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

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

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

McLeod Plantation – Transition to Freedom

McLeod Plantation – Transition to Freedom

@ McLeod Plantation

In 2015, the Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission (CCPRC) opened a window to a complex past at McLeod Plantation Historic Site, located on James Island in the Charleston area. As a bold and rare example, McLeod Plantation Historic Site declines to tell the well-known manicured story of the grand Old South and its plantations.… Continued

Children’s Museum of the Lowcounty

Children’s Museum of the Lowcounty

Spend the day at the Children’s Museum of the Lowcounty! “Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But, for children, play is serious learning. Play is really the work of childhood.” – Fred Rogers Research shows that unstructured, self-directed play is essential for little ones’ cognitive, physical, social… Continued

Oyster House on Market and O-Bar

Oyster House on Market and O-Bar

Enjoy causal fine dining at The Oyster House on Market and O-Bar! It’s no surprise that a harbor town like Charleston would offer some of the best seafood around.  However, on the peninsula, there is a new seafood restaurant in town that will really float your boat! The Oyster House and it’s adjoining sister, O-Bar,… Continued

Piccolo Spoleto

Piccolo Spoleto

Starts: May 27, 2016

May 27 - June 12, 2016
@ Various Locations

Piccolo Spoleto, May 27 –  June 12, 2016 Annually presenting over 500 performing, literary and visual arts events, the 17-day Piccolo Spoleto Festival transforms Charleston into an exhilarating celebration of the cultural vitality and diversity of the South Carolina Lowcountry. With a focus on accessibility and community participation in the arts, Piccolo Spoleto is the official outreach… Continued

White Point Garden & The Battery

White Point Garden & The Battery

@ White Point Garden

Stretching along the lower shores of the Charleston Peninsula and bordered by the Ashley and Cooper Rivers which come together here to form Charleston Harbor, White Point Garden, a 5.7 acre public park, is located in the heart of Charleston’s historic district. It is the southern section of the Battery, a historical defensive seawall and… Continued

The Charleston Single House

The Charleston Single House

The Charleston Single House is an architectural style long associated with the Holy City and refers to homes built one room wide with double covered piazzas (also known as porches). The homes can be many rooms long and multiple stories high.  Some are 10 feet wide, some are 25 feet wide, but they always sit… Continued