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Charleston’s Fall Tour of Homes

The dog days of summer are officially over, and fall is in the air. It’s a wonderful time of year to be outdoors in Charleston, and the Fall Tour of Homes is one of the best ways to experience the beauty and historic charm of our fair city. The homes and gardens featured in this series are privately owned, and it is a rare treat to get an inside look! Different properties, which highlight a variety of periods in early American history, are featured each day. Guests are welcomed at each tour site by a warm and knowledgeable host. Tours are self-paced and cover up to six city blocks, so … Continue reading

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Charleston in September

September is shaping up to be an absolutely delicious time to visit Charleston! Yes, you read that right, delicious… The Greater Charleston Restaurant Association is hosting two culinary events next month, Charleston Restaurant Week and the Southern Living Taste of Charleston. Both events are highly-anticipated and will be sure to please. Charleston Restaurant Week Charleston Restaurant Week is the best way to explore local flavor! The event begins September 3rd and lasts through the 14th, so it includes two full weekends. Participating restaurants (a list of over 100 casual and fine-dining establishements) will offer prix fixe lunch and dinner menus. For a complete list of participating restaurants and information about the Charleston … Continue reading

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Last Minute Summer Vacation

The kids have already done most of their back-to-school shopping, and it won’t be long until class is in session. Where has the summer gone?!? For most, the last days of summer are spent mourning its end, but we would encourage you to end summer on a much happier note. If you’re in need of a last minute summer vacation there’s no better place than Charleston! Check out some of our favorite calendars to see what’s happening in August… South Carolina Aquarium calendar Charleston Museum Charleston Harbor Tours Theatre 99   The Black Fedora Comedy Mystery Theatre Dock Street Theatre Threshold Reparatory Theatre The Charleston Riverdogs North Charleston Coliseum Be Entered for a Chance … Continue reading

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Charleston Ranked No. 1

For three years running, Charleston has been named the No. 1 destination in the U.S. and Canada by the readers of Conde Nast Traveler. This year, Charleston was also named No. 2 in the world! If you’ve never visited the Holy City, you may be wondering what all the fuss is about. The CNT rankings are part of the Readers Choice Awards. Rankings are determined based upon reader ratings in the following categories: Culture Friendliness Atmosphere Restaurants Lodging Shopping Charleston receives high scores across the board, and we have some sneaking suspicions as to why. Culture Like most seaports, Charleston is somewhat of a melting pot; blending Southern, English, French … Continue reading

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The Charleston Bridal Show

When it comes to wedding planning, starting is usually the hardest part. This is especially true if you are planning a destination wedding. The Charleston Bridal Show is an annual event, and it’s a great way to begin tackling your wedding check list. The show is an excellent opportunity to meet some of the area’s best vendors. This year the event will be held Sunday, July 20th at the Shriners Building at Patriots Point. Admission is only $10, and the event lasts from 12:00pm-5:00pm.every wedding detail or Just looking to test the wedding planning waters, there is no better place to start than a bridal show. The Charleston Bridal Show Features:  … Continue reading

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Celebrating July 4th in Charleston

Summer is in full swing, and there is nothing quintessentially more summer than vacation or the 4th of July. This year combine both for the ultimate summertime experience! Many history buffs flock to Boston or DC for America’s birthday, but there are certainly other ways to get your historical fix on Independence Day. A July 4th vacation to Charleston, SC may be particularly appealing to those who prefer to avoid peak tourist season. If you enjoy the “road less traveled” consider visiting historical downtown Charleston this July, and retrace the footsteps of a founding father. Edward Rutledge, a Charleston native and South Carolina congressional representative, was the youngest signer of … Continue reading

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Charleston Dinner Cruise for You & Your Spouse

With Charleston, SC being a coastal town, locals and visitors alike have constant access to the water. You can head to the beach and enjoy the salty Atlantic Ocean, you can sail around the Charleston Harbor, or you can take a boat on the Ashley River. One other way to get out to sea would be to take a cruise. While there are many cruises that leave from Charleston and sail abroad, there are also some ways to take a cruise and stay in town. If you don’t want to leave The Holy City, perhaps you and your spouse could take a Charleston dinner cruise. This is a great way to … Continue reading

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Add These Charleston Beaches to Your Beach Bum Tour Schedule

As you continue to thaw out from a cold winter and dream about the summer sun, there is a good chance that your mind has wandered to a beach somewhere. Picture it now – you’re fully reclined on a beach chair, the sun is making you warm while the slight ocean breeze keeps the temperature just right, and the crash of the waves is massaging your ear drums, almost to the point of falling asleep. Are you smiling yet? If you are, keep that smile painted on your face and head to the east coast where you can unwind and experience perfection at five Charleston beaches. – Best Beaches in … Continue reading

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Some History of Charleston, SC

Thousands of books, blogs, magazines, websites, and other publications are committed to giving readers the history of Charleston, SC. That fact is quickly recognized with a basic search on Amazon, displaying over a 1,000 hits on that site alone. With that, there is obviously no way to give an exhaustive account on the history of Charleston, SC, but here are some of our favorite historical facts on The Holy City. Charleston was founded in honor of King Charles II in 1670 as “Charles Towne” and eventually earned its current name in 1786. Charleston was heavily involved in both the American Revolution and the Civil War. The American Revolution spawned key … Continue reading

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Our Favorite Kiawah Island Restaurants to Try During Your Stay

Wake up in your room at The Governor’s House Inn and spend your day exploring the Holy City. You can visit Isle of Palms and walk around historic downtown Charleston, but we do recommend trying out one or all of our favorite Kiawah Island Restaurants! Ocean Room at The Sanctuary This is the only steakhouse in the United States to earn both Forbes 4 Star and AAA 4 Diamond ratings. The Ocean Room is Kiawah Island Golf Resort’s premier restaurant. It offers an unparalleled steakhouse experience featuring a variety of signature dishes. There is a dress code at this restaurant. Ladies should wear dresses, skirts or pants paired with a … Continue reading

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We Recommend You Tour These Charleston Plantations During Your Stay

When you stay at the Governor’s House bed and breakfast, you’ll be in the middle of one of the most historic areas in the country.  There is so much to see and do that will remind you of Charleston’s roots. At the heart much of Charleston’s unique and storied history are the plantations surrounding it.  Today, these homes and gardens serve as a reminder of our past and act as a window into a different time. Along with dozens of other Unforgettable Things to Do in Charleston, a visit to one of the lovely Charleston Plantations is a wonderful way to spend the day. Hopefully our guide to Charleston Plantations … Continue reading

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Charleston Wedding Venues You May Not Have Known About

Are you planning your special day in Charleston, South Carolina? There are not many places more beautiful than the Holy City. We at the Governor’s House Inn Bed and Breakfast hope you will choose to spend your honeymoon with us, and we would like to share some Charleston wedding venues with you that you may not have known about. You can say “I Do” on the sprawling deck or in the gazebo at the Cottage on the Creek. The rooftop deck is the perfect place to catch a spectacular sunset or a breathtaking view of the Charleston Harbor and Ravenel Bridge. This beautifully unique venue can be found on the … Continue reading

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What is a Bed and Breakfast?

As you’re planning your next vacation, perhaps you should consider a more personalized getaway. Sure, hotels can provide adequate lodging, but they bring the potential for you to feel “lost” or one of many during your stay. To feel as if your choice of residence matters and to feel especially pampered on your next trip, weigh all of your options. You can start by gaining a better understanding of exactly what is a bed and breakfast. A bed and breakfast is a relatively small lodging establishment that offers overnight accommodations, as well as breakfast. They typically do not offer other meals, but many have their own restaurant on site. Most … Continue reading

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Guide to Charleston Cruises

Spend a few nights in the Holy City, then climb aboard a ship to sail through the Bahamas, Bermuda or the Caribbean. It’s the best of both worlds and the ships sail year-round. Start planning your vacation now with the help of this Charleston Cruises Guide from the Governor’s House Inn Bed and Breakfast. First let’s talk about your options. You can go big or small, cruising around the country or into the Caribbean. Carnival Cruises offer cruises from Charleston all throughout the year. The Carnival Fantasy takes 5 or 7 day cruises to the Bahamas, eastern Caribbean and even Bermuda. Prices start as low as $239 for 5 days. … Continue reading

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Things to Do in Charleston in January

Are you planning a new year and new adventures? We suggest you start your quest in the Lowcountry. Take a look at all of these things to do in Charleston in January! January 8 – January 19 Charleston Restaurant Week One of the most highly anticipated events in the Lowcountry, Charleston Restaurant Week is back in January! The event is executed by the Greater Charleston Restaurant Association Inc. It gives visitors and residents the chance to enjoy the world-renowned cuisine of the Lowcountry as participating restaurants offer prix fixe lunch and dinner menus that consist of three items for one price. January 11 Oysters on the Point From 2 to … Continue reading

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