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Best Places to See Charleston Wildlife

April 12th, 2018

The vitality and beauty of Charleston isn’t limited to its city streets and neighborhoods. You’ll also find it its beaches, on the islands and waterways. Charleston wildlife runs and flies through lowcountry forests and in the wildlife preserves. Because the natural life is an honored treasure, you’ll find plenty of places to observe it. Here […]

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Charleston Weather: What You Need to Know Before You Go

February 26th, 2018

If you don’t like the weather in Charleston, just wait 15 minutes. Like many Southern cities, Charleston weather can change drastically from one day to the next, and even from morning to evening. So, if you’re planning a visit to the Charleston area, you’ll want to pack for your trip with flexibility comfort in mind, shoes […]

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Shrimp and Grits + More Famous Charleston Food

January 16th, 2018

Food lovers in Charleston do not suffer from a lack of dining choices in the city’s respected food scene–especially for traditional, authentic famous Charleston food. Here are a few of the food treasures passed down from early Gullah generations and travelers to this historic U.S. city. See also Off the Beaten Path Charleston Famous Charleston Food […]

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What is Gullah?

December 12th, 2017

A large part of the cultural history of Charleston and the Charleston area comes from the Gullah, who are the ancestors of the African slaves brought to the Sea Islands from South Carolina south to northern Florida. Their culture lives on today in the regional food, crafts, and the Geechee language. Charleston, one of America’s […]

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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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