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Charleston Events in October

October is one of the favorited months to visit Charleston for a variety of reasons. From the comfortable temperatures to the many activities, it’s a great time of year. Here’s a list of Charleston Events in October from your favorite Charleston area bed and breakfast. MOJA Arts Festival This celebration of African-American and Caribbean Art runs through October 6, 2013. In its 30th year, the MOJA Arts Festival has been selected as one of the Southeast Tourism Society’s Top 20 events. It promises an exciting lineup of events, with a variety of traditional favorites. Nearly half of the events are admission-free! The Fall Tours: History + Architecture For the 37th … 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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SHE Charleston – The Ultimate Girls’ Weekend

It is the ultimate girls’ weekend in Charleston, South Carolina. Bring your best girlfriend, your neighbor, boss, mom, and of course — yourself! SHE Charleston is a celebration of everything “woman!” It’s a party, a culinary experience, a learning opportunity and shopping spree. Take in three days of fashion, beauty, cooking, entertaining, and healthy living. It’s all happening at the Charleston Area Convention Center from September 27 through September 29, 2013. SHE, which is presented by BI-LO and sponsored by Trident Health, highlights six aspects of women’s lives. Let’s start with style. When you wake up and often even when you go to bed the night before, you are thinking … 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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Charleston Restaurant Week Back in September

It’s one of the most highly anticipated culinary events in the Charleston area. Mouth-watering Lowcountry cuisine recognized worldwide will once again be available to you at participating restaurants. Charleston Restaurant Week is back from September 4-15. Restaurants will offer prix fixe menus consisting of three items for one price. They’ll be set at $20, $30 or $40. What a deal! Here’s a look at your options. For $20, you can enjoy three courses at these great restaurants. It’s a steal, so why don’t you try one, or as many as you can fit into the week?! Basil Thai Restaurant – Downtown Charleston or Mt. Pleasant Big Billy’s Burger Joint – … Continue reading

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The Middleton Suite – Charleston Luxury Accomodations at Their Finest

The spacious Grand Room at the Governor’s House Inn is named for Henrietta Middleton. Its decor and atmosphere are as rich in elegance as its name is in history, making the Middleton Suite exemplify Charleston luxury accommodations at their finest. It all began with Edward Middleton. He emigrated from England to Barbados before making his way to South Carolina in 1678. Middleton settled a plantation he named The Oaks, after receiving large grants of land on Goose Creek. There, he served as Lords Proprietors Deputy and Assistant Justice. When Edward Middleton died in 1685, his estate was passed on to his son, Arthur. Arthur Middleton had three sons. His middle … 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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Visit Charleston’s Fountains

Fountains have long been gathering spots for people to cool off, refresh themselves, and hydrate since the ancient Roman Empire built the viaducts to carry fresh water to its citizens. Although their purpose has somewhat changed over the centuries, fountains still provide people with cool, refreshing places for recreation, respite, and reflection. There are a few stunning fountains that one MUST visit while staying here at the Governor’s House Inn. The Pineapple Fountain Perhaps one of the most famous fountains here on the Charleston peninsula is the symbolic Pineapple Fountain at Waterfront Park. The pineapple has long been a symbol for hospitality and since Charleston has been repeatedly nominated as … Continue reading

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Spending a Weekend in Charleston

Spend a few days in Charleston, South Carolina and one can easily see how Conde’ Nast Traveler  voted Charleston  the top U.S. city two years in a row (2011-2012). Whether you are looking for  fabulous views, historical sites, fine cuisine, or “shop till you drop” experiences, Charleston is a  wonderful place to visit. In order to best experience the ambience, history, and charm Charleston has to offer, a  stay in the downtown historic district is a must! Your residence for the weekend is the Governor’s  House Inn located at 117 Broad Street, Charleston, SC 29401. The inn is a historic Georgian double house, built in 1760, and eventually owned by … Continue reading

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Carriage Tours in Charleston, South Carolina

There’s nothing like the sound of the clip clop of a horse-drawn carriage to take you right back in time! And there’s really no better way to begin your stay in Charleston than by taking a carriage tour through this beautiful, historic city. It will give you a great overview of the city as well as informative and enjoyable lessons in history and architecture. But not a dry, boring lesson – Charleston carriage tour guides are known for their unique combination of knowledge, wit and charm. You’ll be entertained as you ride, see and learn. But that’s not all; every carriage tour guide is licensed by the city. Testing for … Continue reading

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Events in Charleston in April

Cooper River Bridge Run April 6, 2013, Mount Pleasant – Charleston The 2013 Cooper River Bridge Run is just around the corner. And you don’t have to be an avid runner to participate – walkers are welcome and you can walk or run for yourself or for charity. Started in 1978, the Cooper River Bridge Run provides a world-class 10-K foot race. The race promotes continuous physical activity and a healthy lifestyle through education and opportunity. Last year 36,652 runners and walkers crossed the finish line on Meeting Street. The Cooper River Bridge Run is well organized and includes world-class competition in a beautiful setting with unparalleled participant satisfaction. The … Continue reading

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7th Annual Charleston Fashion Week

Adore fashion?  Then you’ll love Charleston Fashion Week, March 19 – 23 under the tents in Marion Square. The Southeast Tourism Society has named this event a “Top 20 Event for March.”  Emerging designers from throughout the East Coast will vie for the top prizes in several categories. Past winners and finalists have had their designs shown at New York Fashion Week, in Sports Illustrated, Vogue, and on the TV show Project Runway.  Models also compete and past winners have signed with top New York agencies and appeared in Rolling Stone, GQ Style and Project Runway.  The chic after-parties are a fun place to mingle, see and be seen! Exciting … Continue reading

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Our Favorite Charleston Spas

There’s so much to see and do when you visit beautiful Charleston, you may find yourself in need of some serious pampering and relaxation! Charleston area spas have just the remedy for those tired feet and sore muscles. Some of our favorites: Earthling Day Spa & Pilates Studio 245 East Bay Street (Downtown Charleston) Established in 1988, Earthling Day Spa is located in the heart of historic downtown.  Providing exceptional care to each client with a spirit of warmth, friendliness, and personal pride is their goal. They offer: deep tissue massage, European facials, prenatal massage, reflexology, natural nail care, hot stone massage, craniosacral therapy, Ayurvedic treatments, body wraps, waxing, Pilates … Continue reading

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