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One of the oldest cities in the United States, Charleston is a city rich in history, with a rich music scene, historical architecture, and unique Southern charm. Rated “America’s Most Friendly City” by Travel and Leisure in 2011, Charleston has a reputation for hospitality and politeness. Attractions in Charleston include the Charleston Museum (America’s First Museum), the Gibbes Museum of Art, Fort Sumter, The Battery, and Rainbow Row.

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Annual Events

Cooper River Bridge Run
716 S. Shelmore Blvd. Suite 105 Mount Pleasant SC, 29464
843-856-1949

Cooper River Bridge Run

The Cooper River Bridge Run is an annual 10-kilometer (6.2 mi) one-way road running event across the Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge held in the cities of Mount Pleasant and Charleston in South Carolina, on the Saturday before Easter weekend.

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One of the most well organized races I have ever seen.  With over 40,000 runners Im sure it can be difficult to coral that many people.  Amazing support from the local charities with them donating at least 100 volunteers per organization.  The wave style coral starts are flawless.

Holiday Festival of Lights
871 Riverland Drive, Charleston, SC 29412
843-795-4386

Holiday Festival of Lights

Featuring over 700 displays and 2 million lights, the Holiday Festival of Lights is a cherished holiday tradition for many families throughout Charleston and beyond. From November 14 - January 1, James Island County Park comes alive with illumination, and is a great place to capture the magic of the holiday season.

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We drove through the dark, quiet streets of James Island into a holiday wonderland, with surprises at every turn. Magical dolphins lept and splashed, pelicans flew across our path, cane canes and other treats appeared through the trees .. etc…etc. Even The Ravenel Bridge arched over a quiet pond.

Charleston Boat Show
7 East Ave. Greenville, SC 29601
859-250-9713

Charleston Boat Show

The Charleston Boat Show started 36 years ago and has evolved into the event that kicks-off the Low country’s boating season.  Taking place each January, this annual happening includes everything from powerboats to small boats, skiffs, cruisers, yachts and ski boats.  There is something for everyone’s taste and budget.

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Show was awesome, great deals on boats all around. Even crossed paths with the infamous Bill Murray! Great day!

Charleston Scottish Games and Highland Gathering
Boone Hall Plantation 1235 Long Point Road Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464

Charleston Scottish Games and Highland Gathering

Featuring:- Live Music from Seven Nations and Castle Crossing Competitions including: - Piping & Drumming - Heavy Athletics - Fiddling - Highland Dancing - Scottish Country Dancing - Children’s Games - Border Collie Demonstrations - Craft Beers from Highland Brewing - Scotch Whisky Tasting on Thursday night at Gage Hall in Charleston - Tartan Ball on Friday night at the Charleston Marriott on Lockwood Boulevard - After Party on Saturday night at My Father’s Moustache in Mt. Pleasant

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I’ve been to the games twice and enjoyed them both times!! The massed Pipe Bands is not to be missed!

Charleston Marathon
Charleston, SC

Charleston Marathon

Marathon and Half Marathon course features scenic water views, the Battery, and historic King Street. Shrimp and Grits 5k run through historic Park Circle in North Charleston. Finish Line street festival featuring live entertainment. Indoor, climate controlled Packet Pick-up.

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This was my first marathon and I purposefully picked  this as a flat race (which it was!) to run. I thought the run was very well organized with plenty of water stations and an easy beginning destination at the local school.

Attractions

The Jenkins Institue
3923 Azalea Drive, North Charleston, SC 29405
(843)744-1771

The Jenkins Institue

He started the orphanage after observing four young black children huddled together early on a cold December morning. They told him they were out early because they had no parents and no place to live. Mr. Jenkins, his heart moved with compassion, determined that he would help the children and thus began his work known today as Jenkins Institute.

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Reverend Daniel Jenkins and all his works was remarkable …and to do all these things at that point in time as a man of color is extraordinary….His legacy must be maintained …and his story told….

McCrady’s
2 UNITY ALLEY CHARLESTON, SC 29401
843-577-0025

McCrady’s

It all began with a hankering for an excellent drink. In 1778, Edward McCrady built a four-story Georgian house on East Bay Street and opened McCrady’s Tavern. Unbeknownst to him, this eponymous watering hole was the origin of what would become part of this very restaurant over 200 years later.

Colleges & Universities

The Citadel
171 MOULTRIE STREET | CHARLESTON, SC 29409
 843-225-3294

The Citadel

For the fourth consecutive year, The Citadel has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as the top public college in the south for institutions granting up to a master's degree. While the internationally renowned South Carolina Corps of Cadets is the traditional centerpiece for our college, we also operate non-military degree and certification programs in The Citadel Graduate College and the Evening Undergraduate Studies program, which appeal to people interested in furthering their education or careers.

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For the fourth consecutive year, The Citadel has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as the top public college in the south for institutions granting up to a master’s degree. While the internationally renowned South Carolina Corps of Cadets is the traditional centerpiece for our college, we also operate non-military degree and certification programs in The Citadel Graduate College and the Evening Undergraduate Studies program, which appeal to people interested in furthering their education or careers.

College of Charleston
College of Charleston 66 George Street Charleston, SC 29424
843.805.5507

College of Charleston

Located in the heart of historic Charleston, South Carolina, the College of Charleston is a nationally recognized public liberal arts and sciences university. Founded in 1770, the College is among the nation’s top universities for quality education, student life and affordability. Its beautiful and historic campus, combined with contemporary facilities and cutting-edge programs, attracts students from across the U.S. and around the world.

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I attend the College of Charleston, and I am so proud of my decision.I would choose College of Charleston again in a heartbeat. The College maintains its emphasis on tradition in the historical city.

American College of the Building Arts
21 Magazine Street | Charleston, SC 29401
843-577-5245

American College of the Building Arts

The American College of the Building Arts will be the leading resource in higher education dedicated to the innovative and continued practice, study and promotion of the Building Arts.

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An extraordinary institution. Located in Charleston’s early jail, the College is a living, breathing classroom for the traditional building arts. The level of creativity and standard of professional preparedness is extremely high.

Medical University of South Carolina
165 Cannon Street # 503, Charleston, SC 29403
(843) 792-9457

Medical University of South Carolina

The Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) opened in Charleston,South Carolina in 1824 as a small private college for the training of physicians. It is one of the oldest continually operating schools of medicine in the United States and the oldest in the Deep South.

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MUSC is great! The facility is so nice and the classrooms are excellent. This is one grad school that makes sure you still have a social life by offering many events. This program is competitive and challenging, but all worth it.

Conference and Convention Venues

Charleston Convention Center
5001 Coliseum Dr, North Charleston, SC 29418
843-747-1882

Charleston Convention Center

The Charleston Area Convention Center Campus is the perfect setting for high-energy trade-shows, large conventions and more intimate meetings and events. Located just minutes from the Charleston International Airport and a short shuttle ride to the Historic District, this unique campus offers everything you need to make your event both memorable and successful.

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The area is nice for events, business conventions and concerts. It is spacious and a nice place to have even a wedding or reception.

Boone Hall Plantation
1235 Long Point Rd. Mt. Pleasant, S.C. 29464
(843) 884-4371

Boone Hall Plantation

The McRae Family purchased the plantation in 1955 and it was Mrs. McRae who furnished the house with antiques and began giving tours. Today, the McRae Family still owns the property, and they continue to make improvements to the plantation so that our visitors can experience what plantation life was like.  As you tour each site on the plantation our knowledgeable staff will help you understand the day to day activities of those who lived on plantations as well as the history of the people who lived here at Boone Hall.

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This plantation is well worth the visit if you’re in the Charleston area. The entryway alone is a sight to see. For a $20 admission fee, you can roam the grounds (beautiful gardens), take a tour of the house, ride along on a coach tour, etc.– everything is covered under the entrance fee. We did not do the Gullah tour, but others seemed to love it.

Charleston Place Hotel
205 Meeting Street Charleston, SC 29401

Charleston Place Hotel

Meetings that amaze. A city that charms. Meals that are savored and hotel suites that indulge. Experience the grandeur of Belmond Charleston Place Meetings and Events.

Music and Theater

Sottile Theatre
66 George Street Charleston, South Carolina 29424
843.805.5507

Sottile Theatre

The beautiful and historic Sottile Theatre at the College of Charleston serves as a performing arts venue for the college and the community, hosting events and staged performances of all kinds. Since its opening in 1927, the Sottile Theatre (formerly known as the Gloria Theater) has been a true asset to both the College of Charleston and the entire Charleston community. It remains a vital resource for the area's continued cultural expansion.

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A historic theatre without all the fuss. The Sottile is the perfect place to see a show. In the heart of downtown, the theatre is small, but sits plenty and gives everyone a great view of the stage.

Dock Street Theatre
135 Church Street Charleston, SC 29401
843.577.7183

Dock Street Theatre

The beautiful and historic Sottile Theatre at the College of Charleston serves as a performing arts venue for the college and the community, hosting events and staged performances of all kinds. Since its opening in 1927, the Sottile Theatre (formerly known as the Gloria Theater) has been a true asset to both the College of Charleston and the entire Charleston community. It remains a vital resource for the area's continued cultural expansion.

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Excellent venue for a show! So much history… and so many ghosts! OK, we didn’t see any, but a Charleston ghost tour app said it was haunted. The cobblestone courtyard is a beautiful place for intermission, be sure to stop by.

Sports Teams

The Charleston Battery
1990 Daniel Island Drive Charleston, SC 29492
843-971-GOAL 

The Charleston Battery

Charleston Battery is an American professional soccer club based in Charleston, South Carolina. Founded in 1993, the team plays in The United Soccer League, and along with the Richmond Kickers, is the oldest continuously operating professional club in The United States.

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Daniel Island is a great place for sporting events (who would’ve thunk it?)! It has the Family Circle Cup for tennis and Charleston Battery for soccer! I love having the option of these places nearby for a fun night out with friends, a date or family.

The Charleston River Dogs
360 Fishburne Street, Charleston, SC 29403
(843) 723-7241

The Charleston River Dogs

The Charleston River Dogs are a minor league baseball team based in Charleston, South Carolina. The team plays in the Class Single-A South Atlantic League and are an affiliate of the New York Yankees. Their home stadium is at Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Park.

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Honestly, what’s not to love about this baseball venue….  It’s a perfect size to be able to sit anywhere and have great seats. And if your in the first 10 rows, it feels like you are truly a part of the game; especially if a foul ball comes right up to the wall and your inches from an outfielder making the play.

The South Carolina Stingrays
3300 W Montague Ave, North Charleston, SC 29418
(843) 744-2248

The South Carolina Stingrays

The South Carolina Stingrays are a professional minor league ice hockey team based in North Charleston, South Carolina. The Stingrays play in the East Division of the ECHL's Eastern Conference. They play their home games at the North Charleston Coliseum.

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If you are a hockey fan, you will like the Stingrays. Keep in mind they are sort of “minor” league, so it will not be as fast-paced as the NHL, but still some good Hockey fun.

The Charleston Outlaws RFC
2120 Middle St, Sullivan's Island, SC 29482

The Charleston Outlaws RFC

Charleston Outlaws Rugby Football Club is arugby union team based inCharleston, South Carolina. The Outlaws compete in Division II and Division III. Charleston hosts an annualRugby_7s tournament on Memorial Day Weekend.

Sports Venues

Johnson Hagood Stadium
Charleston, SC 29403

Johnson Hagood Stadium

Johnson Hagood Stadium, is a 21,000-seat football stadium, the home field of The Citadel Bulldogs, in Charleston, South Carolina, USA. The stadium is named in honor of Brigadier GeneralJohnson Hagood, CSA, class of 1847, who commanded Confederate forces in Charleston during the Civil War and later served as Comptroller andGovernor of South Carolina.

TD Arena
301 Meeting St. Charleston, SC Downtown

TD Arena

TD Arena is a 5,100 seat multi-purposearena in Charleston, South Carolina,United States that opened in 2008 and replaced John Kresse Arena as the home of the College of CharlestonCougars basketballand volleyballteams.

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TD Arena is just steps away from all of the hot spots. A block north is Marion Square, a pretty public park that was previously the parade grounds for The Citadel cadets, but is now home to seemingly a different event every day, be it a farmer’s market, zombie chase, Summer movie nights, food truck rodeos, and the list goes on and on.

Transportation in and Around Charleston

Charleston features an extensive bus system operated by the Charleston Area Regional Transport Authority, connecting to the city’s historic downtown and commercial district. Visitors may also use the DASH (Downtown Area Shuttle) trolley buses, which feature three trolley lines that are free to ride to the major shops and attractions.

As one of the largest ports in the United States, the Port of Charleston also features five terminals for water traffic, including the cruise ship passenger terminal at Union Pier. Visitors looking for a change of pace when moving around the city can even take a Charleston Water Taxi for a $10 all-day pass. The Charleston Water Taxis double as both a means of transportation and a sight-seeing service, offering dolphin watch and sightseeing cruises.

Road traffic in Charleston tends to concentrate on the I-26 going toward Columbia during the morning rush hours, especially during the summer months when tourist traffic is up. Visitors looking to drive in Charleston but avoid the brunt of the I-26 traffic might try SC-176 as an alternative route.

Houston Northcutt Boulevard is also subject to some intense driving traffic, as is the I-526 off US 17. For visitors to Charleston looking to avoid the pitfalls of driving in the city, the Metropolitan Shuttle features charter buses for easy transportation all around the city.

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