(Closed) Where to stay and things to do in Charleston?

posted 10 years ago in Travel
Post # 3
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I love Charleston!  This is very easy…Stay at the Holiday Inn…it’s beautiful and in a great location (right off the park) Best part is the concierge there Kevin will plan your whole trip for you.  He’s amazing…we went there with absolutely no plans and he booked us great meals, an amazing tour, and was generally the best concierge I’ve ever worked with (even at 4 star hotels!) Check out the holiday inn reviews on any other travel website and you’ll find raves.  They also have all tempurpedic beds!

Post # 4
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  • Wedding: November 2009

Oooo! I’m hoping this thread goes somewhere because I’m "mini-mooning" in Charleston! I need tips as well! Does anyone know of any Segway Tours in Charleston?

Post # 5
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  • Wedding: May 2009

I was born and worked in Charleston and miss it terribly. Charleston is an amazing city with great dining, lots of history, and plenty of things to do.

 Hotels: Downtown on a budget I would try Hampton Inn or Embassy Suites. Both are walkable to King Street, the market, and East Bay and are generally not too expensive. They are also right next to Marion Square which turns into an amazing farmer’s market on Saturday with local produce, crafts, and yummy food. Try the crepes or BBQ shrimp and grits! Embassy Suites is the original location of The Citadel which is another cool feature of the hotel.

Must Sees? The battery, market, and shopping on King Street. All very close to downtown. If you have a car check out Charles Towne Landing, Boone Hall, or Magnolia Plantations if you are into big ole Southern Plantations. Irvine House Vineyards is a local winery within 30 minutes of downtown. http://www.charlestonwine.com/ Charleston is full of old history and traditions so take a carriage or walking ghost tour. Charleston Cooks also offers demos and cooking classes of lowcountry cuisine. http://www.mavericksouthernkitchens.com/cooks/index.html

Restaurants: AMAZING FOOD!!!! FIG, High Cotton, Magnolia’s, SNOB (Slightly North of Broad), Poogan’s Porch, and 82 Queen are all fabulous options. Outside of downtown you could check out The Wreck, See Wee Cafe, The Mustard Seed, or Boulevard Diner over in the Mt. Pleasant.

Post # 6
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  • Wedding: June 2009

My girlfriends and I road-tripped to Charleston last fall and had a great time. We loved going to the farmers market!! Some other favorites were: SNOB, Hominy Grill for brunch (really the best omelette I have ever had!), Cupcake on King St. Mmmm… so much lovely food. We also did one of the carriage ride tours, which was great! I hope you have a fantastic time!! 

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