Charleston, South Carolina
This beautiful welcoming city defines Southern hospitality!Charleston is often called the “Holy City” because of the historical church steeples that dot the city’s skyline. Offering a perfect mix of old and new, Charleston is where the first shots of the Civil War were fired and is the second largest historical district in the country. Strict preservation requirements have allowed much of the downtown residential district to retain both an early 1800’s look and feel. Rainbow Row, a street of fabulous mansions painted eye-catching pastel shades along with many historical buildings include plaques listing detailed information of their past.
Horse Drawn Carriage Ride
Travel cobblestone streets back to Colonial times while you enjoy a fully-narrated history of antebellum mansions, churches, gardens and notable buildings. This is truly one of the best ways to learn about the rich and vast history of Charleston.
A cool and fun way to see Charleston by water! You’ll sail by the famous Battery lined with fabulous residences from the 1800’s, float under the Arthur Ravenel Bridge, cruise slowly by both Patriots Point where the USS Yorktown is on display and Fort Sumter, where the Civil War began.
Boone Hall Plantation
One of America’s oldest working plantations, Boone Hall has been producing crops for over 320 years. Now daily tours give visitors a chance to experience and learn about life in the Lowcountry during the 18th and 19th centuries. The Colonial Revival style home is surrounded by original slave cabins dating back to 1790 and is reached by an awe-inspiring drive down the grand Avenue of Oaks.
Low Country Seafood Dinner
No trip to Charleston is complete until you enjoy the fresh seafood. Charleston is known for their culinary delights and much of that is possible because of the fresh shrimp, fish and oysters that are purchased daily from the local fishing docks.
Evening Legends Walking Tour
Stroll the sidewalks and cemeteries of downtown Charleston while hearing spine-tingling stories about the dark side of the city’s history.
Since 1676 Magnolia Plantation has survived both the Civil War and Hurricane Hugo and now is home to the oldest public gardens in America. Enjoy a guided tour of the main home full of original antiques and family heirlooms. Then stroll through the sprawling gardens, some sections which are more than 325 years old!
Charleston Tea Plantation
Enjoy admission to the Charleston Tea Plantation, the only tea plantation in North America. See acres of tea plants and tour the farm. You will learn first-hand how tea is made during an informative Factory Tour. You can also take an enjoyable Trolley Ride through the tea fields, which makes a stop at a state of the art greenhouse.