Category Archives: Things to do in Charleston

Charleston Restaurant Week Back in January!

One of the most highly anticipated culinary events in the Charleston area is back next month. Charleston Restaurant Week is set for January 8 through January 19, 2014. The event, which is put on by the Greater Charleston Restaurant Association Inc., offers an opportunity to enjoy the world-renowned cuisine of the Lowcountry. Participating restaurants will be offering prix fixe lunch and dinner menus that consist of three items for one low price. You do not want to miss this event! Here’s a look at the participating restaurants. 3 for $20 AW Shuck’s Seafood Restaurant Baroni’s New York Pizza – Mt. Pleasant Baroni’s New York Pizza – West Ashley Basico Basil … Continue reading

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Charleston Boat Show Back in January

Many may not be thinking of boating in January, but that’s the beauty of Charleston! Well, one aspect anyway. There will be much to do on your trip to the Lowcountry, but first you’ll need to plan your trip from January 24 through the 26th. The Charleston Boat Show is back! There will be more boats and more brands and the best prices of the year. The show offers incredible deals, while allowing you to preview the hottest new boats on the market. It all started 34 years ago, but the Charleston Boat Show has now grown into the biggest boat show and sale in the Lowcountry. Though it specializes … Continue reading

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Are You Ready for the Lowcountry Oyster Festival?

We don’t want to get ahead of ourselves, but we know you need to plan in advance, especially for an event like this! It has been named “one of the top 20 events in the southeast” by the Southeastern Tourism Society. We are talking about the Lowcountry Oyster Festival. Are you ready to do some shucking? Eighty-thousand pounds of oysters…that’s what you will find January 26, 2014 at Boone Hall Plantation in Mount Pleasant. The Lowcountry Oyster Festival is the largest in the WORLD. Let’s talk details. In 2014, the highly-anticipated event will include not only oyster shucking and oyster eating contests, but also live music on the main stage, … Continue reading

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Charleston Events in December

You may be in town for a holiday getaway, quick romantic trip or girls’ shopping vacay… Whatever brings you to the Lowcountry, we know you’ll enjoy your stay, especially with all these Charleston events in December! All Month 2013 Holiday Festival of Lights This is one of the most beloved nighttime events in the area! James Island County Park comes alive with illumination through December 31st! The three-mile driving tour features more than 750 shining displays. In addition, you’ll find marshmallow roasting, festival train rides, the Amazing Dancing Light Display, Enchanted Walking Trail, gingerbread house displays, 50-ton sand sculpture, giant greeting cards, old-fashioned carousel, portable climbing wall, Santa’s Sweet Shoppe, … Continue reading

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Why You Should Visit Charleston This Season

Wake up to the aroma of fresh coffee and a true southern breakfast. Each morning the Governor’s House Inn features a new menu and special items like banana French toast strata with Amaretto sauce or homemade quiche. You’re guaranteed to start your holiday getaway the right way with this gourmet breakfast. Visit Charleston this season and enjoy all the deliciousness in the elegant dining room at the Governor’s House Inn, dine on the verandah or in your guest room. It’s all about you this season! Once you have filled your belly, take a horse-drawn carriage tour through the Historic District. When you visit Charleston, this is an activity that cannot … Continue reading

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Best Comedy Shows in Charleston SC

Pirates, gothic comedy or a murder mystery … Charleston theaters feature comedies for all ages. If you’re looking for something fun to do while in town at The Governor’s House Inn, consider going to one of the best comedy shows in Charleston SC. Theatre 99 This is Charleston’s home for improv comedy. The party never stops at Theatre 99. They are constantly creating original hilarity that you can catch on almost every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday night. It’s also a great place to catch annual festivals showcasing top comedic talent from across the country and at home. Although the focus is primarily on improv, Theatre 99 also offers sketch and … Continue reading

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Charleston Tour of Homes to Feature Homes on Kiawah and Seabrook Islands

Imagine your dream home in your dream location. That’s what you’ll find during this year’s Charleston Tour of Homes. And it’s bigger and better than ever! For the first time, the 16th annual Symphony Tour of Homes will feature homes on both Kiawah and Seabrook Islands. Several properties from the islands will be included. Hosted by the Charleston Symphony Orchestra League (CSOL), the Symphony Tour of Homes has showcased outstanding residences over the years. They are each unique in their own individual ways. It may be their architectural or interior design. In every residence, you’ll see the varied interests and lifestyles of those living inside. It’s all happening on Saturday, … Continue reading

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Your Charleston Travel Guide for Autumn

Many think vacation season ends with summer, but autumn is actually the best time to visit Charleston. Perfect temperatures, combined with the historic and charming backdrop of downtown Charleston’s cobblestone streets, make fall ideal for visitors. Make your way to the Governor’s House Inn and take in all the city has to offer. We hope you enjoy your Charleston Travel Guide for autumn. There’s nothing better than the changing of the leaves and a surplus of pumpkins. Legare Farms on Johns Island has tons of fun fall activities during the month of October. Visit the pumpkin patch to choose your perfect pumpkin. They range from $3 to $8. There’s also … Continue reading

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Your Guide to Charleston Fall Festivities

The weather doesn’t get much better than this time of year in the Lowcountry. It is the ideal time to make your way to Charleston. From the arts to events for foodies, fall is jam-packed with things to do for everyone. Check in to your room at the Governor’s House Inn and head to one of these great events. We hope you enjoy your guide to Charleston Fall Festivities. Swing for the Symphony Hosted by the Charleston Symphony Orchestra League, this premier golf event will be held October 7 at the River Course on Kiawah Island. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Charleston Symphony Orchestra and CSOL student scholarships. … Continue reading

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What is Taste of Charleston?

It is the culinary event of the entire year. Visit the Governor’s House Inn and the Lowcountry for The Southern Living Taste of Charleston. The three-day event showcases delicious dishes served by Charleston Restaurants. There are several components to the Taste of Charleston. First, there is the main event. It’s held at the historic Boone Hall Plantation. Fifty of the best casual and fine dining restaurants in the Lowcountry will serve up sample size portions, along with beer and wine. There will be live music from The Piedmont Boys, a specialty and imported beer tasting tent, the legendary ‘Waiter’s Race,’ and a children’s area. US Foods, Sysco, Blue Moon, Biltmore … Continue reading

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Dive In to Charleston Water Sports!

It may be hot in Charleston, but that’s all the more reason to cool off! If you’re planning a trip soon to the Governor’s House Inn, we suggest you dive in to Charleston Water Sports! Here are a few ideas: Fishing The options for fishing are endless in Charleston. You can fish inshore, offshore or near shore for tarpon, redfish, sea trout, flounder, sheepshead, ladyfish, Spanish mackerel, bluefish, black drum, blackfish, sharks and more! Visit Charleston Sport Fishing on Isle of Palms. Kayaking Kayakers tour everything from Shem Creek and Folly Creek to Isle of Palms. Coastal Expeditions offers saltwater, black water, and multi-day kayak tours. The 3-hour daily tours … Continue reading

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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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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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