Visit Charleston in March!

The weather is getting warmer, and we are moving closer to Spring.  March is a wonderful time to be in Charleston.  Here is what you can expect from March:

Charleston Wine and Food Festival, March 1-4 2012

The Charleston Wine and Food Festival is a great festival that takes place every year in March.  It is truly a celebration of all things food and wine.  It gives guests a chance to witness what makes Charleston a renowned place for cuisine and culture.  This is a celebration you will not want to miss. You can purchase tickets online.

Charleston in Full Bloom

March is a great time to visit Charleston because many of the gardens and downtown courtyards are beginning to blossom.  From the end of February through April, you’ll find Charleston full of flowers and all that makes Spring a wonderful time to be alive.  Expect to see azaleas, camelias, wisteria, redbuds, forsythias, dogwoods, and magnolias blooming in abundance.  If you want to make the most of the flowers in Charleston, you should plan a visit for late in the month.  Here’s why:

Festival of Houses and Gardens, March 22 – April 21, 2012

If you get excited about spring, then you will definitely want to see Charleston blossom by taking part in the annual Festival of Houses and Gardens that runs from March 22 to April 21.  Here  is what you can expect:

Set amid the historic ambience of the city’s Old & Historic District, this series of award-winning tours showcases Charleston’s distinctive architecture, history, gardens and culture. These tours provide a rare opportunity for guests to go inside the private houses and gardens of some of America’s most beautiful historic residences, dating to the 18th century.

Tickets are now available!  Events vary daily for guests to enjoy the diversity of this unique historic city which traces its origins to 1670.
House and Garden Tours
Morning History Walks
Plantation Picnic and Oyster Roast 
Luncheon Lecture Series
History Boat Cruise 
Wine & Spirits
Musical Concerts 

Beautiful architecture and lush gardens are woven throughout the historic neighborhoods of Charleston, which has consistently been named among the ten most courteous and friendly cities in America and was named Top City in the U.S. by Condé Nast Traveler 2011 Readers’ Choice Awards.

Visit Charleston to see why it has been renowned for three centuries as “a city set in a garden.” The Festival is set during the peak of the city’s blooming season. Tours feature seven to 10 properties each day in one of 11 neighborhoods, dating from the American colonial period, through the antebellum and Victorian eras, to early 20th century. 

Most events that are a part of the festival will sell out well in advance.  Make sure you make reservations, so you don’t miss this opportunity.  You can find more information on ticket sales and events by calling the ticket office: 843-722-3405.

Cooper River Bridge Run, March 31, 2012

This is an annual 10-K race that has drawn more than 30,000 participants over the past several years.  It is a great course that takes you across the Cooper River bridge coming from Mount Pleasant, and then takes you into scenic downtown.  You can expect to continue the fun after you complete the run with music, food, and drinks!  Here’s where you can go to get more information: Cooper River Bridge Run.

Family Circle Cup, March 31 -April 12, 2012

This is a fantastic tennis tournament that takes place on Daniel Island.  You’ll have a chance to watch an unbelievable tournament during one of the best times to see and experience Charleston.  Check out for more information.

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