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9 Reasons to Visit Charleston in Winter

Charleston is beautiful at any time of year. Yes, we’re a bit biased, but this city has so much to offer year-round that we wouldn’t usually recommend visiting one month over another. Yet, for Charleston in January and February, the city is quieter, the climate is milder and the beaches are (dare we say?) prettier….

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February 21, 2020

Healthy Restaurants in Charleston, SC: Sticking to New Year’s Resolutions in Charleston

Americans tend to make the same resolutions year after year. According to Business Insider, there are New Year’s resolutions that are so popular that they end up on just about everyone’s list. If you’re headed to the Holy City this winter (and don’t want to blow your resolutions), we’ve got a few hotspots that will…

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January 27, 2020

Chinese New Year in Charleston

Chinese New Year is upon us! It’s time to clean out your closet, get some red envelopes and start making some dumplings. Chinese New Year in Charleston doesn’t see the most over-the-top celebrations in the country, but there’s also a tribute to Chinese-American culture here. No matter what your Chinese zodiac symbol, you’ll find a…

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January 15, 2020

New Year’s Eve in Charleston

New Year’s Eve is a big deal in the Holy City. Restaurants offer special menus and there’s a party around every corner. Charleston even offers family-friendly New Year’s Eve events. Celebrate New Year’s Eve in Charleston with an activity for every budget, group size and whim.    Bars and Restaurants  The Holy City’s food scene…

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December 21, 2019

Celebrating the Holidays in the Holy City: Charleston’s Christmas History

Charleston has over 200 years of holiday history. Christmas traditions like garlands, oyster roasts and city-wide cheer started long ago in the lowcountry. Much of Charleston’s history is on display at Christmas, both on plantations and in historic homes. Discover what Charleston Christmases were like from the 1700s to the present.    Historic Churches Churches…

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December 18, 2019

Charleston’s Aviation History 

Charleston has a rich aviation history. The city is home to an important aircraft carrier and decades of air military history. But Charleston is also home to current-day aviation attractions. Visit some of our famous museums or see Charleston by air with a helicopter tour. Celebrate aviation month in the Holy City with these highlights. …

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December 1, 2019

Charleston Seafood Guide

Charleston is known for its seafood. From oysters to she crab soup to shrimp in Shem Creek, there’s no reason to shy away from seafood while visiting. Read our Charleston seafood guide for the best restaurants, where to purchase the freshest catch, and to learn the history of Charleston’s signature cuisine.    Charleston Seafood Restaurants…

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November 19, 2019

Off-the-Beaten-Path Charleston

Charleston itself is a bit of an off-the-beaten-path destination. We abhor crowds and generally treat travelers like you’re family here. You could kind of say, we’re more about experiences than tourism in the Holy City. But if you’re looking to really get off the grid, we’ve got a few ideas to help keep your trip…

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November 1, 2019

Charleston Cemeteries

Charleston is well-known for its roots in religious diversity. One of the Holy City’s most popular attractions is its cemeteries. Dating back to 1849 and home to 23 sites, Charleston cemeteries promise a blend of historic legends and charming craftsmanship that keep visitors coming back year-round. Tips for Visiting Charleston Cemeteries Below are a few…

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October 17, 2019

Best Spots for Shopping in Charleston

The Holy City may be known for the many church steeples that grace its landscape. Yet it’s also a mecca for shoppers as much as it is for history and food buffs. Luckily, you don’t even need to stray too far from Downtown Charleston to find unique souvenirs and gifts. There’s also plenty of fashion…

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October 7, 2019

Charleston Healthy Eating Guide

We get it: it’s challenging to eat healthy while traveling. Which is why we’ve put a list together of healthy options while you’re in town. Just because you are on-the-go doesn’t mean you have to compromise. Our Charleston Healthy Eating Guide includes culinary recommendations for eating well and feeling good while on your adventures in…

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September 15, 2019

Little-Known Facts About Charleston History

Charleston is one of America’s oldest cities. Which means it also has plenty of local stories, legends and history. Some things we know to be true? The 10 items on this list of little-known facts about Charleston history.   1.      Charleston Became a City in 1783 Because it is a port city on the eastern…

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September 2, 2019