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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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Happy Holidays from the Governor’s House Inn

The Holidays in Charleston, SC! The holidays are a great time to visit Charleston.  The city is filled with decorations, and the weather is still remarkably mild, compared with many parts of the Northeast.  There are also many great festivals and events taking place around the city, that make it a great time to visit the Holy City.  If you do plan to visit over the holidays, you’ll find that our halls our decked with holiday decor! You can view more of our holiday decorations by viewing our Facebook page.  If you are strongly considering spending the holidays in Charleston, or are looking for bed and breakfasts in the Charleston … Continue reading

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Vacation Guide to Charleston

Charleston Vacation Guide When it comes to experiencing one of the most vibrant cities in the American South, you need to know where to start.  There is honestly so much to do and see in Charleston, that It can be a little overwhelming if you are planning your first visit.  That’s one of the main reasons we’ve developed a vacation guide to the city! For the second year in a row, Charleston has been awarded the “Top City in the United States” in the Condé Nast Traveler Reader’s Choice Awards! This is an amazing honor for the city of Charleston, and just another reason you should visit! The 2012 Condé Nast … Continue reading

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Reasons to Visit Charleston Now…

Ever thought about taking a Thanksgiving vacation to the Holy City?  This time of the year is a fantastic time to travel to sunny Charleston, South Carolina… If you are truly looking for a great Thanksgiving vacation, then you should consider making the trek to Charleston, and here’s why: Thanksgiving Just Tastes Better in Charleston Charleston has some of the best restaurants in the Southeast, and you won’t be disappointed if you make the trip to Charleston for Thanksgiving.  Recently, Sean Brock’s now famous Husk Restaurant was voted one of the best Thanksgiving feasts in the US: Husk, Charleston Chef Sean Brock will create his menu on the eve of … Continue reading

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Cheap Flights to Charleston, SC- Welcome JetBlue!

The Governor’s House is excited to welcome JetBlue to the Charleston area! We hope to see you soon on these great JetBlue fares available! For Immediate Release, September 2012 JETBLUE FLIGHTS TO CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA, NOW ON SALE Daily, Nonstop Service Begins February 28, 2013 CHARLESTON, S.C. (September 20, 2012) — JetBlue announced today that tickets to Charleston—the airline’s first destination in South Carolina—are now available for purchase at JetBlue will serve Charleston International Airport (CHS) with twice daily nonstop service from New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and a daily flight from Boston’s Logan (BOS) starting on Thursday, February 28, 2013. Charleston is the airline’s … Continue reading

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Need More Reasons to Visit Charleston, SC?

Still trying to decide if you should visit sunny Charleston, SC?  Summer is a great time to visit, and here are some great reasons you should make the trip to Charleston, South Carolina: Reasons to VIsit Charleston, SC Great Shopping When it comes to finding that perfect dress, or unique ensemble, it’s hard to beat Charleston.  When it comes to shopping in Charleston, it is truly a one of a kind experience.  You’ll find a great number of boutiques in addition to the big names, making for a great fashion scene in the city.  If you are traveling to Charleston for the first time, you should start your shopping escapade by … Continue reading

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Art Galleries in Charleston, SC

Art and culture have become synonymous with Charleston.  You can find many art galleries throughout the peninsula and greater Charleston area.  Also, the culture and lifestyle seem to inspire creativity across all mediums, whether it be paintings, sculpture, poetry, music, or theater.  If you are visiting Charleston for the first time, then you should definitely be sure to check out some of the art galleries and museums.  If you call us ahead of your trip, we’d be glad to recommend some of the art galleries in Charleston. The Gibbes Museum of Art is a must see if you make the trip to Charleston. Here’s a look at current and upcoming … Continue reading

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Why You Should Visit Charleston…

Charleston is definitely one of those places you fall in love with quickly.  It has so much to offer guests and residents:  a rich history, great restaurants and dining, dynamic culture, wonderful outdoors life, breathtaking scenery, and the list goes on.  As if you needed more reasons to visit, here is a great excerpt from Forbes on “Why You Should Visit Charleston Now“: “Even the name Charleston evokes easy living and a genteel spirit. The city is small and the very picture of Southern hospitality, but with cosmopolitan restaurants and beautiful beaches a short drive away. A great weekend here combines revisiting the classics like a sunset sail on the … Continue reading

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Beaches Near Charleston

Are you thinking about making a vacation to Charleston, South Carolina? Summer is a great time to visit.  It’s truly a wonderful time to be on the water and enjoy the outdoors.  With so many nearby beaches, it is hard to beat summer in the Holy City.  Here’s a quick guide to Charleston’s nearby beaches, and what to expect: Isle of Palms The beach at Isle of Palms is great for almost any activity.  You’ll truly find something for the entire family.  The Isle of Palms county Park is conveniently located and has lifeguards along a designated swimming area.  It is just 12 miles from downtown Charleston, and a great … Continue reading

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Escape to Charleston for the Summer and Get 25% Off!

Please accept our invitation for a summer escape that includes ways to enjoy the rich history of Charleston and the beauty of one of the Lowcountry’s four fabulous beaches. (Kiawah Island, Folly Beach, Sullivans Island, and Isle of Palms).  Come and escape to sunny Charleston, SC and receive up to 25% off! Elegant accommodations for two to or more glorious evenings Enjoy the opportunity to experience a Spoleto Festival event (May 25, 2012 – June 10, 2012)! Or come in September for Charleston Restaurant Week (Sept 5, 2012 – Sept 16, 2012)! Spend time touring historic Charleston or take a bike ride through the city! Get some sand between your … Continue reading

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How to Plan a Vacation to Charleston, SC

Are you considering planning a vacation to Charleston, SC but don’t know where to start.  There are so many things to do and see in and around Charleston, that it can quickly become overwhelming to set plans and develop an itinerary.  It doesn’t have to be that way.  Here are 3 quick tips on how to plan a vacation to Charleston, SC to help you plan the perfect trip to Charleston, SC: 1.  Start Planning Well Ahead of Time Planning well ahead of time is one way you can ensure that your time in Charleston, SC will be well spent.  As a local bed and breakfast in Charleston South Carolina, … 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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3 Quick Tips to Make Your Visit to Charleston, SC a Success…

Are you planning to visit Charleston in the near future?  You are in luck if you are planning a trip soon, because this time of year is absolutely splendid.  Spring gives you the opportunity to see Charleston in full bloom, and the mild weather is hard to beat.  When you do decide to make your visit to Charleston, remember these tips to help make your vacation a success: Start With A List When it comes to Charleston, there is plenty of things to do and see.  You can check out the Charleston Visitor’s Bureau or Charleston Only for ideas on what to take part in.  If you know you are … Continue reading

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