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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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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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Charleston Golf Courses that are Fun for Any Handicap

Breathtaking views and world-class courses await you in one of the world’s most acclaimed vacation destinations. It just doesn’t get any better than Charleston. You can choose from true links style or tight wooded Lowcountry layouts. No matter what, you’ll find amazing coastal terrain! Here at the Governor’s House Inn, we want to make sure you enjoy your trip to the fullest extent. We’ve made a list of Charleston golf courses that are fun for any handicap. Let’s start with the Wild Dunes Harbor Course. The Harbor Golf Course is one of Charleston’s best. Designed by Tom Fazio, it’s known for its challenging design and beautiful views. The course is … 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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Mark Your Calendar for the 2014 Southeastern Wildlife Exposition

As you are filling in your calendar with birthdays and anniversaries, don’t forget to start planning your 2014 getaways! In less than two months, the Southeastern Wildlife Exposition will be back in Charleston, South Carolina. You do not want to miss this event from February 14 – February 16, 2014. The Southeastern Wildlife Exposition is now in its 32nd year, and has grown to be the largest event of its kind in the nation. It all started back in 1982 when SEWE was established. The first exposition took place in February of 1983, with 100 exhibitors and 5,000 people in attendance! It grew quickly, with a goal of producing an … Continue reading

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Why You Should Visit Charleston in 2014

The end of one year is a great time to plan for the next year ahead. It’s a time of reflection as you decide what you’d like to do the same and what you’d like to do a little differently. If Charleston is part of your yearly vacation ritual, we look forward to having you back. And if you haven’t yet experienced the Holy City, well, it’s time for you to visit Charleston and find out what all the commotion is about. These are just a few reasons why you should visit Charleston. January 15 – January 18, 2014 Charleston Comedy Festival This will be the 11th year for the … 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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All You Need to Know About the Chosen Women’s Conference

If you find yourself searching for answers or peace in this ever-changing world, perhaps you should make your way to Charleston, South Carolina this coming January. The Chosen Women’s Conference is designed for a time just like this. It’s ready to help you work through the obstacles you’re facing, leaving you relaxed and renewed. There will be four speakers in 2014, including Greg Surratt, Jen Hatmaker, Christine Caine and Mercy Lokulutu. Greg is the founding pastor of Seacoast Church, which is located in Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina. It has been recognized as innovative and influential, and is one of the early adopters of the multi-site model. At Seacoast, they combine … Continue reading

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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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Registration is Open for the Charleston Marathon!

Don’t walk…RUN…your way to the Lowcountry in January. Registration is now open for the Charleston Marathon! You’ll come to realize why it was voted the No. 1 city in the world. From January 17 through January 19, 2014, you can participate in a half marathon, Shrimp & Grits 5K, Bike Ride and Youth Marathon Program. There will be plenty to do, even if you’re not up for a full marathon. As you take in all the charm and hospitality that have made Charleston famous, your participation will benefit a great cause. It will help raise funds to support fine arts programs in community schools. There are several additional reasons you … 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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Charleston Events in November

The holidays will soon be upon us and that means time for rest and relaxation! Make your way to Charleston, South Carolina, during the month of November for fun, history and maybe even a little romance. These are some great Charleston events in November you don’t want to miss! 12th Annual Harvest Fest Agricultural families across America have long gathered every fall to give thanks and celebrate a bountiful Harvest season with a day of games, feasting, music and fun. The tradition continues during the 12th Annual Harvest Fest on November 2. Dance to music from five local bluegrass bands, go on a hayride or decorate a pumpkin at Mullet … Continue reading

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