From Heritage to Habitat

From Heritage to Habitat

Rich in natural, cultural and historical resources, Caw Caw Interpretive Center was once part of several rice plantations and home to enslaved Africans who applied their technology and skills to create and cultivate a series of rice fields out of prehistoric cypress swamps. In addition to former 18th and 19th century rice fields, visitors can… Continued

Editor’s Letter: April, May, & June 2018

Thank you for choosing Charleston Gateway to guide you through your visit to our beautiful city. If you came in over our stunning Ravenel Bridge, you may want to go back and try our bridge on foot. The views are indescribable! See the article in this issue for more information. If you are visiting during… Continued

Lets Do Brunch!

Lets Do Brunch!

Going out for brunch puts everyone in a great mood, and Charleston has some delicious options for “those who do brunch.” Here are a few local’s favorites found throughout the Greater Charleston area! Mount Pleasant Page’s Okra Grill Saturday & Sunday Brunch, 8am – 2pm 302 Coleman Boulevard, 843-881-3333 SOL Southwest Kitchen Sunday Brunch 10am –… Continued

Spoleto Festival USA: May 25-June 10

Spoleto Festival USA: May 25-June 10

Starts: May 25, 2018

Through June 10, 2018

Since the first Spoleto Festival in 1978, excitement builds in the city each spring as world class artists fill Charleston with inspiring, uplifting performances. For 17 days and nights, Spoleto Festival USA draws people from around the world to experience the light and beauty of the arts, with renowned artists and emerging performers in disciplines… Continued

Island Life

Island Life

A short drive from downtown takes you to one of Charleston’s island beach towns. Island life is a little slower and a little more laid back – it’s impossible not to relax while strolling along a sandy beach, listening to the waves crash against the shore. Sullivan’s Island Historically, Sullivan’s Island is known for its… Continued

Charleston: The Holy City

Charleston: The Holy City

Driving over the Ravenel Bridge into Charleston, the many steeples dotting the landscape stand out to first time visitors. Many believe that Charleston was given the name, “The Holy City” because of the religious freedom found here when the area was first settled. The church steeples were also used as a landmark by ship captains… Continued

Wake Up and Smell the (Local) Coffee

Wake Up and Smell the (Local) Coffee

If you’re one of many who just can’t start your day without a delicious cup of Joe, the Charleston area has some unique and quirky shops that make your morning coffee much more than ordinary! West of the Ashley Muddy Waters Coffee Bar in James Island 1739 Maybank Highway muddywaterscoffee.com Muddy Waters brews Counter Culture… Continued

Experience Winter’s Beauty: Camellia Walks Return to Middleton Place

Experience Winter’s Beauty: Camellia Walks Return to Middleton Place

Starts: February 6, 2018

Ends March 17, 2018
@ Middleton Place

Camellias, a southern landscape favorite, show off a blaze of color throughout the winter months. Middleton family history holds that in the year 1786, French botanist André Michaux gave the Middletons some of the first camellia trees to be planted in an American garden. Today, Middleton Place has over 7,000 camellias, many over 220 years… Continued

Southeastern Wildlife Exposition

Southeastern Wildlife Exposition

Starts: February 16, 2018

Ends February 18, 2018

Now in its 36th year, the Southeastern Wildlife Exposition (SEWE) is the largest wildlife art and nature event in the nation, attracting 35,000-40,000 attendees annually. This year’s featured artist is Joseph H. Sulkowski who refers to his style of painting as “poetic realism,” an interpretive form inspired by the natural world. He values his freedom… Continued

Cooper River Bridge Run

Cooper River Bridge Run

Starts: April 7, 2017

The 2018 Cooper River Bridge Run will be held on Saturday, April 7 at 8 am. This is the 41st year for the 10K run/walk. A local tradition that stretches back to 1978, this 10K race draws close to 40,000 participants every year. The race promotes continuous physical activity and a healthy lifestyle through education… Continued