Category Archives: Things to do in Charleston

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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Girls Getaway Weekend Ideas in Charleston

Grab the girls and get downtown. If you’re looking for great girls getaway weekend ideas in Charleston, they’re certainly not hard to find. You really need a full week to take in the sights, sounds and tastes (yum) of Charleston, so there will definitely be no shortage of places for you to eat, shop, and see on your girls getaway weekend. But for starters, you’ll need a place to sleep. The perfect place to unwind during your girls getaway is The Governor’s House Inn at 117 Broad Street. It’s a historic Georgian double house, built in 1760. Now that you’re all rested and refreshed, put on those walking shoes and … Continue reading

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Best Southern Food in Charleston

Sweet tea, rich history, beautiful churches, mannerly people and southern comfort … food, that is. If you’re a foodie, Charleston is the place to dig in, but there are oh-so-many choices when locating the best southern food in Charleston and deciding where to secure that mind-blowing southern dish. Fresh seafood is abundant in Charleston, and other local favorites include boiled peanuts, she-crab soup, fried green tomatoes, and of course the famous Charleston shrimp and grits. Here are a few delicious eateries that promise to deliver the best southern food on your visit. There’s nothing better than a good southern brunch. And Magnolias is a must. You can’t go wrong with the fried … Continue reading

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Romantic Trip Ideas in Charleston, South Carolina

If you are considering a romantic getaway, plan on visiting Charleston, SC. There is no end to the romantic activities afforded in this historic southern town. Whether its savory southern dining, lazy beach days, historic tours of homes and plantations or peaceful walks through cobblestone paths with the one you love, there is something for every couple in Charleston. Consider some of the following ways to make your next getaway to Charleston uniquely romantic. Perhaps the most important thing to consider when planning a romantic get away is where to stay. Plan to stay at The Governor’s House Inn, located just a short walk from historic Charleston’s legendary Battery, Old … Continue reading

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Best Charleston, SC Attractions to See

A visit to Charleston is a memorable experience.  It is difficult to describe Charleston without using such words as beautiful, romantic, historic, and just plain fun!  If you are contemplating a visit to historic Charleston, allow our friendly staff here at the Governor’s House Inn assist you in planning your stay.  Since there are so many wonderful attractions to visit in Charleston, a listing of a few favorites might be helpful. Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum Patriots Point is home to the USS Yorktown. The USS Yorktown played a significant role in the Pacific offensive during WW II in which it earned eleven battle stars.  The Congressional Medal of Honor … Continue reading

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Ways to Enjoy Charleston in July

The month of July represents the epitome of summer! Patriotic celebrations, backyard BBQ’s, swimming, and most of all “heat”!  Admittedly, July in Charleston is hot; however, there are plenty of ways to keep cool and enjoy all that Charleston has to offer. First of all, enjoy your stay in one of our beautiful rooms here at the historic Governor’s House Inn, a luxury bed and breakfast located in the heart of downtown Charleston. There is no better way to experience the pre-revolutionary period with the benefits of modern conveniences.  While you are here, experience a part of Southern culture as you cool off late in the afternoon on the veranda … Continue reading

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