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

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

Charleston Summer Fun with Kids!

Charleston Summer Fun with Kids!

Visit Charleston and find fun for the entire family! With exciting activities for all ages to enjoy, here are a few suggestions to get you started, and Charleston Gateway calendars have more suggestions listed! Take your little ones through Charleston’s past with Children’s Discovery Tours, a fun way to get your kids excited about history!… 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 four or five hand-selected wines to be shared with you! Experience the wonder of sailing Charleston Harbor on a classic 84… Continued

The Isle of Palms Trolley

The Isle of Palms Trolley

Today, we complain about the traffic we encounter on the bridges while getting to Charleston’s beaches. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries there were few bridges, and visitors to Sullivan’s Island and the Isle of Palms had to take a trolley across Cove Inlet in Mount Pleasant to reach what was then called,… Continued

Summer Fun at Charleston County Piers!

Summer Fun at Charleston County Piers!

Catch both fish and fun at the Mount Pleasant and Folly Beach Piers. Both piers host weekly and monthly fishing tournaments, as well as toe-tapping dances throughout the summer. If you’re in Charleston just for the weekend or down for the season, visit these landmarks for, if nothing else, the spectacular views of the Charleston… Continued

Splash into Summer at Charleston’s Area Waterparks – Open Weekends in May starting May 7

Splash into Summer at Charleston’s Area Waterparks – Open Weekends in May starting May 7

Cool fun awaits kids (and adults) of all ages at the Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission’s three area waterparks – Splash Zone, Splash Island and Whirlin’ Waters Adventure Waterpark! All three waterparks open officially for the season on May 7, for weekend operations until after Memorial Day. Whirlin’ Waters Adventure Waterpark is located at North… Continued

The Palmetto and Crescent Moon

The Palmetto and Crescent Moon

Almost every shop you visit has merchandise emblazoned with the beautiful, blue South Carolina flag with its white crescent and palmetto tree. One of the most recognizable state flags in the county, it has a long history dating back to the Revolutionary War.  The spongy trunks of Palmetto trees were used to build the walls… 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