, on Charleston’s beaches and waterways. Full service with attention to detail. The perfect vacation location on Sullivan’s, Isle of Palms or Wild Dunes.

CARROLL REALTY, INC. 103 Palm Blvd., Isle of Palms, SC 29451 843.886.9600 or Toll Free 800.845.7718 carrollrealtyinc.com Carroll Realty Inc. is the oldest owner started full-service real estate company serving the Isle of Palms, Wild Dunes, & Sullivan’s Island. We specialize in the sale and rental of single-family homes & lots on the two islands.

EAST ISLAND RENTALS 29 JC Long Blvd., Ste. 104 Isle of Palms, SC 29451 Toll Free 866.886.0760 eastislandsrentals.com Specializing in upscale 3-10 bedroom oceanfront homes with pools on the Isle of Palms. 12 miles from historical downtown Charleston. Rent long weekends, and weekly. Call us to plan your next family vacation or business trip.

EXCLUSIVE PROPERTIES PO Box 467, Isle of Palms, SC 29451 843.886.4753 exclusivepropertiesus.com Exclusive homes for the discerning traveler-- We offer personalized concierge services to ensure a stress-free stay at the beach. Our pristine luxury homes have perks like infinity-edge pools, gourmet kitchens, elevators and private putting greens. A, B, N, P, K, M/M, FW, R, T, TP, L.

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Ofering a broad selection of luxury homes and villas from 1 to 11 bedrooms across Charleston’s Islands. Kiawah Island • Seabrook Island Isle of Palms • Sullivan’s Island • Wild Dunes Visit WVRCharleston.com or call 866.753.9593 Wyndham Vacation Rentals and related marks are registered trademarks and/or service marks in the United States and internationally. All rights reserved. ©2014 Wyndham Vacation Rentals North America, LLC. 14 Sylvan Way, Parsippany, NJ 07054 Printed in the U.S.A.


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Isle of Palms Luxury Oceanfront Rentals

1304 Palm Blvd., Isle Of Palms, SC 29451 844. 424.7052 islandrealty.com/?NCK=EXCHS_15_web Family owned since 1977, we offer 350+ vacation rentals on Isle of Palms, Wild Dunes, Sullivan’s Island, Goat Island and Mount Pleasant. Make your vacation an experience with our full service concierge department. Daily, weekly, and offseason monthly rentals. A, G, N, P, K, M/M, FW. $$$.

ISLE OF PALMS / WILD DUNES DUNES PROPERTIES 1400 Palm Blvd., Isle of Palms, SC 29451 843.886.5600 or Toll Free 888.843.2322 dunesproperties.com “Charleston’s highest-rated vacation rental firm.” Nobody knows the Charleston Coast better®

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WILD DUNES, ISLE OF PALMS, SULLIVAN’S ISLAND - WYNDHAM VACATION RENTALS 843.886.9704 or Toll-Free 866.270.8790 wyndhamvacationrentals.com Fully-equipped 1-11 bedroom Homes & Villas. Experience security-gated Wild Dunes, Isle of Palms Oceanfront to Intracoastal Waterway views or the classic Carolina beach homes of Sullivan’s Island. Deepwater Isle of Palms Marina offers fishing, watersports & eco-tours. 30 minutes from historic Charleston. G,K,M/M,T. $$$$$.

WILD DUNES RESORT 5757 Palm Blvd., Isle of Palms, SC 29451 888.845.8920 wilddunes.com

EDISTO REALTY

We cover the waterfront!

View our full list of rentals and book online at

www.edistorealty.com Come see us at 1405 Palmetto Blvd., Edisto Beach, SC 29438 On the Boulevard! Toll Free — 1-800-868-5398 | Local — 843-869-2527 | E-mail — info@edistorealty.com

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Find your ideal vacation home or condo rental at Wild Dunes Resort. Rentals offer the benefits of a private resort experience, featuring access to exclusive guest privileges and amenities. With our wide selection you’ll enjoy an unforgettable island getaway.

KIAWAH ISLAND ANDELL INN 300 Farm Lake View Rd. Kiawah Island, SC 29455 843.793.6050 andellinn.com Kiawah’s compelling new boutique hotel! Indulge in short trips or weeks of vacation. One and two bedroom plans feature full kitchens and living rooms. Resort pool, prestigious golf, tennis and pristine beaches. Marina sunset cruises. Complimentary breakfast. Marriott Rewards Hotel. A, CB, H, M/B, N, F, P, K, M/M, FW. $$$$$. E X PL ORECHARL EST ON.COM


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Beachwalker offers family vacation rentals at Charleston’s premier island resorts…from charming one-bedroom villas to luxurious seven-bedroom homes. Long or short-term stays with seasonal discounts available. Call us or visit our website to book your vacation today! Toll Free 1-800-334-6308

Local 843-768-1777

A destination by the sea, Charleston’s area beaches offer something for everyone.

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SEABROOK EXCLUSIVES

140 Gardeners Circle Kiawah Island, SC 29455 843.768.1777 beachwalker.com

4343 Betsy Kerrison Pkwy. Johns Island, SC 29455 843.768.0808 or Toll Free 888.718.7949 pamharringtonexclusives.com/seabrook

Beachwalker is a independent, family-owned vacation rental company. For 30 years, we have specialized in memorable vacations on award winning Kiawah and Seabrook Islands. With over 150 properties available, from scenic 1 bedroom villas to 7 bedroom ocean-view homes, we have the ideal location for you. A, N, K, FW. $$-$$$$$.

Featuring a large selection of vacation rentals on Seabrook Island. Choose from 1 bedroom villas to 5 bedroom homes with ocean, golf, marsh or scenic views. Pet friendly! Resort amenities include golf, tennis, oceanfront pools, fitness center and equestrian center. A, G, N, F, P, K, FW, T.

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SEABROOK ISLAND - WYNDHAM VACATION RENTALS

115 Freshfields Dr. Kiawah Island, SC 29455 843.768.2300 or Toll-Free 866.269.8520 wyndhamvacationrentals.com

115 Freshfields Dr., Johns Island, SC 29455 843.768.5000 or Toll-Free 866.270.8756. wyndhamvacationrentals.com

Deluxe, fully-equipped 1-7 bedroom homes & villas featuring a variety of views. Oceanfront, scenic, marsh, river & wooded. 30+ miles of bike trails extending to Freshfields Village +10-miles of hardpacked beach. Deepwater Bohicket Marina nearby. Championship golf. 30 minutes from historic Charleston. G, K, M/M, T. $$$$$.

Seabrook Island Resort has enjoyed a $31-million update. Enjoy the fabulous amenities + fullyequipped lodging in 1-6 bedroom homes & villas. Championship golf & tennis. Fitness center. Beach club with sparkling pools. Equestrian center. Deepwater Bohicket Marina adjacent. 3 mile beach. Just 30 minutes from historic Charleston. G,K.M/M,T. $$$$.

PAM HARRINGTON EXCLUSIVES 4343 Betsy Kerrison Pkwy. Johns Island, SC 29455 843.768.0273 or Toll Free 800.845.6966 pamharringtonexclusives.com Twenty-one miles south of Charleston with ten miles of beach, five pro golf courses, two tennis facilities, biking, boating, fishing and more! We offer one-to-six bedroom accommodations. Our commitment is to excellence in service, quality and personalized attention. Please Inquire.

SEABROOK ISLAND BEACHWALKER RENTALS – SEABROOK ISLAND 140 Gardeners Circle, Johns Island, SC 29455 843.768.1777 or Toll Free 800.334.6308 beachwalker.com Celebrating 30 years, Beachwalker specializes in memorable vacations on Seabrook & Kiawah Islands. Offering 150 properties, from scenic 1 bedroom villas to luxurious 7 bedroom oceanview homes, please contact us, “your family at the beach,” to book your next vacation. A, N, F, P, K, M/M, FW. $$$$.

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Te Finet Beach Rentals on Seabrook Island

Seabrook Exclusives offers a variety of beach rental options. Choose from 1-5 bedrooms: Villas, Cottages and Private Homes on a private Resort Island just 20 miles south of Charleston. PRISTINE BEACHES • OCEANFRONT POOLS • CHAMPIONSHIP GOLF TENNIS CENTER • OCEANSIDE DINING • PET FRIENDLY TOO! View our properties and book online at

PamHarringtonExclusives.com/SeabrookStay Local: 843.768.0808 • Toll-Free: 888.718.7949


BE ACH RESOR TS The raw natural beauty of a pristine barrier island meets the award-winning service and world-class amenities of a polished resort. If that combination sounds appealing, we’ll save a tee time for you. Or a tennis lesson. Or a naturalist-led kayak expedition. Or a sea salt scrub at the spa. You name it, and our resorts will deliver on your dream vacation.

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KIAWAH ISLAND GOLF RESORT

SEABROOK ISLAND

One Sanctuary Beach Dr. Kiawah Island, SC 29455 843.768.2121 or Toll Free 800.654.2924 kiawahresort.com

2001 Seabrook Island Rd., Seabrook Island, SC 29455 843.768.9121 townofseabrookisland.org

Kiawah Island named #1 Island in North America and #2 in the World by readers of Condé Nast Traveler. Experience what many consider the finest collection of golf courses in the world. 10 miles of private beach, award-wining tennis, dining, family activities including three pool complexes and nearby historic Charleston. Call for free Travel Planner.

Just miles from Charleston, Seabrook Island is a welcoming community with pristine beaches, two championship golf courses, a tennis center, horseback riding, fine and casual dining, a marina and more. While vacationing on Seabrook Island, make it uniquely yours. G, M/B, N, F, P, R, T, TP, L.

THE SANCTUARY AT KIAWAH ISLAND GOLF RESORT One Sanctuary Beach Dr. Kiawah Island, SC 29455 843.768.2121 or Toll Free 800.654.2924 kiawahresort.com

WILD DUNES RESORT 5757 Palm Blvd., Isle of Palms, SC 29451 888.845.8920 wilddunes.com Find your ideal beach getaway minutes from downtown Charleston. Rentals offer the benefits of a private resort experience with exclusive guest privileges and amenities. With our wide selection you’ll enjoy an unforgettable island getaway.

A grand seaside resort hotel set on Kiawah Islandvoted #1 Island in North America by the readers of Condé Nast Traveler. Ten miles of private beach, 225 spacious guest rooms, spectacular ocean views, nature themed spa, 18,000 sq feet of meeting space, three pools and two oceanfront dining rooms.

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From the sound of crashing surf on a shell-strewn beach to the sudden exhales of breeching dolphins, the symphony of the Charleston area is indelibly influenced by its coastal geography. Surrounded by barrier islands and connected by scores of bridges, including one of the longest cable-stayed structures in North America, the Charleston area is home to five different beach towns, each with distinctive character and amenities. From north to south, the towns are Isle of Palms, Sullivan’s Island, Folly Beach, Kiawah Island and Seabrook Island. An upclose look at the different islands and great lodging packages can be found at charlestonareabeaches.com. 90

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WHAT TO SEE & DO The oldest landscaped gardens in America. Earthquake bolts. The spot where the first shot of the Civil War was fired. Sweetgrass baskets. The golf course that hosted the 2012 PGA Championship. Joggling boards. One of the oldest public markets in America. Charleston is a sophisticated Southern city surrounded by miles of beaches with plenty to do… or not do… it’s all up to you. Explore, relax, enjoy. aquarium & parks

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Aqua rium & Pa rks Until you’ve stood in the shadow of a slow-moving shark, you have not witnessed the sheer wonder of an underwater world. See schools of beautifully colored fish, majestic turtles, and other sea life at this vibrant maritime ecosystem that brings the ocean and its many secrets to your fingertips.

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AQUARIUM SOUTH CAROLINA AQUARIUM 100 Aquarium Wharf, Charleston, SC 29401 843.577.3474 scaquarium.org With more to explore every day, share in the wonders of South Carolina’s backyard. Marvel at turtles, stingrays, sharks, otters, jellyfish, alligators and more. Daily dive shows and interactive programs. Travel through the new Madagascar Journey exhibit featuring ring-tailed lemurs.

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THE BATTERY/ WHITEPOINT GARDEN 843.724.7327 The Battery, which includes a park known as White Point Garden, is a landmark promenade in Charleston, stretching along the shores of the Charleston peninsula and bordered by the Ashley and Cooper Rivers. Fort Sumter is visible from the Cooper River side and the point, as is Castle Pinckney, the World War II aircraft carrier USS Yorktown, Fort Moultrie and Sullivan’s Island.

CAW CAW INTERPRETIVE CENTER 5200 Savannah Hwy (Highway 17 South) Ravenel, SC 29470 843.889.8898 or 843.795.4386 charlestoncountyparks.com Journey from past to present and heritage to habitat. Caw Caw is rich in natural, cultural, and historical resources. Enjoy miles of trails, elevated wetland boardwalks, and former 18th-19th century rice fields. Favored habitat for rare wildlife. Dogs and bicycles not permitted.

CENTER FOR BIRDS OF PREY 4872 Seewee Rd., Awendaw, SC 29429 843.971.7474 thecenterforbirdsofprey.org Discover the life of raptors through guided walking tours, educational conservation programs and captivating flight demonstrations. See more than 120 different birds of prey including eagles, owls, kites, hawks, falcons and more! Public programs: Thursday to Saturday, 10:30am and 2pm.

CHARLES PINCKNEY NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE

CHARLES TOWNE LANDING STATE HISTORIC SITE 1500 Old Towne Rd., Charleston, SC 29407 843.852.4200 charlestownelanding.travel Begin your Charleston experience where English settlers established the first permanent European colony in Carolina. This 664-acre historic treasure boasts a replica 17th-century tall ship, functional cannons, a zoo, and an award-winning museum! An exceptional experience at an affordable price.

FOLLY BEACH COUNTY PARK 1100 West Ashley Ave. Folly Beach, SC 29439 843.588.2426 or 843.795.4386 charlestoncountyparks.com Located on the west end of the island, situated between the Atlantic Ocean and the Folly River. Lifeguards are on duty seasonally. Skimmer Flats, a major Eastern Brown Pelican rookery, is visible at the west end of the park. Visit our website for amenities/gate fees/hours.

FOLLY BEACH FISHING PIER 101 E Arctic Ave., Folly Beach, SC 29439 843.588.3474 or 843.795.4386 charlestoncountyparks.com Great saltwater fishing, walking, birding, dining, and breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean are just some of the possibilities offered at this 1,045 ft landmark pier. Special events and tournaments held seasonally. Visit our website for amenities, fees, and hours of operation.

HAMPTON PARK 30 Mary Murray Blvd., Charleston, SC 29403 843.724.7327 A historic park with camellias and azaleas in bloom in spring, roses bloom in the summer; 1-mile nature trail; Charleston’s mounted horse patrol stables nearby.

ISLE OF PALMS COUNTY PARK 1 14th Ave., Isle of Palms, SC 29451 843.886.3863 or 843.795.4386 charlestoncountyparks.com Enjoy 600 feet of beautiful ocean frontage, with lifeguards on duty seasonally along a designated swimming area. The park is conveniently located at the foot of the Isle of Palms Connector. Visit our website for amenities, gate fees, and hours of operation.

1254 Long Point Rd., Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464 843.881.5516 nps.gov/chpi Daily 9:00am to 5:00pm, closed New Year’s, Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. Free admission. The National Park Service preserves a remnant of Founding Father Charles Pinckney’s plantation, Snee Farm. An 1828 Lowcountry cottage serves as museum and visitor center. 20-minute film & ½ mile trail.

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JAMES ISLAND COUNTY PARK 871 Riverland Dr., Charleston, SC 29412 843.795.7275 or 843.795.4386 charlestoncountyparks.com This 643-acre park, with exceptional recreational opportunities, is a short drive from Charleston. Features: paved trails for walking, biking, and skating; seasonal spray play fountain; off-leash dog park; and picnic spots with grills. Visit our website for additional amenities, fees, and hours of operation.

KIAWAH BEACHWALKER PARK 8 Beachwalker Dr., Kiawah, SC 29455 843.768.2395 or 843.795.4386 charlestoncountyparks.com

MCLEOD PLANTATION 325 Country Club Dr., Charleston, SC 29412 843.795.4386 charlestoncountyparks.com Opening Spring 2015! The 36-acre McLeod Plantation located on James Island was established in 1851. It is an important Gullah/Geechee heritage site carefully preserved in recognition of the generations of enslaved people and its cultural and historical significance in American History.

MOUNT PLEASANT MEMORIAL WATERFRONT PARK 99 Harry M. Hallman, Jr. Blvd. Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464 comeonovermp.com Located at the foot of the Ravenel Bridge, featuring a visitor center/reception facility, Sweetgrass Cultural Arts Pavilion, a war memorial and nauticalthemed playground. Adjacent to the Mount Pleasant Pier.

MOUNT PLEASANT PIER 71 Harry Hallman Blvd. Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464 843.762.9946 or 843.795.4386 charlestoncountyparks.com Enjoy beautiful views of the Arthur Ravenel, Jr. Bridge and Charleston Harbor. This 1,250-ft pier features: River Watch Cafe and Gift Shop, swings and shade structures, fishing tackle sales, and rod rentals. Visit our website for additional amenities, fees, and hours of operation.

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1001 Everglades Ave. North Charleston, SC 29405 843.740.5854 northcharleston.org Set on the banks of the Cooper River, the park boasts a performance pavilion, expansive lawn, and picnic shelter, as well as 10 acres of walking paths, playground, fishing pier, boardwalk, dog park, and play fountain. Hosts Greater Charleston Naval Base Memorial and annual National Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition. Free parking/admission.

PALMETTO ISLANDS COUNTY PARK 444 Needlerush Pkwy. Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464 843.884.0832 or 843.795.4386 charlestoncountyparks.com This 943-acre park offers a variety of recreational opportunities, including crabbing and fishing along tidal creeks and lagoons, an off-leash dog park, biking/walking paths, paddle boats, and picnic sites with grills. Visit our website for additional amenities, fees, and hours of operation.

SHEM CREEK PARK Coleman Blvd. at Shem Creek Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464 843.884.8517 tompsc.com Shem Creek Park in Mount Pleasant is located off Coleman Boulevard in close proximity to the Charleston Harbor. A float dock is available for mooring day trippers, or board a water taxi. Take a leisurely stroll or welcome the shrimp trawlers along the long boardwalk.

WANNAMAKER COUNTY PARK 8888 University Blvd. (Highway 78) North Charleston, SC 29406 843.572.7275 or 843.795.4386 charlestoncountyparks.com This nature-oriented park provides guests with a variety of recreational opportunities. Features: miles of paved trails for walking, biking, and skating; seasonal sprinkler area; off-leash dog park; playgrounds; and picnic sites with grills. Visit our website for additional amenities, fees, and hours of operation.

WATERFRONT PARK Vendue Range and Concord St. Charleston, SC 29401 843.724.7327 This park is an eight-acre linear park and pier along the Charleston harbor entry. The park masterfully combines spectacular fountains, spacious lawns, intimate garden “rooms,” walking and jogging path and a long pier with picnic tables and wooden swings.

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Voted a Top Ten Beach in America, it’s a spot not to be missed. Beachwalker Park offers the only public beach access on Kiawah Island. Lifeguards on duty seasonally, along a designated swimming area. Visit our website for amenities, fees, and hours of operation.

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Historic For ts Imagine a time when residents had to defend the city from plundering pirates, imperialist countries, and its own countrymen—take a tour of military outposts located in Charleston to discover what life was like when cannon balls lit up the night sky.

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COLONIAL DORCHESTER STATE HISTORIC SITE

FORT SUMTER NATIONAL MONUMENT

20 miles northwest of Charleston off SC Hwy. 642, Summerville, SC 29485 843.873.1740

Fort Sumter is located in Charleston Harbor. Correspondence should be sent to park headquarters at: 1214 Middle St., Sullivan’s Island, SC 29482 843.883.3123 nps.gov/fosu

Su-M 9am-6pm. Dorchester was settled in 1696 by a small group of Congregationalists on a high bluff on the east bank of the Ashley River. Today, the ruins of Fort Dorchester, old St. George’s Church, and interesting archaeological excavations mark the site of Dorchester.

FORT MOULTRIE 1214 Middle St., Sullivan’s Island, SC 29482 843.883.3123 nps.gov/fomo

FORT SUMTER VISITOR EDUCATION CENTER AT LIBERTY SQUARE Located at 340 Concord St., Charleston, SC 843.883.3123 nps.gov/fosu The Visitor Center is open daily from 8:30am to 5pm, and admission is free. Closed New Year’s Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day. This National Park Service facility is the primary departure point for visitors to Fort Sumter. Exhibits provide an overview of events leading up to the Civil War.

Don’t just cruise by Fort Sumter Stop and get off the boat to experience this National Treasure as only Fort Sumter Tours can provide.

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The Visitor Center is open daily from 9:00am to 5:00pm, closed New Year’s Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. The first decisive patriot victory over the British Navy on June 28, 1776 at a palmetto log fort on the shores of Charleston Harbor galvanized the patriots’ cause for independence. The National Park Service interprets 171 years of American seacoast defenses from 1776 to 1947. The Visitor Center houses exhibits on Fort Moultrie’s history and a 20-minute orientation film. Adults $3; Seniors (62+) $1; Children (15 and under) free; Families $5.

Open daily except New Year’s Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. Hours vary according to the season. Concessionaire ferries depart from Liberty Square in Charleston and from Patriots Point in Mt. Pleasant. America’s most tragic conflict ignited at Fort Sumter on April 12, 1861, when a chain reaction of social, economic and political events exploded into civil war. A powerful symbol to both the South and the North, Fort Sumter remains a memorial to all who fought to hold it. The fort may be visited by concession operated ferry boat or private boats.


Historic Homes & Buil dings Charleston is home to one of the largest and best-preserved historic districts in America. Don’t be content to simply marvel at Antebellum mansions from the sidewalk. Explore the interior of the city’s vaunted-dwellings-turned-house-museums. See how the Colonial wealth parlayed into social graces and beloved traditions at these living examples of Charleston history.

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Exprience Carleston’s Fines

AIKEN-RHETT HOUSE, C. 1820

NATHANIEL RUSSELL HOUSE, C. 1808

Charleston’s Most Intact Antebellum Mansion

Charleston’s Grandest Neoclassical House Museum

48 Elizabeth St. • 843.723.1159 • Daily: 10-5pm, Sun: 2-5pm www.historiccharleston.org/Aiken-Rhett

51 Meeting St. • 843.724.8481 • Daily: 10-5pm, Sun: 2-5pm www.historiccharleston.org/Russell

Historic Charleston Foundation works to preserve the historical, architectural, and cultural character of Charleston and the Lowcountry. Visit our historic house museums and experience our mission at work. Afterward stop by The Shops of Historic Charleston Foundation and peruse our jewelry, gifts, furnishings, home accessories, and the city’s largest bookstore dedicated to local culture, cuisine, gardens, and history.

Philip Simmons Heart Collection

HOPS of HISTORIC CHARLESTON FOUNDATION 1 T108HEMSEETING STREET HOURS: M-S: 9 - 6, SUN: 12-5 (843) 724-8484 ARKET SHOP of HISTORIC CHARLESTON FOUNDATION 2 M 188 MEETING STREET HOURS: DAILY, 9:30 - 6 www.historiccharleston.org

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68TH ANNUAL FESTIVAL of HOUSES & GARDENS: MARCH 19 - APRIL 19, 2015 Enjoy this rare opportunity to go inside the magnificent private houses and gardens of Charleston. For tickets and information: visit www.HistoricCharleston.org/Events or call 843-722-3405.


THE CHARLESTON LIBRARY SOCIETY 164 King St., Charleston, SC 29401 843.723.9912 charlestonlibrarysociety.org M-F 9:30am-5:30pm; Sa 9:30am-2pm. Established December 28, 1748 by seventeen young gentlemen of various trades. The library paved the way for the founding of the College of Charleston in 1770 and provided the core collection of artifacts for the founding of the Charleston Museum.

THE COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON St. Philip and George sts., Charleston, SC 843.953.5507 cofc.edu

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Founded in 1770, the first municipal college in America was built on land set aside for educational purposes. Present main building was designed by eminent Philadelphia architect William Strickland, built in 1828, and paid for by voluntary subscription by the people of Charleston.

DRAYTON HALL 3380 Ashley River Rd., Charleston, SC 29414 843.769.2600 or Toll Free 888.349.0588 draytonhall.org

AIKEN-RHETT HOUSE

The oldest unrestored plantation house in America still open to the public. Admission includes guided House Tour, Connections Program: From Africa to America, interactive landscape tour, AfricanAmerican cemetery, nature walks, museum shop. Please call ahead for hours and tour times.

48 Elizabeth St., Charleston, SC 29403 843.723.1159 historiccharleston.org/aiken-rhett

EDMONDSTON-ALSTON HOUSE

The city’s most intact antebellum urban complex (c. 1820). Historic interiors, surviving virtually unaltered since 1858, have been conserved and stabilized. Many family objects are still found in the rooms for which they were purchased. $12. M-Sa 10am– 5pm, Su 2pm–5pm. Last tour beings at 4:15 p.m.

Dating to 1825 and located on Charleston’s High Battery, guided tours invite visitors to step into a world of antebellum elegance and style. Visitors will see furniture, silver and paintings original to the Alston family, and breathtaking views of the harbor from the second-floor piazza.

AVERY RESEARCH CENTER FOR AFRICAN-AMERICAN HISTORY AND CULTURE

THE HEYWARD- WASHINGTON HOUSE

21 East Battery, Charleston, SC 29401 843.722.7171 edmondtonalston.com

125 Bull St., Charleston, SC 29424 843.953.7609 avery.cofc.edu

87 Church St. Charleston, SC 29401 843.722.2996 charlestonmuseum.org

Reading room and archives open 10am-5pm M-F and 12-5pm Sa. Walk-in tours open M-Sa 12-5pm. Group tours by appointment. (1990 Carolopolis Award). Beautifully restored facility, site of former Avery School built in 1865. Tour of building includes exhibits and archives.

Built in 1772, “Charleston’s Revolutionary War House” was the town-home of Thomas Heyward, Jr., signer of the Declaration of Independence. The home features magnificent Charleston-made furniture and a formal 18th century garden. See website or call for hours and pricing.

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THE HISTORIC DOCK STREET THEATRE 135 Church St., Charleston, SC 29401 Box office 843.577.7183 charlestonstage.com “America’s First Theatre,” located in the heart of downtown Charleston, is home to the City’s finest cultural institutions including Spoleto Festival USA and Moja Arts Festival. Charleston Stage, the theatre company in residence at Dock Street, presents a full season of plays each year.

JOSEPH MANIGAULT HOUSE 350 Meeting St. Charleston, SC 29403 843.722.2996 charlestonmuseum.org

MIDDLETON PLACE HOUSE MUSEUM 4300 Ashley River Rd., Charleston, SC 29414 843.556.6020 or Toll Free 800.782.3608 middletonplace.org Built in 1755, the House Museum interprets generations of the Middleton family -- rice barons who shaped the history of the U.S. from the founding of Charleston to the Civil War. Guided tours describe the amazing collection of original Middleton family portraits, furniture, silver, jewelry and documents.

THE MORRIS ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE savethelight.org Morris Island is located off of Folly Beach and is an ecologically and historically sensitive barrier island. One of Charleston’s best known and most beloved landmarks is recognized as one of the top 100 cultural sites in the state of South Carolina by the Heritage Trust Program Board.

Market St. between Meeting and East Bay sts., Charleston, SC Open M-Su. Built in 1841, it features small shops, restaurants and a flea market with everything from produce to antiques. Hear the lilting dialect of Gullah ladies as they weave and sell handmade sweetgrass baskets.

OLD EXCHANGE AND PROVOST DUNGEON 122 East Bay St., Charleston, SC 29401 843.727.2165 oldexchange.org Built by the British in 1771, American Patriots were held prisoner in the Provost during the War of America’s Independence. One of the three most historically significant buildings of colonial America. Educational tours/evening events. Adults $9; 7-12 $5; 6 and under free.

THE POWDER MAGAZINE 79 Cumberland St., Charleston, SC 29401 843.722.3767 nscda.org/museums/ southcarolina.htm Oldest public building in the Carolinas. The Powder Magazine stored the powder crucial for defending Charleston. Although replaced by a newer magazine in 1748, it served effectively until the American Revolution. Restored to its midnineteenth century appearance and open as a National Historic Landmark.

SOUTH CAROLINA HISTORICAL SOCIETY 100 Meeting St., Charleston, SC 29401 843.723.3225 schistory.org The state’s oldest historical society maintaining a vast research library and archives. Researchers are invited to explore our collections. Members conduct research for free and receive the Society’s publications. Tours available by appointment.

NATHANIEL RUSSELL HOUSE 51 Meeting St., Charleston, SC 29401 843.724.8481 historiccharleston.org/russell Grand Federal townhouse completed in 1808. Restored interior w/ elaborate ornamentation and a magnificent free-flying staircase. Set amid spacious gardens and furnished with period antiques, the house evokes the gracious lifestyle of the city’s elite. $12. M-Sa 10am– 5pm, Su 2pm – 5pm. Last tour beings at 4:15 p.m.

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Built in 1803, the Joseph Manigault House is an exceptional example of Federal period architecture. This National Historic Landmark displays a remarkable collection of period English and French furnishings dating to the early 19th century. See website or call for hours and pricing.

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Charleston’s rich heritage is a unique blend of European and African cultures.

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Historic Houses of Worship Stand in almost any spot on Charleston’s lower peninsula and you will hear a heavenly symphony of church bells on Sunday mornings. With the dense population of historic churches located downtown, finding a sanctuary to explore is as simple as taking a leisurely stroll along the sidewalks. Take a look at the skyline, which is dotted with church steeples, to understand why Charleston is called the Holy City.

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CATHEDRAL OF ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST

FIRST (SCOTS) PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

122 Broad St. (corner of Broad and Legare) Charleston, SC 29401 843.724.8395 catholic-doc.org/cathedral/

53 Meeting St., Charleston, SC 29401 843.722.8882

Built between 1890 and 1907, the building is constructed of Connecticut Brownstone with star shaped indentations on the surface. The land was purchased in 1820 by Bishop England who was the 1st bishop of the diocese.

THE CATHEDRAL OF ST. LUKE & ST. PAUL 126 Coming St., Charleston, SC 29403 843.722.7345 stlukeandstpaul.org

CIRCULAR CONGREGATION CHURCH 150 Meeting St., Charleston, SC 29401 843.577.6400 Open to visitors when tour guides are available. Organized in 1681, this church became The Independent Church of Charles Towne. Meeting Street adopted its name from the Meeting House built to house the independent congregation. In 1806, a unique circular building, designed by Robert Mills, became known as the Circular Church. In 1861, a fire destroyed the building. In 1891, the fourth and present building on the site integrated the brick from the burned building of the 1886 earthquake into the new building. The Circular Church established the first Sunday School in South Carolina.

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH 61 Church St., Charleston, SC 29401 843.722.3896 Sunday services, 8:45am worship, 9:45am Bible school, 11am worship and 6:30pm vesper service. First Baptist Church is the oldest Baptist Church in the South, founded in 1682. The present sanctuary building, designed by Robert Mills, was completed in 1822.

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THE FRENCH PROTESTANT (HUGUENOT) CHURCH 136 Church St.; mailing address: 44 Queen St., Charleston, SC 29401 843.722.4385 Services are held each Sunday at 10:30am. Built in 1844-45, the fourth church at this site was designed by Edward B. White. As early as 1687, French Huguenots, fleeing France to avoid religious persecution, were worshipping in a church on this site. An annual French Liturgy service is still held each spring. info@frenchhuguenotchurch.org.

GRACE EPISCOPAL CHURCH 98 Wentworth St., Charleston, SC 29401 843.723.4575 gracechurchcharleston.org Built in 1846, Grace Episcopal has one of the four English Changing Ringing (bell ringing) towers in the city. Tours may be arranged in advance.

KAHAL KADOSH BETH ELOHIM SYNAGOGUE 90 Hasell St., Charleston, SC 29401 843.723.1090 The fifth oldest synagogue in the United States and the oldest synagogue building in continuous use. It was the birthplace of American Reform Judaism in 1824. The present sanctuary, constructed in 1840, is considered one of the country’s finest examples of Greek Revival architecture. Tours, Museum and Chosen Treasures Gift Shop open Sunday – Friday. Shabbat services are held on Friday evening and Saturday morning. Visit kkbe.org for specific times.

MOTHER EMANUEL A.M.E. CHURCH 110 Calhoun St., Charleston, SC 29403 east of Meeting St. 843.722.2561 In 1791, the Free African Society, composed of both slaves and free Negroes, was formed in Charleston and later became known as the Bethel Circuit. In 1865, the church was reorganized and the present edifice was erected in 1891.

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Opened in 1815, it was known in its early years as the “Third Episcopal Church of Charleston” and the “Planters Church” as its founding families were primarily from outlying plantations. The Cathedral’s design is typical of the period, and the interior has been restored to appear much as it did in 1815. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, it is one of the two oldest church buildings currently serving as an Episcopal / Anglican Cathedral in the United States. The Cathedral is the site of major cultural events, including concerts during the Spoleto and Piccolo Spoleto festivals.

This church was organized in 1731 by Caledonian immigrants who would not become members of the Anglican faith. The present church, built in 1814, displays the seal of the Church of Scotland in the window over the main entrance. The bells, which the congregation voted to give to the Confederacy in 1863, were replaced in 1999.


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ST. JOHN’S LUTHERAN CHURCH

5 Glebe St., Charleston, SC 29401 843.722.8118

5 Clifford St., Charleston, SC 29401 843.723.2426

Service at 10am on Sunday. This is the first brick church building owned by Blacks in Charleston. The building was purchased in 1882 by members of Emanuel A.M.E. Church to alleviate its overcrowded conditions. The 54th & 55th Massachusetts regiments worshiped here while stationed in Charleston.

St. John’s is the mother church of Lutherans in South Carolina and celebrated its 250th anniversary in 1992. Founded by German immigrants, the first recorded service was held May 26, 1734. The congregation was established in 1742 by Henry Melchior Muhlenburg. The first building on the site was begun in 1759 and replaced by the present building in 1817. Handicapped accessible on Sunday, weekdays by request.

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222 Calhoun St., Charleston, SC 29401 843.722.3470 Formerly Bethel Methodist Church, this church was dedicated in 1798 to accommodate the expanding congregation of the Blue Meeting House on Cumberland Street. When the congregation of Bethel Methodist Church began construction of its present church in 1852, the earlier church was moved slightly to the west and used for class meetings of Black members. In 1880, it was moved across the street and given to the Black congregation.

THE OLD ST. ANDREWS PARISH CHURCH 2604 Ashley River Rd., Charleston, SC 29414 843.766.1541 The oldest surviving church in the Carolinas, founded and built in 1706; a number of historic tombs are located in the church yard. The Annual Tea Room and Gift Shop each spring serves a Lowcountry menu.

ST. ANDREW’S CHURCH 440 Whilden St., Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464 843.884.6169 wearestandrews.com Sunday service times are 9am and 10:45am. Contemporary Wednesday service at 6:30pm. Founded in 1835 as The Chapel of Ease for Christ Episcopal Church, St. Andrew’s is located in Mt. Pleasant’s historic Old Village. After the War Between the States, St. Andrew’s reopened in February 1866 and was the only place of public worship then open, creating a place of worship for parishioners of many denominations.

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ST. MARY’S ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH 89 Hasell St., Charleston, SC 29401 843.722.7696 The oldest Roman Catholic Church in South Carolina and the Mother Church of the Dioceses of South Carolina, North Carolina, and Georgia, it was established in 1789. The present building, replacing an earlier one which was destroyed by fire in 1838, was completed in 1839.

ST. MATTHEW’S LUTHERAN CHURCH 405 King St., Charleston, SC 29403 843.723.1611 M-F 8:30am-4:30pm. The second Lutheran congregation organized in Charleston in 1840, primarily for German-speaking settlers. The present Gothic building, with its 297-ft. steeple, was erected in 1872 and was rebuilt following a devastating fire in 1965. Spectacular stained glass windows tell Biblical stories.

ST. MICHAEL’S CHURCH 14 St. Michael’s Alley (corner of Meeting and Broad Sts.), Charleston, SC 29401 843.723.0603 Completed in 1761, this is the oldest church edifice in the city and one of the few city churches in America to retain its original design. It was here that George Washington worshipped during his tour of the South in 1791. The clock and ring of eight bells in St. Michael’s steeple were imported in 1764. Except for short absences (during the Revolution they were returned to England as a prize of war, and during the Civil War they were burned and had to be sent to England for recasting), these bells have enhanced the lives of Charlestonians for more than 200 years.

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ST. PHILIP’S CHURCH 142 Church St., Charleston, SC 29401 843.722.7734 Est. 1670, St. Philip’s is the Mother Church of the Province, and originally stood on the site where St. Michael’s stands today. The second structure at the present site was completed in 1724 but destroyed by fire in 1835. The present building was constructed 1835-1838. During the Civil War, its bells were converted into cannons. On July 4, 1976, new bells were placed in the steeple, and again St. Philip’s was known as the lighthouse. In St. Philip’s churchyard are the graves of John C. Calhoun, Secretary of War and Vice President of the United States; Edward Rutledge, signer of the Declaration of Independence; Charles Pinckney, signer of the Constitution; and Dubose Heyward, author of “Porgy.” W HAT T O SEE & DO

THE SECOND PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 342 Meeting St. (Meeting at Charlotte St.), Charleston, SC 29403 843.723.9237 This building is the oldest edifice of this faith in the historic section of Charleston, built in 1809 by James and John Gordon and dedicated on April 3, 1811. The sanctuary was so immense that it was a strain on the ministers’ voices to be heard. In 1833, the floor was raised three feet, the ceiling lowered 16 feet, and part of the sanctuary cut off to make an enlarged vestibule. The entrances on the north and south sides were closed. The old box pews were replaced in 1849. The Presbyterian Church of the United States designated this church Historical Site Number One.

THE UNITARIAN CHURCH IN CHARLESTON 4 Archdale St., Charleston, SC 29401 843.723.4617 charlestonuu.org During its two and a quarter century history, The Unitarian Church in Charleston has survived wars, earthquakes, fires and hurricanes. Sunday services begin at 11am in the sanctuary of our National Historic Landmark church. Forums begin at 10am in Gage Hall next door to the church. Sanctuary tours available starting 3rd week of September through 2nd week of June, every Saturday 10am-1pm and the 2nd Sunday of each month 12-3pm. Dress is casual.

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Museums Did you know America’s first museum is the Charleston Museum, which was founded in 1773? Its long history hints at the treasures archived inside. And it’s not the only landmark museum located in this area. The Museum Mile is filled with cultural gems, like the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art and the Gibbes Museum of Art, which both draw people from across the nation to visit Charleston.

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Joseph Manigault House


THE CITY HALL GALLERY 80 Broad St., Charleston, SC 29402 M-F 9am-5pm. Located in the Council Chamber of the Charleston City Hall (1801), the gallery contains portraits of many important leaders, including one of George Washington by John Trumbull.

THE CONFEDERATE MUSEUM Market Hall, 188 Meeting St. Charleston, SC 29401

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Where can you visit a variety of Charleston's best cultural institutions in one easy mile walk?

Market Hall was built in 1841. Since 1898, the Daughters of the Confederacy has operated the Confederate Museum, which contains flags, uniforms, swords and other Confederate memorabilia.

CONGRESSIONAL MEDAL OF HONOR MUSEUM

Charleston Charleston’s Museum Mile on Meeting Street

40 Patriots Point Rd., Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464 843.884.2727 or Toll Free 866.831.1720 patriotspoint.org/explore_museum/medal_of_ honor_museum/

Visit charlestonsmuseummile.org to learn more about Charleston’s cultural corridor.

The Congressional Medal of Honor Museum tells the stories of brave Americans who displayed remarkable courage. The museum details eight eras of Medal of Honor history, and features interactive exhibits that explain the award along with archives of important documents.

THE CHARLESTON MUSEUM 360 Meeting St. Charleston, SC 29403 843.722.2996 charlestonmuseum.org America’s First Museum showcases an outstanding collection that tells the story of Charleston and the Lowcountry. Whether you have an interest in early southern culture, decorative arts, historic weaponry or military history, The Charleston Museum has something for everyone in your family. See website or call for hours and pricing.

CHILDREN’S MUSEUM OF THE LOWCOUNTRY 25 Ann St., Charleston, SC 29403 843.853.8962 exploreCML.org Nine hands-on exhibits, including a two-story Medieval Castle, a Pirate Ship and a dedicated Art Room, allow your children to explore the arts, sciences and humanities through the power of PLAY. Tues-Sat, 9am-5pm; Sun, 12pm-5pm; closed Mon. Extended Seasonal Hours.

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FRIENDS OF THE HUNLEY 1250 Supply St., North Charleston, SC 29204 843.743.4865 or Toll Free 1.877.4HUNLEY hunley.org Lost at sea for over a century, the Hunley was the world’s first successful combat submarine. The legendary Confederate vessel was raised in 2000, and scientists are at work to unlock the mystery of her disappearance. Tours are on weekends only.

GIBBES MUSEUM OF ART 135 Meeting St., Charleston, SC 29401 843.722.2706 gibbesmuseum.org The Gibbes Museum of Art is closed for renovations and will reopen in 2016. The renovation will showcase the museum’s collection, provide visitors with a history of American art, and engage the public with classrooms, artist studios, event space, a museum café, and store.

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Just 5 minutes from Downtown Charleston. Unmatched views of Charleston Harbor and the city skyline.

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40 Patriots Point Road, Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464

PatriotsPoint.org • Toll Free 866.831.1720 Open Daily 9:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m., except Christmas Day


Experience the embodiment of honor, courage & sacrifice! The Medal of Honor Museum, located on board the historic aircraft carrier USS YorkTown, features interactive exhibits that explain the origin of the Medal of Honor and what it stands for. The Medal of Honor Museum has become the premier visitor attraction in the Greater Charleston area.

MEDAL OF HONOR MUSEUM

Patriots Point naval & Maritime Museum 40 Patriots Point road Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina 29464 866-831-1720 toll free ď‚Ť 843-884-2727 PatriotsPoint.org

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KARPELES MANUSCRIPT MUSEUM Located in the historic St. James Methodist Church (1856) 68 Spring St. Charleston, SC 29403 W-Sa 11am-4pm. Houses the largest private collection of historically significant manuscripts in the world (more than 1 million). Philanthropist David Karpeles supports seven museums across the nation and his collection ranges from Ancient Egypt to the Apollo moon landing. Free.

MUSEUM MILE charlestonmuseummile.org

NORTH CHARLESTON AND AMERICAN LAFRANCE FIRE MUSEUM AND EDUCATIONAL CENTER 4975 Centre Pointe Dr. North Charleston, SC 29418 843.740.5550 northcharlestonfiremuseum.org

40 Patriots Point Rd., Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464 843.884.2727 or Toll Free 866.831.1720 patriotspoint.org Walk in the steps of heroes at Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum. Tour the aircraft carrier USS YORKTOWN, destroyer USS LAFFEY, submarine USS CLAMAGORE, Medal of Honor Museum, Cold War Submarine Memorial and the only Vietnam Naval Support Base Camp in the U.S.

PHILIP SIMMONS FOUNDATION, INC. PO Box 21585, Charleston, SC 29413 843.571.6445 philipsimmons.us Established in 1991 by the Vestry of St. John’s Reformed Episcopal Church to develop and maintain a commemorative garden and preserve the legacy of the master craftsman. Locations: the Bell Garden on George Street and the Heart Garden (topiary garden) on Menotti Street.

POSTAL MUSEUM Corner of Meeting and Broad sts., Charleston, SC (located inside the old post office).

The North Charleston and American LaFrance Fire Museum and Education Center, conveniently located minutes from Charleston International Airport and adjacent to Tanger Outlet Mall, blends history and hands-on education into one unforgettable experience for the entire family.

Charleston’s postal history. The Post Office Building circa 1896 was erected over the ruins of the old police station, which was destroyed in the earthquake of 1886. The building at Meeting and Broad is the oldest continuously operated post office in the Carolinas.

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Market St. between Meeting and East Bay sts., Charleston, SC Open M-Su. Built in 1841 to sell produce and meats, it features small shops, restaurants and flea market with everything from produce to antiques. Watch the craftsmanship and artistry as the ladies weave and sell handmade sweetgrass baskets.

OLD SLAVE MART MUSEUM 6 Chalmers St., Charleston, SC 29403 843.958.6467 charlestoncity.info

100 Meeting St., Charleston, SC 29401 843.723.3225 schistory.org Research library Tu-F 9am-4pm; Sa 9am-2pm. Founded in 1855. The state’s oldest historical society maintaining a vast research library and archives in the historic Robert Mills Fireproof Building. Researchers are invited to explore our collections. Members conduct research for free and receive the Society’s publications. Tours available by appointment.

Recounting the story of Charleston’s role in the inter-state slave trade by focusing on the history of this particular building and site and the slave sales that occurred here. 9-5 M-Sa. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s. $7 adults, $5 children aged 6 to 12, under 5 free.

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This diverse mile long corridor stretches along Meeting Street from the Charleston Visitor Center to the Nathaniel Russell House. Offering visitors the most comprehensive array of historical and cultural attractions in downtown Charleston.

PATRIOTS POINT NAVAL & MARITIME MUSEUM


Pl a n tat ions & Ga rdens During the height of the plantation age, Charleston was the richest city in the colonies. Successful harvests of rice, cotton, and indigo turned into feats of architecture and other worldly displays of wealth. Today, visitors are invited to tour the grounds of four surviving plantations, each with its own legacy and story to tell.

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BOONE HALL PLANTATION

IRVIN HOUSE VINEYARDS

1235 Long Point Rd., Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464 843.884.4371 boonehallplantation.com

6775 Bears Bluff Rd. Wadmalaw Island, SC 29487 843.559.6867 charlestonwine.com

“A must see!” – NBC Daytime Television. Boone Hall reflects Southern heritage spanning 300 years on one magnificent “still working” plantation. House tours, gardens, slave cabins, plantation coach tours, live performances in season, cafe, plus one of the world’s longest oak-lined avenues.

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6617 Maybank Hwy. Wadmalaw Island, SC 29487 843.559.0383 charlestonteaplantation.com Visit Charleston Tea Plantation for a fun and educational one-of-a-kind experience. See and hear how tea is grown and made into the world’s 2nd most consumed beverage. Free Factory Tour, unique Gift Shop, spectacular views and all the tea you can drink!

CYPRESS GARDENS 3030 Cypress Gardens Rd. Moncks Corner, SC 29461 843.553.0515 cypressgardens.info Stroll 4 miles of beautiful garden trails, paddle through cypress swamp, relax in a greenhouse with butterflies and flowers or discover native and exotic reptile exhibits and the freshwater aquarium. It’s a great site for field trips, receptions and meetings.

DRAYTON HALL 3380 Ashley River Rd., Charleston, SC 29414 843.769.2600 or Toll Free 888.349.0588 draytonhall.org The oldest unrestored plantation house in America still open to the public. Admission includes guided House Tour, Connections Program: From Africa to America, interactive landscape tour, AfricanAmerican cemetery, nature walks, Museum Shop. Please call ahead for hours and tour times.

HAMPTON PLANTATION STATE HISTORIC SITE 1950 Rutledge Rd., McClellanville, SC 29458 843.546.9361 discoversouthcarolina.com/stateparks Grounds: March-Oct 9am-6pm. Nov-Feb 9am-5pm Mansion tours: Friday, Monday, Tuesday 12pm, 2pm. Sat-Sun 10am, 12pm, 2pm. Hwy 17 between Charleston and Myrtle Beach, Just north of McClellanville. Grounds contain former rice fields, gardens, and an 18th century Plantation House and Kitchen House.

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Charleston’s only estate winery. Open TuesdaySaturday 10am-5pm. Visitors can taste authentic southern wine, visit the animals and stroll through the vineyard. Tastings every 30 minutes. Children and pets welcome! Feel free to bring a picnic.

MAGNOLIA PLANTATION AND GARDENS 3550 Ashley River Rd., Charleston, SC 29414 843.571.1266 magnoliaplantation.com Open 365 days a year 8am-5:30pm; call for Nov.Feb. hours. This 17th century estate, acquired in 1676 by the Drayton family, features America’s oldest gardens (c.1680), which bloom year-round. Pre-Revolutionary War plantation house, Biblical garden, antebellum cabin, nature train/boat. Leashed pets welcome. $15, guided tours (House tour, train tour and Boat tour additional.)

MCLEOD PLANTATION 325 Country Club Dr., Charleston, SC 29412 843.795.4386 charlestoncountyparks.com Opening Spring 2015! The 36-acre McLeod Plantation located on James Island was established in 1851. It is an important Gullah/Geechee heritage site carefully preserved in recognition of the generations of enslaved people and its cultural and historical significance in American History.

MEPKIN ABBEY AND GARDENS 1098 Mepkin Abbey Rd. Moncks Corner, SC 29461 843.761.8609 mepkinabbey.org 1949 Catholic Trappist monks have lived and worked on this 3,000 acre, 18th-century Cooper River rice plantation. Visitors tour a working monastery and adjacent gardens and shop in Mepkin Abbey Store featuring monastic products and unique handcrafted items.

MIDDLETON PLACE 4300 Ashley River Rd., Charleston, SC 29414 843.556.6020 or Toll Free 800.782.3608 middletonplace.org Behold the enchantment of America’s oldest landscaped gardens, the finery of the house museum’s collections and the artistry of the craftsmen in the Plantation Stableyards! Daily activities focus on 18th and 19th century agriculture, horticulture, African American history and heritage-breed livestock.

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Interpretive exhibit hall The Adventure (full-size replica trading vessel)

The Animal Forest (otter exhibit, puma, bears & more)

Seasonal archaeological digs Saturday Living History Series Audio tours Monthly special events Live cannon fring (the third Saturday of every month)

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 Swamp Boat Rides  Hiking Trails Butterfly House  Swamparium  Heritage Room

Cypress Gardens has also been the backdrop for your favorite scenes in major movies and television series including: The Patriot, Cold Mountain, The Notebook and North and South. Planning a wedding? Cypress Gardens is a popular location for both ceremonies and receptions. And, how about something a little “different” for your company retreat? Corporate meeting space can accommodate up to 250. Free Wi-Fi.

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America’s oldest unrestored plantation house still open to the public. 3380 Ashley River Rd Charleston,SC 843.769.2600 draytonhall.org

Discover merry ways to celebrate with seasonal dining, shopping, gift ideas, and hotel packages by visiting ChristmasinCharleston.com, our online holiday guide. E XP LO R E C H A R L E S T O N . C OM

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Tours Walk or ride. Carriage, bus, or boat. Perhaps eat something along the way? The plethora of tour options available in Charleston promises that no matter what aspect of the destination you wish to explore, there is a tour tailored to your interest.

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Cruise into history. The most entertaining harbor tour in Charleston SpiritLine Cruises offers a relaxing, intimate, waterside view of it’s historic port city while cruising past notable landmarks, such as Fort Sumter, the aircraft carrier USS Yorktown, Battery Point and Castle Pinkney. Let our licensed tour guides entertain you by bringing history to life with a dash of humor. Book your tour today!

Charleston’s ONLY Harbor tour offering live narration from a Charleston City Licensed Guide 90 minute non-stop tour Over 100 points of historic interest Charleston grown & owned since 1961 Departs from Aquarium Wharf in downtown Charleston & Patriots Point in Mt. Pleasant No hidden booking fees

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AFRICAN AMERICAN BEYOND THE FIELDS AT MIDDLETON PLACE 4300 Ashley River Rd., Charleston, SC 29414 843. 556.6020 or Toll Free 800.782.3608 middletonplace.org Powerful imagery and storytelling on a backdrop of rice fields, the Plantation Chapel, stableyards and freedman’s cottage guide visitors through a deep exploration of domestic life, labor, and spirituality through the lens of the enslaved community at Middleton Place.

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DRAYTON HALL 3380 Ashley River Rd., Charleston, SC 29414 843.769.2600 or Toll Free 888.349.0588 draytonhall.org The oldest unrestored plantation house in America still open to the public. Admission includes guided house tour, Connections Program: From Africa to America, interactive landscape tour, AfricanAmerican cemetery, nature walks, museum shop. Please call ahead for hours and tour times.

GULLAH TOURS Visitor Center, 375 Meeting St. 843.763.7551 gullahtours.com Explore the sites relevant to the culture and traditions of African-American history in Charleston. It is given by a native born, Gullah speaking Charlestonian who was raised by grandparents whose parents were slaves. The tours leave from the Visitor Center Mon-Sat at 11:00 & 1:00 PM.

MAGNOLIA PLANTATION AND GARDENS 3550 Ashley River Rd. Charleston, SC 29414 843.571.1266 magnoliaplantation.com Come and see why Magnolia is South Carolina’s most visited plantation and why Magnolia is the only garden in South Carolina selected as one of America’s Most Beautiful Gardens by Travel + Leisure, 2014. We welcome you! If you have one plantation to see, don’t miss Magnolia!

SITES AND INSIGHTS TOURS, INC. PO Box 21346, Charleston, SC 29413 843.552.9995 sitesandinsightstours.com Explore Charleston’s Black history and Gullah/ Geechee culture from a Black perspective in our 1, 2 & 2 1/2 hour motorized Black History, Porgy & Bess and Sea Islands Tours departing Charleston Visitor Center daily. Adults $13-$23, children $10$18. Group Rates. Al Miller, owner/guide.

BICYCLE AFFORDABIKE 534 King St., Charleston, SC 29403 843.789.3281 affordabike.com Most affordable bicycle rentals in Charleston! Friendly staff will recommend a safe route with plenty to see. We have cruisers, hybrids, road bikes, tandems, and options for kids. Cruisers start at $20/ day. Rentals include locks, helmets, and baskets.

CHARLESTON BICYCLE TOURS 164 Market St., Ste 104 Charleston, SC 29401 843.881.9898 or Toll Free 800.408.1830 charlestonbicycletours.com Come see Charleston by bicycle on roads less traveled - her plantations, islands and quaint towns. Three to six day tours, small fun groups, upscale accommodations, memorable meals, full van support; owner Alex Graham is a licensed guide.

CARRIAGE CAROLINA POLO 16 Hayne St., Charleston, SC 29401 843.577.6767 cpcc.com Daily 9am-5pm. Locations: inside the Doubletree Hotel (181 Church St.,) and our stables (16 Hayne St.,). Owned and operated by native Charlestonians whose families arrived here in the 1600’s.

CLASSIC CARRIAGE WORKS, LLC 10 Guignard St., Charleston, SC 29401 843.853.3747 classiccarriage.com Experience Charleston’s rich history with our knowledgeable licensed tour guides as they take you on a residential tour through historic downtown Charleston. Carriages for private tours, weddings, large groups available. Discount rates/combo tours offered. “Race to Savings” information on our website.

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OLD SOUTH CARRIAGE COMPANY 14 Anson St., Charleston, SC 29401 843.723.9712 oldsouthcarriage.com Guides in a Confederate uniform and Red Sash team up with beautiful draft horses to reveal the history and charm of Charleston. Board your carriage in our stable using an easy loading ramp. Available for weddings and large groups. Family-owned since 1983. Reserve online. No booking fees!

OLDE TOWNE CARRIAGE COMPANY 20 Anson St., Charleston, SC 29401 843.722.1315 oldetownecarriage.com Get ready for an awesome experience - our guides will entertain and educate you. We are here to provide a perfect experience. We’ll help with anything you need - weddings, groups, specialty tours and more. We’ll design an event just for you.

PALMETTO CARRIAGE WORKS 40 N. Market St., Charleston, SC 29401 843.723.8145 carriagetour.com The oldest carriage company in the city, our tour guides have been driving carriages longer than anyone else. We offer free parking at our front door, an easy loading platform and 100% satisfaction guarantee. Experience value, and a guarantee! Come tour with us! E XP LO R E C H A R L E S T O N . C OM T ours

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18 Anson St., Charleston, SC 29401 843.727.1100 culinarytoursofcharleston.com Join us as we walk, talk and taste our way through Charleston! Daily tasting tours introduce guests to Lowcountry cuisine at many great “food finds.” Go behind the scenes and visit with chefs, bakers, culinary experts and specialty shops.

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INBOUND BULLDOG TOURS 18 Anson St., Charleston, SC 29401 843.722.8687 bulldogtours.com With over 25 years’ experience in the hospitality industry, our expertise in Charleston is legendary. Full service group tour planning offering guided tours, concierge service, plantation tours, shuttles & transports, motorcoach tour planning, companion programs, team building, and special events.

CHARLESTON CONVENTION & GROUP SERVICES, INC.

Private & Step-On Guide Service Customized Tours & Itineraries Full Service Ground Transportation Special Events, Teambuilding & More!

Unrivaled personal service, creative events and unique excursions since 1986! CCGS is here to design your group’s picture perfect Charleston experience: customized tours & excursions, dining & transportation, unique events and full-service packages for corporate, tour and convention groups. Member NTA and MPI.

CHARLESTON PROMENADES 843.817.9687 charlestonpromenades.com Coming to Charleston? Charleston Promenades will help you with your visit (hotel arrangements, restaurant, cultural event, house museums, etc.) Contact Martine P. Dullas, a licensed tour guide and former docent at the NYC Metropolitan Museum. Winner of 2014 Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence.

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JEWISH TOURS CHAI Y’ALL TOURS 316 Confederate Circle Charleston, SC 29407 843.556.0664 Tour combining Jewish Charleston from 1695 with a classical city tour, conducted by a founder of SC Jewish Historic Society and featured as Southern Living’s “Top 5 City Tours”. For 40 years a,“mechai-yeh” 2-4 persons private car, bus step-on guide or strolls. Reservations 843.556.0664.

our family has been living south Carolina history since 1690 and we’d like to share it with you!

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MOTORIZED ADVENTURE SIGHTSEEING Charleston Visitor Center, 375 Meeting St., Charleston, SC 29401 843.762.0088 or Toll Free 888.317.3187 adventuresightseeing.com “See it All” with Adventure Sightseeing. With over 30 years of experience in city and plantation tours, let our experience and knowledge work for you! Sit back in delight as our licensed guides entertain you! Hotel pick up available.

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843.795.8199 or 843.708.0985 talkofthetowne.com Historic City tour features the Market, Rainbow Row, the mansions South of Broad and stops at the Battery with the most experienced guide in the industry. Two-hour tours include EdmondstonAlston House. Visitor Center (375 Meeting St.) 9:15 Mon-Sat., 11:45 and 2:45 daily.

CHARLESTON TOURS , INC. 843.571.0049 charleston-tours.com Charleston’s original plantation specialist offering “Gone with the Wind” guided plantation and city tours daily including African-American history influence, in all of our tours. Recommended by the New York Times and the late, great CBS journalist Charles Kuralt. Free hotel pick-up.

CHARLESTON’S FINEST HISTORIC TOURS 843.577.3311 historictoursofcharleston.com Our family has been living SC history since 1690 and we’d like to share it with you! Combine our historic city tour, 10:30am, with the Magnolia Plantation and Gardens, 12:30, for the #1 tour value in Charleston. Free downtown pick up at the Charleston Visitor Center (375 Meeting St.)

CHARMS OF CHARLESTON TOURS 843.614.7167 charmsofcharleston.com

GRAY LINE TOURS 375 Meeting St., Charleston, SC 29403 843.722.4444 or Toll Free 800.423.0444 graylineofcharleston.com Daily 9:30-3pm every 1/2 hour. America’s premier sightseeing company offers you quality and dependability with experienced guides relating the complete history of Charleston and its attractions. Tours depart daily, year-round from the Charleston Visitors Center. Combination Land & Sea tours available.

GULLAH TOURS Visitor Center, 375 Meeting St. 843.763.7551 gullahtours.com Explore the sites relevant to the culture and traditions of African-American history in Charleston. It is given by a native born, Gullah speaking Charlestonian who was raised by grandparents whose parents were slaves. The tours leave from the Visitor Center Mon-Sat at 11:00 & 1:00 PM.

SITES AND INSIGHTS TOURS, INC. PO Box 21346, Charleston, SC 29413 843.552.9995 sitesandinsightstours.com Explore Charleston’s black history and Gullah/ Geechee culture from a black perspective in our 1, 2 & 2 1/2 hour motorized Black History, Porgy & Bess and Sea Islands Tours departing Charleston Visitor Center daily. Adults $13-$23, children $10$18. Group Rates. Al Miller, owner/guide.

NATURE/ECO AHOY! TIDELINE TOURS 103 East Cooper St., Folly Beach, SC 29439 843.813.5009 tidelinetours.com Prepare for Adventure! Coastal scientist-led salt marsh and dolphin adventures. Dolphin-listening underwater microphone! Always a surprise. Fun and educational. Private charters, sunset cruises. island weddings, corporate events. Choose from two boats: “Tideline”-up to 12 passengers or “Pluffmudder”- up to 28 passengers.

Charms of Charleston Tours are a locally owned tour service. Our guides are Charlestonians that have a great love of this city. Let us show you this beautiful flower that we are so proud of.

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Historic Charleston Tours Enjoy your tour of Charleston’s rich history from the comfort of our feet of specially designed, air-conditioned buses. Every tour is led by one of our licensed knowledgeable, friendly guides. Special group tours and rates are available. Just be sure to ask!

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AQUASAFARIS ECOTOURS PALMETTO BREEZE Field Trips 24 Patriots Pt. Rd. A-Dock 2nd Floor Marina Bldg., Ste. 1 Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464 843.886.8133 or Toll Free 800.524.3444 aqua-safaris.com Experience the largest capacity catamaran north of Fort Lauderdale! Disembark from PALMETTO BREEZE’s articulated stairway to explore uninhabited barrier islands. Catch the prevailing winds while learning about dolphin, turtles, shorebirds and the natural history of our rich estuaries.

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1871 Bowens Island Rd. Folly Beach, SC 29439 843.795.0330 charlestonoutdooradventures.com Recommended the Best Summer Weekend Adventure in South Carolina by National Geographic, COA is Charleston’s premier Ecotouring company. Educational kayak & paddleboard tours/rentals and lighthouse dolphin boat adventures. Private parking, showers, restrooms, launch site and instruction! A top-rated Tripadvisor activity.

COASTAL EXPEDITIONS 514-B Mill St., Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464 843.884.7684 coastalexpeditions.com

Charleston Outdoor Adventures is an Eco Adventure guiding service that features the local saltwater estuaries, wildlife and barrier island ecosystems that the Charleston coast showcases.

Charleston’s original and most respected outfitter! See Charleston the way you should... Naturalist guided kayak tours, kayak & paddleboard rentals, and private boat charters. Exclusive provider to Bulls Island. ACA Certified guides. Four on-water locations. Top-notch service! Unmatched wildlife opportunities!

NATURE ADVENTURES KAYAK, CANOE, & PADDLEBOARDING TOURS & RENTALS 483 West Coleman Blvd. Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464 843.568.3222 or Toll Free 800.673.0679 kayakcharlestonsc.com

Kayak/Paddle Board Rentals Kayak/Paddle Board Tours Fishing Charters • Chartered Tours Dolphin Boat Tours • Lighthouse Tours For information and reservations call (843) 795-0330

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Charleston’s (Closest) and “Absolute Best” kayak - canoe - paddleboarding nature tour & rental company. Master naturalist guides, certified instructors. Paddle blackwater swamps, rice plantations, barrier islands, saltmarsh creeks, shrimping villages and Indian ruins. See dolphins/ wildlife up close! Beginners & families welcome!

SANDLAPPER WATER TOURS Charleston Maritime Center 843.849.8687 sandlappertours.com Tu. -Su. Mar.-Oct. Come and explore Morris Island and go shelling with our naturalist. Learn while exploring Charleston’s harbor marine life. Frequent dolphin sightings. Corporate & private charters available. 45 ft. Catamaran, USCG-certified for 49 people. $16-30.


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PLANTATION ADVENTURE SIGHTSEEING PLANTATION TOURS Charleston Visitor Center 375 Meeting St., Charleston, SC 29401 843.762.0088 or Toll Free 888.317.3187 adventuresightseeing.com Adventure Sightseeing has been offering the best motorized tours of Charleston for over 30 years. Enjoy transportation to Charleston’s best plantations with a licensed guide. Sit back and relax and let us do the driving and entertain you along the way. See our website for a full schedule of tours and to get tickets. Hotel pick up available.

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CHARLESTON’S FINEST HISTORIC TOURS 843.577.3311 historictoursofcharleston.com Charleston’s Finest offers daily tours to Magnolia Plantation and Gardens. Tour includes the nature tram ride through Audubon Swamp where you see birds and alligators in the wild, gardens, slave cabin and a guided tour of the mansion. A “must see” on your visit!

DRAYTON HALL 3380 Ashley River Rd., Charleston, SC 29414 843.769.2600 or Toll Free 888.349.0588 draytonhall.org The oldest unrestored plantation house in America still open to the public. Admission includes guided House Tour, Connections Program: From Africa to America, interactive landscape tour, AfricanAmerican cemetery, nature walks, museum shop. Please call ahead for hours and tour times.

LOWCOUNTRY LOOP TROLLEY 1514 Mathis Ferry Rd. Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464 843.654.5199 lowcountrylooptrolley.com “Hop On & Off” our seasonal loop service to Mt Pleasant, Sullivan’s Island, Isle of Palms, & Charleston, or take one of our tours to Boone Hall Plantation, Charleston Tea Plantation, Irvin House Vineyard and Firefly Distillery, reservations required - 843.654.5199.

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www.adventureharbortours.com CHARLESTON CONVENTION & GROUP SERVICES, INC. PO Box 1118, Charleston, SC 29402 843.571.5882 or Toll Free 800.553.2055 charlestongrpservices.com Our licensed and professional guides represent the most experienced tour professionals in the Charleston area. Call us today for step-on guide service, walking tours, educational programs or a customized package for your group. Bilingual guides available; Member NTA & MPI.

CHARLESTON PIRATE TOURS 79 Cumberland St., Charleston, SC 29401 843.442.7299 charlestonpiratetour.com From walking tours to all-day motorized excursions and Colonial period to present day, we customize your tour to cover your interests. Group, stepon, reunions, corporate events, costume tours, speaking engagements available. Appearances on Travel Channel, Lifetime, A&E, Syfy, and ETV.

Let a 4th-generation Charlestonian guide you through the city’s history, architecture and culture! Author of six books about Charleston, Mary Coy has been featured in Fodor’s and Diversion magazine. Enjoy a personal walking, driving or plantation tour with this life-long resident.

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CHARLESTON PROMENADES 843.817.9687 charlestonpromenades.com Martine P. Dulles, a Licensed Charleston Guide, and former NYC Metropolitan Museum docent, gives tours of historic Charleston, house museums and plantations in English or French. All tours are customized to your special interests! Winner of 2014 Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence.

CHARLESTON TEA PARTY PRIVATE TOUR 843.577.5896 Contact Laura Wichman-Hipp With downtown van pick-up for up to 14 people, Charlestonian guide takes discerning visitors by van to her friends’ private historic homes and gardens, ending with lunch and a silver tea at her house served on Cantonware overlooking the Ashley River. WHAT HAT TTO O SEE SEE & & DO DO W

CHARLESTON TOURS AND EVENTS LC 843.424.4721 charlestontoursandeventslc.com Customized tours of Charleston, plantations and historic sites in a private Lincoln Town Car. Susan C. Lee is your driver and licensed guide. $50 per hour covers from 1-4 passengers. Passengers pay own entrance fees, if any are charged. Tours from 1 hour to 5 days * pick-up within 50 miles. Advance reservations strongly suggested.

CHARLESTON’S FINEST HISTORIC TOURS 843.577.3311 historictoursofcharleston.com We provide experienced, licensed guides with our transportation or yours. We design tours just for you: private, group, walking, step-on guides, family or military reunions and corporate groups. For that special tour, call Charleston’s Finest!

CHARLESTON TOURS & EVENTS LC Southern hospitality at its best!

JANICE KAHN PRIVATE TOURS OF CHARLESTON 843.556.0664 Requested & recommended for 43 years because of knowledge, personal attention, charm, wit & enthusiasm. See more in a few hours than days on your own! Featured: Southern Living, CNN, Fodors. Private car, group walks or step-on-guide. To discuss your customized tour call 843.556.0664.

Private tours by licensed guide in a privately owned Lincoln Town Car Charleston, plantations & surrounding areas Groups of 1- 4 people / $50 per hour Tours from 1 hour to 5 days All major credit cards accepted Pick up at hotel or private residence (within 50 miles)

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SPECIAL INTEREST A STUDENT’S TOUR 316 Confederate Circle Charleston, SC 29407 843.556.0664

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Educational, fun & memorable experience designed just for your students as they explore over 300 years of history, sites and stories about US, SC, African-American, Civil/Revolutionary wars, religious, architecture, pirates, fires, earthquake, hurricanes or cemetery walk with ghostly friends & more! Reservations required.

YORKTOWN GHOST TOURS 40 Patriots Point Rd., Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464 843.277.0587 yorktownghosttours.com Exclusive guided ghost tour explores the unexplained mysteries of the USS Yorktown. Stories of sacrifice and devastation. Learn of the strange activity that has been documented and reported over the years including the startling results of the investigation by Syfy Channel’s “Ghost Hunters.”

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CHARLESTON DISTILLING CO.

79 Cumberland St. Charleston, SC 29401 843.442.7299 charlestonpiratetour.com

501 King St., Charleston, SC 29403 843.718.1446 charlestondistilling.com

Charleston’s most photographed guides lead you on a walk through Charleston’s Golden Age of Piracy - stories about Blackbeard, Ann Bonny, Stede Bonnet, and more. Children’s Tours and Ghost Tours also offered. Appearances on Travel Channel, Lifetime, A&E, Syfy, ETV.

A small batch distillery making handcrafted spirits for people who care about how things are made. Using local grains, we mill, distill and bottle, creating quality SC certified spirits. Located downtown on King St. Tours and tastings: Monday - Saturday, 11am to 7pm. Reservations recommended.

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118-C Congress St., Charleston, SC 29403 843.437.8758 charlestonsteeplechase.com Charleston Steeplechase Tours offers running tours of historic Charleston, SC. Tours originate from downtown Charleston’s Marion Square. Each tour lasts 90 minutes, covers approximately 3.5 miles of the historic district, and includes 10-12 stops at pertinent landmarks along the way.

HISTORIC CHARLESTON FOUNDATION CONNOISSEUR TOURS 40 East Bay St., Charleston, SC 29401 843.720.1182 historiccharleston.org/specialtours Connoisseur Tours are custom-designed, exclusive tours of Charleston and the Lowcountry for small, private groups. Itineraries are tailored to reflect special interests and needs of any small group, i.e.: architecture, antiques, history, gardens. Contact Connoisseur Tours Coordinator : 843.720.1182.

THE PRESERVATION SOCIETY OF CHARLESTON FALL TOURS 147 King St., Charleston, SC 29401 843.722.4630 preservationsociety.org

79 Cumberland St., Charleston, SC 29401 843.442.7299 charlestonpiratetour.com Pubs, pirates, patriots, police, priests, prostitutes... Charleston’s history through the bottom of a glass! Stroll with our pirates & colonial rogues to some of Charleston’s favorite taverns and hear unusual, but true, stories you won’t hear on other tours.

FIREFLY DISTILLERY 6775 Bears Bluff Rd. Wadmalaw Island, SC 29487 843.557.1405 fireflyvodka.com South Carolina’s first and largest distillery. Firefly Distillery is home to Firefly Sweet Tea Vodka, the original sweet tea vodka, and many more southern specialties. Guests are welcome Tues- Sat 11am5pm for tastings. Come taste the South!

HIGH WIRE DISTILLING 652 King St., Charleston, SC 29403 843.755.4664 highwiredistilling.com Located in historic downtown Charleston, SC, High Wire Distilling Company makes handcrafted, small batch spirits including gins, rums, whiskeys, and vodkas using premium, specialized ingredients. They offer tours and tastings Thursday-Saturday from 11am to 6pm.

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4155 Dorchester Rd. North Charleston, SC 29405 843.637.1161 holycitybrewing.com

289 Huger St., Charleston, SC 29403 843.937.0903 palmettobrewery.com

Holy City Brewing is an aspiring self-sustainable brewery located in North Charleston. We strive to create finely crafted ales and lagers using sustainable prices. We look forward to being part of the Charleston community and supplying you with great beer.

THE ORIGINAL PUB TOUR OF CHARLESTON 40 North Market St., Charleston, SC 29401 843.577.5535 or Toll Free 800.979.3370 pubtourcharleston.com

STRIPED PIG DISTILLERY 2225 Old School Dr., Charleston, 29405 843.276.3201 stripedpigdistillery.com Striped Pig Distillery is Charleston’s first distillery since Prohibition, specializing in small-batch, handcrafted spirits made from the freshest, local ingredients. Tours and tastings are hosted weekly. Visit stripedpigdistillery.com for a full schedule and more information. Come see the Striped Pig and discover… “What’s In Your Spirit?!”

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Come explore Charleston’s local beer scene and the unique history behind Lowcountry brewing. Experience historic pubs and breweries while enjoying cold beverages, delicious appetizers, and an intimate guided tour with local guides. Group rates available for all occasions! Reservations required.

Palmetto Brewery first served Charleston’s thirst in the 1850’s. We revived the tradition in 1993, becoming the first brewery to operate in South Carolina since prohibition. Today our beer is truly handcrafted in small batches in the historic city of Charleston.


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CharlestonTours.com is your one stop web portal for the best tours & events. Harbor tours, sailing excursions, special events, bus tours, plantation tours and Charleston’s best value combination tours. Private events and group tours too! Let us save you time and visit our site today!

CHARLESTON HARBOR TOURS & BOONE HALL PLANTATION COMBINATION TOUR Charleston Maritime Center 10 Wharfside St. Charleston, SC 29401 843.722.1112 or Toll Free 888.224.5037 charlestonharbortours.com Save money and enjoy a unique experience combining two of Charleston’s most respected and reliable tour attractions. Save when buying both tickets combined vs. individual admissions. Transportation to either location not included. Buy tickets online or call 888.224.5037.

CHARLESTON HARBOR TOURS & PALMETTO CARRIAGE WORKS COMBO Charleston Maritime Center, 10 Wharfside St. Charleston, SC 29401 843.722.1112 or Toll Free 888.224.5037 charlestonharbortours.com Enjoy 2 of Charleston’s most popular tours for a discounted price when you book them together. Tours may be taken on different days. Includes 90 minute, harbor history tour and one hour carriage tour. Tickets at 10 Wharfside St., Charleston, SC 29401 or Palmetto Carriage Works, 8 Guignard St., Charleston, SC 29401. Or buy online!

CHARLESTON HARBOR TOURS (WATER & WALKING TOUR COMBO) Charleston Maritime Center, 10 Wharfside St. Charleston, SC 29401 843.722.1112 or Toll Free 888.224.5037 charlestonharbortours.com

OLD SOUTH STUDENT TOUR 14 Anson St., Charleston, SC 29401 843.723.9712 oldsouthcarriage.com It’s not all just fun. It’s educational. But boy is it fun! Give us an hour, and we’ll give your students the most memorable part of their field trip. Carriage tour aligns with S.C. Social Studies Standards. Call for reservations.

TRIPLE COMBINATION TOUR (CHARLESTON HARBOR TOURS, PALMETTO CARRIAGE WORKS & BOONE HALL PLANTATION) Charleston Maritime Center, 10 Wharfside St. Charleston, SC 29401 843.722.1112 or Toll Free 888.224.5037 charlestonharbortours.com Charleston’s most inclusive combination tour! Save time and $ when booking the tri combo tour. Includes 90 minute harbor history tour, one hour carriage tour, and admission to Boone Hall Plantation. Tours may be taken on different days. Must purchase tickets at Charleston Harbor Tours ticket office, online or call 888.224.5037

WALKING BULLDOG TOURS 18 Anson St., Charleston, SC 29401 843.722.8687 bulldogtours.com As featured on The Travel Channel, Food Network, and in Southern Living, we offer the best history, culinary, and ghost tours in Charleston. Voted “Charleston’s Best Tour Company” the last five years. Exclusive access to Charleston’s Most Haunted Locations.

CANDLELIGHT GHOST TOURS GHOSTS OF THE SOUTH 843.343.9255 charlestonghostsofthesouth.com Join our expert guides as they take you into Charleston’s Haunted History. See haunted sights that have been on the History Channel and Discovery Channel. AAA rated and highly ranked on “trip advisor”. $5 off every adult. Tour with the best!

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CHARLESTON 101 843.556.4753 charleston101tours.com Let a 4th-generation Charlestonian introduce you to the city! Author of six books about Charleston, Mary Coy has been featured in Fodor’s and Diversion Magazine. Uniquely personal - no more than 12 per tour. Reservations required. 10 a.m. Fri &Sat. $20

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18 Anson St., Charleston, SC 29401 843.722.8687 charlestongraveyard.com This is the only tour that can take you into Charleston’s oldest graveyard at night! View Charleston’s famous tombstones and explore the streets and alleyways of our haunted Historic District while listening to stories of ghosts, haunted houses, and superstitions.

CHARLESTON HISTORY TOURS PICTURE PERFECT 843.901.9283 charlestonhistorytours.com This two hour tour is the premier review of Charleston’s opulent history, stately architecture, graceful gardens, charming antebellum homes, colorful culture and active preservation. Have a camera? Photo tips provided! Reservations required. $20 tours daily. Private tours also!

CHARLESTON PIRATE TOURS 79 Cumberland St., Charleston, SC 29401 843.442.7299 charlestonpiratetour.com Authentically costumed guides share Charleston’s pirate history: Blackbeard, Ann Bonny, Stede Bonnet, and more. Daily children’s tours and ghost tours also offered, as well as customized private and group tours. Appearances on Travel Channel, A&E, Syfy, Lifetime, A&E.

CHARLESTON SOLE WALKING TOURS 122 East Bay St., Charleston, SC 29401 843.364.8272 charlestonsole.com Discover historic Charleston with Charleston native, Brian Simms. This two hour tour covers our remarkable history, fascinating stories and hidden gems, making this such a special place to visit! Mon-Sat 10am & 2pm, Adult $18, Child 6-12 $10, Under 6 free.

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CHARLESTON STROLLS WALK WITH HISTORY TOUR 18 Anson St., Charleston, SC 29401 843.766.2080 charlestonstrolls.com Featured in Southern Living, New York Times, and AAA, this two-hour tour is the best overview of Charleston’s rich history, antebellum homes, architecture, gardens, and culture. Reservations recommended. Departs from the Mills House Hotel at 10 am & 2 pm.

CHARLESTON’S FINEST HISTORIC TOURS 843.577.3311 historictoursofcharleston.com Call for schedule. Experience the real charm and grace of Charleston with Charleston’s Finest. See the historic city like you have never seen it before. Our family has been living in South Carolina history since 1690 and we’d like to share it with you!

OLD CHARLESTON WALKING TOURS 843.568.0473 The most intimate and sophisticated tours in the city with highly experienced guides. History, ghost, Civil War and slavery walks. Tours start in Washington Square Park, next to City Hall (intersection of Meeting and Broad).

CHARLESTON PHOTO TOURS 843.901.9283 charlestonphototours.com Join us as we journey to highlight the history, architecture, gardens, graveyards, churches, cobblestone streets and hidden passageways. Bring your camera for photo tips and capture the landmarks from a unique perspective. Allow two hours. Group rates call 843.901.9283. Private and motorized tours available.

TOUR CHARLESTON, LLC P.O. Box 22604, Charleston, SC 29413 843.723.1670 or Toll Free 866.977.3086 tourcharleston.com Offering The Historical Highlights of Charleston, The Ghosts of Charleston and customized private walking tours. Eighteen years conducting Charleston tours. No tour company can match our historical knowledge, service or quality. The New York Times/Southern Living/National Geographic Traveler.

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WATER ADVENTURE HARBOR TOURS AND THE CHARLESTON EXPLORER 56 Ashley Point Dr., Charleston, SC 29407 843.442.9455 adventureharbortours.com Let the adventure begin! Morris Island barrier island ecology expeditions while hunting shell and sharks teeth, daily Eco/Science trips, pirate and history tours and nightly BYOB sunset cruises too. Private charters and parties available for up to 80 people. Come see us!

AHOY! TIDELINE TOURS 103 East Cooper Ave., Folly Beach, SC 29439 843.813.5009 tidelinetours.com Prepare for adventure! “Tideline” comfortably holds 12 passengers. Coastal scientist led daily salt marsh adventures. Listen to wild dolphins with our underwater microphone. Coastal birds, otters, history – always a surprise. Also offered: crabbing, fishing, custom excursions, sunset cruises. Group rates.

AQUA SAFARIS SAILING CATAMARAN PALMETTO BREEZE Charleston Harbor Marina at Patriots Point 24 Patriots Pt. Rd., A-Dock 2nd Floor Marina Bldg., Ste. 1 Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464 843.886.8133 or Toll Free 800.524.3444 aqua-safaris.com Embarking from Charleston Harbor, Shem Creek and Isle of Palms, experience Charleston’s premier sailing catamaran! Dolphin sunsets, pirate adventures, and relaxing cruises aboard the largest capacity catamaran north of Fort Lauderdale. Weddings, team building, corporate & private events, with a daily public schedule.

CAROLINA MARINE GROUP 860.209.7609 carolinamarinegroup.com See historic Charleston from the water on a private 36’ Hatteras yacht. Boat has accommodations for up to 6 people. Bachelor/bachelorette parties, sunset cruises & romantic getaways. We have tour guides, caterers and photographers to accommodate any occasion.

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CAROLINA QUEEN RIVERBOAT SPECIAL EVENTS 17 Lockwood Dr. Charleston, SC 29401 843.722.1112 or Toll Free 888.224.5037 charlestonharbortours.com The Carolina Queen is Charleston’s only paddlewheel riverboat. We offer great special events including: Our Signature Blues & BBQ Cruises, Jazz Brunch Cruises, Murder Mystery, Craft Beer Cruises, and seasonal special events. See our website for a full schedule.

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10 Wharfside St. Charleston, SC 29401 843.722.1112 or Toll Free 800.344.4483 charlestonharbortours.com The perfect venue for your next special event. Whether it’s sailing on a tall ship, a private dinner cruise on charter yacht or a social event, we have the perfect vessel to meet your needs and exceed your expectations!

CHARLESTON OUTDOOR ADVENTURES 1871 Bowens Island Rd. Folly Beach, SC 29439 843.795.0330 charlestonoutdooradventures.com Recommended the Best Summer Weekend Adventure in South Carolina by National Geographic, COA is Charleston’s premier ecotouring company. Educational kayak & paddleboard tours/rentals and lighthouse dolphin boat adventures. Private parking, showers, restrooms, launch site and instruction! A top-rated Tripadvisor activity.

CHARLESTON SAILING ADVENTURES 10 Wharfside St., Charleston, SC 29401 843.277.9019 charlestonsailingadventures.com Experience the adventure of sailing aboard Prevailing Winds, a fast and ultra-stable Stiletto catamaran. Sail through Charleston Harbor seeing historic sights and playful dolphins. 1.5 hour public and private trips available for up to 6 passengers. BYOB.

CHARLESTON WATER TAXI DOWNTOWN CHARLESTON/ PATRIOTS POINT 843.330.2989 charlestonwatertaxi.com On your way to your destination, enjoy Charleston’s beautiful harbor. From dolphin sightings to a WWII Aircraft Carrier. Rides leave hourly 9am-8pm(11pm Friday and Saturday) March-November. See “Water Taxi” in guide index for more info.

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COASTAL EXPEDITIONS 514-B Mill St., Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464 843.884.7684 coastalexpeditions.com Charleston’s original and most respected outfitter! See Charleston the way you should... Naturalist guided kayak tours, kayak & paddleboard rentals, and private boat charters. Exclusive provider to Bulls Island. ACA Certified guides. Four on-water locations. Top-notch service! Unmatched wildlife opportunities!

FORT SUMTER TOURS 360 Concord St., Ste. 201 Charleston, SC 29401 843.881.7337 fortsumtertours.com Stops at Fort Sumter National Monument, where the Civil War began. Cruise to the island fort while you enjoy breathtaking views of Charleston and her Harbor. Depart from the Visitor Education Facility at Liberty Square downtown and from Patriots Point in Mt. Pleasant.

NATURE ADVENTURES KAYAK, CANOE, & PADDLEBOARDING TOURS & RENTALS 483 West Coleman Blvd. Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464 843.568.3222 or Toll Free 800.673.0679 kayakcharlestonsc.com Charleston’s (Closest) and “Absolute Best” kayak - canoe - paddleboarding nature tour & rental company. Master naturalist guides, certified instructors. Paddle blackwater swamps, rice plantations, barrier islands, saltmarsh creeks, shrimping villages and Indian ruins. See dolphins/ wildlife up close! Beginners & families welcome!

SANDLAPPER WATER TOURS Charleston Maritime Center 843.849.8687 sandlappertours.com Tu-Su. Mar.-Oct.: History Tours, Nature Tours, Sunset Cruises, Haunted Harbor Ghost Tours – times vary. Interpretive history and nature tours with local historian and naturalist. Learn while exploring Charleston Harbor. Frequent dolphin sightings. Corporate/private charters available. 45 ft. Catamaran, USCG-certified for 49 people. $16-30.

SCHOONER PRIDE 360 Concord St. Charleston , SC 29401 843.722.1112 or Toll Free 888.245.9206 schoonerpride.com Sail aboard Schooner Pride, Charleston’s only 3-masted tall ship. Elegantly modeled after an 18th century coastal trading schooner. Accommodates up to 49 guests and sails daily for dolphin sails, sunset sails and special events. Available for private charters and groups!

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Charleston Harbor Resort & Marina Departs top of the hour (:00) starting at 9am

SPIRITLINE CHARTERS 360 Concord St., Ste. 201 Charleston, SC 29401 843.722.BOAT (2628) spiritlinecruises.com Spiritline Cruises owns and operates the largest charter fleet in South Carolina. Private parties, dinners, and receptions for groups of 20 to more than 400 on SpiritLine’s yachts, Spirit of Carolina, Spirit of Charleston, Spirit of the Lowcountry and General Beauregard.

SPIRITLINE HARBOR TOUR 360 Concord St., Ste. 201 Charleston, SC 29401 843.722.BOAT (2628) spiritlinecruises.com Explore Charleston Harbor aboard a Spiritline Cruise. Charleston’s unique history unfolds from the perspective of its harbor on this nonstop cruise. Features historic forts, palatial homes, and port activities. Departs Patriots Point Mt. Pleasant and the dock next to the Aquarium.

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INSIDER TIP Trace the Charleston area’s origins with a trip west of the peninsula, across the Ashley River. Learn what it took to sustain the English settlement at Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site, the place where the colonists made landfall in 1670 and climb aboard the S.S. Adventure, a reproduction 17th century merchant vessel docked at the birthplace of the Carolina colony.

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LOWCOUNTRY LANDSCAPE The sight of pelicans soaring on thermals and the sound of dolphins breaching alongside your kayak are just part of the Lowcountry landscape experienced by water. Breathe deeply and take in the view as you hoist the mainsheet, catch a wave, reel in the big one, or float along a lazy river. Eco opportunities abound throughout the Lowcountry, so grab your sunscreen and head outdoors. EXP LO R E C H A R L E S T O N . C OM

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Everything Under the Sun We Ofer: • 2 Fishing Piers • Historical Plantation • 3 Lifeguarded Beaches • Equestrian Center • 3 Day Parks & 3 Dog Parks • Interpretive Center • 3 Waterparks • 12 Annual Festivals and Events (843) 795-4FUN (4386) • CharlestonCountyParks.com


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THE ALLEY

573 King St., Charleston, SC 29403 843.789.3281 affordabike.com

131 Columbus St., Charleston, SC 29403 843.818.4080 thealleycharleston.com

Most affordable bicycle rentals in Charleston! Friendly staff will recommend a safe route with plenty to see. We have cruisers, hybrids, road bikes, tandems, and options for kids. Cruisers start at $20/ day. Rentals include locks, helmets, and baskets.

Voted “Best Sports Bar & Best Bowling Alley” in Charleston. Offering an entertainment experience unlike anything in town. Featuring 8 retro bowling lanes, arcade games, restaurant, 40-foot bar, and unique event spaces for parties. Stop in to enjoy great food, drinks & a fun atmosphere for all ages!

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1871 Bowens Island Rd. Folly Beach, SC 29439 843.795.0330 charlestonoutdooradventures.com Recommended the Best Summer Weekend Adventure in South Carolina by National Geographic, COA is Charleston’s premier Ecotouring company. Educational kayak & paddleboard tours/rentals and lighthouse dolphin boat adventures. Private parking, showers, restrooms, launch site and instruction! A top-rated Tripadvisor activity.

COASTAL EXPEDITIONS 514-B Mill St., Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464 843.884.7684 coastalexpeditions.com Charleston’s original and most respected outfitter! See Charleston the way you should... Naturalist guided kayak tours, kayak & paddleboard rentals, and private boat charters. Exclusive provider to Bulls Island. ACA Certified guides. Four on-water locations. Top-notch service! Unmatched wildlife opportunities!

NATURE ADVENTURES KAYAK, CANOE, & PADDLEBOARDING TOURS & RENTALS 483 West Coleman Blvd. Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464 843.568.3222 or Toll Free 800.673.0679 kayakcharlestonsc.com Charleston’s (Closest) and “Absolute Best” kayak - canoe - paddleboarding nature tour & rental company. Master Naturalist Guides, certified instructors. Paddle blackwater swamps, rice plantations, barrier islands, saltmarsh creeks, shrimping villages and Indian ruins. See dolphins/ wildlife up close! Beginners & families welcome!

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CLIMBING WALL THE CLIMBING WALL AT JAMES ISLAND COUNTY PARK 871 Riverland Dr., Charleston, SC 29412 843.795.4386 charlestoncountyparks.com Reach new heights at the Lowcountry’s tallest outdoor climbing facility. Our 50-foot wall, with 4,500 sq. ft. of climbing space, 14 top ropes, and 2 lead climbing walls, will challenge climbers of all skill levels. Visit our website for fees and hours of operation.

CULINARY CLASSES IN THE KITCHEN WITH CHEF BOB WAGGONER 164 A Market St., Charleston, SC 29401 843. 814.7464 chefbobwaggoner.com Charleston’s only hands - on cooking classes with a celebrity chef! Learn, dine & laugh while cooking with the best products Charleston has to offer (wines included). Charleston’s only 1600 sq ft showroom kitchen is the perfect setting for intimate private dinners, corporate or social events.

CHARLESTON COOKS! 194 East Bay St., Charleston, SC 29401 843.722.1212 charlestoncooks.com Charleston Cooks! is a bustling kitchen retail shop where you’ll find the artistry, equipment and gadgets that help you make culinary magic happen, with a teaching kitchen featuring enjoy-it-now, fun-filled cooking classes led by our talented instructors.

SOUTHERN SEASON COOKING SCHOOL 730 Coleman Blvd., Mt. Pleasant, SC 29564 843.416.3951 southernseason.com/cooking-school/ charleston/ Southern Season’s Cooking School provides an epicurean education served with a heaping side of expertise and style. Learn from local, regional and internationally renowned chefs, culinary experts and a highly trained staff as they share secrets, techniques and recipes. E X PL ORECHARL EST ON.COM


FISHING CHARTERS AQUASAFARIS INSHORE & OFFSHORE FISHING Charleston Harbor Marina at Patriots Point 24 Patriots Pt. Rd. A-Dock 2nd Floor Marina Bldg., Ste. 1 Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464 843.886.8133 or Toll Free 800.524.3444 aqua-safaris.com Since 1987 Charleston’s premier fishing source! Select the best action-packed offshore charter for mahi-mahi and tuna, or explore inshore for redfish, sea trout and sheepshead. Rates include everything needed to enjoy your day of fishing.

THE CHARLESTON ANGLER The Charleston Angler provides the service of arranging inshore, fly and near shore fishing charters with the best, most experienced guides in the Lowcountry by calling or emailing contact@ thecharlestonangler.com.

THE REEL DEAL CHARTERS, LLC Charleston/ Mt. Pleasant 843.388.5093 thereeldealcharters.com Year-round inshore/offshore, deep-sea & big game saltwater fishing. “Best prices in the Lowcountry”; licenses, bait & tackle included. Targeting red drum, seatrout, sheepshead, snapper, grouper, dolphin, tuna, wahoo, sharks & many others. We operate multiple boats for your “Reel” fishing experience!

FUN PARKS BLACKBEARDS COVE FAMILY FUN PARK 3255 HWY 17 North, Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464 843.971.1223 blackbeardscove.com Blackbeard’s Cove is fun for everyone! Go-​k​arts, 2 miniature golf courses, an amazing arcade, jumpland, gemstone mining, climbing wall and daily events. Our Galley serves a delicious lunch and dinner menu featuring Homemade Pizza​plus beer and wine​.

HORSEBACK RIDING MIDDLETON EQUESTRIAN CENTER 4280 Ashley River Rd., Charleston, SC 29414 843.556.8137 middletonstables.com

2662 Mullet Hall Rd., Johns Island, SC 29455 843.768.5867 or 843.795.4386 charlestoncountyparks.com Trailer your horse to one of the few public equestrian trail systems in the Lowcountry. Enjoy 20 miles of trails winding through southern pines and moss-draped oaks. Perfect for riders of all ages and abilities. Riding lessons, rentals, or boarding not offered. Visit our website for information, fees, and hours of operation.

TOWN OF SEABROOK ISLAND 2001 Seabrook Island Rd. Seabrook Island, SC 29455 843.768.9121 or Toll Free 800.764.8404 townofseabrookisland.org Just miles from Charleston, Seabrook Island features one of the only beach rides on the East Coast, Seabrook Island’s full-service Equestrian Center caters to riders of all skill levels with guided trail rides, pony rides and riding lessons.

MARINAS BOHICKET MARINA & MARKET 1880 Andell Bluff Blvd. Johns Island, SC 29455 843.768.1280 bohicket.com Bohicket Marina and Market, www.bohicket. com, is situated a short, scenic drive from historic downtown Charleston nestled between the gorgeous sea islands of Kiawah and Seabrook. Bohicket offers a variety of family friendly activities, shops and restaurants and full-service marina.

THE CITY MARINA COMPANY 17 Lockwood Dr., Charleston, SC 29401 843.577.7702 megadock.us Located on the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway in downtown Charleston, the Charleston City Marina features 19,000 feet of dock space covering 40 acres of water. The marina was named 2005 National Marina of the Year by Marina Dock Age Magazine.

CHARLESTON HARBOR MARINA 24 Patriots Point Rd., Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464 843.284.7065 charlestonharbormarina.com Charleston Harbor Marina is the largest marina in the state of South Carolina with 17,000 linear feet of floating dock space. Situated directly in the Charleston harbor, the marina offers access to resort amenities for both wind propelled or power yachts.

Travel back in time while enjoying the great outdoors from horseback at Historic Middleton Place. Wildlife, history, and natural beauty surround you at every turn. Our guided rides leave four times each day year round. A truly unique Charleston experience awaits you. EX PLO R ECH A R L E S T O N . C OM Recreation

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SAILING AQUA SAFARIS

1871 Bowens Island Rd. Folly Beach, SC 29439 843.795.0330 charlestonoutdooradventures.com

24 Patriots Pt. Rd. A-Dock 2nd Floor Marina Bldg., Ste. 1 Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464 843.886.8133 or Toll Free 800.524.3444 aqua-safaris.com

Recommended the Best Summer Weekend Adventure in South Carolina by National Geographic, COA is Charleston’s premier ecotouring company. Educational kayak & paddleboard tours/rentals and lighthouse dolphin boat adventures. Private parking, showers, restrooms, launch site and instruction! A top-rated Tripadvisor activity.

Since 1987 Charleston’s premier fleet for all your sailing! Luxury six passenger yachts to the largest passenger catamaran north of Fort Lauderdale! Only the best for your next team building regatta, private, corporate or wedding event.

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10 Wharfside St., Charleston, SC 29401 843.277.9019 charlestonsailingadventures.com

843.817.7877 charlestonsupsafaris.com Voted Charleston’s Best Paddleboard Company 2012 & 2013, experience paddleboarding on Folly Beach’s relaxed creeks full of dolphins. The experts in guided eco tours, lessons, SUP surf, rentals, board sales, wedding parties, and camps for all levels and group sizes. Parking, retail shop, and restrooms onsite.

COASTAL EXPEDITIONS 514-B Mill St., Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464 843.884.7684 coastalexpeditions.com Charleston’s original and most respected outfitter! See Charleston the way you should... Naturalist guided kayak tours, kayak & paddleboard rentals, and private boat charters. Exclusive provider to Bulls Island. ACA Certified guides. Four on-water locations. Top-notch service! Unmatched wildlife opportunities!

NATURE ADVENTURES KAYAK, CANOE, & PADDLEBOARDING TOURS & RENTALS Shrimp Boat Ln, Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464 843.568.3222 kayakcharlestonsc.com Charleston’s (Closest) and “Absolute Best” kayak - canoe - paddleboarding nature tour & rental company. Master Naturalist Guides, certified instructors. Blackwater swamps, rice plantations, barrier islands, saltmarsh creeks, shrimping villages and Indian ruins. Kayaking with dolphins/wildlife up close! Beginners & families welcome!

ODYSSEY BOARD SHOP 217 Lucas St., Ste. M Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464 843.884.5282 odysseyboardshop.com

Experience the adventure of sailing aboard Prevailing Winds, a fast and ultra-stable Stiletto catamaran. Sail through Charleston Harbor seeing historic sights and playful dolphins. 1.5 hour public and private trips available for up to 6 passengers. BYOB.

CHARLESTON SAILING SCHOOL 17 Lockwood Dr., Charleston, SC 29401 charlestonsailingschool.com Charleston Sailing School & Yacht Charters offers the most unique and memorable ways to experience Charleston by water. Sailing lessons, private yacht charters, boat rentals, and bareboat charters are all available from our location downtown at the Charleston City Marina.

CLASSIC CHARLESTON SAILING 24 Patriots Point Rd., Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464 843.388.9242 classiccharlestonsailing.com Discover the “Beauty of Sail” aboard Cythera... Charleston’s prettiest boat! Feel the wind on your face as you sail the waters of historic Charleston harbor aboard our classic 42ft ocean-going sailing yawl. Day/sunset sailing, overnight adventures, unique B&B.

SAIL SOUTH CAROLINA 17 Lockwood Dr., Charleston, SC 29401 843.819.4383 sailsouthcarolina.com Enjoy the sights, sounds, and breeze of the Charleston harbor on board Panacea. A 43ft ‘round the world’ sailing vessel, Panacea provides comfort and relaxation like no other! Half day, full day, and cocktail sail available. Maximum six guests.

Mount Pleasant’s premier destination for paddleboarding, surfing, and skateboarding. Offering $25.00 daily rentals. Book a Paddleboard Eco-Tour of historic Shem Creek with our knowledgeable guides. Watch for events and movie nights on Facebook and Instagram.

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SWIM COURSE SWIMCALM 843.708.0846 swimcalm.com SwimCalm is a guaranteed system of teaching for adults with fear of the water. Learn to swim the same way you learned to walk through comfort, calm and fun while enjoying the experience. All your questions are answered in this simple but profound course while visiting beautiful Charleston.

TENNIS FAMILY CIRCLE TENNIS CENTER 161 Seven Farms Dr., Charleston, SC 29492 843.849.5300 familycircletenniscenter.com

TENNIS AT KIAWAH ISLAND GOLF RESORT One Sanctuary Beach Dr. Kiawah Island, SC 29455 843.768.2121 or Toll Free 800.654.2924 kiawahresort.com Voted “Best Tennis Staff” in the world Tennis Resorts Online. Host of numerous tournaments, including the 1998 KB Fed Cup Tie. Tennis program accommodates all skill levels. Two separate tennis facilities with 24 har-tru clay courts. Instruction programs including children and adult doubles clinics.

TOWN OF SEABROOK ISLAND 2001 Seabrook Island Rd. Seabrook Island, SC 29455 843.768.9121 or Toll Free 800.764.8404 townofseabrookisland.org

SPLASH ISLAND WATERPARK AT PALMETTO ISLANDS COUNTY PARK 444 Needlerush Pkwy. Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464 843.884.0832 or 843.795.4386 charlestoncountyparks.com Tucked within the tropical vegetation of Palmetto Islands County Park, Splash Island Waterpark provides hours of fun for toddlers to pre-teens. Features include: 200-foot and 16-foot water slides, activity pool, concessions, and much more. Visit our website for amenities, fees, and operating schedule.

SPLASH ZONE WATERPARK AT JAMES ISLAND COUNTY PARK 871 Riverland Dr., Charleston, SC 29412 843.795.7275 or 843.795.4386 charlestoncountyparks.com Visitors of all ages will enjoy hours of fun at this favorite summer playground. Splash Zone features 200-foot open and tube slides, a 500-foot lazy river, leisure pool, Caribbean play structure, concessions, and more. Visit our website for park amenities, fees, and operating schedule.

WHIRLIN’ WATERS ADVENTURE WATERPARK AT WANNAMAKER COUNTY PARK 8888 University Blvd. (Highway 78) North Charleston, SC 29406 843.572.7275 or 843.795.4386 charlestoncountyparks.com Whirlin’ Waters offers gallons of fun for all ages. Enjoy over 15-acres of island-style water play. Relax on a lazy river or experience the excitement of a 27,000-gallon wave pool. Visit our website for park amenities, fees, and operating schedule.

Just miles from Charleston, Seabrook Island was rated as one of the top Tennis Resorts, with 15 composition clay courts and offers residents and guests the opportunity to participate in a range of lessons and clinics with some of the leading tennis instructors in the Southeast. G, F, P, T. $$$.

WILD DUNES RESORT 5757 Palm Blvd., Isle of Palms, SC 29451 888.845.8920 wilddunes.com Tennis is our passion with 17 Har-Tru courts, a full-service Pro Shop and top-ranked instruction for all ages and levels. Off the court, enjoy a variety of accommodations many within walking distance of both courts and sand and all minutes from Charleston.

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Within 15 minutes from downtown Charleston, enjoy one of the finest tennis facilities in the country. Home of the Family Circle Cup. Open to the public year-round with 17 championship tennis courts (13 clay, 4 hard) all lighted for night play, plus 4 QuickStart tennis courts.

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Gol f Did you know the first golf course in America was located in Charleston? Harleston Green was designed in 1786 and while it disappeared long ago, the area’s legacy of golf thrives today. In 2012, Kiawah Island Golf Resort hosted the PGA Championship at its famed Ocean Course, and the world’s top ranked players found out firsthand why it is often called the most challenging course in America. You, too, can discover what it takes to conquer a world class golf course.

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KIAWAH ISLAND COUGAR POINT GOLF CLUB

423 King St., Charleston, SC 29403 843.958.3629 or Toll Free 800.774.4444 charlestongolfguide.com

One Sanctuary Beach Dr. Kiawah Island, SC 29455 843.768.2121 or Toll Free 800.654.2924 kiawahresort.com

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Charleston’s golf authority since 1995, offering the widest selection of golf packages at the very best prices! Call or visit our website for your free Charleston Area Golf Guide and to book golf packages or individual tee times. Great seasonal package deals!

A Gary Player design, this par-72 course is a superb layout for players of all levels. Early holes play directly along broad expanses of tidal marsh, offering panoramic views of the Kiawah River and acres of needle rush spartina grass.

THE CITY OF CHARLESTON MUNICIPAL GOLF COURSE

KIAWAH ISLAND OAK POINT GOLF CLUB

2110 Maybank Hwy., Charleston, SC 29412 843.795.6517

One Sanctuary Beach Dr. Kiawah Island, SC 29455 843.768.2741 or Toll Free 800.654.2924 kiawahresort.com

Referred to as “The Muni,” The City Course opened in 1929 and has known a great deal of Charleston golf history. The Municipal course is a very golf-friendly course. Most days, 18-holes play in less than 4 hours.

DUNES WEST GOLF CLUB 3535 Wando Plantation Way Mt. Pleasant, SC 29466 843.856.9000 duneswestgolfclub.com Located on the site of the historic Lexington Plantation, this Arthur Hills design is set amid 200 year old oaks draped in Spanish moss. Located on Wagner Creek, the antebellum clubhouse is perfect for your round of golf, wedding ceremony and reception. Come for a visit, or stay for a lifetime!

THE GOLF CLUB AT WESCOTT PLANTATION 5000 Wescott Club Dr. North Charleston, SC 29485 843.871.2135 or Toll Free 866.211.GOLF wescottgolf.com Course architect Dr. Michael Hurdzan designed this 27-hole course with his trademark environmental sensitivity. Capturing the traditional flavor of low flowing earthworks and classic bunkering with each hole separated and framed by vegetation. Amenities: 12,000 square-foot clubhouse, proshop, dining, and special event facilities.

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Adjoining the scenic Haulover Creek and its manyhued marshlands, this newly renovated 6,701-yard, par-72 masterpiece offers a variety of challenges from holes set in windswept tracts alongside salt marshes to fairways carved out of thick forests.

KIAWAH ISLAND OCEAN COURSE One Sanctuary Beach Dr. Kiawah Island, SC 29455 843.768.2121 or Toll Free 800.654.2924 kiawahresort.com Host of 2012 PGA Championship. Renowned for 1991 Ryder Cup Matches and 2007 Senior PGA Championship. This Pete Dye designed course spans more than 2.5 miles of oceanfront. Named “Fourth Best Public Course” by Golf and Golf Digest magazines.

KIAWAH ISLAND OSPREY POINT GOLF CLUB One Sanctuary Beach Dr. Kiawah Island, SC 29455 843.768.2121 or Toll Free 800.654.2924 kiawahresort.com Tom Fazio has left his mark on Kiawah. At Osprey Point, Fazio blended a par-72 layout with a superb natural canvas. Newly renovated in 2014 the course includes four natural lakes, fingers of saltwater marsh, and dense maritime forests of live oaks, pines, palmettos and magnolias.

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One Sanctuary Beach Dr. Kiawah Island, SC 29455 843.768.2121 or Toll Free 800.654.2924 kiawahresort.com

3772 Seabrook Island Rd. Seabrook Island, SC 29455 843.768.2529 or Toll Free 800.845.2475 townofseabrookisland.org

This early Jack Nicklaus design has hosted several championships, including the Carolina 1987, 1992 & 2006 Amateur and the 1990 PGA Cup Matches, the club professionals’ version of the Ryder Cup. Its low-profile design blends fairways and green settings into the natural landscape.

Ocean Winds Golf Course, designed by Willard Byrd, is a 6,765-yard, par 72 course that takes you to the Atlantic Ocean. Swirling breezes provide a challenging test of ability across tight fairways, balanced by generous greens and framed with sundrenched dunes and salt marshes.

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4812 Stono Links Dr., Hollywood, SC 29449 843.763.1817 or Toll Free 888.785.1813 stonoferrygolf.com Voted 2011 South Carolina Golf Course of the Year and 2011 Charleston Area Golf Course of the Year, The Links at Stono Ferry provides a truly unique golf experience along Charleston’s intracoastal waters. Come enjoy golf at its absolute best!

PATRIOTS POINT LINKS 1 Patriots Point Rd., Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464 843.881.0042 patriotspointlinks.com Located on Charleston Harbor, Patriots Point offers spectacular views of downtown Charleston, Fort Sumter, and arriving ships. This course is a must play for all visitors. Located at the foot of the Arthur Ravenel Bridge; just five minutes from downtown.

RIVERTOWNE COUNTRY CLUB

20 Dunvegan Dr., Charleston, SC 29414 843.556.8251 shadowmossgolf.com Located 12 miles from downtown and 5 miles from I-526, Shadowmoss is convenient to Kiawah Island and easily accessible from anywhere in the Charleston area. Shadowmoss is located off of Hwy 61, close to some of the most famous plantations in Charleston.

WILD DUNES RESORT 5757 Palm Blvd., Isle of Palms, SC 29451 888.845.8920 wilddunesgolf.com Discover two award-winning Fazio courses minutes from downtown Charleston. With rolling fairways and picturesque finishing holes along the Atlantic to challenging greens along the marshes of the Intracoastal Waterway, you’ll want to play again and again. Bring your game to a better place.

1700 RiverTowne Country Club Dr. Mt. Pleasant, SC 29466 843.849.2400 rivertownecountryclub.com We invite you to play an Arnold Palmer masterpiece, awarded 4.5 stars by Golf Digest, RiverTowne Country Club features the best in coastal Carolina golf. Miles of marsh views, lush pampas grasses, and lowcountry wildlife, highlight RiverTowne’ s beautiful landscape.

SEABROOK ISLAND CROOKED OAKS COURSE 3772 Seabrook Island Rd. Seabrook Island, SC 29455 843.768.2529 or Toll Free 800.845.2475 townofseabrookisland.org Crooked Oaks Golf Course, designed by Robert Trent Jones, Sr., is a 6,780-yard, par 72 course that winds through marsh, maritime forests and moss-hung, century-old live oaks. Jones referred to Crooked Oaks as “one of my best”.

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Spor ts Are you a seriously competitive runner? We have a race for you. Want to don a tutu and jog in a 5K? We have a race for you. Want to watch the top seeded female tennis players compete for the Family Circle Cup trophy? Check. Want to swim, surf, kiteboard, stand up paddleboard, cycle, or half-rubber in a competition? Come to Charleston, where we play hard all year round.

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VENUES CHARLESTON BATTERY 1990 Daniel Island Dr. Daniel Island, SC 29492 843.971.GOAL charlestonbattery.com Blackbaud Stadium, one of the premier professional soccer venues and the first privately-funded soccer-specific stadium in the United States, is home to the 2004 U.S. Open Cup Semifinalist, The Charleston Battery. Soccer camps and 10-week Charleston Battery Academy program continues 3 v 3 tournaments.

CHARLESTON RIVERDOGS 360 Fishburne St., Charleston, SC 29403 843.577.3647 riverdogs.com

FAMILY CIRCLE TENNIS CENTER 161 Seven Farms Dr., Charleston, SC 29492 843.849.5300 familycircletenniscenter.com Within 15 minutes from downtown Charleston, enjoy one of the finest tennis facilities in the country. Home of the Family Circle Cup. Open to the public year-round with 17 championship tennis courts (13 clay, 4 hard) all lighted for night play, plus 4 QuickStart tennis courts.

SOUTH CAROLINA STINGRAYS HOCKEY 3300-B West Montague Ave., Ste. A200 North Charleston, SC 29418 843.744.2248 stingrayshockey.com Come celebrate a cool night out with SC’s only professional ECHL hockey team. The South Carolina Stingrays invite families, groups of friends, and others. Groups of 10 or more receive a discount rate. Stingrays Hockey - a whole lot cooler!

2ND ANNUAL MEDAL OF HONOR BOWL GAME AND EVENT WEEK mohbowl.com January 4 – 10, 2015. A post-season collegiate all-star game, showcasing the nation’s top NFL draft-eligible football players. Some 94 players and over 150 NFL personnel / scouts take part in an entire week of practices and host committee sponsored-events. 2nd annual event is scheduled for January 10, 2015, at 2:30pm at The Citadel’s Johnson Hagood Stadium and will be televised on NBC Sports.

38TH ANNUAL COOPER RIVER BRIDGE RUN bridgerun.com March 28, 2015. The Cooper River Bridge 10K Run & Walk is the 3rd largest 10K in the US and 18th largest in the world. Each year it includes 44,000 participants beginning in the Town of Mt. Pleasant, continuing over the 2.5 mile bridge and finishing in historic Charleston at Marion Square.

43RD ANNUAL FAMILY CIRCLE CUP TENNIS TOURNAMENT familycirclecup.com April 4-12, 2015. Charleston welcomes close to 100,000 spectators and more than 70 world-class, women athletes to participate in the excitement of this WTA premier tournament. It is the largest women’s only tennis tournament in the world and Family Circle Magazine is the title sponsor.

2ND ANNUAL CHARLESTON WATERSPORTS WEEK watersportsweek.com September 11-20, 2015. The event series includes ten days of continuous activities on the Lowcountry’s greatest asset, water! Over 100 competitive, recreational and leisure “on the water” options for visitors ready for a get-away vacation. The Chucktown Showdown SUP Competition is the marquee event.

8TH ANNUAL GILDAN’S CHARLESTON CLASSIC BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT charlestonclassic.com November 19-22, 2015. Gildan’s Charleston Classic is a NCAA Men’s Invitational Tournament held each year at the TD Arena in historic Charleston and managed by ESPN. Includes eight teams playing 12 games during a four-day weekend. Teams include; Bradley, George Mason, Long Beach State, Mississippi, Oklahoma State, Seton Hall, Towson and Virginia.

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The RiverDogs are a Class-A Affiliate of the NY Yankees in the South Atlantic League. Known for affordable family fun and the food offerings that have been featured in Esquire, Man v. Food, Rachel Ray and more.

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Cultur a l Ac t i v it ies Did you know the first musical society in America was founded in Charleston? And the first opera performed in America? Charleston. And the first permanent theatre in America? Charleston! The city embraced the arts early on and continues to champion all types of cultural events and festivals today.

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COMEDY SHOWS THEATRE 99 280 Meeting St. (above The Bicycle Shoppe) Charleston, SC 29401 843.853.6687 theatre99.com Charleston’s home for improv comedy! No scripts! All improv! SC’s only professional improv theatre is guaranteed to make you laugh. Each high energy show is based on audience suggestion, making every show different from the last. Where the locals go! Non-smoking, in-house bar.

FESTIVALS & EVENTS 2ndsundayonkingstreet.com From 1-5pm each month, King Street is closed to all vehicular traffic from Queen Street north to Calhoun, as businesses invite the public to enjoy the best shopping, dining and services the region has to offer indoors, on the sidewalks and in the street.



12TH ANNUAL CHARLESTON ANTIQUES SHOW 56 Beaufain St., Charleston, SC 29401 843.722.3405 historiccharleston.org/antiquesshow Antiques Show, March 20 - 22. English, European & American period furnishings, fine art, architectural elements, vintage jewelry & silver, from the 17th to 20th centuries. Proceeds benefit Historic Charleston Foundation. Tickets: online or 843.722.3405.

68TH ANNUAL SPRING FESTIVAL OF HOUSES & GARDENS 843.722.3405 historiccharleston.org/festival The Festival of Houses & Gardens, March 19 - April 19. Tours highlight American architecture & arts in approximately 150 of downtown Charleston’s grandest, private houses & gardens from Georgian & antebellum periods & into early 20th century. Tickets: online or 843.722.3405.

BB&T CHARLESTON WINE + FOOD FESTIVAL 843.727.9998 charlestonwineandfood.com March 4-8, 2015. BB&T is thrilled to offer a taste of double-digit-worthy excitement at our upcoming annual festival: Wednesday, March 4 – through Sunday, March 8.

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PO Box 942, Charleston, SC 29402 843.819.8006 cfada.com CFADA member galleries support the future arts with two major events - Palette & Palate Stroll (July) and the Charleston Fine Art Weekend (November) raising funds for art scholarships and art supplies for the Charleston County High schools.

CHARLESTON INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 915 Folly Rd. #78, Charleston, SC 29412 843.817.1617 charlestoniff.org November 4-8, 2015. A unique film experience exploring all genres through features, documentaries, shorts and animations created by local, national and international filmmakers. Attend nightly after parties, free workshops and a closing awards gala.

CHARLESTON TELLS STORYTELLING FESTIVAL Wragg Square, 342 Meeting St. Charleston, SC 29403 843.805.6930 facebook.com/CharlestonTells March 13-14, 2015. Enjoy some of the best national and local storytellers as they delight audiences with stories that reminisce about childhood, tickle your funny bone and transport you to another place and time. Presented by Charleston County Public Library.

FCC CONCERT SERIES 800.677.2293 familycircletenniscenter.com/concerts Opened in 2001, Family Circle Stadium is home to a variety of events and concerts throughout the year. This 10,000 seat venue has hosted music acts from The Beach Boys to Hootie & the Blowfish, and welcomes new entertainment to Daniel Island every year. For more information on the 2015 concert schedule, go to www. familycircletenniscenter.com/concerts or call 800.677.2293.

LOWCOUNTRY LOCAL FIRST 843.740.5444 lowcountrylocalfirst.org Lowcountry Local First is a nonprofit that cultivates local economic prosperity by strengthening community support for locally owned businesses & farmers. Our goal is to shift consumer spending from Big Box to Mom & Pop. Refer to our business directory & events calendar for all things local!

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NORTH CHARLESTON ARTS FESTIVAL 843.740.5854 northcharlestonartsfest.com May 1 – 9, 2015. Nine days of performances, exhibitions and activities geared for family fun culminate with an outdoor concert and fireworks display over the Cooper River.

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211 Meeting St., 2nd Floor Charleston, SC 29403 843.723.1748 sewe.com Feb. 13-15, 2015. The largest wildlife art and sporting life event of its kind for 30+ years. A 3-day celebration showcasing 500 fine artists & exhibitors, wildlife experts, outdoor outfitters, children’s activities and more. Multiple venues downtown Charleston.

SPOLETO FESTIVAL USA 14 George St., Charleston, SC 29401 843.722.2764 spoletousa.org May 22-June 7, 2015. Internationally recognized as America’s premier performing arts festival, Spoleto Festival USA fills Charleston’s historic theaters, churches and outdoor spaces with performances by renowned and emerging artists in opera, theater, dance, and chamber, symphonic, and jazz music.

THE SWEETGRASS CULTURAL ARTS FESTIVAL 843.856.9732 sweetgrassfestival.org June 5 and 6, 2015. The intricate handiwork of Gullah crafts is the highlight of this cultural showcase that includes gospel songs, praise dance, rhythmic drumming and basketweaving demonstrations.

MUSIC THE CHARLESTON MUSIC HALL 37 John St., Charleston, SC 29403 843.853.2252 (box office) charlestonmusichall.com Boasting the best acoustics in town, the Music Hall is a listening room: an intimate theatre in which the audience and the artist can interact on a more personal level. The hall hosts everything from rock shows to local jazz to ballet to theatre.

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JAZZ ARTISTS OF CHARLESTON 93 Spring St., Ste. A, Charleston, SC 29403 843.641.0011 charlestonjazz.com Want jazz? Swing by JAC’s Charleston Jazz House, visit charlestonjazz.com for Jazz Around Town, or catch a Charleston Jazz Orchestra performance, Charleston’s own resident big-band! CJO is produced and presented by JAC, your source for all things jazz!

THE SOUND OF CHARLESTON 150 Meeting St., Charleston, SC 29401 800.838.3006 soundofcharleston.com Experience the sounds that define Charleston’s unique southern charm - gospel, Gershwin, jazz, Civil War camp songs and light classics - coming to life in historic Circular Congregational Church during live, weekly 75-minute concerts. Call or check website for concert schedule.

THEATRE / VENUES 34 WEST THEATER COMPANY 200 Meeting St. (Use Pinckney St Entrance) Charleston, SC 29401 843.901.9343 34west.org Original, live theater in the heart of Charleston! Whether it’s our award-winning comedies and musicals or cheerful Christmas show, we invite you to relax, unwind and laugh with friends. Fun drinks and savory bites are standing by.

BLACK FEDORA COMEDY MYSTERY THEATRE AND SHOPPE 164 Church St., Charleston, SC 29401 843.937.6453 charlestonmysteries.com Live comedy theatre in a cozy setting -- clean comic whodunit shows, volunteer audience participation, a la carte appetizers, drinks, and desserts. Featuring Inspector NoClue’s Murder Mystery, Sherlock Holmes & the Charleston History Mystery, Church Street Daughters Garden, Gun & Gin Club, and more!

CHARLESTON STAGE 135 Church St., Charleston, SC 29401 843.577.7183 charlestonstage.com Charleston Stage, founded by playwright Julian Wiles in 1978, is South Carolina’s largest professional theatre company in residence at the Historic Dock Street Theatre. Charleston Stage provides a full season of plays, musicals and theatre-for-youth productions.

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The Sound of Charleston From Gospel to Gershwin

“a musical trip through the remarkable history of Charleston” All concerts begin at 7p.m. Call the box office or check our website for exact concert dates & ticket information.

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CRABPOT PLAYERS THEATRE COMPANY 1137 Johnnie Dodds Blvd. Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464 888.303.0763 crabpotplayers.com The Crabpot Players, founded in 1993, is a non-profit 501(c)(3) community theatre company that brings theatre to the East Cooper area and provides educational opportunities for actors of all ages to expand their skills.

THEATRE 99 280 Meeting St. (above The Bicycle Shoppe) Charleston, SC 29401 843.853.6687 theatre99.com Charleston’s home for improv comedy! No scripts! All improv! SC’s only professional improv theatre is guaranteed to make you laugh. Each high energy show is based on audience suggestion, making every show different from the last. Where the locals go! Non-smoking, in-house bar.

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32nd Annual Lowcountry Oyster Festival

With more than two tons of the salty mollusks on the menu, this widely popular event turns Boone Hall Plantation into the world’s largest oyster roast.

January 25, 2015

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Southeastern Wildlife Exposition

From noted conservationists to champion pedigree dogs, this three-day celebration of the sporting lifestyle features wildlife art, high-energy animal demonstrations, wild game culinary events and more.

February 13 – 15, 2015

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BB&T Charleston Wine + Food Festival March 4 – 8, 2015

Already an alluring culinary destination, Charleston becomes an epicurean wonderland during this convivial gathering of celebrated chefs, winemakers, artisanal food entrepreneurs, authors, historians and personalities, 843.722.9998 ext. 4 - charlestonwineandfood.com

Charleston Fashion Week March 17 – 21, 2015

High-energy runway shows, roving photographers, upand-coming designers and a see-and-be-seen crowd converge for five nights of apparel and attitude under the tent in Marion Square. charlestonfashionweek.com

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68th Annual Festival Of Houses & Gardens March 19 – April 19, 2015

The public rarely views the interiors of Charleston’s museum-quality dwellings, but this festival allows you to take a peek behind the garden gates and porch doors of the peninsula’s most intriguing private residences. 843.722.3405 - historiccharleston.org Inspired by the rich historical, architectural and cultural

12th Annual Charleston heritage of Charleston, this exhibition is a showcase of International Antiques English, European, and American period decorative arts Show and fine art.

March 20 – 22, 2015

Family Circle Tennis Tournament April 4 - April 12, 2015

YMCA Flowertown Festival March 27-29, 2015

843.723.1623 - historiccharleston.org The world’s top seeded female tennis players compete for the sport’s largest purse at the state-of-the-art facility located on picturesque Daniel Island. 800.677.2293 - familycirclecup.com During this three-day event, blooming azaleas envelop more than 200 artisans, who exhibit painting, pottery, glass working, woodworking, needlework, ironwork and textiles. 843.871.9622 - summervilleymca.org/flowertown

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CALE N DAR O F EVE NTS 38th Cooper River Bridge Run March 28, 2015

From professional athletes to goofballs dressed in gorilla costumes, people of all ages and fitness levels participate in this run/walk, which is one of the world’s largest 10,000-meter runs. 843.937.4183 - bridgerun.com

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Upper King Design District Walks April 16, 2015

The decor emporiums and specialty boutiques in the upper King Street neighborhood remain open for extended evening hours during this twice-a-year [Spring & Fall] stroll that includes special exhibits and events. upperkingdesigndistrict.com

27th Annual Town of Mt. Pleasant Blessing of the Fleet April 26, 2015

North Charleston Arts Festival May 1-9, 2015

Spoleto Festival USA May 22 - June 7, 2015

The seafood industry is woven into the Lowcountry’s identity, and the community turns out to show support for local shimpers during this daylong blessing of the boats. 843.884.8517 - townofmountpleasant.com Nine days of performances, exhibitions and activities geared for family fun culminate with an outdoor concert and fireworks display over the Cooper River. 843.740.5854 - northcharleston.org Since its inception in 1977, this acclaimed arts festival has illuminated traditional and unexpected venues, such as the College of Charleston’s Cistern Yard, with performances by talented artists from around the world. 843.722.2764 - spoletousa.org

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Piccolo Spoleto May 22 - June 7, 2015

Produced by the City of Charleston’s Office of Cultural Affairs, this companion festival offers hundreds of familyfriendly and moderately priced events during the same time as Spoleto Festival USA. 843.724.7305 - piccolospoleto.com

The Sweetgrass Cultural Arts Festival June 5-6, 2015 (tentative)

The intricate handiwork of Gullah crafts is the highlight of this cultural showcase that includes gospel songs, praise dance, rhythmic drumming and basketweaving demonstrations. 843.856.9732 - sweetgrassfestival.org

Patriots Point 4th of July Blast July 4

The U.S.S. Yorktown, home of the Congressional Medal of Honor Museum, is a fitting host for this patriotic celebration that includes live music and a professional fireworks show. 843.884.2727 - patriotspoint.org

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CALE N DAR O F EVE NTS 32nd Annual MOJA Arts Festival To Be Announced

Southern Living Taste of Charleston Festival September 25 - 27, 2015

38th Annual Fall Tours of Homes & Gardens To Be Announced

The streets sway with the captivating rhythm of African music, while the smell of Caribbean cuisine permeates the air during this 10-day celebration of Gullah culture named for the Swahili word meaning “one.” 843.724.7305 - mojafestival.com This eating extravaganza lures thousands to Boone Hall Plantation for what the Southeast Tourism Society hails as one of the “top 20 events in the southeast.” tasteofcharleston.com Peek at heirloom silver and meander through carefully cultivated boxwoods during these docent-led tours that invite guests into some of the area’s most historic and architecturally significant dwellings.

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Upper King Design District Walks October 15, 2015

The decor emporiums and specialty boutiques in the upper King Street neighborhood remain open for extended evening hours during this twice-a-year [Spring & Fall] stroll that includes special exhibits and events. upperkingdesigndistrict.com

Charleston International Film Festival

A wide range of subject matter is explored during screenings of features, documentaries, shorts and animations created by local, national and international filmmakers.

November 4 - 8, 2015

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Plantation Days at Middleton Place

Experience life on a bustling plantation during this weekend-long re-creation of the harvest season with cooking, weaving, pottery and candle making, cotton processing and blacksmithing demonstrations.

November 14 - 15, 2015

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Christmas in Charleston December 1 – 31, 2015

From spirituals concerts performed by candlelight to a nighttime parade of boats decorated with Christmas lights, the holiday season is full of distinctively Charleston traditions and events. 800.868.8118 - christmasincharleston.com

25th Annual Holiday Festival of Lights November 13, 2015 – January 1, 2016

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Twinkling lights line the three-mile drive that weaves through James Island County Park’s winter wonderland, where life-sized greeting cards, costumed elves and a carousel evoke the magic of the holiday season. 843.795.4FUN - holidayfestivaloflights.com Cult ural Ac t ivit ies

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Shopping Want our insider tip? Be sure to seek out authentic Charleston souvenirs such as sweetgrass baskets, a bag of Carolina Gold rice, a silver rice spoon, a Ben Silver bowtie‌ the list goes on and on! Here’s the real tip: get out and shop because quality, locally-made products abound in Charleston, where the entrepreneurial spirit is thriving!

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Take home a piece of Charleston

Original 14k gold Charleston charms

14k gold Charleston gate

Items also available in sterling silver

14k gold hand-engraved slide

Replica Atocha Coin set in 14k gold

Located in the City Market Building 174 at corner of S. Market St. and Church St.

www.GoldCreationsChas.com /GoldCreationsSC

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ANTIQUES A SOUTHERN TOUCH ANTIQUES & HOME DECOR

ADELE’S POTTERY STUDIO AND GALLERY

628 Dupont Rd., Charleston, SC 29407 843.641.0299 asoutherntouchantiques.com

1659 Middle St., Sullivan’s Island, SC 29482 843.883.9545 adelespottery.com

Explore West of the Ashley and discover a new Antique shop filled with quality pieces of old. Browsers welcomed by Charleston native, Susan Daniel-Bouchillon. Furniture, museum-quality art, antique maps, hand-knotted rugs, lighting, vintage accessories and more. Find the unique treasure that complements your decor.

ANGLIN SMITH FINE ART

CHARLESTON INTERNATIONAL ANTIQUE SHOW 843.722.3405 historiccharleston.org/AntiquesShow W HAT T O SEE & DO

ART GALLERIES

March 20 - 22, 2015. English, European & American period furnishings, fine art, architectural elements, vintage jewelry & silver, from the 17th to 20th centuries. Proceeds benefit Historic Charleston Foundation. Tickets: online or 843.722.3405.

GEORGE C. BIRLANT & CO. ANTIQUES 191 King St., Charleston, SC 29401 843.722.3842 birlant.com Since 1922, for over ninety years, we have been the anchor for Charleston’s historic Antiques District. Third generation, family owned antiques establishment specializing in 18th and 19th century furniture, silver, china, crystal & brass as well as bench made reproductions. Exclusive makers of the original Charleston Battery Bench®.

KING STREET ANTIQUE DISTRICT Lower King St., Charleston, SC 29401 843.303.1113 kingstreetantiquedistrict.com Voted the “best antique shopping in the U.S.” by the readers of Travel + Leisure. Find antiques from any period and from all over the world, plus charming hotels, fine dining, fashion boutiques, gifts and fine jewelry.

Featuring hand-thrown and hand built clay works by Adele Deas Tobin, each one of a kind piece reflects her love for the sand and the sea. Her work has been enjoyed by patrons worldwide for 40 years. Stop by or call for appointment.

9 Queen St., Charleston, SC 29401 843.853.0708 anglinsmith.com Anglin Smith Fine Art is Charleston’s gallery for contemporary realism and color. The gallery features works by Lowcountry painter Betty Anglin Smith and her triplets, painters Jennifer Smith Rogers and Shannon Smith Hughes, and photographer Tripp Smith, among other artists.

ATRIUM ART GALLERY 61 Queen St., Charleston, SC 29401 843.814.5644 atriumartgallery.com “Charleston’s Most Exciting Art Space” - Featuring contemporary art, abstract, realism, landscape, lowcountry art and black and white photography. We are located in the French Quarter of downtown Charleston at 61 Queen Street between Church and Meeting Streets.

CHARLESTON CRAFTS 161 Church St., Charleston, SC 29401 843.723.2938 charlestoncrafts.org The Chaleston Crafts Cooperative is a fine craft gallery carrying only items made by South Carolina artisans, including pottery, fused glass, photography, jewelry, wood, fiber and basketry. Established in 1989, the Cooperative is owned and operated by the 30+ artist members.

CHARLESTON FINE ART DEALERS’ ASSOCIATION PO Box 942, Charleston, SC 29402 843.819.8006 cfada.com CFADA member galleries support the future arts with two major events - Palette & Palate Stroll (July) and the Charleston Fine Art Weekend (November) raising funds for art scholarships and art supplies for the Charleston County high schools.

CORRIGAN GALLERY LLC 62 A Queen St., Charleston, SC 29401 843.722.9868 corrigangallery.com Corrigan Gallery presents local, contemporary fine art with presence and a future of museum quality. Works are available for all budgets and discerning collectors. Second market Charleston Renaissance works are also handled. 27 years of experience is behind the gallery.

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DOG & HORSE FINE ART 102 Church St., Charleston, SC 29401 843.577.5500 dogandhorsefineart.com Dog & Horse Fine Art & Portraiture represents leading talent by US and European artists. Along with extensive inventory, the gallery is a matchmaker for portraits as well as a consultant building important collections of 19th - 21st century works for clients.

FRENCH QUARTER GALLERY ASSOCIATION 124 Church St., Charleston, SC 29401 843.958.0010 frenchquarterarts.com

HELENA FOX FINE ART 106-A Church St., Charleston, SC 29401 843.723.0073 helenafoxfineart.com M-Sa 10-5pm. French Quarter of historic Charleston. Specializes in fine contemporary representational art. Established in 2004, the gallery is a compilation of national and international artists, including Southern painter, West Fraser. The work mingles impressionistic landscapes, maritime paintings, still lifes and more.

HORTON HAYES FINE ART 30 State St., Charleston, SC 29401 843.958.0014 hortonhayes.com Located at the corner of State and Queen Streets in historic downtown Charleston. The Gallery features original works by locally and nationally recognized artists. Subject matter in the gallery includes landscapes, still-life, figurative works and architectural depictions rendered in oil, pastel or watercolor.

MARY MARTIN GALLERY OF FINE ART 103 Broad St., Charleston, SC 29401 843.723.0303 marymartinart.com Mary Martin Gallery offers fine art from over 50 renowned local, national, and international artists. Located at 103 Broad Street on the corner of King and Broad Streets. Artist shows are hosted every month on First Fridays from 5-8pm.

SPENCER ART GALLERIES I & II 55 Broad St., Charleston, SC 29401 843.722.6854 spencerartgallery.com On Gallery Row in the historic French Quarter, over 500 works of contemporary fine art by over 50 artists are shown salon style. Friendly settings to view the art and meet attending artist. Browsers welcome. Wedding gift registry available.

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The French Quarter Galleries, the oldest association, was established twenty-four years ago. These local artists have been known nationally and internationally. In the original walled city, the French Quarter plays host to art walks, private showings, and public receptions.


CLOTHING BEN SILVER 149 King St., Charleston, SC 29401 843.577.4556 bensilver.com “Classic style has always been our business.” Traditional clothier to gentlemen, world renowned for authentic striped and crested silk neckwear. Visit our elegant 19th century quarters - under the clock - to find the finest shirtings, tailored garments, understated accessories and fine women’s apparel. M-Sa, 9am-6pm. Some Sundays 12pm-5pm.

BERLINS WOMEN

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116 King St., Charleston, SC 29401 843.723.5591 berlinswomenclothing.com Famous for the most fabulous special occasion frocks in the southeast. Known for interesting sportswear, and new designers. Service unparalleled since 1883 and still at the top of their game. Fourth generation Ellen Berlin continues the family tradition with an eye for the total Customer experience. Private parking across the street.

BROOKS BROTHERS 205 King St., Charleston, SC 29401 843.723.9405 brooksbrothers.com st06154@brooksbrothers.com As America’s oldest clothing retailer, Brooks Brothers is a global brand offering classically styled apparel and accessories for men, women, and boys. We invite you to visit our location at 205 King Street in downtown Charleston.

BUTTERFLY 624-H Long Point Rd., Charleston, SC 29464 843.884.8577 butterflyconsignments.com Ranked #1, Women’s fashion clothing and accessory consignment boutique, you need to explore Butterfly’s exciting sales floor; Chanel and St. John to J. Crew and Anthropologie, you never know what you’ll discover when you visit Butterfly. Fun and friendly resale shopping.

ESCAPADA LIVING 644 Long Point Rd. Unit F Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464 843.352.2117 escapadaliving.com

FINICKY FILLY 303 King St., Charleston, SC 29401 843.534.0203 thefinickyfilly.com Nestled in the heart of downtown on historic King Street, this prominent mother-daughter store has been a local favorite for thirteen years. Features designers Joie, Lela Rose, D. Exterior, Fabiana Filippi, Etro, and over forty other luxurious brands.

GWYNN’S OF MT. PLEASANT 916 Houston Northcutt Blvd. Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464 843.849.9667 gwynns.com Since 1967, Gwynn’s of Mount Pleasant has been the ultimate, luxury shopping destination in the Lowcountry. The 25,000 square foot store includes the best lines in men’s and women’s clothing and accessories; cosmetics and skincare; and upscale gifts and home accessories.

HAMPDEN CLOTHING 314 King St., Charleston, SC 29401 843.724.6373 hampdenclothing.com Recognized by Vogue and Marie Claire magazines as one of the top boutiques in the country, this King Street destination stocks over 50 of the world’s best designers including Rag & Bone, Alexander Wang, MSGM, & 3.1 Phillip Lim and features their entire selection online at www.hampdenclothing.com.

HAUTE HANGER 307 King St., Charleston, SC 29401 843.720.7195 shopathautehanger.com Opened in 2010 as a sister store to The Finicky Filly, Haute Hanger’s goal is to provide Charleston with on-trend fashion at affordable prices. We proudly feature the latest styles in shoes, clothing, jewelry and more from various Los Angeles based designers.

KING STREET FASHION DISTRICT Middle King St., Charleston, SC 843.303.1113 kingstreetfashiondistrict.com Named one of the “10 Top Shopping Districts in USA” by Forbes Traveler. The Fashion District has handbags and shoes straight from the runway, European lingerie, top designer fashions, jewelry and eyewear. Boutique hotels, great restaurants and superb salons.

Escapada Living’s first Signature Store is located in Belle Hall Shopping Center in Mt. Pleasant and features the brand’s popular apparel and resort wear. Escapada exudes effortless style, perfect for beach vacations or landlocked dreams of exotic getaways.

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SHIRTINI

294 King St., Charleston, SC 29401 843.723.8603 mdumasandsons.com

192 King St., Charleston, SC 29401 843.259.5243 shirtini.com

Since 1918, three generations of this family-owned retailer have outfitted the best-dressed Southern gentleman. Located in downtown Charleston SC, find classic and unexpected selections from sportswear to fine clothing for men & women from the best names in the industry.

Modern classics, effortless style, and a curated selection of menswear inspired shirts for women, all buttoned up in a crisp white shop. Charleston’s go to shop for the perfect white shirt.

RAPPORT

1630 Meeting St., Ste. 203 Charleston, SC 29405 910.431.3024 troubadourclothing.com

W HAT T O SEE & DO

235 King St., Charleston, SC 29401 843.727.0088 rapportcharleston.com

TROUBADOUR

Troubadour is a women’s clothing line founded and designed by FIT graduate and Carolina native, Lindsey Carter. Carried at Neiman Marcus, Anthropologie and boutiques nationwide, Troubadour designs are fresh, modern and hip, for the chic shopper.

Stemming from the French term “rapporter,” Rapport refers to a woman’s harmonious relationship with her clothier and her clothes. Located on King Street, Rapport is a high-end women’s clothier offering luxury labels along with high-touch service and creative styling for Charleston’s discerning shoppers.

Shoes

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Anne Fontaine • Bloom • Brighton Collectibles • Calypso St. Barth Charleston Grill • Chico’s • Colonial Candle • Everything But Water Fresh Produce • Godiva Chocolatier • Gucci • Isabella’s Collection Kate Spade New York • L’Occitane • Louis Vuitton • Mori Classics Pandora • Papyrus • Pink Chicken • Soma Intimates • Sperry Top-Sider St. John • Sunglass Hut • The Art of Shaving • The Palmetto Cafe The Spa at Belmond Charleston Place • The VSOE Boutique Thoroughbred Club • Tommy Bahama • White House/Black Market

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JEWELRY BEADS ON CANNON 87 Cannon St., Charleston, SC 29403 843.723.5648 beadsoncannon.com Two fabulous floors of beads await you! You’ll find over 25,000 strands of gemstones, 4,000 strands of fresh-water pearls, approximately 16,000 strands of glass, and anything else to make stunning jewelry. If you love making jewelry, you’ll love this terrific store!

CANDY SHOP VINTAGE 193 Fishburne St., Charleston, SC 29403 843.822.7702 candyshopvintage.com contact@candyshopvintage.com One of a kind vintage and vintage inspired jewelry featuring reimagined creations by local designer Deirdre Zahl. Shop these unique pieces, along with Deirdre’s collection of Charleston Rice Beads offered in array of colors and finishes.

CROGHAN’S JEWEL BOX 308 King St., Charleston, SC 29401 843.723.3594 croghansjewelbox.com Located in an 18th Century building, this unique shop is a menagerie of designer and estate jewelry, beautiful antique silver and unusual gifts. Specializing in exquisite ideas for events. Over 100 years on King Street and is the place for locals to shop.

FINICKY FILLY 303 King St., Charleston, SC 29401 843.534.0203 thefinickyfilly.com Nestled in the heart of downtown on historic King Street, this prominent mother-daughter store has been a local favorite for thirteen years. Features designers Joie, Lela Rose, D.Exterior, Fabiana Filippi, Etro, and over forty other luxurious brands.

GOLD CREATIONS 74 S. Market St., Charleston, SC 29401 843.577.4862 or Toll Free 800.843.1474 goldcreationschas.com Celebrating 40 years, Gold Creations, located in the Historic City Market since 1975, provides a unique selection of fine jewelry. Our 14K gold and sterling silver collections include our signature Charleston Charms, elegant Charleston Gates, and timeless Charleston Rice Beads.

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JOINT VENTURE 185 King St., Charleston, SC 29401 843.722.6730 jventure.com Established in 1990, specializing in consignments of fine, preowned, estate jewelry & watches. Our collection spans decades and includes platinum engagement rings, brooches, necklaces, bracelets, earrings, Omega, Rolex, Patek, unique one-of-akind pieces. All manner of fine jewelry and watch repair done on-site. Watch batteries replaced while you wait.

PAULO GEISS 116 East Bay St., Charleston, SC 29401 843.577.4497 geissjewelers.com For over 25 years, Paulo Geiss Jewelers offers the finest jewelry and timepieces available in downtown Charleston. Discover the best from celebrated masters such as Rolex, Kwiat, Roberto Coin, Precision Set and Ritani. Member of American Gem Society. Graduate gemologists on site.

ROBERTO COIN 200 King St., Charleston, SC 29401 843.805.4000 robertocoin.com Jewelry designer Roberto Coin has devoted his life to a passion for innovative design. His diverse collection is a balance of elegance and creativity. Each original piece is marked with the signature hidden ruby – Coin’s blessing for long life, health and happiness.

OUTLETS AND MALLS CITADEL MALL 2070 Sam Rittenberg Blvd. Charleston, SC 29407 843.766.8321 citadelmall.net Citadel Mall features five major department stores – Belk, Dillard’s, Sears, JCPenney and Target, over 100 specialty stores, Food Court, a 16-screen stadium cinema with IMAX and indoor Play Area. Shop LOFT, The Limited, Journeys, Palmetto Moon and more.

FRESHFIELDS VILLAGE 165 Village Green Ln., Johns Island, SC 29455 843.768.6491 freshfieldsvillage.com Freshfields Village is a true town-center mix of shopping, dining, service, and lodging establishments, offering unique merchants, contemporary dining, and the area’s newest boutique hotel all shaped by Lowcountry tradition and high style.

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MT. PLEASANT TOWNE CENTRE

TANGER OUTLETS

1600 Palmetto Grande Dr. Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464 843.216.9900 mtpleasanttownecentre.com

4840 Tanger Outlet Blvd. North Charleston, SC 29418 843.529.3095 or Toll Free 800.4.TANGER tangeroutlet.com/charleston

Visit Mt. Pleasant Towne Centre, voted “Charleston’s Best Shopping Destination.” With 60 shops and restaurants like Belk, Banana Republic, Ann Taylor and P.F. Chang’s, plus a 16-screen theatre, this open air center is minutes from the beaches and downtown Charleston.

Save stylishly. Experience head-turning style and incredible savings on over 85 brands like Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH, American Eagle Outfitters, Ann Taylor, Chicos, Banana Republic Factory Store, Jos A. Bank, Michael Kors, Nine West, and more.

NORTHWOODS MALL 2150 Northwoods Blvd. North Charleston, SC 29406 843.797.3062 shopnorthwoodsmall.com Northwoods Mall is located off I-26 at exit 209. More than 130 stores, restaurants and services including Belk, Dillard’s, JC Penney, Sears, Northwoods Stadium Theater, Play Area, and King Street Grille. Shop great stores like Hollister Co., Gymboree, Yankee Candle, American Eagle, Sephora and more.

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SPECIALTY PRODUCTS BIG T COASTAL PROVISIONS 1440 Ben Sawyer Blvd, Ste. 1101, #132 Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464 843.224.2624 bigtcoastalprovisions.com Big T Coastal Provisions Crab Dip is a coastal Carolina entertaining favorite! Our family’s recipe packs real crabmeat in every creamy bite. Our dips are perfect for every occasion! Debuting January 2014, shrimp dip! Sold at Harris Teeter, Publix and Ingles grocery stores.

BITTERMILK

W HAT T O SEE & DO

843.647.1451 drink@bittermilk.com bittermilk.com Bittermilk, hand crafted cocktail mixer compounds, are designed for the modern day cocktail enthusiast.These compounds are the first of their kind, each hand made and hand bottled in a small production in Charleston, South Carolina.

BULLS BAY SALTWORKS 843.226.3360 bullbaysaltworks.com Bulls Bay Sea Saltworks brings the taste of Charleston into your kitchen with an array of exceptional culinary sea salt products. Our salt is harvested from pristine local waters and used by many award winning area chefs.

CALLIES BISCUITS 843.577.1198 calliesbiscuits.com Touted by Saveur, Food & Wine, and Oprah among others, Callie’s Charleston Biscuits and their collection of pimento cheeses and artisan products are made-by-hand by a small team of bakers devoted to keeping the tradition of Southern biscuit making alive.

CAROLINA COASTER COMPANY 2636 Seabrook Island Rd. Seabrook Island, SC 29455 843.276.1743 carolinacoaster.com Choose from over 250 designs to create a set that will keep the milestones of your lifetime alive forever. Created on tumble marble stone with original photography our product is 100% guaranteed. Memories last a lifetime with Carolina Coasters.

CHARLESTON EPICUREAN charlestonepicurean.com Charleston Epicurean delivers the best of local Charleston food and artisanal style to your doorstep. Choose from a one, three, six, or 12 month box subscriptions or allow us to create a custom box anytime you want to give the gift of Charleston.

F&J 79 Alberta Ave., Charleston, SC 29403 843.412.1401 fatandjuicymix.com Whether barside, boatside, or beachside….go ahead, make it Fat & Juicy and start the party early. Touted by Southern Living, Coastal Living, and Beverage Media among others, Fat & Juicy Bloody Mary mix is available online and at select retailers nationwide.

FIREFLY DISTILLERY 6775 Bears Bluff Rd. Wadmalaw Island, SC 29487 843.557.1405 fireflyvodka.com South Carolina’s first and largest distillery. Firefly Distillery is home to Firefly Sweet Tea Vodka, the original sweet tea vodka, and many more southern specialties. Guests are welcome Tue-Sat 11am-5pm for tastings, closed January. Come taste the South!

GREY GHOST 1750 Signal Point Rd, Charleston, SC 29412 803.238.1123 greyghostbakery.com Like the ghost tales of the Lowcountry, Grey Ghost Bakery’s legendary recipes have been passed through our family for generations. A small familyowned bakery, we use only all natural ingredients to create our made-from-scratch cookies in a range of truly addictive flavors.

HIGH WIRE DISTILLING 652 King St., Charleston, SC 29403 843.755.4664 highwiredistilling.com

CHARLESTON DISTILLING CO.

Located in historic downtown Charleston, SC, High Wire Distilling Company makes handcrafted, small batch spirits including gins, rums, whiskeys, and vodkas using premium, specialized ingredients. They offer tours and tastings Thursday-Saturday from 11am to 6pm.

501 King St., Charleston, SC 29403 843.718.1446 charlestondistilling.com

JOGGLE FACTORY

A small batch distillery making handcrafted spirits for people who care about how things are made. Using local grains, we mill, distill and bottle, creating quality SC certified spirits. Located downtown on King St. Tours and tastings: Monday - Saturday, 11am to 7pm. Reservations recommended.

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843.200.2073 thejogglefactory.com The Joggle Factory designs and builds authentic and classically styled joggling boards to create a timeless and traditional look to your patio, garden, porch or any other living area.

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KING BEAN 3939 Dorchester Rd. North Charleston, SC 29405 843.722.7650 kingbean.com King Bean Coffee Roasters pairs the renowned restaurants of Charleston with fine coffee sourced from growing regions around the world. Fresh and locally roasted, each bag of King Bean reflects Charleston’s cuisine standards and is the natural selection of Lowcountry chefs and restaurateurs.

KING OF POPS 843.580.6272 kingofpops.net

Carolina on King 258 King Street 843-958-2735 Open 7 days

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King of Pops specializes in locally sourced, all natural frozen treats. We strive to use the freshest ingredients available and partner with local farmers bring you unique Low Country flavors. Our handmade pops will bring a refreshing twist to any gathering.

From authentic University of South Carolina merchandise to information for prospective students, Carolina on King is your Charleston Gamecock connection.

LOWCOUNTRY OLIVE OIL 272A Meeting St., Charleston, SC 29401 843.297.0462 lowcountryoliveoil.com A sampling of our delicious Carolina-infused olive oils and vinegars is just a taste of what you’ll discover inside our historic store. Make us your goto shop for local gifts and delectable treats from art and candles to homegrown snacks and spices.

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LOWCOUNTRY SKETCHES 843.442.5558 lowcountrysketches.com Looking for that perfect Charleston gift? We offer Charleston pen and ink prints and Giclee prints. Also, have 1860’s Civil War and other Charleston historic maps. Visit www.lowcountrysketches.com or see us at Farmer’s Market in Marion Square on Saturday’s.

ORIGINAL CHARLESTON BEDSWING 843.224.1584 originalcharlestonbedswing.com The Original Charleston Bedswing acts as the intermediary between the outside world and the intimate life of the home. Built in Charleston of highest grade mahogany or cypress and covered in Outdura or Sunbrella fabric, the quality is unbeatable. Order online or in local shops the most comfortable, functional and finest bedswing available.

Handcooked Virginia Peanuts Gourmet Gifts & Specialty Foods Mail Order - We Ship! Sampling Everyday

92 NORTH MARKET STREET 843-577-6653 Open Daily 10AM-8:30PM EX PLO R ECH A R L E S T O N . C OM Shopping

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BLUE BICYCLE BOOKS

843.718.1171 producecandles.com

420 King St., Charleston, SC 29403 843.722.2666 bluebicyclebooks.com

W HAT T O SEE & DO

Produce joins scents and soil by crafting a line of candles inspired by the harvest. Sweet, earthy, spicy, crisp -- each element is seasonally represented in hand-cultivated candles made with natural soy wax and premium cotton wicks. These clean, fresh scents bring the best of the farm stand into the home.

Blue Bicycle Books is Charleston’s favorite locally-owned bookstore. With over 50,000 used, rare, local and new books, the store focuses on connecting writers with readers, through its writing programs and many events and book signings. Founded in 1995.

REWINED, LLC

BOB ELLIS

577 Meeting St., Charleston, SC 29403 843.718.1171 rewinedcandles.com

332 King St., Charleston, SC 29401 843.722.2515 bobellisshoes.com

We believe in doing every step of our candle making process by hand while using the richest ingredients available. Candles handcrafted from a repurposed wine bottle. Fragrance carefully blended to mimic the flavors and aromas found in your favorite wines. Located at the Historic Charleston City Market.

A celebrated Southern institution and, for years, a first name in Charleston shopping. Today, its reputation continues to precede itself as a fullservice shoe salon selling designer labels like Jimmy Choo, Prada, Christian Louboutin, Yves St. Laurent, Manolo Blahnik and Gucci. Sizes AAAA, 3½-12.

VIRGIL KAINE

THE BOUTIQUE

843.343.4449 virgilkaine.com

47 Broad St., Charleston, SC 29401 843.722.1441 theboutiquecharleston.com/

Inspired by a Southern Legend, Charleston chefs David Szlam and Jake Johnson created Virgil Kaine Ginger Infused Bourbon, their artisanal awardwinning spirit. Meticulously handcrafted in South Carolina, Virgil Kaine infuses fresh ginger with premium all-natural ingredients. VirgilKaine.com

SPECIALTY SHOPS AFFORDABIKE 573 King St., Charleston, SC 29403 843.789.3281 affordabike.com Come to Affordabike for custom-made beach cruisers, unmatched labor and rental prices, and the largest selection of bikes and accessories in town. We are known for our friendly and professional staff. We will ship any bicycle nation-wide for free if you mention this listing.

BEADS ON CANNON 87 Cannon St., Charleston, SC 29403 843.723.5648 beadsoncannon.com Two fabulous floors of beads from all over the world, carrying just everything to do with beading of all kinds. Largest & best stocked store in Southeast. 12-6 M-Th, 11-6 Fri, 11-5 Sat, 1-5 Sun. Well worth a visit.

The Boutique is a Charleston institution which has been in business for over fifty years. It carries the finest gifts, china, linens, and lingerie. Charlestonians and their friends know that they will always find that special gift at The Boutique.

BRASS PIRATE 40 North Market St. Charleston, SC 29401 843.937.4040 thebrasspirate.com The Brass Pirate is Charleston’s only Pirate shop. We have exclusive pirate/nautical items. Treasure hunts are conducted daily, learn about pirates and see the city! We now offer laser tag rentals- You pick them up or we bring the fun to you!

CANDLEFISH 71 Wentworth St., Charleston, SC 29401 843.371.1434 candlefish.com Masters of our craft, we aim to share our illuminating experiences of candle-making through scent, touch, and sight. Home to more than 30 brands of unique candles and thoughtful gifts, Candlefish is an inspiration destination.

CANDY SHOP VINTAGE 193 Fishburne St., Charleston, SC 29403 843.822.7702 candyshopvintage.com One of a kind vintage and vintage inspired jewelry featuring reimagined creations by local designer Deirdre Zahl. Shop these unique pieces, along with Deirdre’s collection of Charleston Rice Beads offered in array of colors and finishes.

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CAROLINA ON KING

THE CHARLESTON ANGLER

258 King St., Charleston, SC 29401 843.958.2735 carolinaonking.com

City Market Hall, Charleston, SC 29401 843.571.3899 thecharlestonangler.com

Carolina on King is your Charleston Gamecock connection! Serving as a welcome center, Carolina on King offers information on the entire University of South Carolina system, including admissions, athletics, and alumni activities, plus authentic USC merchandise, apparel and unique gifts.

The Charleston Angler is the premier fishing and fly tackle shop in Charleston. Our local “Redfish” brand stickers, t-shirts, and hats are available in all 5 locations. We don’t just sell fishing, we eat, sleep, and breathe it!

CAVIAR & BANANAS 51 George and 188 Meeting in City Market Great Hall 843.577.7757 caviarandbananas.com From the ordinary to the extraordinary, Caviar & Bananas gourmet market & café offers an epicurean experience to excite the senses. This upscale specialty food destination features an array of the best local Charleston products as well as select regional, national, and European artisanal specialty goods.

CHARLESTON COOKS 194 East Bay St., Charleston, SC 29401 843.722.1212 charlestoncooks.com A bustling kitchen retail shop where you’ll find the artistry, equipment and gadgets that help you make culinary magic happen, with a teaching kitchen featuring enjoy-it-now, fun-filled cooking classes led by our talented instructors. Open seven days a week. Now you’re cookin’.

CHARLESTON NUT COMPANY 492-A La Mesa Rd., Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464 843.886.6887 charlestonnut.com The Charleston Nut Company is your lowcountry source for dried fruits, nuts, confections, gift basket, favors and more. Charleston Nut/Hilton Head Popcorn features products ranging from retail to bulk. Our delectable products can be customized for your specific needs.

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90 N. Market St., Charleston, SC 29401 843.937.8711 fudgeryfudge.com

Providing everything you need to celebrate life’s holidays. We have a fabulous selection of wines, italian meats, and gourmet chocolates. You’ll find local products, wonderful marinades, mixers, and awesome cheese straws. Don’t forget the retro candy and Okra Chips!

Pungent chocolate aromas alert senses strolling on Market Street. Joyous sounds of the fudgery’s enthusiastic singing fudgemakers greet...fudge, ice cream and more! Not another chain...our unique people make each fudgery wonderfully different!

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6617 Maybank Hwy. Wadmalaw Island, SC 29487 843.559.0383 charlestonteaplantation.com Visit Charleston Tea Plantation for a fun and educational one-of-a-kind experience. See and hear how tea is grown and made into the world’s 2nd most consumed beverage. Free factory tour, unique gift shop, spectacular views and all the tea you can drink!

CHRISTOPHE ARTISAN CHOCOLATIER-PATISSIER 90 Society St., Charleston, SC 29401 843.297.8674 christophechocolatier.com Located on Society Street, slightly off King, third generation French Chocolatier Christophe Paume is creating an art of chocolate. This French Chocolate Cafe features sandwiches, baguette, locally roasted coffee, French pastry, hand-painted chocolate, chocolate bars, chocolate sculptures, and... chocolate shoes. Reward yourself.

CHOSEN TREASURES GIFTS & JUDAICA 90 Hasell St., Charleston, SC 29401 843.723.7324 Located inside Congregation Beth Elohim. Su-F 10am – 4 pm. A hidden gem located on the grounds of one of North America’s most historic synagogues. Eclectic mix of fine gifts and Judaica featuring work from noted artists from the US and Israel. Unique selection of beautiful jewelry. Operated by the Temple Sisterhood.

THE EYEBRARIAN 194 King St., Charleston, SC 29401 843.901.1447 theeyebrarian.com

GOLD CREATIONS 74 S. Market St., Charleston, SC 29401 843.577.4862 or Toll Free 800.843.1474 goldcreationschas.com Celebrating 40 years, Gold Creations, located in the Historic City Market since 1975, provides a unique selection of fine jewelry. Our 14K gold and sterling silver collections include our signature Charleston Charms, elegant Charleston Gates, and timeless Charleston Rice Beads.

LE CREUSET BOUTIQUE 112 N. Market St. (at Meeting St.), Charleston, SC 29401 843.720.5911 lecreuset.com/stores/charleston/10000181 Featuring an assortment of Le Creuset cookware from iconic cast iron cookware, to versatile stoneware and innovative wine accessories, the flagship Le Creuset Boutique has just the right item in store for you.

LILY 196 King St., Charleston, SC 29401 843.577.7633 lilycharleston.com Purveyors of life’s little luxuries. Witty cards, intoxicating toiletries, vintage jewels, Belgian Linen, bits of architectural salvage & Lowcountry delicacies, are just a few of the fabulous finds tucked into this bright & charming shop.

LOWCOUNTRY OLIVE OIL 272-A Meeting St., Charleston, SC 29401 843.297.0462 lowcountryoliveoil.com A sampling of our delicious Carolina-infused olive oils and vinegars is just a taste of what you’ll discover inside our historic store. Make us your goto shop for local gifts and delectable treats from art and candles to homegrown snacks and spices.

Sunglasses, Readers and Opticals. Stylish shades from Illesteva and The Row, meticulously crafted eyewear from Berlin’s Lunette Kollektion, vintage sunglasses, and a boatload of Eyebobs share the shelves with a curated collection of fashionable books.

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MERCANTILE 701 East Bay St., Charleston, SC 29403 843.297.8385 mercantilechs.com Located inside the Cigar Factory, the 7,500 square feet project features a provisions style retail center, a casual eatery, several provision stations, a coffee shop and a 1,700 square foot casual bar, Mash. The store will feature a series of indoor markets all featuring unique, gourmet food items, gifts, cookware and more.

MARKET SHOP HISTORIC CHARLESTON FOUNDATION, CITY MARKET 188 Meeting St., Charleston, SC 29401 843.724.8484 historiccharleston.org/shop The anchor store of the newly renovated Great Hall at the City Market. Featuring locally-made and inspired gifts including jewelry, furnishings, Charleston-related books, and tasty treats. Enjoy tax-free shopping and support local preservation efforts. Daily 9:30am-6pm.

MIRA WINERY NAPA VALLEY EDUCATION CENTER & TASTING ROOM 68½ Queen St., Charleston, SC 29401 843.722.9670 miranapa.com Mira Winery Napa Valley Education Center provides wine enthusiasts a unique opportunity to experience the best of Napa Valley. Through education programs and by appointment EduTastings exclusively for wine club members. The best of Napa Valley has arrived in Charleston.

MIXSON MARKET 4338 McCarthy St. North Charleston, SC 29405 843.471.2850 mixsonmarket.com Mixson Market offers the finest coffees, craft beers, wines, Charleston-based fare, creative housewares and gourmet meal selections. Open Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The Market is located at 4338 McCarthy Street.

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MOON PIE 48 N. Market St., Charleston, SC 29401 843.724.3525 moonpie.com Chattanooga Bakery’s first MoonPie General Store complete with an old fashion soda fountain. Adjacent to the popular open-air City Market. Factory-fresh MoonPies, icy-cold RC Cola, unique gifts, MoonPie apparel, gourmet foods, toys, folk art, ice creams, floats, widescreen TVs with MoonPie footage, photo kiosk.

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217 Lucas St., Ste. M Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464 843.884.5282 odysseyboardshop.com Mount Pleasant’s premier destination for paddleboarding, surfing, and skateboarding. Offering $25.00 daily rentals. Book a Paddleboard Eco-Tour of historic Shem Creek with our knowledgeable guides. Watch for events and movie nights on Facebook and Instagram.

PAINT NITE CHARLESTON 704.804.3969 paintnite.com/pages/events/index/ charleston/#date:1 Paint the town red as Paint Nite’s social painting instructor leads you step by step to create your own acrylic masterpiece with provided supplies at a hot local bar or restaurant around Charleston. Use Coupon Code “TRAVEL20” for $20 off your ticket!!!

PAULINE BOOKS 243 King St., Charleston, SC 29401 843.577.0175 Operated by the Daughters of St. Paul, Pauline Books & Media has a complete selection of Bibles, Christian books, music, confirmation gifts, medals, children’s books, cards and candles. Located on the corner of King and Beaufain Streets.

THE PEANUT SHOP OF CHARLESTON 92 North Market St., Charleston, SC 29401 843.577.6653 thepeanutshop.com We’ve been carefully hand-roasting the finest and largest Virginia Peanuts available for nearly 40 years. Visit our newest store in Charleston for uniquely Southern gourmet foods, thoughtful gifts, nostalgic candies, and nut specialties. We sample every day. Mail order shipping available.

PINK DOT BEAUTY BAR 227 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29401 843.637.4111 pinkdotbeautybar.com Pink Dot Beauty Bar specializes in a carefully curated selection of the most sought-after cosmetics, fragrances, skincare lines and innovative beauty accessories. In addition to the boutique, Pink Dot Beauty Bar Bar boasts a gorgeous second floor Special Events studio.

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PRESERVATION SOCIETY OF CHARLESTON BOOK AND GIFT SHOP 147 King St., Charleston, SC 29402 843.722.4630 preservationsociety.org Featuring fine books and gifts relating to Charleston’s history and architecture, book signings and special events, we are the oldest community membership-based preservation organization in America. Open Monday -Saturday, 9:00am to 5:00pm and “Second Sundays”.

QUEEN STREET GROCERY 133 Queen St., Charleston, SC 29401 843.723.4121 queenstreetgrocerycafe.com Established in 1922, Charleston’s oldest corner store has been a little bit of everything through the years: from a true butchery, a 60′s candy shop, and late-night convenience store. It’s newest personality is the neighborhood corner store of your dreams.

SAVANNAH BEE COMPANY 216 King St., Charleston, SC 29401 843.722.5664 savannahbee.com Savannah Bee Company is a specialty honey and beeswaxed-based body care company. Come by our King Street location to experience our signature honey tasting and try our all-natural and luxurious body care products.

THE SHOPS OF HISTORIC CHARLESTON FOUNDATION, MEETING STREET 108 Meeting St., Charleston, SC, 29401 843.723.8484 historiccharleston.org/shop Locally-made and inspired gifts and packages including jewelry, furnishings, Charleston-related books, and tasty treats perfect for welcome backs or corporate gifts. Enjoy tax-free shopping and support local preservation efforts. M-Sa 9am-6pm, Su 12-5pm.

SOUTHERN SEASON 730 Coleman Blvd., Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464 843.416.1240 southernseason.com/our-stores/charleston/ Explore Southern Season’s world-class selection of over 70,000 gifts, housewares and specialty foods to see why we are the largest gourmet retailer. Enjoy our restaurant and patio or take a class at our cooking school, all under one roof.

TIGER LILY 131 Spring St., Charleston, SC 29403 843.723.2808 tigerlilyflorist.com Voted “Charleston’s Best Florist” since 2000, Tiger Lily is known for creating luxury floral designs and wedding decor. With locations downtown and on Kiawah, Tiger Lily delivers to Charleston’s best homes, hotels, restaurants and event venues daily.

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WONDER WORKS Charleston City Market, Great Hall 188 Meeting Street, 29401 843.573.9300 877.841.6757 wonderworkscharleston.com With toys for all ages of imagination, Charleston’s favorite local toy store fascinates visitors with ‘wonderfuntastical’ toys, gifts, books and gadgets that inspire creativity and a sense of wonder! Visit us in Mt. Pleasant, Charleston, West Ashley and Kiawah Island.

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HANDSOME HISTORY Valuable treasures abound in the Lower King Antiques District, where some of Charleston’s most venerable merchants have conducted business for several generations.

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DID YOU KNOW? The original 17th century set of this divine Sacred Bird & Butterfly porcelain demitasse cup and saucer is on display at Charleston’s Nathaniel Russell House Museum. Exquisite reproductions of this dinnerware are found at the Historic Charleston Foundation Shop inside the Charleston City Market’s Great Hall.

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Spas & Sa l ons Unwind, relax, and rejuvenate in a place that offers a spectacular seaside landscape, stimulating cultural activity, an emphasis on fresh food, and a sophisticated cultural scene. Unwind, relax, and rejuvenate in Charleston!

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725 Coleman Blvd., Ste. 110 Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464 843.884.7233 stoxandco.com

THE SANCTUARY SPA AT KIAWAH ISLAND GOLF RESORT One Sanctuary Beach Dr. Kiawah Island, SC 29455 843.768.6340 kiawahresort.com/spa One of only three Mobil Five Star spas in the country, the Spa’s soothing treatments are derived from botanical extracts, nourishing seaweed, rich mud and natural enzymes, all offered in a spectacular setting. The Spa offers 12 private treatment rooms that adjoin relaxing sauna, steam and whirlpool facilities.

205 Meeting St., Charleston, SC 29401 843.937.8522 charlestonplacespa.com

TEASE DRY BAR 430 King. St., Charleston, SC 29403 843.724.9493 teasedrybar.com Discover Tease, Charleston’s first blow dry bar. Conveniently located on upper King St, the concept is simple - just wash, blow and go. We offer a range of styles to choose from or design your own. No appointment needed and evening and weekend hours.

The Spa at Belmond Charleston Place is a fullservice European spa featuring an extensive offerings including skin care, body treatments, massage therapy and much more. Renew your spirit and rejuvenate your body with our range of indulgent treatments.

Fall in love with Charleston’s award-winning hotels, incomparable flavors, and distinguished culture.

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THE SPA AT BELMOND CHARLESTON PLACE

Award-winning wellness spa and salon offering facials, massage, airbrush tanning, waxing, threading, weddings, hair & nail spa, and boutique with a wide selection of products to choose from including AVEDA, Eminence Organic skin care, jewelry, loungewear and more.


WHERE TO DINE Charleston dishes up delicious. Lowcountry cuisine is some of the most authentic, beloved, and delicious regional fare in America.

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Executive Chef Mason Mullock brings his love of fresh local seafood and signature “Lowcountry” style of cooking to SpiritLine Cruises’ three- or four-course dining experience. On the menu, you’ll fnd Chef Mullock’s amplifed versions of market fresh seafood creations alongside favorful steaks, pork and chicken dishes. Pair that with our outstanding service and views of Charleston from her Harbor to create an unforgettable evening.

SpiritLineCruises.com 800.789.3678


CHARLESTON 39 RUE DE JEAN 39 John St., Charleston, SC 29403 843.722.8881 39ruedejean.com French style cafe and bar offering the best in Brasserie cuisine. Enjoy indoor/outdoor patio seating, cocktails and a well-rounded wine list. Sunday brunch from 10am, lunch daily from 11:30am, dinner service beginning at 5:30pm. Late night menu through 1am.

5 CHURCH CHARLESTON 32-B North Market St., Charleston, SC 29401 5churchcharleston.com

35 Market St., Charleston, SC 29401 843.723.1151 a-w-shucks.com Charleston’s original raw bar and restaurant right on historic Market Street. New menu inspired by classic Charleston tradition that includes stuffed shrimp, she-crab soup, and seafood casserole that’s a legend among locals! Extensive selection of craft beers from our bar. L, D.

BAY STREET BIERGARTEN 549 East Bay St., Charleston, SC 29403 843.266.2437 baystreetbiergarten.com

New-American Restaurant opening in Charleston’s downtown historic district. Dining out should be an event experience. Opening Summer 2015 for dinner, lunch, brunch and late night service.

Bay Street provides the atmosphere of a traditional biergarten, combined with the newest experience in beer. Enjoy Bavarian inspired, Southern made cuisine, alongside beers from around the world on tap behind the bar and directly at your table. Br, D, LN. $$.

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82 Queen St., Charleston, SC 29401 843.723.7591 82queen.com

171 East Bay St., Charleston, SC 29401 843.722.9200 blossomcharleston.com

Nestled in Charleston’s French Quarter for the past 33 years, 82 Queen is known for its gracious hospitality and seasonal menus which represent the best in fresh Southern cuisine. 11 quaint dining areas and a brick courtyard surrounding a mammoth magnolia tree. L, D, Br. $$$$.

Blossom, located on historic East Bay Street, serves American cuisine highlighting the Lowcountry’s best seafood. Executive chef Adam Close offers simple, clean preparations, which feature ingredients sourced from area fishermen and local farmers. Private dining available for parties of 12-20. L, D, Br.

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A.W SHUCKS SEAFOOD RESTAURANT & OYSTER BAR

131 Columbus St., Charleston, SC 29403 843.818.4080 thealleycharleston.com Voted “Best Sports Bar & Best Bowling Alley” in Charleston. Offering an entertainment experience unlike anything in town. Featuring 8 retro bowling lanes, arcade games, restaurant, 40ft bar, and unique event spaces for parties. Stop in to enjoy great food, drinks & a fun atmosphere for all ages!

AMEN ST. FISH & RAW BAR 205 East Bay St., Charleston, SC 29401 843.853.8600 amenstreet.com Amen Street Fish & Rawbar is located in the heart of downtown Charleston. Specializing in fresh, local, sustainable seafood dishes. Amen Street offers quintessential Lowcountry cuisine. Our rawbar features the best variety of fresh shellfish and seafood in Charleston. L, D, LN. $$$.

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BOCCI’S ITALIAN RESTAURANT 158 Church St., Charleston, SC 29401 843.720.2121 boccis.com Just off the historic Market area, a favorite among locals, Bocci’s is known for their fresh pastas, homemade sauces, veal, chicken and seafood. When combined with an excellent wine list, gourmet coffees, and desserts, Bocci’s delivers an Italian dining experience unique to downtown. L, D.

BRASSERIE GIGI 102 North Market St., Charleston, SC 29401 843.722.6396 brasseriegigi.com A casual, lively atmosphere that serves lunch and dinner daily as well as weekend brunch, Brasserie Gigi is adjacent to the acclaimed Planters Inn on North Market Street. This is the second restaurant opened by award-wining Chef Frank McMahon (also of Hank’s Seafood).

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CHARLESTON CRAB SHACKS

99 South Market St., Charleston, SC 29401 843-723-5665 bubbagump.com

1901 Ashley River Rd., Charleston, SC 29407 843.763.4494 crabshacks.com

At Bubba Gump Shrimp Co., we serve shrimp specialties, chicken, pasta and other Lowcountry favorites. Our exciting atmosphere and inviting patio are located in the Historic Market District in a refurbished ice house c. 1880. L, D. $-$$$.

Named one of Southern Living Magazine’s “Ten Best Seafood Spots in South Carolina,” The Crab Shacks feature overflowing buckets of fresh seafood served in a fun & casual atmosphere. Three locations: Folly Beach, West Ashley and Coosaw Creek. It’s a shell of a good time.

BUTCHER & BEE 654 King St., Charleston, SC 29403 843.619.0202 butcherandbee.com A craft sandwich shop serving honest to goodness sandwiches made with fresh, seasonal ingredients. Open for lunch daily, dinner on Thursdays, and late night Fridays and Saturdays.

CANNON GREEN 103 Spring St., Charleston, SC 29401 843.817.7311 cannongreencharleston.com Using fresh, local ingredients, Executive Chef Amalia Scatena gives a contemporary, Mediterranean twist to Lowcountry seasonal cuisine. Cannon Green features a la carte dining, an innovative cocktail and wine program, and impeccable service. Open for dinner TuesdaySaturday and Sunday brunch. Br, D. $$-$$$$.

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CHARLESTON GRILL 224 King St., Charleston, SC 29401 843.577.4544 charlestongrill.com The acclaimed Forbes Four Star Charleston Grill features a unique blend of Southern, French and Contemporary cuisines while live jazz creates an elegant, yet relaxed ambiance. From the impeccable service to the nearly 1,300-label wine list, Charleston Grill is a favorite among locals. D, LN. $$$$.

CIRCA 1886 149 Wentworth St., Charleston, SC 29401 843.853.7828 circa1886.com Circa 1886 is home to some of Charleston’s finest fare. With a wine list that boasts close to 280 bottles, and contemporary cuisine influenced by Charleston’s rich history, diners experience an intimate evening that won’t soon be forgotten. Complimentary parking and patio dining. D. $$$$.

51 George St. & 188 Meeting St. in City Market Great Hall Charleston, SC 29401 843.577.7757 caviarandbananas.com

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Caviar & Bananas gourmet market & cafe offers an epicurean experience to excite the senses. This upscale specialty food destination features breakfast, lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch. Gourmet prepared foods, sandwiches, salads, sushi, cheese and charcuterie, espresso/tea bar, fresh baked pastries, artisanal specialty goods, and much more. B, L, D, Br. $.

CO is Charleston’s gateway into the exotic flavors of Vietnam. Saunter into the warm, urban atmosphere at CO and take your palate on a luxury flight to the Far East with exotic flavors for lunch, dinner, or after-hours cocktails.

CHARLESTON CRAB HOUSE – MARKET ST. 41 S. Market St., Charleston, SC 29401 843.853.2900 charlestoncrabhouse.com Serving fresh Lowcountry seafood every day! Indoor/patio seating and banquet rooms are available. Visit James Island for waterfront dining or Market Street for rooftop dining. Reservations recommended. L, D. $$.

CHARLESTON CRAB HOUSE – WATERFRONT 145 Wappoo Creek Dr., Charleston, SC 29412 843.795.1963 charlestoncrabhouse.com Serving fresh Lowcountry seafood every day! Indoor/patio seating and banquet rooms are available. Visit James Island for waterfront dining or Market Street for rooftop dining. Reservations recommended. L, D. $$.

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COAST 39-D John St., Charleston, SC 29403 843.722.8838 coastbarandgrill.com Charleston’s freshest seafood, with laidback Lowcountry style. Coast’s chefs meet daily with local farmers and fishermen to procure the freshest seafood and produce available. Featuring woodgrilled fish, a full raw bar, and a refreshing drink list. Open nightly from 5:30. Outdoor seating available.

THE COCKTAIL CLUB 479 King St., Charleston, SC 29403 843.724.9411 thecocktailclubcharleston.com The Cocktail Club is an upscale lounge with rooftop terrace dedicated to the craft cocktail. An extensive selection of house-made infusions, rare liquors, and farm-to-shaker beverages features fresh-squeezed juices and modern ingredients alongside a menu of light fare. LN. $-$$.

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CRU CAFE & CATERING 18 Pinckney St., Charleston, SC 29401 843.534.2434 crucafe.com Cru Café, is Charleston’s hidden gem receiving accolades and write-ups yearly thanks to John Zucker’s ambition to offer a delicious gourmet twist to comfort food. Cru Café opened in 2002 and is ranked as one of Charleston’s top eateries. L, D. $$$.

CUPCAKE DOWNSOUTH 433 King St., Charleston, SC 29403 843.853.8181 freshcupcakes.com Fans flock to Cupcake, Charleston’s first and only bakery dedicated to happiness in a paper liner. Flavors rotate daily, and are complemented by vegan and gluten-free flavors. Find out why so many folks (including USA Today and Ellen DeGeneres) are sweet on Cupcake! $.

CYPRESS 167 East Bay St., Charleston, SC 29401 843.727.0111cypresscharleston.com James Beard nominee Craig Deihl uses Lowcountry ingredients to showcase his signature style. The menu includes Crisp Wasabi Tuna and Certified Angus Beef© Filet of Beef, and selections from Deihl’s award winning charcuterie program. Private dining available for groups up to 70 people. D.

THE DAILY 652 B King St., Charleston, SC 29403 843.619.0151 shopthedaily.com WHE RE T O DINE

From the makers of Butcher & Bee, The Daily offers coffee, juices and smoothies, breads and pastries, breakfast, prepared foods, beer, wine, and more. M-Sa 7am-7pm and Su from 9am-4pm. Parking and convenient location.

DESANO PIZZA BAKERY 94 Stuart St., Charleston, SC 29403 843.637.4225 desanopizza.it DeSano Pizza Bakery at 94 Stuart Street, Charleston. Serving authentic Napoletana pizza Monday-Sunday, 11:00 until the dough runs out. Our flour, fresh mozzarella, and pizza ovens are imported from Italy. Join us in our Italian kitchen . (843-637-4225) DeSano pizza bakery.com

DIXIE SUPPLY BAKERY & CAFÉ 62 State St., Charleston, SC 29401 843.722.5650 dixiecafecharleston.com Traditional Lowcountry dishes, including shrimp & creamy grits, omelets, stuffed French toast & specialty pancakes. Our famous tomato pie and bacon bourbon pecan pie, the shrimp bacon & fried green Tomato sandwich and the Dixie Burger & pastries. As seen on Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives. Like us on Facebook. 202

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THE DRAWING ROOM 19 Vendue Range, Charleston, SC 29401 843.414.2334 thevendue.com/restaurants/the-drawingroom/ The Drawing Room is located in a restored 1780s Charleston warehouse and melds effortlessly into the art exhibition space at The Vendue. Locally sourced seafood and produce are the mainstay of a menu designed to showcase Chef Cropf’s artistic style. B, D.

EDMUND’S OAST 1081 Morrison Dr., Charleston, SC 29403 843.727.1145 edmundsoast.com Edmund’s Oast is a brew pub where artisanal beers are found alongside inventive cocktails and a thoughtfully curated wine list. The dinner and brunch menus feature seasonally inspired plates by the talents of Chef Andy Henderson and his culinary team. D, Br. $-$$$$.

FIG 232 Meeting St., Charleston, SC 29401 843.805.5900 eatatfig.com At this neighborhood bistro, James Beard winner Chef Jason Stanhope serves up seasonal cuisine, focusing on fresh, sustainable product from local farmers. FIG has been featured in Bon Appetit, Food & Wine, Food Network and The New York Times. D. $$$.

FIERY RON’S HOME TEAM BBQ W HE R E T O DINE

1205 Ashley River Rd., Charleston, SC 29407 843.225.7427 hometeambbq.com Fiery Ron’s Home Team BBQ provides Southern fare and traditional barbecue at two locations and through its full-service catering program. Built and directed by professional chefs, Home Team BBQ applies classic culinary training to a love of barbecue. L, D. $-$$.

FISH RESTAURANT 442 King St., Charleston, SC 29403 843.722.3474 fishrestaurantcharleston.com South Carolina’s only French Master Chef Nico Romo blends classic French technique with artful Asian flair to create a menu complementing local harvests. Straight-off-the-boat seafood, innovative dim sum, handcrafted cocktails and boutique wines. Local favorite for weekday happy hour. D, LN. $.

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FLEET LANDING RESTAURANT & BAR 186 Concord St., Charleston, SC 29401 843.722.8100 fleetlanding.net Fleet Landing - historic downtown’s Best Waterfront Dining on the Charleston Harbor features Chef Drew Hedlund’s classic and contemporary Southern fare. Enjoy sustainable seafood and waterfront views from the wrap-around deck and maritime chic dining room. Reservations recommended. L, Br, D. $.

FOOD FOR THE SOUTHERN SOUL Corner of Market & Church Streets in the City Market Charleston, SC 29401 843.762.9200 or Toll Free 800.538.0003 foodforthesouthernsoul.com

4 Cannon St., Charleston, SC 29403 843.302.8825 thegrocerycharleston.com The Grocery presents an ingredient inspired menu rooted in Southern and Mediterranean flavors ranging from small bites to family style portions. The warm, familial setting boasts an open kitchen and wood-burning oven, heightening the atmosphere in the former furniture warehouse. D. $$-$$$.

HALLS CHOPHOUSE – THE CHARLESTON STEAKHOUSE 434 King St., Charleston, SC 29403 843.727.0090 hallschophouse.com Halls Chophouse is a family owned restaurant valuing hospitality and a dining experience that guests revere. Dinner is served seven nights a week and a fabulous Gospel Brunch is offered on Sundays, all with live music. Halls Chophouse… bringing Southern hospitality to the American Steakhouse.

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HANK’S SEAFOOD RESTAURANT

HOT LITTLE BISCUIT

10 Hayne St., Charleston, SC 29401 843.723.3474 hanksseafoodrestaurant.com

476½ King St., Charleston, SC 29403 843.577.1198 calliesbiscuits.com

Named Best Seafood Restaurant for 15 consecutive years by readers of the Charleston City Paper, locals love to eat at Hank’s Seafood. Chef Frank McMahon serves classic brasserie-style seafood with Lowcountry influences seven nights a week. D. $$.

Callie’s Hot Little Biscuit offers all seven varieties of Callie’s Biscuits sold piping hot in pairs or by the dozen as well as a “biscuit of the day” special.” What could be more fun than to feature some of the fine foods from other local restaurants and artisans with our ‘biscuit of the day.’

HIGH COTTON CHARLESTON

HUSK

199 East Bay St., Charleston, SC 29401 843.724.3815 highcottoncharleston.com

76 Queen St., Charleston, SC 29401 843.577.2500 huskrestaurant.com

High Cotton Charleston is high steppin’ Lowcountry living. It’s a feeling of warmth and celebration that begins the moment you step inside. You’ll find it in our gracious, knowledgeable servers, expertly prepared dishes and a remarkable wine and cocktail program. L, Br, D. $$$$.

Husk is a celebration of the South, using only ingredients sourced from Southern farmers and purveyors. Adjacent to the restaurant space holds the bar at Husk, where a progressive wine list, Southern beers, and handcrafted cocktails are also available. BR, L, D. $$-$$$$.

HOMINY GRILL

HYMAN’S SEAFOOD

207 Rutledge Ave., Charleston, SC 29403 843.937.0930 hominygrill.com

215 Meeting St., Charleston, SC 29401 843.723.6000 hymanseafood.com

Nationally acclaimed and locally beloved, Hominy Grill has become a Charleston institution. James Beard award-winning chef Robert Stehling has won accolades nationwide for his simple, pared-down approach to classic low country specialties served in a cozy and lively setting. B, L, D, Br. $.

Open 7 days a week. Voted best seafood in Southeast by Southern Living Magazine reader’s poll survey out of 18 states and 10 years running. A fourth or fifth generation are in the building 7 days a week to insure 100% satisfaction. A Hyman establishment since 1890. L, D. $$$.

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149 Wentworth Street (at Smith Street) Downtown Charleston, SC • Complimentary Parking A seasonally-focused fine dining restaurant located on the grounds of the Wentworth Mansion®. facebook.com/circa1886restaurant 206

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Recognized as one of the top eateries in the South, serving Gourmet Lowcountry Fare & Modern Eclectic American Cuisine in the heart of Charleston. Voted Charleston’s Best Caterer for 14 consecutive years. Cru Cafe  18 Pinckney St. Charleston, SC 29401 843.534.2434  CruCafe.com Cru Catering  1764 Harmon St. Charleston, SC 29412 843.534.2433  CruCatering.com

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KAMINSKY’S BAKING COMPANY

526 King St., Charleston, SC 29403 843.727.1228 indacocharleston.com

78 N. Market St., Charleston, SC 29401 843.853.8270 kaminskys.com

Indaco serves rustic Italian cuisine by Chef Michael Perez. Available family-style or a la carte, the wood-fired pizzas, hand-crafted pastas, housemade salami, and cured sausages can be enjoyed with approachable Italian wines, unique cocktails including the Negroni, and in-house sodas. D. $$-$$$$.

A cozy atmosphere with a rotating selection of delectable desserts made in house daily, heaping milkshakes, specialty coffees and cold beverage creations. A full beer, wine and liquor selection is also available featuring signature hot spirited specialties & dessert martinis. LN. $.

JESTINE’S KITCHEN 251 Meeting St., Charleston, SC 29401 843.722.7224 jestineskitchen.com

337 King St., Charleston, SC 29401 843.805.8020 kickinchicken.com The Kickin’ Chicken is a locally owned and operated full service restaurant with 5 locations in the Charleston area. Visit us for lunch, dinner, late night or for delivery. We’re serving up the best wings, sandwiches, burgers, and local brews! L, D, LN. $.

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Jestine’s Kitchen, serving Southern food with lots of soul, was opened in 1996 to honor Jestine Matthews by the Berlin children. Aleck and Etta Ellison hired Jestine to tend their child, SheraLee, who was on the way. SheraLee and Alwyn Berlin wed, four children came along, and so did Jestine!

THE KICKIN’ CHICKEN DOWNTOWN

AT THE VENDUE

Serving breakfast and dinner daily. Reservations recommended.

19 Vendue Range, Charleston | (843) 414-2334 | TheVendue.com

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& DELICIOUS SEAFOOD DOWNTOWN ON THE HARBOR

843.722.8100

186 CONCORD STREET (Downtown behind Custom Ho

Voted the Best Seafood Restaurant in Charleston for 15 years running by Charleston City Paper readers! CORNER OF CHURCH & HAYNE STREETS

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THE KICKIN’ CHICKEN JAMES ISLAND 1175 Folly Rd., Charleston, SC 29412 843.225.6996 kickinchicken.com The Kickin’ Chicken is a locally owned and operated full service restaurant with 5 locations in the Charleston area. Visit us for lunch, dinner, late night or for delivery. We’re serving up the best wings, sandwiches, burgers, and local brews! L, D, LN. $.

THE KICKIN’ CHICKEN WEST ASHLEY 1179 Sam Rittenberg Blvd. Charleston, SC 29407 843.766.5292 kickinchicken.com The Kickin’ Chicken is a locally owned and operated full service restaurant with 5 locations in the Charleston area. Visit us for lunch, dinner, late night or for delivery. We’re serving up the best wings, sandwiches, burgers, and local brews! L, D, LN. $.

KITCHEN 208 208 King St., Charleston, SC 29401 843.725.7208 kitchen208.com

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Kitchen 208 offers a fast casual Southern breakfast, lunch, and Sunday brunch. A whimsical menu with pastries, sandwiches, salads, coffee, wine and local beer. Relax inside our beautifully renovated 100-year-old cafe or on our shaded street side patio. Great fare, fresh air: served daily. B, L, Br. $.

LEE LEE’S HOT KITCHEN 218 President St., Charleston, SC 29403 843.822.5337 leeleeshotkitchen.com Lee Lee’s Hot Kitchen offers authentic Chinese fare in a vibrant downtown setting. Based on the family recipes of co-owner Lily Lei, the menu offers Chinese staples such as General Tso’s Chicken, Singapore Noodles and Mu Shu Pork. The back room is available for private parties up to 20. L, D, LN, Br.

LEON’S OYSTER SHOP 698 King St., Charleston, SC 29403 843.531.6500 leonsoystershop.com Leon’s Oyster Shop is a fried chicken and oyster joint serving on Upper King Street. Open 7 days a week, it has quickly become a well loved neighborhood restaurant, with lighter updates on classic Southern fare, cheap beer and expensive champagne.

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LOWCOUNTRY BISTRO 49 South Market St., Charleston, SC 29401 843.302.0290 lowcountrybistro.com Lowcountry Bistro is a casual restaurant featuring distinctly Charleston fare including She-Crab Soup, Chicken & Waffles and Carolina Crab Cakes plus seasonal dishes made using fresh ingredients that are indigenous to the area. Enjoy lunch, dinner and weekend brunch with outdoor dining overlooking Historic City Market. L, D, Br. $$.

THE MACINTOSH 479B King St., Charleston, SC 29403 843.789.4299 themacintoshcharleston.com Chef Jeremiah Bacon showcases cuisine from the modern American South, utilizing the bounty of Lowcountry farms and waterways to create a fine dining experience with a casual vibe. The complementary bar program features local beers, seasonal cocktails, and wine. D, Br. $$-$$$$.

MAGNOLIAS 185 East Bay St., Charleston, SC 29401 843.577.7771 magnoliascharleston.com Magnolias ignited a culinary renaissance when it opened in 1990. Led by executive chef Donald Drake, Magnolias remains a forerunner in upscale Southern cuisine, blending traditional ingredients and cooking techniques with a modern flair. Private dining available for parties of 30-130. L, D, Br.

MANNY’S NEIGHBORHOOD GRILL 1680 Old Towne Rd., Charleston, SC 29407 843.763.3908 mannysgrills.com Convenient to historic plantations and sites, folks from all walks of life come in for the energycharged atmosphere, warm welcome and superb food. Specializing in seafood, pasta, pizza and Mediterranean cuisine. Manny’s Neighborhood Grill, where the food is delicious and the fun never ends!

MCCRADY’S RESTAURANT 2 Unity Alley, Charleston, SC 29401 843.577.0025 mccradysrestaurant.com McCrady’s has been a downtown destination for generations. The elegant setting showcases Chef Sean Brock’s pursuit of the finest products available, many of which come from the Lowcountry. McCrady’s offers Modern American cuisine, an award-winning wine cellar and impeccable FourDiamond service.

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OPEN FOR DINNER SEVEN NIGHTS A WEEK with LIVE MUSIC | SUNDAY GOSPEL BRUNCH Family Owned & Operated 434 King Street | Charleston, South Carolina 843.727.0090 | hallschophouse.com

MELLOW MUSHROOM CHARLESTON

Mellow Mushroom, pizza connoisseur’s phenomenon, spring water dough baked with fresh toppings. Unique starters, build-your-own salads, extreme hoagies & calzones. Craft beer, full bar. Events, delivery, catering. Open 7 days, 11am-11pm, 3 locations-- King St., Avondale, Summerville. L, D. $$.

MELLOW MUSHROOM DOWNTOWN 309 King St., Charleston, SC 29401 843.723.7374 mellowmushroom.charleston Unique starters, build-your-own salads, extreme hoagies & calzones. Gourmet pizzas -- Magical Mystery, Mighty Meaty, Mega Veggie and more. Craft beer, full bar. Two floors, outdoor patio. Events, catering, delivery.11am-11pm, Fri & Sat until 12am, Bar open late. L, D, LN. $$.

701 East Bay St., Charleston, SC 29403 843.297.8385 mercantilechs.com Located inside the Cigar Factory and, the 7,500 square feet project will feature a provisions style retail center (modeled after Star Provisions in Atlanta), a casual eatery, several provision stations, a coffee shop and a 1,700 square foot casual bar. B, L, D. $$.

MICHAELS ON THE ALLEY Hutson Alley, 39 E John St., Charleston, SC 29403 843.203.3000 michaelsonthealley.com Tucked away, off of Historic King Street, we provide Charleston’s ultimate dining experience, and pride ourselves in serving the highest quality cuts of steaks. We are your prime choice, offering fresh seafood, signature prime rib, succulent steaks, tableside salad preparations & enticing desserts.

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19 Magnolia Rd., Charleston, SC 29407 843.747.4992 mellowmushroom.com/store/avondale-sc

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MIDDLETON PLACE RESTAURANT

OAK STEAKHOUSE

4300 Ashley River Rd., Charleston, SC 29414 843.266.7477 or Toll Free 800.782.3608 middletonplace.org/restaurant

17 Broad St., Charleston, SC 29401 843.722.4220 oaksteakhouserestaurant.com

The Middleton Place Restaurant offers menu items reflecting the finest Lowcountry and Southern culinary traditions, including produce grown at the on-site organic farm. Special events include weekly Wine Strolls and beer dinners with local craft brewers.

MINERO 155 E Bay St., Charleston, SC 29401 843.789.2241 minerorestaurant.com Minero is a casual Mexican eatery located on East Bay Street in historic downtown Charleston. Delicious and fun food served in a lively environment. James Beard award-winning Chef Sean Brock offers a collection of dishes inspired by the flavors and culture of Mexico.

MOLLY DARCY’S TRADITIONAL IRISH PUB & GRILL 235 East Bay St., Charleston, SC 29401 843.737.4085 mollydarcy.com Molly Darcy’s, Irish family owned & operated offers traditional Irish fare, fresh seafood & an excellent selection of Irish draughts & whiskeys. We offer a full bar, live music, sports shows on 8 HDTV’s, entertainment room with pool table & a back patio bar.

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MS. ROSE’S 1090 Sam Rittenberg Blvd. Charleston, SC 29407 843.766.0223 msroses.com At Ms. Rose’s, traditional Southern dishes share the menu with updated interpretations of comfort food favorites. A casual restaurant in West Ashley where you can enjoy family meals, patio dining, happy hour cocktails and live music all in a vintage, funkycool atmosphere.

O-KU 463 King St., Charleston, SC 29403 843.737.0112 o-kusushi.com O-Ku celebrates authentic Asian cuisine with Southern style by featuring unique ingredients and sophisticated presentations. Chef Thad Stuckey’s menu showcases the freshest fish from the finest markets locally and worldwide, and offers high-end, traditional sushi in an approachable way. D. $-$$$$.

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Oak Steakhouse is an American classic in a historical setting. Chef Jeremiah Bacon sources locally and regionally from sustainable farms and fisheries for a menu that includes aged beef favorites and fresh seafood complemented by an expansive wine program. D. $$-$$$$.

OLD TOWNE GRILL 229 King St., Charleston, SC 29401 843.723.8170 oldtownegrill.com We are a Charleston landmark being the oldest family owned restaurant in Charleston. Specializing in flame grilled steaks, broiled-steamed-fried seafood, slow roasted chicken, large salads, great sandwiches, Greek dishes, desserts and full bar. Private dining rooms available for larger groups. L, D.

THE ORDINARY 544 King St., Charleston, SC 29403 843.414.7060 eattheordinary.com The Ordinary is a James Beard nominated convivial seafood hall and oyster bar, helmed by awardwinning Chef Mike Lata. Housed in a thoughtfully restored historic bank in the Upper King District, Lata supports local and regional fisherman, farmers and producers.

THE PARK CAFE 730 Rutledge Ave., Charleston, SC 29403 843.410.1070 theparkcafechs.com The Park Cafe is a neighborhood restaurant that celebrates Charleston’s beautiful Hampton Park with a seasonal menu that offers dishes such as house-made pastas, gourmet hot dogs and a local catch of the day. The Park Cafe is open for breakfast through dinner and brunch on Sundays. B, L, D, Br. $.

PEARLZ LITTLE OYSTER BAR 9 Magnolia Rd., Charleston, SC 29407 843.573.2277 pearlzoysterbar.com This eclectic little oyster bar is a fun place to go for the freshest seafood around. Raw bar offers a variety of oysters and fresh seasonal shellfish. A favorite happy hour meeting spot for both locals and visitors alike. D. $$.

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STEP HIGH. LAUGH LOUD. LIVE LARGE. 199 EAST BAY ST. CHARLESTON, SC 29401 HIGHCOTTONCHARLESTON.COM | 843.724.3815

Named One of America’s Hottest New French Restaurants by Zagat! LUNCH, DINNER & WEEKEND BRUNCH IN THE HEART OF DOWNTOWN CHARLESTON (843) 722-6393

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POOGAN’S PORCH

153 East Bay St., Charleston, SC 29401 843.577.5755 pearlzosyterbar.com

72 Queen St., Charleston, SC 29401 843.577.2337 poogansporch.com

Fun, eclectic & serving the very best in fresh seafood, including an assorted mix of raw shellfish, local seafood, Lowcountry and regional favorites. A full-service bar providing cold beers and refreshing cocktails is the epicenter of the restaurant’s lively environment. D. $$.

Tucked away on charming Queen Street, Poogan’s Porch is one of Charleston’s oldest culinary establishments. The beautifully restored Victorian house is the perfect place to experience Southern hospitality and Chef Daniel Doyle’s contemporary approach to Lowcountry cuisine. L, D, Br. $$$.

PENINSULA GRILL

PROHIBITION

112 N. Market St., Charleston, SC 29401 843.723.0700 or Toll Free 800.845.7082 peninsulagrill.com

547 King St., Charleston, SC 29401 843.793.2964 prohibitioncharleston.com

This AAA Four-Diamond restaurant located in the very heart of historic Charleston has been recognized by Food & Wine, The New York Times, Southern Living, Travel + Leisure, Wine Spectator, and others for serving the finest and freshest ingredients sourced locally and globally. D. $$$$.

Inspired by the jazz age, Prohibition combines amazing food, award winning drinks and a unique atmosphere...all without a secret knock.

QUEEN STREET GROCERY 133 Queen St., Charleston, SC 29401 843.723.4121 queenstreetgrocerycafe.com

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Established in 1922, Charleston’s oldest corner store has been a little bit of everything through the years: from a true butchery, a 60’s candy shop, and late-night convenience store. Its newest personality is the neighborhood corner store of your dreams.

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THE ROYAL AMERICAN 970 Morrison Dr., Charleston, SC 29403 843.817.6925 theroyalamerican.com The Royal American is a restaurant, bar, and live entertainment venue in downtown Charleston that opened in 2012. Located on Morrison Drive close to the Ravenel Bridge, it draws locals and visitors alike for its eclectic music scene, lively setting and diverse menu. B, L D, Late Night, Brunch

SERMET’S DOWNTOWN 276 King St., Charleston, SC 29401 843.853.7775 ssermetsdowntown.com Sermet’s Downtown combines an elegant Charleston fine dining atmosphere with crisp hospitable service to create the ultimate culinary experience. The open & uplifting restaurant design offers true Mediterranean cuisine that maintains the integrity of its roots- fresh, innovative, and healthy.

SLIGHTLY NORTH OF BROAD 192 East Bay St., Charleston, SC 29401 843.723.3424 slightlynorthofbroad.com Slightly North of Broad, an eclectic Lowcountry bistro that brings together local ingredients and thoughtful, expert presentation with a contagious energy. The dining room, an extension of the kitchen, where culinary skill, considered wine program and warm service meld together. L, D. $$$.

SOCIAL RESTAURANT + WINE BAR

Social is Charleston’s preeminent wine bar, offering more than 50 wines by the glass from an awardwinning cellar. Complementing the extensive wine selection, Social’s menu is inspired by the wine-growing regions of the world. Social has been recognized by Wine Spectator, Food & Wine, and Travel + Leisure. D, LN. $$.

SOUTHEND BREWERY & SMOKEHOUSE 161 E. Bay St., Charleston, SC 29401 843.853.4677 southendbrewery.com Southend Brewery and Smokehouse specializes in regional cuisine and custom-crafted microbrewed beers, served in a kid-friendly setting to the tune of live music. Our menu boasts pastas, wood-oven pizzas, fresh fish, in-house smoked BBQ ribs, steaks, chicken and sausage. L, D, LN. $$.

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188 East Bay Street, Ste. 201 Charleston, SC 29401 843.577.5665 socialwinebar.com


SPIRITLINE DINNER CRUISE

TBONZ GILL & GRILL

40 Patriots Point Blvd. Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464 843.722.BOAT (2628) spiritlinecruises.com

1668 Old Towne Rd., Charleston, SC 29407 843.556.2478 tbonzgillandgrill.com

The SpiritLine Dinner Cruise aboard the Spirit of Carolina features fine cuisine prepared to order onboard, entertainment, dancing, fully stocked bar, and a magnificent cruise on Charleston Harbor. Departs Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum in Mt. Pleasant. Call for information and reservations. D. $$$$.

STARS GRILL ROOM & ROOFTOP BAR 495 King St., Charleston, SC 29403 843.577.0100 starsrestaurant.com Stars Rooftop & Grill Room brings a new tradition of live fire cooking to Charleston. Our chef offers well balanced seasonal cuisine crafted with local & southern ingredients. The rooftop bar offers an excellent view of Downtown Charleston. L, D, LN, Br.

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387 King St., Charleston, SC 29403 843.724.8888 francismarioncharleston.com Casual dining featuring Lowcountry specialties reminiscent of the old South. Noted for awardwinning shrimp & grits and Certified SC farm fresh ingredients artfully prepared by Chef Gaulin. Overlooks historic Marion Square and features evening live jazz piano. Private dining in The Parkview Room. B, L, D. $$.

SWIG & SWINE 1217 Savannah Hwy., Charleston, SC 29407 843.225.3805 swigandswinebbq.com At Swig and Swine we smoke our meat using only hardwood, low temperature, dry rubs, and time. Sit back, relax and enjoy a cold beer with authentic BBQ. We offer catering services of any size as well.

TBONZ GILL & GRILL 80 N. Market St., Charleston, SC 29401 843.577.2511 tbonzgillandgrill.com Tbonz Gill and Grill is perfect for lunch, dinner, or in-between. Proudly serving Certified Angus Beef© steaks and burgers, Homegrown Ales, comfort foods and seafood. We continue to set the standard for serving fresh, quality fare that leaves customers fulfilled. L, D, LN. $$.

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For more than two decades, TBonz Gill & Grill has provided the community with a relaxed dining atmosphere, seasonally fresh cuisine and excellence in service. Enjoy one of our award-winning homegrown ales on tap that complement any meal. L, D. $$.

TED’S BUTCHERBLOCK 334 East Bay St., Charleston, SC 29401 843.577.0094 tedsbutcherblock.com Ted’s is a locally owned and operated butcher shop and gourmet market offering the finest selection of meats and prepared foods in the Lowcountry. Enjoy homemade prepared meals, sandwiches, boutique wines, hand-crafted beers, artisanal cheeses and specialty foods. Hours: Tues-Sat 11am-7pm

TOMMY CONDON’S IRISH PUB & SEAFOOD RESTAURANT 160 Church St., Charleston, SC 29401 843.577.3818 tommycondons.com One block from the historic Market area, Tommy Condon’s is a longtime Charleston tradition. Find an experience crafted after a true Irish pub, offering an atmosphere appropriate for families, couples and folks just looking to hoist a pint! Live Irish music Wednesday–Sunday nights. L, D.

UNION PROVISIONS 513 King St., Charleston, SC 29403 843.641.0821 unionprovisions.com Union Provisions is a lively American Brasserie where Executive Chef Chari Skinner crafts a menu of fresh, seasonal ingredients inspired by the San Francisco market . Housed in a historic, 114 yearold building, Union Provisions features a bustling bar and exceptional wine selection.

THE VENDUE HOTEL ROOFTOP BAR 19 Vendue Range, Charleston, SC 29401 843.577.7970 vendueinn.com Voted “Best Rooftop Bar” year after year. The Rooftop bar at The Vendue combines live music, a casual atmosphere and one of the most captivating views downtown to create an unparalleled experience for locals and visitors alike.

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TWO DECADES, ONE GOAL: SHARED JOY. 192 EAST BAY ST., CHARLESTON, SC 29401 | 843.723.3224

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VERDE 347 King St., Charleston, SC 29401 843.579.2884 eatatverde.com Verde is the Charleston area’s source for fresh, bright, and satisfying healthy food. Create your own salad or wrap from over 45 toppings and handmade dressings or choose one of our signature creations, for under $10. Downtown and Mount Pleasant. Hours: Mon-Sat, 11am-9pm; Sun, 11am-5pm. L, D. $.

VICTOR SOCIAL CLUB Hutson Alley, 39 F John St., Charleston, SC 29403 843.203.3001 thevictorsocialclub.com A chic, classic, sophisticated place to have a cocktail and cuisine. Offering a diverse wine list & cocktails that each tells a tale of their own. We pay homage to the social club legend, serving local classics boasting flavors from around the world.

VINCENT CHICCO’S Hutson Alley, 39 G John St. Charleston, SC 29403 843.203.3002 vincentchiccos.com

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Vincent Chicco’s serves up Italian-American fare. Celebrating classic flavors, domestic ingredients & house made pastas in a sophisticated atmosphere. Offering dinner nightly with a private banquet room to host up to 100 guests. Step back in time and enjoy classic Italian-American flavor.

VIRGINIA’S ON KING 412 King St., Charleston, SC 29403 843.735.5800 virginiasonking.com This sophisticated Southern dining spot blends the comforts of a traditional Southern kitchen with familiar regional dishes prepared with the utmost care for quality and flavor. The menu incorporates local fresh ingredients and old family recipes to bring you Southern cooking, Lowcountry style.

DANIEL ISLAND THE ISLANDER 160 Fairchild St., Daniel Island, SC 29492 843.388.6366 theislanderdi.com A blend of tropical elegance, serving great cuisine and cocktails in a shabby chic surrounding, offering guests a taste of the good life. Fresh seafood, sushi and refreshing salad selections are prepared with local South Carolina produced ingredients. Come experience The Islander, there is something for everyone from young to old.

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LAURA ALBERTS TASTEFUL OPTIONS 891 Island Park Dr., Charleston, SC 29492 843.881.4711 lauraalberts.com Cafe and purveyor of fine wine and American craft beer. Tantalize your palate with our innovative Lowcountry menu paired with wine or craft beer while dining in the cafe or herb-studded courtyard. Also offering catering and private dining. $$$.

EAST OF THE COOPER CHARLESTON’S CAFE 1039 Johnnie Dodds Blvd., Ste. 12 Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464 843.856.7796 charlestonscafe.com Charleston’s Cafe is recognized for serving one of the most unique breakfast, lunch, and brunch menus. Having been recognized in as a top neighborhood cafe multiple times, Charleston’s Cafe offers a delectable twist on Southern fare with Southern hospitality. B, L, Br. $.

CHARLESTON HARBOR FISH HOUSE 32 Patriots Point Rd., Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464 843.284.7070 charlestonharborfishhouse.com The Charleston Harbor Fish House has unparalleled views of the Charleston Harbor and downtown skyline from our main dining room or rooftop bar. The menu features a variety of options from both land and sea which is sure to fit every appetite with a daily market board featuring seasonal fresh catches of the day.

FIERY RON’S HOME TEAM BBQ 2209 Middle St., Sullivan’s Island, SC 29482 843.883.3131 hometeambbq.com Fiery Ron’s Home Team BBQ provides Southern fare and traditional barbecue at two locations and through its full-service catering program. Built and directed by professional chefs, Home Team BBQ applies classic culinary training to a love of barbecue. L, D. $-$$.

THE KICKIN’ CHICKEN MT. PLEASANT 1119 Johnnie Dodds Blvd. Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464 843.881.8734 kickinchicken.com The Kickin’ Chicken is a locally owned and operated full service restaurant with 5 locations in the Charleston area. Visit us for lunch, dinner, late night or for delivery. We’re serving up the best wings, sandwiches, burgers, and local brews! L, D, LN. $.

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BRINGING THE SWING BACK TO UPPER KING 547 King St. • 843.793.2964 • ProhibitionCharleston.com

Fresh Seafood. Fresh Drinks. Fresh Air.

Charleston Harbor Fish House 32 Patriots Point Road. Mount Pleasant, SC 29464. 843.284.7070

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LIBERTY TAP ROOM & GRILL

SOUTHERLY

1028 Johnnie Dodds Blvd. Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464 843.971.7777 libertytaproom.com

730 Coleman Blvd., Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464 843.416.3965 southernseason.com/restaurant/charleston/

Creative twists on traditional American fare, served alongside signature Liberty Ales, unique draft beer and craft brews. Enjoy a game at the bar or have a meal with friends; there’s something for everyone to love at Liberty. L, D, Br. $$.

Southerly’s seasonal menu highlights local ingredients with a contemporary Southern flair. With a scenic outdoor patio, it’s the perfect setting for a meal on a beautiful day, while elegant indoor spaces and a garden setting are perfect for events. B, Br, L, D.

OLD VILLAGE POST HOUSE 101 Pitt St., Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464 843.388.8935 oldvillageposthouse.com Old Village Post House is a neighborhood tavern and inn nestled in Mount Pleasant’s historic Old Village. In feel and décor, it’s as comfortable as your best friend’s home - from the original worn pine floors to our lively tavern. Br, D. $$$.

TACO MAMACITA 2213 Middle St., Sullivan’s Island, SC 29482 843.789.4107 tacomamacita.com

RED DRUM

Taco Mamacita is a “Fresh-Mex” restaurant specializing in funky-fusion tacos, Peruvian chicken, fresh made guacamole and amazing margaritas! Located on Sullivan’s Island, our mission is to serve made-from-scratch, super-fresh, totally tasty eats and drinks in a fun, laid-back setting.

803 Coleman Blvd., Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464 843.849.0313 reddrumrestaurant.com

VERDE 730 Coleman Blvd., Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464 843.388.4394 eatatverde.com Verde is the Charleston area’s source for fresh, bright, and satisfying healthy food. Create your own salad or wrap from over 45 toppings and handmade dressings or choose one of our signature creations, for under $10. Downtown and Mount Pleasant.

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Awarded Mount Pleasant’s best restaurant 6 years running! Chef Ben Berryhill’s South by Southwest cuisine featuring our wood-fired grill. Indoor and outdoor spaces are accented by fireplaces and a popular bar. Local seafood, handcrafted margaritas, specialty beers, and fine wine.

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FOLLY BEACH BLU RESTAURANT & BAR 1 Center St., Folly Beach, SC 29439 843.588.6658 blufollybeach.com Offering one of the only oceanfront dining destinations in the Charleston area, BLU features a unique combination of spectacular ocean views with delicious seasonal specialties. Enjoy local and sustainable dishes in BLU’s vibrant and welcoming atmosphere, located within the Tides Folly Beach hotel. B, L, D, Br.

FOLLY BEACH CRAB SHACK 26 Center St., Folly Beach, SC 29439 843.588.3080 crabshacks.com Roll up your sleeves and see why Crab Shack is one of Southern Living’s “10 Best Seafood Spots in South Carolina.” It’s an elbows on the table, napkin in your lap, family feast. Plus great daily specials and a rockin happy hour.

THE GRILL AND ISLAND BAR 41 Center St., Folly Beach, SC 29439 843.633.0143 follygrill.com The Grill and Island Bar is casual Folly Beach dining at its finest. Fresh seafood, flat breads, tacos, sandwiches and Southern specialties plus Sunday brunch, interactive nightly events and live music on the huge covered patio.

RITA’S SEASIDE GRILLE 2 Center St., Folly Beach, SC 29439 843.588.2525 ritasseasidegrille.com Rita’s is the most fun spot on Folly Beach, just steps away from the beach and pier! Dine indoors or outdoors on our patio - enjoy the big games on our outdoor TVs! Open daily from 7am - 12am for breakfast, lunch, dinner and late night snacks and drinks. Sat and Sun brunch 10am.

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JOHNS ISLAND FAT HEN 3140 Maybank Hwy., Johns Island, SC 29455 843.559.9090 thefathen.com Fat Hen offers innovative Lowcountry French cuisine using the freshest ingredients provided by their friends and neighbors in the farming community. Located on Johns Island, minutes from Charleston, Fat Hen is open for dinner Monday through Saturday and Sunday brunch. Br, D. $$.

KIAWAH ISLAND THE ATLANTIC ROOM AT THE OCEAN COURSE 1002 Ocean Course Dr. Kiawah Island, SC 29455 843.266.4085 kiawahdining.com

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Dinner, 5:30pm-9:00pm. With grand, sweeping ocean views, The Atlantic Room is Kiawah’s signature seafood restaurant. Enjoy Chef Jonathan Banta’s menu comprised of seasonal ingredients with an emphasis on the freshest seafood, or stop by the Ryder Cup Bar for post-round pub fare.

CHERRYWOOD BBQ & ALE HOUSE AT OSPREY POINT 700 Governors Drive Kiawah Island, SC 29455 843.266.4636 kiawahdining.com Lunch, 11:30am-5pm; Dinner, 5pm-9pm Genuine Southern BBQ, house smoked over local hardwoods and complemented by Chef Jason Cote’s signature sauces. Enjoy hearty BBQ platters, signature sides, unique salads, and Alehouse specialties. Pair your meal with a special brew from our extensive beer list.

THE OCEAN ROOM AT THE SANCTUARY AT KIAWAH ISLAND GOLF RESORT One Sanctuary Beach Dr. Kiawah Island, SC 29455 843.768.6253 kiawahdining.com Dinner- 5:30pm-10:00pm (Tuesday-Saturday) Kiawah’s premier steakhouse offering an unparalleled experience featuring a variety of signature dishes. Locally sourced produce, beef, seafood and poultry is celebrated on the seasonally changing menu. The Ocean Room showcases the world’s finest grapes with over 1000 selections available.

Family Owned & Operated Since 1890 Southern Living Magazine Readers Poll Survey: Out of 18 States from Delaware to Florida to Texas, Hyman’s rated #1 in the Southeast, 10 years running “One of the more fascinating eating establishments in our trip through the Southeast.” -Travel + Leisure “One of the top 5 best seafood restaurants in the nation.” - Delta Sky Miles Charleston Living Magazine “Best Of” Poll Readers voted “Best Crabcake” Also featured in: Atlanta Journal Constitution, Charlotte Observer and New York Times

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JASMINE PORCH AT THE SANCTUARY AT KIAWAH ISLAND GOLF RESORT One Sanctuary Beach Dr. Kiawah Island, SC 29455 843.768.6253 kiawahdining.com Breakfast- 6:30am-11pm, Lunch- 11:30am-2pm and Dinner- 5:30pm-10:00pm Sunday Breakfast- 6:30am-10:15am and Sunday Brunch- 11:45am-2pm Experience true Southern charm and a bounty of regional delights, with fresh native ingredients and traditional Lowcountry favorites such as Charleston Shrimp and Grits and She Crab Bisque. Each Sunday, islanders gather for Jasmine’s Signature Brunch highlighted by sumptuous offerings and sweeping views of the Atlantic Ocean.

NORTH CHARLESTON BÁSICO 4399 McCarthy St. North Charleston, SC 29405 843.471.1670 basicombrc.com This gourmet taqueria specializes in locally grown, seasonal fare. Básico’s back-to-basics approach incorporates sustainable meat selections and select vegetables and fresh herbs from its own garden. Open 7 days a week, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., including Sunday brunch. Br, L, D. $.

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We proudly offer two dining locations: 181 Palmer - located at 66 Columbus Street, Charleston, SC 29403 and Mikasa - located at 7000 Rivers Avenue, Bldg. 920, Room 301, North Charleston, SC 29406. Please call 843-820-5087 for reservation details.

PALM TREE GRILLE 5055 International Blvd. North Charleston, SC 29418 843.747.1842 embassysuites3.hilton.com The Palm Tree Grille offers outstanding steaks, seafood and Lowcountry fare. Located at the Embassy Suites North Charleston, this restaurant is the place to gather for a delightful lunch or dinner. This is South Carolina dining at its best! L, D. $$-$$$$.

The Culinary Institute of Charleston has two studentoperated restaurants and offers several career paths including:

Culinary Arts Baking & Pastry Sports & Health Nutrition Hospitality & Tourism Main Campus 7000 Rivers Ave. North Charleston Palmer Campus 66 Columbus St. Downtown Charleston 843.820.5097 www.CulinaryInstituteofCharleston.com

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SUMMERVILLE THE KICKIN’ CHICKEN SUMMERVILLE 800 North Main St., Summerville, SC 29483 843.875.6998 kickinchicken.com The Kickin’ Chicken is a locally owned and operated full service restaurant with 5 locations in the Charleston area. Visit us for lunch, dinner, late night or for delivery. We’re serving up the best wings, sandwiches, burgers, and local brews! L, D, LN. $.

MELLOW MUSHROOM SUMMERVILLE 1306 N. Main St., Summerville, SC 29483 843.873.2253 mellowmushroom.com/store/summerville-sc A family-friendly pizza lover’s playground with a heated outdoor patio and fantasy woodland artfilled interior. Spring water dough, unique starters, build-your-own salads, extreme hoagies, calzones, craft beer, full bar. Events, delivery, catering. Su-Th 11am-11pm, F-Sa 11am-midnight. LN. $$.

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NIGHTL IFE From pirate grog and Madeira to Firefly Sweet Tea Vodka and Pluff Mud Porter, local history is steeped in the cocktail culture. Professionally organized pub crawls will guide you to some of the city’s most noted watering holes and be sure to pick up some locallymade souvenir beverages to enjoy once you are back home.

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BARS/NIGHTCLUBS 39 RUE DE JEAN 39 John St., Charleston, SC 29403 843.722.8881 39ruedejean.com French style cafe and bar offering the best in Brasserie cuisine. Enjoy indoor/outdoor patio seating, cocktails and a well-rounded wine list. Sunday brunch from 10am, lunch daily from 11:30am, dinner service beginning at 5:30pm. Late night menu through 1am.

THE ALLEY 131 Columbus St., Charleston, SC 29403 843.818.4080 thealleycharleston.com

549 East Bay St., Charleston, SC 29403 843.266.2437 baystreetbiergarten.com Bay Street provides the atmosphere of a traditional biergarten, combined with the newest experience in beer. Enjoy Bavarian inspired, Southern made cuisine, alongside beers from around the world on tap behind the bar and directly at your table. Br, D, LN. $$.

CHARLESTON GRILL 224 King St., Charleston, SC 29401 843.577.4522 charlestongrill.com Dinner Su-Th 6-10pm; F-Sa 6-11pm. The acclaimed Forbes Four-Star Charleston Grill features a unique balance of Southern, French and Contemporary cuisines by Chef Michelle Weaver, jazz from The Quentin Baxter Jazz Ensemble, impeccable service and a nearly 1,300-label wine list. Charleston Grill is a favorite among locals.

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Voted “Best Sports Bar & Best Bowling Alley� in Charleston. Offering an entertainment experience unlike anything in town. Featuring 8 retro bowling lanes, arcade games, restaurant, 40-foot bar, and unique event spaces for parties. Stop in to enjoy great food, drinks & a fun atmosphere for all ages!

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KUDU COFFEE & CRAFT BEER

479 King St., Charleston, SC 29403 843.724.9411 thecocktailclubcharleston.com

4 Vanderhorst St., Charleston, SC 29403 843.853.7186 kuducoffeeandcraftbeer.com

An 1881 residence is transformed into a handsome lounge with Upper King Street’s only rooftop patio, offering craft cocktails that feature house-made infusions, rare spirits and farm-to-shaker ingredients paired with a menu of light fare from the chefs of the Indigo Road restaurant group.

Kudu Coffee & Craft Beer serves freshly roasted coffee prepared by skilled baristas and has over 20 rotating taps, which can be enjoyed in their spacious courtyard with a sandwich, pastry or slice of quiche prepared daily by local bakeries.

HOLY CITY BREWING 4155 Dorchester Rd. North Charleston, SC 29405 843.637.1161 holycitybrewing.com Holy City Brewing is an aspiring self-sustainable brewery located in North Charleston. We strive to create finely crafted ales and lagers using sustainable prices. We look forward to being part of the Charleston community and supplying you with great beer.

LIBERTY TAP ROOM & GRILL 1028 Johnnie Dodds Blvd. Mt. Pleasant, SC 29406 843.971.7777 libertytaproom.com Simple and eclectic fare, prepared with the freshest, highest quality ingredients available, sourced locally whenever possible. Offering the most extensive collection of brews on tap, serving over 40 unique beers on draft including microbrews and the restaurant’s own line of award-winning draft beer, the Liberty Ales.

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MASH

SOCIAL RESTAURANT + WINE BAR

701 East Bay St., Charleston, SC 29403 843.297.8385 mashchs.com

188 East Bay St., Charleston, SC 29401 843.577.5665 socialwinebar.com

Located at the Cigar Factory, Mash is a bar featuring reclaimed and rustic elements of the 1800’s circa building along with an indoor bocce court. Expected opening is 2015.

Social is Charleston’s preeminent wine bar, offering more than 50 wines by the glass from an awardwinning cellar. Complementing the extensive wine selection, Social’s menu is inspired by the wine-growing regions of the world. Social has been recognized by Wine Spectator, Food & Wine, and Travel + Leisure. D, LN. $.

PALMETTO BREWING COMPANY 289 Huger St., Charleston, SC 29403 843.937.0903 palmettobrewery.com Palmetto Brewery first served Charleston’s thirst in the 1850’s. We revived the tradition in 1993, becoming the first brewery to operate in South Carolina since prohibition. Today our beer is truly handcrafted in small batches in the historic city of Charleston.

PROHIBITION 547 King St., Charleston, SC 29403 843.793.2964 prohibitioncharleston.com

THE VICTOR SOCIAL CLUB Huton Alley, 39 F John St., Charleston, SC 29403 843.203.3001 thevictorsocialclub.com A chic, classic, sophisticated place to have a cocktail and cuisine. Offering cocktails and a diverse wine list, each of which tell a tale of their own. We pay homage to the social club legend, serving local classics boasting with flavors from around the world.

Inspired by the jazz age, Prohibition combines amazing food, award winning drinks and a unique atmosphere...all without a secret knock.

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V isitor Serv ices We can help you; we speak Charleston. Why trust your vacation planning to a novice? Let our expert locals help make this your best vacation ever. Fair warning: interaction with the staffs at the four Official Visitor Centers may result in extended vacations!

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OFFICIAL CHARLESTON AREA VISITOR CENTERS CHARLESTON VISITOR CENTER 375 Meeting St., Charleston, SC 29403 843.853.8000 explorecharleston.com Open 8:30am-5:30pm daily, except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s days (closes at 5pm Nov.Feb.) Trained staff is available to answer questions and provide assistance. Free brochures, maps and restrooms*. Local publications, tour and attraction tickets are available for sale. Make this your first stop in the Charleston area. *While at the downtown Visitor Center, please ask the desk for one of the public restroom guides.

KIAWAH ISLAND VISITOR CENTER 22 Beachwalker Dr., Kiawah Island, SC 29455 843.853.8000 explorecharleston.com Open M-F 9am-2pm (hours may vary seasonally). Closed on all City of Kiawah Island holidays.

MT. PLEASANT VISITOR CENTER 99 Harry Hallman, Jr. Blvd. Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464 843.853.8000 explorecharleston.com Open 9am-5pm daily, except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s days.

NORTH CHARLESTON VISITOR CENTER 4975-B Centre Pointe Dr. North Charleston, SC 29418 843.853.8000 explorecharleston.com Open M-Sa 10am-5pm and Su 1-5pm. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s days.

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HOSPITALS BON SECOURS – ST. FRANCIS HOSPITAL 2095 Henry Tecklenburg Dr., Charleston, SC 843.402.1000

EAST COOPER REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER 2000 Hospital Dr., Mt. Pleasant, SC 843.881.0100

MEDICAL UNIVERSITY OF SC (MUSC) 169 Ashley Ave., Charleston, SC 843.792.2300

MOUNT PLEASANT HOSPITAL 3500 N. Highway 17, Mt. Pleasant, SC 843.606.7000

ROPER HOSPITAL 316 Calhoun St., Charleston, SC 843.724.2000

TRIDENT MEDICAL CENTER 9330 Medical Plaza Dr. (Hwy 78 and I-26) 843.797.7000

VET HOSPITALS CHARLESTON VETERINARY REFERRAL CENTER 3484 Shelby Ray Ct., West Ashley, SC 843.614.8387 Hours: 24 hours / 7 days

GREATER CHARLESTON EMERGENCY VETERINARY CLINIC 3163 W. Montague Ave. North Charleston, SC 843.744.3372

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“Je ne parle pas l’Anglais .” “I don’t understand French.”No problem, contact Martine P. Dulles who will help you. Translation and interpretation in both languages.

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MT. PLEASANT ANIMAL EMERGENCY CLINIC 930 Pine Hallow Rd., Mt. Pleasant, SC 843.216.7554 Hours: 6pm – 8am

COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES CAROLINA ON KING/USC’S CHARLESTON WELCOME CENTER 258 King St., Charleston, SC 29401 843.958.2735 carolinaonking.com Carolina on King is your Charleston Gamecock connection! Serving as a welcome center, Carolina on King offers information on the entire University of South Carolina system, including admissions, athletics, and alumni activities, plus authentic USC merchandise, apparel and unique gifts.

THE CITADEL 171 Moultrie St., Charleston, SC 29409 843.953.6779 citadel.edu The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina, was established in 1842 and is located on the Ashley River. It’s best known for its Corps of Cadets, which is one of the largest uniformed student bodies in the United States.

THE COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON St. Philip and George sts. Charleston, SC 29401 843.953.5507 cofc.edu Founded in 1770, the first municipal college in America was built on land set aside for education purposes. The present main building was designed by eminent Philadelphia architect William Strickland, built in 1828, and paid for by voluntary subscription by the people of Charleston.

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7000 Rivers Ave. North Charleston, SC 29406 843.820.5090 or Toll Free 877.349.7184 culinaryinstituteofcharleston.com We proudly offer two dining locations: 181 Palmer - located at 66 Columbus Street, Charleston, SC 29403 and Mikasa - located at 7000 Rivers Avenue, Bldg. 920, Room 301, North Charleston, SC 29406.  Please call 843-820-5087 for reservation details.

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843.958.4511 charlestoncountydevelopment.com We are dedicated to recruiting new business, growing existing industry and improving the Charleston business climate. We provide new and existing businesses with strong business assistance programs, and help you take advantage of the latest incentives and workforce training opportunities available.

CHARLESTON METRO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE P.O. Box 975, Charleston, SC 29402 843.577.2510 charlestonchamber.net M-F 8am-5pm. The Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce is the catalyst for advancing our region’s economy, improving our quality of life and enhancing our members’ success.

CHARLESTON REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT ALLIANCE 4401 Belle Oaks Dr., Ste. 420 North Charleston, SC 29405 843.767.9300 charlestoneconomicdevelopment.com The CRDA promotes long-term, sustainable economic growth in the Charleston region. If you’re looking to start, expand or locate a business, or you’re seeking a place to grow your career, we invite you to come see for yourself why Charleston is a global destination for business and talent.

GREATER SUMMERVILLE/ DORCHESTER COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 402 North Main St., Summerville, SC 29483 843.873.2931 visitsummerville.com and greatersummerville.org Just 23 miles from Charleston, Summerville is one of the most charming and quaint communities you’ll find with a pace of life that is a little more relaxed. You’ll love our small town friendliness, sophisticated amenities, great restaurants, shops and lodging. Visitor Center M-F 9am-5pm; Sa 10am-3pm; Su 1-4pm. Chamber M-F 9am-5pm.

RESERVATION SERVICES LOWCOUNTRY RESERVATION SERVICE Lowcountry Reservation Service (LRS) offers sameday accommodations at special rates throughout the Tri-County area for those arriving in the Charleston area without lodging. This is a walk-in service only and no telephone reservations are accepted. This service is available at the following three visitor centers: The Charleston Visitor Center at 375 Meeting Street, Mt. Pleasant Visitor Center at 99 Harry Hallman Jr. Blvd., and The North Charleston Visitor Center at 4895 B Centre Point Drive (located in North Charleston inside the North Charleston and American LaFrance Fire Museum) EX PL ORECHARL ESTO N.COM


Your locally grown connection to Charleston real estate Jeanne JammĂŠ 843-343-1934 jjamme@carolinaone.com www.Jammeproperties.com

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101 River Landing Dr., Charleston, SC 29492 843.971.7100 or Toll Free 800.958.5635 danielisland.com

AVOCET PROPERTIES 38 Center St., Folly Beach, SC 29439 843.588.6699 or Toll Free 800.951.2470 avocetproperties.net Whether you are interested in selling your current property or making the Charleston area your home, Avocet Properties will help you meet your real estate needs. With offices located in downtown Charleston and Folly Beach, the Avocet team will provide you with an exceptional experience.

CAROLINA ONE REAL ESTATE CHARLA MCDONALD 628 Long Point Rd., Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464 843.343.1456 cmcdonald@carolinaone.com charlamcdonaldproperties.com Visitors often fall in love with Charleston’s historic homes, beautiful resort islands, great neighborhoods and access to the intracoastal waterway; so much so that they decide to purchase real estate here! Whether looking to relocate, buy investment property or vacation home – it can be found here!

RELOCATING? Specializing in Historic Charleston, Mt Pleasant, Sullivan's Island and Isle of Palms

Charleston’s island town, featuring homes, townhomes and condominiums in a variety of traditional neighborhoods. Hundreds of acres of parks, river and creek access, leisure trails, a vibrant downtown and a private golf club provide residents with a myriad of recreational options.

DUNES PROPERTIES - THE REAL ESTATE STUDIO 214 King St., Charleston, SC 29401 843.722.5618 or Toll Free 800.476.8444 dunesproperties.com Dunes Properties is a boutique real estate, vacation rental and property management company serving the Charleston area since 1989 with offices in Downtown Charleston, Folly Beach, Isle of Palms and at Bohicket Marina.Nobody knows the Charleston Coast better®

HANDSOME PROPERTIES 53 Broad St., Charleston, SC 29401 843.727.6460 handsomeproperties.com A boutique firm specializing in historic downtown and Lowcountry waterfront property, Handsome Properties represents luxury Charleston real estate. Built on a firm foundation of knowledge, ethics, and teamwork, Handsome Properties provides clients with expert knowledge of the Charleston community and its history, architecture, and culture.

PAM HARRINGTON EXCLUSIVES 4343 Betsy Kerrison Pkwy. Johns Island, SC 29455 843.768.3635 or Toll Free 800.845.6966 pamharringtonexclusives.com For over 30 years, we have assisted discerning buyers in finding successful routes to the barrier island lifestyle. Representing Kiawah, Seabrook, Johns and Wadmalaw Islands, in addition to historic Charleston.

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WILLIAM MEANS REAL ESTATE 41 Broad St., Charleston, SC 29401 843.577.6651 charlestonrealestate.com For over 80 years, clients have turned to William Means Real Estate. Why? Some say it’s our market knowledge and service. Others say it’s our affiliation with Christie’s International Real Estate. We believe it is all of the above. How may we help you?

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JETBLUE 800.538.2583 jetblue.com

SOUTHWEST AIRLINES 800.435.9792 southwest.com

UNITED 800.241.6522 united.com

US AIRWAYS 800.428.4322 usairways.com

CAR RENTALS AVIS RENT A CAR Charleston International Airport North Charleston, SC 29418 800.831.8000 avis.com Conveniently located directly across from baggage claim area in the Charleston International Airport. AVIS is your one-stop-shop for all your car rental needs. We have a wide selection of vehicles including minivans, convertibles and luxury cars. “AVIS tries harder.”

RAILWAYS AMTRAK 4465 Gaynor Ave. North Charleston, SC 29418 800.872.7245

9am-5pm M-F. Transportation department 24/7. Client-oriented staff has skills, knowledge and experience to manage all details. Also plan and execute walking, motor, water, air, carriage and nature-based tours. Experience the Lowcountry with licensed professionals who provide “an Absolutely Charleston experience.”

CARTA - CHARLESTON REGIONAL TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY 36 John St., Charleston, SC 29403 843.724.7420 ridecarta.com Charleston’s public transportation system offers several ways to get all over Charleston. It is now free to ride DASH (Downtown Area Shuttles). These shuttles run throughout the peninsula to major shops and attractions.

CHARLESTON STYLE LIMO AND SHUTTLE 843.860.0009 charlestonstylelimo.com Charleston Style Limo is a full service transportation company serving Charleston for over 12 years and voted “Best Limo Service” two years in a row! info@charlestonstylelimo.com

MT. PLEASANT SHUTTLE 843.278.9271 or Toll Free 866.223.7226 mpshuttle.com Since 2000, we have been providing professional ground transportation to corporations and individuals. Vacation, meetings or conventions, we can meet your complete transportation needs. “Building alliance one client at a time.”

NASH -  (NORTH AREA SHUTTLE) ridecarta.com  

PEDICABS CHARLESTON RICKSHAW & PEDICAB TRAV EL SU PPORT

563 King St., Charleston, SC 29403 843.577.7088 charlestonrickshaw.net Charleston Pedicab is the best way to travel in downtown Charleston. Open from 9am-2am for your convenience. Sit back and let us peddle you to the best restaurants and attractions on the peninsula. Call for transportation, weddings or advertising opportunities.

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WATER TAXIS CHARLESTON WATER TAXI 843.330.2989 charlestonwatertaxi.com Linking Downtown Charleston, Aquarium Wharf and Patriots Point (USS Yorktown).

Hourly departures: Charleston Harbor Resort and Marina (:00), Waterfront Park/Historic Market Street (:15), Aquarium Wharf/Maritime Center (:30), Patriots Point/USS Yorktown (:45). $10 hop on/hop off pass. Kids 3 and under free. G ett i ng T o & A r o und Char le s ton EXPL ORECHARL ESTO N.COM


INDEX accommodations......................................... 35 airlines....................................................... 238 annual events............................................ 171 antiques..................................................... 176 aquarium..................................................... 92 art galleries................................................ 176 attractions.................................................... 92 beach rental agencies................................. 78 beach resorts............................................... 88 bed & breakfasts......................................... 74 boat charters............................................. 151 charter vehicles.......................................... 238 clothing...................................................... 178 comedy...................................................... 165 cottages....................................................... 76 dining........................................................ 196 Charleston............................................. 198 Daniel Island......................................... 218 East of the Cooper................................ 218 Folly Beach............................................ 221 Johns Island.......................................... 222 Kiawah Island........................................ 222 North Charleston.................................. 223 Summerville.......................................... 224 education facilities..................................... 234 emergency vets......................................... 233 events........................................................ 171 fishing boats & charters............................. 151 forts............................................................. 96 fun parks.................................................... 151 gardens...................................................... 114 golf............................................................ 154 historic homes & buildings.......................... 98 historic houses of worship......................... 104 hospitals.................................................... 233 hotels........................................................... 36 inns.............................................................. 64 jewelry....................................................... 182 local transportation................................... 238 lodging........................................................ 35 malls.......................................................... 182 marinas...................................................... 151 museums................................................... 108 nightlife..................................................... 226 parks............................................................ 92

plantations................................................. 114 real estate companies............................... 236 recreation.................................................. 148 bike rentals............................................ 150 bowling................................................. 150 boat, canoe & kayak rentals.................. 150 climbing wall......................................... 150 culinary classes...................................... 150 fishing charters...................................... 151 horseback riding................................... 151 marinas.................................................. 151 paddleboarding.................................... 152 sailing.................................................... 152 swim course.......................................... 153 tennis.................................................... 153 water parks............................................ 154 reservation services................................... 234 restaurants................................................. 196 salons & spas............................................. 194 schedule of events..................................... 171 shopping................................................... 174 specialty products..................................... 184 specialty shops.......................................... 186 sports......................................................... 160 tennis......................................................... 153 theater....................................................... 166 tours.......................................................... 122 african-american/ethnic......................... 124 bicycle................................................... 124 carriage................................................. 124 culinary.................................................. 126 inbound tour operators......................... 127 jewish.................................................... 127 motorized.............................................. 128 nature/eco............................................. 128 plantation.............................................. 132 private guides....................................... 132 special interest...................................... 134 tour packages....................................... 136 walking.................................................. 136 water..................................................... 139 tour packages............................................ 136 transportation services.............................. 238 visitor services........................................... 232 water taxi................................................... 238

This guide is not an all-inclusive listing of area businesses and attractions. All listed businesses are members of the Charleston Area Convention & Visitors Bureau. The Charleston Area Convention & Visitors Bureau cannot be held responsible for errors or omissions. All rates, event dates and prices are subject to change. All area codes are 843. The Official Charleston Area Visitors Guide is published by the Charleston Area Convention & Visitors Bureau, 423 King St., Charleston, SC 29403. 843.853.8000. ExploreCharleston.com. Š2014 by the Charleston Area Convention & Visitors Bureau. All rights reserved.


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