Charleston Wears the Green Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Charleston Wears the Green Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Starts: March 17, 2016

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Historic Downtown Charleston On Friday, March 17, join the always eagerly anticipated Charleston St. Patrick’s Day Celebration!  The parade begins at 10 am sharp at King and Radcliffe Streets, and proceeds down King to Broad Street with the conclusion at the Cathedral of St. Johns. The celebration continues with the… Continued

Editor’s Letter: January/February/March 2017

Thank you for choosing Historic Charleston as your vacation destination.  It’s a wonderful time of year to visit our beautiful city. A walk on the grounds of an historic plantation is a perfect way to spend a mild winter day. Read about Middleton Place and their Camellia Walks to plan a walk through some of… Continued

Feast for Foodies: Queology

Feast for Foodies: Queology

Barbecue is as much a part of Southern Culture as grits, sweet tea and “y’all.” Each region has their own specialty: North Carolina and parts of South Carolina use a vinegar base, Memphis a dry rub on ribs, some regions of South Carolina also use a mustard-based sauce on pulled pork and the list goes… Continued

Bullwinkel’s Whipped Cream Cake

Bullwinkel’s Whipped Cream Cake

Food plays such an important role in holiday traditions. In Charleston, Bullwinkel’s Whipped Cream Cake has played a starring role in many a holiday feast, and Bullwinkel’s Bakery made these delicious cakes around the clock during the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays. The bakery is now closed, but do try your hand at making your own! 2… Continued

The Holiday Festival of Lights: How Does It All Happen?

The Holiday Festival of Lights: How Does It All Happen?

It all started with a trip to West Virginia. In 1990, a group of Charleston County Parks and Recreation staff from James Island County Park traveled to a light show in the town of Wheeling, West Virginia, bright eyed and following a dream. Soon, that dream came to life with the first ever Holiday Festival… Continued

KAPLA – Tom’s Toys

KAPLA – Tom’s Toys

Too much screen time! That phrase is uttered so often in our modern lives and yet we as families cannot seem to break our addiction. Creative play seems to be slipping into the past as our children learn to build on Minecraft and other such computer games. At times, the art of actual building blocks… Continued

Historic Colonial Lake Park

Historic Colonial Lake Park

For a true Charleston experience, an afternoon stroll through the “neighborhood park” with your children and furry friends in tow is like a walk back through time. Known for its rich history and now an iconic and beloved landmark that has withstood the tests of time, Colonial Lake Park is a favorite spot for wedding… Continued

Charleston Beach Regulations

Charleston Beach Regulations

Enjoy the Charleston Area’s Sun and Shore! Charleston’s surrounding beaches welcome you to their sandy shores! Fun for family and friends, grab your bathing suit or your shirt and shorts, and bask on the edge of our beautiful waters. To make your time more worry free and to ensure the safety of both our residents and… Continued

39 Rue de Jean

39 Rue de Jean

Recently, on one of Charleston’s hot, humid summer days a friend of mine and I decided to catch up over a casual lunch at 39 Rue de Jean, located in a two story brick 1880s warehouse on its name sake–John Street. If you’ve ever been to Paris, consider yourself a Francophile or just wondered what… Continued

Visit the Newly Remodeled Gibbes Museum of Art!

Visit the Newly Remodeled Gibbes Museum of Art!

@ Gibbes Museum of Art

If you’re a regular visitor to the Holy City, you may have noticed that the Gibbes Museum has been closed for nearly two years for an extensive renovation. Now reopened, the 111-year-old museum houses a premier collection of more than 10,000 works telling the story of American art. In addition to an innovative new layout… Continued