Summer Fun with Kids!

Summer Fun with Kids!

Charleston and her surrounding areas are filled with exciting activities for your family to enjoy!  Here are a few suggestions to get you started, and Charleston Gateway’s calendars have more suggestions listed! Children’s Discovery Tours are a great way to get your kids excited about history! Geared toward children ages 5-10, these tours meet every… Continued

The Gordon Wheeler Gallery

The Gordon Wheeler Gallery

@ The Gordon Wheeler Gallery

Visiting Charleston is an experience unlike any other.  Its large historic district includes businesses and homes dating back centuries.  There is ironwork that predates the civil war, cobblestone streets, hidden alley ways, window boxes overflowing with whatever is in bloom, parks and private gardens. In most cities the Visitor Center is a great place to… Continued

Feast For Foodies

Feast For Foodies

The ever changing landscape of the Charleston dining scene is exciting and full of surprises.  From fine dining to hole-in-the-wall dives, there is something for every taste and budget.  Here are a few of our personal favorites. FLEET LANDING For those who delight at the sight of dolphins playing, watching the ships in the harbor… Continued

The Unspoiled Beauty of Pawleys Island

The Unspoiled Beauty of Pawleys Island

Before the Civil War, wealthy rice planters used Pawleys Island as a summer retreat and escape from malaria bearing mosquitoes. Today, the island, and surrounding community, is a popular destination for those seeking a peaceful and relaxing escape. To get to Pawleys Island, take Highway 17 North from Charleston and enjoy a relaxing drive of… Continued

Family Fun at Wild Blue Ropes

Family Fun at Wild Blue Ropes

@ Wild Blue Ropes

Just minutes from downtown, on James Island, adventure awaits. The Wild Blue Ropes Challenge Course is truly an experience the whole family can enjoy.  Recently, we had a chance to take on the ropes ourselves and learned more about ourselves than we ever dreamed we would when starting out. I recruited a friend to tackle… Continued

The Edmondston-Alston House: Redeemed by a  Presidential Pardon

The Edmondston-Alston House: Redeemed by a Presidential Pardon

The year 1865 was one of war, chaos and lawlessness.  Following the fall of Charleston in February and the end of Sherman’s March through South Carolina in April, the Charles Alston family left their plantation, Fairfield, on the Waccamaw River and sought refuge in Darlington, South Carolina.  Charles Alston’s daughter Susan wrote:  Fairfield and Springfield… Continued

Native Birds of South Carolina

Native Birds of South Carolina

@ The Center for Birds of Prey

They’re found in every part of our planet. Masters of adaptation, the number of bird species is rivaled only by that of insects. You hear them in your yard, see them flying through the streets at work, and can marvel in abundance at their acrobatics at the beach, but do you know what you’re seeing?… Continued

The Old Citadel

The Old Citadel

Strolling historic King Street near the corner of Calhoun Street, you’ll come upon a majestic green space known as Marion Square. This park is frequented by local College of Charleston students studying or just looking to catch some rays. Professionals and families picnic around the park and dog owners find a wonderful space to walk… Continued