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Performing Arts Enthusiasts: 2014 Spoleto Festival

The annual Spoleto Festival USA is one of the best events that comes to Charleston, SC every year. Coming up on its 38th season, Spoleto runs for two and a half weeks every spring and highlights performing arts from around the world in various genres of music, theater, and dance. Over the 17 days of the festival from May 23 – June 8, nearly 150 performances will be featured at 14 different local venues, giving people an abundance of opportunity to find the show that’s perfect for them. And because there are so many options, you aren’t limited to choosing just one. No matter where your interests lie, be sure … Continue reading

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Spoleto Festival USA 2013

It’s been 36 years since the first Spoleto Festival USA began in Charleston, South Carolina. Pulitzer-prize winning composer Gian Carlo Menotti was seeking an American counterpart to the Festival held in Spoleto, Italy. The city needed to be intimate, with plenty of performance venues, yet charming and easily accessible. Charleston was the perfect fit! With its stated goal of bringing the highest caliber performances for its 17-day run, the organizers have managed to keep the standard very high in all areas: classical and modern musical performances, theater, ballet, opera, and the spoken word. This year’s festival runs from May 24 through June 9, with a couple of preview performances on … Continue reading

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Where to Stay for the Spoleto Festival in Charleston, SC

The Spoleto Festival in Charleston, SC kicks off this coming Friday, May 25!  It lasts until June 10, and is a great opportunity to experience cultural arts and the city of Charleston.  If you are wondering where to stay for the Spoleto Festival in Charleston, then you should definitely consider the Governor’s House Inn, which is near many of the festival venues. The Governor’s House Inn is a National Historic Landmark reflecting 18th century civility and grandeur.  Among Historic Charleston inns, only Governor’s House Inn offers the rare pleasures, aristocratic comforts and grandeur of a pre-Revolution National Landmark combined with legendary Charleston hospitality. Located just a short walk from Historic … Continue reading

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The Best Time to Visit Charleston…

It is difficult to pinpoint the absolute best time to visit Charleston, SC, but the end of April and through the month of May is truly a great time to visit, and arguably the best.  Here are just a few reasons as to why we love this time of the year: The Weather is Beautiful It is truly hard to beat the weather this time of the year in Charleston, South Carolina.  It is warming up nicely, but it is still mild enough so that you can enjoy the beaches along with walks through downtown.  As you stroll through downtown make sure you visit the art galleries, and be sure … Continue reading

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Accommodations for Spoleto Festival: Where to Stay for the Spoleto Festival in Charleston!

Accommodations for Spoleto Festival Are you wondering where to stay for the Spoleto Festival in Charleston? It is honestly one of the most talked about festivals in Charleston, and a great time to visit the area.  If you are looking for accommodations during the Spoleto Festival, then give us a call. We would be more than glad to help you plan your trip around the festival, so you get the most out of the experience.  The Governor’s House Inn is also a great location in relation to the various venues that are a part of the festival.  Here is some additional information on the Spoleto Festival from their website to help … Continue reading

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