Spooky Things to Do in Charleston

Everyone loves visiting Charleston in October. The options for fun are abundant and the temperatures are ideal! Here are a few spooky things to do in Charleston. Boone Hall Fright Nights This is South Carolina’s largest multi-attraction haunted event! Prepare to be scared… There are four different attractions that make up Boone Hall Fright Nights. Castle Mid-Evil is a place of torment and torture where evil has no bounds. It’s “a place that awaits your arrival and awakens your fear.” Zombie Town is another scene of horror. Prim Springs is an abandoned town that is all but forgotten, except for the unfortunate citizens that fell victim to an infection that … Continue reading

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Your Charleston Travel Guide for Autumn

Many think vacation season ends with summer, but autumn is actually the best time to visit Charleston. Perfect temperatures, combined with the historic and charming backdrop of downtown Charleston’s cobblestone streets, make fall ideal for visitors. Make your way to the Governor’s House Inn and take in all the city has to offer. We hope you enjoy your Charleston Travel Guide for autumn. There’s nothing better than the changing of the leaves and a surplus of pumpkins. Legare Farms on Johns Island has tons of fun fall activities during the month of October. Visit the pumpkin patch to choose your perfect pumpkin. They range from $3 to $8. There’s also … Continue reading

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Charleston Events in October

October is one of the favorited months to visit Charleston for a variety of reasons. From the comfortable temperatures to the many activities, it’s a great time of year. Here’s a list of Charleston Events in October from your favorite Charleston area bed and breakfast. MOJA Arts Festival This celebration of African-American and Caribbean Art runs through October 6, 2013. In its 30th year, the MOJA Arts Festival has been selected as one of the Southeast Tourism Society’s Top 20 events. It promises an exciting lineup of events, with a variety of traditional favorites. Nearly half of the events are admission-free! The Fall Tours: History + Architecture For the 37th … Continue reading

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Your Guide to Charleston Fall Festivities

The weather doesn’t get much better than this time of year in the Lowcountry. It is the ideal time to make your way to Charleston. From the arts to events for foodies, fall is jam-packed with things to do for everyone. Check in to your room at the Governor’s House Inn and head to one of these great events. We hope you enjoy your guide to Charleston Fall Festivities. Swing for the Symphony Hosted by the Charleston Symphony Orchestra League, this premier golf event will be held October 7 at the River Course on Kiawah Island. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Charleston Symphony Orchestra and CSOL student scholarships. … Continue reading

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What is Taste of Charleston?

It is the culinary event of the entire year. Visit the Governor’s House Inn and the Lowcountry for The Southern Living Taste of Charleston. The three-day event showcases delicious dishes served by Charleston Restaurants. There are several components to the Taste of Charleston. First, there is the main event. It’s held at the historic Boone Hall Plantation. Fifty of the best casual and fine dining restaurants in the Lowcountry will serve up sample size portions, along with beer and wine. There will be live music from The Piedmont Boys, a specialty and imported beer tasting tent, the legendary ‘Waiter’s Race,’ and a children’s area. US Foods, Sysco, Blue Moon, Biltmore … Continue reading

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SHE Charleston – The Ultimate Girls’ Weekend

It is the ultimate girls’ weekend in Charleston, South Carolina. Bring your best girlfriend, your neighbor, boss, mom, and of course — yourself! SHE Charleston is a celebration of everything “woman!” It’s a party, a culinary experience, a learning opportunity and shopping spree. Take in three days of fashion, beauty, cooking, entertaining, and healthy living. It’s all happening at the Charleston Area Convention Center from September 27 through September 29, 2013. SHE, which is presented by BI-LO and sponsored by Trident Health, highlights six aspects of women’s lives. Let’s start with style. When you wake up and often even when you go to bed the night before, you are thinking … Continue reading

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Dive In to Charleston Water Sports!

It may be hot in Charleston, but that’s all the more reason to cool off! If you’re planning a trip soon to the Governor’s House Inn, we suggest you dive in to Charleston Water Sports! Here are a few ideas: Fishing The options for fishing are endless in Charleston. You can fish inshore, offshore or near shore for tarpon, redfish, sea trout, flounder, sheepshead, ladyfish, Spanish mackerel, bluefish, black drum, blackfish, sharks and more! Visit Charleston Sport Fishing on Isle of Palms. Kayaking Kayakers tour everything from Shem Creek and Folly Creek to Isle of Palms. Coastal Expeditions offers saltwater, black water, and multi-day kayak tours. The 3-hour daily tours … Continue reading

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Your Guide to Shopping for Charleston Antiques

If you’re planning a visit to Charleston, you most likely appreciate its rich history. If you are fond of previous eras or time periods, you’ll love all that this historic city has to offer. Your team at the Governor’s House Inn, a historic Charleston bed and breakfast wants to help you make the most of your time here. The Holy City has a wide variety of antique stores, ranging from shops to districts. We hope you enjoy your guide to shopping for Charleston antiques. King Street Antique District Travel + Leisure says the King Street Antique District has the “best antique shopping in the U.S.” You can shop antique jewelry, … Continue reading

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The Complete Guide to Charleston Nightlife

Whether you’re in town for a girl’s getaway or romantic vacation, there’s nothing like a night out on the town in Charleston. If you feel like listening to live music or having a cocktail on a rooftop with breathtaking views, you’ll have the ability to do so while in town. We hope you enjoy the complete guide to Charleston nightlife from your team at the Governor’s House Inn. Tommy Condon’s Irish Pub and Seafood Restaurant Don’t wait until St. Patrick’s Day to try Tommy Condon’s. Their family-friendly menu is affordable, the food is delicious, and the fun continues into the wee hours of the night! Tommy Condon’s is tucked away … Continue reading

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Charleston Theatres for Every Age Group

From local artists to nationally recognized acts, Charleston offers theatrical performances for all ages. You can get a babysitter or bring the entire family, depending on the evening. Here’s a list of Charleston theatres for every age group. Family Friendly Charleston Stage Company At the Dock At the Historic Dock Street Theatre, which recently underwent a $19-million renovation, Charleston Stage has premiered more than 30 new plays and musicals. And this one’s for the children as well. Art education is a cornerstone of Charleston Stage’s mission, bringing drama, literature and history to more than 20,000 young people in the Lowcountry each year. The Footlight Players Theatre 20 Queen Street The … Continue reading

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Charleston Restaurant Week Back in September

It’s one of the most highly anticipated culinary events in the Charleston area. Mouth-watering Lowcountry cuisine recognized worldwide will once again be available to you at participating restaurants. Charleston Restaurant Week is back from September 4-15. Restaurants will offer prix fixe menus consisting of three items for one price. They’ll be set at $20, $30 or $40. What a deal! Here’s a look at your options. For $20, you can enjoy three courses at these great restaurants. It’s a steal, so why don’t you try one, or as many as you can fit into the week?! Basil Thai Restaurant – Downtown Charleston or Mt. Pleasant Big Billy’s Burger Joint – … Continue reading

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What is the Charleston Digital Corridor?

Imagine a business, physical and social environment where your technology company can thrive. That’s what you’ll find in the Charleston Digital Corridor. The CDC is a creative effort to attract, nurture and promote Charleston’s knowledge economy. The goal is to offer tangible resources to the business economy by serving as a portal to government, infrastructures, real estate, education, venture capital, professional resources and a trained workforce. This is all accomplished through a combination of technology-enabled initiatives and business incentives, private business support and member-driving programming. Made up of geographic areas or “districts,” the Charleston Digital Corridor offers a diverse range of options to meet the size, personality, price and infrastructure … Continue reading

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The Middleton Suite – Charleston Luxury Accomodations at Their Finest

The spacious Grand Room at the Governor’s House Inn is named for Henrietta Middleton. Its decor and atmosphere are as rich in elegance as its name is in history, making the Middleton Suite exemplify Charleston luxury accommodations at their finest. It all began with Edward Middleton. He emigrated from England to Barbados before making his way to South Carolina in 1678. Middleton settled a plantation he named The Oaks, after receiving large grants of land on Goose Creek. There, he served as Lords Proprietors Deputy and Assistant Justice. When Edward Middleton died in 1685, his estate was passed on to his son, Arthur. Arthur Middleton had three sons. His middle … Continue reading

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August Events from Your Favorite Charleston Bed and Breakfast

Whether you’re hoping to learn about history or work on your tan, August is a great time to do it in Charleston. Summer may start winding down, but the number of events only picks up as we get into August. Here are some August Events from your Favorite Charleston Bed and Breakfast — The Governor’s House Inn: Single-Events Aug. 3 Reggae Concert Series James Island County Park Enjoy a reggae concert by Mystic Vibrations as you relax in one of the Charleston area’s gorgeous county parks. The concert is open to all ages, and free to children 12 and under. Crafters and other vendors will be on site showcasing all … Continue reading

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Girls Getaway Weekend Ideas in Charleston

Grab the girls and get downtown. If you’re looking for great girls getaway weekend ideas in Charleston, they’re certainly not hard to find. You really need a full week to take in the sights, sounds and tastes (yum) of Charleston, so there will definitely be no shortage of places for you to eat, shop, and see on your girls getaway weekend. But for starters, you’ll need a place to sleep. The perfect place to unwind during your girls getaway is The Governor’s House Inn at 117 Broad Street. It’s a historic Georgian double house, built in 1760. Now that you’re all rested and refreshed, put on those walking shoes and … Continue reading

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