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2018 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


Table of Contents on the COVE R Official Charleston Area Visitors Guide 2018 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

Charleston Colors Painting by Jonathan Green

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First-Timers Guide to Charleston Festivals & Events Where to Stay Hotels Historic Inns Bed & Breakfasts Cottages Beach Resorts Vacation Rentals Highlights: Beaches What to See & Do Aquarium & Parks Historic Forts Historic Homes & Buildings Historic Houses of Worship Museums Plantations & Gardens Tours Recreation Golf Sports Cultural Activities Shopping Beauty & Spas Where to Dine Nightlife Travel Support Visitor Services Real Estate Transportation Guide Index

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SPECIAL FEATURES

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Jonathan Green Cover artist, Jonathan Green is a nationally acclaimed and awarded professional artist. A graduate of The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, his thirty-eight-year track record of creating art and extensive inclusions in museum collections and exhibitions has led to his consideration as one of our nation’s outstanding American artists, and highly recognized visual master for capturing the positive aspects of African American southern culture, history, and traditions. It is Green’s mastery of color and skillful use of the human figure in rural and urban environments, which allows him to preserve and share a deep sense of community, and how the life challenges of work, love, and belonging are met. Since 1982, he has received four honorary doctoral degrees and numerous awards for his art, social, civic, academic, and cultural contributions. In 2017, Mayor John Tecklenburg appointed him Ambassador for the Arts for the City of Charleston.

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Charleston Colors, 2017 acrylic on archival paper, © Jonathan Green jonathangreenstudios.com

“The [cover] painting is an expression of how I view the harmony of colors of Charleston’s architecture and its enchanting and accepting atmosphere.”

Let us inspire you to travel deeper and immerse yourself in the African American cultural influences that shape the Holy City. Look for the Did You Know? features throughout the guide. Every chapter page offers a moment of stillness, achievement & notoriety, legend & folklore, cultural firsts, locales, or lessons of an ever evolving place deeply rooted in history, embracing and celebrating its cultural diversity.

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First-Timer’s Guide to Charleston Discover your ideal home away from home. Immerse yourself in local culture, savor heirloom recipes, explore must-see sights and shop one-of-a-kind treasures. No matter your vacation style, your travel party size or your ideal itinerary, Charleston is home to alluring accommodations for every visitor, and we wouldn’t blame you if you extended your reservation once you arrive. From luxury to laid-back, grounded to glamourous - and all the spaces in between whatever your obsession, Charleston will exceed your expectations.

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FOR THE MODERNISTS

FOR THE EPICUREANS

With a blend of Southern charm and socialite elegance, Charleston’s latest class of genteel and utterly original new properties are raising the bar on service and hospitality. From flapper flair, personalized butler service, golden era-inspired spirits, and Gothic Revival roots to open-air rooftop yoga the ambience is simply captivating.

In the South, we believe every meal is an occasion worth celebrating. The pulse of life in Charleston has always been connected to the kitchen, so it’s no surprise that many of the area’s top hotels extend their dedication to hospitality to the farm, to the sea, and to the table. From expansive wine lists, white coffered ceilings, and Tiffany stainedglass windows the atmosphere is alive with conversation and communion.

FOR THE FAMILY Vacationing families will rediscover the childlike joy of alternating between ocean swims, dips in the pool, strolls down the boardwalk and exploring the many neighboring restaurants and shops. The Charleston area’s waterfront getaways have ageless appeal and pack in outdoor adventure, next-level amenities, refined landscape, and enough Southern hospitality to fill the Atlantic Ocean.

FOR THE TRENDSETTERS

FOR THE ROMANTICS Intimate, impeccably decorated, and set in a historic home, retreat from the bustle to one of Charleston’s charming bed & breakfasts or historic inns. Book a warm stone couples massage, tiptoe to the lobby bar for a drink and hushed conversation, slip on a bathrobe and settle into one of your room’s cozy nooks, or let flickering gas lanterns guide your way to an intimate sidewalk table - linger as long as you like.

Revel in the energy and beauty of art. Charleston has always embraced the notion that art and culture have the power to transform a community. Many of the city’s cutting-edge hotels are bringing rotating art exhibits‑—and often the artists themselves—to the guestroom door. Collections range from antique to contemporary, and portraits to sculpture, with lobbies that boast salon style groupings and murals that pay homage to beloved Lowcountry craftsmen.

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Flavors to Savor Perhaps the best way to get to know Charleston is through its cuisine. Between its heirloom recipes and innovative up-andcoming restaurants, Charleston is an exciting culinary destination.

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SHE CRAB SOUP Centuries after the recipe for this simple seafood bisque was concocted, it remains a Charleston mainstay. A beautiful blend of sherry, crab, and heavy cream, a cup of She Crab Soup is a bucket list dish. At 82 Queen, the soup is ladled out all day long. Have a taste and you’ll see why.

CRAB CAKES

Charleston’s craft cocktail scene features innovative spirits with a unique and lively experience. With everything from

Charleston’s powerhouse Chef Michelle Weaver keeps another Southern food tradition alive at Charleston Grill. Cozy up at the bar with an order of Crab Cakes, topped with Creek Shrimp and Lime Tomato Dill Vinaigrette. Linger a bit longer and treat yourself to a front row seat for live jazz.

rooftop lounges to speakeasy-inspired bars, there’s a setting – and cocktail for everyone.

CHAR-GRILLED OYSTERS Travel a mile past the bustle of Upper King Street to reach the city’s West Side enclave. Snag a spot outside a neighborhood favorite, Leon’s Fine Poultry & Oyster Shop, and order a half dozen oysters of the char-grilled variety. Polish off your meal with a cone of soft serve ice cream and jimmies to go.

BUTTERMILK PIE Home to James Beard Award-winning chef Robert Stehling, Hominy Grill is tucked in-between Cannon Street and Rutledge Avenue. Full of Charleston charm, the once historic home has a fragrant jasmine-lined courtyard, outdoor bar, and to-go window – plus one of the city’s most famed desserts, Buttermilk Pie.

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Exciting Excursions Walk storied streets, peer into dazzling historic homes, take to the waters and island hop your way around the peninsula. Charleston is a playground waiting to be explored.

HORSE-DRAWN CARRIAGE RIDE A horse-drawn carriage tour through downtown kicks off a first-time trip with a history lesson and general lay of the land. Clip-clop past Instagrammable destinations like Rainbow Row, The Battery, and historic South of Broad homes while taking notes on where to return for a closer look.

OFF THE BEATEN PATH Take to the water, paddle in hand, as you wind your way through the Lowcountry marshlands on a kayaking excursion with Coastal Expeditions. Keep your eyes peeled for greetings from dolphins who call our waters home.

HISTORY LESSON See where the first shots of the Civil War rang out over 150 years ago with a cruise along the Charleston Harbor to Fort Sumter. A ride on SpiritLine Cruises is also a seaside tour with a 360-degree view of downtown and its surrounding marshside suburbs. If timed just right, you’ll catch a sunset dip into the horizon or watch a dolphin hitch a ride alongside. Exceptionally preserved in its structure, furniture, and décor, the Aiken-Rhett House illustrates what life was like for some of Charleston’s most illustrious families during the 1800s.

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HISTORIC HOME TOUR Imagine waltzing across a ballroom during the age of corsets and kid gloves at one of downtown’s most historic dwellings.


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Culture & History Explore the traditions, places and people that connect our past and present. Immerse yourself in a kaleidoscope of cuisine, art, and history highlighting the impact and historical significance of African American heritage in Charleston.

African American spirituals concerts at Drayton Hall, a beautiful blend of a cappella song and percussion instruments.

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PLANTATION VISIT

SWEETGRASS BASKET

Plantations are deeply woven into American history and tell stories that connect our past and present. From the peninsula, ramble down Ashley River Road to experience a glimpse back in time at neighboring properties. Head across the bridge to Mount Pleasant for even more. Each blends beauty, botanics, architecture, and history, and many have cafés for a midday interlude.

Since 1807, the open-air sheds spanning Market Street have housed vendors peddling local wares like Charleston’s prized sweetgrass baskets, a handcrafted Gullah tradition. Made from sweetgrass, pinestraw and palm fronds and originally created to winnow rice on Charleston’s plantations, sweetgrass baskets are now sought after souvenirs, and even have a spot at the Smithsonian Institution.

GOSPEL SUNDAY BRUNCH Make reservations early for this highly coveted experience. The soulful live music from an array of performers, including gospel stalwarts The Plantation Singers, is just part of the appeal at locally owned and operated Hall’s Chophouse. Dress in your Sunday best and stop in for their take on classic Southern brunch dishes.

TRAVEL DEEPER Immerse yourself in Charleston’s ubiquitous African American history and Gullah culture. Travel through the streets of downtown or venture off the peninsula to a neighboring Sea Island aboard the motorized Gullah Tours or Sites and Insights Tours.

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The landmark City Market, stretching 4 city blocks and featuring 100s of vendors offers an array of goodies from jewelry to clothing to spices that let you take the taste of the Lowcountry home with you. 12


Special Souvenirs Save room in your suitcase. Charleston is home to delightful shops housing unique finds. Pick up one, or two, keepsakes to commemorate your first Charleston getaway.

PLANTATION PEACH TEA

GOLDBUG BANGLE

Take a scenic 20-mile drive from the center of downtown and discover this tranquil commercial tea garden, Charleston Tea Plantation—the only one in North America. Explore the 127-acre farm on foot or via trolley—and don’t miss the factory tour to see the tea from leaf to bag. Before departing, stock up on Plantation Peach Tea for a sweet souvenir.

Charleston’s infamous Palmetto Bug was given new life in the form this gold bangle from King Street fixture Croghan’s Jewel Box. Helmed by two sisters, this family-owned shop has remained in the Croghan family for nearly a century, serving as a treasure trove of heirloom silver, estate jewelry, and classic gifts.

JONATHAN GREEN SILK SCARF Inspired by the paintings of Jonathan Green, this collection of luxury silk satin shawls and scarfs represents the coastal waters of the Lowcountry Sea Islands, their blue skies, and green-gold marshes. Each piece tells the story of the vibrant Gullah community and the Southern experience. Made of fine imported silk and hand-sewn in South Carolina.

BRACKISH BOW TIE What started as a quest for the perfect groomsmen gift quickly turned into a thriving Charleston-based business. Every feather in Brackish Bow Ties’ eye-catching neckties is hand selected and assembled to create colorful, wearable art for any black tie affair. They’ve even been spotted hugging the neck of famous Charleston resident Bill Murray

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VISITOR SERVICES The Charleston Area Convention and Visitors Bureau is the authoritative source for information about visiting the Charleston region. Through its multiple communication portals the bureau coordinates lodging, dining, tours, events, meetings and hospitality within the Lowcountry.

The CVB’s highly interactive website ExploreCharleston.com is the perfect source for learning about the area and all it has to offer. And our complimentary, annual Official Charleston Area Visitors Guide may also be requested online. Additionally, the Official Charleston Visitor Center is within walking distance of most city attractions. Located at 375 Meeting Street, our knowledgeable staff will gladly assist with anything from hotel accommodations to tickets for events, tours or museums. We can also provide recommendations according to individual preferences, geographic location or length

Insider Updates Don’t miss out on the special events and packages that make a memorable visit. Our free newsletter offers fun tidbits gathered by Charleston insiders. Sign up online at ExploreCharleston.com today to receive the flavors, sights, sounds, and traditions of Charleston delivered directly to your inbox.

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SPORTS, ARTS AND WILDLIFE

Festivals & Events

The Charleston area is the perfect year-round destination. Sunny summer days, brisk fall nights, mild winters, and a picturesque spring attract visitors and native Charlestonians to the many festivals and events held across the Lowcountry. Along with its famous waterfront and harbor, beautiful beaches and endless recreational opportunities, the Charleston area is fortunate to host a variety of annual events and festivals that run the gamut from culinary to competitive...and everything in between. What’s most notable is how long some of our most popular events have been in existence!

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The new year kicks off with Charleston Restaurant Week, a 2-week long opportunity to discover specially priced menus at a wide variety of the area’s most enticing restaurants. January wraps up with the 35th Annual Lowcountry Oyster Festival - the world’s largest oyster roast - where nearly two tons of the salty bivalve will be devoured by young and old alike! In February the world’s largest wildlife art and sporting life event, the 36th Annual Southeastern Wildlife Exposition, celebrates the wild and wonderful natural world. In March the focus turns to haute cuisine and high fashion - represented respectively by the Charleston Wine + Food Festival and Charleston Fashion Week. March in Charleston wouldn’t be complete without the 71st Annual Festival of Houses and Gardens and its companion antiques show. Outdoor fun is the buzzword in April as the 41st Annual Cooper River Bridge Run encourages you to join 30,000+ of your closest friends for a 10K road race across the magnificent Ravenel Bridge. Catch some of the world’s best tennis and tennis players at the Volvo Car Open, the largest and longest-running women’s professional tennis tournament, held at the Family Circle Tennis Center on Daniel Island.

Celebrate the local shrimping and fishing industry at the Town of Mt. Pleasant’s Blessing of the Fleet & Seafood Festival and round out the spring calendar with five full days and over 100 artists and performers at the North Charleston Arts Festival. Each Memorial Day Spoleto Festival USA and its companion festival, Piccolo Spoleto, fill the Charleston area with 17 days of the best in classical and avant-garde theater, opera, dance, and music. The festival has run continuously since 1977, and is the world’s most comprehensive performing arts festival. Want to learn more about the fascinating Gullah culture? June’s Sweetgrass Cultural Arts Festival is your ticket to a smorgasbord of Gullah art, crafts, music, food and dance. Whoever said Charlestonians get tired of dining out? September ushers in the fall season with another edition of the ever-popular Charleston Restaurant Week. October signals the arrival of the 42nd Annual Fall Tour of Homes, which provides a rare look inside Charleston’s most beautiful and historic private residences. The year concludes with Christmas in Charleston, a month-long ode to the joys of the holiday season.

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For a full calendar including new events as they are announced, visit us online at explorecharleston.com

35TH 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 28, 2018

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SOUTHEASTERN WILDLIFE EXPOSITION

The largest wildlife art & sporting life event of its kind. A 3-day celebration showcasing 500 artists & exhibitors, wildlife experts, guides and more.

February 16–18, 2018

CHARLESTON WINE + FOOD FESTIVAL February 28–March 4, 2018

CHARLESTON FASHION WEEK March 13–17, 2018

843.723.1748 | sewe.com Lauded as one of the country’s premier culinary experiences, Charleston Wine + Food celebrates 12 years of immaculate flavor and unforgettable fun. 843.727.9998 | charlestonwineandfood.com High-energy runway shows, roving photographers, up-andcoming designers and a see-and-be-seen crowd converge for five nights of apparel and attitude under the tent in Marion Square. 843.971.9811 ext. 319 | charlestonfashionweek.com

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March 15–April 21, 2018

15TH ANNUAL CHARLESTON ANTIQUES SHOW March 16–18, 2018

VOLVO CAR OPEN March 31–April 8, 2018

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 heritage of Charleston, this exhibition is a showcase of English, European, and American period decorative arts and fine art. 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 | volvocaropen.com

YMCA FLOWERTOWN FESTIVAL April 6–8, 2018

41ST ANNUAL COOPER RIVER BRIDGE RUN April 7, 2018

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 | flowertownfestival.org 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. 843.856.1949 | bridgerun.com

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31ST ANNUAL TOWN OF MT. PLEASANT BLESSING OF THE FLEET & SEAFOOD FESTIVAL

The festival pays tribute to Mount Pleasant’s local shrimping and fishing industry, offering a boat parade, live music, craft show and lots of free activities with the picturesque Ravenel Bridge and Charleston Harbor for a backdrop!

April 29, 2018

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NORTH CHARLESTON ARTS FESTIVAL

The North Charleston Arts Festival features five full days of events highlighting over 100 national, regional and local artists and performers in the areas of dance, music, theatre, visual arts, crafts, photography, media arts and literature.

May 2–6, 2018

843.740.5854 | northcharlestonartsfest.com

SPOLETO FESTIVAL USA May 25–June 10, 2018

Spoleto Festival USA fills Charleston’s theaters, churches and outdoor spaces with opera, theater, dance, and chamber, symphonic, choral, and jazz music. 843.579.3100 | spoletousa.org

PICCOLO SPOLETO

SUMMER

May 25–June 10, 2018

Piccolo Spoleto’s traditional program offerings include visual arts exhibits, classical music, jazz, dance, theatre, poetry readings, children’s activities, choral music, ethnic cultural presentations, crafts and film. 843.724.7305 | piccolospoleto.com

THE SWEETGRASS CULTURAL ARTS FESTIVAL June 2, 2018

PATRIOTS POINT 4TH OF JULY BLAST July 4, 2018

The highly anticipated Sweetgrass Festival will celebrate the rich Gullah Geechee cultural heritage and provides the most extensive showcase of sweetgrass baskets in the Lowcountry area. 843.856.9732 | sweetgrassfestival.org 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.

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CHARLESTON RESTAURANT WEEK September 5–16, 2018

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TASTE OF CHARLESTON FESTIVAL

A 3-day event showcasing taste-tempting delights served by Charleston restaurants.

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35TH ANNUAL MOJA ARTS FESTIVAL

FALL

September 27– October 7, 2018

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.

October 4–28, 2018

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PLANTATION DAYS AT MIDDLETON PLACE

Middleton Place invites visitors to see what life on a Lowcountry plantation was like in the 18th and 19th centuries.

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42ND ANNUAL FALL TOUR OF HOMES, HISTORY & ARCHITECTURE

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December 1-31, 2018

843.556.6020 | middletonplace.org 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 Featuring over 750 displays and two million lights, the

28TH ANNUAL HOLIDAY Holiday Festival of Lights is a cherished holiday tradition for the whole family. James Island County Park comes alive FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS November 2018 January 1, 2019

with illumination, and is a great place to capture the magic of the holiday season. 843.795.4386 | ccprc.com

CHARLESTON RESTAURANT WEEK January 9–20, 2019

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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”.

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The event, executed by the Greater Charleston Restaurant Association, Inc (GCRA), is one of the most highly anticipated culinary events in the Charleston area. 843.577.4030 | charlestonrestaurantassociation.com

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CHARLESTON ANDREW PINCKNEY INN 40 Pinckney St. Charleston, SC 29401 843.937.8800 andrewpinckneyinn.com This boutique inn is within walking distance to the City Market, shops, historic sites and acclaimed restaurants. The rooftop terrace and valet parking add to the allure.

BELMOND CHARLESTON PLACE 205 Meeting St. Charleston, SC 29401 843.722.4900 belmond.com/charleston-place Charleston’s landmark luxury hotel, across from the Market, with new renovated accommodations, full service spa, The Club private level, rooftop pool and award winning dining.

COMFORT SUITES WEST OF THE ASHLEY 2080 Savannah Highway Charleston, SC 29407 843.769.9850 or 877.717.3877 choicehotels.com/hotel/sc369 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.

COURTYARD BY MARRIOTT CHARLESTON HISTORIC DISTRICT 125 Calhoun St. Charleston, SC 29401 843.805.7900 or 800.321.2211 courtyard.com/chshd Located in the heart of Charleston’s Historic District, and next to Marion Square and Charleston’s Gaillard Center this hotel incorporates over 7800 sq. ft. of event space.

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COURTYARD CHARLESTON WATERFRONT

1540 Savannah Highway Charleston, SC 29407 843.571.6100 thecharlestoninn.com

35 Lockwood Dr. Charleston, SC 29401 843.722.7229 marriott.com/chscy

Located only three miles from the Historic District, this hotel offers Charleston’s largest outdoor pool, a complimentary hot breakfast bar and complimentary high-speed WiFi.

From the water’s edge, relax in contemporary elegance. Brilliant sunsets from our Regatta Terrace. Complimentary parking & wireless internet. Breakfast served daily.

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THE DEWBERRY CHARLESTON

170 Lockwood Blvd. Charleston, SC 29403 843.723.3000 or 800.228.9290 marriottcharleston.com

334 Meeting St. Charleston, SC 29403 843.558.8000 thedewberrycharleston.com

Experience every luxurious detail of the Charleston Marriott, offering easy access to historic downtown Charleston, local area beaches, fabulous dining and entertainment.

The Dewberry is a luxury hotel offering old world charm juxtaposed with a distinctive modern edge. We trust The Dewberry will inspire today’s experiential seeking traveler.

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DOUBLETREE BY HILTON HOTEL & SUITES CHARLESTON HISTORIC DISTRICT

144 Bee St. Charleston, SC 29401 843.577.2224 comfortinncharleston.com The 100% smoke free Comfort Inn Downtown Charleston is only blocks away from Charleston’s famous historic district, MUSC, The Citadel, College of Charleston and VA Hospital.

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181 Church St. Charleston, SC 29401 843.577.2644 charlestondoubletree.com DoubleTree Charleston Historic District is nestled between the Charleston City Market and the famed Hank’s Seafood Restaurant. Offering some of the City’s largest hotel rooms.

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

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

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


historic • ELEGANT • iconic Located in the heart of the historic district, The Mills House Wyndam Grand Hotel brings you all the charms and adventures of Charleston within footsteps. Distinctive Lowcountry cuisine, including the Mills House’s renowned Barbadoes Room, fashionable shopping and rich historical tours are just the beginnings of what you will discover along Charleston’s cobblestone streets. No matter how long you stay, The Mills House Wyndham Grand Hotel will bring a level of service and elegance that will make your visit one to remember. 115 Meeting Street • Charleston, South Carolina 29401 843.577.2400 • Reservations 866.781.3643 • millshouse.com


LIFE IS SHORT. CARPE VINUM. MAKE BIG PLANS, BUT LIVE SPONTANEOUSLY. SAVOR CHARLESTON ONE BITE AT A TIME.

OPEN DAILY FOR HAPPY HOUR & DINNER AT 4PM SUNDAY BRUNCH, 10:30AM – 3:30PM

For location details and private dining menus, visit www.RuthsChris.net.

55 South Market Street · 843.793.4224 Valet Parking at the French Quarter Inn For menus & additional information, visit RuthsChris.net


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ELLIOTT HOUSE INN

FRANCIS MARION HOTEL

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

387 King St. Charleston, SC 29403 843.722.0600 francismarioncharleston.com

This meticulously restored architectural treasure sits among prominent homes of historic Charleston and is within walking distance to the City Market, galleries and cuisine.

Landmark hotel located on upper King Street and steps to shopping & world class restaurants. Guest rooms and suites with views of Charleston; concierge, spa & restaurant.

EMBASSY SUITES HISTORIC CHARLESTON

FRENCH QUARTER INN

337 Meeting St. Charleston, SC 29403 843.723.6900 or 800.Embassy historiccharleston.embassysuites.com Home of the original 19th century Citadel, on the National Register of Historic Places. Close to many historic attractions, the market & King Street boutiques & restaurants.

166 Church St. Charleston, SC 29401 866.812.1900 fqicharleston.com Charleston’s most awarded luxury inn sits within one of the city’s oldest districts. Offering unparalleled personalized service and attention to every detail.

C H A R L E STO N H I STO R I C D I ST R I C T

125 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401 t 843-805-7900 | courtyard.com/chshd

Our premier location connects you to the quintessential sights, sounds and southern charm of Charleston’s Historic District and Upper King Street. • Experience our $4+ million dollar newly renovated hotel, coming early 2018! • Ideal downtown location at the epicenter of the exciting growth and development, adjacent to Marion Square • Walking distance to King Street boutique shopping, world renowned restaurants, festivals and area attractions • Spacious double queen, king, and balcony suite rooms • Bistro 2.0 Restaurant featuring seasonal breakfast and dinner offerings paired with full bar specials • Over 7,000 sq. ft. of flexible indoor and outdoor event space • Free Wi-Fi, Outdoor Heated Pool, 2016 Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence • Dedicated lobby Concierge and virtual Concierge with mobile interactive app available • Relax at our outdoor corner pergola and fire pit

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VISIT OUR BEAUTIFUL CITY & STAY AT ONE OF OUR CHARLESTON DOWNTOWN-RIVERVIEW CLUSTER HOTELS THERE’S NO BETTER COMBINATION THAN MARRIOTT AND THE TRANQUIL WATERS of the Ashley River, marinas, sailboats, and memorable sunsets. All 3 of our waterfront hotels offer both complimentary high speed wireless internet & on-site parking. The Springhill Suites & Residence Inn offer complimentary breakfast. The Courtyard features The Bistro, open for both breakfast and dinner, featuring Starbucks beverages and evening cocktails. Each hotel offers convenient shuttle service to the Historic District.

ResidenceInnCharleston.com

CourtyardCharlestonWaterfront.com

SpringHillSuitesCharleston.com

Come and see why life on the water just doesn’t get any better than this! 90 Ripley Point Drive • Charleston, SC 29407 P 800-405-6660 • F 843-725-1429


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FULTON LANE INN 202 King St. Charleston, SC 29401 843.720.2600 fultonlaneinn.com A serene, private inn in the historic district. We offer luxurious rooms, complimentary breakfast delivered to your room, and an afternoon wine & cheese reception.

GRAND BOHEMIAN HOTEL CHARLESTON 55 Wentworth St. Charleston, SC 29401 843.722.5711 grandbohemiancharleston.com Located in Charleston’s Historic District the Grand Bohemian offers unequaled amenities including an Art Gallery, wine blending & tasting and a rooftop restaurant and terrace.

HAMPTON INN & SUITES – CHARLESTON 678 Citadel Haven Dr. Charleston, SC 29414 843.573.1200 charlestonsuites.hamptoninn.com Close to downtown Charleston & several historic plantations with a West Indies style. Enjoy our beautiful lobby, free Manager’s Reception, wireless Internet and outdoor pool.

HAMPTON INN HISTORIC DISTRICT 345 Meeting St. Charleston, SC 29403 843.723.4000 or 800.Hampton charleston-hotels.net/hotels/hihd/hi1.htm This restored historic landmark, once a burlap bag factory in the 18th century. Within walking distance of many historic attractions and King Street fashion boutiques.

HARBOURVIEW INN 2 Vendue Range Charleston, SC 29401 843.853.8439 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.

HILTON GARDEN INN CHARLESTON WATERFRONT/DOWNTOWN 45 Lockwood Dr. Charleston, SC 29401 843.637.4074 charlestonwaterfrontdowntown.hgi.com Located on the banks of the Ashley River, our downtown Charleston hotel provides you with the luxuries you crave in contemporary quarters with all the amenities you desire.

HOLIDAY INN CHARLESTON HISTORIC DOWNTOWN 425 Meeting St. Charleston, SC 29403 843.718.2327 stayincharleston.com Ideal location on Meeting Street near visitor center, museums and theatres. Walk to numerous boutiques and restaurants along upper King Street. Free trolley stop at hotel.

HOLIDAY INN CHARLESTON RIVERVIEW 301 Savannah Hwy. Charleston, SC 29407 843.556.7100 or 800.766.4451 holidayinn.com/chs-riverview The unique 14 story round Holiday Inn Charleston Riverview captures the spirit of Charleston and invites you to enjoy the amazing views of the Charleston cityscape & harbor.

HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS CHARLESTON DOWNTOWN – ASHLEY RIVER 250 Spring St. Charleston, SC 29403 843.722.4000 charlestonhiexpress.com Located only 5 minutes from the Historic District, this hotel features views of the Ashley River, an outdoor pool, free Express Start hot breakfast and free high-speed WiFi.

HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS US HWY 17 & I-526 1943 Savannah Hwy. Charleston, SC 29407 843.402.8300 hiexpresscharleston.com Newly renovated! Located only minutes to Charleston’s Historic District and Charleston Airport. Features an outdoor pool and complimentary Express Start hot breakfast bar.

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Located in the heart of the Historic District • Private balconies and rooftops Apartment sized suites: 500 - 2,500 sq. ft. • The Watch Rooftop Kitchen & Spirits The Amethyst Spa & Nail Bar • The Port Mercantile retail store The Library, with Assouline collection • The Rise Coffee Bar • The Indigo Pool

Curated breakfast baskets delivered daily • Multiple event spaces

75 Wentworth Street, Charleston, SC 29401 | (877) 221-7202 | therestorationhotel.com


HOMEWOOD SUITES BY HILTON CHARLESTON HISTORIC DISTRICT

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You’ll always feel at home in our upscale residential style all-suite hotel. Whether you’re here for a day, a week, or longer, we’ve got you covered with breakfast daily.

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HOTEL BELLA GRACE

CHICKEN & WAFFLES.

115 Calhoun St. Charleston, SC 29403 843.990.7500 hotelbellagrace.com A fusion of modern & historical design invite you to curate your best experience. Relax with breakfast on the Delaney house veranda. Steps away from the culinary scene.

WHERE TO STAY

415 Meeting St. Charleston, SC 29403 843.724.8800 charlestonhistoricdistrict. homewoodsuitesbyhilton.com

BOTTOMLESS MIMOSAS. NEED WE SAY MORE?

HOTEL BENNETT 404 King St. Charleston, SC 29403 844.835.2625 hotelbennett.com Hotel Bennett, the South’s grandest new hotel, will debut in early Summer 2018. Experience unparalleled luxury with an unmatched setting in the country’s most beloved city.

HYATT HOUSE CHARLESTON HISTORIC HOUSE 560 King St Charleston, SC 29403 843.207.2299 hyatthousecharlestonhistoricdistrict.com Nestled in the heart of Charleston’s upper King Historic District, this all-suite hotel offers upscale accommodations along with complimentary daily breakfast and free WiFi.

HYATT PLACE CHARLESTON HISTORIC DISTRICT 560 King St. Charleston, SC 29403 843.414.4900 hyattplacecharlestonhistoricdistrict.com

S U N D AY S F R O M 10:30AM – 3:30PM

& Dinner Nightly 55 South Market Street at the French Quarter Inn

843.793.4224

This brand-new 191-room hotel is located in the heart of the upper King St. Historic District. Guests will enjoy spacious rooms, free daily breakfast buffet, and free WiFi.

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THE INN AT MIDDLETON PLACE

KINGS COURTYARD INN

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

198 King St. Charleston, SC 29401 843.723.7000 or 800.845.6119 kingscourtyardinn.com

Overlooking the Ashley River, The Inn features delicious breakfast, riverside pool, in-room fireplaces, and complimentary admission to Middleton Place (an $86 value per day).

Our rooms surround three courtyards and are just steps away from historic homes, gardens and churches. Continental breakfast and afternoon wine and cheese reception included.

KING CHARLES INN

MARKET PAVILION HOTEL

237 Meeting St. Charleston, SC 29401 843.723.7451 or 866.546.4701 kingcharlesinn.com

225 East Bay St. Charleston, SC 29401 843.723.0500 marketpavilion.com

Located in the heart of downtown Charleston, the King Charles Inn offers ideal accommodations for those seeking the best Charleston has to offer.

Historic City Market’s premier luxury boutique hotel. Leading Hotels of the World. Condé Nast Gold List. Voted the #1 boutique hotel in North America by Travel + Leisure.

• In the heart of the Historic District and within walking distance to the finest shopping, restaurants & attractions

• Downtown Charleston Award Winning Restoration Hotel steps away from worldclass dining, shopping, entertainment and nightlife

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• Complimentary hot breakfast • Complimentary high speed Internet • Beautiful courtyard with outdoor pool 375 Meeting St. 843.723.4000 CHSHD_Hampton@hilton.com CharlestonHistoricDistrict.HamptonInn.com EX PL ORECHARL ESTO N.COM


THE MILLS HOUSE WYNDHAM GRAND HOTEL WHERE TO STAY

115 Meeting St. Charleston, SC 29401 843.577.2400 or 800.874.9600 millshouse.com Originally opened in 1853 and completely restored in 2014, the Mills House Wyndham Grand Hotel combines the charm of the 19th century Charleston with contemporary luxury.

PLANTERS INN 112 N. Market St. Charleston, SC 29401 843.722.2345 plantersinn.com Charleston’s Iconic Grande Dame hotel. Elegance in the heart of the Historic District. Named #1 Best U.S. Boutique Hotel by Travel + Leisure. A member of Relais & Châteaux.

THE QUARTERS ON KING 292 King St. Charleston, SC 29401 843.388.4374 thequartersonking.com Located in the heart of historic downtown Charleston. Our spacious and modern suites feature full kitchens, living areas, and bedrooms with high end furnishings.

RENAISSANCE CHARLESTON HISTORIC DISTRICT HOTEL

WELCOME TO THE

garden. Welcome to the nautical side of Charleston. Commanding stunning views of the Ashley Marina and downtown Charleston – we blend contemporary luxury with traditional southern hospitality. Popular attractions and entertainment are just minutes away. With stylish guest rooms, convenient on-site amenities, and a rooftop experience like none other, our hotel is the perfect base for exploring Charleston.

68 Wentworth St. Charleston, SC 29401 843.534.0300 or 888.236.2427 renaissancecharlestonhotel.com Welcome to the reimagined Renaissance Charleston Historic District Hotel where there is something charming, southern and stylishly worldly.

RESIDENCE INN BY MARRIOTT CHARLESTON RIVERVIEW 90 Ripley Point Dr. Charleston, SC 29407 843.571.7979 marriott.com/chsri Views of the Ashley River, 1.5 miles from Historic District. Studio, 1 & 2-bedroom suites with fully equipped kitchens, hot breakfast buffet, weekday manager reception.

45 Lockwood Dr Charleston, SC | 843.637.4074 www.charlestonwaterfrontdowntown.hgi.com www.45waterside.com


WHERE TO STAY • Ideal location on Meeting Street near Visitor’s Center • Within one block to numerous restaurants and boutiques along the vibrant upper King Street • Enjoy our full service restaurant and lounge. Open for breakfast and dinner daily • Complimentary Wi-Fi, Business Center, Fitness Center, Outdoor Heated Pool and Library Room

Holiday Inn Charleston Historic Downtown 425 Meeting St. • 843-718-2327 www.stayincharleston.com

• Spacious Studio & One Bedroom Suites with full kitchens • Complimentary full hot breakfast daily & Evening Social Monday-Thursday • Complimentary Wi-Fi, Pool & Fitness Center • Steps from shopping, restaurants & more in the Upper King Historic District

Homewood Suites Charleston Historic District 415 Meeting Street • 843-724-8800 CharlestonHistoricDistrict.HomewoodSuitesByHilton.com

The Best Views of Charleston Enjoy spectacular views of the Charleston cityscape and the Ashley River from the Harborview Restaurant & Lounge located on the top floor of hotel. Restaurant can accommodate up to 150 people and serves breakfast, lunch, dinner, cocktails and is available for private or semi-private events.

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

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HOLIDAY INN CHARLESTON RIVERVIEW 301 Savannah Hwy. Charleston, SC 29407 843.556.7100 800.766.4451 BeOurGuest@HIRiverview.com HIRiverview.com

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WHERE TO STAY

Hyatt Place® + Hyatt House® Charleston — Historic District 560 King Street Charleston, SC 29403, USA hyattplacehyatthousecharleston.com

144 Bee Street Charleston, SC 29401 (843) 577-2224 Fax (843) 577-9001 Toll Free (877) 424-6423 Renovated in 2017

1 ½ Mile from Beautiful Historic Charleston Full Hot Breakfast Buffet Minutes from Beaches, Plantations, and Excellent Restaurants For Reservations, visit www.comfortinndowntowncharleston.com E XP LORE C HAR L ESTO N . C OM Hot els

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Your home away from home in Charleston These freshly renovated properties are conveniently located just minutes from Historical Downtown Charleston, Local Beaches and Plantations. Come and experience southern hospitality, thoughtful amenities, and friendly rates. Every stay includes: - Free Hot Continental Breakfast - Free Parking - Free Wifi - Seasonal Outdoor Pool Group Rates are available, please call us for details

1943 S AVANNAH H WY C HARLESTON , SC 29407 843-402-8300 www.hiexpresscharleston.com

THE RESTORATION HOTEL 75 Wentworth St. Charleston, SC 29401 843.518.5100 or 877.221.7202 restorationonking.com The Restoration translates Charleston’s vibrant local history and culture into a casually cool, luxurious hospitality experience.

SLEEP INN CHARLESTON 1524 Savannah Hwy. Charleston, SC 29407 843.556.6959 sleepinncharlestonsc.com Only three miles from downtown, this hotel is a great choice for convenience and value. Features a large outdoor pool, free hot breakfast bar and highspeed internet access.

THE SPECTATOR HOTEL 67 State St. Charleston, SC 29401 843.724.4326 thespectatorhotel.com The Spectator Hotel, located in historic downtown Charleston, reflects the opulence of the 1920’s. Butler service, on-site lounge and gourmet breakfast delivered to your room.

1540 S AVANNAH H WY C HARLESTON , SC 29407 843-571-6100 www.thecharlestoninn.com

SPRINGHILL SUITES BY MARRIOTT CHARLESTON RIVERVIEW 98 Ripley Point Dr. Charleston, SC 29407 843.571.1711 marriott.com/chssh Overlooking the Ashley River & Ripley Point Marina, 1.5 miles from downtown Charleston. Suites feature refrigerator, microwave & coffeemaker. Hot breakfast buffet & more!

TOWN & COUNTRY INN AND SUITES

1524 S AVANNAH H WY C HARLESTON , SC 29407 843-556-6959 www.sleepinncharlestonsc.com

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2008 Savannah Highway Charleston, SC 29407 843.571.1000 thetownandcountryinn.com Well-known for courting visitors and Charlestonians with handsome accommodations, exquisite Southern cuisine and superb service. Whirlpool suites feature marble baths.

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THE VENDUE HOTEL

WHERE TO STAY

19 Vendue Range Charleston, SC 29401 843.577.7970 thevendue.com Recently named #1 Hotel in Charleston and #9 in the U.S. by Travel + Leisure. Innovative cuisine, enticing art displays & panoramic rooftop views inspire guests at every turn.

WENTWORTH MANSION 149 Wentworth St. Charleston, SC 29401 843.853.1886 wentworthmansion.com World class accommodations located in the heart of the Historic District. Rooms have king beds, whirlpools and fireplaces. Breakfast, afternoon reception and parking included.

ZERO GEORGE 0 George St. Charleston, SC 29401 843.817.7900 zerogeorge.com

#1IN CHARLESTON HOTEL

2017 Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards

Award-winning luxury boutique hotel featuring contemporary design, Zero Restaurant + Bar, cooking school, concierge, and custom bicycles. Hospitality refined, down to Zero.

DANIEL ISLAND HAMPTON INN DANIEL ISLAND 160 Fairchild Dr. Daniel Island, SC 29492 843.216.6555 charlestondanielisland.hamptoninn.com

#2 HOTEL IN CHARLESTON By Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards

Close to downtown with the quiet charm of an island. Hot breakfast, free Internet, airport shuttle, business center, fitness center and pool. Hilton HHonors Points and miles.

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FOLLY BEACH TIDES FOLLY BEACH One Center St. Folly Beach, SC 29439 843.588.6464 tidesfollybeach.com Located minutes from downtown Charleston, Folly Beach is a seaside community with plenty of personality. All rooms feature private balconies and panoramic views of the ocean.

ISLE OF PALMS BOARDWALK INN 200 Grand Pavilion Blvd. Isle of Palms, SC 29451 843.886.6000 or 888.778.1876 wilddunes.com The Boardwalk Inn is an intimate island hotel just 150 yards from the beach. Comfortable guestrooms, sparkling pool with upscale cabanas, upscale dining, and friendly staff.

SEASIDE INN - OCEANFRONT HOTEL 1004 Ocean Blvd. Isle of Palms, SC 29451 843.886.7000 seasideinniop.com Newly renovated. Oceanfront on serene Isle of Palms, only 15 minutes from historic downtown Charleston. Step out of your room to the beach. Local seafood restaurants nearby.

THE PALMS OCEANFRONT HOTEL 1126 Ocean Blvd. Isle of Palms, SC 29451 843.886.3003 thepalmshotel.us Located oceanfront on the pristine beaches of Isle of Palms, our hotel is surrounded by area restaurants, shops, and attractions. Just minutes to historic downtown Charleston.

WILD DUNES RESORT 5757 Palm Blvd. Isle of Palms, SC 29451 888.778.1861 wilddunes.com Experience Charleston’s Island Resort, an oceanfront paradise with variety of accommodations, golf, tennis, spa, recreation programs, restaurants and miles of pristine beach.


COMFORT SUITES West of the Ashley 2080 Savannah Hwy Charleston, SC 29407 843-769-9850 choicehotels.com/hotel/sc369

SEASIDE INN Isle of Palms 1004 Ocean Blvd Isle of Palms, SC 29451 843-886-9254 seasideinniop.com

HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS Mt. Pleasant NE 1104 Stockade Lane Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464 843-216-0000 hiexpress.com/mtpleasantus17

HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS Summerville 1657 N Main St Summerville, SC 29486 (843) 873-8900 hiexpress.com/summerville

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KIAWAH ISLAND ANDELL INN 300 Farm Lake View Rd. Kiawah Island, SC 29455 843.793.6050 andellinn.com Kiawah Island’s charming boutique hotel nestled within Freshfields Village. Studio, one & two bedroom plans feature full kitchens and living rooms and luxury accommodations.

THE SANCTUARY AT KIAWAH ISLAND GOLF RESORT One Sanctuary Beach Dr. Kiawah Island, SC 29455 877.683.1234 thesanctuary.com Experience what many consider the finest collection of golf courses in the world at Kiawah Island’s official resort. Resort guests enjoy 10 miles of private beach.

MT. PLEASANT CHARLESTON HARBOR RESORT AND MARINA 20 Patriots Point Rd. Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464 843.856.0028 charlestonharborresort.com Waterfront resort on the Charleston Harbor with full-service marina, Estuary Spa, three restaurants, fitness center, & three pools. Downtown access by trolley or water taxi.

COURTYARD BY MARRIOTT CHARLESTON-MT. PLEASANT 1251 Woodland Ave. Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464 843.284.0900 marriott.com/chscm Located between historic downtown Charleston & area beaches. Close to marvelous dining, shopping, golf & plantations. Perfect for business travel or vacations.

DAYS INN PATRIOTS POINT 261 Johnnie Dodds Blvd. Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464 843.881.1800 daysinn.com Renovated rooms-3M from historic downtown Charleston, 1M to USS Yorktown/Maritime Museum. Pet friendly with fees/policies. Free high speed WI-FI internet/parking/local calls.

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HAMPTON INN & SUITES MT. PLEASANT/ISLE OF PALMS 1104 Isle of Palms Connector Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464 843.856.3900 charlestonmtpleasantisleofpalms. hamptoninn.com The Hampton Inn & Suites Mt. Pleasant-Isle of Palms hotel is near historic Charleston, Isle of Palms beach, and Towne Center Mall. Enjoy our free hot breakfast every morning!

HAMPTON INN MT. PLEASANT PATRIOTS POINT 255 Sessions Way Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464 843.881.3300 charlestonmtpleasantpatriotspoint. hamptoninn.com Nestled at the base of the Ravenel Bridge, we’re located just minutes from downtown, Sullivan’s Island, & great dining at Shem Creek. Come join us - we love having you here!

HILTON GARDEN INN CHARLESTON/MT. PLEASANT 300 Wingo Way Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464 843.606.4600 charlestonmtpleasant.hgi.com Brand new Hilton Garden Inn! Enjoy a cooked to order breakfast and comfortable guest rooms. Take advantage of our rooftop terrace featuring an outdoor pool and fire pit.

HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES CHARLESTON - MOUNT PLEASANT 350 Johnnie Dodds Blvd. Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464 843.375.2600 hiemountpleasant.com Located only minutes from historic Charleston and area beaches, this “green” hotel features an outdoor pool, complimentary Express Start hot breakfast, and high-speed Wi-Fi.

HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES MT. PLEASANT NE 1104 Stockade Lane Mt. Pleasant, SC 29466 843.216.0000 hiexpress.com/mtpleasantus17 Brand new hotel minutes from the beach & downtown Charleston. Complimentary hot breakfast, abundant parking, WIFI, state of the art fitness center, pool & award winning beds.

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HOMEWOOD SUITES BY HILTON MT. PLEASANT

RESIDENCE INN® BY MARRIOTT® CHARLESTON MT. PLEASANT

1998 Riviera Dr. Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464 843.881.6950 charlestonmtpleasant.homewoodsuites.com

1116 Isle of Palms Connector Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464 843.881.1599 marriott.com/chsmp

Located in the heart of Mt. Pleasant, the Homewood Suites boasts spacious suites and close proximity to beaches, area attractions, golf and historic downtown Charleston.

Located in the heart of Mt. Pleasant & adjacent to upscale shopping and dining. Moments from area beaches and historic downtown Charleston. The perfect location to call home.

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SHEM CREEK INN

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

1401 Shrimp Boat Lane Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464 843.881.1000 shemcreekinn.com

Travel like an explorer, stay like a local at the newest boutique hotel in the Lowcountry. Enjoy little touches of luxury in Mt Pleasant. We can’t wait to welcome you!

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Located in Mount Pleasant, SC on the shores of its namesake, Shem Creek Inn offers guests an authentically Lowcountry experience in a now completely renovated space.

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LOCATED MINUTES FROM HISTORIC DOWNTOWN CHARLESTON

• Spacious new suites 25% larger than a standard hotel room • Free full hot breakfast buffet • Free on-site parking • Every suite equipped with a mini-fridge, coffee maker, wet bar and pull out sofa bed

• 2nd floor Rooftop Terrace featuring outdoor heated pool and firepit • 5,400 Sq. Ft. Indoor and Outdoor Function Space, Garden Grille and Bar offering breakfast, dinner and evening room service • All rooms offer a mini refrigerator, microwave and Keurig coffee maker

245 Magrath Darby Blvd. Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464 843.284.5250 Marriott.com/chsmt

300 Wingo Way, Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464 843.606.4600 charlestonmtpleasant.hgi.com

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1218 Belk Drive Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464

1472 Hwy 17 North Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464

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SLEEP INN MT. PLEASANT 299 Wingo Way Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464 843.856.5000 choicehotels.com/south-carolina/mountpleasant/sleep-inn-hotels/sc036 Located minutes from downtown Charleston, Isle of Palms beach, and Waterfront Park. All rooms include a free hot breakfast, wi-fi, microwave & refrigerators. Outdoor pool.

SPRINGHILL SUITES BY MARRIOTT MT. PLEASANT 245 Magrath Darby Blvd. Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464 843.284.5250 marriott.com/chsmt 110 spacious suites located minutes from historic downtown Charleston. Amenities include complimentary breakfast & wi-fi with an outdoor pool, fitness center & meeting room.

TOWNEPLACE SUITES CHARLESTON MT. PLEASANT 1350 Stuart Engals Blvd. Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464 843.936.5555 marriott.com/hotels/travel/chstmtowneplace-suites-charleston-mt-pleasant/ Designed for travelers who want to feel at home and stay productive. Thoughtful service, comfortable spaces and local know-how. We make the new feel familiar.

WYNDHAM GARDEN CHARLESTON MOUNT PLEASANT 1330 Stuart Engals Blvd. Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464 843.352.5100 wyndhamgardenmtpleasant.com/ Elegant accommodations in Mt Pleasant. Located minutes to historic downtown. All non-smoking. 120 guest rooms, including 17 suites. The ideal location for a time well spent.

Patriots Point

RENOVATED ROOMS Three miles from Historic Charleston Minutes from local beaches, golf courses and shopping One mile from Patriot’s Point USS Yorktown/Maritime Museum Every room includes micro-fridge, coffee maker, hair dryer, alarm clock radio, 40” Cable TV, iron and board Outdoor seasonal pool FREE PARKING/FREE LOCAL CALLS/ FREE High-speed WI-FI internet access PET FRIENDLY rooms - with fees and policies (SMOKING ROOMS ONLY, 25lb. limit) Group, AAA, AARP, Corporate and Military discounts 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 17North 261 Johnnie Dodds Blvd., Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464

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If you have to leave home, this is the way to live. • • • • •

Spacious Suites with Full Kitchens Hot Breakfast complimentary every morning Complimentary Evening Social Monday-Thursday Free Wi-Fi in every suite And more!

Whether you’re on the road for 2 nights or 2 weeks, we have everything you need to Be At Home. Homewood Suites by Hilton Charleston – Mount Pleasant 1998 Riviera Dr., Mount Pleasant, SC 29464 843.881.6950 charlestonmtpleasant.homewoodsuites.com EX PL ORECHARL ESTO N.COM


WHERE TO STAY

Travel like an explorer. Stay like a local.

Hotel Indigo Mount Pleasant Opening Spring 2018 250 Johnnie Dodds Blvd Mount Pleasant, SC 29464 843.884.6000

NORTH CHARLESTON ALOFT CHARLESTON AIRPORT AND CONVENTION CENTER 4875 Tanger Outlet Boulevard North Charleston, SC 29418 843.566.7300 alofthotels.com/charleston Modern & fresh with the unique openness of nowalls, no-limit space. Central to the Charleston Area Convention Center & Coliseum, Tanger Outlets and historic Charleston.

COURTYARD BY MARRIOTT NORTH CHARLESTON AIRPORT/COLISEUM 2415 Mall Dr. North Charleston, SC 29406 843.747.9122 or 800.321.2211 marriott.com/chscn It’s a new stay at Courtyard North Charleston hotel. Centrally located between I-26 and I-526, Courtyard is 3 miles from CHS Airport and the North Charleston Coliseum.

CROWNE PLAZA CHARLESTON AIRPORT CONVENTION CENTER 4831 Tanger Outlet Blvd. North Charleston, SC 29418 843.744.4422 crowneplaza.com/charlestonsc Experience lowcountry and high style at North Charleston’s only 4 Diamond AAA hotel. Located near Tanger Outlets and just minutes to historic downtown.

DOUBLETREE BY HILTON NORTH CHARLESTON CONVENTION CENTER 5264 International Blvd. North Charleston, SC 29418 843.576.0300 northcharlestonconventioncenter. doubletree.com Newly renovated with inviting, upscale décor and the chocolate chip cookie welcome. At CHS Airport and convention center, central to everywhere you want to be.

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EMBASSY SUITES BY HILTON CHARLESTON AIRPORT HOTEL & CONVENTION CENTER 5055 International Blvd. North Charleston, SC 29418 843.747.1882 embassysuitescharleston.com

HAMPTON INN & SUITES CHARLESTON UNIVERSITY 2688 Fernwood Dr. North Charleston, SC 29406 843.735.7500 northcharlestonuniversityblvdsuites. hamptoninn.com

The Embassy Suites North Charleston is the perfect place to stay while you explore Charleston. Close to attractions, free breakfast and two-room suites offer a great value.

Located across from Wannamaker Park, 20 minutes to downtown Charleston, 10 minutes to Tanger Outlet Mall and minutes to Northwoods Mall and restaurants. Free breakfast + Wi-Fi

FAIRFIELD INN & SUITES CHARLESTON AIRPORT/ CONVENTION CENTER

HILTON GARDEN INN CHARLESTON AIRPORT

4841 Tanger Outlet Blvd. North Charleston, SC 29418 843.300.3100 or 877.399.6021 marriott.com/chscs Award-winning Marriott hotel conveniently located adjacent to the Tanger Outlets & minutes away from the airport & the Charleston Area Convention Center.

FAIRFIELD INN & SUITES CHARLESTON NORTH/ ASHLEY PHOSPHATE 2540 North Forest Dr. North Charleston, SC 29429 843.725.5400 or 877.399.6021 marriott.com/chsfn Whether you’re traveling for business or pleasure, we provide everything you need to make the most out of your stay, all backed by a name you can believe in: Marriott.

FAIRFIELD INN & SUITES CHARLESTON NORTH/ UNIVERSITY AREA 2600 Elms Center Rd. North Charleston, SC 29406 843.414.2700 or 877.399.6021 marriott.com/chsne Rooms feature king or two double beds, hairdryer, iron/ironing board, coffeemaker. King suites include a sitting area with pullout sofa, minifridge and microwave.

HAMPTON INN & SUITES CHARLESTON AIRPORT 3020 Montague Ave. North Charleston, SC 29418 843.990.5100 charlestonairport.hamptonbyhilton.com 139 locally designed rooms and suites featuring free breakfast, free internet, free CHS airport shuttle, digital key, pool, courtyard and meeting space for up to 80 people.

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5265 International Blvd. North Charleston, SC 29418 843.308.9330 charlestonairport.gardeninn.com Near the airport, Convention Center & Tanger Outlet Center area. Enjoy our Garden Grille, free wi-fi, free parking, area shuttle, extensive meeting space & catering services.

HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES - CHARLESTON AIRPORT & CONVENTION CENTER 3025 W. Montague Ave. North Charleston, SC 29418 843.554.2100 or 888.465.4329 holidayinnexpress.com/charlestonarpt Minutes from the airport, Charleston Convention Center & Coliseum, the newest hotel in the area. Indoor heated saline swimming pool, free breakfast & area shuttle service.

HOMEWOOD SUITES BY HILTON CHARLESTON AIRPORT 5048 International Blvd North Charleston, SC 29418 843.735.5000 charlestonairport.homewoodsuites.com Located 1.5 miles from Charleston International Airport and The Boeing Company. Homewood offers complimentary hot breakfast daily, welcome reception M–Th, internet and more.

HYATT PLACE CHARLESTON AIRPORT/CONVENTION CENTER 3234 West Montague Ave. North Charleston, SC 29418 843.302.8600 charlestonairport.place.hyatt.com Hyatt Place combines style & innovation to create a completely new experience. One that offers an array of services & features designed to meet evolving needs of travelers.

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LOWCOUNTRY HOTELS

DoubleTree by Hilton North Charleston Convention Center

21 Hasell Street Charleston, SC 29401 843.723.1655 ansonboroughinn.com

5264 International Boulevard North Charleston, SC 29418 843.576.0300 northcharlestonconvention center.doubletree.com

3025 West Montague Avenue North Charleston, SC 29418 843.554.2100 holidayinnexpress.com/ charlestonarpt

5265 International Boulevard, North Charleston, SC 29418 843.308.9330 • charlestonairport.stayhgi.com

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NORTH CHARLESTON INN

RESIDENCE INN BY MARRIOTT CHARLESTON AIRPORT

2934 West Montague Ave. North Charleston, SC 29418 843.744.8281 northcharlestoninn.com Located only minutes from Charleston International Airport, North Charleston Coliseum & Performing Arts Center-Convention Center, and only 10 minutes from downtown Charleston.

NORTH CHARLESTON MARRIOTT 4770 Goer Dr. North Charleston, SC 29406 843.747.1900 marriott.com/chsmn

5035 International Blvd. North Charleston, SC 29418 843.266.3434 marriott.com/chsno Newly renovated, all suites property offers guests a full kitchen and living room area, 24-hour shuttle service, free internet, parking, breakfast buffet and evening social.

SLEEP INN CHARLESTON NORTH

Elegant Marriott modern hotel featuring HC Provisions Restaurant and bar. M Club Lounge, outdoor pool, free parking and airport shuttle. Experience a new way of travel!

RESIDENCE INN ASHLEY PHOSPHATE

7435 Northside Dr. North Charleston, SC 29420 843.572.8400 choicehotels.com/sc209 After a multi-million dollar renovation, the doors have opened to invite you into this award-winning Designed to Dream Choice Hotel. Free breakfast, wifi, and business center.

7457 Northside Dr. North Charleston, SC 29420 843.300.3636 marriott.com/CHSCH The Residence Inn Charleston North features spacious studio, one bedroom, and two bedroom suites with full kitchens. The hotel is within walking distance to restaurants.

PERFECTLY POSITIONED FOR BUSINESS AND LEISURE TRAVEL TO CHARLESTON AND THE LOWCOUNTRY Corporate Meetings | Family Reunions | Group Offerings

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HYATT PLACE CHARLESTON AIRPORT/CONVENTION CENTER HOTEL FEATURES & SERVICES • Complimentary Wi-Fi everywhere • Complimentary parking • Complimentary shuttle service within a 5 mile radius, 5am to midnight • Indoor Pool

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GUESTROOM FEATURES • Hyatt Grand Bed™ • 42” flat-panel HDTV • Hyatt Plug Panel™ media center • Cozy Corner sectional sofa-sleeper • Refrigerator and single serve coffee maker • Complimentary breakfast with • Hyatt Place Signature Sandwiches • State of the Art Fitness Center LOCAL ATTRACTIONS • Charleston Area Convention Center Complex • Tanger Outlets • Historic Downtown Charleston • SC Aquarium • Magnolia Plantation • Folly Beach

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TRANSPORTATION • 5 Minutes/2 miles from Charleston Intl Airport • 10 Minutes/8 miles from downtown Charleston • 2 Minutes/1 mile from I 26 & I 526

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STAYBRIDGE SUITES 7329 Mazyck Rd. North Charleston, SC 29406 843.377.4600 staybridge.com/charlestonsc Award winning; designed to provide guests with the comforts of home. Full kitchen, TV, and sofa bed. Complimentary dinner from Mon-Thurs and free hot breakfast daily.

TOWNEPLACE SUITES CHARLESTON AIRPORT/CONVENTION CENTER 5001 Fashion Ave. North Charleston, SC 29418 843.990.7777 towneplacecharleston.com

SUMMERVILLE HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS SUMMERVILLE 1657 North Main St. Summerville, SC 29486 843.873.8900 holiday-inn-express-suitessummerville.business.site/ Brand new hotel in Summerville, a few miles from Charleston. Complimentary hot breakfast, abundant parking, WIFI, state of the art fitness center, pool & award winning beds.

Featuring full kitchens and living areas. Complimentary breakfast & shuttle. Take advantage of our Weber Grill picnic area & secluded outdoor pool. Add life to longer stays!

M AR RI OT T RE D ES I GN ED. Located just minutes from the heart of Charleston. Our newly redesigned next-gen hotel boasts 291 guest rooms featuring luxurious Marriott bedding and amenities. Just off of Interstate 26, we are minutes from local beaches, historic plantations and gardens, shopping and some of the area’s best dining options. Over 11,900 square feet of indoor and outdoor flexible meeting and pre-function space.

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Introducing the newest extended stay hotel in the Tanger Outlet/Convention Center area! This all-suite hotel offers 3 suite types all with full kitchens and spacious living areas. Enjoy longer stays with complimentary breakfast each morning, complimentary wi-fi, parking, and transportation to and from the Charleston International Airport and limited surrounding area. Try not to catch a case of closet envy with The Container Store’s “Elfa Closet” system in each room. You’ll find ventilated shelves, hanging drawers and expandable valet rods.

Get creative and get your grill on with Weber to create the ultimate grilling experience! We will provide the grills, seasonings, utensils and more! We are a pet friendly hotel. Conveniently located right in The Tanger Outlet Mall, the TownePlace Suites is a nice stroll or short drive to many local restaurants and bars, shopping, attractions and entertainment. For intimate meeting needs, TownePlace Suites offers a 500 sq. ft. boardroom for up to 10ppl.

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Philip Simmons, an internationally known blacksmith has over 200 documented gates, balconies, and ornamental iron works at homes all over the city. In 1982, Philip Simmons was named a National Folk Treasure by the Smithsonian, and one of his gates is on display at the American History Museum.

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True Charleston Hospitality in the Historic District

HISTORY & HOSPITALITY

LOCATION & COMFORT

John Rutledge House Inn 800-476-9741 JohnRutledgeHouseInn.com

Kings Courtyard Inn 800-845-6119 KingsCourtyardInn.com

ELEGANCE & LUXURY

RELAXING & REFRESHING

Wentworth Mansion 888-466-1886 WentworthMansion.com

Fulton Lane Inn 800-720-2688 FultonLaneInn.com

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WHERE TO STAY

19 BROAD/JACOBSON BUILDING

BARKSDALE HOUSE INN

19 Broad St. Charleston, SC 29401 843.697.6709 19broad.com

27 George St. Charleston, SC 29401 843.577.4800 or 888.577.4980 barksdalehouse.com

2BR/2BA Apt., 2 Studios-South of Broad-Old & Historic District. Rainbow Row, Waterfront Park, King St., Gibbes, world-class restaurants, Dock St. No car needed. 29401 zip code!

The Barksdale House Inn, built in 1778, is your home away from home while exploring the City of Charleston. Inn offers 14 uniquely decorated rooms and complimentary breakfast.

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ELLIOTT HOUSE INN

32 Charlotte St. Charleston, SC 29403 843.577.3944 charlestoncottage.com

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

Hidden 1820 Kitchen House in historic district’s best street. Gardens, 2 BR/1.5 bath. Like European villa. Beams, exposed brick. Full kitchen, parking, wifi, TV. Stroll to all.

This meticulously restored architectural treasure sits among prominent homes of historic Charleston and is within walking distance to the City Market, galleries, and cuisine.

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FRENCH QUARTER INN

86 Cannon St. Charleston, SC 29403 843.779.7700 86cannon.com Elegant boutique inn opened fall 2016 in a restored 1800’s Charleston single house. Offering luxurious accommodations, curated concierge service, and top-tier amenities.

ANDREW PINCKNEY INN 40 Pinckney St. Charleston, SC 29401 843.937.8800 andrewpinckneyinn.com Within walking distance to the City Market, shops, historic sites and acclaimed restaurants. The rooftop terrace, valet parking and refreshments add to the allure of the inn.

ANSONBOROUGH INN 21 Hasell St. Charleston, SC 29401 843.723.1655 or 800.522.2073 ansonboroughinn.com A delightful AAA 4 Diamond boutique inn located near City Market and Aquarium Wharf. Originally a stationer’s warehouse. Continental breakfast and wine & cheese included.

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166 Church St. Charleston, SC 29401 843.722.1900 fqicharleston.com Charleston’s most awarded luxury inn sits within one of the city’s oldest districts. Offering unparalleled personalized service and attention to every detail.

FULTON LANE INN 202 King St. Charleston, SC 29401 843.720.2600 fultonlaneinn.com A serene, private inn in the historic district. We offer luxurious rooms, complimentary breakfast delivered to your room, and an afternoon wine & cheese reception.

HARBOURVIEW INN 2 Vendue Range Charleston, SC 29401 843.853.8439 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.

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Acclaimed Southern Style at Charleston's Iconic Grande Dame Hotel. WINNER OF TRAVEL + LEISURE’S #1 BEST U.S. SMALL HOTEL AWARD.

PLANTERSINN.COM (843) 722-2345

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THE INN AT MIDDLETON PLACE WHERE TO STAY

4290 Ashley River Rd. Charleston, SC 29414 843.556.0500 or 800.543.4774 theinnatmiddletonplace.com Overlooking the Ashley River, The Inn features delicious breakfast, riverside pool, in-room fireplaces, and complimentary admission to Middleton Place (an $86 value per day).

JOHN RUTLEDGE HOUSE INN 116 Broad St. Charleston, SC 29401 843.723.7999 johnrutledgehouseinn.com Built in 1763 by John Rutledge, signer of the US Constitution, this inn offers guests equal parts celebration and luxurious restoration. Breakfast and afternoon tea included.

An Iconic Hotel Meets Modern Luxury – Overlooking Charleston’s City Market www.andrewpinckneyinn.com 800.505.8983 Complimentary Continental Breakfast Complimentary WiFi Afternoon Rooftop Reception

KING CHARLES INN 237 Meeting St. Charleston, SC 29401 843.723.7451 or 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.

KINGS COURTYARD INN 198 King St. Charleston, SC 29401 843.723.7000 or 800.845.6119 kingscourtyardinn.com Our rooms surround three courtyards and are just steps away from historic homes, gardens and churches. Continental breakfast and afternoon wine and cheese reception included.

MEETING STREET INN 173 Meeting St. Charleston, SC 29401 843.723.1882 or 800.842.8022 meetingstreetinn.com Located near all the best restaurants, shops and visitor attractions. Charming guestrooms with period furnishings and four-poster beds overlooking our garden courtyard.

English heritage and southern hospitality in the heart of Historic Charleston 866.546.4700 • www.kingcharlesinn.com Free Parking Complimentary WiFi

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OLD VILLAGE POST HOUSE INN WHERE TO STAY

101 Pitt St. Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464 843.388.8935 oldvillageposthouse.com Minutes from downtown Charleston & Sullivan’s Island beaches, The Old Village Post House offers 6 unique inn rooms along with delicious dining & gracious hospitality!

PALMER’S PINCKNEY INN 19 Pinckney St. Charleston, SC 29401 843.722.1733 pinckneyinn.com

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The Palmer’s Pinckney Inn has the best location in town! Walk out the front door and you are in the middle of restaurants, shops, tours and carriage rides!

PLANTERS INN 112 N. Market St. Charleston, SC 29401 843.722.2345 plantersinn.com Charleston’s iconic Grande Dame hotel. Elegance in the heart of the Historic District. Named #1 Best U.S. Boutique Hotel by Travel + Leisure. A member of Relais & Châteaux.

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THE QUARTERS ON KING 292 King St. Charleston, SC 29401 843.388.4374 thequartersonking.com Located in the heart of historic downtown Charleston. Our spacious and modern suites feature full kitchens, living areas, and bedrooms that are perfect for large groups.

THE RESTORATION HOTEL 75 Wentworth St. Charleston, SC 29401 843.518.5100 or 877.221.7202 restorationonking.com The Restoration translates Charleston’s vibrant local history and culture into a casually cool, luxurious hospitality experience.

NATURAL On the bluffs of the Ashley River, The Inn is nestled amongst centuries old pine trees and steps away from Middleton Place, home to the Country’s Oldest Landscaped Gardens. This secluded inn is the perfect place to reconnect with nature and history while only a short drive from downtown Charleston.

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THE SPECTATOR HOTEL

WENTWORTH MANSION

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

149 Wentworth St. Charleston, SC 29401 843.853.1886 wentworthmansion.com

The Spectator Hotel, located in historic downtown Charleston, reflects the opulence of the 1920’s. Butler service, on-site lounge and gourmet breakfast delivered to your room.

World class accommodations located in the heart of the Historic District. Rooms have king beds, whirlpools and fireplaces. Breakfast, afternoon reception and parking included.

TWO MEETING STREET INN

ZERO GEORGE

2 Meeting St. Charleston, SC 29401 843.723.7322 twomeetingstreet.com

0 George St. Charleston, SC 29401 843.817.7900 zerogeorge.com

Overlooking Battery Park and the harbor, Charleston’s signature Meeting Street inn showcases curved piazzas, arched columns, Tiffany windows and distinctive turret.

Award-winning luxury boutique hotel featuring contemporary design, Zero Restaurant + Bar, cooking school, concierge, and custom bicycles. Hospitality refined, down to Zero.

Stylishly Comfortable with Southern Hospitality

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The Lowcountry’s true haute-cuisine history is a legacy of enslaved African-American cooks turned caterers and restaurateurs. The city’s first renowned caterer, Sally Seymour, freed in 1795, set up a cook shop on Tradd Street where she influenced and trained a generation.

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THE JASMINE HOUSE

126 Wentworth St. Charleston, SC 29401 843.723.7166 1837bb.com

64 Hasell St. Charleston, SC 29401 843.577.5900 or 800.845.7639 jasminehouseinn.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. Located in historic downtown.

This circa 1843 Greek revival mansion and carriage house offers 11 luxurious guestrooms. The main house & carriage house offer elegance just steps away from the City Market.

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JOHN RUTLEDGE HOUSE INN

21 East Battery Charleston, SC 29401 843.556.0500 or 888.721.7488 21eastbattery.com Privately owned bed & breakfast in what was once the stables, carriage house and slave quarters of Charleston’s historic 1825 Edmondston-Alston House. Newly refurbished.

BARKSDALE HOUSE INN 27 George St. Charleston, SC 29401 843.577.4800 or 888.577.4980 barksdalehouse.com The Barksdale House Inn, built in 1778, is your home away from home while exploring the City of Charleston. Inn offers 14 uniquely decorated rooms and complimentary breakfast.

116 Broad. St. Charleston, SC 29401 843.723.7999 johnrutledgehouseinn.com Built in 1763 by John Rutledge, signer of the US Constitution, this inn offers guests equal parts celebration and luxurious restoration. Breakfast and afternoon tea included.

OLD VILLAGE POST HOUSE INN 101 Pitt St. Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464 843.388.8935 oldvillageposthouse.com Minutes from downtown Charleston & Sullivan’s Island beaches, The Old Village Post House offers 6 unique inn rooms along with delicious dining & gracious hospitality!

BATTERY CARRIAGE HOUSE INN

SARAH CLIFFORD GUEST HOUSE & COTTAGE

20 S. Battery Charleston, SC 29401 843.727.3100 batterycarriagehouse.com

28 Charlotte St. Charleston, SC 29403 843.577.0111 28charlotte.com

A historic carriage house. Elegant Small Hotels says: “This is definitely the right spot for a gracious, relaxing, European-style getaway south of the Mason-Dixon line.”

Luxury guest house in the heart of historic district! 2 bedrooms/2.5 baths-privacy-perfect locationwalk to the best restaurants, activities and sites in downtown Charleston.

BELVEDERE CHARLESTON

TWO MEETING STREET INN

40 Rutledge Ave. Charleston, SC 29401 843.277.1113 belvederecharleston.com

2 Meeting St. Charleston, SC 29401 843.723.7322 twomeetingstreet.com

Exclusive accommodations await our guests in historic downtown Charleston on Colonial Lake. Luxurious 2-bedrooms/2 baths, private living room, dining, kitchen and laundry.

Overlooking Battery Park and the harbor, Charleston’s signature Meeting Street inn showcases curved piazzas, arched columns, Tiffany windows and distinctive turret.

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32 CHARLOTTE STREET COTTAGE

Hidden 1820 Kitchen House in historic district’s best street. Gardens, 2 BR/1.5 bath. Like European villa. Beams, exposed brick. Full kitchen, parking, wifi, TV. Stroll to all.

THE COTTAGES AT CHARLESTON HARBOR 16 Patriots Point Rd. Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464 843.849.2300 866.901.2688 thecottagesoncharlestonharbor.com One of Southern Living’s “Best Places to Stay in Charleston” features a living-room, full kitchen & porch in each two bedroom cottage, only steps away from the water’s edge.

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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. Each sleeps up to eight & features a kitchen, living area, screened porch & river view.

THE LAKE HOUSE AT BULOW 926 Hughes Rd. Johns Island, SC 29455 843.795.4386 charlestoncountyparks.com Beautiful lake view, perfect for vacations and reunions. 3-bedrooms, 15 min. from Charleston, sleeps up to 12, full kitchen, 3½ bathrooms, entertainment area, & fireplace.

SARAH CLIFFORD GUEST HOUSE & COTTAGE 29 Charlotte St. Charleston, SC 29403 843.577.0111 28charlotte.com Luxury guest house in the heart of historic district! 2 bedrooms/2.5 baths-privacy-perfect locationwalk to the best restaurants, activities and sites in downtown Charleston.

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BEACH RESORTS

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“Haint Blue” is a color that ranges from light blue to turquoise and is most commonly seen around doors, windows, and porch ceilings. The Gullah believed the color would prevent evil spirits from entering the home, and this custom is found throughout historic Charleston today.

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THE BEACH CLUB AT CHARLESTON HARBOR RESORT AND MARINA

THE SANCTUARY AT KIAWAH ISLAND GOLF RESORT

20 Patriots Point Rd. Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464 843.856.0028 charlestonharborresort.com/ accommodations/beach-club/

One Sanctuary Beach Dr. Kiawah Island, SC 29455 800.654.2924 or 877.683.1234 kiawahresort.com

A luxury waterfront resort, minutes from downtown Charleston. Leading Hotels of the World. Amenities include: The Estuary Spa, on-site marina, two pools & multiple restaurants.

KIAWAH ISLAND GOLF RESORT One Sanctuary Beach Dr. Kiawah Island, SC 29455 843.768.2121 or 800.576.1585 kiawahresort.com Kiawah Island’s official resort. Resort guests enjoy exclusive benefits along 10 miles of beach and award winning golf, tennis, cuisine, family activities. Call for free guide.

Experience what many consider the finest collection of golf courses in the world at Kiawah Island’s official resort. Resort guests enjoy 10 miles of private beach.

TOWN OF SEABROOK ISLAND 2001 Seabrook Island Rd. Seabrook Island, SC 29455 843.768.9121 townofseabrookisland.org Just miles from Charleston, Seabrook Island features pristine beaches, championship golf courses, horseback riding, a marina and more. Seabrook Island: Make It Uniquely Yours.

WILD DUNES RESORT 5757 Palm Blvd. Isle of Palms, SC 29451 888.845.8920 wilddunes.com Experience Charleston’s island resort, an awardwinning oceanfront paradise offering golf, tennis, spa, recreation programs, restaurants and miles of pristine beach.

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Isle of Palms

With a balanced blend of full-time residents and visitors, the Isle of Palms is a tight knit island community where the beach is the center of activity.

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Crossing the Isle of Palms connector is an amazing experience unto itself. Wide sweeping views of marsh and the intracoastal waterway barely prepare one for the dynamic community that welcomes visitors to the coast of South Carolina. Small neighborhoods tucked between centuries old oak trees transition to the renowned Wild Dunes Resort and its famous golf courses. Front Beach hosts boutique stores and longtime watering holes. As both a residential and vacation community, the Isle of Palms offers amenities including a grocery store, enticing restaurants, and a marina. The unique island lifestyle offers plenty to do at any time of year, allowing visitors to be as active or relaxed as they wish. Whether you are looking for a beach condo, villa, or a spacious house to suit the whole family (even the 4-legged members) let Exclusive Properties or Island Realty find the perfect rental. Beach Resort s

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Sullivan’s Island

Traveling to Sullivan’s Island is a beachfront lesson in Lowcountry history. Beautiful homes that were built a century ago blend seamlessly with new family residences.

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Narrow streets criss-cross the island while winding past historic attractions like Fort Moultrie, where battles were fought during both the Revolutionary and Civil Wars, and it is said, where Edgar Allen Poe penned one of his most famous works. The Sullivan’s Island Lighthouse signals the entrance to Charleston Harbor, where a wide variety of boats and ships glide into the channel from the Atlantic Ocean. After a day in the surf drop in at Mex 1 Coastal Cantina for some tacos + tequila. If you’re craving traditional Lowcountry fare, grab some ‘que outside on the covered porch at Home Team BBQ. EX PL ORECHARL ESTO N.COM


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Folly Beach

The closest beach to downtown Charleston, Folly is absolutely unique and well worth visiting for shopping, eating, socializing or playing in the Atlantic Ocean. The “Edge of America” is quirky, eclectic, laidback, independent and exciting at the same time. This neighborhood is the quintessential beach front town and draws fishermen, surfers and sun worshippers from all over to its beautiful beach, public park and famous pier. Stay oceanfront in contemporary style when you check into Tides Folly Beach hotel. Watching the sunset after listening to bands and dancing the “shag” is commonplace at Folly. The shops, restaurants and e XP Lo re C h a r L e s t o N . C oM

watering holes of Center Street have a little bit of everything for everyone, yet each establishment delights in its ability to embrace the beach lover’s lifestyle. After a day of shop hopping stop in at Rita’s Seaside Grill for lunch or grab a table beachfront at Pier 101.

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Kiawah Island & Seabrook Island

The two southernmost Charleston area barrier islands are Kiawah and Seabrook. The drive from Charleston through a canopy of moss draped oak trees is one of the most scenic in the country, and both islands are well known as vacation destinations for visitors seeking beautiful beaches, top level accommodations and amazing amenities.

Kiawah’s Five Star resort, The Sanctuary, is an astounding facility that provides unobstructed views of the ocean from virtually every corner of the property. The island is well-known as the home to seven championship golf courses and hosted the 2012 PGA Championship. The PGA recently announced that the world famous Ocean Course will also serve as the site for the 2021 PGA Championship, and golfers

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from across the globe travel to this scenic locale to challenge some of the top courses in the country. Seabrook Island is a private residential community and maintains its relaxed, southern identity. Beaches, swimming, golf, tennis and an equestrian center draw visitors from around the country. Perfectly situated between Kiawah and Seabrook is Freshfields Village, a unique town-center mix of shopping and dining, set in a stylish and relaxed outdoor environment. The store lined streets cater to every taste imaginable and are home to nationally renowned brands and local artisans. The outdoor pedestrian village boasts unique

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architecture and beautiful courtyard patios, and with an array of dining options from gourmet coffee to elegant dining Freshfields is a crowd pleaser. Restaurants like Tomasso, and Cherrywood BBQ & Ale House are extremely popular day and night, while La Tela Pizzeria, Red’s Ice House and Forty Eight appeal to the night time epicurean. Recognized for its fun and vibrant atmosphere, the center is host to over 60 events a year including a seasonal farmer’s market, outdoor concerts, cultural performances, and other family-friendly affairs. It’s no wonder Freshfields Village is a gathering place for residents and visitors alike.

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From 1982-2005, Reuben Greenberg served as Charleston’s chief of police. In addition to being the first African-American to hold that position, he was also the city’s first Jewish police chief. During his nationally recognized tenure, he could often be seen on horseback and sometimes roller-skates patrolling the streets of Charleston.

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WHERE TO STAY

CHARLESTON 32 CHARLOTTE STREET COTTAGE 32 Charlotte St. Charleston, SC 29403 843.577.3944 charlestoncottage.com Hidden 1820 Kitchen House in historic district’s best street. Gardens, 2 BR/1.5 bath. Like European villa. Beams, exposed brick. Full kitchen, parking, wifi, TV. Stroll to all.

THE CHARLESTON CHESTNUT MANSION 241 East Bay St. Charleston, SC 29401 786.359.3070 thecharlestonchestnut.com Two highly desirable residences and event venue. Top-notch accommodations, on-site parking, concierge service. Ideal location — quick walk to museums, tours, dining, shopping.

HISTORIC SMALLS ALLEY 77 Spring St. Charleston, SC 29403 843.412.1905 smallsalley.com Experience true southern culture. We strive to make your trip to Charleston feel like you live here, with all the comforts of home, and historic attractions just steps away!

FOLLY BEACH AVOCET PROPERTIES | FOLLY BEACH, SC 38 Center St. Folly Beach, SC 29439 843.588.6699 avocetproperties.net Specializing in vacation rentals on Folly Beach, Avocet Properties provides unparalleled customer service and is the best resource to find your next vacation or event home.

CHARLESTON COAST VACATIONS 888.250.8730 charlestoncoastvacations.com Offering the perfect combination of island luxury and laid-back hospitality, we guarantee exceptional customer service and the best Folly Beach properties!

FRED HOLLAND REALTY 50 Center St. Folly Beach, SC 29439 843.588.2325 fredhollandrealty.com #1 choice for Folly Beach vacation rentals with over 40 years experience. Stay oceanfront for your next vacation or escape from home. We’ll be waiting for you... on the edge!

THE QUARTERS ON KING 292 King St. Charleston, SC 29401 843.388.4374 thequartersonking.com Located in the heart of historic downtown Charleston. Our spacious and modern suites feature full kitchens, living areas, and bedrooms that are perfect for large groups.

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SARAH CLIFFORD GUEST HOUSE 30 Charlotte St. Charleston, SC 29403 843.577.0111 28charlotte.com Luxury guest house in the heart of historic district! 2 bedrooms/2.5 baths-privacy-perfect locationwalk to the best restaurants, activities and sites in downtown Charleston.

EDISTO BEACH EDISTO REALTY 1405 Palmetto Blvd. Edisto Beach, SC 29438 843.869.2527 edistorealty.com The best selection of beachfront, golf course, creek front homes & condos. A sea island destination on one of the few remaining family-oriented, uncrowded & pristine beaches.

Just south of Charleston, Edisto Beach, is one of the few remaining islands on the South Carolina Coast that has escaped commercialization and retained its slow-paced easy going culture. Charleston’s Most Affordable Beach Book Online Vacation Beach Homes & Condos View our full list of rentals and book online at

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ISLE OF PALMS BEACHSIDE VACATIONS 1517 Palm Blvd Isle of Palms, SC 29451 843.886.5586 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.

COASTAL VACATIONS ISLE OF PALMS 1400 Palm Blvd. Isle of Palms, SC 29451 888.250.8730 charlestoncoastvacations.com Since 1989, we’ve offered exclusive vacation rentals on Isle of Palms & Wild Dunes. Now we are the exclusive provider of vacation properties on wild & beautiful Dewees Island!

EAST ISLANDS RENTALS, INC. 29 JC Long Blvd., Ste. 104 Isle of Palms, SC 29451 843.886.0760 866.886.0760 eastislandsrentals.com Specializing in upscale 3-10 BR oceanfront homes w/pools on Isle of Palms. 12 miles from historic downtown Charleston. Call to plan your next family vacation or business trip.

EXCLUSIVE PROPERTIES 1116 Palm Blvd., Ste. A Isle of Palms, SC 29451 843.886.4753 exclusivepropertiesus.com Exclusive homes for the discerning traveler. Personalized concierge services to ensure a stressfree vacation. Our luxury homes have perks like pools,elevators, putting greens.

ISLAND REALTY VACATION RENTALS 1304 Palm Blvd. Isle of Palms, SC 29451 844.424.7052 or 877.587.7629 islandrealty.com Family owned since 1977— explore our diverse portfolio of 350+ properties on Isle of Palms, Wild Dunes, Sullivan’s Island, & Mount Pleasant. Rentals from 1 to 7 bedrooms.

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WILD DUNES RESORT

Isle of Palms Luxury Oceanfront Rentals

5757 Palm Blvd. Isle of Palms, SC 29451 888.845.8920 wilddunes.com Find your ideal vacation rental at Charleston’s island resort, offering the benefits of a private resort experience with exclusive guest privileges and access to amenities.

WYNDHAM VACATION RENTALS ISLE OF PALMS, SULLIVAN’S ISLAND AND WILD DUNES 1400 Palm Blvd. Isle of Palms, SC 29451 877.467.5823 or800.845.2233 wyndhamvacationrentals.com Wyndham Vacation Rentals offers beautiful condos and fully equipped private homes throughout Isle of Palms, Sullivan’s Island and Wild Dunes.

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KIAWAH ISLAND AKERS ELLIS RENTALS 3730 Bohicket Rd. #5 Johns Island, SC 29455 843.768.4545 or 888.909.8110 akersellis.com Our selective portfolio of Kiawah vacation rentals, coupled with our dedication to delivering the best customer service, ensures guests enjoy an unmatched travel experience.

BEACHWALKER RENTALS 140 Gardeners Circle Johns Island, SC 29455 843.768.1777 or 800.334.6308 beachwalker.com Family-owned vacation rental company for 30 years. Over 150 properties available, from scenic 1 bedroom villas to 7 bedroom ocean-view homes on Kiawah & Seabrook Islands.

KIAWAH ISLAND GETAWAYS 4434 Sea Forest Dr. Johns Island, SC 29455 843.343.7215 kiawahislandgetaways.com Boutique vacation rental company specializing in exceptional oceanfront and beachside properties with excellent service. We make your vacation experience first-class and fun!

KIAWAH ISLAND GOLF RESORT One Sanctuary Beach Dr. Kiawah Island, SC 29455 843.768.2121 or 800.576.1585 kiawahresort.com 5 Star Sanctuary Hotel. Villas and homes. 5 championship golf courses, 10 miles pristine beach, pools, tennis, dining, family nature programs. Call for a free Travel Planner.

PAM HARRINGTON EXCLUSIVES 4343 Betsy Kerrison Pkwy. Johns Island, SC 29455 800.845.6966 pamharringtonexclusives.com/kiawah Select private homes & villas with access to 10 miles of private beach, award-winning golf, tennis, boutique shops, fine dining, & eco activities the entire family can enjoy.

WYNDHAM VACATION RENTALS KIAWAH ISLAND 115 Freshfields Dr. Kiawah Island, SC 29455 877.467.5823 or 800.845.2233 wyndhamvacationrentals.com Choose from our large selection of condos and private home rentals featuring a wide variety of amenities and stunning views on Kiawah Island.

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SEABROOK ISLAND SEABROOK EXCLUSIVES 4343 Betsy Kerrison Parkway Johns Island, SC 29455 843.768.0808 pamharringtonexclusives.com/seabrook Luxury vacation rental homes and villas with resort amenities on Seabrook Island. Peruse our oceanfront homes, golf view cottages and marsh front town homes. Pet friendly!

FAMILY VACATION HOMES AND CONDOMINIUMS Isle of Palms - Sullivans Island Wild Dunes Resort For Best Rates Call Us On The Island: 888-722-4847 beachsidevacations.com 1517-D Isle of Palms SC 29451

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WYNDHAM VACATION RENTALS SEABROOK ISLAND 115 Freshfields Dr. Seabrook Island, SC 29455 877.467.5823 or 800.845.2233 wyndhamvacationrentals.com Wyndham Vacation Rentals provides a variety of condos and private homes on Seabrook Island-just 30 minutes away from downtown Charleston!

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What to See & Do Aquarium & Parks 96 Historic Forts 100 Historic Homes & Buildings 102 Historic Houses of Worship 108 Museums 112 Plantations & Gardens 118 Tours 126 Recreation 154 Golf 164 Sports 174 Cultural Activities 180 Shopping 190 Beauty & Spas 212

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Gullah (pronounced GULL-uh) is a creole language developed by enslaved Africans living along the coast of North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia. It is also the name given to the people who speak the language.

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AQUARIUM SOUTH CAROLINA AQUARIUM 100 Aquarium Wharf Charleston, SC 29401 843.577.3474 or 800.722.6455 scaquarium.org Charleston’s #1 family attraction! Come faceto-face with over 5000 amazing animals. Touch sharks and rays, and experience the state’s only Sea Turtle Hospital.

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CAW CAW INTERPRETIVE CENTER 5200 Savannah Highway (US 17 South) Ravenel, SC 29470 843.762.8015 charlestoncountyparks.com

FOLLY BEACH PIER 101 E Arctic Ave. Folly Beach, SC 29439 843.762.9516 charlestoncountyparks.com Great saltwater fishing, walking, birding, dining, shopping, and breathtaking views. Special events held seasonally. Visit our website for amenities/ fees/hours of operation.

FORT SUMTER NATIONAL MONUMENT Charleston Harbor 843.883.3123 nps.gov/fosu Situated on an island at the entrance to Charleston Harbor, Fort Sumter is where the American Civil War started on April 12, 1861. The fort is accessible only by boat.

HAMPTON PARK

Rich in natural, cultural & historical resources; miles of trails, elevated boardwalks & former rice fields. Favored habitat for rare wildlife. Dogs & bicycles not permitted.

30 Mary Murray Blvd. Charleston, SC 843.724.7327 charleston-sc.gov

CHARLES PINCKNEY NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE

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.

1254 Long Point Rd. Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464 843.881.5516 nps.gov/chpi A plantation relic once owned by a Founding Father is a National Park Service site. Enjoy the grounds, historic cottage, exhibits, film, museum shop, and programs. Free entry.

CHARLES TOWNE LANDING STATE HISTORIC SITE 1500 Old Towne Rd. (Hwy. 171) Charleston, SC 29407 843.852.4200 charlestownelanding.travel Begin your Charleston experience where English settlers established the first permanent European colony in Carolina. See a 17th-century tall ship replica, cannons and a zoo!

FOLLY BEACH COUNTY PARK 1100 W. Ashley Ave. Folly Beach, SC 29439 843.762.9960 charlestoncountyparks.com Located on the west end of the island, situated between the Atlantic Ocean and the Folly River. Lifeguards on duty seasonally. Visit our website for amenities/fees/hours.

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HISTORIC CHARLESTON BATTERY/ WHITEPOINT GARDENS Murray Boulevard and East Battery Charleston, SC 29401 843.724.7327 This peaceful park offers unprecedented views of Charleston Harbor and Fort Sumter. A look back across the street promises fantastic images of beautiful Charleston mansions.

ISLE OF PALMS COUNTY PARK 1 14th Ave. Isle of Palms, SC 29451 843.762.9957 charlestoncountyparks.com Lifeguards on duty seasonally along designated swimming area. Located at the foot of the Isle of Palms Connector. Visit our website for amenities/ gate fees/hours of operation.

JAMES ISLAND COUNTY PARK 871 Riverland Dr. Charleston, SC 29412 843.795.7275 charlestoncountyparks.com 643-acres, paved walking/biking trails, seasonal spray play fountain, off-leash dog park, picnic spots with grills. Visit our website for amenities/ fees/hours of operation.

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PALMETTO ISLANDS COUNTY PARK

2662 Mullet Hall Rd. Johns Island, SC 29455 843.762.9965 charlestoncountyparks.com

444 Needlerush Pkwy. Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464 843.884.0832 charlestoncountyparks.com

20 miles of winding trails, perfect for riders of all ages and abilities. Riding lessons/rentals/ boarding not offered. Visit our website for information/hours of operation.

943-acre park with off-leash dog park, biking/ walking trails, boardwalks, paddle boats, picnic sites with grills. Visit our website for amenities/ fees/hours of operation.

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SHEM CREEK PARK

8 Beachwalker Dr. Kiawah Island, SC 29455 843.762.9964 charlestoncountyparks.com

Coleman Blvd. at Shem Creek Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464 843.884.8517 tompsc.com

Offers the only public beach access on Kiawah Island. Lifeguards on duty seasonally along designated swimming area. Visit our website for amenities, fees & hours of operation.

In Mt. Pleasant on Shem Creek. A float dock is available for mooring day trippers or board a water taxi. Take a leisurely stroll & view shrimp trawlers along the boardwalk.

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WANNAMAKER COUNTY PARK

325 Country Club Dr. Charleston, SC 29412 843.762.9514 charlestoncountyparks.com Established in 1851. An important Gullah/Geechee heritage site, carefully preserved in recognition of generations of enslaved people & its cultural & historical significance.

MOUNT PLEASANT MEMORIAL WATERFRONT PARK 99 Harry M. Hallman, Jr. Blvd. Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464 843.884.8517 comeonovermp.com Located at the foot of the Ravenel Bridge & Mt. Pleasant Pier. Offering a visitor center/reception facility, Sweetgrass Cultural Arts Pavilion, war memorial & playground.

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JOHNS ISLAND COUNTY PARK

8888 University Blvd. (Hwy 78) North Charleston, SC 29406 843.572.7275 charlestoncountyparks.com Paved walking/biking trails, seasonal sprinkler area, off-leash dog park, playgrounds, picnic sites with grills. Visit our website for amenities/ fees/hours of operation.

WATERFRONT PARK Vendue Range and Concord St. Charleston, SC 29401 843.724.7327 charlestonparksconservancy.org This park is an eight-acre linear park and pier along the Charleston Harbor entry. The park masterfully combines spectacular fountains, spacious lawns, intimate gardens.

MOUNT PLEASANT PIER 71 Harry M. Hallman, Jr. Blvd. Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464 843.762.9946 charlestoncountyparks.com Enjoy beautiful views at this 1250-ft pier that features the River Watch Cafe & Gift Shop, tackle sales & rod rentals. Visit our website for amenities/ fees/hours of operation.

NORTH CHARLESTON RIVERFRONT PARK 1001 Everglades Dr. North Charleston, SC 29405 843.740.5854 northcharleston.org Overlooking the Cooper River, featuring performance pavilion, expansive lawn, picnic shelter, acres of walking paths, playground, fishing pier, dog park, and play fountain.

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Gullah is a blend of different African ethnic groups and tribes. Upon arriving in America, common African customs began to merge with English language and customs to create a unique transcontinental culture.

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COLONIAL DORCHESTER STATE HISTORIC SITE

FORT SUMTER NATIONAL MONUMENT

20 mi. NW Charleston, off Hwy. 642 Summerville, SC 29485 843.873.1740

Charleston Harbor 843.883.3123 nps.gov/fosu

Settled in 1696 on a high bluff of the Ashley River. Visit the ruins of Fort Dorchester, old St. George’s Church, and interesting archaeological excavations & more!

Situated on an island at the entrance to Charleston Harbor, Fort Sumter is where the American Civil War started on April 12, 1861. The fort is accessible only by boat.

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FORT SUMTER VISITOR EDUCATION CENTER AT LIBERTY SQUARE

1214 Middle St. Sullivan’s Island, SC 29482 843.883.3123 nps.gov/fosu

This National Park Service site is the primary departure point for visitors to Fort Sumter. Exhibits provide an overview of events leading up to the Civil War. Free admission.

FORT SUMTER NATIONAL MONUMENT Experience where the Civil War began!

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The National Park Service explains and preserves the evolution of seacoast defense from one of the first decisive victories in the American Revolution through World War II.

340 Concord St. Charleston, SC 29401 843.883.3123 nps.gov/fosu


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Master carpenter Richard Holloway came to Charleston as a freed person of color. He built his own home on the now vacant triangle of land across from 20 Beaufain Street where his family lived on premises for over 100 years, leading their community and running a school for free people of color.

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AIKEN-RHETT HOUSE

THE CITADEL MUSEUM

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

171 Moultrie St. Charleston, SC 29403 843.953.6845 citadel.edu/root/eventmanagement

City’s most intact antebellum urban complex (c. 1820). Historic interiors, surviving virtually unaltered since 1858, have been conserved & stabilized. Many original objects.

Museum portrays the history of the school from 1842 to present with photographs, uniforms and archival documents. Dress Parade at 3:45pm every Friday during the academic year.

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125 Bull St. Charleston, SC 29424 843.953.7609 avery.cofc.edu Reading room, archives & walk-in tours. 1990 Carolopolis Award. Beautifully restored facility, site of former Avery School built in 1865. Tour includes exhibits & archives.

CALHOUN MANSION 16 Meeting St. Charleston, SC 29401 843.722.8205 calhounmansion.net Charleston’s largest private home & house museum, with exquisite gardens and a vast collection of fine and decorative arts. An unequaled, Tiffany decorated, Gilded Age gem.

CHARLES PINCKNEY NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE 1254 Long Point Rd. Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464 nps.gov/chpi/index.htm A plantation relic once owned by a Founding Father is a National Park Service site. Enjoy the grounds, historic cottage, exhibits, film, museum shop, and programs. Free entry.

CHARLESTON CITY MARKET Market St. between Meeting and East Bay Sts. Charleston, SC 29401 thecharlestoncitymarket.com 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.

THE CHARLESTON LIBRARY SOCIETY 164 King St. Charleston, SC 29401 843.723.9912 charlestonlibrarysociety.org

St. Philip and George Sts. Charleston, SC 29401 843.953.5507 cofc.edu Founded in 1770, the first municipal college in America was built in 1724. Present main building designed by eminent Philadelphia architect William Strickland, built 1828.

DRAYTON HALL 3380 Ashley River Rd. Charleston, SC 29414 843.769.2600 draytonhall.org America’s oldest preserved plantation house still open to the public. Admission includes house tour, Connections program, African-American cemetery, nature walks, and more.

EDMONDSTON-ALSTON HOUSE 21 East Battery Charleston, SC 29401 843.722.7171 edmondstonalston.com Dating to 1825, step into a world of Antebellum elegance & style. See furniture, silver & paintings original to the Alston family. View the harbor from the 2nd-floor piazza.

HEYWARD-WASHINGTON HOUSE 87 Church St. Charleston, SC 29401 843.722.2996 charlestonmuseum.org Charleston’s Revolutionary War house was the townhome of Thomas Heyward, Jr., signer of the Declaration of Independence, and now features remarkable Charleston-made furniture.

Paved the way for the founding of the College of Charleston in 1770. Providing core collection of artifacts for the founding of the Charleston Museum.

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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,” home to Spoleto Festival USA and Moja Arts Festival. Charleston Stage the theatre company in residence presents a full season of plays each year.

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

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Built in 1803, the Joseph Manigault House is an exceptional example of Federal period architecture with a remarkable collection of early 19th century furnishings.

MIDDLETON PLACE HOUSE MUSEUM 4300 Ashley River Rd. Charleston, SC 29414 843.556.6020 800.543.4774 middletonplace.org Built in 1755, the House Museum collection interprets generations of the Middleton family: rice planters who helped shape the U.S. from its founding through the Civil War.

MORRIS ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE

THE POWDER MAGAZINE

savethelight.org

79 Cumberland St. Charleston, SC 29401 843.722.3767 nscda.org/museums/southcarolina.htm

Located off of Folly Beach and an ecologically and historically sensitive barrier island. Recognized as a top 100 cultural site in SC by the Heritage Trust Program Board.

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, period antiques & a magnificent free-flying staircase. Set amid spacious lush gardens.

OLD EXCHANGE AND PROVOST DUNGEON 122 East Bay St. Charleston, SC 29401 843.727.2165 oldexchange.org

Oldest public building in the Carolinas. Replaced by a newer magazine in 1748, it served effectively until the American Revolution. Now open as a National Historic Landmark.

SOUTH CAROLINA HISTORICAL SOCIETY 100 Meeting St. Charleston, SC 29401 843.723.3225 schistory.org Founded in 1855, the state’s oldest and largest historical society invites researchers to explore its vast research library and nationally renowned archival collections.

Built in 1771, American Patriots were held prisoner here during the War of Americas’ Independence. One of the 3 most historically significant buildings of colonial America.

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Drayton Hall is America’s oldest unrestored plantation house still open to the public and its earliest example of fully executed Palladian architecture. Join us in 2018 as we celebrate the opening of new visitor facilities and exhibit our internationally significant museum collection for the first time.

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Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church is the oldest A.M.E. church in the South and often referred to as Mother Emanuel. With a capacity of 2,500, it is among Charleston’s largest black churches and boasts original features including the altar, communion rail, pews, and light fixtures.

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FAITH & HISTORY

The Holy City When you look out over the Charleston skyline, you see a horizon dotted with steeples and palmetto trees. Stand in almost any spot on the Lower Peninsula and you will hear a heavenly symphony of church bells on Sunday mornings, and finding a sanctuary to explore is as simple as taking a leisurely stroll along the sidewalks. With over 400 places of worship, of different denominations throughout the city, and a long history of religious tolerance, it’s easy to see why Charleston truly is “The Holy City.”


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CATHEDRAL OF ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST

THE OLD BETHEL METHODIST CHURCH

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

222 Calhoun St., Charleston, SC 29401 843.722.3470 umc.org

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

THE OLD ST. ANDREWS PARISH CHURCH 2604 Ashley River Rd., Charleston, SC 29414 843.766.1541 oldstandrews.org

REDEEMER PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

CIRCULAR CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH

43 Wentworth St., Charleston, SC 29401 843.724.1164 redeemer-charleston.org

150 Meeting St., Charleston, SC 29401 843.577.6400 circularchurch.org

ST. ANDREW’S CHURCH

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH

FIRST (SCOTS) PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 53 Meeting St., Charleston, SC 29401 843.722.8882 first-scots.org

THE FRENCH PROTESTANT (HUGUENOT) CHURCH 136 Church St.; mailing address: 44 Queen St., Charleston, SC 29401 843.722.4385 huguenot-church.org

GRACE CHURCH CATHEDRAL (EPISCOPAL) 98 Wentworth St., Charleston, SC 29401 843.723.4575 gracechurchcharleston.org

GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH OF THE HOLY TRINITY 30 Race St., Charleston, SC 29403 843.722.2331

KAHAL KADOSH BETH ELOHIM SYNAGOGUE

ST. JOHANNES LUTHERAN CHURCH 48 Hasell St., Charleston, SC 29401 843.722.8906 stjohanneschurch.org

ST. JOHN’S LUTHERAN CHURCH 5 Clifford St., Charleston, SC 29401 843.723.2426 stjohnscharleston.org

ST. MARY’S ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH 89 Hasell St., Charleston, SC 29401 843.722.7696 catholic-doc.org/saintmarys

ST. MATTHEW’S LUTHERAN CHURCH 405 King St., Charleston, SC 29403 843.723.1611 smlccharleston.org

ST. MICHAEL’S CHURCH 14 St. Michael’s Alley (corner of Meeting and Broad Sts.), Charleston, SC 29401 843.723.0603 stmichaelschurch.net

ST. PHILIP’S CHURCH 142 Church St., Charleston, SC 29401 843.722.7734 stphilipschurchsc.org

90 Hasell St., Charleston, SC 29401 843.723.1090 kkbe.org

THE SECOND PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

MORRIS BROWN A.M.E. CHURCH

342 Meeting St. (Meeting at Charlotte St.), Charleston, SC 29403 843.723.9237 2ndpc.org

13 Morris St., Charleston, SC 29403 843.723.1961 morrisbrownamechurch.org

EMANUEL A.M.E. CHURCH 110 Calhoun St., Charleston, SC 29403 (east of Meeting St.) 843.722.2561 emanuelamechurch.org

MT. ZION A.M.E. CHURCH 5 Glebe St., Charleston, SC 29401 843.722.8118 mtzioncharlestoname.org

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61 Church St., Charleston, SC 29401 843.722.3896 fbcharleston.org

440 Whilden St., Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464 843.884.6169 wearestandrews.com

TRINITY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 273 Meeting St., Charleston, SC 29401 843.722.8449 trinityumccharleston.com

THE UNITARIAN CHURCH IN CHARLESTON 4 Archdale St., Charleston, SC 29401 843.723.4617 charlestonuu.org

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The Old Slave Mart opened in 1859, and it was in this building where slaves were sold at auction. At the end of the Civil War the building was renovated into a two-story tenant dwelling, and by 1938 the site was sold and reopened as the Slave Mart Museum, the oldest museum of slave artifacts in America.

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The Charleston Museum

Our StOry StartS Here and its historic houses

360 Meeting Street

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CALHOUN MANSION

THE CITADEL MUSEUM

16 Meeting St. Charleston, SC 29401 843.722.8205 calhounmansion.net

On the Ashley River near Hampton Park Charleston, SC 29409 843.953.6845 citadel.edu/root/eventmanagement

Charleston’s largest private home & house museum, with exquisite gardens and a vast collection of fine and decorative arts. An unequaled, Tiffany decorated, Gilded Age gem.

Museum portrays the history of the school from 1842 to present with photographs, uniforms and archival documents. Dress Parade at 3:45pm every Friday during the academic year.

THE CHARLESTON MUSEUM

THE CITY HALL GALLERY

360 Meeting St. Charleston, SC 29403 843.722.2996 charlestonmuseum.org

80 Broad St. Charleston, SC 29402 charlestoncity.info

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The Museum’s outstanding collection tells the story of the Lowcountry, addressing everything from early southern culture and decorative arts to military and natural history.

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 an art room, allow your children to explore the arts, sciences and humanities through play.

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Located in the Council Chamber of 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 843.723.1541 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 memorabilia.

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NAVAL & MARITIME

MUSEUM USS YORKTOWN AIRCRAFT CARRIER MEDAL OF HONOR MUSEUM 28 HISTORIC AIRCRAFT VIETNAM EXPERIENCE EXHIBIT

JUST 5 MINUTES FROM DOWNTOWN CHARLESTON ON THE HARBOR

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CONGRESSIONAL MEDAL OF HONOR MUSEUM 40 Patriots Point Rd. Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464 843.884.2727 patriotspoint.org/explore_museum/medal_ of_honor_museum/ The Congressional Medal of Honor Museum tells the stories of brave Americans who displayed remarkable courage. Detailing 8 eras of Medal of Honor history.

DRAYTON HALL

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3380 Ashley River Rd. Charleston, SC 29414 843.769.2600 draytonhall.org America’s oldest preserved plantation house still open to the public. Admission includes house tour, Connections program, African-American cemetery, nature walks, and more.

FORT SUMTER TOURS 340 Concord St. Charleston, SC 29401 843.881.7337 fortsumtertours.com Experience where the Civil War began! Fort Sumter Tours provides the only tour with a stop at the fort. Boats depart daily from downtown Charleston and Patriots Point.

GIBBES MUSEUM OF ART 135 Meeting St. Charleston, SC 29401 843.722.2706 gibbesmuseum.org Experience Charleston’s history through art! Come face-to-face with stories of the Lowcountry as seen through painting, miniature portraiture, sculpture, photography & more!

HALSEY INSTITUTE OF CONTEMPORARY ART 161 Calhoun St. Charleston, SC 29401 843.953.4422 halsey.cofc.edu On the campus of the College of Charleston, the Halsey Institute presents innovative and adventurous art from all over the world in an accessible and engaging setting.

KARPELES MANUSCRIPT MUSEUM 68 Spring St. Charleston, SC 29403 843.853.4651 Housing the largest private collection of historically significant manuscripts in the world (more than 1 million). Philanthropist David Karpeles supported museum. Free.

MUSEUM MILE charlestonmuseummile.org Mile long corridor stretches along Meeting Street from Visitor Center to the Nathaniel Russell House. Comprehensive array of historical and cultural attractions in Charleston.

THE NORTH CHARLESTON FIRE MUSEUM & EDUCATIONAL CENTER

NEW MUSEUM OPENING SUMMER 2018 South Carolina: The People, The Place, The Promise

4975 Centre Pointe Dr. North Charleston, SC 29418 843.740.5550 northcharlestonfiremuseum.org The North Charleston and American LaFrance Fire Museum and Education Center blends history and hands-on education into an unforgettable experience for the entire family.

A state-of-the-art museum with interactive exhibits that showcase 300+ years of South Carolina history, culture, arts and more in the fully-restored Fireproof Building!

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OLD SLAVE MART MUSEUM

POSTAL MUSEUM

6 Chalmers St. Charleston, SC 29403 843.958.6467 charlestoncity.info

Corner of Meeting and Broad Sts. Charleston, SC 29401 843.868.8118

Learn the story of Charleston’s role in the interstate slave trade by focusing on the history of this particular building & site and the slave sales that occurred here.

PATRIOTS POINT NAVAL & MARITIME MUSEUM 40 Patriots Point Rd. Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464 843.884.2727 patriotspoint.org Walk in the steps of heroes at Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum, home of the USS YORKTOWN. See three vessels, the Medal of Honor Museum, the Vietnam Experience and more.

Charleston’s postal history. The Post Office Building circa 1896 at Meeting & Broad is the oldest continuously operated post office in the Carolinas.

SOUTH CAROLINA HISTORICAL SOCIETY 100 Meeting St. Charleston, SC 29401 843.723.3225 schistory.org Founded in 1855, the South Carolina Historical Society is the state’s largest archival collection of SC history. A new museum opens in the restored Fireproof Building in 2018.

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. E XP LO REC H A R L E S T O N . C OM

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in 2006, Congress created the Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor that extends from wilmington, North Carolina to Jacksonville, Florida. Managed by the National Park Service, the Corridor is designed to preserve Gullah history.

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BOONE HALL PLANTATION 1235 Long Point Rd. Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464 843.884.4371 boonehallplantation.com Boone Hall Plantation has been recognized as the #1 plantation in the Charleston area according to USA Today’s 10BEST and is a “must see” according to NBC Daytime Television.

CHARLES PINCKNEY NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE

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1254 Long Point Rd. Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464 843.881.5516 nps.gov/chpi A plantation relic once owned by a Founding Father is a National Park Service site. Enjoy the grounds, historic cottage, exhibits, film, museum shop, and programs. Free entry.

CHARLESTON TEA PLANTATION 6617 Maybank Hwy. Wadmalaw Island, SC 29487 843.559.0383 888.244.3569 charlestonteaplantation.com Visit for a fun and educational one-of-a-kind experience. See & hear how tea is grown and made. Free Factory Tour, unique Gift Shop, great views and all the tea you can drink!

DRAYTON HALL 3380 Ashley River Rd. Charleston, SC 29414 843.769.2600 draytonhall.org America’s oldest preserved plantation house still open to the public. Admission includes house tour, Connections program, African-American cemetery, nature walks, and more.

MAGNOLIA PLANTATION & GARDENS 3550 Ashley River Rd. Charleston, SC 29414 843.571.1266 magnoliaplantation.com Come see why Magnolia is SC’s “Most Visited Plantation” and why Magnolia is the only garden in South Carolina selected as one of “America’s Most Beautiful Gardens.”

MCLEOD PLANTATION HISTORIC SITE 325 Country Club Dr. Charleston, SC 29412 843.762.9514 charlestoncountyparks.com Established in 1851. An important Gullah/Geechee heritage site, carefully preserved in recognition of generations of enslaved people & its cultural & historical significance.

MIDDLETON PLACE 4300 Ashley River Rd. Charleston, SC 29414 843.556.6020 or 800.543.4774 middletonplace.org Explore the geometric precision of America’s oldest landscaped Gardens, the original House Museum’s collection, and the artistry of skilled craftspeople in the Stableyards!

MRS. WHALEY’S GARDEN 58 Church St. Charleston, SC 29401 919.920.2752 paulsaylors.com Tour at your leisure or make an appointment with head gardener, Paul Saylors, the Gentleman Gardener. New York Times bestselling memoir, Mrs. Whaley and Her Charleston Garden.

HAMPTON PLANTATION STATE HISTORIC SITE

SCULPTURE IN THE SOUTH

1950 Rutledge Rd. McClellanville, SC 29458 843.546.9361 discoversouthcarolina.com/stateparks

PO Box 1030 Summerville, SC 29484 843.851.7800 sculptureinthesouth.com

Visit a picturesque plantation. Grounds contain former rice fields, gardens, and mansion. Located between Charleston and Myrtle Beach. Mansion tours available.

Sculpture in the South promotes the appreciation of sculpture through education and the creation of an accessible public sculpture collection enhancing our community.

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Unearth South Carolina’s rich history, and experience the Lowcountry as it was hundreds of years ago at Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site. Just off the Ashley River, this state park introduces visitors to Colonial Charleston through hands-on exhibits, history trails, a 17th-century trading ship replica and the Animal Forest—a natural habitat zoo featuring animals native to South Carolina in the 1600s. Explore Charles Towne Landing, and see a different side of the Charleston you think you know.

Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site 1500 Old Towne Road • Charleston, SC 29407 843.852.4200 • CharlesTowne@scprt.com CharlesTowneLanding.travel


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In Bloom Charleston From the pale apricot of the Noisette Rose and the delicate blue and lavendar of hydrangeas, to the rich pinks and reds of camellia, Charleston is awash in color throughout the year.

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IN BLOOM

JANUARY

JULY

Camellia Japonica, Pansies, Crocus

Sourwood Trees, Day Lilies, Annuals, Spiderwort, Abelia, Crepe Myrtles, Gerberas, Old Roses, Rugosa Roses, Yellow Cannas, Crinum Lilies, Mist Flower, Elephant Toes, Water Willow

FEBRUARY Hyacinths, Star Magnolias, Winter Jessamine, Wisteria, Narcissus, Lady Banks Rose, Daphne Odora, Yellow Jessamine

MARCH Dogwoods, Azaleas, Cherokee Roses, Camellias, Pansies, Red Maples, Snow Drops, Sweet Flags, Violets, Lilies

APRIL Azaleas, Dogwoods, Camellias, Sweet Bay Magnolias, Iris, Magnolia Grandiflora

AUGUST Yucca, Crinum Lilies, Gerberas, Abelia, Spiderwort, Hydrangeas, Pink Cannas, Old Roses, Rugosa Roses, Annuals, Crepe Myrtles, Eupatorium

SEPTEMBER Crepe Myrtles, Annuals, Day Lilies, Old Roses, Pink Cannas, Spiderwort, Gerberas, Yucca, Yellow Cannas, Spider Lilies

MAY

OCTOBER

Magnolia Grandiflora, Mountain Laurel, Mimosa, American Holly, Rugosa Roses,

Camellia Sasanqua, Annuals, Old Roses, Hydrangeas, Pampas Grass

Pink Cannas, White Lilies, Banana Shrubs, Red Anise, Antique Roses

JUNE Day Lilies, Yellow Cannas, Old Roses, Annuals, Spiderwort, Pinckneya, Freesia, Golden Rain Trees, Rugosa Roses, Magnolias, Hydrangeas, Water Lily

NOVEMBER Camellia Sasanqua, Pansies, Roses, Pampas Grass

DECEMBER Camellia Sasanqua, Camellia Japonica, Pansies, Tea Olive, Paper Whites

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TOURS

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Contrary to popular myth, slaves were never sold at The City Market. The property was deeded to the City of Charleston by the prominent Pinckney family to be used as a public marketplace, with the stipulation that the property reverts to any living Pinckney heir if used for any other purpose.

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Charleston Harbor Tour The ONLY Harbor Tour offering live narration by a Licensed Tour Guide Cruise by 75 points of historic interest like Fort Sumter, USS Yorktown and the famous Charleston Battery. Enjoy a relaxing 90 minute tour narrated by a Licensed Tour Guide. Let our Guides bring history to life and get the story behind the history! Departs from Aquarium Wharf in downtown Charleston & Patriots Point in Mt. Pleasant No hidden booking fees Charleston grown & owned since 1961

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HISTORY

African-American Influence and Gullah Culture The story of Charleston can only be fully understood by exploring the African-American influence on the area’s history, customs and traditions. The contributions of the enslaved population extended to every facet of colonial and antebellum life, both urban and rural.

Many scholars argue that the African-American experience in North America began here due to the large number of enslaved Africans who entered this country through the port of Charleston. For more than 300 years, the Lowcountry has been profoundly influenced by the linguistic, artistic and culinary contributions of Africans and AfricanAmericans. Charleston takes great pride in preserving and sharing its unique Gullah culture and heritage, and eagerly anticipates the 2019 128

opening of the International African American Museum! Gullah tours delve deeply into the rich culture of the African-American community. A highlight is to see the artistry of sweetgrass basket making, an intricate craft that has been handed down through the generations for hundreds of years. This craft is the focal point of the annual Sweetgrass Cultural Arts Festival, an annual celebration of Gullah culture held on the first Saturday of June at Mt. Pleasant Memorial Waterfront Park.

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

Learn more about our fascinating African-American heritage. Visit AfricanAmericanCharleston.com


AFRICAN AMERICAN TOURS ABOVE CALHOUN TOURS 843.475.7480 abovecalhoun.com History walking tour in Upper King area. Starts at Kudu Coffee, 4 Vanderhorst. Charleston Museum entry included. Black leaders, educators, churches, slavery, & civil rights.

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4300 Ashley River Rd. Charleston, SC 29414 843.556.6020 or 800.543.4774 middletonplace.org Powerful storytelling guides visitors through a deep exploration of domestic life, labor, and spirituality through the lens of the enslaved community at Middleton Place.

DRAYTON HALL 3380 Ashley River Rd. Charleston, SC 29414 843.769.2600 draytonhall.org America’s oldest preserved plantation house still open to the public. Admission includes house tour, Connections program, African-American cemetery, nature walks, and more.

FRANKLY CHARLESTON LLC PO Box 42402 North Charleston, SC 29423 843.834.2003 franklycharleston.com Frankly Charleston explores the rich black history of Charleston. Our tour will allow you to learn of Africans’ journey and many contributions. Call or email for reservations.

GULLAH TOURS 375 Meeting St. Charleston, SC 29403 843.763.7551 gullahtours.com Explore the sites relevant to the culture & traditions of the African-Americans’ history in Charleston. Given by a Gullah speaking Charlestonian whose relatives were slaves.

MAGNOLIA PLANTATION & GARDENS

SITES & 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.

SLAVERY TO FREEDOM TOUR WITH CLASSIC CARRIAGE WORKS 10 Guignard St. Charleston, SC 29401 843.853.3747 classiccarriage.com The city’s most unique carriage tour. Explore the impact of West African culture on the Lowcountry, from the days of slavery to the Civil Rights Movement.

CARRIAGE TOURS CAROLINA POLO & CARRIAGE COMPANY 45 Pinckney St. Charleston, SC 29401 843.577.6767 cpcc.com Owned & operated by native Charlestonians whose families arrived here in the 1600’s. Location: Carolina Polo & Carriage Co. desk inside the DoubleTree Hotel at 181 Church St.

CHARLESTON CARRIAGE WORKS 20 Anson St. Charleston, SC 29401 843.779.1279 mycharlestoncarriage.com Get ready for an awesome experience! Licensed guides that entertain as well as they educate with beautiful horses and outstanding customer service. Dogs are welcome here!

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.

OLD SOUTH CARRIAGE COMPANY

3550 Ashley River Rd. Charleston, SC 29414 843.571.1266 magnoliaplantation.com

14 Anson St. Charleston, SC 29401 843.723.9712 oldsouthcarriage.com

Come see why Magnolia is SC’s “Most Visited Plantation” and why Magnolia is the only garden in South Carolina selected as one of “America’s Most Beautiful Gardens.”

Licensed Guides in the Red Sash team up with beautiful draft horses to reveal the history and charm of Charleston.

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BULLDOG TOURS

The oldest carriage company in the city. Their licensed guides have been driving carriages longer than anyone else. Book in advance to avoid long waits!

CULINARY TOURS CHARLESTON FOOD TOURS

18 Anson St. Charleston, SC 29401 843.722.8687 bulldogtours.com With over 25 years experience, our expertise in Charleston is legendary. Full service group tour planning includes guided tours, concierge service, team building and more.

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INBOUND TOURS

Voted Southern Living’s “Top 5 Tours to Take in Charleston”. We offer four unique tours that go behind the scenes and visit with chefs, culinary experts and specialty shops.

CHOW DOWN CHARLESTON FOOD TOURS, LLC 866.736.6343 chow-downcharleston.com

PO Box 1118 Charleston, SC 29402 843.571.5882 or 800.553.2055 destinationcharlestonsc.com Unrivaled personal service, creative events & unique excursions since 1986! Customized tours & excursions, dining & transportation, unique events and full-service packages.

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Chow down through Chucktown with us as we expose Charleston’s hidden gems. Our food tours allow you to enjoy both the rich history and amazing food found off the beaten path.

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MOTORIZED TOURS ADVENTURE SIGHTSEEING TOURS 375 Meeting St. Charleston, SC 29403 843.762.0088 adventuresightseeing.com Adventure Sightseeing offers Charleston’s top rated city bus tours and plantation tours. Let our 30+ years of experience enlighten and entertain in climate controlled comfort

CHARLESTON TOURS AND EVENTS, LC

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GULLAH TOURS 375 Meeting St. Charleston, SC 29403 843.763.7551 gullahtours.com Explore the sites relevant to the culture & traditions of the African-Americans’ history in Charleston. Given by a Gullah speaking Charlestonian whose relatives were slaves.

LOWCOUNTRY LEGENDS 843.708.0148 charlestontours.org Locally owned and operated tour company with emphasis on touring the city and the surrounding historic plantations. Private and tailored to fit your specific interests.

Tour Charleston and plantations in a Lincoln Town Car with Susan C. Lee, licensed guide and driver. Tours from 1 hour to 5 days in length. 1-4 passengers

PINEAPPLE TOUR GROUP

CHARMS OF CHARLESTON TOURS

Expert guides; luxury bus with AC: In Charleston, hospitality is our custom & history is our culture. Our tours create moments that become the memories that will last forever.

Charleston, SC 843.614.7167 charmsofcharleston.com A locally owned tour service with guides who are Charlestonians that have a great love of this city. Let us show you this beautiful flower that we are so proud of.

Charleston, SC 29403 877.553.1670 pineappletourgroup.com

NATURE/ECO TOURS

CRAFTED TRAVEL

AQUA SAFARIS, INC. WORLDWIDE CHARTER YACHTS

375 Meeting St. Charleston, SC 29403 843.804.9933 craftedcharlestontours.com

24 Patriots Pt. Rd. Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464 843.886.8133 or 800.524.3444 aqua-safaris.com

The best private driving tours in Charleston! Enjoy chauffeured car service while your professional licensed tour guide immerses you in Southern culture.

Largest capacity catamaran north of Ft. Lauderdale! Explore uninhabited barrier islands. Learn about dolphin, turtles, shorebirds & the natural history of our rich estuaries.

FRANKLY CHARLESTON LLC PO Box 42402 North Charleston, SC 29423 843.834.2003 franklycharleston.com Frankly Charleston explores the rich black history of Charleston. Our tour will allow you to learn the Africans’ journey and many contributions. Call or email for reservations.

GRAY LINE OF CHARLESTON 375 Meeting St. Charleston, SC 29403 843.722.4444 or 800.423.0444 graylineofcharleston.com Get the story behind the history by our licensed guides in our new climate controlled buses. Experience over 300 years of Charleston history. Save with our great combo tours!

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AUDUBON SWAMP GARDEN 3550 Ashley River Rd. Charleston, SC 29414 843.571.1266 magnoliaplantation.com Located at Magnolia Plantation and Gardens trees grow from the water, islands float and creatures conduct their secret lives. Explore on boardwalks, bridges and dikes.

BARRIER ISLAND ECOTOURS 50 41st Ave. Isle of Palms, SC 29451 843.886.5000 nature-tours.com Venture by boat to Capers Island Heritage Preserve. Sunset dolphin cruises, crabbing, kayaking and custom outings. Trips range from 2–5 hours. Accommodating groups from 2–49.

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Enjoy your tour of Charleston’s rich history from the comfort of our fleet of specially designed, air-conditioned buses. Every tour is led by one of our licensed, knowledgeable, friendly guides. Get the story behind the history!

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CENTER FOR BIRDS OF PREY 4719 North Highway 17 Awendaw, SC 29429 843.971.7474 or 844.321.1961 thecenterforbirdsofprey.org Guided walking tours, educational programs and flight demonstrations. Eagles, owls, hawks, falcons and more! Programs: Thu to Sat, 10:30am & 2pm. 16 miles from downtown.

CHARLESTON OUTDOOR ADVENTURES 1871 Bowens Island Rd. Charleston, SC 29412 843.795.0330 charlestonoutdooradventures.com WHAT T O SEE & DO

Recommended by National Geographic, COA is located on pristine waters. Enjoy history, dolphins, & waterfowl via kayak, SUP & boat adventures. Toprated TripAdvisor activity.

COASTAL EXPEDITIONS 514-B Mill St. Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464 843.884.7684 coastalexpeditions.com Voted Charleston’s best! Naturalist guided kayak & SUP tours, rentals, and boat charters. Unmatched wildlife opportunities in beautiful Cape Romain NWR and Bulls Island!

NATURE ADVENTURES, LLC

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.

1 Shrimpboat Lane Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464 843.568.3222 or 800.673.0679 kayakcharlestonsc.com See a variety of ecosystems up close and personal with your personal Charleston tour guide. You will learn about the local ecology and the history that ties it all together.

SANDLAPPER WATER TOURS Charleston Maritime Center Charleston, SC 29401 843.849.8687 or 800.979.3370 sandlappertours.com

Kayak/Paddle Board Rentals Kayak/Paddle Board Tours Fishing Charters • Chartered Tours Dolphin Boat Tours • Lighthouse Tours

Come and explore Morris Island and go shelling with our naturalist. Learn while exploring Charleston’s Harbor marine life. 45 ft. Catamaran, USCG-certified for 49 people.

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PLANTATION TOURS ADVENTURE SIGHTSEEING PLANTATION TOURS

CRAFTED TRAVEL 375 Meeting St. Charleston, SC 29403 843.804.9933 craftedcharlestontours.com

375 Meeting St. Charleston, SC 29403 843.762.0088 adventuresightseeing.com

Proudly offering luxury private tours of Charleston’s finest plantations. Enjoy chauffeured car service with a personal tour guide.

Enjoy a plantation tour or combination city tour with Charleston’s top rated bus tour company. Leave the driving to us! Private and group tours available.

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

375 Meeting St. Charleston, SC 29403 843.722.4444 or 800.423.0444 graylineofcharleston.com Charleston’s best bus touring company offering plantation tours to 2 of the top plantations! Add a city & harbor tour to complete your Charleston experience.

Boone Hall Plantation has been recognized as the #1 plantation in the Charleston area according to USA Today’s 10BEST and is a “must see” according to NBC Daytime Television.

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CHARLESTON PIRATE TOURS

3550 Ashley River Rd. Charleston, SC 29414 843.571.1266 magnoliaplantation.com

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

Come see why Magnolia is SC’s “Most Visited Plantation” and why Magnolia is the only garden in South Carolina selected as one of “America’s Most Beautiful Gardens.”

From walking tours to all-day, motorized excursions. Award-winning customized tours cover your interests. Seen on Travel Channel, Lifetime, A&E, Syfy, PBS, Fox Network, & NPR.

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CHARLESTON RACONTEURS 843.670.2654 charlestonraconteurs.com

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

Explore Charleston beyond the usual tourist sites. Visit rarely seen places where the great stories of our nation’s founding and the antebellum South unfold.

Bike across the sky with our short guided ride to top of Ravenel Bridge. Saturday and Sunday mornings. Book online at affordabike.com.

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CHARLESTON 101, LLC 843.556.4753 charleston101tours.com 4th-generation Charlestonian and author Mary Coy guides you through the city’s history, architecture and culture! Featured in Fodor’s. Walking, driving or plantation tours.

CHARLESTON CONVENTION & GROUP SERVICES, INC. PO Box 1118 Charleston, SC 29402 800.553.2055 charlestongrpservices.com Licensed & most experienced professional guides in Charleston. Step-on guide service, walking tours, educational programs or customized packages. Bilingual guides available.

CHARLESTON HISTORY... PICTURE PERFECT 96 Meeting St. Charleston, SC 29401 843.901.9283 charlestonhistorytours.com Customized walking or driving city and plantation tours. History, culture, architecture, gardens. Private car, group strolls. Humor, charm & expertise.

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843.424.4721 charlestontoursandeventslc.com Tour Charleston and plantations in a Lincoln Town Car with Susan C. Lee, licensed guide and driver. Tours from 1 hour to 5 days in length. 1–4 passengers.

CRAFTED TRAVEL 375 Meeting St Charleston, SC 29403 843.804.9933 craftedcharlestontours.com The best private tour guides in Charleston! Enjoy chauffeured car service while your professional licensed tour guide immerses you in Southern culture.

JANICE KAHN - YOUR GUIDE 843.556.0664 Your interests & needs are joined to my experience, charm & wit to learn, not just see. Southern Living, CNN & more. Welcome!

PINEAPPLE TOUR GROUP Charleston, SC 29403 877.553.1670 pineappletourgroup.com Private tour curated just for you: In Charleston, hospitality is our custom & history is our culture. Our tours create moments that become the memories that will last forever.

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RELIGIOUS TOURS CHAI Y’ALL TOURS 843.556.0664 Jewish Charleston from 1695 with a classical city tour. Founder of SC Jewish Historic Society, Southern Living’s “Top 5 City Tours”-A “me-chai-yeh.”

SPECIAL INTEREST TOURS A SCHOOL GROUP TOUR BY JANICE 843.556.0664 Educational & fun tours designed for your students’ interests: U.S., SC African-American, Civil, Revolutionary wars, architecture, pirates and more. 843.556.0664 for planning.

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CHARLESTON CONVENTION & GROUP SERVICES, INC. PO Box 1118 Charleston, SC 29402 843.571.5882 or 800.553.2055 destinationcharlestonsc.com

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Unrivaled personal service, creative events & unique excursions since 1986! Customized tours & excursions, dining & transportation, unique events and full-service packages.

ON PURPOSE ADVENTURES 843.580.3757 onpurposeadventures.com A one-stop shop challenging individuals to change on a SOULular level, OPA customizes experiential team building, scavenger hunts, keynotes, and workshops for each tour.

PINEAPPLE TOUR GROUP

CHARLESTON KIDS TOUR

Charleston, SC 29403 877.553.1670 pineappletourgroup.com

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

Get ready to laugh uncontrollably as you experience the Charleston Comedy Tour. Hear about the stories you won’t find anywhere else! Entertainment purposes only, 21+.

Charleston’s only children’s tour! Treasure hunt with hands-on activities that make history fun! Free souvenirs: foam sword, pirate bandana, treasure, balloon parrot, flag!

SEGWAY OF CHARLESTON

CHARLESTON PIRATE TOURS SPECIAL INTEREST 79 Cumberland St. Charleston, SC 29401 843.442.7299 charlestonpiratetour.com Explore Charleston pirate history with awardwinning guides. Ghost/Gullah tours & day History/ Ghost tours also offered. Seen on Travel Channel, Lifetime, A&E, Syfy, PBS, NPR.

CIVIL WAR TOUR WITH CLASSIC CARRIAGE WORKS 10 Guignard St. Charleston, SC 29401 843.853.3747 classiccarriage.com Learn about the Civil War in the city where it began! From Secession to Reconstruction, this tour will focus on Charleston’s role in America’s greatest conflict.

HISTORIC CHARLESTON FOUNDATION SPECIAL 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. For example: architecture, antiques, history, gardens.

OLD SOUTH HAUNTED CARRIAGE TOUR 843.723.9712 oldsouthcarriage.com Charleston’s only Haunted Carriage Tour. 40 minutes discovering where spirits may linger in haunted alleys, graveyards and other sites. Entertainment for the entire family.

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695 Coleman Blvd. Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464 843.730.3464 segwayofcharleston.com Segway Of Charleston offers scenic/historic guided tours. We have 1 and 2 hour tours with training included. Come experience something unique, fun and eco-friendly.

SPIRITS, DISTILLERY & BREWERY TOURS AN ORIGINAL PUB AND BREWERY TOURS OF CHARLESTON Charleston, SC 29412 843.577.5535 or 800.979.3370 pubtourcharleston.com Explore Charleston’s craft beer scene:visit 3 local breweries while enjoying a flight at each stop along with a licensed guide on this motorized tour! Reservations required.

COOPER RIVER BREWING COMPANY 2201-B Mechanic St. Charleston, SC 29405 843.830.3681 cooperriverbrewing.com Charleston’s newest local brewery and taproom downtown at 2201 Mechanic Street. Brewer Mark Fesche follows time-honored process, come tour and see the process live!

CRAFTED TRAVEL 375 Meeting St. Charleston, SC 29403 843.804.9933 craftedcharlestontours.com Charleston’s best brewery, distillery, and winery tours! Experience why “liquor before beer, you’re in the clear!” $10 off per person any private tour.

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HIGH WIRE DISTILLING 652 King St. Charleston, SC 29403 843.755.4664 highwiredistilling.com We make premium, handcrafted, small batch spirits including gins, rums, whiskeys and vodkas using premium, specialized ingredients. Tours and tastings Wednesday-Saturday.

HOLY CITY BREWING 4155 Dorchester Rd. North Charleston, SC 29405 843.637.1161 holycitybrewing.com A self-sustainable brewery located in N. Charleston. We strive to create finely crafted ales & lagers using sustainable products. We look forward to you trying our great beer.

68½ Queen St. Charleston, SC 29401 843.722.9670 miranapa.com

Winery Tours Charleston Tours

A unique opportunity to experience the best of Napa Valley wines in downtown Charleston. Perfect for pre-dinner drinks, date nights and any & all occasions. Walk-ins welcome.

PALMETTO BREWING COMPANY 289 Huger St. Charleston, SC 29403 843.937.0903 palmettobrewery.com Opened in the 1850’s & operated through war, earthquakes & hurricanes only to close for Prohibition. We reopened in 1993. Today our beer is truly handcrafted in small batches.

TOuR PACkAGES CHARLESTON HARBOR TOURS (WATER & WALKING TOUR COMBO) 10 Wharfside Dr. Charleston, SC 29401 843.722.1112 or 800.979.3370 charlestonharbortours.com Charleston Harbor Tours & Bulldog Tours combine to offer the best of Charleston by boat and by foot. Enjoy our 90 minute harbor tour + choice of Bulldog Tour’s offerings.

CHARLESTON HARBOR TOURS & BOONE HALL PLANTATION COMBO TOUR 10 Wharfside St. Charleston, SC 29401 843.722.1112 or 800.979.3370 charlestonharbortours.com Enjoy Charleston’s top rated harbor tour and USA Today’s top plantation in Charleston with this great combination package. Save time and money by booking the combo tour!

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CHARLESTON HARBOR TOURS & PALMETTO CARRIAGE WORKS COMBO 10 Wharfside St. Charleston, SC 29401 843.722.1112 or 800.979.3370 charlestonharbortours.com Enjoy a combination tour with Charleston’s top rated harbor tour and top rated carriage tour! Combine Charleston Harbor Tours and Palmetto Carriage Works and save!

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Charleston Maritime Center, 10 Wharfside St. Charleston, SC 29401 843.722.1112 or 800.979.3370 charlestontours.com CharlestonTours.com is your one stop web portal for the best tours & events. Harbor tours, sailing excursions, plantation tours and Charleston’s best value combination tours.

OLD SOUTH STUDENT TOUR

BULLDOG TOURS 18 Anson St. Charleston, SC 29401 843.722.8687 bulldogtours.com Voted Charleston’s “Best Tour Company” the last six years, Bulldog Tours offers the best history, culinary, and ghost tours in town. Located a block from the City Market.

CANDLELIGHT GHOST TOURS GHOSTS OF THE SOUTH 843.343.9255 scarycharleston.com Expert guides take you into Charleston’s haunted history. Scary sights that have been on the History and Discovery Channels. Highly ranked on Trip Advisor/AAA. $5 off adults!!

CHARLESTON 101, LLC

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It’s educational & it’s fun! Give us an hour, and we’ll give your students the most memorable part of their trip. Carriage tour aligns with S.C. Social Studies Standards.

Let a 4th-generation Charlestonian and author introduce you to the city! Featured in Fodor’s Travel Guides. Small group size. Uniquely personal. Reservations required.

TRIPLE COMBO TOUR (CHARLESTON HARBOR TOURS, PALMETTO CARRIAGE & BOONE HALL PLANTATION)

CHARLESTON HISTORY... PICTURE PERFECT

10 Wharfside St. Charleston, SC 29401 843.722.1112 or 800.979.3370 charlestonharbortours.com Charleston’s most inclusive combination tour! Save time and money when booking the triple combo tour. 90 minute harbor tour, Palmetto Carriage Tours and Boone Hall Plantation.

wALkiNG TOuRS ABOVE CALHOUN TOURS 843.475.7480 abovecalhoun.com History intensive walking tour in Upper King area. Starts at Kudu Coffee, 4 Vanderhorst. Charleston Museum entry incl. lovely homes & cool people from Antebellum era to today.

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96 Meeting St. Charleston, SC 29401 843.901.9283 charlestonhistorytours.com History with humor, charm & expertise. Remarkable architecture, preservation, gardens and culture. Two hours twice daily. Cameras? Photo tips provided.

CHARLESTON PIRATE TOURS WALKING TOUR 79 Cumberland St. Charleston, SC 29401 843.442.7299 charlestonpiratetour.com Explore Charleston pirate history with awardwinning guides. Ghost/Gullah tours & day History/ Ghost tours also offered. Seen on Travel Channel, Lifetime, A&E, Syfy, PBS, NPR.

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CHARLESTON STROLLS 18 Anson St. Charleston, SC 29401 843.722.8687 charlestonstrolls.com Featured in Southern Living, NY Times, and AAA, this two-hour tour is the best overview of Charleston’s rich history, culture, antebellum homes, architecture, and gardens.

CHARLESTON WALKING TOURS WITH STEVE

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843.364.4134 charlestonwalkingtourswithsteve.com Steve Bailey, a licensed and registered tour guide and native Charlestonian, gives a two-hour walking tour of America’s most historic city!

GHOST CITY TOURS Mt. Pleasant, SC 29466 843.902.5589 ghostcitytours.com/charleston/ghost-tours/ Our tours will lead you on a journey into the most haunted places in Charleston! Our dedication to providing the highest quality tour has made us the #1 Ghost Tour in the USA.

HAUNTED JAIL TOUR 18 Anson St. Charleston, SC 29401 843.722.8687 bulldogtours.com As seen on “Ghost Hunters” and “Ghost Adventures”, this tour explores Charleston’s most haunted building, the Old City Jail. Tour sells out often so reservations required.

LAUGHING GULL TOURS, LLC 843.452.0748 laughinggulltours.com History walking tours with flair, covering many subjects - Revolution, Civil War, architecture, arts or any topic you may choose. Truth and insight, with a twist of fun!

OLD SOUTH WALKING TOUR 843.723.9712 oldsouthcarriage.com

PAUL SAYLORS, GENTLEMAN GARDENER 118 Spring St. Charleston, SC 29403 919.920.2752 paulsaylors.com Exclusive tour begins in Mrs. Whaley’s Garden with gardener/preservationist, Paul Saylors. Tailored to guests’ interests: architecture, art, horticulture and preservation.

PINEAPPLE TOUR GROUP Charleston, SC 29403 877.553.1670 pineappletourgroup.com Walking tour with an expert guide: In Charleston, hospitality is our custom & history is our culture. Our tours create moments that become the memories that will last forever.

TOUR CHARLESTON LLC Corner of Concord and Cumberland Sts. Charleston, SC 29401 843.723.1670 tourcharleston.com History, mystery and wonder. Local family operated history/ghost/private walking tours for 20 years. Headquarters located at Buxton Books on corner of Concord and Cumberland.

TWISTED CHARLESTON TOURS 843.303.2224 twistedcharleston.com Our original tour with a twist of the dark side. A comprehensive look at Charleston’s crucial role in the Revolutionary and Civil Wars. A must see for military history buffs.

WALKS OF CHARLESTON 45 Pinckney St. Charleston, SC 29401 843.478.7573 walksofcharleston.com Owned by native Charlestonians. Our local guides are excited to share their knowledge with you for a memorable experience on every tour. Private & combo tours available.

Walk to experience Charleston’s famous Rainbow Row and Battery. Explore hidden alleys and quaint by-ways that are inaccessible to carriages and vehicles. Two hours of friendly and informative strolling through the “cradle of southern charm and hospitality”.

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Experience Charleston like a local–from the water! WHAT T O SEE & DO

1 download the app 2 book a captain 3 have a blast TWO tours for ONE low price!

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HARBOR TOUR & GHOST TOUR COMBO You get a HARBOR TOUR plus one of these fantastic tours:

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YORKTOWN GHOST TOURS 40 Patriots Point Rd. Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464 843.277.0587 yorktownghosttours.com Explore the sacrifice, heroism and mystery of the USS Yorktown including the devastating history and documented strange activity. Investigated by Syfy Channel’s Ghost Hunters.

WATER TOURS

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AQUA SAFARIS, INC. WORLDWIDE CHARTER YACHTS 24 Patriots Point Rd. Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464 843.886.8133 or 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.

CHARLESTON OUTDOOR ADVENTURES 1871 Bowens Island Rd. Charleston, SC 29412 843.795.0330 charlestonoutdooradventures.com Recommended by National Geographic, COA is Charleston’s premier Ecotour company. Educational kayak, paddleboard & Lighthouse Dolphin Adventures. Top-rated by TripAdvisor.

CHARLESTON WATER TAXI 10 Wharfside St. Charleston, SC 29403 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 March-November.

COASTAL EXPEDITIONS

CAROLINA QUEEN RIVERBOAT SPECIAL EVENTS

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

17 Lockwood Dr. Charleston, SC 29401 843.722.1112 or 800.344.4483 charlestonharbortours.com

Voted Charleston’s Best Watersports 2015! Guided kayak & SUP tours, rentals, and boat charters. Dolphins, Charleston Harbor, Morris Island, scenic Cape Romain NWR & much more!

Charleston’s only paddle-wheel riverboat. Special events: Signature Blues & BBQ cruises, Jazz Brunch cruises, Murder Mystery, Craft Beer cruises, and seasonal events.

FORT SUMTER TOURS

CHARLESTON HARBOR TOURS

340 Concord St. Charleston, SC 29401 843.881.7337 fortsumtertours.com

10 Wharfside St. Charleston, SC 29401 800.979.3370 charlestonharbortours.com

Experience where the Civil War began! Fort Sumter Tours provides the only tour with a stop at the fort. Boats depart daily from downtown Charleston and Patriots Point.

Enjoy Charleston’s top rated harbor tour with the official Charleston Harbor Tours! Tours depart daily mid-February - December. See website for a full schedule & tickets.

CHARLESTON HARBOR TOURS PRIVATE EVENTS 10 Wharfside Dr. Charleston, SC 29401 843.722.1112 or 800.979.3370 charlestonharbortours.com

HOBA 843.568.2521 hobarides.com The HOBA mobile app is the best way to find a boat captain, hop on a boat and enjoy a trip on the water! Download in the app store or on Google play to book your boat today!

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NATURE ADVENTURES, LLC 1 Shrimpboat Lane Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464 843.568.3222 or 800.673.0679 kayakcharlestonsc.com Charleston’s oldest “Outstanding Guide Services” kayak - canoe - paddleboarding nature tour & rental company. Ages 4 & up welcome! National Geographic Adventure recommended

SANDLAPPER WATER TOURS Charleston Maritime Center Charleston, SC 29401 843.849.8687 or 800.979.3370 sandlappertours.com

LEGENDARY

FOOD, WINE, & HOSPITALITY. PERFECT EVENTS AT RUTH’S.

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Sunset cruises, haunted harbor ghost tours, interpretive history & nature tours with local historian & naturalist. Learn & explore the Harbor. Frequent dolphin sightings.

SCHOONER PRIDE Aquarium Wharf, 360 Concord St. Charleston, SC 29401 843.722.1112 schoonerpride.com Enjoy a sail on the tall ship, Schooner Pride. One of the top rated things to do in Charleston and a top 10 sunset sail in the US. See the “Holy City” from the water with us.

SPIRITLINE CRUISES 360 Concord St. Charleston, SC 29401 843.722.BOAT(2628) spiritlinecruises.com Learn about Charleston’s rich history aboard this relaxing tour. The only harbor tour offering a live narration by a licensed tour guide. Departing from two great locations.

SPIRITLINE CRUISES PRIVATE EVENTS Aquarium Wharf or Patriots Point Charleston, SC 29401 843.722.BOAT(2628) spiritlinecruises.com

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Charleston’s most unique venue for private events for over 50 years. From team building to corporate entertainment, use our expertise for your next successful event.

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Stunning views of FORT SUMTER! and Dolphin Sightings!

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CHARLESTON HARBOR’S ONLY 84-FOOT TALL SHIP

Considered a “must do” activity for visitors and locals alike, a sail on the PRIDE has been rated “One of the Top 10 Things To Do in Charleston” by Southern Living magazine. • Afternoon Dolphin Sails • Evening Sunset Sails • Moonlight Sails • Special & Seasonal Events • Holiday Events

Top Rated: by hundreds of previous guests.

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SchoonerPride.com 843.722.1112 Perfect for Private Events, Corporate Outings & Teambuilding, too! Call or go online for more information.


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$12 all day pass • Kids 3 and under Free! Hourly departures 9:00am to 8:00pm Visit website for schedule

Departs fifteen (:15) passed the hour starting at 9:15am

Dolphin Sightings !

Aquarium Wharf/ Maritime Center

Departs bottom of the hour (:30) starting at 9:30am

Patriots Point (USS Yorktown)

Departs forty five min after the hour (:45) starting at 9:45am

Visit the Yorktown!

Visit History!

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NATURE TOURS & SUNSET CRUISES All tours depart from the Charleston Maritime Center (1/2 block from the Aquarium) Enjoy Charleston’s charm from our 45 ft. powered catamaran. Private Charters & Group Rates Available (843) 849-TOUR (8687) • sandlappertours.com

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Take It Outside The world outside inspires active participation. Beach days and pool hangs are a given, but when you’re looking for more action-packed adventure - the opportunities are endless. From kayaking alongside flippered friends and exploring a one-of-a-kind avian conservatory, to scaling a 50-foot outdoor climbing wall, Charleston is a mecca for sports and outdoor enthusiasts.

SAILING & FISHING Reeling in the Fun

BIRDING & CLIMBING Take to the Sky

Feel the wind in your sails. Climb aboard a catamaran and learn the ropes for yourself or unwind aboard an 18th century modeled schooner. Adventure awaits in Charleston Harbor. Get acquainted by boat, kayak, or ferry – and savor fresh local fare, by the water, of course. Cast your line and learn what it takes to be a serious saltwater angler with RedFin Charters excursion - you’ll find your sea legs and a fisherman’s sense in no time.

At the Center for Birds of Prey, a one-ofa-kind avian conservatory, the owls, hawks, falcons and eagles are the stars of the show. Don’t miss the flight demonstrations, an awe-inspiring sight with precision moves and soaring wingspans. Gain your own above ground perspective as you scale Charleston County Park’s 50-ft climbing wall, soar through the tree canopy with Charleston Zipline Adventures, or test your agility and balance on the course at Wild Blue Ropes.

WALKING & BIKING Stroll Through Splendor

PROFESSIONAL SPORTS Root for the Home Team

When Charleston was settled in 1680, an urban development plan called the Grand Modell established an orderly grid of streets, which makes it easy to wander and difficult to get lost. Explore cobblestone streets, colorful mansions and fragrant gardens that punctuate the city with a walking sojourn with Tour Charleston, or give your feet the day off with a rental or tour from Affordabike. Bike your way around the historic streets and secret alleyways or take a guided ride to the top of the Arthur Ravenel Jr Bridge - the longest cable stay bridge in North America.

Charleston is home to professional teams in hockey, soccer, and baseball - with the breathtaking views from Joseph P. Riley Jr. Park being the equal of any baseball stadium in the country. Enjoy “the beautiful game” at the MUSC Health Stadium, the first modern era privately funded soccer-specific stadium in the U.S., or visit the home ice at the North Charleston Coliseum.

KAYAKING & PADDLEBOARDING All Hands on Deck Pick up a paddle and weave through saltwater estuaries and blackwater rivers with kayak instruction from Coastal Expeditions. You just may come face to face with dolphins, alligators, and herons... oh my! Soak up the sun and explore the tidal marsh and waters of historic Shem Creek and Crab Bank with a Nature Adventures SUP tour.


ADVENTURE/SPORTING ACTIVITIES THE ALLEY 131 Columbus St. Charleston, SC 29403 843.818.4080 thealleycharleston.com The Alley, voted Charleston’s #1 Sports Bar, features 8 bowling lanes, retro arcade games, 160” projection screens that feature all major sporting events and event space.

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CHALLENGE COURSE - JAMES ISLAND COUNTY PARK 871 Riverland Dr. Charleston, SC 29412 843.762.8035 charlestoncountyparks.com There is no classroom or conference room that intensely energizes groups to explore the depths of their capabilities as the Challenge Course at James Island County Park.

ON PURPOSE ADVENTURES 915 Folly Rd. Charleston, SC 29403 843.580.3757 onpurposeadventures.com A one-stop shop challenging individuals to change on a SOULular level, OPA customizes experiential team building, scavenger hunts, keynotes, and workshops for each tour.

BIKE RENTALS/TOURS AFFORDABIKE BICYCLE SHOP 575 King St. Charleston, SC 29403 843.789.3281 affordabike.com Cruisers, hybrids, road, tandems, kids. 2hr rental starts at $15 and daily starts at $25 (includes locks, helmets & baskets). Drop off/pick up service available for a fee.

CHARLESTON ZIPLINE ADVENTURES 1152 Guerins Bridge Road Awendaw, SC 29429 843.928.3ZIP charlestonziplineadventures.com Experience a thrilling outdoor adventure zipping through the forest canopy on Charleston’s Only Zip Line Canopy Tour! Fun for all ages!

CLIMBING WALL-JAMES ISLAND COUNTY PARK 871 Riverland Dr. Charleston, SC 29412 843.762.9511 charlestoncountyparks.com 50-foot outdoor wall, 4,500 sq ft of climbing space, 14 top ropes & 2 lead climbing walls, great for all skill levels. Visit our website for amenities/ fees/hours of operation.

ESCAPE IN 60 45 South Market St. Charleston, SC 29401 843.709.6266 escape60.com The most exciting hour in Charleston! Bring your friends & family to help you find hidden clues, work through puzzles & solve the mystery. Escape in 60... your time starts now! 158

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HOLY SPOKES 843.270.5346 charlestonbikeshare.com Official bike share program of the City of Charleston. 27 locations downtown. Pick bike up from one location, place on hold at any stop throughout ride & return to another.

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CANOE & KAYAK RENTALS CHARLESTON OUTDOOR ADVENTURES

Recommended by National Geographic, COA begins at Charleston’s best waterway. Paddle pristine waters vast with wildlife, far from boat traffic. Top-rated TripAdvisor activity.

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

Our private location and launch site give you direct access to remote marshes and creeks where you can see a plethora of wildlife such as dolphins, osprey, wading birds, and sea turtles. All of our tours are nature-based, guided tours.

Voted Charleston’s Best Kayak Company 2015! Naturalist guided kayak tours, rentals, lessons. ACA certified guides. Experience dolphin sightings, scenery & wildlife galore!

NATURE ADVENTURES, LLC 1 Shrimpboat Lane Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464 843.568.3222 800.673.0679 kayakcharlestonsc.com Great for small and large groups alike. Sit inside, on top, single and tandem kayaks available every day. Walk ups are welcomed. Delivery of takeaway rentals is available, too

We Offer: Kayak & Paddleboard Rentals Charter Boat Tours ∙ Fossil Tours Kayak Fishing Trips ∙ Dolphin Tours Inshore Fishing Charters

Reserve your adventure at: CharlestonOutdoorAdventures.com 843.795.0330

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1871 Bowens Island Rd. Charleston, SC 29412 843.795.0330 charlestonoutdooradventures.com


CLASSES IN THE KITCHEN WITH CHEF BOB WAGGONER

145 Lockwood Dr. Charleston, SC 29403 843.277.5255 bestinshorefishingcharters.com

164-A Market St. Charleston, SC 29401 843.814.7464 chefbobwaggoner.com

Inshore fishing charter - Redfish , Flounder, Speckled Sea Trout, Lady Fish, & Black Drum! Licenses, rods, bait, tackle, ice & water all included. Let’s catch some fish!

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)!

MIRA WINERY TASTING ROOM WHAT T O SEE & DO

REDFIN CHARTERS

68½ Queen St. Charleston, SC 29401 843.722.9670 miranapa.com A unique opportunity to experience the best of Napa Valley wines in downtown Charleston. Perfect for pre-dinner drinks, date nights and any & all occasions. Walk-ins welcome.

PAINT THIS TOWN 113 Church St. Charleston, SC 29401 843.779.2567 paintthistowncharleston.com Do you art party? Make history with family & friends. Order up a round, paint this town’s most alluring locations, and create a unique memento! No experience needed.

THE REEL DEAL CHARTERS Charleston/Mt.Pleasant 843.388.5093 thereeldealcharters.com Best prices for year-round inshore/offshore, deepsea & big game saltwater fishing. Licenses, bait & tackle included; we have multiple boats for a “Reel” fishing experience!

THERAPY FISHING CHARTERS 95 Ripley Point Dr. Charleston, SC 29407 843.872.8020 therapyfishing.com Come experience the Holy City by water. Bait, tackle, ice and licenses included. Fishing is my life long passion and I guarantee no one will work harder to catch you a fish!

MARINAS BOHICKET MARINA AND MARKET

843.708.0846 swimcalm.com

1880 Andell Bluff Blvd. Johns Island, SC 29455 843.768.1280 bohicket.com

SwimCalm is a guaranteed system of teaching for adults with fear of the water. All your questions are answered in this simple but profound course while visiting Charleston.

A short drive from Charleston nestled between the gorgeous sea islands of Kiawah & Seabrook. Offering family friendly activities, shops, restaurants and full-service marina.

SWIMCALM

FISHING CHARTERS AQUASAFARIS INSHORE & OFFSHORE FISHING 24 Patriots Point Rd. Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464 800.524.3444 aqua-safaris.com 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 for fishing.

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CHARLESTON HARBOR RESORT AND MARINA 24 Patriots Point Rd. Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464 843.284.7065 charlestonharbormarina.com Largest marina in the state of SC with 17,000 linear feet of floating dock space. In the Charleston harbor, offering resort amenities for both wind propelled & power yachts.

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THE CITY MARINA COMPANY 17 Lockwood Blvd. Charleston, SC 29401 843.577.7702 megadock.us On the Intracoastal Waterway in downtown Charleston, 19,000 feet of dock space covering 40 acres of water. Named 2005 National Marina of the Year by Marina Dock Age Magazine.

COOPER RIVER MARINA 1010 Juneau Ave. North Charleston, SC 29405 843.554.0790 charlestoncountyparks.com

BREAKTHROUGH PADDLE CO. Charleston, SC 29403 843.790.8804 breakthroughpaddleco.com A mobile paddle boarding company that offers lessons, tours, yoga, rentals, and private that provides all of the necessary equipment/instruction to get you out on the water.

CHARLESTON OUTDOOR ADVENTURES 1871 Bowens Island Rd. Charleston, SC 29412 843.795.0330 charlestonoutdooradventures.com Recommended by National Geographic, COA includes a private launch site with pristine calm waters, low boat traffic, dolphins & abundant birds. Top-rated TripAdvisor activity.

The only zip line canopy tour in the Charleston area!

ZIP LINE CANOPY TOUR KIDS ZIP LINE • CLIMBING WALL GROUP RATES • TEAM BUILDING 1152 Guerins Bridge Road Awendaw, SC • 843-928-3ZIP CharlestonZiplineAdventures.com

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Great for recreational and transient boaters. Deep water slips, easy harbor access, Wi-Fi, 30 amp/120V service, pump-out service. Visit our website for additional amenities.

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CHARLESTON SUP SAFARIS 83 Center St. Folly Beach, SC 29439 843.817.7877 charlestonsupsafaris.com Best SUP company 3 years, go paddleboard on Folly’s calm creeks near dolphins. The experts in eco tours, lessons, rentals, board sales, large groups, and yoga for all levels.

COASTAL EXPEDITIONS

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514-B Mill St. Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464 843.884.7684 coastalexpeditions.com Voted Charleston’s Best Watersports Company 2015! Paddleboard alongside dolphins! Several locations for SUP fun! ACA certified instructors/ guides. Beginners encouraged!

NATURE ADVENTURES, LLC

SCHOONER PRIDE PRIVATE CHARTERS AND TEAMBUILDING 360 Concord St. Charleston, SC 29401 843.722.1112 schoonerpride.com Charleston’s only 3-mast tall ship. Modeled after an 18th century coastal trading schooner. Perfect for corporate outings, groups and team building!

SPORTING EVENTS & TEAMS CHARLESTON AREA CONVENTION CENTER CAMPUS 5001 Coliseum Dr. North Charleston, SC 29418 843.529.5011 charlestonconventioncenter.com

1 Shrimpboat Lane Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464 843.568.3222 or 800.673.0679 kayakcharlestonsc.com

The campus features over 150,000 sq ft of meeting/ exhibit space and an adjoining performing arts center. Steps away are the North Charleston Coliseum & Embassy Suites Hotel.

Our trained SUP guides are knowledgeable about the area and patient in teaching to ensure a great learning experience while you enjoy the abundant views of wildlife in action.

NORTH CHARLESTON COLISEUM & PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

SAILING AQUA SAFARIS, INC. WORLDWIDE CHARTER YACHTS 24 Patriots Point Rd. Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464 800.524.3444 palmettobreeze.com

Charleston’s premier fleet for all of your sailing needs! Since 1987 offering options from luxury six passenger yachts, to our 100 passenger catamaran, PALMETTO BREEZE.

5001 Coliseum Dr. North Charleston, SC 29418 843.529.5050 northcharlestoncoliseumpac.com The Coliseum is a 14,000 seat multipurpose sports and entertainment facility that is home to the SC Stingrays (ECHL hockey team). The 2,300 seat Performing Arts Center is home to the Best of Broadway series. Tickets: Coliseum ticket office, Ticketmaster.com or charge by phone 1.800.745.3000.

VOLVO CAR OPEN

SCHOONER PRIDE

161 Seven Farms Dr. Charleston, SC 29492 800.677.2293 volvocarsopen.com

360 Concord St. Charleston, SC 29401 843.722.1112 schoonerpride.com

March 31 – April 8, 2018. More than 70 world-class, tennis athletes participate in this WTA premier event - the largest women’s only tennis tournament in the world. Don’t miss out!

Charleston’s only 3-mast tall ship. Modeled after an 18th century coastal trading schooner. Sails daily for dolphin sails, sunset sails and events. Private charters too!

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TENNiS FAMILY CIRCLE TENNIS CENTER 161 Seven Farms Dr. Charleston, SC 29492 843.849.5300 familycircletenniscenter.com Full-service tennis facility open to the public with 20 championship tennis courts, all lit for night play. Home to MWTennis Academy and a full pro-shop. Membership available.

TENNIS AT KIAWAH ISLAND GOLF RESORT

“Number one tennis resort” in the world Tennis Resorts Online. Tennis program accommodates all skill levels. Instruction programs including children and adult doubles clinics.

871 Riverland Dr. Charleston, SC 29412 843.795.7275 charlestoncountyparks.com Fun for all ages. 200-ft open & tube slides, 500-ft lazy river, leisure pool, Caribbean play structure & concessions. Visit our website for amenities/ fees/operating schedule.

WHIRLIN’ WATERS ADVENTURE WATERPARK 8888 University Blvd. (HWY 78) North Charleston, SC 29406 843.572.7275 charlestoncountyparks.com Gallons of fun for all ages. Enjoy the lazy river, 27,000-gal wave pool, Rip Tide Run mat racer & kiddie play areas. Visit our website for amenities/ fees/operating schedule.

TOWN OF SEABROOK 2001 Seabrook Island Rd. Seabrook Island, SC 29455 843.768.9121 townofseabrookisland.org Just miles from Charleston, Seabrook Island has been rated a top tennis resort, with 15 composition clay courts and some of the leading tennis instructors in the southeast.

WILD DUNES RESORT 5757 Palm Blvd. Isle of Palms, SC 29451 888.845.8920 wilddunes.com Experience the ultimate tennis experience at Charleston’s island resort, where award-winning instruction is complemented by a variety of amenities in our oceanfront paradise.

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wATER PARkS SPLASH ISLAND WATERPARK 444 Needlebrush Pkwy. Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464 843.884.0832 charlestoncountyparks.com Toddlers & preteens will have hours of fun. Features include 200-ft & 16-ft water slides, activity pool & concessions. Visit our website for amenities/ fees/operating schedule. E XP LO REC H A R L E S T O N . C OM

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One Sanctuary Beach Dr. Kiawah Island, SC 29455 800.654.2924 kiawahresort.com

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Booking Your Golf Vacation IN THE LOWCOUNTRY

When it comes to variety and value, the Charleston area is hard to beat! Choose from true links style courses or traditional parkland designs. Stay at one of our lush resort islands, in Charleston’s historic district, or at any number of hotels located just minutes from the area’s premier courses. Whatever your preference, whatever your budget, the Charleston area has it. Booking a golf vacation can be a time consuming process - but not with Charleston Golf! Visit our website at charlestongolfguide.com to build and price your custom golf vacation or take advantage of our seasonal “Red Hot” value packages. You can save your package selections, email them to your buddies and book your package online with just a few clicks! If you’d like our staff’s personal recommendations, just give us a call at 800.774.4444 or 843.805.3067. We can confirm where you’ll be playing and staying in one phone call!

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The Sweet Spot Golf was being played in Charleston more than 100 years before the United States became a country. Records show golf clubs and balls being delivered to Charleston from Scotland before 1650 and the first golf club in America was established in Charleston in 1786. The Links at Stono Ferry and Rivertowne Country Club are outstanding examples of traditional course architecture, and there is a dizzying array of opportunities to play other unique Lowcountry links.

or vacation, the Charleston area was named the “Best Tennis Town” in America. Kiawah Island Golf Resort , Wild Dunes Resort, Daniel Island, and Seabrook Island are home to some of the finest facilities in the country.

Yet the two courses that set the standard for Charleston area golf are the Links Course at Wild Dunes and The Ocean Course at Kiawah Island Golf Resort. Both are considered seaside works of art and attract serious golfers from around the globe to South Carolina’s breezy shores. The 2012 PGA Championship was contested on The Ocean Course, as was the legendary 1991 Ryder Cup...deemed the “War by the Shore.” For those seeking a tennis visit

The Family Circle Tennis Center is home to the Volvo Car Open women’s professional tennis tournament and is host to many state, regional and national tournaments.Whether visiting for a tournament, instruction, or as part of a tennis vacation the Charleston area boasts the perfect mix of facilities and accommodations. Tennis is more than just a sport in the Lowcountry, it is a year-round part of life.

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SIZ Z L E , SW IZ Z L E & S WIR L

4PM – 6:30PM, 7 DAYS A WEEK & Dinner Nightly 55 South Market Street at the French Quarter Inn

843.793.4224

www.RuthsChris.net

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CHARLESTON NATIONAL COUNTRY CLUB

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1360 National Dr. Mt. Pleasant, SC 29466 843.884.GOLF charlestonnationalgolf.com ARCHITECT Rees Jones YARDS PAR RATING SLOPE MEN 6,745 72 72.9 133 WOMEN 5,086 72 70.8 126

COOSAW CREEK COUNTRY CLUB 4110 Club Course Dr. North Charleston, SC 29420 843-767-8988 coosawcreek.com ARCHITECT Arthur Hills

YARDS PAR RATING SLOPE

MEN 6,319 71 71.0 134 WOMEN 4,153 71 65.0 110

The only Rees Jones design in Charleston open to the public. Ocean breezes create different playing conditions between morning and afternoon rounds. Rees Jones called Charleston National “one of the elite venues in golf.”

Popular 6,593-yard, par-71 Arthur Hills design, offering a fun game for the novice while challenging low handicappers with a variety of longer drives, undulating greens and strategically placed bunkers and water hazards.

DUNES WEST GOLF CLUB

KIAWAH ISLAND GOLF RESORT COUGAR POINT GOLF CLUB

3535 Wando Plantation Way Mt. Pleasant, SC 29466 843.856.9000 duneswestgolfclub.com ARCHITECT Arthur Hills

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12 Kiawah Beach Dr. Kiawah Island, SC 29455 843.266.4020 kiawahresort.com ARCHITECT Gary Player YARDS PAR RATING SLOPE

MEN 6,508 72 71.5 131

MEN 6,503 72 71.6 127

WOMEN 5,208 72 69.2 118

WOMEN 4,776 72 67.6 118

This Arthur Hills design, set amid 200 year old oaks, will challenge golfers of all skill levels. Recognized by Golfweek, Golf Digest, and Golf Magazine as a “must play” in S.C.

This Gary Player design is a superb layout for players of all levels. Holes play directly along tidal marshes, with panoramic views of the Kiawah River and acres of spartina grass.

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KIAWAH ISLAND GOLF RESORT THE OCEAN COURSE

4394 Hope Plantation Dr. Johns Island, SC 29455 843.266.4100 or 800.654.2924 kiawahresort.com

1000 Ocean Course Dr. Kiawah Island, SC 29455 843.266.4670 or 800.654.2924 kiawahresort.com

ARCHITECT Clyde B. Johnston YARDS PAR RATING SLOPE

ARCHITECT Pete Dye YARDS PAR RATING SLOPE

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6,450 72 70.9 135

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6,475 72 72.7 136

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4,954 72 69.8 121

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5,327 72 72.7 124

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.

Proud host of the 2021 and 2012 PGA Championships. Renowned for 1991 Ryder Cup Matches. This Pete Dye designed course spans more than 2.5 miles of Kiawah Island oceanfront.

KIAWAH ISLAND GOLF RESORT OSPREY POINT GOLF CLUB

KIAWAH ISLAND GOLF RESORT TURTLE POINT GOLF CLUB

1000 Governors Dr. Kiawah Island, SC 29455 843.266.4640 or 800.654.2924 kiawahresort.com

One Turtle Point Dr. Kiawah Island, SC 29455 843.266.4050 or 800.654.2924 kiawahresort.com

ARCHITECT Tom Fazio YARDS PAR RATING SLOPE

ARCHITECT Jack Nicklaus

MEN 6,502 72 72.0 133

MEN 6,779 72 72.0 136

WOMEN 5,023 72 70.0 121

WOMEN 5,210 72 71.5 126

Tom Fazio blended a par-72 layout with a superb natural canvas. Features of the course include natural lakes, fingers of saltwater marsh, and dense maritime forests.

Three spectacular holes play along the oceanfront, proving Nicklaus’ meticulous approach to the game. Adjacent to The Sanctuary and Tommy Cuthbert Golf Learning Center.

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KIAWAH ISLAND GOLF RESORT OAK POINT GOLF CLUB


LEGEND OAKS GOLF & TENNIS CLUB

WHAT T O SEE & DO

118 Legend Oaks Way Summerville, SC 29485 843.821.4077 or 888.821.4077 legendoaksgolf.com

PATRIOTS POINT LINKS 1 Patriots Point Rd. Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464 843.849.2385 or 877.709.5053 patriotspointlinks.com ARCHITECT Willard Byrd

ARCHITECT Scott W. Pool YARDS PAR RATING SLOPE

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MEN 6,672 72 71.8 127

MEN 6,353 72 70.4 121

WOMEN 5,011 72 69.4 116

WOMEN 5,562 72 70.8 115

Located on the site of a former rice plantation and surrounded by the natural beauty of 300 year old majestic live oaks. This course will challenge every level of player.

Located just eight minutes from downtown Charleston, offering panoramic views of historic Charleston Harbor and Ft. Sumter. The Par-3 17th hole is perennially awarded “Best Par-3 in the Lowcountry.”

PINE FOREST COUNTRY CLUB

THE PLANTATION COURSE AT EDISTO

1000 Congressional Blvd. Summerville, SC 29483 843.851.1193 pineforestcountryclub.com ARCHITECTS Robert Spence, Ken Killian

19 Fairway Dr. Edisto Island, SC 29438 843.869.1111 theplantationcourseatedisto.com ARCHITECT Tom Jackson

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MEN 6,614 72 72.5 137

MEN 6,130 70 69.2 128

WOMEN 4,990 72 70.8 115

WOMEN 4,438 70 62.3 106

Discover the “Hidden Gem of Charleston.” With five sets of tees and natural beauty that is reminiscent of Pinehurst, Pine Forest is a must play while in the Charleston area. Located off I-26 in historic Summerville.

After a complete renovation was finished in 2006, this course offers superb year round conditions. Nestled among giant live oaks, magnolias and towering palms, it’s sure to challenge golf enthusiasts from all skill levels.

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RIVERTOWNE COUNTRY CLUB 1700 RiverTowne Country Club Dr. Mt. Pleasant, SC 29466 843.849.2400 or 866.216.3777 rivertownecountryclub.com

SEABROOK ISLAND CLUB CROOKED OAKS

ARCHITECT Robert Trent Jones, Sr. YARDS PAR RATING SLOPE

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MEN 6,679 72 72.3 132

MEN 6,341 72 71.4 134

WOMEN 5,089 72 70.6 126

WOMEN 5,137 72 71.8 123

An Arnold Palmer signature design with five sets of tees ranging from 5100 to 7200 yards. Native pampas grass, marshlands, and live oaks create breathtaking vistas that make RiverTowne a golf course you will truly enjoy.

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.

SEABROOK ISLAND CLUB OCEAN WINDS

SHADOWMOSS PLANTATION GOLF CLUB

3772 Seabrook Island Rd. Johns Island, SC 29455 843.768.2529 discoverseabrook.com

20 Dunvegan Dr. Charleston, SC 29414 843.556.8251 or 800.338.4971 shadowmossgolf.com

ARCHITECT Willard Byrd YARDS PAR RATING SLOPE

ARCHITECT Russell Breeden YARDS PAR RATING SLOPE

MEN 6,473 72 71.9 140

MEN 6,399 72 70.6 127

WOMEN 5,657 72 73.9 129

WOMEN 5,169 72 70.3 114

Ocean Winds Golf Course, designed by Willard Byrd, is a 6,765-yard, par 72 course that takes you to the Atlantic Ocean, framed by sundrenched dunes and salt marshes.

Shadowmoss offers immaculate Champion Ultradwarf greens and has five sets of tees that make it enjoyable for all golfers. Golf Digest calls it “the best golf value in Charleston”.

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ARCHITECT Arnold Palmer

3772 Seabrook Island Rd. Johns Island, SC 29455 843.768.2529 discoverseabrook.com


THE LINKS AT STONO FERRY 4812 Stono Links Dr. Hollywood, SC 29449 843.763.1817 stonoferrygolf.com

WHAT T O SEE & DO

ARCHITECT Ron Garl

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THE GOLF CLUB AT WESCOTT PLANTATION 5000 Wescott Club Dr. Summerville, SC 29485 843.871.2135 or 866.211.GOLF wescottgolf.com ARCHITECT Dr. Michael Hurdzan

YARDS PAR RATING SLOPE

MEN 6,451 72 71.4 132

MEN 6,745 72 72.9 133

WOMEN 4,966 72 64.5 112

WOMEN 5,086 72 70.8 126

Known for its back nine heroics, daring shots along the Intracoastal Waterway, breathtaking views and the intimidating island green 18th hole, this Ron Garl design is the one course you must play in Charleston.

The area’s only golf course with 27 holes, featuring three distinctly different nine holes to challenge every club in your bag. The design captures the traditional flavor of low flowing earthworks and classic bunkering.

WILD DUNES RESORT HARBOR COURSE

WILD DUNES RESORT LINKS COURSE

5757 Palm Blvd. Isle of Palms, SC 29451 843.886.2164 or 888.343.7921 wilddunes.com

5757 Palm Blvd. Isle of Palms, SC 29451 843.886.2164 or 888.343.7921 wilddunes.com ARCHITECT Tom Fazio

ARCHITECT Tom Fazio YARDS PAR RATING SLOPE

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MEN 5,900 70 69.2 127

MEN 6,193 72 70.4 128

WOMEN 4,689 70 68.1 117

WOMEN 4,907 72 70.4 120

With a par of 70, this challenging 6,359 yard course requires accurate shot making and a thoughtful plan of attack. Considered by Fazio as one of his “favorites,” the Harbor Course is a true test of golf.

Designed by Tom Fazio, the Links Course has been described as the ultimate in seaside golf. The Links presents the combined challenges of the Atlantic Ocean, relentless winds and breathtaking coastal terrain.

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Charleston welcomes you to elevate your golf experience. Spectacular, scenic courses. Nationally celebrated restaurants. Beautiful beaches and legendary hospitality.

CharlestonGolfGuide.com The Ocean Course at Kiawah Island Golf Resort – Host of the 2021 PGA Championship


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Football Hall of Fame offensive tackle for the Oakland Raiders, Art Shell, born in Charleston in 1946, became the first African-American head coach in National Football League history.

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PROFESSIONAL SPORTS AND VENUES CHARLESTON AREA CONVENTION CENTER CAMPUS 5001 Coliseum Dr. North Charleston, SC 29418 843.529.5011 charlestonconventioncenter.com The campus features over 150,000 sq ft of meeting/exhibit space and an adjoining performing arts center. Steps away are the North Charleston Coliseum & Embassy Suites Hotel.

CHARLESTON BATTERY/ MUSC HEALTH STADIUM

A premier professional soccer venue & home to the American Professional Soccer Club in the USL 2nd Division.

CHARLESTON RIVERDOGS BASEBALL JOSEPH P. RILEY, JR. PARK 360 Fishburne St. Charleston, SC 29403 843.577.3647 riverdogs.com The RiverDogs are a Class-A affiliate of the NY Yankees in the South Atlantic League. Food offerings that have been featured in Esquire, Man v. Food, Rachel Ray and more.

SOUTH CAROLINA STINGRAYS HOCKEY / NORTH CHARLESTON COLISEUM 3300-B West Montague Ave. North Charleston, SC 29418 843.744.2248 stingrayshockey.com Celebrate a cool night out with SC’s only professional ECHL hockey team. The Stingrays invite families, groups of friends, and others. Groups of 10+ receive a discount rate.

COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON SPORTS cofcsports.com Ticket Office: 843.953.COFC (2632)

THE CITADEL SPORTS citadelsports.com Ticket Office: 843.953.DOGS (3647)

CHARLESTON SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY SPORTS csusports.com Ticket Office: 843.863.7670

NCAA EVENTS AWARDED BY ATHLETIC CONFERENCES: COLONIAL ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION MEN’S BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP March 3-6, 2018

SOUTHERN CONFERENCE MEN’S AND WOMEN’S RIFLE NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP March 3-4, 2018

SOUTHERN CONFERENCE MEN’S WRESTLING CHAMPIONSHIP March 3, 2018

NCAA MEN’S AND WOMEN’S RIFLE NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP March 8-10, 2018

ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE (ACC) MEN’S AND WOMEN’S SOCCER SEMI-FINALS AND CHAMPIONSHIPS To Be Determined

GILDAN CHARLESTON CLASSIC NCAA MEN’S BASKETBALL INVITATIONAL November 15-18, 2018

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1990 Daniel Island Dr. Daniel Island, SC 29492 843.971.GOAL charlestonbattery.com

COLLEGE SPORTS Charleston SC is home to three Division I NCAA colleges/universities that produce a large number of competitions -- College of Charleston, The Citadel and Charleston Southern University athletic departments all host hundreds of athletic games and tournaments. From August to May each year, they have 46 NCAA-sanctioned athletic men and women teams for 15 different sports disciplines.


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CHARLESTON’S ANNUAL MARQUEE SPORTS EVENTS

8TH ANNUAL CHARLESTON MARATHON, ½ MARATHON, 5K, BIKE & EXPO City of Charleston, North Charleston January 12-13, 2018

14TH ANNUAL CAROLINA CHALLENGE CUP MUSC Health Stadium, Daniel Island February 17, 20, 24, 2018

Course begins on the historic streets of Charleston and finishes in Park Circle, a quaint retail area of North Charleston. EXPO held at Charleston Gaillard Center. Up to 8,500 participants from 50 states and 6 countries! charlestonmarathon.com

A four-team, round robin, pre-season competition hosted by the USL professional soccer team, Charleston Battery. Six games including three MLS teams; Atlanta United, Columbus Crew SC and Minnesota United. charlestonbattery.com

Mid-major collegiate conference tournament with ten 2018 COLONIAL ATHLETIC schools, including local host, College of Charleston, ASSOCIATION MEN’S BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP compete for the opportunity to go to the NCAA North Charleston Coliseum March 3-6, 2018

46TH ANNUAL VOLVO CAR OPEN, WTA PREMIER TOURNAMENT Family Circle Tennis Center, Daniel Island

tournament. Broadcast on CBS Sports. caasports.com

Largest women’s only tennis tournament in the world. Up to 100,000 spectators and more than 70 worldclass, women athletes to participate in WTA premier tournament. Over 100 live hours on Tennis Channel. volvocaropen.com

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SPORTS For a full calendar including new events as they are announced visit us online at sportscouncil.org

41ST ANNUAL COOPER RIVER BRIDGE RUN 10K Mt. Pleasant and City of Charleston April 7, 2018

23RD ANNUAL SPERRY CHARLESTON RACE WEEK Charleston Harbor April 12-15, 2018

TD Arena, CofC Campus, Charleston November 15, 16 and 18, 2018

27TH ANNUAL CHARLESTON SPRINT TRIATHLON SERIES James Island County Park May 20, June 17, July 8, July 29, August 12

bridgerun.com Consists of 250 boats competing in the largest regatta of its kind in the Western Hemisphere. Over 2,500 participants, representing 27 states and seven countries. charlestonraceweek.com W HAT T O SEE & DO

11TH ANNUAL GILDAN CHARLESTON CLASSIC

A world-class competition, ranked #4 in the US and #18 in the world as the largest 10K road race with 40,000 participants.

The ESPN-owned event includes eight NCAA men’s basketball teams from top conferences, such as ACC, SEC, A10, Big Ten and Big 12, playing 12 games during a four-day weekend. Broadcast on ESPNU, ESPN2. charlestonclassic.com The five-race sprint triathlon series features a 600-yard freshwater swim, 12-mile bike ride, and 5K flat run with up to 400 participants for each race. ccprc.com

41ST ANNUAL KIAWAH ISLAND MARATHON, ½ MARATHON

Includes 4,000+ full and ½ marathon race participants. Often used as a Boston Marathon Qualifier due to its flat and scenic course.

Kiawah Island Golf Resort

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COMING UP! Plan ahead for these prestigious events. 2019 USGA WOMEN’S OPEN Country Club of Charleston, May 30-June 2, 2019

Considered the world’s premier women’s golf championship and the most sought-after title in women’s golf. The 74th edition will be the second USGA event hosted at the golf course, since the US Women’s Amateur in August 2013. usga.org

2021 PGA CHAMPIONSHIP The Ocean Course, Kiawah Island Golf Resort May, 2021

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The 103rd edition of the major returns to the Pete Dyedesigned oceanfront layout after its first visit in August 2012. The PGA Championship is the only one of golf’s four majors to ever be hosted in South Carolina. pga.com

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Sweetgrass basket making is an art brought from Africa. Baskets were originally sewn by the men and used as rice winnowing fans. Known for their perfection and high quality, fanners were even used to cradle infants while their mothers worked.

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ART GALLERIES ADELE’S POTTERY 1659 Middle St. Sullivans Island, SC 29482 843.883.9545 Featuring hand-thrown and handbuilt clay works, each one of a kind piece reflects her love for the sand and sea. Her work has been enjoyed by patrons worldwide for 38 years.

ANGLIN SMITH FINE ART 9 Queen St. Charleston, SC 29401 843.853.0708 anglinsmith.com

ATRIUM ART GALLERY 61 Queen St. Charleston, SC 29401 843.973.3300 atriumartgallery.com “Charleston’s Most Exciting Art Space” contemporary, abstract, landscape, realism, Lowcountry and black & white photography from local, national and worldwide artists.

CHARLESTON GALLERY ASSOCIATION charlestongalleryassociation.com Charleston Gallery Association with over 40 art galleries in the greater Charleston area. Visit our website for a printable map and a link to all galleries and art offerings.

31 Broad St. Charleston, SC 29401 843.853.5002 edwarddare.com Visit this gallery for works that celebrate the colorful tapestry of the southern coastal culture including crashing waves, lush marshes, wildlife & sensitive portraits.

GALLERY CHUMA 188 Meeting St. Charleston, SC 29401 843.722.1702 gallerychuma.com Features investment grade Gullah Art by Jonathan Green and others. Located in the heart of the City Market. Take a piece of Gullah Culture home with you.

THE GEORGE GALLERY 50 Bogard St. Charleston, SC 29403 843.579.7328 georgegalleryart.com The George Gallery represents local and nationally recognized contemporary artists. The gallery specializes in abstract and non-objective paintings.

GRAND BOHEMIAN GALLERY 55 Wentworth St. Charleston, SC 29401 843.724.4130 grandbohemiangallery.com The Grand Bohemian Gallery, located within the luxury hotels of The Kessler Collection, is one of the most eclectic and visually stimulating art galleries in the nation.

CORRIGAN GALLERY, LLC

HALSEY INSTITUTE OF CONTEMPORARY ART

7 Broad St. Charleston, SC 29401 843.722.9868 corrigangallery.com

161 Calhoun St. Charleston, SC 29401 843.953.4422 halsey.cofc.edu

Corrigan Gallery - local, contemporary fine art of museum quality. All budgets for discerning collectors. Charleston Renaissance works available. 28 years of experience.

On the campus of the College of Charleston, the Halsey Institute presents innovative and adventurous art from all over the world in an accessible and engaging setting.

DOG & HORSE FINE ART

HELENA FOX FINE ART, LLC

102 Church St. Charleston, SC 29401 843.577.5500 dogandhorsefineart.com

106-A Church St. Charleston, SC 29401 843.723.0073 helenafoxfineart.com

Offering extensive inventory, commissioned portraits and art advisory services to build collections of 19th–21st century art for clients. US and European artists on view.

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Peruse nationally and internationally acclaimed representational art including Southern Master West Fraser, wildlife bronze sculptor Kent Ullberg and goldsmith Sarah Amos.

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A gallery for contemporary realism and color. Featuring works by painter Betty Anglin Smith & her triplets, Jennifer Smith Rogers, Shannon Smith Hughes, Tripp Smith & others.

EDWARD DARE GALLERY


ARTWALK with us! First Friday of MARCH, MAY, OCT, DEC

Visit our website to download a printable map www.charlestongalleryassociation.com charlestongalleryassociation

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LOWCOUNTRY ARTISTS

SPENCER ART GALLERY I & II

148 East Bay St. Charleston, SC 29401 843.577.9295 lowcountryartists.com

55 & 57 Broad St. Charleston, SC 29401 843.722.6854 spencerartgallery.com

The oldest artist-owned and operated gallery in Charleston. This large gallery features lowcountrythemed fine art and hosts artist receptions every first Friday, 5-8pm.

On Gallery Row in the historic French Quarter, over 500 works of contemporary fine art by over 50 artists are shown salon style. View the art, meet attending artist, browse.

MEYER VOGL GALLERY

WELLS GALLERY - KIAWAH

122 Meeting St. Charleston, SC 29401 843.805.7144 meyervogl.com

1 Sanctuary Beach Dr. Johns Island, SC 29455 843.576.1290 wellsgallery.com

Contemporary fine art gallery in Charleston’s French Quarter. Featuring paintings by Laurie Meyer & Marissa Vogl, we also exhibit works by nationally recognized guest artists.

The premier gallery at The Sanctuary Resort on Kiawah Island, dedicated to providing contemporary art works focused on the Lowcountry and Southern experience. Open daily.

MITCHELL HILL 438 King St. Charleston, SC 29403 843.564.0034 mitchellhillinc.com A contemporary gallery & interior design firm, featuring original artworks by 30+ artists as well as high-end furniture & accessories. Located on upper King Street.

REDUX CONTEMPORARY ART CENTER 1056 King St. Charleston, SC 29403 843.722.0697 reduxstudios.org Charleston’s hub for contemporary art, featuring three galleries, 40 artist studios, classroom, print shop, darkroom, photo studio, outreach & special events hosted regularly.

ROBERT LANGE STUDIOS 2 Queen St. Charleston, SC 29401 843.805.8052 rlsart.com Voted Best Art Gallery 4 years in a row by the Charleston City Paper. RLS Represents the very best in emerging and mid career artists with a focus on contemporary realism.

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COMEDY 34 WEST THEATER COMPANY 200 Meeting St., Ste. 100 Charleston, SC 29401 843.901.9343 34west.org Original theater in the heart of Charleston! Enjoy comedies and musicals as you laugh with friends. Fun drinks and bites available. “Completely enchanting” - NYtheatre.com

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, & desserts. At downtown City Market.

PINEAPPLE TOUR GROUP PRESENTS Charleston, SC 29403 877.553.1670 pineappletourgroup.com Get ready to laugh uncontrollably as you experience the Charleston Comedy Bus. Hear about the stories you won’t find anywhere else! Entertainment purposes only, 21+.

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THEATER 99

CHARLESTON WINE + FOOD

280 Meeting St. Charleston, SC 29401 843.853.6687 theatre99.com

Charleston, SC 29403 843.727.9998 charlestonwineandfood.com

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. In-house bar.

Lauded as one of the country’s premier culinary experiences, Charleston Wine + Food celebrates 13 years of incredible taste February 28–March 4, 2018.

LOWCOUNTRY LOCAL FIRST

FESTIVALS & EVENTS 2ND SUNDAY ON KING King St. Charleston, SC 2ndsundayonkingstreet.com

843.740.5444 lowcountrylocalfirst.org Nonprofit that cultivates economic prosperity by strengthening community support for locally owned businesses & farmers shifting consumer spending from Big Box to local.

SCULPTURE IN THE SOUTH

71ST ANNUAL FESTIVAL OF HOUSES & GARDENS

Sculpture in the South promotes the appreciation of sculpture through education and the creation of an accessible public sculpture collection enhancing our community.

843.722.3405 historiccharleston.org View American architecture & arts in approx.150 of Charleston’s grandest, private homes & gardens. Georgian & antebellum periods & into early 20th century. March 15-April 21, 2018

CHARLESTON ANTIQUES SHOW 40 East Bay St. Charleston, SC 29401 843.723.1623 historiccharleston.org English, European & American period furnishings, fine art, vintage jewelry & silver, from the 17th to 20th centuries. Proceeds benefit Historic Charleston Foundation. March 16–18, 2018

CHARLESTON INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL Located at various venues downtown Charleston, SC charlestoniff.com

Summerville, SC 29484 843.851.7800 sculptureinthesouth.com

THE SOPHIA INSTITUTE 293 East Bay St. Charleston, SC 29401 843.720.8528 thesophiainstitute.org The Sophia Institute is a center of learning that provides lectures and retreats that foster the deepening of wisdom, for a more just, sustainable, and conscious world.

SOUTHEASTERN WILDLIFE EXPOSITION 211 Meeting St. Charleston, SC 29401 843.723.1748 sewe.com Feb 16-18, 2018. The largest wildlife art & sporting life event of its kind. A 3-day celebration showcasing 500 artists & exhibitors, wildlife experts, guides and more.

Unique film experience exploring all genre through features, documentaries, shorts & animations created by local, national & international filmmakers. Free workshops and more!

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On the 2nd Sunday of each month from 1-5pm, King Street is closed to all vehicular traffic to celebrate the best shopping, dining & services the region has to offer. Join us!


SPOLETO FESTIVAL USA

QUE D’KEYS DUELING PIANO BAR

14 George St. Charleston, SC 29401 843.722.2764 spoletousa.org

32-D North Market St. Charleston, SC 29401 843.577.2474 quedkeys.com

May 25-June 10, 2018. Spoleto Festival USA fills Charleston’s theaters, churches and outdoor spaces with opera, theater, dance, and chamber, symphonic, choral, and jazz music.

Downtown’s only Dueling Piano Bar and guaranteed to have you on your feet dancing, singing and laughing with your friends. Open Thursday-Saturday. See Facebook for show times.

MUSIC

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BRAD AND JENNIFER MORANZ PRESENT Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464 843.416.8453 bradandjennifermoranz.com Bringing their Broadway experience to Charleston, Brad and Jennifer Moranz create spectacular musical variety shows for the whole family presented throughout the year.

CHARLESTON JAZZ 93 Spring St. Charleston, SC 29403 843.641.0011 charlestonjazz.com 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!

THE CHARLESTON MUSIC HALL 37 John St. Charleston, SC 29403 843.853.2252 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.

CHARLESTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Charleston, SC 29401 843.723.7528 charlestonsymphony.com Charleston’s professional, world-class symphony, performing from September-May. With Masterworks, Chamber Music, and Pops Series, there is something for every musical taste!

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THE SOUND OF CHARLESTON 150 Meeting St. Charleston, SC 29401 800.838.3006 soundofcharleston.com Hear the music that helps define Charleston’s history—gospel, Gershwin, Civil War songs, classics —at Circular Congregational Church.

THEATER & THEATER VENUES 34 WEST THEATER COMPANY 200 Meeting St., Ste. 100 Charleston, SC 29401 843.901.9343 34west.org Original theater in the heart of Charleston! Enjoy comedies and musicals as you laugh with friends. Fun drinks and bites available. “Completely enchanting” - NYtheatre.com

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, & desserts. At downtown City Market.

BRAD AND JENNIFER MORANZ PRESENT Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464 843.416.8453 bradandjennifermoranz.com Bringing their Broadway experience to Charleston, Brad and Jennifer Moranz create spectacular musical variety shows for the whole family presented throughout the year.

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CHARLESTON PERFORMING ARTS CENTER 873 Folly Rd. Charleston, SC 29412 843.991.5582 charlestonperformingarts.org

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Our cozy 70-seat venue boasts unparalleled original dance musicals and music revues currated with guest artists and local professionals. Drinks and dessert served tableside.

CHARLESTON STAGE COMPANY 135 Church St. Charleston, SC 29401 843.577.7183 charlestonstage.com WHAT T O SEE & DO

South Carolina’s largest professional theatre company in residence at the Historic Dock Street Theatre, “America’s First Theatre.” Explore a full season of plays and musicals.

THE FOOTLIGHT PLAYERS 20 Queen St. Charleston, SC 29401 843.722.7521 footlightplayers.net Longest running theater (86 yrs) in the City of Charleston. This year: The Wedding Singer, An Act of God, The Addams Family, Annie, Vanya and Sonia and Singin’ In The Rain.

NORTH CHARLESTON PERFORMING ARTS CENTER 5001 Coliseum Dr. North Charleston, SC 29418 843.529.5050 northcharlestoncoliseumpac.com

2018 SEASON I GOT YOU BABE SUPER FREAK SHE DRIVES ME CRAZY UPTOWN GIRL MOONSHINE COUNTY CHRISTMAS

The 2,300 seat North Charleston Performing Arts Center features a state-of-the-art performance venue for events ranging from conference speakers to Broadway-style productions.

OLD BETHEL SERIES 843.557.4080 ladyinwhiteprod.com Interactive living history stage play about the Gullah-Geechee. Performed in 220-yr old church, Charleston’s third oldest structure and a registered National Historical Monument.

“Simply Delightful” NYTheatre.com 200 MEETING STREET EX PLO RECH A R L E S T O N . C OM

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The Sound of Charleston

From Gospel to Gershwin

Charleston’s history as heard through her music

“The best night out in the city... a must see performance.” ~ Frommers Travel Guide

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PERFORMANCES: Wednesdays at 7pm March - May and September - November December Holiday Editions: Friday evenings

See complete schedule and and ticket information at www.soundofcharleston.com or call (800) 838-3006.


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William Deas created She-crab soup while serving as butler and cook to Charleston mayor, Robert Goodwyn Rhett. Deas created the unique dish to impress the visiting President William Howard Taft, thus inventing the delicacy now featured on menus of many Charleston restaurants.

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ANTIQUES CHARLESTON ANTIQUES SHOW 843.722.3405 historiccharleston.org/antiquesshow English, European & American period furnishings, fine art, vintage jewelry & silver, from the 17th to 20th centuries. Proceeds benefit Historic Charleston Foundation.

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GEORGE C. BIRLANT & CO. ANTIQUES 191 King St. Charleston, SC 29401 843.722.3842 birlant.com Third generation, family owned antiques establishment specializing in 18th and 19th century furniture, silver, china, crystal & brass as well as bench made reproductions.

CHANNELS OF CHARLESTON 507 King St. Charleston, SC 29401 843.297.4036 thechannelsofcharleston.com Lowcountry inspired lifestyle boutique. Relaxed family atmosphere, exceptional customer service and fine quality goods for men & women.

DRIFT 1440 Ben Sawyer Blvd., #1104 Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464 843.494.8048 driftcharleston.com Products include items found in Southeast Asia, handmade jewelry created in store and brands from Australia, Hawaii and California. DRIFT has a little something for everyone!

GWYNN’S OF MOUNT PLEASANT

WYNSUM ANTIQUES AND INTERIORS

916 Houston Northcutt Blvd. Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464 843.849.9667 gwynns.com

648 King St. Charleston, SC 29403 843.805.4613 aimonking.com

The ultimate, luxury shopping destination. Since 1967, we’ve offered the best lines in clothing and accessories; cosmetics and skincare; and upscale gifts & home accessories.

AIM on King is a creative source for antiques & home interiors for the public and trade. Providing a unique shopping experience that drives long-term loyalty.

CLOTHING BEN SILVER 149 King St. Charleston, SC 29401 843.577.4556 or 800.221.4671 bensilver.com World renowned sophisticated purveyor of fine clothing and accessories from head to toe (and more!) for the discerning gentleman. “Classic style has always been our business.”

BERLINS FOR WOMEN 116 King St. Charleston, SC 29401 843.723.5591 berlinsforwomen.com

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, we stock over 50 of the world’s best designers. Find our entire selection online.

HOUSE OF SAGE 51 George St., Unit B Charleston, SC 29401 843.573.7256 houseofsage.com House of Sage has the best styles in contemporary and boho fashion for women, jewelry and gifts. Located in downtown Charleston at 51 George Street.

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Upscale, Designer Handbag & Accessory Brand Inspired By & Designed In The Lowcountry.

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IBU

MOSA BOUTIQUE

183 B King St. Charleston, SC 29401 843.327.8304 ibumovement.com

420 King St., Ste. G Charleston, SC 29403 843.212.5853 mosaboutique.com

Luxurious clothing, jewelry and home decor hand-crafted by global women artisans. New King Street showroom, workroom and rooftop terrace celebrating global glamour.

Located on King Street, MOSA Boutique carefully curates their inventory to feature upscale American and European brands. Shop the latest trends online and in store.

INDIGO & COTTON

SHIRTINI

79 Cannon St. Charleston, SC 29403 843.718.2980 indigoandcotton.com

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

A well-edited selection of independent designers from the U.S., Europe and Japan. Selected as part of the GQ 100 top men’s stores in America. Established in 2011.

Modern classics, effortless style & a curated selection of menswear inspired shirts for women, all buttoned up in a crisp white shop. Come here for the perfect white shirt.

ISLAND SURF COMPANY

THE SKINNY DIP: A CHARLESTON EDITION

1101 B Ocean Blvd. Isle of Palms, SC 29451 843.886.8388 islandsurfcoiop.com All major brands, jewelry, beach/swim apparel, shoes, sunglasses, seashells, unique souvenirs, hermit crabs, beach toys. Rentals - Bikes/Chairs/ Surfboards/Paddleboards.

JORDAN LASH CHARLESTON 305 King St. Charleston, SC 29403 843.804.6710 jordanlash.com Charleston’s premier men’s clothing store with outstanding brands, unparalleled service & great style. Shop with confidence and ease on Historic King Street.

M. DUMAS & SONS 294 King St. Charleston, SC 29401 843.723.8603 mdumasandsons.com Since 1917, 3 generations of this family-owned retailer have outfitted the best-dressed gentlemen in sportswear to fine clothing for men from the best brands in the industry.

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345 King St. Charleston, SC 29403 843.872.5610 skinnydipcharleston.com A collective-style store featuring a mix of men’s, women’s and lifestyle brands from around the country. Upstairs has a wine, coffee bar and outdoor patio to sip & relax on.

SPARTINA 449 300 King St. Charleston, SC 29401 843.974.4684 spartina449.com/charleston Lowcountry inspired, women’s lifestyle brand featuring linen and leather handbags, accessories & jewelry. Designs are colorful and coastal, fashionable and functional.

ST. JOHN 124 Market St. Charleston, SC 29401 843.577.5888 sjk.com St. John, an American luxury house founded in 1962 on the premise of an iconic knit dress. The collection remains the same as from the very startmodern, timeless & elegant.

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TROUBADOUR 1630 Meeting St., Ste. 203 Charleston, SC 29405 910.431.3024 troubadourclothing.com A women’s clothing line from FIT grad and Carolina native, Lindsey Carter. Carried at Neiman Marcus, Anthropologie & boutiques nationwide, designs are fresh, modern & hip.

TRUNK CLUB 701 East Bay St., Ste. 108 Charleston, SC 29403 800.385.0100 trunkclub.com

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JEWELRY BEADS ON CANNON 87 Cannon St. Charleston, SC 29403 843.723.5648 beadsoncannon.com Two fabulous floors of beads from all over the world! We carry everything to do with beading. Best store in southeast, located downtown. 11am–5pm daily including Sunday.

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CANDY SHOP VINTAGE 9 Cannon St. Charleston, SC 29403 843.737.4289 candyshopvintage.com One of a kind vintage and vintage inspired jewelry featuring reimagined creations by local designer Deirdre Zahl. Shop unique pieces and a variety of Charleston Rice Beads.

CHARLESTON RICE BEADS 9 Cannon St. Charleston, SC 29403 843.737.4289 charlestonricebeads.com Charleston Rice Beads by Candy Shop Vintage are a revival of vintage design. Designer Deirdre Zahl has re-imagined these chains that pay homage to our city’s port history.

CHARLESTON RICE BEADS BY GOLD CREATIONS 74 South Market St. Charleston, SC 29401 843.577.4862 goldcreationschas.com Come by family-owned Gold Creations in the City Market and take home a piece of Charleston. Our Charleston Rice Beads are the classic expression of Southern culture and style.

CROGHAN’S JEWEL BOX 308 King St. Charleston, SC 29401 843.723.3594 croghansjewelbox.com A menagerie of designer & estate jewelry, beautiful antique silver & unusual gifts. Specializing in exquisite ideas for events. For over 100 years the place that locals shop.

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GOLD CREATIONS 74 S. Market St. Charleston, SC 29401 843.577.4862 goldcreationschas.com Gold Creations charms visitors with Charleston inspired 14K gold and sterling silver southern style jewelry. Come see our Charleston Charms, Charleston Gates, and Rice Beads.

IBU 183 B King St. Charleston, SC 29401 843.327.8304 ibumovement.com Luxurious clothing, jewelry and home decor hand-crafted by global women artisans. New King Street showroom, workroom and rooftop terrace celebrating global glamour.

JOINT VENTURE ESTATE JEWELERS 185 King St. Charleston, SC 29401 843.722.6730 jventure.com Consignments of fine, preowned, estate jewelry & watches, platinum engagement rings, necklaces, bracelets, earrings, Omega, Rolex, Patek. Jewelry & watch repairs & batteries.

MARKET SHOP OF HISTORIC CHARLESTON FOUNDATION 188 Meeting St. Charleston, SC 29401 843.300.4952 historiccharleston.org/shop Featuring locally-made & inspired gifts. Jewelry, furnishings, Charleston-related books & tasty treats. Enjoy tax-free shopping & support local preservation efforts.

SPARTINA 449 300 King St. Charleston, SC 29401 843.974.4684 spartina449.com/charleston Lowcountry inspired, women’s lifestyle brand featuring linen and leather handbags, accessories & jewelry. Designs are colorful and coastal, fashionable and functional.

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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.

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OUTLETS & MALLS CITADEL MALL

BITTERMILK COCKTAIL MIXERS

2070 Sam Rittenberg Blvd. Charleston, SC 29407 843.766.8511 citadelmall.net

N. Charleston, SC 29418 843.641.0455 bittermilk.com

Citadel Mall, find great retailers like Belk, Dillard’s, Sears & Target, over 60 specialty stores, restaurants & IMAX theatre. Shop Bath & Body Work, Journeys, LOFT and more.

FRESHFIELDS VILLAGE

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SPECIALTY PRODUCTS

165 Village Green Lane Johns Island, SC 29455 843.768.6491 freshfieldsvillage.com Freshfields Village is a true town-center offering a unique mix of shopping, dining, service, and lodging establishments all shaped by Lowcountry tradition and high style.

MT. PLEASANT TOWNE CENTRE 1600 Palmetto Grande Dr. Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464 843.216.9900 mtpleasanttownecentre.com Voted “Charleston’s Best Shopping Destination.” 60 shops & restaurants, plus a 16-screen theatre, this open air center is minutes from the beaches and downtown Charleston.

NORTHWOODS MALL 2150 Northwoods Blvd., #60 North Charleston, SC 29406 843.797.3062 shopnorthwoodsmall.com Located off I-26 at exit 209. More than 130 stores, restaurants & services including Belk, Dillard’s, JC Penney, Sears, Stadium Theater, Play Area & King Street Grille.

TANGER OUTLET CENTER 4840 Tanger Outlet Blvd. North Charleston, SC 29418 843.529.3095 tangeroutlet.com/charleston Experience head-turning style and incredible savings on over 85 brands like Saks Fifth OFF 5TH, American Eagle, Ann Taylor, Banana Republic Factory, Michael Kors and more.

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Cocktail mixers for cocktail enthusiasts. Bittermilk mixers are handcrafted in Charleston, SC by bartenders with real ingredients. The labor is in the bottle. Just add booze.

BRACKISH 843.276.0075 brackishbowties.com Feather bow ties handcrafted locally using intricate detail not found in mass production. The ties are sustainable works of art; a perfect addition to any southern wedding.

BULLS BAY SALTWORKS McClellanville, SC 843.226.3360 bullsbaysaltworks.com Bulls Bay Sea Salt brings the South into your kitchen with an exceptional line of wholesome solar evaporated culinary sea salts from pristine waters north of Charleston, SC.

BYRD COOKIE COMPANY 139 Market St. Charleston, SC 29401 843.579.2909 byrdcookiecompany.com Since 1924, Byrd’s Cookies has offered delicious cookies in unique flavors. Stop by for free samples and shop our collection of southern delectables and gifts, 7 days a week.

CALLIE’S CHARLESTON BISCUITS 843.577.1198 calliesbiscuits.com Touted by Saveur, Food & Wine, and Oprah among others, Callie’s Biscuits & their collection of pimento cheeses & artisan products are made-by-hand by a small team of bakers.

CHARLESTON BUY WAY 843.277.2619 buywayofcharleston.com Come to one place to buy your Charleston mementos! We offer an array of local foods and gifts! From the benne wafer to the handmade oyster shucker, we have it all!

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CHARLESTON MIX

HOOCH FIZZY MIXER

866.810.4915 charlestonmix.com

Sullivans Island, SC 404.557.7178 oandohooch.com

Charleston Mix is made with an indubitable collection of premium ingredients that have been native to Lowcountry parties for centuries. It’s the Bloody Mary Perfected.

CHARLESTON SPECIALTY FOODS

WHAT T O SEE & DO

2408 Ashley River Rd., Unit Q Charleston, SC 29414 843.744.8991 charlestonspecialtyfoods.com

The One and Only Hooch is a bubbly, limeade mixer that plays well with vodka, tequila, dark rum, gin, and champagne. The 1 liter bottle serves as a mix and go cocktail!

KEN BOWMAN PHOTOGRAPHY, LLC Mt. Pleasant, SC 29466 843.270.1805 kenbowmanphotography.com

Charleston Specialty Foods offers a variety of southern treats from the best local brands around. Benne wafers, pecan pralines, cookies, grits, sauces, beans, rice and soups.

Charleston’s premier architecture and landscape photography plus images of the Carolina Lowcountry, beaches and lighthouses. Specializing in fine art canvas prints.

COASTAL TOUCH

KING BEAN COFFEE ROASTERS

Mt. Pleasant, SC 29466 843.606.0788 coastaltouch.com

North Charleston, North Charleston 29405 843.722.7650 kingbean.com

Coastaltouch.com offers visitors and residents creatively designed and locally made, quality products for practical use and gifting inspired by the history of Charleston.

We pair the renowned restaurants of Charleston with fine coffee sourced from growing regions around the world. Fresh and locally roasted. The coffee choice of the Lowcountry.

F & J BEVERAGE CO. LLC

KING OF POPS

Charleston, SC 29403 843.412.1401 fatandjuicymix.com

21 Spring St. Charleston, SC 29403 843.297.8039 kingofpops.com

Touted by Southern Living, Coastal Living, and Beverage Media among others, F&J Bloody Mary mix is available online and at select retailers nationwide...make it Fat & Juicy!

FOOD FOR THE SOUTHERN SOUL Charleston, SC 29407 843.762.9200 or 800.538.0003 foodforthesouthernsoul.com From shrimp sauce and dry rubs to stone-ground grits, Charleston Gold Rice and artichoke relish, Hagood is keeping the tradition of soulful southern food alive.

GREY GHOST BAKERY

Specializes in locally sourced, all natural frozen treats. We strive to use the freshest ingredients available and partner with local farmers to bring you unique flavors.

LOWCOUNTRY OLIVE OIL 272-A Meeting St. Charleston, SC 29401 843.297.0462 lowcountryoliveoil.com Delicious Carolina-infused olive oils & vinegars is what you’ll discover inside our historic store. Local gifts, delectable treats, art & candles, homegrown snacks & spices.

Charleston, SC 29412 803.238.1123 greyghostbakery.com Our recipes have been passed through our family for generations. A small family-owned bakery, we use only all natural ingredients to create our madefrom-scratch cookies.

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OLD WHALING COMPANY

SOUTH & KING GIFTING

1640 Ashley Hall Rd. Charleston, SC 29407 843.619.7799 oldwhalingcompany.com

843.737.1250 southandking.com

Hand crafted | sea inspired | bath + body + home goods. Daily at the Charleston City Market. Bar soaps, scrubs, body butter, candles, spa. Wholesale | collaborations welcome.

OLIVER PLUFF & CO. Charleston, SC 29416 843.719.6622 oliverpluff.com

ORIGINAL CHARLESTON BEDSWING ÂŽ 843.224.1584 originalcharlestonbedswing.com The Original Charleston Bedswing is built in Charleston of highest grade mahogany or cypress and covered in Outdura or Sunbrella fabric, the quality is unbeatable.

ST. JUDE FARMS 474 Wando Park Blvd. Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464 843.844.2221 stjudefarms.com St. Jude Farms is a family owned luxury eco sustainable seafood farm and company that supplies the finest restaurants and is a leader in the farm to table culinary movement.

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

Get all your favorite Charleston Classic Foods & Gifts all in one place.

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Oliver Pluff & Company creates historical teas, coffees, and Wassail spice blends from Early American heritage, hand packaged in Charleston, SC.

South & King is Charleston’s local go-to for custom gifts. Let us design, curate, and deliver perfectly tailored gifts for your upcoming special event.


VIRGIL KAINE

CANDLEFISH

843.343.4449 virgilkaine.com

71 Wentworth St., Ste. 102 Charleston, SC 29401 843.371.1434 candlefish.com

Handcrafted in SC, Virgil Kaine infuses fresh ginger with premium all-natural ingredients into an artisanal award-winning spirit, Virgil Kaine Ginger Infused Bourbon.

SPECIALTY SHOPS AFFORDABIKE BICYCLE SHOP

WHAT T O SEE & DO

534 King St. Charleston, SC 29403 843.789.3281 affordabike.com Custom-made beach cruisers and the largest selection of bikes and accessories in town. Known for our friendly and professional staff. Pickup/drop off service for rental bikes.

BEADS ON CANNON 87 Cannon St. Charleston, SC 29403 843.723.5648 beadsoncannon.com Two fabulous floors of beads from all over the world! We carry everything to do with beading. Best store in southeast, located downtown. 11am5pm Daily including Sunday.

BLUE BICYCLE BOOKS 420 King St. Charleston, SC 29403 843.722.2666 bluebicyclebooks.com The favorite locally-owned bookstore. Over 50,000 used, rare, local & new books. We focus on connecting writers with readers with writing programs, events & book signings.

BUXTON BOOKS 2A Cumberland St. Charleston, SC 29401 843.723.1670 tourcharleston.com For everyone who loves the wonder of books. Our new, regionally-focused, independent bookstore downtown at Concord & Cumberland Sts. Frequent signings and book-based tours.

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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 gifts.

CANDY SHOP VINTAGE 9 Cannon St. Charleston, SC 29403 843.737.4289 candyshopvintage.com One of a kind vintage and vintage inspired jewelry featuring reimagined creations by local designer Deirdre Zahl. Shop unique pieces and a variety of Charleston Rice Beads.

CAVIAR & BANANAS GOURMET MARKET & CAFE 51 George and 188 Meeting in City Market Great Hall Charleston, SC 29401 843.577.7757 caviarandbananas.com A gourmet market & cafe offering an epicurean experience to excite the senses. This upscale specialty food destination features breakfast, lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch.

CELADON 1015 Johnnie Dodds Blvd. Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464 843.884.7005 celadonathome.com Celadon is a fresh, fun and unexpected furniture and lifestyle shop curated through global travels and trends. The shop features artists and makers from Charleston and beyond.

CHARLESTON BUY WAY 843.277.2619 buywayofcharleston.com Come to one place to buy your Charleston mementos! We offer an array of local foods and gifts! From the benne wafer to the handmade oyster shucker, we have it all!

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CHARLESTON HARBOR MARINA STORE 32 Patriots Point Rd. Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464 843.284.7020 charlestonharbormarinastore.com The Marina Store carries resort wear for the whole family, nautical chic home décor, provisions for a day on the water and a spectacular view overlooking Charleston Harbor.

CHARLESTON TEA PLANTATION 6617 Maybank Hwy. Wadmalaw Island, SC 29487 843.559.0383 or 888.244.3569 charlestonteaplantation.com

CHRISTOPHE ARTISAN CHOCOLATIER-PATISSIER 90 Society St. Charleston, SC 29401 843.297.8674 christophechocolatier.com

Discover vomFASS Experience the World’s Finest Whiskies, Wines, Liqueurs, Oils, Vinegars and Spices Directly From the Cask at vomFASS

3rd generation French Chocolatier Christophe Paume & his Cafe offer sandwiches, baguettes, French pastry & chocolate: Hand-painted, bars & sculptures, even chocolate shoes!

EDMUND’S OAST EXCHANGE 1081 Morrison Blvd. Charleston, SC 29403 843.990.9449 edmundsoast.com/exchange

342 King Street Charleston, SC 29401 • (843) 212-5714 charleston.vomfassusa.com

Edmund’s Oast Exchange is a beer and wine retail store right next to Edmund’s Oast restaurant. The two-story space offers over 1,000 different varieties of beer and wine.

ELIZABETH STUART DESIGN 215 Coleman Blvd. Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464 843.388.3892 esdcharleston.com An elegant & eclectic boutique with lush furniture, jewelry & accessories. Providing comprehensive interior design services highlighting your personalized style & originality.

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Visit for a fun and educational one-of-a-kind experience. See & hear how tea is grown and made. Free Factory Tour, unique Gift Shop, great views and all the tea you can drink!


FIELDSHOP

IBU

334 Meeting St. Charleston, SC 29403 843.872.9073 ggfieldshop.com

183 B King St. Charleston, SC 29401 843.327.8304 ibumovement.com

Garden & Gun’s first retail concept offering a collection of fine sporting goods, apparel, barware, jewelry, gifts, entertaining notions & florals.

Luxurious clothing, jewelry and home decor hand-crafted by global women artisans. New King Street showroom, workroom and rooftop terrace celebrating global glamour.

FOR BARE FEET SHOPS

W HAT T O SEE & DO

85-B South Market St. Charleston, SC 29401 812.327.8337 forbarefeetshops.com Unique designs make the perfect souvenir or gift for everyone! Choose socks of your favorite sports teams, occupation, fun fashion, sea life & more! Buy 4, get $1 off.

KITCHEN & COMPANY 1118 Bowman Rd. Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464 843.849.0390 or 800.458.2616 kitchenandcompany.com Kitchen & Company is the authority for cooking, dining & entertaining, offering an awe-inspiring selection of merchandise to prepare & serve food.

FRIEDRICH’S OPTIK

LE CREUSET BOUTIQUE

194 King St. Charleston, SC 29401 843.212.5026 friedrichsoptik.com

112 North Market St. Charleston, SC 29401 843.720.5911 lecreuset.com/stores/charleston/10000181

Our frames are for people who see eye-wear not just as an accessory, but as an expression of their personality. See yourself in Friedrich’s!

Featuring cookware from iconic cast iron, to versatile stoneware and innovative wine accessories, the flagship Le Creuset Boutique has just the right item in store for you.

GOLD CREATIONS 74 S. Market St. Charleston, SC 29401 843.577.4862 goldcreationschas.com Gold Creations charms visitors with Charleston inspired 14K gold and sterling silver southern style jewelry. Come see our Charleston Charms, Charleston Gates, and Rice Beads.

GRAFT 700 King St., Ste. B Charleston, SC 29403 843.475.6723 graftchs.com Graft is a wine shop and wine bar coming soon to Charleston. Created by two longtime friends, it is a celebration of good wine, community, and great times.

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LILY 196 King St. Charleston, SC 29401 843.577.7633 lilycharleston.com Purveyors of life’s little luxuries. Intoxicating parfum, soaps lotions & potions, bespoke jewelry, candles, handbags, home goods, tucked into an artfully curated boutique.

LOWCOUNTRY OLIVE OIL 272-A Meeting St. Charleston, SC 29401 843.297.0462 lowcountryoliveoil.com Delicious Carolina-infused olive oils & vinegars is what you’ll discover inside our historic store. Local gifts, delectable treats, art & candles, homegrown snacks & spices.

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LULU BURGESS 409 King St. Charleston, SC 29403 843.405.1221 luluburgess.com Hysterical gifts, the perfect card, Charleston products, fabulous clothing, accessories, and more! Mention this guidebook on your first visit and get 15% off of one item.

MAC & MURPHY 74½ Cannon St. Charleston, SC 29403 843.576.4394 macandmurphy.com

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Located in a century old home on Cannon Street, we are a specialty lifestyle boutique that specializes in all things paper from custom stationery, cards, notebooks and more.

MERCANTILE AND MASH 701 East Bay St. Charleston, SC 29403 843.297.8385 mercandmash.com Located inside the Cigar Factory, featuring a provisions style retail center, casual eatery, provision stations, coffee shop, casual bar and a series of unique indoor markets.

MW HUNTER CUSTOM DESIGN LLC 1722 Ashley River Rd. Charleston, SC 29407 843.556.4939 mwhinteriordesign.com MW Hunter Lowcountry Gourmet Baskets & Gifts offers an array of locally-made gourmet goodies. We are known for specializing custom made baskets & gifts for any occasion.

The Cooking, Dining, & Entertaining StoreTM

OLD WHALING COMPANY 1640 Ashley Hall Rd. Charleston, SC 29407 843.619.7799 oldwhalingcompany.com Hand crafted | sea inspired | bath + body + home goods. Daily at the Charleston City Market. Bar soaps, scrubs, body butter, candles, spa. Wholesale | collaborations welcome. Wine and Craft Beer

1118 BOWMAN RD, MOUNT PLEASANT (843) 849-0390 KITCHENANDCOMPANY.COM E XP LO REC H A R L E S T O N . C OM

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PAULINE BOOKS AND MEDIA 243 King St. Charleston, SC 29401 843.577.0175 Operated by the Daughters of St. Paul, offering a complete selection of Bibles, Christian books, music, confirmation gifts, medals, children’s books, cards and candles.

PLUFF MUD MERCANTILE 2408 R Ashley River Rd. Charleston, SC 29414 843.872.6022 pluffmudmercantile.com

W HAT T O SEE & DO

Goods for Salt & Soul. A local Charleston shopping place with an eclectic mix of hand selected apparel, home, & gift items, small batch and mainstream, or just fun & funky.

PRESERVATION SOCIETY OF CHARLESTON BOOK AND GIFT SHOP

THE SHOPS AT BELMOND CHARLESTON PLACE 205 Meeting St. Charleston, SC 29401 843.722.4900 or 888.635.2350 belmond.com/charleston-place An exclusive collection of world-famous stores in the heart of downtown Charleston. From Godiva to Gucci, the ultimate shopping experience & the finest selections in the city.

THE SHOPS OF HISTORIC CHARLESTON FOUNDATION 108 Meeting St. Charleston, SC 29401 843.724.8484 Locally-made and inspired gifts including jewelry, furnishings, Charleston-related books, and tasty treats. Enjoy tax-free shopping and support local preservation efforts.

SPARTINA 449

147 King St. Charleston, SC 29401 843.722.4630 preservationsociety.org

300 King St. Charleston, SC 29401 843.974.4684 spartina449.com/charleston

Featuring fine books & gifts relating to Charleston’s history and architecture, book signings & special events. The only preservation organization of its kind in America.

Lowcountry inspired, women’s lifestyle brand featuring linen and leather handbags, accessories & jewelry. Designs are colorful and coastal, fashionable and functional.

RHODES BOUTIQUE

TIGER LILY

92 Folly Rd. Charleston, SC 29407 843.225.5244 rhodesboutique.com

131 Spring St. Charleston, SC 29403 843.723.2808 or 800.844.8199 tigerlilyflorist.com

A specialty boutique offering ladies apparel, home décor, baby gifts, bridal, and more. We offer numerous embroidery services from personal to corporate orders.

Voted “Charleston’s Best Florist” since 2000, Tiger Lily is known for creating luxury floral designs and wedding decor. Delivering to homes, hotels, and businesses daily.

SAVANNAH BEE COMPANY

VOM FASS

216 King St. Charleston, SC 29401 843.722.5664 savannahbee.com

342 King St. Charleston, SC 29401-1440 843.212.5714 charleston.vomfassusa.com

A specialty honey and beeswaxed-based body care company. Come by our store to experience our signature honey tasting & try our all-natural and luxurious body care products.

We pride ourselves on our unique line of highquality oils, vinegars, and spirits, exquisitely bottled and packaged to your company’s exact needs.

WONDER WORKS

THE BOUTIQUE

975 Savannah Highway, #107 Charleston, SC 29407 843.573.9300 wonderworkscharleston.com

47 Broad St. Charleston, SC 29401 843.722.1441 theboutiquecharleston.com A Charleston institution which has been in business for over 50 years. Offering the finest gifts, china, linens, and lingerie. Come find that special gift at The Boutique.

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With toys for all ages of imagination, Charleston’s favorite local toy store fascinates visitors with inspiring ‘wonderfuntastical’ toys, gifts, books & gadgets!

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WOODHOUSE DAY SPA CHARLESTON 725 Johnnie Dodds Blvd. Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464 843.203.1772 charleston.woodhousespas.com Called the only real luxury spa in Charleston, we welcome you to escape into our serene spa and sip on some champagne, enjoy our cafe menu and shop in our boutique. Welcome!

W HAT T O SEE & DO

Apparel | Gifts | Embroidery South Windermere, 92 Folly Road

www.RhodesBoutique.com | 843.225.5244

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Open 7 days a week! 11am-5pm • BeadsOnCannon.com Find us on Facebook @beadsoncannon

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Septima Poinsett Clark, a leading voice in the struggle for Civil Rights, wrote “I have never moved away… Charleston is my home. I love the people, white and black. And I trust my last days will be spent there between the Ashley and Cooper rivers, where most Charlestonians never doubt, the Atlantic Ocean begins.”

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BLO BLOW DRY BAR 905 Houston Northcutt Blvd. Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464 843.805.4068 blomedry.com/locations/blo-blow-dry-barcharleston-mount-pleasant/

One Sanctuary Beach Dr. Kiawah Island, SC 29455 843.768.6340 kiawahresort.com

Blo is North America’s original blow dry bar. No cuts, no color: Just wash, blo, go. Our 10-seat bar can accommodate large groups and we also provide make-up services.

This Forbes Five Star Spa’s soothing treatments are derived from botanical extracts, nourishing seaweed, rich mud and natural enzymes, all offered in a spectacular setting.

COLUR STUDIOS

STOX & CO.

562 King St., Ste. 100 Charleston, SC 29403 843.253.4300 colurstudios.com Makeup artistry, eyebrow shaping, lash extensions, facials-led light therapy, natural beauty boutique, bridal and special occasions. WHAT T O SEE & DO

THE SANCTUARY SPA AT KIAWAH ISLAND GOLF RESORT

THE DEWBERRY CHARLESTON 334 Meeting St. Charleston, SC 29403 dewberryhotels.com Quiet luxury defines the space while cypress covered walls envelope and warm you. Immerse yourself in a deeply restorative experience through our signature treatments.

GORGEOUS GLO 611 Johnnie Dodds Blvd. Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464 843.800.5228 gorgeousglo.com We are experts in making you beautiful. Offering organic hand-sprayed tans, hair updos and blowouts, lashes, and make-up application. A 12seat salon and mobile services, too!

LORDIS LOFT SALON & DAY SPA 310 King St. Charleston, SC 29401 843.789.3581 lordisloft.com An upscale Aveda Salon & Spa located in the heart of downtown Charleston. We offer a full range of salon, spa & body treatments in a relaxed environment to promote well-being.

LORDIS LOFT SALON SPA 916 Savannah Hwy. Charleston, SC 29407 843.718.1090 lordisloft.com An upscale Aveda Salon located in the historic niche community of Avondale. We offer a full range of signature Aveda salon services and exclusively retail Aveda Products.

725 Coleman Blvd., Ste. 110 Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464 843.884.7233 stoxandco.com Award-winning wellness spa & salon offering facials, massage, airbrush tanning, waxing, threading, weddings, hair & nail spa, & a boutique with a wide selection to shop from.

THE SPA AT BELMOND CHARLESTON PLACE 205 Meeting St. Charleston, SC 29401 843.937.8522 belmond.com/charleston-place The full service and indulgent Spa at Belmond Charleston Place offers skin care services, body treatments, massage therapy and much more in a luxurious and relaxing space.

TEASE BLOW DRY BAR 430 King St. Charleston, SC 29403 843.724.9493 teaseblowdrybar.com Discover Tease, Charleston’s premier blow dry bar, located on upper King St. Just wash, blow & go - it’s that simple! We offer a range of hair styles & makeup application.

TROPICAL TAN & SPA 223 Calhoun St. Charleston, SC 29401 843.793.4595 tropicaltanandspa.com Look Good & Feel Great at Charleston’s newest spot for wellness & massage. Try our CBD oil for ultimate muscle relief! Mention this ad to receive $20 off your next massage.

WOODHOUSE DAY SPA CHARLESTON 725 Johnnie Dodds Blvd. Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464 843.203.1772 charleston.woodhousespas.com Called the only real luxury spa in Charleston, we welcome you to escape into our serene spa and sip on some champagne, enjoy our cafe menu and shop in our boutique. Welcome!

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OUR SPA SERVICES Tanning Beds • Massages Spray Tans • Saunas • Waxing

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Where to Dine Charleston 218 Daniel Island 246 East of the Cooper 246 Folly Beach 250 Johns Island 250 Kiawah Island 250 North Charleston 251 Seabrook Island 251 Summerville 251 Nightlife 252

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This is Waterfront Dining! Extraordinary Charleston harbor views | 21â „2 hour cruise Enjoy a three or four course made-to-order dinner Executive Chef uses fresh local, seasonal ingredients | Live Music Nightly

SpiritLineCr uises.com | 800.789.3678


CHARLESTON 39 RUE DE JEAN 39 John St. Charleston, SC 29403 843.722.8881 39ruedejean.com French style café & bar offering the best in Brasserie cuisine. Indoor/outdoor seating, cocktails & robust wine list. Sun brunch 10a, lunch daily 11:30a, dinner nightly 5:30p.

60 BULL CAFE 60 Bull St. Charleston, SC 29401 843.718.3145 60bull.com Nestled among historic oaks and stately Charleston residences, 60 Bull Cafe enlivens Harleston Village with an eclectic menu in an approachable and comfortable environment.

82 QUEEN

W HER E TO DIN E

82 Queen St. Charleston, SC 29401 843.723.7591 82queen.com Nestled in Charleston’s historic French Quarter for the past 33 years, known for gracious Southern hospitality & fresh local cuisine. Serving lunch, dinner & weekend brunch.

492 KING STREET 492 King St. Charleston, SC 29403 843.203.6338 492king.com 492 showcases award-winning cuisine by Chef Josh Keeler, craft cocktails and homemade desserts. Open for dinner, happy hour or Sunday brunch. Complimentary valet parking.

THE ALLEY 131 Columbus St. Charleston, SC 29403 843.818.4080 thealleycharleston.com The Alley offers an experience unique to Charleston. In addition to 8 bowling lanes and arcade games, the space features a 150 seat restaurant, 40ft bar and event space.

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AMEN STREET FISH AND RAW BAR 205 East Bay St. Charleston, SC 29401 843.853.8600 amenstreet.com Specializing in fresh, local, sustainable seafood dishes. We offer quintessential Lowcountry cuisine and the best variety of fresh shellfish and seafood in Charleston.

ANSON RESTAURANT 12 Anson St. Charleston, SC 29401 843.577.0551 ansonrestaurant.com Long known for taking the best ingredients historic Charleston’s seasons have to offer & crafting them into innovative turns on traditional Southern Cuisine.

THE BARBADOS ROOM 115 Meeting St. Charleston, SC 29401 843.577.2400 millshouse.com Whether it is an al fresco breakfast in the courtyard, a simple lunch or elegant dinner, The Barbadoes Room has a sophisticated, relaxed dining experience everyone can enjoy.

BASIL RESTAURANT DOWNTOWN CHARLESTON 460 King St. Charleston, SC 29403 843.724.3490 eatatbasil.com Refined Thai cuisine and an invigorating dining experience in the heart of downtown Charleston. Serving lunch throughout the week and happy hour. Indoor/outdoor dining.

BAY STREET BIERGARTEN 549 East Bay St. Charleston, SC 29403 843.266.2437 baystreetbiergarten.com In the atmosphere of a traditional Biergarten, enjoy Bavarian inspired, Southern-made cuisine alongside international beers on tap at the bar & directly at your table.

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35 S. Market Street Charleston, SC 29401 843-723-1151 www.oysterhouse.menu

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Waterfront Dining James Island 145 Wappoo Creek Dr. 843-795-1963

Rooftop Dining Downtown 41 S. Market St. 843-853-2900


BEECH

CARMELLA’S CAFE & DESSERT BAR

315 King St. Charleston, SC 29401 843.212.5414 thebeech.life

198 East Bay St. Charleston, SC 29401 843.722.5893 carmellasdessertbar.com

The basic necessities of a healthy diet including fresh: fruit, fish, rice and vegetables, sourced sustainably, locally and organically when possible. Fast-casual atmosphere.

Carmella’s on historic East Bay St. features handmade ice creams, Italian ice, premium coffees, wine, adult dessert cocktails, pastries, cannolis, cookies, & gourmet desserts.

BLOSSOM

CAROLINA ALE HOUSE DOWNTOWN CHARLESTON

171 East Bay St. Charleston, SC 29401 843.722.9200 blossomcharleston.com Blossom serves Lowcountry-inspired seafood showcasing simple, clean dishes sourced from area fishermen and farmers. Diners can choose to sit inside or on its charming patio.

Family-fun sports venue Carolina Ale House has scratch made food just right for everyone...72 beers on draft with an amazing view of Marion Square.

BUBBA GUMP SHRIMP CO. RESTAURANT & MARKET

CAVIAR & BANANAS GOURMET MARKET & CAFE

99 S. Market St. Charleston, SC 29401 843.723.5665 bubbagump.com

51 George and 188 Meeting in City Market Great Hall Charleston, SC 29401 843.577.7757 caviarandbananas.com

Serving shrimp specialties, chicken, pasta & other Lowcountry favorites. Our exciting atmosphere & inviting patio are located at the Market in a refurbished ice house c. 1880. W HER E TO DIN E

145 Calhoun St. Charleston, SC 29401 843.805.7020 carolinaalehouse.com

BUTCHER & BEE 1085 Morrison Dr. Charleston, SC 29403 843.619.0202 butcherandbee.com Honest-to-goodness eats made with locally sourced ingredients. Serving Middle Eastern-leaning menus for breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner.

CANNON GREEN 103 Spring St. Charleston, SC 29403 843.817.7311 cannongreencharleston.com Using fresh, local ingredients, Executive Chef Amalia Scatena gives a contemporary, Mediterranean twist to Lowcountry seasonal cuisine. A la carte dining, wine program.

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A gourmet market & cafe offering an epicurean experience to excite the senses. This upscale specialty food destination features breakfast, lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch.

CHARLESTON CRAB HOUSE ROOFTOP DINING 41 S. Market St. Charleston, SC 29401 843.853.2900 charlestoncrabhouse.com Fresh lowcountry seafood is served everyday in our casual, family friendly Charleston seafood restaurant. Indoor & rooftop seating is offered.

CHARLESTON CRAB HOUSE WATERFRONT DINING 145 Wappo Creek Dr. Charleston, SC 29412 843.795.1963 charlestoncrabhouse.com Serving fresh lowcountry seafood everyday in our casual, family friendly restaurant! Enjoy waterfront dining. Indoor and patio seating with banquet rooms available.

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CHARLESTON GRILL 224 King St. Charleston, SC 29401 843.577.4522 charlestongrill.com The Forbes Four Star Charleston Grill features a unique blend of Southern, French and contemporary cuisines while live jazz creates an elegant, yet relaxed ambiance.

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90 Society St. Charleston, SC 29401 843.297.8674 christophechocolatier.com Third generation French Chocolatier Christophe Paume creates hand-painted chocolates, french pastry, baguette sandwiches & french press coffee at The French Chocolate Cafe.

CIRCA 1886 149 Wentworth St. Charleston, SC 29401 843.853.7828 circa1886.com A Forbes Four Star, AAA Four Diamond restaurant located on the grounds of the Wentworth Mansion. Our menu boasts contemporary cuisine influenced by Charleston’s rich history.

COAST BAR AND GRILL

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39 D John St. - Hutson Alley Charleston, SC 29403 843.722.8838 coastbarandgrill.com

A classic, sophisticated cocktail lounge

Charleston’s freshest seafood, with Lowcountry style. Chefs meet with local farmers & fishermen procuring the freshest ingredients. Open nightly 5:30. Indoor/ outdoor seating.

CRU CAFE & CATERING 18 Pinckney St. Charleston, SC 29401 843.534.2434 crucafe.com

Succulent steaks, fresh seafood, and signature prime rib

Charleston’s hidden gem receiving accolades and write-ups yearly with a gourmet twist on comfort food. Cru Café opened in 2002 & is ranked as one of Charleston’s top eateries.

CULINARY INSTITUTE OF CHARLESTON (CIC) 66 Columbus St. Charleston, SC 29403 843.820.5090 culinaryinstituteofcharleston.com Taste the future of Charleston’s culinary scene in the Culinary Institute of Charleston’s student-run restaurants, Relish and 181 Palmer. Reservations: OpenTable.com.

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CUPCAKE 433 King St. Charleston, SC 29403 843.853.8181 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!

THE DAILY 652 King St. Charleston, SC 29403 843.619.0151 shopthedaily.com The Daily is a cafe + market that serves coffee + juice, breakfast, pastries, sandwiches, breads, and SC made provisions that are great for gifting.

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CHARLESTON’S NEWEST RESTAURANT SCENE

THE DARLING OYSTER BAR 513 King St. Charleston, SC 29403 843.641.0821 thedarling.com Housed in a restored 115-year-old storefront, you can grab a stool at the 14-seat raw bar and settle into a table full of deliciousness. Or, perch beside the full-service bar.

HutsonAlley.com A PROUD PART OF HOLY CITY HOSPITLIATY

EAST BAY MEETING HOUSE 160 East Bay St. Charleston, SC 29401 843.723.3446 eastbaymeetinghouse.com

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A cafe described as the marriage of Southern hospitality and European cafe culture. Breakfast, brunch, lunch, high tea, dinner. Cocktail bar, espresso bar, decadent desserts.

Upscale Lowcountry cuisine

ELI’S TABLE 129 Meeting St. Charleston, SC 29401 843.405.5115 elistable.com We offer a taste of Charleston that makes Charleston memorable. Our American dishes come kissed with southern charm. Join us for breakfast, lunch, brunch, or dinner.

FIG 232 Meeting St. Charleston, SC 29401 843.805.5900 eatatfig.com

Charleston’s freshest seafood

James Beard winning Chef serves up seasonal cuisine, focusing on fresh, local sustainable product. Featured in Bon Appetit, Food & Wine, Food Network and The New York Times.

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ANSON

RESTAURANT 12 Anson Street | www.AnsonRestaurant.com | (843) 577-0551

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FLEET LANDING RESTAURANT & BAR 186 Concord St. Charleston, SC 29401 843.722.8100 fleetlanding.net Historic downtown’s Best Waterfront Dining on the Charleston Harbor. Sustainable seafood and waterfront views from the wrap-around deck and chic dining room.

THE GLASS ONION 1219 Savannah Highway Charleston, SC 29407 843.225.1717 ilovetheglassonion.com Offering a seasonal, local menu that draws inspiration from the rural South, New Orleans & Lowcountry. Beer, cocktails & wine sourced from smaller, sustainable wineries.

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THE GROCERY 4 Cannon St. Charleston, SC 29403 843.302.8825 thegrocerycharleston.com An ingredient inspired menu rooted in Southern and Mediterranean flavors. Small bites to family style portions. A warm setting boasts an open kitchen and wood-burning oven.

HALLS CHOPHOUSE 434 King St. Charleston, SC 29403 843.727.0090 hallschophouse.com A family owned restaurant valuing hospitality & a dining experience that guests revere. Dinner is served 7 nights a week and a Gospel Brunch on Sundays, all with live music.

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Lively • Gathering Place Reimagined American Classics

Authentic Tortillas Made Daily Margaritas • Fun, Lively Atmosphere

Southern • Relaxed Best New Restaurant of the Year 2011, Bon Appétit

Intimate Tasting Menu • Adventurous Exceptional Hospitality

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HANK’S SEAFOOD RESTAURANT 10 Hayne St. Charleston, SC 29401 843.723.3474 hanksseafoodrestaurant.com Voted Best Seafood Restaurant by locals for 16 years running, this popular Charleston icon serves beloved Lowcountry recipes and the best seafood. Dinner served nightly.

HARBOUR CLUB - THE CHAIRMAN’S GRILL 35 Prioleau St. Charleston, SC 29401 843.723.9680 harbour-charleston.com The Chairman’s Grill offers a creative mixture of Southern and classical fare. Harbour Club makes each visit memorable with personalized service and exquisite cuisine.

HENRIETTA’S

301 Savannah Hwy. Charleston, SC 29407 843.556.7100 holidayinn.com/chs-riverview

334 Meeting St. Charleston, SC 29403 843.872.9065 dewberryhotels.com

The Harborview Restaurant & Lounge located on the top floor of the Holiday Inn Charleston Riverview can accommodate up to 150 ppl. Serves breakfast, lunch, dinner & cocktails.

In the spirit of a traditional French brasserie, Henrietta’s offers food anchored in Lowcountry bounty, executed with global influences, delivered with unrivaled hospitality.

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HARBORVIEW RESTAURANT AND LOUNGE

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18 Pinckney Street  843.534.2434 CruCafe.com

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HIGH COTTON

HOME TEAM BBQ - WEST ASHLEY

199 East Bay St. Charleston, SC 29401 843.724.3815 highcottoncharleston.com

1205 Ashley River Rd. Charleston, SC 29407 843.225.7427 hometeambbq.com

High Cotton’s feeling of warmth & celebration begins the moment you step inside & continues with gracious, knowledgeable servers, expertly prepared dishes & remarkable wines.

With 3 locations serving award-winning barbecue, ever-evolving bar offerings, a family-friendly atmosphere, catering & live entertainment, it’s easy to root for Home Team BBQ!

HOME TEAM BBQ - DOWNTOWN CHARLESTON

HOMINY GRILL

126 Williman St. Charleston, SC 29403 843.225.7427 hometeambbq.com

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With 3 locations serving award-winning barbecue, ever-evolving bar offerings, a family-friendly atmosphere, catering & live entertainment, it’s easy to root for Home Team BBQ!

843.722.8100

186 concord street

207 Rutledge Ave. Charleston, SC 29403 843.937.0930 hominygrill.com Nationally acclaimed & locally beloved, this has become a Charleston institution. James Beard award-winning chef offers country specialties served in a cozy & lively setting.

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Juist-juiced cocktails

Made from scratch food

Beautiful inside/outside dining

A LOCAL FAVORITE

A family friendly establishment featuring Southwest flavors, our commitment to food with bold flavors and hand-crafted cocktails has made SOL a local favorite. Located in the heart of downtown adjacent to the Visitor’s Center, SOL features indoor & outdoor dining with a huge covered patio and plenty of parking in the garage next door.

Serving: Lunch | Dinner | Cocktails Mon-Fri Happy Hour | Sunday Brunch

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HUSK RESTAURANT

INDACO

76 Queen St. Charleston, SC 29401 843.577.2500 huskrestaurant.com

526 King St. Charleston, SC 29403 843.727.1228 indacocharleston.com

A celebration of the South, using only ingredients from Southern farmers and purveyors. Our bar offers a progressive wine list, Southern beers, and handcrafted cocktails.

We serve rustic Italian cuisine by Chef Michael Perez. Available family-style or a la carte, woodfired pizzas, hand-crafted pastas, house-made salumi, & cured sausages.

HYMAN’S SEAFOOD

JENI’S SPLENDID ICE CREAMS

215 Meeting St. Charleston, SC 29401 843.723.6000 hymanseafood.com

499 King St. Charleston, SC 29403 917.699.4795 jenis.com

Voted best seafood in Southeast by Southern Living Magazine reader’s poll survey out of 18 states and 8 years running. A Hyman establishment since 1890 and open 7 days a week.

Variety of built-from-the-ground-up ice creams and frozen yogurts. Enjoy flavors in a cup, hand-made waffle cone, as a sundae, or as an ice cream sandwich.

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Located in the heart of downtown Charleston’s historic district, Halls Signature Events is a 6,900 square-foot space, perfect for cocktail and dinner receptions, welcome parties, rehearsal dinners, holiday parties and corporate meetings for up to 250 guests.

Menus are crafted and prepared by our award-winning chefs and served with our renowned brand of Halls Hospitality. Call 843-724-3808 or email signatureevents@hallmanagementgroup.com H ALLS S IGNATURE E VENTS, 5 F ABER S TREET, C HARLESTON, SC 29401 • H ALLSS IGNATUREE VENTS. COM 230

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JULIET

KITCHEN 208

654 King St. Charleston, SC 29403 843.329.7543 julietchs.com

208 King St. Charleston, SC 29401 843.725.7208 kitchen208.com

New upper King Street eatery, Ristorante Juliet serves pizza, pasta and other authentic classics alongside an Italian-inspired wine list, exciting cocktails and beer.

Kitchen 208 offers a fast casual Southern breakfast, lunch, and weekend brunch. Dine inside our beautifully renovated 100-year-old cafe or on our shaded King Street patio.

KAMINSKY’S DESSERT CAFE

LE FARFALLE

78 North Market St. Charleston, SC 29401 843.853.8270 kaminskys.com

15 Beaufain St. Charleston, SC 29401 843.212.0920 lefarfallecharleston.com

Cozy atmosphere with a rotating selection of delectable desserts made in house daily, in addition to heaping milkshakes, specialty coffees and cold beverage creations.

Authentic historic district Italian restaurant, Chef Michael Toscano serves up lunch, brunch and dinner with modern Italian style. Impressive wine and craft cocktail program.

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LEON’S OYSTER SHOP

MCCRADY’S TAVERN

698 King St. Charleston, SC 29403 843.531.6500 leonsoystershop.com

2 Unity Alley Charleston, SC 29401 843.577.0025 mccradystavern.com

A fried chicken & oyster joint on Upper King. A well loved neighborhood restaurant, with lighter updates on classic Southern fare, cheap beer and expensive champagne.

McCrady’s Tavern is a lively, everyday gathering place and offers reimagined American Classics created by Chef Sean Brock.

LITTLE JACK’S TAVERN 710 King St. Charleston, SC 29403 843.531.6868 littlejackstavern.com A friendly neighborhood joint with classic cocktails and smart updates to classic tavern fare. Think burgers, fresh fish, generous salads and nightly steak offerings.

Spring water dough, choose add-ons from traditional to groovy-- then add a swirl of sauce. Located in converted movie theater with balcony. Events, delivery, catering.

LOWCOUNTRY BISTRO

MELLOW MUSHROOM - DOWNTOWN

49 South Market St. Charleston, SC 29401 843.302.0290 lowcountrybistro.com

309 King St. Charleston, SC 29401 843.723.7374 mellowmushroom.com/store/charleston

Lowcountry Bistro is a casual lunch, dinner and brunch restaurant featuring Southern classics and seasonal dishes. Enjoy outdoor seating on patio over Market Street.

Unique starters, build-your-own salads, extreme hoagies & calzones. Gourmet pizzas -- Magical Mystery, Mighty Meaty & more. Craft beer, full bar. Events, catering, delivery.

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MELLOW MUSHROOM - AVONDALE 19 Magnolia Ave Charleston, SC 29407 843.747.4992 mellowmushroom.com/store/avondale-sc

479 King St. Charleston, SC 29403 843.789.4299 themacintoshcharleston.com Cuisine from the American South, utilizing the bounty of Lowcountry farms & waterways for a fine dining experience with a casual vibe. Local beers, seasonal cocktails, & wine.

MAGNOLIAS 185 East Bay St. Charleston, SC 29401 843.577.7771 magnoliascharleston.com Magnolias ignited a culinary renaissance in 1990 and remains a forerunner in upscale Southern cuisine, featuring classics and modern interpretations of local cuisine.

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MERCANTILE AND MASH 701 East Bay St. Charleston, SC 29403 843.297.8385 mercandmash.com Located inside the Cigar Factory, featuring a provisions style retail center, casual eatery, provision stations, coffee shop, casual bar and a series of unique indoor markets.

MEX 1 COASTAL CANTINA - WEST OF THE ASHLEY 817 Saint Andrews Blvd. Charleston, SC 29407 843.751.4001 mex1coastalcantina.com Mexican restaurant inspired by the Baja Peninsula. Mex 1 offers flavorful food, freshly squeezed drinks and a vibrant atmosphere featuring weekly live music and specials.

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home team bbq Downtown

126 Williman St.

Sullivans Island 2209 Middle St.

West Ashley

1205 Ashley River Rd.

Where Locals Do Their 'Que

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MICHAEL’S ON THE ALLEY

OAK STEAKHOUSE

39 E John St. - Hutson Alley Charleston, SC 29403 843.203.3000 michaelsonthealley.com

17 Broad. St. Charleston, SC 29401 843.722.4220 oaksteakhouserestaurant.com

Serving the highest quality steaks, seafood, tableside salads & desserts. Providing Charleston’s ultimate dining experience, with Prime Angus & Choice steaks, wet & dry aged.

Our chef sources locally & regionally from sustainable farms & fisheries for a menu that includes aged beef and fresh seafood complemented by an expansive wine program.

MIDDLETON PLACE RESTAURANT

OLD TOWNE GRILL & SEAFOOD

4300 Ashley River Rd. Charleston, SC 29414 843.266.7477 or 800.782.3608 middletonplace.org/restaurant.html

229 King St. Charleston, SC 29401 843.723.8170 oldtownegrill.com

The Middleton Place Restaurant offers menu items reflecting the finest Low Country and Southern culinary traditions, including produce grown at the on-site Organic farm.

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.

MINERO

THE ORDINARY

155 East Bay St. Charleston, SC 29401 843.789.2241 minerorestaurant.com

544 King St. Charleston, SC 29403 843.414.7060 eattheordinary.com

A casual Mexican eatery & a lively environment. James Beard award-winning Chef Sean Brock offers a collection of dishes inspired by the flavors and culture of Mexico.

A James Beard nominated convivial seafood hall and oyster bar, helmed by award-winning Chef Mike Lata. Lata supports local and regional fishermen, farmers and producers.

MUSE RESTAURANT & WINE BAR

OYSTER HOUSE

82 Society St. Charleston, SC 29401 843.577.1102 charlestonmuse.com

35 South Market St. Charleston, SC 29401 843.723.1151 or 800.938.0492 oysterhouse.menu

A locals’ favorite set in a historic home reminiscent of an Italian villa with terrace. Homemade pasta & bread, fresh fish, savory meat dishes & extensive wine list.

Enjoy lunch or dinner in one of Charleston’s original seafood warehouse buildings on historic Market Street, featuring Chef Tony Palmisano’s local seafood specialties.

O-KU

PALMETTO CAFE

463 King St. Charleston, SC 29403 843.737.0112 o-kusushi.com

205 Meeting St. Charleston, SC 29401 843.722.4900 belmond.com/charleston-place

Authentic Asian cuisine with Southern style. The freshest fish from the finest markets locally & worldwide also offering high-end, traditional sushi in an approachable way.

Drawing inspiration from Charleston’s famed courtyard gardens, the AAA Four Diamond Palmetto Cafe offers a sophisticated breakfast, lunch and brunch in the heart of downtown.

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PARCEL 32 442 King St. Charleston, SC 29403 843.737.9222 parcel32.com Opening early 2018. Wood-fired cuisine inspired by the Lowcountry land and sea meets warm, welcoming service in a revitalized 1837 home.

THE PARK CAFE

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205 E. Bay Street Charleston, SC 29401 843-853-8600 amenstreet.com

730 Rutledge Ave. Charleston, SC 29403 843.410.1070 theparkcafechs.com A restaurant that celebrates Charleston’s beautiful Hampton Park with a seasonal menu offering dishes such as house-made pastas, gourmet hot dogs & a local catch of the day.

PAWPAW SOUTHERN PLATES 209 East Bay St. Charleston, SC 29401 843.297.4443 pawpawrestaurant.com Pawpaw offers a modern, Southern-inspired menu of small plates, craft cocktails, and boutique wines.

PEARLZ LITTLE OYSTER BAR

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9 Magnolia Rd. Charleston, SC 29407 843.573.2277 pearlzoysterbar.com

495 King Street Charleston, SC 29403 843-577-0100 starsrestaurant.com

This eclectic little oyster bar is a fun place to go for the freshest seafood around. A favorite happy hour meeting spot for both locals and visitors alike.

PEARLZ OYSTER BAR 153 East Bay St. Charleston, SC 29401 843.577.5755 pearlzoysterbar.com Fun, eclectic & serving the very best in fresh seafood, including an assorted mix of raw shellfish, local seafood, Lowcountry recipes and regional favorites.

PENINSULA GRILL 112 N. Market St. Charleston, SC 29401 843.723.0700 or 800.845.7082 peninsulagrill.com

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Your enchanted evening awaits. The Four Diamond ranked Peninsula Grill serves the finest ingredients in a resplendent garden setting. Charleston’s premier culinary experience.

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POOGAN’S PORCH 72 Queen St. Charleston, SC 29401 843.577.2337 poogansporch.com Charleston’s oldest independent dining establishment, Poogan’s Porch serves seasonal, elevated Lowcountry cuisine in a restored Victorian home on historic Queen Street.

POOGAN’S SMOKEHOUSE 188 East Bay St. Charleston, SC 29401 843.577.5665 pooganssmokehouse.com

SAVOR LIFE ON A 500° SIZZLING PLATE.

Charming without pretension, tried and true, a seat at Poogan’s Smokehouse is a bite into the American South. Casual regional fare with bold flavors and a barbecue backbone.

PURLIEU 237 Fishburne St. Charleston, SC 29403 843.442.1874 A welcoming neighborhood bistro and eatery Purlieu pulls inspiration from both traditional European cooking and from the culinary traditions of the Lowcountry.

QUEEN STREET GROCERY

Established in 1922, Charleston’s oldest corner store has diverse history, a butchery, a candy shop, a convenience store & now the neighborhood corner store of your dreams.

Open Daily for Happy Hour & Dinner at 4 PM Sunday Brunch, 10:30 AM – 3:30 PM

QUEOLOGY 32 C North Market St. Charleston, SC 29401 843.580.2244 queology.com We cook our BBQ with a balanced, signature flavor of savory, sweet & smoky that folks can’t resist. With over 25 years of experience, serving moist and tender barbecue.

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133 Queen St. Charleston, SC 29401 843.723.4121 queenstreetgrocerycafe.com


RODNEY SCOTT’S BBQ 1011 King St. Charleston, SC 29403 843.990.9535 rodneyscottsbbq.com Rodney Scott’s BBQ serves true South Carolina whole-hog barbecue alongside Southern favorites in a lively, upbeat atmosphere in the North Central neighborhood.

RUTH’S CHRIS STEAK HOUSE

150+ Seat Restaurant & Sports Bar Event Space American-Inspired Cuisine Arcade Games 8 Lanes of Bowling 131 Columbus St. Charleston, SC 29403 @TheAlleyChas (843) 818-4080

55 South Market St. Charleston, SC 29401 843.793.4224 ruthschris.net/our-restaurants/charleston-sc/ Featuring custom-aged, USDA Prime steaks, served with the signature sizzle and legendary hospitality, Ruth’s Chris is synonymous with refined taste and exceptional service.

SLIGHTLY NORTH OF BROAD 192 East Bay St. Charleston, SC 29401 843.723.3424 snobcharleston.com Slightly North of Broad, an eclectic Lowcountry bistro bringing together local ingredients, thoughtful culinary skill, expert presentation, contagious energy, & warm service.

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SOL SOUTHWEST KITCHEN & TEQUILA BAR DOWNTOWN 385 Meeting St. Charleston, SC 29403 843.203.4424 solsouthwestkitchen.com SOL serves made-from-scratch dishes with Southwestern & Southern influences, plus handcrafted cocktails and margaritas prepared with juices squeezed fresh daily at the bar.

STARS ROOFTOP & GRILL ROOM

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Featuring 70 taps including 24 at select tap tables, large communal tables, a beautiful outdoor patio, 14 HD TVs and high-end, German-Influenced bar fare; as close as you can get to an authentic Munich bier hall in the south!

495 King St. Charleston, SC 29403 843.577.0100 starsrestaurant.com Stars Rooftop & Grill Room brings live fire cooking to Charleston with our Carolina Cuisine, a fabulous rooftop bar with 360° views & two banquet spaces fit for any occasion.

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160 Church

843-577-3818

• Charleston’s Oldest and Best Irish Pub and Seafood Restaurant

• Widest assortment of Irish Whiskeys in town • Recent copper top sports bar addition, with large 4K TVS

• Menu loaded with Irish Favorites as well as Fresh Seafood dishes and the best burgers

• Charleston’s newest wedding event venue

• Live music nightly

• Large indoor and outdoor private event options for groups as large as 50 to 100

• Guinness and other Irish selections poured - 29 beers on draft - 18 bottle beers - 12 Local craft offerings

• Great happy hour offerings served up by the best bartenders in town

TABBULI GRILL

387 King St. Charleston, SC 29403 843.724.8888 francismarioncharleston.com/dining/

6 North Market St. Charleston, SC 29401 843.628.5959 tabbuli.com

Featuring Lowcountry specialties reminiscent of the old south. Award-winning shrimp & grits and Certified SC farm fresh ingredients artfully prepared by Chef James.

Tabbuli serves tapas and authentic Mediterranean cuisine. At night, Tabbuli turns tropical with warm sea breezes and romantic sunsets. Brunch, Lunch, Dinner and Hookahs.

SWIG & SWINE BBQ

TACO BOY - DOWNTOWN

1217 Savannah Highway Charleston, SC 29407 843.225.3805 swigandswinebbq.com

217 Huger St. Charleston, SC 29403 843.789.3333 tacoboy.net

At Swig and Swine we smoke our meat using hardwood, low temperature, dry rubs and lots of dedicated time. 60 different craft beers and a wide array of catering services.

Skip siesta. Let’s fiesta. Charleston’s ultimate taqueria and cantina style restaurant, serving casual Mexican food/drinks. Tacos, nachos, fun margaritas, tequila flights.

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SWAMP FOX RESTAURANT & BAR


TAZIKI’S MEDITERRANEAN CAFE ON KING 306 King St. Charleston, SC 29403 843.576.3540 tazikiscafe.com

TED’S BUTCHERBLOCK 334 East Bay St. Charleston, SC 29401 843.577.0094 tedsbutcherblock.com

Enjoy our hand cut lamb, beef and chicken Gyro’s, fresh Mediterranean salads and home made pimento cheese. Beer and wine service available.

A neighborhood butcher shop & cafe offering premium quality meats, seafood & charcuterie, award-winning sandwiches, prepared foods, wines & craft beer.

TBONZ GILL & GRILL - DOWNTOWN

TOAST! OF CHARLESTON

80 North Market St. Charleston, SC 29401 843.577.2511 tbonzgillandgrill.com

155 Meeting St. Charleston, SC 29401 843.534.0043 toastofcharleston.com

Tbonz Gill & Grill is perfect for lunch, dinner, or in-between. Proudly serving Certified Angus Beef steaks and burgers, homegrown ales, comfort foods and seafood.

Praised by the New York Times as “a must for breakfast” & voted best breakfast in Charleston. Great Lowcountry food in a carefree atmosphere & Bottomless Mimosa every day!

TBONZ GILL & GRILL - WEST OF THE ASHLEY

TOAST! OF CHARLESTON WEST ASHLEY

1668 Old Towne Rd. Charleston, SC 29407 843.556.2478 tbonzgillandgrill.com TBonz Gill & Grill continues to set the standard for serving fresh, quality fare that leaves customers fulfilled. Enjoy one of our award-winning homegrown ales on tap today.

2026 Savannah Hwy. Charleston, SC 29407 843.556.0006 toastofcharleston.com Praised by the New York Times as “a must for breakfast” & voted best breakfast in Charleston. Great Lowcountry food in a carefree atmosphere & Bottomless Mimosa every day!

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160 Church St. Charleston, SC 29401 843.577.3818 tommycondons.com An experience crafted after a true Irish pub, offering an atmosphere appropriate for families, couples & folks just looking to hoist a pint! Live Irish music Wed-Sun nights.

VERDE - DOWNTOWN 347 King St. Charleston, SC 29401 843.579.2884 eatatverde.com Fresh, bright, and satisfying healthy food. Create your own salad or wrap from over 45 toppings & handmade dressings or choose one of our signature creations, for under $10.

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39 G John St. - Hutson Alley Charleston, SC 29403 843.203.3002 vincentchiccos.com Offering old-fashioned Italian-American fare, domestic ingredients, handmade pastas & rich house made sauces. Housed in a historic warehouse with full bar & private dining.

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VIRGINIA’S ON KING 412 King St. Charleston, SC 29403 843.735.5800 holycityhospitality.com/virginias-on-king/

A seasonally-focused fine dining restaurant located on the grounds of theWentworth Mansion®.

Featuring a collection of family recipes & southern traditions, specializing in upscale Lowcountry cuisine. Open daily for breakfast, dinner, supper, brunch & private dining.

WAREHOUSE 45 Spring St. Charleston, SC 29403 843.202.0712 wearewarehouse.com A neighborhood eatery and bar welcoming locals and travelers alike. A thoughtful and eclectic menu focused on elevated yet familiar dishes. Local and seasonal to our core.

WORKSHOP

149 Wentworth St. (at Smith St.) Downtown Charleston, SC Complimentary Parking www.circa1886.com (843) 853-7828

1503 King St. Charleston, SC 29405 workshopcharleston.com Located on Charleston’s upper peninsula, Workshop is a fancy food court, elevating the idea of a shared kitchen and dining space with six chefdriven restaurant concepts.

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75 Wentworth St. Charleston, SC 29401 843.518.5115 therestorationhotel.com

VOTED BEST LOCAL SEAFOOD 17 YEARS RUNNING 10 Hayne Street, Charleston, SC 29401 843.723.3474 hanksseafoodrestaurant.com

Inspired by rich history and coastal location, The Watch serves modern American food with lowcountry and global influences. Experience incredible 360 views and drink specials.

WHISK COFFEE & JUICE BAR 209 Meeting St. Charleston, SC 29401 843.628.5954 Our master pastry chef and his staff produce exquisite pastries, the freshest baked breads, garden crisps & colorful salads daily in addition to a variety of coffees.

ZERO RESTAURANT + BAR 0 George St. Charleston, SC 29401 843.817.7900 zerorestaurantcharleston.com Dining at Zero is an experience as much as a meal. Menu showcases Chef Petrillo’s masterful touch. Zero fads, zero smothering sauces, just deliciousness beautifully executed.

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Charleston Harbor Fish House 32 Patriots Point Road. Mount Pleasant, SC 29464. 843.284.7070 CharlestonHarborFishhouse.com

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DAnieL iSLAnD LAURA ALBERTS TASTEFUL OPTIONS 891 Island Park Dr. Daniel Island, SC 29492 843.881.4711 lauraalberts.com Cafe & purveyor of fine wine & craft beer. Experience our innovative Lowcountry menu paired with wine or craft beer while dining in the cafe or herb-studded courtyard.

eASt oF the CooPer BASIL RESTAURANT MT. PLEASANT 1465 Long Grove Dr. Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464 843.606.9641 eatatbasil.com Refined Thai cuisine with an incredible dining experience and beautiful layout overlooking a scenic pond. Serving lunch all week and happy hour. Indoor/outdoor dining.

BURTONS GRILL OF MT. PLEASANT 1875 Highway 17 North Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464 843.606.2590 burtonsgrill.com

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CARPENTIER’S WINE AND DINE 976 Houston Northcutt Blvd. Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464 843.884.9386 carpentierscatering.com Great selection of wines, prepared dinners “ToGo,” world’s best chicken salad, gift baskets and an amazing lunch menu! Right off Coleman Blvd. in the heart of Mt. Pleasant.

CHARLESTON HARBOR FISH HOUSE 32 Patriots Point Rd. Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464 843.284.7070 charlestonharborfishhouse.com Unparalleled views of the Charleston Harbor & downtown skyline from our dining room & rooftop bar. Options from both land & sea featuring seasonal fresh catches of the day.

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HOME TEAM BBQ SULLIVAN’S ISLAND 2209 Middle St. Sullivan’s Island, SC 29482 843.883.3131 hometeambbq.com With 3 locations serving award-winning barbecue, ever-evolving bar offerings, a family-friendly atmosphere, catering & live entertainment, it’s easy to root for Home Team BBQ!

LIBERTY TAP ROOM & GRILL 1028 Johnnie Dodds Blvd. Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464 libertytaproom.com Creative twists on traditional American fare, served alongside signature Liberty Ales, unique draft beer and craft brews. There’s something for everyone to love at Liberty.

MORGAN CREEK GRILL 80 41st Ave. Isle of Palms, SC 29451 843.886.8980 morgancreekgrill.com On Isle of Palms, Morgan Creek Grill offers panoramic views from our waterfront dining rooms. Our 2 kitchens give you the choice of more fine dining or casual open air dining.

OLD VILLAGE POST HOUSE INN 101 Pitt St. Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464 843.388.8935 oldvillageposthouse.com Located in historic Mt. Pleasant & minutes from downtown Charleston & Sullivan’s Island beaches, The Old Village Post House Inn offers delicious dining & gracious hospitality!

RED DRUM RESTAURANT 803 Coleman Blvd. Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464 843.849.0313 reddrumrestaurant.com Awarded Mt. Pleasant’s best restaurant 6 years running! South by Southwest cuisine from our wood-fired grill. Local seafood, original margaritas, specialty beers, & Fine wine.

RED’S ICE HOUSE 98 Ronnie Boals Blvd. Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464 843.388.0003 redsicehouse.com If you’re looking for a friendly spot to enjoy cold beer & fresh local seafood in a laid back setting, you’re going to love Red’s Ice House on historic Shem Creek.

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1101 Stockade Lane Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464 843.388.4302 solmtpleasant.com

320 W Coleman Blvd. Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464 843.352.6215 tazikiscafe.com

SOL serves made-from-scratch dishes with Southwestern & Southern influences, plus handcrafted cocktails and margaritas prepared with juices squeezed fresh daily at the bar.

Enjoy our hand cut lamb, beef and chicken Gyro’s, fresh Mediterranean salads and home made pimento cheese. Beer and wine service available.

SPIRITLINE DINNER CRUISE 40 Patriots Point Blvd. Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464 843.722.BOAT(2628) spiritlinecruises.com This is waterfront dining! Indulge on a 3 or 4 course made-to-order dinner prepared by our executive chef as you cruise past Charleston and her amazing sunset views.

TAVERN & TABLE 100 Ronnie Boals Blvd. Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464 843.352.9510 tavernandtable.com Tavern & Table on famed Shem Creek is home to classic cocktails & delicious Lowcountry inspired dishes in an atmosphere as casual & comfortable as your own living room. 248

TRIANGLE CHAR AND BAR EAST 1440 Ben Sawyer Blvd. Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464 843.606.2900 trianglecharandbar.com Laid-back, open-air atmosphere, an inviting bar and plenty of outdoor seating. Triangle offers creative, affordable eats while respecting the environment and local community.

TSUNAMI OF MT. PLEASANT 1909 Highway 17 North Mt. Pleasant, SD 29464 843.881.7061 tsunamicompany.com Tsunami is a modern Asian cuisine and sushi restaurant with a full bar where providing an exceptional dining experience is our priority. Come visit our Mt. Pleasant location.

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FOLLY BEACH FOLLY BEACH CRAB SHACK 26 Center St. Folly Beach, SC 29439 843.588.3080 crabshacks.com Our menu features fresh local seafood, specialty cocktails, and world famous cuisine. Eat like a local at one of our 3 locations: Folly Beach, West Ashley or Coosaw Creek!

PIER 101 101 East Arctic Folly Beach, SC 29439 pier101folly.com Pier 101 Restaurant & Bar is located beachfront on the famed “Edge of America,” Folly Beach, offering live music and ocean views. Pier101Folly.com

RITA’S SEASIDE GRILLE 2 Center St. Folly Beach, SC 29439 843.588.2525 ritasseasidegrille.com The most fun spot on Folly Beach, just steps away from the beach and pier! Dine indoors our outdoors on our patio - enjoy the big games on our outdoor TVs!

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41 Center St. Folly Beach, SC 29439 843.633.0143 follygrill.com The Washout is your true family friendly hangout! We’ve got live music nightly, free parking, and great food at great prices. There’s something for everyone at The Washout!

JOHN’S ISLAND FAT HEN 3140 Maybank Hwy. John’s Island, SC 29455 843.559.9090 thefathen.com Innovative Lowcountry French cuisine using the freshest ingredients provided by their friends and neighbors in the farming community. Open for dinner M-Sa and Sunday brunch.

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KIAWAH ISLAND THE ATLANTIC ROOM AT THE OCEAN COURSE 1002 Ocean Course Dr. Kiawah Island, SC 29455 843.266.4085 kiawahdining.com Kiawah’s signature seafood restaurant.Chef Banta uses seasonal ingredients with an emphasis on the freshest seafood. Dining room provides sweeping views of the Atlantic Ocean.

CHERRYWOOD BBQ & ALE HOUSE AT OSPREY POINT 700 Governors Dr. Kiawah Island, SC 29455 843.266.4636 kiawahdining.com Genuine Southern BBQ, house smoked over local hardwoods. Enjoy hearty BBQ platters, house made sauces, famous mac & cheese, signature sides, salads. Large craft beer list.

JASMINE PORCH One Sanctuary Beach Dr. Kiawah Island, SC 29455 843.768.2121 kiawahdining.com Enjoy fresh native ingredients and traditional Lowcountry favorites such as shrimp & grits, crab cakes and Jasmine’s Sunday brunch, all with sweeping views of the Atlantic.

THE OCEAN ROOM AT THE SANCTUARY One Sanctuary Beach Dr. Kiawah Island, SC 29455 843.768.2121 kiawahdining.com Kiawah’s premier steakhouse. Locally sourced produce, beef, seafood & poultry is celebrated on the seasonally changing menu complemented by an extensive wine list offering.

TOMASSO AT TURTLE POINT 1 Turtle Point Lane Kiawah Island, SC 29455 843.266.4070 kiawahdining.com Specializing in authentic cuisine from all regions of Italy, including fresh pasta and pizza made daily. Delicious desserts. Extensive list of Italian and New World wines.

160 Main Rd. John’s Island, SC 29455 843.763.2244 gilligans.net Where locals go for fresh seafood in a friendly, casual atmosphere. Fantastic lowcountry signature dishes, world famous hushpuppies & fried shrimp. Open daily. Kids menu. 250

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NORTH CHARLESTON JIM ‘N NICK’S BAR-B-Q 4964 Centre Pointe Dr. North Charleston, SC 29418 843.747.3800 jimnnicks.com Everything is scratch-made. From our BBQ that is slow-smoked for up to 14 hours to our flour-androlling Pin-Fresh pies you can taste tradition in every bite. Lunch & Dinner.

MANNY’S MEDITERRANEAN CAFE 3032 W Montague Ave. North Charleston, SC 29418 843.789.4350 mannysgrills.com Enjoy a warm welcome & superb food. Specializing in seafood, pasta, pizza and Mediterranean cuisine. Where the food is delicious and the fun never ends!

MELLOW MUSHROOM - NORTH CHARLESTON 4855 Tanger Outlet Blvd. North Charleston, SC 29418 843.790.9000 mellowmushroom.com/store/north-charleston Family-friendly pizza lover’s playground. Wholewheat, spring water dough, unique starters, buildyour-own salads, hoagies, calzones, craft beer, full bar. Delivery available.

STEMS AND SKINS

Full service, neighborhood bar with a focus on natural wines, classic cocktails and beer. Selection of charcuterie and cheese, small plates and Mediterranean-style bar snacks.

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CAROLINA ALE HOUSE SUMMERVILLE 191 Sigma Dr. Summerville, SC 29483 843.471.1970 carolinaalehouse.com Carolina Ale House is a neighborhood gathering place. Best known for food, sports and fun. Our menu goes beyond the typical sports bar fare, with a wide selection of ales.

MELLOW MUSHROOM SUMMERVILLE 1306 N. Main St. Summerville, SC 29483 843.873.2253 mellowmushroom.com/store/summerville-sc Family-friendly pizza lover’s playground. Wholewheat, spring water dough, unique starters, buildyour-own salads, hoagies, calzones, craft beer, full bar. Delivery available.

SOL SOUTHWEST KITCHEN & TEQUILA BAR SUMMERVILLE 1651 North Main St. Summerville, SC 29483 843.875.7090 solsouthwestkitchen.com SOL serves made-from-scratch dishes with Southwestern & Southern influences, plus handcrafted cocktails and margaritas prepared with juices squeezed fresh daily at the bar.

TOAST! OF SUMMERVILLE 717 Old Trolley Rd. Summerville, SC 29483 843.900.4422 toastofsummerville.com Praised by the New York Times as “a must for breakfast” & voted best breakfast in Charleston. Great Lowcountry food in a carefree atmosphere & Bottomless mimosa every day!

RED’S ICE HOUSE BOHICKET MARINA 1882 Andell Bluff Blvd. Seabrook Island, SC 29455 843.518.5515 redsicehouse.com The newest Red’s is located in beautiful Bohicket Marina just between Kiawah & Seabrook Islands. Enjoy the same casual, kick back atmosphere, diverse menu & epic sunsets.

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

479 King St. Charleston, SC 29403 843.724.9411 thecocktailclubcharleston.com

The Alley offers an experience unique to Charleston. In addition to 8 bowling lanes and arcade games, the space features a 150 seat restaurant, 40ft bar and event space.

An upscale lounge with rooftop terrace offering an extensive selection of house-made infusions, rare liquors & farm-to-shaker beverages alongside a menu of light fare.

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CROOKED CROWN

549 East Bay St. Charleston, SC 29403 843.266.2437 baystreetbiergarten.com

21 Spring St. Charleston, SC 29403 843.872.6676 crookedcrown.bar

In the atmosphere of a traditional Biergarten, enjoy Bavarian inspired, Southern-made cuisine alongside international beers on tap at the bar & directly at your table.

Crooked Crown is a popshop/cocktail bar serving King of Pops gourmet popsicles, craft cocktails, local brews, tasty tamales, alcoholic poptails and good times for all!

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FILL RESTAURANT & PIANO BAR

244 King St. Charleston, SC 29401 843.577.4522 charlestongrill.com

1150 Hungryneck Blvd. Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464 843.800.3042 fillbar.com

The Forbes Four Star Charleston Grill features a unique blend of Southern, French and contemporary cuisines while live jazz creates an elegant, yet relaxed ambiance.

Fill Restaurant & Piano Bar offers an American, eclectic menu, lively fun and remarkable entertainment. Cool, jazz music during the week & dueling piano shows Thursday-Sunday.

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434 King St. Charleston, SC 29403 843.727.0090 hallschophouse.com

32-D North Market St. Charleston, SC 29401 843.577.2474 quedkeys.com

A family owned restaurant valuing hospitality & a dining experience that guests revere. Dinner is served 7 nights a week and a Gospel Brunch on Sundays, all with live music.

Downtown’s only Dueling Piano Bar and guaranteed to have you on your feet dancing, singing and laughing with your friends. Open Thursday-Saturday. See Facebook for show times.

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THE ROOFTOP

1680 Old Towne Rd. Charleston, SC 29407 843.763.3908 mannysgrills.com

19 Vendue Range Charleston, SC 29401 843.577.7970 thevendue.com/restaurants/the-rooftop/

An energy-charged atmosphere, featuring tons of sports on HD TV. Specializing in seafood, pasta, pizza and Mediterranean cuisine. Where the food is delicious and the fun never ends!

Voted “Best Rooftop Bar” since 2007. The Rooftop bar at The Vendue combines live music, a casual atmosphere and one of the most captivating views downtown.

MASH

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701 East Bay St. Charleston, SC 29403 843.297.8385 mercandmash.com

970 Morrison Dr. Charleston, SC 29403 843.817.6925 theroyalamerican.com

Located in the Cigar Factory, Mash is a cozy American spirits-driven bar offering a thoughtfully crafted selection of domestic whiskeys, beer, wine and craft cocktails.

A restaurant, bar, and live entertainment venue in downtown Charleston. Drawing locals/visitors alike for its music scene, diverse menu and stunning marsh views.

MEETING AT MARKET

STARS

120 Market St. Charleston, SC 29401 843.724.7205 belmond.com/charlestonplace

495 King St. Charleston, SC 29403 843.577.0100 starsrestaurant.com

Meeting at Market is an upscale sporting pub with 16 flat screen televisions, 20 rotating craft beers and elevated pub fare. Located inside Belmond Charleston Place.

Stars Rooftop & Grill Room brings live fire cooking to Charleston with our Carolina Cuisine, a fabulous rooftop bar with 360° views & two banquet spaces fit for any occasion.

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39-F John St. Charleston, SC 29403 843.203.3001 victorsocialclub.com

Party in the bus! Our new party buses and limos turn any gathering into an unforgettable night. Home to Charleston’s only Karaoke Party Bus. Save money and drink responsibly.

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Elegant cocktail lounge taking guests back to the days of Hemingway. Known for fine spirits, VSC is a destination for generous hospitality, fine cuisine & creative cocktails.

Charleston, SC 29403 877.553.1670 pineappletourgroup.com Get ready to laugh uncontrollably as you experience the Charleston Comedy Tour Bus. Hear about the stories you won’t find anywhere else! Entertainment purposes only, 21+.

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OFFICIAL VISITOR CENTERS CHARLESTON VISITOR CENTER 375 Meeting St. Charleston, SC 29403 843.853.8000 explorecharleston.com Trained staff is available to answer questions and provide assistance. Brochures, maps and restrooms. Tour and attraction tickets available for sale. Open daily 8:30am-5pm.

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.

KIAWAH ISLAND VISITOR CENTER 4475 Betsy Kerrison Pkwy. Kiawah Island, SC 29455 843.853.8000 explorecharleston.com

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) North Charleston, SC 843.797.7000

VETERINARY 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 Hours: 6pm – 8am

An Official Charleston Area Visitor CenterOpen M-F 9am-5pm (hours may vary seasonally). Closed on all City of Kiawah Island holidays.

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4975-B Centre Pointe Dr. North Charleston, SC 29418 843.853.8000 charlestoncvb.com Open M-Sa 10am-5pm, Su 1-5pm. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Days.

HOSPITALS BON SECOURS – ST. FRANCIS HOSPITAL 2095 Henry Tecklenburg Dr., Charleston, SC 843.402.1000

2000 Hospital Dr., Mt. Pleasant, SC 843.881.0100

MEDICAL UNIVERSITY OF SC (MUSC) 169 Ashley Ave., Charleston, SC 843.792.2300

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BUSINESS TO BUSINESS: ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CHARLESTON COUNTY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT OFFICE 4000 Faber Place Dr. North Charleston, SC 29405 843.958.4511 charlestoncountydevelopment.com Dedicated to recruiting new businesses, growing existing industry and improving the Charleston business climate.

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. Start, expand or grow your career in Charleston. visitor services

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OFFICE SPACE OFFICE EVOLUTION 460 King St. Ste. 200 Charleston, SC 29403 843.203.9048 officeevolution.com/locations/charleston Office Evolution Charleston provides business services and workspace solutions from meeting space to private day offices for business professionals while visiting downtown.

REAL ESTATE COMPANIES FRED HOLLAND REALTY 50 Center St. Folly Beach, SC 29439 843.588.2325 fredhollandrealty.com Oldest real estate office on Folly Beach. Over 110 years of combined experience. We begin by assessing your needs, and budget. Make your dream a reality, come live oceanfront!

PAM HARRINGTON EXCLUSIVES 4343 Betsy Kerrison Pkwy. Johns Island, SC 29455 800.845.6966 pamharringtonexclusives.com Assisting discerning buyers for over 30 years in finding routes to the barrier island lifestyle. Representing Kiawah, Seabrook, Johns & Wadmalaw Islands, Historic Charleston.

KIAWAH ISLAND REAL ESTATE 1 Kiawah Island Pkwy. Kiawah Island, SC 29455 843.768.3400 kiawahisland.com Official real estate affiliate for the master developer of Kiawah island. Over 350 years of combined experience & 3 on-island office locations. Kiawah’s real estate expert.

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LOWCOUNTRY RESERVATION SERVICE 375 Meeting St. Charleston, SC 29403

SCHOOLS & UNIVERSITIES CHARLESTON SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY 9200 University Blvd. Charleston, SC 29423 843.863.8000 Voted one of America’s best Christian college and one of America’s best college buys. Offering more than 60 undergraduate majors and five graduate degree programs.

COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON St. Philip and George Streets Charleston, SC 29401 843.953.5507 cofc.edu Founded in 1770, the first municipal college in America was built in 1724. Present main building designed by eminent Philadelphia architect William Strickland, built 1828.

THE CITADEL, THE MILITARY COLLEGE OF SOUTH CAROLINA 171 Moultrie Street Charleston, SC 29409 843.953.2665 citadel.edu The Citadel was established in 1842 and is located on the Ashley River. Best known for its Corp of Cadets, which is one of the largest uniformed student bodies in the US.

TRIDENT ACADEMY 1455 Wakendaw Rd. Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464 843.884.7046 tridentacademy.com Located in the heart of Mt. Pleasant, SC, and 1 of only 14 accredited Orton-Gillingham schools in the nation specializing in teaching children diagnosed with language-based learning disabilities.

TRIDENT TECHNICAL COLLEGE 7000 Rivers Ave., North Charleston, SC 29406 Charleston, SC 29406 843.574.6111 tridenttech.edu Trident Technical College offers more than 150 programs of study, multiple campuses and locations, and an online college.

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1011 C St. Andrews Blvd. Charleston, SC 29407 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!

HOLY SPOKES 7 Radcliffe St., Ste. 200 Charleston, SC 29403 843.270.5346 charlestonbikeshare.com

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Official bike share program of the City of Charleston. 27 locations downtown. Pick bike up from one location, place on hold at any stop throughout ride & return to another.

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UNITED AIRLINES united.com

TRANSPORTATION: CAR RENTALS AVIS RENT A CAR Charleston Int’l Airport North Charleston, SC 29418 800.831.8000 or 800.525.7537 avis.com Conveniently located directly across from baggage claim area in the Charleston International Airport. Wide selection including minivans, convertibles and luxury cars.

TRANSPORTATION: GROUND TRANSPORTATION ABSOLUTELY CHARLESTON P.O. Box 80489 Charleston, SC 29416 843.747.4448 absolutelycharleston.com TR AV EL S UPPORT

CHARLESTON STYLE LIMO & SHUTTLE

Absolutely Charleston is a leading, innovative, creative, and award-winning locally-based event & destination management company and transportation provider in Charleston.

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677 Long Point Rd., Ste. 101 Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464 843.971.4901 mpshuttle.com Since 2000, we have been providing professional ground transportation to corporations and individuals. Vacation, meetings or conventions, meeting your transportation needs.

PRIVATE & PERSONAL TRANSPORTATION 944 College Park Rd. Summerville, SC 29486 843.706.1655 privateandpersonaltransportation.com We are committed to exceeding our clients’ expectations for quality, responsiveness, and professional excellence while delivering within the agreed price and schedule.

TRANSPORTATION: PEDICABS CHARLESTON RICKSHAW & CHARLESTON PEDICAB 843.577.7088 charlestonrickshaw.com Charleston Rickshaw and Charleston Pedicab are Charleston’s original trike taxi service. Operating from 9AM until 2AM for your convenience.

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TRANSPORTATION: TRAINS

TRANSPORTATION: WATER TAXIS

AMTRAK

CHARLESTON WATER TAXI

4465 Gaynor Ave. North Charleston, SC 29418 800.872.7245 or 800.USARAIL amtrak.com

10 Wharfside St. Charleston, SC 29403 843.330.2989 charlestonwatertaxi.com

Amtrak operates through the Charleston terminal, which is centrally located in North Charleston. Tickets and Reservations 800-872-7245. For Vacation Information 800.321.8684.

Departures: Charleston Harbor Resort and Marina, Waterfront Park/Historic Market Street, Aquarium Wharf/Maritime Center, Patriots Point/USS Yorktown.

HOBA 843.568.2521 hobarides.com The HOBA mobile app is the best way to find a boat captain, hop on a boat and enjoy a trip on the water! Download in the app store or on Google play to book your boat today!

Joshua Shea – CIC Alumnus Food and Beverage Director – Charleston RiverDogs

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843-216-2627

CHARLESTONBIKESHARE.COM

CharlestonBlackCabCompany.com

Why choose Charleston Airport Limo Taxi? Customer-voted #1 for reliable service. Our vehicles are suitable for all group sizes. The promise of a safe, enjoyable ride. Over 100 expert drivers.

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INDEX accommodations............................................ 27 adventure sporting activities....................... 158 airlines............................................................ 260 annual events.................................................. 20 antiques......................................................... 192 aquarium......................................................... 96 art galleries.................................................... 181 attractions........................................................ 95 beach rental agencies.................................... 84 beach resorts................................................... 74 bed & breakfasts............................................. 70 boat charters................................................. 160 charter vehicles............................................. 260 clothing.......................................................... 192 comedy.......................................................... 184 cottages........................................................... 72 dining............................................................. 216 Charleston................................................ 218 Daniel Island............................................. 246 East of the Cooper.................................. 246 Folly Beach............................................... 250 Johns Island.............................................. 250 Kiawah Island............................................ 250 North Charleston..................................... 251 Seabrook Island....................................... 251 Summerville.............................................. 251 education facilities........................................ 258 emergency vets............................................. 257 events....................................................... 20,185 fishing boats & charters............................... 160 forts................................................................ 100 gardens.......................................................... 118 golf................................................................. 164 historic homes & buildings.......................... 102 historic houses of worship........................... 108 hospitals........................................................ 257 hotels............................................................... 28 inns................................................................... 60 jewelry............................................................ 200 local transportation...................................... 260 lodging............................................................ 27 malls............................................................... 202 marinas.......................................................... 160 museums....................................................... 112 nightlife.......................................................... 252

outlets............................................................ 202 parks................................................................ 96 plantations..................................................... 118 real estate companies.................................. 258 recreation...................................................... 154 adventure sporting activities................... 158 bike rentals............................................... 158 canoe & kayak rentals.............................. 159 classes....................................................... 160 fishing charters......................................... 160 marinas..................................................... 160 paddleboarding....................................... 161 sailing........................................................ 162 tennis........................................................ 163 water parks............................................... 163 reservation services...................................... 258 restaurants..................................................... 216 beauty & spas............................................... 212 schedule of events.......................................... 20 shopping....................................................... 190 specialty products......................................... 202 specialty shops.............................................. 206 sports............................................................. 174 tennis............................................................. 163 theater........................................................... 186 tours............................................................... 126 african-american/ethnic.................... 128,130 carriage..................................................... 130 culinary...................................................... 134 inbound tour operators........................... 134 motorized................................................. 136 nature/eco................................................ 136 plantation................................................. 139 private guides.......................................... 140 religious.................................................... 141 special interest......................................... 141 spirits, distillery, brewery......................... 142 tour packages........................................... 143 walking...................................................... 144 water......................................................... 148 tour packages............................................... 143 transportation services................................. 260 vacation rentals............................................... 84 visitor services............................................... 256 water taxi....................................................... 261

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 Explore Charleston, 423 King St., Charleston, SC 29403. 843.853.8000. ExploreCharleston.com. Š2018 by the Charleston Area Convention & Visitors Bureau. All rights reserved.

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2018 Official Charleston Area Visitors Guide  

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