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What You Need to Know about Ocean Tides in Charleston

November 7th, 2017

As a coastal city, Charleston’s shorelines and harbor experience the effects of the ocean tides four times a day. Most of the time, the natural ebb and flow of the waters don’t cause any disruptions, but a deeper look at Charleston’s history, past and recent, shows how these ocean tides in Charleston leave their footprint […]

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The History of Charleston Sweetgrass

September 14th, 2017

Have you noticed Charleston’s famous sweetgrass baskets? If you drive along U.S. Highway 17 north of Mt. Pleasant you may see roadside stands selling not vegetables but these beautiful sweetgrass baskets. Or as you wander around downtown Charleston you’ll come across vendors at the Four Corners of Law intersection of Broad and Meeting streets. Sweetgrass […]

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The History of Fort Sumter

August 11th, 2017

You can’t miss Fort Sumter at the mouth of Charleston Harbor. Its low, dark silhouette is highlighted by the flags flying above its ramparts. The history of Fort Sumter played a big role in Charleston’s Civil War history and is now part of the Fort Sumter National Monument, which also includes Fort Moultrie and Sullivan’s Island Lighthouse. […]

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Ways to Cool Off in Charleston

July 11th, 2017

With summer in full swing these days, staying cool becomes a priority around Charleston. Other than spending these weeks inside air-conditioned homes, buildings, and cars, how can you survive the Lowcountry’s heat and high humidity? We’ve rounded up a few possibilities that will not only give you a break, but will provide a lot of […]

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Off the Beaten Path Charleston Activities

June 6th, 2017

Visiting new cities is fun and exciting with restaurants to try and sights to see, but even these adventures can leave you with a ho-hum feeling about a city you couldn’t wait to experience. That’s when you need to break out of the usual tourist mold and search out some unusual spots and activities. Even […]

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May 30th, 2017

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Unique Things To Do In Charleston, SC at Night

May 9th, 2017

Charleston has a fine reputation for first-class dining and nightlife, but sometimes you just want to do something a little different. On a fine summer night, you might enjoy being outdoors. In rainy weather, there are dozens of indoor places to go that may be more fun than you expect. Either way, try out some […]

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Ways to See Charleston by Water

April 3rd, 2017

  Among the really great things about Charleston, SC are its abundant waterways and beaches, all of which are just waiting to be explored and enjoyed. If you’re thinking we mean just another boring boat trip around a harbor, think again. There are multiple ways to see Charleston by water,  ranging from the traditional harbor tour […]

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Why is Charleston Called the Holy City?

March 9th, 2017

Residents and many visitors to Charleston, SC know that the city’s nickname is the Holy City, but not so many people know the true story of  how this came to be. As with many expressions, the origins of this one is shrouded in the past, but there are a couple of versions worth looking at. […]

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Charleston SC Fun: Holy City Makes List as Fun Place to Live

January 31st, 2017

There’s no doubt that Charleston is a unique and charming city. Throw in a mild Southern climate and this historic and modern metropolis becomes a fantastic place to live—or even just visit. In US News’ 2016 list of the “30 Most Fun Places to Live in the U.S.,” Charleston lands at Number 4. What makes Charleston SC […]

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