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Dog-Friendly Charleston

Charleston has so many scenic outdoor spaces that it would practically be a crime not to bring your family pet with you on your trip to the Holy City. Some of our favorite dog-friendly Charleston restaurants, bars, parks and hotels also happen to be our favorites without taking into consideration their pet policies. So sit…

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April 30, 2019

Charleston Tea Party Protest

You’ve probably heard of the Boston Tea Party. You might have even heard of the New York Tea Party. If you roll in certain crowds, there’s a good chance you’re familiar with Winnie the Pooh’s Tea Party. But did you know that Charleston was also the site of an important tea party protest? Just like…

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April 10, 2019

Charleston Walking Tour: Self-Guided Tour of the Holy City

Charleston is full of history and culture. You might not be able to see the entire city during your visit, but we’ll be darned if we let you miss out on some of our most famous sites. Whether or not you have a car, you’ll be able to trace the history of Charleston — from…

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March 19, 2019

HUSK, Charleston

We’re not sure if you’ve heard, but HUSK is kind of a big deal right now. Since opening his homage to southern cuisine in 2010, executive chef Sean Brock has gotten his share of attention. He won a James Beard award for his work at the Charleston institution McCrady’s and was nominated for a Beard…

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March 7, 2019

Girls’ Weekend Trip to Charleston

Charleston was practically made for girls’ weekends. Some of the most popular activities here include spa days, shopping, eating and happy hour. What more could you ever want to do with your gal pals? Discover the best activities for a successful girls’ weekend trip in Charleston. No matter what your interests, there’s something for everybody…

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February 1, 2019

Charleston Museums You Can’t Miss

Charleston is so pleasant and warm, you probably won’t want to head inside after a day in the sun. But sometimes you just need a break from the heat or the rain. These 9 must-see Charleston museums will give you a much-needed break from the outdoors while educating you on Lowcountry history and culture. Charleston…

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January 30, 2019

Where to Spend Valentine’s Day in Charleston

Charleston is consistently voted the most romantic destination in the U.S. That’s why thousands of visitors flock to the city each Valentine’s Day. Not only is Charleston beautiful and charming, but the temperature is also very warm in February. You can expect to see highs in the upper 50s and lower 60s during the day…

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January 18, 2019

Why Is Charleston Called the Holy City?

Charleston’s nickname is the Holy City. There are a lot of rumors as to how the city got its name. Legend has it that it was given the nickname by a fond admirer of the city. Regardless of the name’s origin, it stuck. Today, residents and visitors couldn’t imagine another nickname for the city —…

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January 10, 2019

Charleston’s Most “Instagramable” Historic Sites

One of the main draws of the Holy City is its Instagramable sites. We feel sorry for the traveler who forgets a camera on a trip to South Carolina. Yet behind some of the most famous photo ops are even more intriguing stories of Charleston’s history. From pirates to plantations to the Civil War, Charleston’s…

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January 2, 2019

Charleston’s Rooftop Bars & Restaurants

You can’t beat Charleston’s rooftop views. The city’s downtown is surrounded by water on three sides, which means it’s hard to find a bar or restaurant in the Holy City that doesn’thave stunning views. Check out some of our favorite rooftop bars in Charleston that offer great views, classic lowcountry food and refreshing cocktails.  …

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December 20, 2018

20 Iconic Charleston Dishes and Drinks and Their History

Charleston offers up some of the best cuisine in the country. A combination of European, African and Native American cuisines, Southern food combines complex flavors and classic techniques. Did we mention much of it is fried? Check out 20 of the most iconic dishes to try in Charleston. She Crab Soup She crab soup is…

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December 9, 2018

LOCAL Life Magazine Article

We are so excited to announce that Bill Stanton and his “Alleys & Hidden Passages Tour” was recently recommended by Local Life Magazine when visiting Charleston on a road trip from Hilton Head.  The article is full of great recommendations to stay, eat and play in the Holy City.  Enjoy! Charleston: Rambling through the Holy…

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July 21, 2018

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