there are some fantastic burgers here, the hallmark of one of the best casual restaurants in charleston sc

15 of the Most Delicious Casual Restaurants in Charleston, SC

there are some fantastic burgers here, the hallmark of one of the best casual restaurants in charleston scReviewing restaurants get old: all mentions of hamburgers gets old, regardless of how many restaurants serve it. I prefer writing about tourist attractions and the other best things to do in Charleston, SC. But I do love to eat, and feel that I’m a fairly decent restaurant critique, just like everyone else in the world it seems. But that’s neither here nor there. I’m not sure how long this review of casual restaurants in Charleston, SC, is going to take, but hopefully it won’t feel like pulling teeth.

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The Ultimate Guide to the Best Ghost Tours in Charleston, SC

ghost tours in charleston sc

When I was little, I was really into ghost stories. As is the case with most people, I loved the adrenaline rush from fear. I also both hated and loved the vagueness of the stories: whether they were real or no.
 
Later on in life, I had the benefit of living in some of the most haunted places in America. And Charleston, South Carolina, is high on most lists related to hauntings and ghosts. And there are some fantastic ghost tours in Charleston, SC, that take advantage of the depth of local lore.

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10 of the Best Rooftop Restaurants in Charleston, SC, by View

wine served at a rooftop restaurant in charleston scCharleston is full of so many great restaurants to suit any palate. Amongst all the different cuisines and foods available, it’s also home to a unique dining experience; rooftop restaurants.

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38 of the Best Hotels in Charleston, SC

luxury amenities at one of the best luxury hotels in charleston scCan I be totally honest with you?

There are too many hotels in Charleston, SC. At last count, there are over 80 hotels just in historic downtown Charleston alone. Throw in the surrounding Charleston area, and you have an overwhelming number of hotels to choose from.

Sifting through them all can be overwhelming. It’s understandable why where to stay and the best hotels in Charleston is usually the first question I get. But there are also a ton of questions related to that, hence this article.

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driving through the mountain roads in the fall is a great way to see foliage on weekend road trips from charleston sc

19 of the Best Weekend Road Trips from Charleston, SC

head over the ravenel bridge from downtown to get to georgetown and myrtle beach on weekend road trips from charleston scCharleston, South Carolina, is a fantastic place to live.

But for anyone who’s lived in a larger city, getting away from town saves you from cabin fever.

I don’t vacation in the traditional sense. Instead, I settle in an exotic locale and then explore where I’m living as well as places nearby. And my favorite way to do so is by road tripping.

Luckily, South Carolina has a lot of diverse terrain and places to visit. That makes for a lot of easy weekend road trips from Charleston, SC. There are a lot of interesting places to go that are only within a four to six hour drive.

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24 of the Best Things to Do in Charleston, SC, with Kids

visiting Sullivan's Island beach is one of the best things to do in Charleston, SC, with kidsCan I be totally honest with you?

There is no more effective birth control in the world than traveling with kids (except babysitting).

Family-friendly vacations often don’t seem too friendly to all family members.

It’s a familiar story and it usually goes like this:

  • Rigid schedules
  • Finding places to eat with chicken nuggets
  • Fears of them having a melt-down in public

We’ve all been there:

This list came to be from dragging families with young children around Charleston, in fact.

But good news:

Traveling to Charleston can be pretty breezy with tykes in tow. Lucky for you there are plenty of fun things to do in Charleston, SC, with kids. Here’s a list of this writer’s favorite fun things for kids to do in Charleston, South Carolina, spoken from experience.

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charleston plantations feature lots of live oaks

Which Charleston Plantations Do You Need to See?

charleston plantations feature lots of live oaks

It’s easy to forget there are even more activities just beyond downtown Charleston. But there are plenty of fun things to do near Charleston during your visit. A few more options include the beaches and especially the beautiful Charleston plantations.

Each of the plantations in Charleston, SC, are famous in their own right, whether you easily recognize their names or not. Magnolia Plantation, Boone Hall Plantation, Middleton Place, and Drayton Hall all merit a visit.

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man about to surprise his girlfriend with flowers on romantic weekend getaways in Charleston, SC

Romantic Weekend Getaways in Charleston, SC: the Ultimate Guide

affectionate couple enjoying a sunset while enjoying romantic weekend getaways in charleston scHere’s the truth:

Planning romantic getaways is hard.

You not only have to wrangle a lot of moving pieces:

  • Where to stay
  • What to do
  • Where to eat

But you also need to ensure that your significant other will appreciate the trip (and therefore you) while you’re together.

Be honest:

The pay-out can be huge, but the work involved can be stressful.

But good news:

Planning romantic weekend getaways in Charleston, SC, are relatively easy.

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sunset over one of the beaches near charleston sc

7 Fantastic Beaches Near Charleston, SC

beach grass at sunset on isle of palms, one of the beaches near charleston sc

Charleston, South Carolina, is known for its historic homes, its plantations, and its beaches. History or the natural beauty of the Lowcountry may not be your thing. In which case, there are still some fantastic beaches near Charleston, SC, to experience. So read on to find the best places to soak up the sun and enjoy your upcoming beach vacations in Charleston. Visiting any of these beaches is among the top 10 best things to do in Charleston, South Carolina.

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A view of the central walk and central monument at white point gardens

Why You Should Be Relaxing at the White Point Gardens

view of the battery from white point gardens in charleston, sc

Imagine yourself avoiding the hot, humid sun and enjoying cool breezes under the shade of live oaks.
What to many would be quintessential Charleston experience is a typical Sunday afternoon at White Point Gardens.
 
At the southern tip of the Charleston peninsula sits White Point Gardens and the Battery. It’s where the Ashley and Cooper Rivers meet to form the Atlantic Ocean (according to locals), and is a must-see for visitors.


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