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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Best Southern Food in Charleston

Sweet tea, rich history, beautiful churches, mannerly people and southern comfort … food, that is. If you’re a foodie, Charleston is the place to dig in, but there are oh-so-many choices when locating the best southern food in Charleston and deciding where to secure that mind-blowing southern dish. Fresh seafood is abundant in Charleston, and other local favorites include boiled peanuts, she-crab soup, fried green tomatoes, and of course the famous Charleston shrimp and grits. Here are a few delicious eateries that promise to deliver the best southern food on your visit. There’s nothing better than a good southern brunch. And Magnolias is a must. You can’t go wrong with the fried … Continue reading

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Romantic Trip Ideas in Charleston, South Carolina

If you are considering a romantic getaway, plan on visiting Charleston, SC. There is no end to the romantic activities afforded in this historic southern town. Whether its savory southern dining, lazy beach days, historic tours of homes and plantations or peaceful walks through cobblestone paths with the one you love, there is something for every couple in Charleston. Consider some of the following ways to make your next getaway to Charleston uniquely romantic. Perhaps the most important thing to consider when planning a romantic get away is where to stay. Plan to stay at The Governor’s House Inn, located just a short walk from historic Charleston’s legendary Battery, Old … Continue reading

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Best Charleston, SC Attractions to See

A visit to Charleston is a memorable experience.  It is difficult to describe Charleston without using such words as beautiful, romantic, historic, and just plain fun!  If you are contemplating a visit to historic Charleston, allow our friendly staff here at the Governor’s House Inn assist you in planning your stay.  Since there are so many wonderful attractions to visit in Charleston, a listing of a few favorites might be helpful. Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum Patriots Point is home to the USS Yorktown. The USS Yorktown played a significant role in the Pacific offensive during WW II in which it earned eleven battle stars.  The Congressional Medal of Honor … Continue reading

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Where To Enjoy An Outdoor Brown Bag Lunch in Charleston, SC

Our city is filled with quiet nooks and crannies that are just begging for someone to visit them! While you’re staying here at The Governor’s House Inn, be sure to spend some quiet time in these glorious places while enjoying a leisurely picnic. Because we are conveniently located on Broad Street in beautiful and historic downtown Charleston, there are a myriad of places that would be delightful sites for an informal meal. One such site is just around the corner at Washington Square Park on the corner of Broad and Meeting Streets. There are park benches beckoning to you from under the bowing live oak trees. Enjoy a little history … Continue reading

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Ways to Enjoy Charleston in July

The month of July represents the epitome of summer! Patriotic celebrations, backyard BBQ’s, swimming, and most of all “heat”!  Admittedly, July in Charleston is hot; however, there are plenty of ways to keep cool and enjoy all that Charleston has to offer. First of all, enjoy your stay in one of our beautiful rooms here at the historic Governor’s House Inn, a luxury bed and breakfast located in the heart of downtown Charleston. There is no better way to experience the pre-revolutionary period with the benefits of modern conveniences.  While you are here, experience a part of Southern culture as you cool off late in the afternoon on the veranda … Continue reading

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Visit Charleston’s Fountains

Fountains have long been gathering spots for people to cool off, refresh themselves, and hydrate since the ancient Roman Empire built the viaducts to carry fresh water to its citizens. Although their purpose has somewhat changed over the centuries, fountains still provide people with cool, refreshing places for recreation, respite, and reflection. There are a few stunning fountains that one MUST visit while staying here at the Governor’s House Inn. The Pineapple Fountain Perhaps one of the most famous fountains here on the Charleston peninsula is the symbolic Pineapple Fountain at Waterfront Park. The pineapple has long been a symbol for hospitality and since Charleston has been repeatedly nominated as … Continue reading

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Spending a Weekend in Charleston

Spend a few days in Charleston, South Carolina and one can easily see how Conde’ Nast Traveler  voted Charleston  the top U.S. city two years in a row (2011-2012). Whether you are looking for  fabulous views, historical sites, fine cuisine, or “shop till you drop” experiences, Charleston is a  wonderful place to visit. In order to best experience the ambience, history, and charm Charleston has to offer, a  stay in the downtown historic district is a must! Your residence for the weekend is the Governor’s  House Inn located at 117 Broad Street, Charleston, SC 29401. The inn is a historic Georgian double house, built in 1760, and eventually owned by … Continue reading

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