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    Let us inspire you with an inside look at the Governor’s House Inn! Discover this historical National Landmark and how it offers the perfect setting for romantic getaways, weddings, vacations and corporate retreats. Each post puts you in the middle of the southern ambiance that you’ll only find at our elegant Charleston bed and breakfast inn!

    Visiting Historic Charleston, SC

    If you are visiting historic Charleston, SC in the near future, you better come ready to experience one of the most vibrant cities in the South.  From culture to cuisine, Charleston has it all!  When you do visit Charleston, you should know how best to experience the city: and get the most out of your dollar.  Here’s a brief guide:

    Take a Carriage Tour

     A carriage tour is a great way for you or your family to tour the city, and take in the historic sites.  It is also a great opportunity to view the classic architecture and find your next restaurant.  Charleston, SC has many opportunities when it comes to touring the city.  You can schedule a private tour, a ghost tour, or a specific tour giving you a glimpse of various parts of the city.  Always make sure the tour is aligned with what you want to experience.  If you are interested in a self-geared tour, you can always choose to take a bicycle tour instead.  So if you are planning a trip to Charleston, SC in the near future, you should definitely contact our concierge at the Governor’s House Inn to ensure your trip around the Holy City is a success.

    Tour a Plantation

    As you visit Charleston, remember many historic plantations surround the city.  Plantation tours are a great option for those interested in the unique culture and architecture that helped shape the region.  Drayton Hall plantation is a great option:  it was built in 1738, and is the oldest plantation house open to the public. 

    Dine in Style

    When you are visiting Charleston, or planning your next vacation, remember there is no shortage of restaurants or bars to suit your tastes.  In fact, Husk restaurant, was just named the best new American restaurant by Bon Appetit magazine.   With so much to choose from, it can quickly become overwhelming.  At the Governor’s House Inn, we are here to help.  Do not hesitate to call on us for recommendations.

    Visit the Surrounding Beaches

    Charleston, SC and the surrounding area, is home to some of the best beaches in the South.  Whether you are looking to take in some rays or take out a fishing charter you will have plenty to chose from.  Isle of Palms, Sullivan’s Island, and Folly Beach are all within a short driving distance of downtown and all have something unique to offer.

    Here at the Governor’s House Inn, we understand what makes Charleston, SC a top destination for travelers.  Our experienced Innkeepers at the Governor’s House can plan the perfect getaway for you and your special someone.  We can also plan your upcoming Corporate retreat. Check out our Specials page or call us today at 800 720 9812. You can also connect with us via Facebook or our Contact Us page. Photo:  Charleston’s The Digitel

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