Steeplechase at Charleston

Steeplechase at Charleston

Starts: November 12, 2017

Experience an exciting day at the races with a Hat Contest, Best Dressed Contest and five action packed races. Dog lovers will enjoy the terrier race at 10 am. Over 8,000 spectators are expected to attend this year’s event with 60+ horses competing for the $75,000 in prize money. Gates open at 9 am, the… Continued

Charleston Cars & Coffee

Charleston Cars & Coffee

Love cars? Motorcycles? Making new friends? Charleston Cars & Coffee is dedicated to those who love all things motor. Cars and Coffee events are held worldwide for those who want to share their passion for supercars, sports cars, collection cars and motorcycles. Seven years ago, Don Curtis set up a Facebook page and started spreading… Continued

Holidays in Charleston

Holidays in Charleston

Charleston Holiday music, magical lights and exquisite decorations are all a part of the unforgettable experience of celebrating the holidays in Charleston. You’ll find revelry and merriment throughout our beautiful city. Here are a few highlights of the holiday festivities. 12/1, 12/8 The Edmondston-Alston house, on 21 East Battery, will be open two Friday evenings,… Continued

The Fall Tour of Homes: Thursday – Sunday, October 5-29

The Fall Tour of Homes: Thursday – Sunday, October 5-29

Starts: October 5, 2017

Ends Sunday, October 29, 2017

The Preservation Society of Charleston will host its Fall Tours October 5-29, 2017. The beauty and historic charm of Charleston come alive as friends of the Preservation Society of Charleston welcome you into the private interiors of some of the nation’s most exquisite historic homes where you will experience firsthand the rich history of Southern culture,… Continued

Editor’s Letter: July/August/September 2017

Thank you for choosing Charleston Gateway for your vacation guide.  We are pleased to offer you the most comprehensive vacation guide available in our beautiful city. Be sure to pick up a copy of Charleston Map Guide as well! Our very cool smart phone app, “Discover Charleston,” is available on Google Play and iTunes, helping… Continued

Feast for Foodies: Waterfront Dining in the Lowcountry

Feast for Foodies: Waterfront Dining in the Lowcountry

The smell of salt air, cooling sea breezes and beautiful views beckon visitors and locals alike to the Charleston area’s shores. Famous for abundant local seafood, locally grown veggies and world class cuisine, there is no shortage of places to please the palate. But, waterfront dining is a premium and finding the best places takes… Continued

Sunset at Fort Sumter: Behind the Scenes

Sunset at Fort Sumter: Behind the Scenes

Through October 14th, visitors have the unique opportunity to see Fort Sumter at sunset, with costumed historians providing in depth details about the Civil War and the site where the first shots were fired. Enjoy a beautiful cruise from Liberty Square to Fort Sumter, enjoy the tour by National Park Rangers and then settle in… Continued

The Great Earthquake of 1886

The Great Earthquake of 1886

After the devastation of the Civil War, Charleston was but a shadow of her former self.  Then, in 1885, two major hurricanes hit our city and left more destruction in their wake.  A very subdued Charleston then faced an even greater disaster, the earthquake of 1886. At 9:50 pm, on August 31, 1886, an earthquake… Continued

Hot Nights & Holy City Dinner

Hot Nights & Holy City Dinner

Middleton Place, Sunday, August 27, 6-9 pm Located outside in the Pavilion’s courtyard, the Middleton Place Restaurant has paired up once again with Holy City Brewing and the SC Aquarium’s Good Catch program. Chef Buck will showcase the best in sustainably caught seafood picnic dishes, paired with HCB’s best heat quenching libations. For more info, call 843-556-6020… Continued

Sunset Wine Tasting on the Schooner Pride

Sunset Wine Tasting on the Schooner Pride

Board the Schooner Pride for a relaxing evening with yummy wine accompanied by delicious tastings. Enjoy some of Executive Wine’s favorites and sample some light hors d’oeuvres from Foodies catering. Each cruise will feature tastings of four or five hand selected wines. Experience the wonder of sailing Charleston Harbor on a classic 84 foot tall ship.… Continued