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DESCRIPTIONA free visitor magazine for Charleston South Carolina
T H E S O U R C E F O R A L L T H I N G S C H A R L E S T O N
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D E PA RT M E N T S8 From the Publisher12 Fun and Recreation30 Shopping and Retail42 Dining and Entertainment50 Art and Antiques54 Featured Events57 Area Golf Courses58 Calendar of Events62 Maps68 Tide Charts69 Visitor 41170 Directory of Advertisers
F E AT U R E S10 Springtime in Charleston29 The Beaches of Charleston40 Charleston’s Role in
the Civil War49 Recipe – Carolina Style Ribs53 Experience Charleston’s
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WELCOME TO CHARLESTON! This edition of Traveler Magazine is themost comprehensive guide to the city that we’ve ever compiled. The best-of-the-best area tours, attractions, retailers andrestaurants have been organized to ensurethat all of our readers desires are satisfied.Charleston is beautiful during all seasonsof the year – however, during the springthere’s a magical feel in the air as the floraexplodes into a kaleidoscope of colorsthat's truly indescribable and must be experienced first-hand.
Charleston played a significant and often-times leading role in the Civil War, and thecity will be a national focal point regardingthe commemoration of its 150th anniver-sary. South Carolina was the first state to secede from the Union, the first shot of the war was fired at Fort Sumter andmany other historic events took place here. Events, reenactments, concerts andremembrances will be taking place all over the city which can be found in our calendar of events on pages 58-61. For further information, read the article on
Member of: Charleston Convention & Visitors Bureau; Charleston Restaurant Association; Summerville/Dorchester Chamber of Commerce.
pages 40-41 if learning about CharlestonCivil War history and visiting sites of significance peaks your interest.
Other world-class events will be takingplace from April - June as well. See our featured events on pages 54-56.
Starting in May the weather should bewarming up enough to visit one of ourbeautiful beaches. Read the article on page 29 for a run-down on which beachfits your needs the best.
The Staff and I hope that you have a great time exploring the city and are ableto utilize this magazine to maximize your time here. For more information onCharleston, please visit our website atwww.travelerofcharleston, or become a fan at www.facebook.com/travelermag.
All the best,
Publisher/Founder.................... Keith SimmonsGraphic Designer...................... Heineman DesignWriter........................................... Brian ShermanDistribution................................. Mike DerrickDistribution................................. Brian BeanDistribution................................. Debbi Farrell
TRAVELER of Charleston is produced by the Traveler Communications Group, LLC, and is published four times yearly and dis-tributed to various locations throughout the Charleston area, including all visitors centers, hotels, beach rentals, grocery stores,high-traffic areas, advertiser locations and many other points throughout the surrounding area. Concept, design and contentsof TRAVELER of Charleston are copyrighted and may not be reproduced. www.travelerofcharleston.com.
The copy and advertising deadline for the next issue is May 31, 2011.
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Charleston is world renownedfor it’s abundance of magnifi-cent flora and gardens. The
city explodes into a beautiful tapestryof hues in the spring - and because ofthis, many claim this is the best timeof the year to visit.
For the first-time visitor, or for thosewho haven’t visited during the bloom-ing season, there are some areas of the city that should be explored to seethe show!
Springtime in Charleston
An Explosion of ColorIn downtown Charleston there is an area known as “South of BroadStreet.” Reference the downtown mapon pages 62-63. This locale is wherethe secret gardens, opulent mansions,the Battery and White Point Gardensare located.
The plantations have magnificent gardens which display a wide varietyof flora. Drayton Hall, Magnolia, andMiddleton Plantations are located onhighway 61 (reference page 64-65).Boone Hall Plantation is located inMount Pleasant.
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The Town of Summerville, known asthe “Flowertown in the Pines”, is gor-geous in the spring, and kicks off theseason with their extremely popularannual Flowertown Festival (featuredevent: see page 54). The town show-cases a grandiose display of azaleas.
Types of flora to be seen: Azaleas,camellias, wisteria, flowering fruittrees, quince, redbuds, forsythias, pearl bushes, jessamine, honeysuckle,dogwoods, anemones, hyacinths, lilies, star and saucer magnolias, roses, gerber daisies, and many more.
“Charleston is world renowned for it’s abundance of magnificent floraand gardens.”
How to use this magazine: you’ll find each type of tour and attraction categorized for easy reference. Many listings include a map grid locator. Find the grid location, then reference the maps on pages 62 through 67.
Aquariums . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14Carriage Tours . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Combo Tours . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14Fishing Charters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16Museums & Parks. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17-18Plantations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19Walking Tours. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20, 22Water Tours . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22-26
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Charleston is known for its beauty, history and fantastic harbor. Many experienced touring companies are ready toshow you a great time.
ON THE FOLLOWING PAGES, you’ll find everything from take-it-easy, and relaxing tours to fast,knock-your-socks-off excitement. In addition, kid-friendly and family-friendly activities abound.
If exploring the city sounds like fun, then you won’t be disappointedsince this section of the magazine is home to Charleston’s best touringcompanies, attractions, museums.Take a carriage ride, walking orwater tour, visit a plantation or twoor go to the beach.
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South Carolina Aquarium100 Aquarium Wharf • Charleston • (Map: K-3) (843) 720-1990 • www.scaquarium.org Discover jaw-dropping creatures and eye-open-ing exhibits at Charleston #1 family attraction!Step into the newly renovated Saltmarsh exhibitfeaturing more than 25 stingrays, get up-close toa rare albino alligator; see several shark species;touch coastal creatures in the Touch Tank; or gobehind-the-scenes in the state's only Sea TurtleHospital. Enjoy daily shows, educational pro-grams, hands-on fun and much more for thewhole family!
Palmetto Carriage Works40 N. Market St. • (Map: H/I-5) • (843) 723-8145www.palmettocarriage.com • Charleston’s pre-mier carriage company! We leave from The BigRed Barn every 15 to 20 minutes, rain or shine,beginning at 9am. Tours are one hour long,covering about 25-30 blocks of the residentialand historic district. All of our guides are city-licensed, entertaining and informative. See ourad on the inside front cover.
The city’s original name was Charles Towne in 1670 and adoptedits present name in 1783.
Harbor & Carriage Combination TourHarbor Tours • 10 Wharfside St. • (Map: K-4) Palmetto Carriage • 40 N. Market St. • (Map: I-5)(843) 723-8145 • For tickets: www.charlestonhar-bortours.com • (800) 979-3370 or (843) 722-1112.$33 • $20/kids 4-11 • Charleston Harbor Toursdeparts from the Maritime Center three timesdaily with a 90-minute live narrated sightseeingcruise aboard the 1920s style Bay Steamer –Carolina Belle. Palmetto Carriage tour departsfrom the Big Red Barn every 20-30 minutes beginning at 9am. The one-hour tour covers 25-30 blocks of the Historic District.
Harbor & Plantation Combination TourFor tickets: 10 Wharfside St. • (Map: K-4) online at www.charlestonharbortours.com orZerve ticketing: (800) 979-3370 or (843) 722-1112Adults $31 • Tour a spectacular Southern planta-tion, the location of many feature films, the newSlave Museum and beautiful grounds paired witha 90-minute “Harbor of History” tour. See greatviews of Fort Sumter, Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge,the Battery and downtown landmarks. Tours maybe taken on different days.
Charleston is a resilient city having survived two wars. a majorearthquake and hurricane.
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Angler Management Fishing(843) 259-1489 •www.AnglerManagementSC.com • Custom,year-round saltwater in-shore fishing chartersthat cater to families, groups, beginners and professionals. Fish in the Intracoastal Waterway,Harbor and tidal creeks, catching redfish, trout,flounder, kings, jacks, sharks and more. U.S.Coast Guard Certified licensed and insured,Captain Ethan will provide all licenses, bait,tackle and ice to pack up the day’s catch. Ecoand harbor tours are available as well. See ad in this section.
Tall Tails Fishing ChartersDeparts from the Isle of Palms Marina • (MapO:5) • (843) 209-5153 • www.fishcharleston.comSpecializing in families, experts and beginners…lets go have fun! See coupon in ad for 10% off.“There doesn’t have to be a thousand fish in theriver. Let me locate a single good one and I'll geta thousand dreams out of him before I catch him.And if I catch him, I’ll let him go.”....Jim Deren.
More than 8 million tons of cargopass through the port of Charlestonevery year. It is one of the largestcargo port on the Southeast Atlantic Coast.
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MUSEUMS AND PARKS
Children’s Museum Of The Lowcountry25 Ann St. • Downtown Charleston • (Map: G-2) (843) 853-8962 • www.explorecml.org Downtown Charleston’s #1 destination for children and their families - Race boats downrapids, climb aboard our Lowcountry Pirate Ship or explore the towers of our Medieval Castle. These are experiences found only at the Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry. Eight interactive exhibits, hands-on activities and programming for children 3 months to 10 years.Open Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-5pm and Sun-days, 1pm-5pm. Closed Mondays - Admission $7and children under 1 are free.
MUSEUMS AND PARKS
Audubon Center At Beidler Forest(843) 462-2150 • www.beidlerforest.comThe Lowcountry’s “real swamp” experience! The Audubon Society’s Francis Beidler Forestcontains the largest stand of virgin bald cypress and tupelo gum swamp forest left in the world.1,000-year old trees, native wildlife abound inthis untouched sanctuary. 1.75-mile boardwalk allows the chance to venture deep into the heart of the swamp. Tues-Sun, 9am-5pm.Harleyville, S.C., I-26 W to exit 187, follow “Beidler Forest” signs.
Blackbeard’s Cove Family Fun Park3255 Hwy 17 N. • Mt. Pleasant • (Map L:5, 3miles north of the Isle of Palms connector) (843) 971-1223 • www.blackbeardscove.netBlackbeard’s Cove Family Fun Park has some-thing for everyone! Go-Karts, 2 miniature golfcourses, 70+ arcade games, jump-land, indoorplayground, gemstone mining, climbing wall andpaintball! Our Galley serves a delicious lunchand dinner menu featuring Sergio’s HomemadePizza. Parents, you can relax at the outdoor TikiBar with a beer or a glass of wine while the kidshave their run of the park.
In 1886, the city was nearly destroyedby an earthquake which damaged2,000 buildings.
Tail TailsFishing Charterswww.fishcharleston.com
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MUSEUMS AND PARKS
Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site1500 Old Towne Rd. • Charleston • (area map)(843) 852-4200 • Hours: daily 9am-5pm. Web: www.charlestownelanding.travel • CharlesTowne Landing is the birthplace of Charlestonand South Carolina. Established in 1670, this iswhere your visit to historic Charleston begins.Today, Charles Towne Landing SHS experiencesinclude a museum, outdoor exhibits along theHistory Trail with an accompanying audio tour,cannon demonstrations and special events, theAdventure, a reproduction 17th century tradingvessel and the Animal Forest zoo. Visit theirevents page and website for more information.
Edisto Island Serpentarium1374 Hwy. 174 • Edisto Island, SC 29438 (843) 869-1171 • Hours: 4/28 – 5/21, Thur, Fri, Sat 10am-6pm; 5/23 – 8/13, Mon-Sat 10am-6pm; 8/18 – 9/5 Thur, Fri, Sat 10am-6pm. www.edistoserpentarium.com • The first true ser-pentarium in SC! The facility is dedicated to therecognition, preservation and study of the worldof reptiles. Educational and exciting displays ofreptiles from around the world and the region.Alligators & turtles play in large outdoor pondsand gardens, while others bask in the large in-door solarium. See coupon in ad in this section.
MUSEUMS AND PARKS
Edmondston-Alston House21 East Battery • Charleston • (Map: G-9) • (843)722-7171 • www.middletonplace.org • The statelyEdmondston-Alston House was built in 1825 onCharleston’s High Battery. A witness to manydramatic events in Charleston’s history, thehouse is a classic example of the city’s changingand sophisticated taste in architecture and deco-rative arts. The house is a repository of familytreasures, including Alston family silver, furniture,books and paintings that remain in place muchas they have been for over a century and a half.Look seaward from the second floor piazza,where Gen. Beauregard watched the bombard-ment of Fort Sumter.
Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum40 Patriots Point Rd. • Mt. Pleasant • (Map: Q-1) • (866) 831-1720 • www.patriotspoint.orgOpen daily 9am-6:30pm • Experience the Congressional Medal of Honor Museum andother exhibits aboard the WWII aircraft carrierYorktown. Explore the submarine Clamagore,Cold War Submarine Memorial and the Vietnambase camp.
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Boone Hall Plantation1235 Long Point Rd. • Mt. Pleasant • (Map: M-4)(843) 884-4371 • www.boonehallplantation.com“One of America’s Oldest Plantations,” with morethan 320 years of history and heritage, is locatedonly eight miles north of Charleston on Hwy. 17. The famous “Avenue of Oaks,” nine originalslave cabins, house tours and shows are all offered for one price. Mon-Sat: 8:30am-6:30pm;Sun: 1-5pm.
Charleston Tea Plantation6617 Maybank Hwy. • Wadmalaw Island • (843)559-0383 • www.charlestonteaplantation.comThe Charleston Tea Plantation is located onquiet and beautiful Wadmalaw Island, just 25miles outside downtown Charleston. Travelingthrough the tranquil beauty and endless sea of green, visitors can experience how tea isplanted, grown, nurtured and harvested from the raw leaf to finished black tea – made possi-ble by the farm’s several hundred thousand historic tea bushes.
Drayton Hall3380 Ashley River Rd. (Hwy 61) • Charleston, (843) 769-2600 • www.draytonhall.org • Circa1738 • Drayton Hall has survived the centuriesand is the oldest unrestored plantation house inAmerica open to the public. Admission includeshourly tours and daily programs, river and marshwalks, the African-American Cemetery, rental ofan interactive Landscape Tour on DVD and arti-san-inspired Museum Shop. A National HistoricLandmark and a historic site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Open to the public daily except major holidays.
Magnolia Plantation And Gardens3550 Ashley River Rd. (Hwy 61) • Charleston(843) 571-1266 • www.magnoliaplantation.comOpen daily 8am-5:30pm • Listed in the Nat ional Register of Historic Places, this planta-tion contains one of America’s oldest gardens (c. 1680). The gardens are planted for abundantcolor in every season and include one of thiscountry’s largest collections of azaleas andcamellias. The house contains museum-qualityearly American antiques. Other features includea petting zoo, guided tours, swamp garden, gift shop, Barbados tropical garden, nature train,café and much more.
Middleton Place National Historic Landmark • 4300 Ashley River Rd. (Hwy 61) • Charleston • (843) 556-6020www.middletonplace.org • An 18th-century riceplantation and National Historic Landmark comprising 65 acres of America’s oldest land-scaped gardens. A tour of the House Museumhighlights family collections and the Middle tons’role in American history. Explore the stableyards, where craftspeople re-create the activities of a self-sustaining Lowcountry planta-tion. African-American focus tours, carriagerides, garden market & nursery. Open daily, 9am-5pm.
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Bulldog Tours40 North Market St. • Downtown • (Map: I-5) (843) 722-TOUR • www.bulldogtours.com As seen on the Travel Channel’s “America’s Most Haunted Places,” this premier walking tour company will have you exhilarated and enter-tained at the same time. There are four tours to choose from, such as the Ghost & Graveyard,The Dark Side of Charle ston, Ghost Dungeonand Haunted Jail Tour.
Charleston Strolls Walk With History(843) 766-2080 • www.charlestonstrolls.comAs featured in The New York Times, this-twohour walking tour is the best way to seeCharleston’s Historic District. Discover famouslandmarks, historic highlights, antebellum man-sions, quaint alleys and hidden gardens. $18 per adult. Mon-Sat at 10am. Departs from theMills House Hotel (corner of Meeting & Queen).Reservations are recommended.
Culinary Tours Of Charleston40 N. Market St. • Charleston • (Map: I-5) • (843)727-1100 • www.culinarytoursofcharleston.com Come join us as we walk, talk and taste our way through Charleston and experience the history through our Lowcountry cuisine. Dailytasting tours introduce guests to tasty bites atmany great “food finds.” Go behind the scenesand visit with chefs, bakers, artisan food producers, chocolatiers and specialty shops.
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The Original Pub Tour of Charleston40 N. Market St. • (Map I:5) • (843) 577-5535www.pubtourcharleston.com • Eat, drink and bemerry just as the locals do on this European stylepub crawl! Explore Charleston’s most historictaverns and pubs. Sample complimentary appe-tizers, Southern cocktails and local micro-brewswhile hearing Charleston tales from local guides.Tours last 2.5 hours, reservations required. Seead for $5 off coupon in this section!
Absolute Reel Screamer ChartersTours depart from: Crosby’s Seafood 3222 Folly Rd. • Folly Beach • (843) 270-4464www.follybeachcharters.com • This private, two-hour boat adventure is what Folly Beach & Charleston are all about! Cruise through calmrivers and estuaries, go shelling, catch shrimpand harvest oysters with a native Captain. Encounter bottlenose dolphins and the famousMorris Island Lighthouse where Civil War Soldiers fought, died and are still buried. Reservations required – mention ad in this section for 10% off!
Adventure Harbor ToursTours Depart from the Charleston Harbor Marina • 20 Patriots Point Rd. • (Map P:1) • (843)442-9455 • www.adventureharbortours.comFamily fun for everyone! Tours include our popu-lar “Stormin’ the Beach”, (55.00/25.00) 2.5 hourshell and sharks teeth expeditions to Morris Is-land, and “Off the Beaten Path” (75.00/50.00)Civil War tours in the backwaters of Charleston(includes 1 hour on Morris Island). Want more ac-tion? Schedule a day of inshore fishing with oneof our pros. Coupons, pics, directions and moreinfo available on our website. Reservations en-couraged, Come see us!
Aqua Safaris, Inc.Serving the Charleston area(843) 886-8133 or (800) 524-3444www.aqua-safaris.com • The one call for all of your Lowcountry water activities: inshore and offshore fishing, sailing, motor yachts, eco-excursions, pirate sails for kids and specialevents. Now featuring dolphin sunset sailsaboard the largest passenger Catamaran northof Ft. Lauderdale! ($15/children, from $25 adults).
Charleston Water TaxiDowntown: Maritime Cntr. • 10 Wharfside St. (Map K:4) • Mt. Pleasant: Charleston Harbor Marina at Patriots Pt. • (Map P:1) • (843) 330-2989 • www.charlestonwatertaxi.com • LinkingMt. Pleasant and historic downtown Charleston.Relax and enjoy views of the Ravenel Bridge,while dolphins and pelicans feed alongside theboat. The water taxi runs on a continuous looparound Charleston Harbor between PatriotsPoint (USS Yorktown) and downtown Charleston.
T H E S O U R C E F O R A L L T H I N G SC H A R L E S T O N
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Barrier Island Eco-Tours50 41st Ave. • Isle of Palms Marina • (Map: P-5)(843) 886-5000 • www.nature-tours.com Naturalist guided boat excursions to Capers Is.Preserve. Explore salt marsh creeks, see dol-phins and wildlife up-close, the “boneyardbeach” and walk inland trails. Morning and sunset eco-tours, creek fishing, crabbing, kayaking or beach-side cookouts.
Charleston Harbor ToursCharleston Maritime Cntr. • 10 Wharfside St.,Charleston • (Map: K-4) • (800) 979-3370 or (843) 722-1112 • www.CharlestonHarborTours.com Board the Carolina Belle for Charleston’s onlylive narrated Harbor History Tour. Relax andenjoy a beverage from the snack bar as the captain informs you about the forts and land-marks that shaped Charleston’s historic harbor.Private charters and group dinner cruises areavailable. $17.50 Adult, $16.50 senior and $13child 4-11, under 4 are free.
Isle of Palms Marina50 41st Ave. • Isle of Palms • (Map O:5) (843) 886-0209 • www.iopmarina.comA full service marina with 50 slips, a full servicestore with a deli where groceries, beer, wine,bait and tackle can be found. Powerboat rentalsand also customized excursions, group outingsand fishing charters. See coupon in ad!
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Nature Adventure Tours325 W. Coleman Blvd. • Mt. Pleasant (Map P:2 at Shem Creek, on the water) (843) 568-3222 • www.kayakcharlestonsc.com Charleston’s outstanding naturalist-guidedkayak, canoe and paddle-board tour service.Tour salt-water marshes, swamps, rice planta-tions. See dolphins, pelicans and a wide varietyof wildlife. Families and beginners are welcome– rentals also available, See coupon in ad!
Sandlapper Water ToursTours depart from the Maritime Cntr. (by Aquar-ium) • 10 Wharfside St. • Charleston • (Map K-4)(843) 849-8687 for info, call (800) 979-3370 fortickets • www.sandlappertours.com • Comeaboard the only haunted “Ghost & Pirate Tour”on the water by night, or experience theCharleston harbor by day on the “History Tour”!Go shelling on Morris Island and see dolphinswith a naturalist guide on the “Nature Tour”.Relax and take in the sights on the “SunsetCruise”. Private charters & group rates avail -reservations recommended - See ad for coupon.
The Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge, openedin 2005, is the longest cable-stayedbridge in the Americas.
We’re rockin' the boat in Charleston!
Live narration & rock musicthat makes history fun!
CHECK OUTFort Sumter & Moultrie, USS Yorktown, Ravenel Bridge,2 Lighthouses,Harbor, AtlanticOcean, Dolphins, and aquatic life
Book your tickets online ThrillerCharleston.comCall us at (843) 276-4203!
Tours Depart From: 1313 Shrimp Boat Lane, Mount Pleasant at historic Shem Creek (dock in-front of Vickery's Bar & Grill)
OFF SHORE TOUR• 1 hour 25 mile tour• Aboard 55 foot catamaran• Ages 3+ only - you may get wet• Sunglasses recommended• $30/adults, $20/children under 13
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Thriller CharlestonTours depart from 1313 Shrimp Boat Lane Mt. Pleasant • (Map P:2) • (843) 276-4203www.ThrillerChar leston. com • ExperienceCharleston’s only offshore adventure tour boat.Feel the rush of adrenaline as we burst throughthe jetties and surf the waves on our way to theMorris Island Lighthouse. Feel the wind, sun andspray on your face as our stereo system playsgreat music and you see and hear about fiveforts, the Lighthouse and Charleston.
Tidalwave Watersports69 41st Ave. • Isle of Palms at the Marina (Map O:5) • (843) 886-8456 www.tidalwavewatersports.com • Choose a dayand have a great time on the water parasailing,wake-boarding, guided and self-guided wave-runner safaris, water skiing, banana-boat rides,powerboat rentals, fishing charters or a harborcruise. Conveniently located at the Isle of PalmsMarina – only a 15 minute drive from downtownCharleston. See their ad for coupon offer!
The Carolinas were founded atCharles Towne Landing, a park withexhibits, is only a 5 minute drive from downtown.
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WHAT BEACHES ARE NEAR CHARLESTON?Three public beaches are in close proximity to downtown Charleston:Folly Beach, the Isle of Palms and Sullivans Island.
HOW FAR ARE THEY FROM DOWNTOWN CHARLESTON AND HOW DO I GET TO THEM?They are all about a 20-minute drive. Reference our maps on pages 64-65for driving directions.
WHICH BEACH IS BEST?That all depends on your need and preferences.
FOLLY BEACH• This barrier island is laid back and known as the “Edge of America,”
with a unique culture and the best waves of all the beaches.• It is the only beach where alcohol is permitted (in plastic containers).• A great pier – you can see the Morris Island Lighthouse from the
northern end of the island.• Parking can be a problem if you arrive after 11am during the busy
season, but it’s still manageable.• Beach shops, restaurants and bars within walking distance.
ISLE OF PALMS• The most commercialized beach with many shops, places to eat, bars
and public restrooms.• Certified as a Blue Wave Beach because it meets the criteria related to
cleanliness, safety and access to the public for the tenth year in a row.• Parking is more abundant, $6 or $7 per day.• More families frequent IOP because of their strict alcohol rules and
SULLIVAN’S ISLAND• Good mix of locals and visitors.• Best described as undisturbed and natural.• Parking can be a problem if you arrive after 10am. There are no public
parking lots – street parking only.• No public restrooms and alcohol is not permitted.
THE BEACHESOF CHARLESTON
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Shopping & Retail
About Charleston South Carolina has two state mottoes:‘Dum Spiro Spero’ (‘While I breathe I hope’) and ‘Animis Opibusque Parati(‘Ready in Soul and Resource’).
Charleston was foundedin the late 1600s as a portcity, and it has remaineda thiving place to buy goods ever since! Buy localand enjoy the rewards.
WHY IS THE CHARLESTON AREA CONSIDERED TO BE THECENTER OF SHOPPING IN THESOUTHEAST? Take a walk downKing, Broad or Market Streets andthe answer will become evident.Everything from haute designer boutiques and jewelry stores to bignational and treasured local retailersare all located in Charleston.
For outlet shopping visit Tanger Outlets in North Charleston.
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Carolina Gifts & Seashells1405 Ben Sawyer Blvd. • Mt. Pleasant • (Map P:3)(843) 884-0320 • Mon-Sat 10-6 • www.gateway-tothebeach.com • A Lowcountry shopping ad-venture! Charleston prints, cards, handmadeshell wreaths and mirrors, beach signs, nauticaldécor, shell jewelry, sterling charms, GullahGourmet, Charleston tea, exotic shells fromaround the world! Gifts & souvenirs for everyone.From downtown: take Ravenel Bridge to Cole-man Blvd. From I-526: take Hwy 703 to islands.
Charleston Charm90 N. Market St. • Charleston • (Map H:5) (843) 577-3977 • www.charlestoncharm.comCharleston Charm is a quaint jewelry store located in the Historic City Market of Charleston,SC. This mother and daughter boutique featuresover 500 gold and silver charms, “HistoricCharleston Ironwork” and “Charleston RiceBead” collections along with locally handcraftedjewelry. They are also introducing the new “GuyHarvey Signature Jewelry”.
King Street shopping is broken upinto three areas: Upper King is northof Calhoun Street, Middle King is be-tween Calhoun & Market, and LowerKing is below the Market.
Carolina Gifts& Seashellswww.gatewaytothebeach.com
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Dacuba’s Fine Jewelry84 North Market St. • Downtown • (Map: H-5)(843) 853-0103www.dacubasjewelry.citymax.com • Nestled inthe heart of Charleston ... Dacuba’s is a uniquefine jewelry store with a wonderful selection of Sterling Silver and 14kt Gold Jewelry. Theirfeatured “Southern Gate” collection is fashionedafter the wrought-iron work seen throughout thishistorical city. Custom-made Charleston charmsare just some of the many treasures you’ll find intheir shop. They strive to bring beautiful customquality jewelry to their customers! (See ads onpages 4-5 for more info).
Filthy Rich Of Charleston61 S. Market St. • Charleston • (Map I:5) (843) 805-8488 • www.shopfilthyrich.comOpen 7 Days a Week • Filthy Rich offers afford-able reproductions of jewelry worn by the stars.The store carries a wide range of celebrities, including Princess Diana, Jacqueline Kennedy,Marilyn Monroe, and many others. At Filthy Rich, you can SPARKLE like Monroe withoutspending the dough!
Island Surf and My Favorite Things1009 Ocean Blvd. • Isle of Palms (red roof plaza at Front Beach) • (Map P:5) • (843) 886-8388 • Come visit Front Beach at the Isle ofPalms! Voted Charleston’s #1 family beach andthe only certified clean beach. Resort & surfwear,surfboard rentals. Visit our other stores: My Favorite Things who has the largest selection of seashells, hermit crabs, kites and Bubba thetalking parrot. Island Mermaid provides beachchair, umbrella, bicycle and paddle boardrentals. See ad for coupon!
Karen’s Korner Frame & Art Gallery 1405 Ben Sawyer Blvd. • Mt. Pleasant(Map P:3) • (843) 971-4110 • Mon-Fri 10am-6pm, Sat 10am-4pm • www.gatewaytothebeach.comIn addition to custom framing, they have some of the best local artists highlighted in theirgallery - photography, pottery, jewelry, sculpture,paintings and giclees from over a dozen regionalartists. Discover Karen’s Korner and find that one of a kind item, located just over the bridgein beautiful Mt Pleasant.
Nice Ice Fine Jewelry145 Market St. • Charleston • (Map: G-4/5) (843) 577-7029 • Exclusive boutique to suchrenowned designers: Slane & Slane, Charriol,Jude Frances, Philip Stein Watches, MarcoBicego, Dominique Cohen and Bellarri. We alsooffer an extensive and unique collection of finejewelry, engagement rings and pearls. Customdesigns are a specialty for this charming shopwith a knowledgeable, friendly staff and extraor-dinary customer service. See their on the insideback cover.
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Oil & Vinegar1329 Theatre Dr. • Mt. Pleasant in Towne Centre(Map: N-4) • (843) 654-1556 • e-mail charleston @ oilandvinegarusa.com • Are youpassionate about taste? Then you will be sure to enjoy Oil & Vinegar! Visit us in Towne Centreand you’ll find a vast selection of imported oliveoils, vinegars, pasta, sauces, tapenades, spices,exotic herb mixes and more. You don’t have to be a culinary expert to enjoy the Oil & Vinegar experience. Looking for the perfect gift? Free shipping on orders over $75 outside of Charleston.
Princess of Tides Boutique430 King St. • Downtown Charleston(Map: G-2) • (843) 637-4673 • 644 Long PointRd., Belle Hall Shopping Center • Mt. Pleasant(Map: M-3) • (843) 884-6774 www.PrincessOfTidesShop.com • A princessleap from the Children’s Museum, experiencethe most magical store in the historic shoppingdistrict! Best sellers include: princess gowns, pirate & superhero gear, dance outfits & tutus, infant gifts, American doll clothes, flower hair accessories, and a Fairy Tutu Ensemble for $29!Create your own lip-gloss, sugar scrub sundae,and fragrance at the store. Royal horse drawncarriage rides with Cinderella on select dates.
Sculpture in the SouthSummerville, SC • sculptureinthesouth.com (843) 851-7800 • From wildlife to engaging figures, a permanent sculpture collection isbeing created in the historic village of Sum-merville. Discover permanent sculptures, all engineered to withstand “up close and personal”contact. Sculpture in the South is a 2-day eventheld on May 14-15 and is one of SC’s premiereoutdoor sculpture events! Thirty-five world-class sculptors, demonstrations, tours, auction,music and food are on display at Azalea Park in Summerville.
The Trunk Show
Island SurfIsle of Palms
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Spice & Tea Exchange170-A Church St. • (Map: H-5) • (corner of S. Market & Church Sts.) • (843) 965-8300A truly unique sensory experience! Their cook-ing herbs, spice blends and rubs are hand-selected for your cooking needs, and gourmet‘teas are enjoyed by tea lovers across the na-tion. Combine traditional and exotic gourmetspices, cooking herbs and seasonings fromaround the globe in the preparation of our 60+hand-mixed signature blends and rubs. Packag-ing by the ounce allows you to experiment asyou journey through our vast selection of spicesand seasonings.
Summerville Dream25 miles from Charleston off of I-26 www.summervilledream.org, www.visitsummerville.comIt's all right here in Summerville... great restau-rants, elegant shops, outdoor recreation, andhistoric sites... the amenities are endless! InDowntown Summerville, you will find a warm and welcoming community filled with a sense of undying respect for its past and a relentlesscommitment to its future. We hope you enjoyyour stay and will return again.
Tanger Outlets4840 Tanger Outlet Blvd. • North Charleston (Map: V-3) • (843) 529-3095 • Hours: Mon-Sat. 10am-9pm, Sun. 11am-6pm www.tangeroutlets.com/charleston • Find thebrands you know, choices you want and pricesyou’ll love at the Tanger Outlet. Buy direct fromthe manufacturer at over 90 brand name storessuch as Banana Republic, Nine West, Nike,Lucky Brand Jeans, Coach, Gymboree and more, just north of Charleston. From downtownCharleston take I-26 westbound, exit 213A, left on Montague, right on International Blvd.Bring in their ad (this section) and receive a free Tanger Coupon Book worth hundreds in additional savings.
The Trunk Show281 Meeting St. • Charleston • (Map H:3) (843) 722-0442 • Mon-Sat 11am-6pm. or by appointment • The Trunk Show is an affordablealternative to acquire elegant designer clothingfor women and men, fine furniture, estate jew-elry, accessories and refined vintage clothing for those with the most discriminating tastes.The Trunk Show takes vintage & consignmentshopping to a whole new level. Free parkingacross the street (spaces 10, 11, 12).
During the Civil War, Charleston wasre-captured without much propertydamage unlike other Southern cities.
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Few places are more closelyassociated with early CivilWar history than Charleston.
Secession fever gripped the City andState, resulting in the signing of theOrdinance of Secession here on Dec.20, 1860 - the document that wouldtake South Carolina out of the Union.A few months later on April 12, 1861the first shots of the Civil War werefired at Fort Sumter in the CharlestonHarbor which changed the courseof American history forever.
Many serious Union attempts weremade to capture or cut off the city,which became one of the leadingports for blockade runners. Battles on land and sea were fought within a few miles of the city’s famous waterfront. For 567 days the Confed-erates managed to hold Charlestonuntil February of 1865.
Charleston will be a national focalpoint regarding the 150th anniversaryof the Civil War. The events andhappenings are not a celebration but a commemoration to honor the620,000 American Soldiers, Sailorsand Mariners who lost their livesduring the conflict.
Charleston’s RoleI N T H E
CIVIL WARThe Sesquicentennial of April 12. 1861
Rememberingthe Civil War150 years later.
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FORT SUMTERLocated in the middle of the Charleston harbor. Visitor education center is located beside the Aquarium.Boats leave for the Fort from thereand also from Patriots Point inMount Pleasant 7 days a week.
FORT MOULTRIE1214 Middle St., Sullivans Island.One of the key spots that guardedthe harbor and played a key rolein the Revolutionary War as well.
H.L. HUNLEY SUBMARINE1250 Supply St., N. Charleston(843) 743-4865, www.hunley.org tickets required: etix.com. On Feb. 17, 1864, this Confederatehand-cranked submarine slippedinto harbor toward Union shipsblockading the port and sank the USS Housatonic – the first successful submarine attack inhistory. After signaling towardshore, the Hunley disappeared, not to be seen again for more than130 years. Discovered in 1995, itwas raised carefully amid muchceremony and celebration in 2000.Today, the famous sub is undergo-ing painstaking conservation.Many artifacts and remains of the eight-man crew have been removed. All three crew membersare buried in Magnolia Cemetery.
CONFEDERATE MUSEUM188 Meeting St. at Market Hall,Charleston, (843) 723-1541. Some incredible items are displayed that relate to the Civil War.
CHARLESTON MUSEUM360 Meeting St., Charleston.Features exhibits covering a wide variety of Charleston history including an excellentCivil War section.
MAGNOLIA CEMETERY70 Cunningham Ave., Charleston8am-5pm daily.The location of more than 2,200Civil War Veterans, 14 signers of the Ordinance of Secession, 84 Gettysburg Soldiers and thecrew of the Hunley. Pick up acopy at the cemetery office.
There are many events that relate to the Civil War that will betaking place this spring in Charleston. See our calendar of eventson pages 58-61 for more information.
CHARLESTON CIVIL WAR SITES OF SIGNIFICANCE:
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Dining & Entertainment
Charleston’s diverse culinary scene is amazing. Innovative Chefs and theirdishes will dazzle the tastebuds and warm the heart.Charleston has great taste!
How to best utilize this section: For organizational purposes, the textlistings are broken up into casualdining, fine dining and night life.
FINDING A GREAT PLACE TODINE shouldn’t be a problemsince award winning restaurantsand Chefs are scattered throughoutthe city. The months of Januarythrough March are prime seafoodseason. Some of the best restau-rants in the city are represented inthe following pages. Experience locally caught seafood, desserts,fine & casual dining and find greatplaces to have a night cap!
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Bocci’s158 Church St. • (Map: H-5) • (843) 720-2121www.boccis.com • USA Today mentioned Bocci’s as one of the leading Ital ian restaurantsin the United States! Fea turing full Italian fare at affordable prices, this family restaurant bringseverything that is right about Italian food to the ta ble. Open for dinner nightly; reservations recommended.
Cru Cafe´18 Pinckney St. • Downtown Charleston (Map: I-4/5) • (843) 534-2434 • www.crucafe.comIn an 18th-century home on Pinckney Street,Charlestonians sip mint julep tea on the porchand dine on upscale comfort food at JohnZucker’s Cru Cafe. “Do it right and use the bestposssible ingredients” is his mantra. Servinglunch Tues.-Sat., 11am to 3pm and dinner Tues.-Sat., 5pm to 10pm.
Middleton Place Restaurant4300 Ashley River Rd. • Charleston (843) 556-6020 • www.middletonplace.orgSavor Lowcountry cuisine while taking in viewsof America’s oldest landscaped gardens. Forlunch, visitors enjoy a three-course, Prix Fixemenu. Lunch served daily 11am-3pm. Dinnerguests pay no admission after 5:30pm and canstroll through the gardens prior to an elegant,candlelit evening. Dinner served Sunday, Tuesday-Thursday from 6pm-8pm and Friday& Saturday from 6pm-9pm.
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Baskin Robbins280 W. Coleman Blvd. • Mt. Pleasant • (Map O:1)(843) 881-6741 • For 62 years Baskin Robbinshas been delighting customers with irresistibletreats. Like founder Irv Robbins says, “Not every-one likes all our flavors, but each flavor is some-one’s favorite.” Come on in for your old favoriteor get a free taster spoon and find your new fa-vorite. We now have many new toppings, freshbaked waffle cones and soft serve ice cream.See coupon in ad for 10% off!
Charleston Crab House41 S. Market St. • downtown • (Map H:6) (843) 853-2900 • 145 Wappoo Creek Dr. James Island • (843) 762-4507 www.charlestoncrabhouse.com • Serving Lunch & Dinner daily. Celebrating 20 years, the Charleston Crab House serves fresh localseafood including S.C. shrimp year-round. A favorite for locals and visitors with roof-top dining downtown and a waterfront patio inJames Island.
428 King Street & JohnDowntown Charleston 843-965-5252
Great Italian FoodFamily Friendly Atmosphere
FREE Appetizer w/Purchase of 2 Entrees!
up to $10.99 valueNot Valid w/other Offers - Traveler Magazine
The Citadel Military College is located just a few miles from downtown Charleston.
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Cupcake433 King St. • downtown Charleston (Map: G-2) • (843) 853-8181 • 644 Long Point Rd., Belle Hall Shopping Center • Mt. Pleasant (Map: M-3) • (843) 856-7080 • www.freshcup-cakes.com • Featured by USA Today, MarthaStewart and also by Ellen as “the best cupcakesin America!” Cupcakes: they’re sweet and delicious... tiny works of art that bring back thedelights of childhood. Baked fresh daily, our cupcakes are concocted from the finest all-nat-ural ingredients, like real vanilla beans, sweetcream butter, fresh fruit, and rich chocolate – finished off with homemade icing and an assort-ment of toppings, creating a fun, swanky updateof a vintage favorite.
East Bay Deli334 East Bay St. • downtown Charleston (Map: J-4) • (843) 216-5473 • 1120 Oakland Market Rd. • Mt. Pleasant • (Map: M-5) (843) 216-5473 • 9135 University Blvd. N. Charleston • (843) 553-7374 • 4405 Dorch-ester Rd. • N. Charleston • (Map: X-4) • (843) 747-1235 • Charleston’s real New York-style delislices sandwich meats fresh every morning anduses only quality products such as Thumann’sdeli meats and Hebrew National deli dogs. The varied menu comes with many options from which to choose: soups, chili, both heartyand heart-healthy sandwiches, wraps, giantspuds and desserts.
Gilligan’s Seafood RestaurantDowntown Charleston (end of the Market) (Map: J-5) • (843) 853-2244; Goose Creek, 219 St. James Ave. • (843) 818-2244; Johns Island, 160 Main Rd. • (843) 766-2244; Moncks Corner, 582 Dock Rd. • (843) 761-2244;Mt. Pleasant, 1475 Long Grove Dr. (843) 849-2244; Summerville, 3852 Ladson Rd.(843) 821-2244 • www.gilligans.net. Established in 1991, Gilligan’s has grown to 9family friendly locations, serving the freshestseafood in a casual atmosphere. Fresh oysters,100% domestic shrimp, fish, steaks, chicken,pasta, the best hush puppies in the area and a great kids menu. Open 7 days for lunch, dinner and to go. See coupon in this section!
Hyman’s Seafood215 Meeting St. • Charleston • (Map H:5) (843) 723-6000 • hymanseafood.comHyman’s Seafood is a must when visitingCharleston. Reviewed by over 30 national publications and voted No. 1 seafood restaurantin the Southeast by Southern Living magazine nine years in a row. Lunch and dinner served 7days a week. Parking and back entrance fromCharleston Place. No reservations, come earlyto avoid the wait. See coupon in ad for free crab dip or shrimp salad!
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Joe Pasta428 King (Corner of King & John St.) • (Map: E-5)Downtown Charleston • (843) 965-5252 Joe Pasta specializes in great Italian food at agreat price for both lunch and dinner. Theirmenu features fantastic soups, salads, parmesansandwiches, pizza, superb pastas, exquisitedesserts, and a full liquor, wine, and beer bar.The restaurant provides a laid-back and cozy atmosphere that is family friendly. See coupon in ad!
A.W. Shuck’s35 South Market St. • (Map: I-5) • (843) 723-1151www.a-w-shucks.com • A great place for a plateof fried shrimp, a dozen raw oysters and a coldpitcher of beer, all right on the historic Market.Fresh-off-the-boat daily specials – this is wherethe locals eat seafood. Find out what the buzzis all about.
The Angel Oak Tree, located on JohnsIsland, claimed to be over 1,400 yearsold, is actually about 400.
The Charleston area is home to bothan Air Force and Navy base.
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Club Habana177 Meeting St. (above Tinder Box) • (Map: H-5)(843) 853-5900 • After more than a decade,Club Habana, in the renovated 167-year-old Madren Building, is Charleston's premier martiniand cigar bar. Our reputation precedes us for offering a unique beverage menu, gourmetdesserts and upscale, cozy seating, featuring the state-of-the-art Smokeeter ventilation system. Enjoy everything from light jazz to modern rock while enjoying your favorite libationfrom the most extensive liquor selection in Char leston – from single malt scotches andsmall batch bourbons to fine ports and Madeiras.Experience why Club Habana has been votedbest martinis, best cigars and best atmospherein Charleston. Check out our knowledgeablestaff and nightly specials. Relax and pamperyourself at Club Habana.
Tommy Condon’s160 Church St. • (Map: H-5/6) • (843) 577-3818 www.tommycondons.com • Have you ever beenin an authentic Irish pub and restaurant? Well,tucked away on Church Street, just a half blockoff Charleston’s historic Market, you will findTommy Condon’s, a pub that will delight yoursoul. At Tommy’s you will very likely happenupon a bit of frolic, friendly conversation, laugh-ter and song. Serving lunch and dinner daily.
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Southwest Airlines began servicehere in March of this year.
Mustard based sauces are definitively South Carolina. This one willdefinitely satisfy your needs. This is for the big fatty ribs, not thebaby backs. Do not trim the fat from the ribs. This method renders
out fat and keeps ribs moist. If you do not have a smoker available this canalso be done in the oven. Prep Time: 30 Min, Cook Time: 4 Hrs, Serves: 10
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Ingredients• 1/2 cup brown sugar • 1/3 cup fresh lemon juice • 1/4 cup white vinegar • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce • 1/4 cup molasses • 2 cups prepared mustard • 2 teaspoons dried minced garlic • 2 teaspoons salt • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes • 1/2 teaspoon white pepper • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper • 2 racks pork spareribs • 1/2 cup barbeque seasoning, or to taste
Directions1. In a medium bowl, whisk together the
brown sugar, lemon juice, white vinegar, cider vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, molasses and mustard. Season with granulated garlic, salt, pepper, red pepper flakes, white pepper and cayenne pepper, and mix well. Set aside.
2. Preheat an outdoor grill or smoker to 225 to 250 degrees F (110 to 120C).
3. Rub ribs liberally with barbeque seasoning, then place them in the smoker or grill, and cover. Cook for 4 hours, or until very tender. The meat will easily separate from the bone. Baste ribs with mustard sauce liberally during the final 30 minutes. Heat remaining sauce to a boil, and serve on the side.
RecipeCarolina Style Ribs
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Art & Antiques
Charleston was foundedin the late 1600s as a portcity, and it has remaineda thiving place to buy goodsever since! Buy localand enjoy the rewards.
The city hosts a number of award-winning art focused events and festivals such as Spoleto, Piccolo Spoleto, MOJA, Art Walks, Fine Art Annual and the Palette & Palate Stroll.See the Calendar of Events sectionsto see what's on the schedule.
THE CHARLESTON ARTS SCENEis diverse and encompasses the performing, cultural and decorativearts. Charleston is renowned for its fantastic art organizations such as CFADA (Charleston Fine Art Dealers’ Association) and theFrench Quarter Art Galleries.
Art & Antique galleries from the classical to the contemporary can be found throughout the area. Thefamed Antiques district is an area located on Lower King Street be-tween Beaufain and Queen Streets.
Terrace Oaks Antique Mall2037 Maybank (Hwy. 700) • James Island (843) 795-9689 • Mon-Sat. 10am-5:30pmwww.terraceoaksantiques.com • Since 1988, Terrace Oaks Antique Mall has been the leader in the Charleston area for multi-dealer antiqueshops. Their 10,000-square-foot, climate-con-trolled shop houses 90+ booths with all differenttastes and styles. When it comes to antiques,they have just about anything your heart desires.Located just one mile off of Folly Road on theway to Kiawah and Seabrook Islands.
Theatre Charleston(843) 813-8578 • www.theatrecharleston.comTheatre Charleston, a non-profit organizationcomprised of the area’s leading local theaters, is dedicated to helping you easily find out what’s playing when and where. For a full calendar of this season’s live productions, check us out at www .theatrecharleston.com, and see a show tonight!
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Terrace OaksAntique Mallwww.terraceoaksantiques.com
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Spoleto Festival USAwww.spoletousa.org
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SPOLETO FESTIVAL USASpoleto Festival USA fills the city’s historic theaters, churches and outdoor spaces with performances by renowned artists as well asemerging performers in opera, theater, dance,and chamber, symphonic, choral and jazz music.Now approaching its 35th season, this festival isinternationally recognized as America’s premierperforming arts festival. The festival mission isto present programs of the highest artistic caliberwhile maintaining a dedication to young artists, a commitment to all forms of the performing arts,a passion for contemporary innovation, and anenthusiasm for providing unusual performanceopportunities for established artists. This focushas brought the Festival international acclaimyear after year. For tickets and more informationcall (843) 579-3100 or www.spoletousa.org.
ExperienceCharleston’sArts Spoleto Festival USA & Piccolo SpoletoMay 27 – June 12, 2011
PICCOLO SPOLETO FESTIVALPiccolo’s mission is to provide access to the Spoleto Festival experience foreveryone, regardless of their economic,social or physical circumstances andto provide the opportunity for excellentlocal and regional artists, writers and performances to be presented in Piccolo’s “local venue.” Piccolo Spoletooffers something wonderful for everyone- from classical to contemporary, fromtraditional to cutting edge. Half of Pic-colo's events are admission-free, and therest are offered at very modest ticketprices. For more information call (843)724-7305 or www.piccolospoleto.com.
Featured EventsIt’s Event Season in Charleston!April – June, 2011
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Flowertown FestivalApril 1 – 3Consistently ranked one of the Top 20 events in the South-east by the Southeast Tourism Society, the Summerville Family YMCA Flowertown Festival has been a Summerville,SC tradition since 1971. Features over 200 jury-selectedartists who display their work for sale on at Azalea Park andMain Street. Enjoy delicious foods from local restaurants atthe Taste of the Town, fun activities and rides for children,free admission and parking. From 9am-5pm on April 1-2, and 9am-4pm on April 3. summervilleymca.org/flowertown.
Cooper River Bridge 10K Run/WalkApril 2It is the best organized and the best conducted 10-K racein the world with world-class competition in a unique settingwith unparalleled participant satisfaction. The run/walk broadens community cooperation and participation in healthy events throughout the year. The Cooper River Bridge Run serves as a model of health motivation for othercommunities throughout the world. The race starts in MountPleasant and commences in downtown Charleston. The Expois on March 31st from Noon-8pm and April 1st from 8am-8pm. The run starts on April 2nd at 8am. bridgerun.com.
Family Circle CupApril 2 – 10One of Sony Ericsson’s WTA Tour premier events and the first clay court event of the year, will be held on Daniel Island.The tournament boasts a roster of superstar champions featuring many of the biggest names in Woman’s professionaltennis. The tennis center features a 10,200 seat stadium,grand lawn, seventeen lighted courts for night play and a Pro Shop. For tickets and more info call (843) 856-7900 orfamilycirclecup.com.
The featured events listed will give you an idea of events, festivals and what’s going-on throughoutCharleston.
Family Circle Cupwww.familycirclecup.com
Sunset Blues & BBQ Harbor CruiseApril 14, 28. May 12, 26. June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30. (Additional dates throughout the summer season)Enjoy a fun and exciting night out on the beautiful harbor!Charleston Harbor Tours is bringing back this much antici-pated and extremely popular event. Come aboard the Car-olina Belle for a fun filled evening with the area’s best bluesand BBQ. Catered by Fiery Ron’s Home Team BBQ, and alsoenjoy the blues musical stylings of Gary Erwin (aka “ShrimpCity Slim”). Experience sunset views of the Holy City’s mostfamous and charming sights. Boarding is at 6:30, cruise isfrom 7-9pm and departs from the Maritime Center, 10 Wharf-side St ( just south of the Aquarium). Call (800) 979-3370,(843) 722-1112 or visit charlestonharbortours.com for tickets.
Founders DayApril 9Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site will celebrate the “birth of the Carolinas.” Re-enactors dressed in 17th century costume demonstrate an array of living history programs portraying the lives of the first colonists - blackpowder cannon and musket firings. Find out how these brave travelers created the first permanent English settle-ment in SC after a stormy sail from Barbados in 1670. Board a 17th century reproduction trading vessel, “The Adventure”,and experience a day in the life of a sailor. From 10am-4pm. Old Towne Road (SC 171), Charleston, (843) 852-4200 orcharlestownelanding.travel.
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Harbor FestMay 12 – 15 Harbor Fest is an event of the sea, land, and air. The festivaltakes place Downtown Charleston at the Maritime Center all the way down to the Passenger’s Terminal and spansacross the harbor to Patriots Point. The festival is open to the public and is FREE. It is a great event for all ages with a fantastic family atmosphere. There will be more Tall Ships in the Charleston Harbor than ever before that will be openfor viewing and tours. A marine, arts and crafts exhibitors, living history camp, children’s village, wooden boat displays,free sailing, air shows, live music and food, a huge blowout Harborpalooza at Patriots Point, as well as Liberty Villageshowcasing military displays and education interactions.(843) 722-1030, ext 20, charlestonharborfest.org.
First Flush FestivalMay 14 Dedicated to the commencement of the 2010 crop harvest,the First Flush Festival is a celebration of America’s onlytea garden and its popular product line, American ClassicTea. The First Flush, is defined as the growth of new leaveson the tea plants in the spring time after a winter of rest. Their “first flush” of new growth is harvested to produce what avid tea drinkers deem to be the most unique, fresh,and amazing cup of tea. However, the festival is not justabout tea! Residents from Charleston and all neighboringtowns trek to picturesque Wadmalaw Island to enjoy music,entertainment, art, local cuisine and fun games for the kidslike the spider jump and jump castle. It is undoubtedly anevent for all ages...Fun for the whole family! (843) 559-0383or charlestonteaplantation.com.
12th Annual Sculpture in the SouthMay 14 – 15 Recognized as one of SC’s premier outdoor events! This is a one-of-a-kind event offering collectors and first time art enthusiasts a chance to mingle and chat with thirty-five lead-ing fine art sculptors, representing a wide range of originalartworks. All artwork is available for purchase with proceedsbenefiting Summerville’s Permanent Public Sculpture Pro-gram. We are pleased that 20 pieces of bronze sculpturehave been purchased and installed since 1999 through theefforts of this organization. Azalea Park, Sat: 10am-6pm, Sun: 10am-5pm, $5, tented event, sculptureinthesouth.com.
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First Flush Festivalwww.charlestonteaplantation.com
KIAWAH ISLAND GOLF RESORT COURSES843.768.2121 • www.kiawahgolf.com
Cougar PointGary Player, architect
Oak PointClyde B. Johnston, architect
The Ocean CoursePete Dye, architect
Osprey PointTom Fazio, architect
Turtle PointJack Nicklaus, architect
SEABROOK ISLAND RESORT COURSES843.768.2529www.discoverseabrook.com
Crooked Oaks CourseRobert Trent Jones, Sr., architect
Ocean Winds CourseWillard Byrd, architect
WILD DUNES RESORT COURSESIsle of Palms, 843.886.2255www.wilddunes.com
The Harbor Course
The Links CourseTom Fazio, architect
Charleston MunicipalJames Island, 843.795.6517John E. Adams, architect
Charleston National Country ClubMt. Pleasant, 843.884.4653Rees Jones, architect
Coosaw Creek Country ClubN. Charleston, 843.767.9000Arthur Hills, architect
Crowfield Golf & Country ClubGoose Creek, 843.764.4618Robert Spense, architect
Dunes West Golf ClubMt. Pleasant, 843.856.9000Arthur Hills, architect
Golf Club at Briar’s CreekJohns Island, 843.768.3050Rees Jones, architect
Golf Club at Wescott PlantationN. Charleston, 843.871.2135Michael Hurdzan, architect
Legend Oaks Plantation CourseSummerville, 843.821.4077Scott W. Pool, architect
Links at Stono FerryHollywood, 843.763.1817Ron Garl, architect
Patriots Point LinksMt. Pleasant, 843.881.0042William Byrd, architect
Pine Forest Country ClubSummerville843.851.1193Robert Spense, architect
RiverTowne Country Club Mt. Pleasant, 843.216.3777Arnold Palmer, architect
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Calendarof EventsApril – June, 2011 CSO
thru 4/16 64th Annual Spring Festival of Houses & Gardens – (843) 722-3405 or historicharleston.org.
1 – 3 YMCA Flowertown Festival – Featured Event, see page 54.
2 34th Cooper River Bridge 10K Run/Walk – featured event, see page 54.
3 Lowcountry Cajun Festival – Music, food & beverages - James Island County Park, $10/pp, 12 years and under free, Noon-6pm, (843) 795-4386.
3 Chamber Music featuring the Charleston Symphony Spiritual Ensemble, Dock Street Theatre, 4pm, $25, (843) 723-7528.
2 – 3 Living History Days – Middleton Place, regular admission, (843) 556-6020, middletonplace.org.
2 – 10 Family Circle Cup – featured event, see page 54.
8 Before the Storm: SC and Charleston on the Eve of War Lecture Series – Charleston Museum, 7pm, free.
8, 9, 10 Films on the Green – Marion Square, 8-10pm, free – 8th: Gone With The Wind, 9th: The Civil War Episode One – The Cause (1861), 10th: Glory.
9 Founder’s Day – Charles Towne Landing – featured event, see page 55.
9 Charleston Symphony Orchestra Spiritual Ensemble – Dock Street Theatre, 4pm, $25, (843) 723-7528.
9 The Road to War: Slavery, Economics and States Rights – Lectures, St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 10am, 2pm, free.
9 – 17 Civil War Sesquicentennial Harbor Cruise to Fort Sumter – Reenactors will occupy the Fort, times vary, (843) 722-2628, fortsumtertours.com.
11 Voices From The Civil War – Jay Unger, Molly Mason and The Family Band with Charleston Orchestra – White Point Gardens at The Battery, 9-10:15pm, free.
12 Sunrise Concert: When Jesus Wept – musical performances and remembrance of 1st shots of Civil War – White Point Gardens at The Battery, 4:30am-5am, free.
12 Wine on the Water – SC Aquarium, featuring sustainable seafood, wine & entertainment, $40 pp, 7-9pm, (843) 579-8518.
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ENTS13 Spring Winefest – Middleton Place, 5:30-7:30pm, $20/adult, (843) 556-6020
16 Shaggin’ on the Cooper – Waterfront Park Mt. Pleasant, 8pm, (843) 795-4386.
15 – 17 East Coast Canoe & Kayak Festival – James Island County Park, (843) 795-4386.
17 Blessing of the Fleet & Seafood Festival – Mt. Pleasant Waterfront Park, 11:30am-6pm, (843) 884-8517.
22 Folly Beach Moonlight Mixers Shaggin’ on the Pier – Fishing pier, 7-11pm, (843) 795-4386.
23 Easter Eggstravaganza – Middleton Place, (843) 556-6020, middletonplace.org.
23 Zoo Enrichment Day – Charles Towne Landing State Park, (843) 852-4200, charlestownelanding.travel.
23 The Hat Ladies 10th Easter Promenade – walk from Broad & Meeting at 11amto White Point Gardens, hatladies.org.
24 Easter Sunrise Service at Drayton Hall – free event, 6:30-8am, (843) 766-1541.
30 Starlight Pops: Charleston Symphony Orchestra at Boone Hall Plantation. Heavy d’oeuvres, beer, wine, champagne, art village at 4pm, music at 5:30, $25/adult at gate.
4/29 – 5/7 North Charleston Arts Festival – Riverfront Park, northcharleston.org.
1 – 3 Chamber Music Charleston Presents House Concerts – (843) 763-4941, chambermusiccharleston.org.
2 – 6 St. Phillip’s Episcopal Church Tea Room – serving Charleston classic recipes, Church St, 11:30-2pm.
4 French Quarter Art Walk – downtown Charleston, free to public, 5-8pm, (843) 577-7101.
6 – 8 Charleston Greek Festival – Greek Orthodox Church of the Holy Trinity, downtown, (843) 577-2063.
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7, 8 The Lowcountry Strawberry Festival – Boone Hall Farms (not Plantation), Hwy 17 North in Mt. Pleasant, children rides, entertainment, music, contests, 10am- 6pm, $6 adults/$4 ages 3-12/free age 2 and under. (843) 884-4371 or boonehallplantation.com.
7, 21 Shaggin’ on the Cooper – Waterfront Park Mt. Pleasant, 8pm, (843) 795-4386.
12 – 15 Charleston Harbor Fest – featured event, see page 56.
13 Folly Beach Moonlight Mixers Shaggin’ on the Pier – Fishing pier, 7-11pm, (843) 795-4386.
14 First Flush Festival – Charleston Tea Plantation, featured event, see page 56.
14 Maritime History Day – Charles Towne Landing, (843) 852-4200, charlestownelanding.travel.
14 – 15 Sculpture in the South – Show & sale, featured event, see page 56.
27 – 6/12 Spoleto USA & Piccolo Spoleto Festivals – featured event, see page 53.
thru 5/27 Spoleto USA & Piccolo Spoleto Festivals – featured events, see page 53.
3, 24 Folly Beach Moonlight Mixers Shaggin’ on the Pier – Fishing pier, 7-11pm, (843) 795-4386.
3 The Real Taste of Gullah – food, fashion show, entertainment, Mt. Pleasant Waterfront Park, $55, (843) 856-9732, tasteofgullah.eventbrite.com.
3 – 5 Blast From the Past: An Original Rock-n-Roll Musical – A Moranz Production, times vary, (843) 416-3849.
4 Sweetgrass Festival – Celebrates the rich Gullah Geechee cultural heritage, showcase of sweetgrass baskets, artists, singers – Mt. Pleasant Waterfront Park, Noon-8pm, free, (843) 856-9732, sweetgrassfestival.org.
11 Reggae Nights Summer Concert Series – James Island County Park – The Resolvers, (843) 795-4386.
11 Colonial Foodways – Charles Towne Landing, (843) 852-4200, charlestownelanding.travel.
18 Shaggin’ on the Cooper – Waterfront Park Mt. Pleasant, 8pm, (843) 795-4386.
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For more information visit
Dates Vary Sunset Blues & Harbor Cruise – featured event, see page 55.
Mon – Sat The Old Slave Mart Museum – Exhibit that recounts Charleston’s role in the slave trade. 6 Chalmers St, 9am-5pm, free.
Dates vary Theatre Charleston presents the following – April: Messiah on the Frigidaire, Pinocchio, Pride & Prejudice, God of Carnage. May: God of Carnage, Best Little Whorehouse in Texas. Visit theatrecharleston.com for up-to-date listings.
Wednesdays Wine Strolls – Middleton Place, 5:30-7:30pm, $15/adult, (843) 556-6020 or middletonplace.org.
Saturdays Charles Towne Landing – First Sat of every month: 17th century musket demonstration, 2nd Sat of every month: Special Events, 3rd Sat of every month: 17th century cannon demonstration. (843) 852-4200, charlestownelanding.travel.
4/8 – 7/10 A Soldier’s View of Charleston – Gibbes Museum of Art.
thru 5/20 Albino Alligator at the SC Aquarium – (843) 577-FISH, scaquarium.org.
thru 6/11 The Sound of Charleston – Jazz, gospel, Gershwin, spirituals, Civil War songs and colonial era classics, 75 min. concert – Circular Church, soundofcharleston.com or (843) 270-4903.
thru 9/5 Threads of War: Clothing and Textiles of the Civil War – Charleston Museum, (843) 722-2996, charlestonmuseum.org.
thru 12/31 Secessionists, Soldiers and Slaves: The Alston family’s Civil War – special changing exhibits at the Edmondston-Alston House, 21 East Battery, (843) 556-6020, middletonplace.org.
thru 12/31 Secessionists, Soldiers and Slaves: The Middleton family’s Civil War – special changing exhibits at Middleton Place, (843) 556-5020, middletonplace.org.
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To James Island,Folly Beach
To West Ashley, PlantationsCharles Towne Landing
Johns Island, Kiawah
Bus/Trolley RoutesRt. 210 - C of C/AquariumRt. 211 - Meeting/KingRt. 213 - Lockwood/Calhoun
Aiken-Rhett House. . . . . . H:2
Calhoun Mansion . . . . . F/G:9
Edmondston-Alston . . . G/H:9
Heyward-Washington. . . . H:7
Joseph Manigault . . . . . . H:2
Nathaniel Russell House . G:7
Old Exchange . . . . . . . . . . . I:7
Old Powder Magazine . H:5/6
Rainbow Row. . . . . . . . . . . . I:7
St. Michael’s Church . . . G:6/7
St. Philip’s Church. . . . . . . H:6
Avery Research Center . . D:3
Charleston Museum. . . . . H:2
Children’s Museum . . . . . G:2
Confederate Museum . G/H:5
Gibbes Museum . . . . G/H:5/6
Slave Mart . . . . . . . . . . . . . H:7
Dock Street Theatre. . . . . H:6
Footlight Players. . . . . . . . H:6
Gaillard Auditorium . . . . . . I:3
Sottile Theatre . . . . . . . . G:3/4
Charleston Place . . . . . . . H:5
The Citadel . . . . . . . . . . . . . D:1
City Marina. . . . . . . . . . . . . C:3
College of Charleston . . . G:3
Gallery Row . . . . . . . . . . . H-I:7
Joe Riley Park. . . . . . . . . . . C:1
Maritime Center. . . . . . . . . K:4
MUSC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . D:2
SC Aquarium . . . . . . . . . . . K:3
The Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . F:10
The City Market . . . . . . . H/I:5
Visitors Center . . . . . . . . . G:2
Waterfront Park . . . . . . . . . J:7
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W. 1st N. St. N. Main
W. Doty Ave.
N. Main St.
W. Carolina Ave.
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• Visitors Center
• GahaganBall Fields
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Charleston Metro Area Maps
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Gateway to the Beach
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Tide ChartsApril – June, 2011TI
Charleston and most other coastal areas experience two high and two low tides per day. Tides are caused bythe gravitational effect of the moon. Why are knowing the tides helpful? If a day of fishing is planned, doing sowhen the tides are changing will nor-mally prove to be when the catching is best. When planning a trip to thebeach it's also nice to know whether the tides are in or out. The waves willnaturally be larger on an incoming tide.
Tide predictions providedby the National Oceanicand Atmospheric Association (NOAA) at the Custom Wharf Housein Charleston Harbor.
APRIL 2011Low High
DAY AM PM AM PM1 1:19 1:30 7:27 7:412 2:00 2:07 8:06 8:193 2:39 2:42 8:43 8:544 3:16 3:15 9:19 9:825 3:51 3:49 9:53 10:006 4:27 4:24 10:26 10:337 5:04 5:01 10:59 11:098 5:44 5:44 11:35 11:519 6:30 6:33 ------ 12:2010 7:22 7:30 12:41 1:1511 8:21 8:35 1:40 2:1912 9:24 9:44 2:45 3:2813 10:25 10:52 3:52 4:3514 11:24 11:55 4:56 5:3715 ----- 12:18 5;56 6:3616 12:55 1:11 6:53 7:3117 1:50 2:01 7:47 8:2418 2:44 2:51 8:40 9:1619 3:36 3:41 9:31 10:0820 4:28 4:31 10:23 11:0021 5:20 5:22 11:15 11:5322 6:12 6:16 ----- 12:0923 7:06 7:12 12:48 1:0524 8:01 8:13 1:44 2:0325 8:57 9:15 2:41 3:0226 9:50 10:16 3:36 3:5827 10:40 11:12 4:28 4:5128 11:27 ----- 5:18 5:4029 12:03 12:09 6:04 6:2630 12:49 12:50 6:48 7:08
MAY 2011Low High
DAY AM PM AM PM1 1:32 1:29 7:31 7:842 2:12 2:06 8:11 8:253 2:51 2:43 8:50 9:014 3:29 3:21 9:27 9:365 4:07 3:59 10:03 10:126 4:46 4:41 10:40 10:517 5:28 5:26 11:20 11:358 6:14 6:17 ----- 12:089 7:04 7:15 12:24 1:0410 7:59 8:19 1:21 2:0611 8:57 9:26 2:12 3:1112 9:56 10:33 3:24 3:1513 10:54 11:37 4:27 5:1714 11:50 ----- 5:28 6:1515 12:37 12:44 6:27 7:1216 1:34 1:37 7:23 8:0617 2:27 2:29 8:18 8:5918 3:19 3:20 9:11 9:5019 4:10 4:10 10:03 10:4120 5:00 5:00 10:55 11:3121 5:49 5:52 11:47 -----22 6:39 6:45 12:21 12:4023 7:28 7:40 1:10 1:3324 8:17 8:38 2:00 2:2725 9:05 9:36 2:50 3:1926 9:52 10:32 3:40 4:1127 10:38 11:25 4:29 5:0028 11:23 ----- 5:18 5:4729 12:14 12:07 6:06 6:3230 12:59 12:50 6:52 7:1531 1:43 1:32 7:37 7:56
JUNE 2011Low High
DAY AM PM AM PM1 2:24 2:14 8:19 8:362 3:05 2:56 9:01 9:163 3:46 3:39 9:42 9:564 4:28 4:24 10:24 10:385 5:12 5:13 11:10 11:236 5:57 6:05 ----- 12:007 6:46 7:03 12:12 12:558 7:38 8:05 1:05 1:559 8:33 9:11 2:01 2:5710 9:30 10:17 3:01 3:5911 10:28 11:20 4:03 5:0012 11:26 ----- 5:04 5:5913 12:20 12:22 6:04 6:5614 1:17 1:17 7:02 7:5015 2:10 2:09 7:58 8:4216 3:01 3:00 8:52 9:3217 3:50 3:50 9:43 10:2018 4:37 4:38 10:33 11:0519 5:22 5:25 11:21 11:4920 6:06 6:13 ----- 12:0921 6:49 7:03 12:33 12:5722 7:32 7:55 1:17 1:4623 8:15 8:50 2:02 2:3524 9:01 9:46 2:50 3:2525 9:47 10:41 3:40 4:1626 10:36 11:34 4:31 5:0527 11:24 ----- 5:22 5:5428 12:24 12:13 6:13 6:4129 1:10 1:00 7:01 7:2730 1:56 1:47 7:48 8:12
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Population:Estimated to be 124,500 in 2009 – Charleston is thesecond largest city in the State. Population for theMetro Area estimates a total population of 659,000;the largest in the State.
Climate: Charleston’s subtropical climate is known for mild winters, warm temperatures in the spring and fall with hot and humid summer seasons. Hurricanes are a threat during summer and early fall. The lastwas Hugo in 1989 a categ ry 4 storm.
Emergency Services:Dial 911
Area Information Visitor Centers:DOWNTOWN CHARLESTON: 375 Meeting St.MOUNT PLEASANT: 99 Harry Hallman Jr. Blvd.NORTH CHARLESTON: 4975 Centre Point Dr.SUMMERVILLE: 402 N. Main St.
Parking:There are numerous parking garages in downtownCharleston which can be found on our downtownmap. Metered street parking is an option throughoutthe city as well.
Public Transportation:DOWNTOWN TROLLEY: Bus system offers free transportation (see map for routes). carta.com CARTA: Bus system transports passengers everywhere from the beach and beyond. carta.comAIRPORT: Charleston International, International Blvd(off of I-526), North CharlestonAMTRAK: Gaynor Ave, North Charleston. amtrak.comWATER TAXI: Transports visitors from downtown to the USS Yorktown & Mount Pleasant.charlestonwatertaxi.com. 843.330.2989
Top Five Employers:Joint Charleston (Navy & Air Force Bases): 22,000Medical University of South Carolina: 11,000Charleston County Schools: 7,200Berkeley County Schools: 3,650Dorchester County Schools: 2,800
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Directory Of Advertisers
FUN & RECREATIONAbsolute Reel Screamer Charters . . . . . . .24Adventure Harbor Tours . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27Aqua Safaris . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28Aquarium . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14Angler Management Charters . . . . . . . . . . 16Audubon Center at Beidler Forest . . . . . . 17Barrier Island Eco Tours . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20Blackbeard’s Cove Family Park . . . . . . . . 28Boone Hall Plantation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7, 23Bulldog Walking Tours . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15Charleston Harbor Tours . . . . . . . . . 3, 23, 37Charleston Tea Plantation . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72Charles Towne Landing Historic Site . . . . 21Charleston Water Taxi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24Children’s Museum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17Culinary Tours of Charleston . . . . . . . . . . . 13Drayton Hall . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19Edisto Island Serpentarium . . . . . . . . . . . . 22Edmondston-Alston House . . . . . . . . . . . . 16Isle of Palms Marina . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26Magnolia Plantation & Gardens . . . . . . . . 20Middleton Place . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27Nature Adventures Kayak Tours . . . . . . . . 28Original Charleston Pub Tour . . . . . . . . . . 22Palmetto Carriage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2, 37Patriots Point . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9Sandlapper Water Tours . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26Tall Tails Charters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18Tidalwave Watersports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23Thriller Charleston . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
SHOPPINGCarolina Gifts & Seashells . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32Charleston Charm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21Dacuba’s Jewelry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4Filthy Rich Jewelry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38Historic Summerville . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38Island Surf Shop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39Karen’s Korner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32Nice Ice Jewelry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70Oil & Vinegar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34Princess of Tides . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34Sculpture in the South . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35Spice & Tea Exchange . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32Tanger Outlets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33The Brass Pirate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34The Trunk Show . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
DINING & ENTERTAINMENTA.W. Shucks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46Baskin Robbins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45Bocci’s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44Charleston Crab House . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44Club Habana . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48Cupcake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43Cru Cafe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45East Bay Deli . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46Joe Pasta . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44Gilligan’s Seafood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43Hyman’s Seafood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47Middleton Place Restaurant . . . . . . . . . . . 43Tommy Condon’s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
ARTS & ANTIQUESTerrace Oaks Antique Mall . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51Theatre Charleston . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52