Charleston is a city that is truly great year round, as there is never a shortage of things to do and see. However, January and February are two especially great months to visit this historic city, as the air is crisp and the atmosphere is truly splendid. Here is a brief list of things to do during January and February, courtesy of Charleston Area Convention and Visitors Bureau:
3rd Annual Charleston Restaurant Week
January 11-22, 2012
Now in its third year, Charleston Restaurant Week offers diners the opportunity to enjoy the Charleston area’s epicurean delights without breaking the bank. This nine-day gastronomic celebration features three-course meals for $40 at fine-dining restaurants, $30 at some of the city’s celebrated eateries and $20 at casual establishments. For more information, please call (843) 577-4030 or visit charlestonrestaurantassociation.com.
29th Annual Lowcountry Oyster Festival
January 29, 2012
Considered the world’s largest oyster festival; this tribute to the mighty mollusk sees 80,000 pounds shucked on a single day. Taking place on the grounds of the historic Boone Hall Plantation, the event features live entertainment, traditional oyster shucking and eating contests, dedicated children’s area with pony rides and jump castles and representation by some of the area’s favorite restaurants. For more information, please call (843) 577-4030 or visit charlestonrestaurantassocation.com.
30th Annual Southeastern Wildlife Exposition (SEWE)
February 17-19, 2012
Recognized as the nation’s largest wildlife art and nature event, SEWE showcases 120 artists and welcomes over 35,000 attendees each year. First and foremost, SEWE is a juried fine art show; however, the exposition offers a myriad of other informative and recreational activities, including flight demos from the Center for Birds of Prey, conservation exhibits, appearances by celebrity zookeeper Jack Hanna, DockDogs competitions and retriever demonstrations. For more information, please call (843) 723-1748 or visit sewe.com.
If you are interested in visiting Charleston, SC in the near future, then don’t hesitate to reach out to make your reservation at the Governors House Inn. You can book your next stay online or by phone, (800) 720-9812. The new year is a great time to see Charleston, and we hope to see you in 2012!