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Category: General Area
I'm looking for a beach vacation spot for my family in the Charleston,
SC or Tampa, FL area that has a splash pool at the hotel for little
-- Sara Flood - Wednesday, July 22, 2009 at 14:44:39
Category: General Area
I was in Charleston this last weekend and was looking for the Moultrie
Tavern (which I now understand closed in the 1990's).
I was also looking for the restaurant that was close to it that had the
benches with the human size frog sculptures sitting on them. Can anyone
tell me the name of that restaurant? Does it still exist?
I know I could see the Moultrie Tavern when I came out the door.
-- Lorinda Beller - Friday, August 29, 2008 at 12:55:32
Category: Places to Stay
I am a college student looking for a one bedroom apartment in downtown
Charleston for the summer of 2003. Please let me know if you have any info
for a cute place.
-- Lauren Morrison (email@example.com) - Friday, March 21, 2003 at 22:42:43
Category: Things to Do
My husband & I will arrive Charleston, June 27,2003, from Texas. We have a
time-share with Blue Green Resort. We don't want to miss a thing,
especially historical places. Someone please share ideas. This will be our
first trip to South Carolina.
-- Nelda Rogers (firstname.lastname@example.org) - Thursday, March 13, 2003 at 06:47:24
Does anyone know what happened to the pizza restaurant that was by the
market. It was called Papillion. I loved that place. Also in the spring of
2001 we ate at a place downtown which was down an alley, and had the best
banana pudding and meatloaf. I thought it was an Irish sort of place, but
it was definitely not Tommy Condons. Please let me know if you have any
-- Dawn Ashcraft (email@example.com) - Monday, March 10, 2003 at 16:06:08
Category: General Area
I live at Folly Beach South Carolina and have a gift basket business
specializing in low country baskets from welcome to folly beach, a taste
of Charleston, Charleston crab baskets and shag baskets, always looking
for different items from Charleston to put in basket 843-270-4422
-- Michelle Langston (firstname.lastname@example.org) - Monday, March 3, 2003 at
Category: Things to Do
I am interested in animals and petting zoos. I am also interested in real
-- Joanna Hudspeth (email@example.com) - Monday, March 3, 2003 at
Category: General Area
Six college students need an apartment(s) from May to August of this year.
Please let me know if you have any suggestions.
-- Jenny Rodgers (firstname.lastname@example.org) - Friday, February 28, 2003 at
Category: Travel Tips & Questions
I am a mature adult grad student attending C of C this summer and am
looking for a furnished studio, efficiency, or room in a nice home near
the College to sublease for May-Aug or thereabouts. Please email any
-- Carole Cooper (email@example.com) - Thursday, February 27, 2003 at
Category: Places to Stay
I am looking to relocate to an better environment. I am looking for an one
or two bedroom apartment, an college or university to attend for computer
technology where I can attend 2003 summer or fall semester. In Charleston,
-- Dedra Sloan (ChiChinkyd@aol.com) - Sunday, February 23, 2003 at
Category: Places to Stay
My husband and I are planning a trip to Charleston, and we were thinking
about staying on Folly Beach so we can enjoy the beach everyday yet a
close driving distance to downtown Charleston. I saw on someone's
travelogue that they didn't recommend Charleston on the Beach (Holiday Inn
at Folly Beach) but they didn't mention why. Does anyone have any
information on this hotel and/or any other recommendations?
-- Crystal Greer (firstname.lastname@example.org) - Sunday, February 23,
2003 at 20:45:47
Category: Places to Stay
i would like to know about the campgrounds in and around Charleston
-- Lloyd Pate (email@example.com) - Sunday, February 23, 2003 at
Category: General Area
My wife and I are looking for to rent a two room apartment in the mount
pleasant area with utility's (kitchen and furniture our price range for
renting is from $300-500's we need this to begin working in the area.
Please contact Mr. Or Mrs. Edward Knott at (864) 332-8165
-- EDWARD KNOTT (EWK0811@AOL.COM) - Friday, February 21, 2003 at 20:16:18
Category: Travel Tips & Questions
My family and I will be taking our first trip to Isle of Palm this summer.
Could you recommended a children's photographer that would take pictures
of our children at the beach? Thank you in advance for your help.
-- Shelley Heckenberg (firstname.lastname@example.org) - Friday, February 21, 2003
Category: Travel Tips & Questions
My family and I will be taking our first trip to Isle of Palm this summer.
Could you recommended a children's photographer that would take pictures
of our children at the beach? Thank you in advance for your help.
-- Shelley Heckenberg (email@example.com) - Friday, February 21, 2003
Category: General Area
My husband and i will be celebrating our 12 yr anniversary this September.
we have never been to Charleston together, but would love to come and stay
a weekend. we are looking for something romantic, but do not want to stay
in a bed and breakfast. if you could maybe help with some ideas we would
greatly appreciate it. thanks.
-- April Hayes (firstname.lastname@example.org) - Thursday, February 20, 2003 at 12:46:10
Category: General Area
Hi, Just as many others have posted, I'm thinking of moving to Charleston
in the next year, and was looking for some general feedback as to living
there. Specifically: the heat/humidity, people-friendly, type of work
available (teaching, computers/technical), cost of living. thanks Doug
-- Doug Yeager (email@example.com) - Tuesday, February 11, 2003 at
Category: Places to Stay
We are looking for a new condo with 3 bedrooms and 3 bath to rent for one
week. july6-12 ocean front 6 adults one child and one baby.
-- Anna Hammond (firstname.lastname@example.org) - Wednesday, January 29, 2003 at
Category: Travel Tips & Questions
I am planning my wedding for May 2004 and would like to have the wedding
around Kiawah Island. Does anyone know where I could find information on
chapels in and around Kiawah and St John's Island?
-- Danielle Saulnier (email@example.com) - Thursday, January 23, 2003 at
Category: Things to Do
I want to go to drama camp this summer but at camp I only want to take
drama lessons all day
-- gloria pariente (firstname.lastname@example.org) - Tuesday, January 21, 2003 at
January 03, 2003 Jeff and i spent two lovely days in Charleston before
continuing or trip north to visit our children. Wow, were we glad we made
the stop! Our dining experience at Mistral's Restaurant on Market St. was
fabulous, The food was nothing but perfect, but I really want to comment
on the service. Honestly some of the best service we have recieved in a
restauarnt. Our waiter, Kevin, made everything perfect! We were a little
intimidated by the size of the wine list, and he recognized this by asking
if we would like some suggestions. He very non-chalantly asked us our
price range, which we greatly appreciated...rather than simply trying to
sell an expensive bottle. His choice was perfect for the Filet Mignon and
Peppered Steak which Jeff and I had for dinner. While I ordered the fish
soup, Kevin shook his head!! I didn't understand at first. I thought maybe
they had sold the last of it. jeff quietly told me that maybe i would like
to try the onion soup, and Kevin nodded his head. We were so appreciative
that he would be honest enough to "inform" us if we were making good
choices for our dinner or not. We couldn't help but laugh. Thereafter we
looked up at him for approval while making menu decisions. It was
priceless. I should ad that if you have Kevin as your waiter at Mistral's,
don't expect him to be your "server". When the table next to us tugged on
his shirt, he promptly turned to them and said "Please don't touch me". As
he was describing the deserts to us, that same couple asked him if he
could call a cab for them. He merely turned and glared at them for a
moment, then returned to describing the deserts to us. It was quite the
show, I'm just grateful that Jeff and I behaved ourselves while Kevin
guided us through the night. Thank-you Kevin! We'll be back on our return
home to CA. Carol & Jeff Hilton
-- Jeff & Carol Hilton (email@example.com) - Friday, January 17, 2003 at
Category: General Area
Hi ! I'm planning to move to North Charleston, South Carolina. I have
absolutely no idea about anything about this place. I need to get in touch
with someone who can tell me what the South Rail Road area is like - which
area is nice for single 30 somethings to stay - how expensive is rented
accommodation - i need some basic information to get a feel of things ...
'cos right now I'm totally in the dark ..
-- Lopa Das (firstname.lastname@example.org) - Thursday, January 16, 2003 at
Category: Places to Stay
I am a college student looking for a place to rent in Charleston for the
summer of 2003. There will be four people staying in the apartment. Please
let me know if anyone has any suggestions.
-- Brooks Brown (email@example.com) - Friday, January 10, 2003 at 14:00:15
Category: Travel Tips & Questions
we are considering moving to Charleston and have visited a few times. some
friends however have told us that the heat and bugs in the summer are
unbearable. the heat I can deal with if it is not to humid but the bugs
are another thing . does anyone have any information or opinions ?
-- Gail Williams (firstname.lastname@example.org) - Thursday, January 9, 2003 at
Category: Travel Tips & Questions
Hello, I am planning to visit Summerville the weekend of January 17-the
21st. I ride my horse here at home in Illinois, and would very much like
to visit the Middleton Riding and Hunt Stable in Charleston. Does this
stable give lessons if I should call ahead? Please reply asap. Also, are
there any other stables in Summerville? Thank you
-- Judy Snyder (email@example.com) - Sunday, January 5, 2003 at
A Nov.'02 trip to the Charleston area was our first and, hopefully, will
not be the last. We stayed on Edisto Island and made numerous trips into
Charleston, but loved exploring the Island. We found the "Old Post office"
a fantastic place for dinner with superb seafood and impeccable service.
The locals were helpful in directing us to the plantations, antique stores
(we attended an antique auction at a plantation the day after
Thanksgiving), and sources for excellent seafood and for shelling. The
drive to Beaufort/Hunting Island on Thanksgiving Day resulted in our
eating the holiday meal at the Episcopal Church in Beaufort with other
travelers (from Wisconsin and Florida) as well as local folks of all ages.
It was an incredible experience and is a yearly event. There are so many
historic places to see and so many restaurants to try, we can hardly wait
to return. I do hope this site is updated soon, so that it might be more
helpful to potential visitors.
-- V O (firstname.lastname@example.org) - Friday, January 3, 2003 at 15:55:13
Hello. If anyone has Anson's recipe for low country shrimp and grits,
would you please send it up? I saw a pic in cooking light magazine and am
DYING to try it!
-- Crystal Putnam (email@example.com) - Wednesday, January 1, 2003 at
Category: Travel Tips & Questions
I visited the Isle of Palms area in Charleston in March 2002. I'm wanted
to go back for an extended stay. Does anyone know where I can find
information on rental properties in that area? Any help is greatly
-- Erin Street (firstname.lastname@example.org) - Sunday, December 29, 2002 at 04:28:22
As a native of Charleston, I can tell you that there are far too many
great restaurants to list in the Charleston area. One place that is often
overlooked is the Old Post Office on Edisto Island. It is definitely worth
-- Michael Jackson (email@example.com) - Thursday, December 19, 2002
Category: General Area
As one who grew up in Charleston, I have been amazed for years that people
stand in long lines to wait for a table at Hyman's Seafood. It's just not
good. If you want a great meal, try Peninsula Grill, Slightly North of
Broad, Boathouse (Isle of Palms location), Carolina's, Cypress, or
-- sara harkness (firstname.lastname@example.org) - Sunday, December 8, 2002 at
Category: Things to Do
Recommend the Gullah Tour that you can pick up by the Visitor's Center
(tour boards on John Street). Check the visitor's center for brochure.
Alphonso Brown is a great guide and very entertaining. He showed us a
different side of Charleston. His tour was a definite high point of our
-- Karen Anderson (email@example.com) - Tuesday, December 3, 2002 at
For casual dining, I highly recommend Jestine's Kitchen. Wonderful low
country food - delicious! Save room for dessert! Also recommend the Hominy
Grill on Rutledge & Cannon. We had to wait in line for lunch but it was
well worth it. I'm sure everything is equally delicious here, but I had
the shrimp and grits and would certainly try it again. Next time we'll go
for dinner - different menu, sounds great! Also worth looking up is the
Wreck in Mt. Pleasant. Deceiving from the outside, but the dining room is
cozy with two fireplaces (we were there in November). Seafood is fried or
broiled, and they admit they aren't into red meat, though you can order
it. It's a romantic little place with oil lamps on the tables, and that's
about it for lighting except for the kitchen. You can go outside from the
dining room to see the fishing boats that probably brought your dinner.
Casual place, off the beaten path. Can't say enough about Charleston -
anyone who has been there would understand!
-- Karen Anderson (firstname.lastname@example.org) - Tuesday, December 3, 2002 at
Some friends brought back tee shirts from the Buba Gump Shrimp Co. this
past summer. Can you help me locate any phone no., e-mail address, any
address at all? Unfortunately, my friends can only remember that Buba
Gump's was in Charlston, S. Carolina!
-- Jon Little (Povertyknob45@AOL.com) - Tuesday, December 19, 2002 at
Category: Things to Do
We will be in Charleston on New Years Eve and wanted to know the best
place to go for a New Year's Eve party. We are 40 so we don't really want
a 21 year old club, yet we also don't want the old folks party either. Can
anyone help or offer suggestions? Thanks.
-- Georgiagirl426@aol.com - Sunday, October 27, 2002 12:19 PM
Category: Things to Do
The Islanders Shag Club at Folly Beach opens it's doors to the public who
want to learn the state dance, the Shag. Each Thursday evening the basics
as well as advanced lessons are given. No partner is needed, just your two
legs and a desire to have a good time. We don't care where you are from.
Jane and Donald will have you on your way to shagging is short order. Call
the club at 877-588-9095 for more details See you at the club for a great
-- Michael Burnett - Tuesday, October 22, 2002 1:22 PM
Category: General Comments
my wife and I visited Charleston for the 4th time the weekend of the 4th
of October 2002.....had a lovely time again....stayed at the phoebe pember
house on the outskirts of historic downtown.....i would not recommend
it....the place was not too bad but was just too far out we felt....also
very expensive for what we received...long walk back into the scenic areas
of historic Charleston.....we went to hymans seafood again as we usually
do and we were tremendously disappointed....very very loud.....much louder
than i remember in previous encounters.....food was a 6 on a scale of
1-10....we spoke with some locals a couple of days later and they stated
hymans is really on the way downhill....they recommended a.w. shucks and
"hanks" which is fairly new in town.....had a great meal one evening at
magnolias....fantastic....great atmosphere and the food was reasonably
priced.....i highly recommend the flank steak.....15 dollars and
delicious.....took a ghost tour and really enjoyed it....weather was
oppressively hot during our stay....we plan to go later in the year next
time....cheaper rates and better weather.....we did find a place where we
are going to look into staying next time.....the anchorage inn was
extremely nice and is very new and reasonably priced......it sits right in
the middle of everything and is 30 steps from the water.......but for
shear beauty a walk around the town at night is just unbelievable.....
-- jim waite (email@example.com) - Monday, October 14, 2002 at 19:27:33
Category: General Comments
My husband and I returned to Charleston for the 3rd time last week. We
stayed at the Hampton Inn 2 nights at the Isle of Palms and then switched
over to the Residence Inn in also at the Isle of Palms. We got the same
price for much more at the Residence Inn. We ate at both California
Dreaming and A.W. Shucks for the 1st time and they were both great.
Jestines has gone down-hill since our last visit 4 yrs ago. The prices
were too high for just lunch. We decided not to even try Hyman's this
time, that place is too over-rated. Bocci's was not at all what we
thought. We probably won't eat there again. If you like to shop, there are
lots of neat shops (cheaper than downtown) in Mt. Pleasant. Or if you like
outlet malls, there are a couple of them in Myrtle Beach and 1 at Hilton
Head Island. We also went to the Imaxx Theatre in Charleston for the 1st
time. That was a neat experience but we didn't care much for the Ghost
movie that we saw. Our complaint would be that you can't park downtown
with paying. If you go every day, that can be expensive. But, since we've
been there 3 times, obviously we love Charleston and will probably be back
in a few years.
-- s.ward (firstname.lastname@example.org) - Saturday, October 12, 2002 at 23:18:06
I hope someone can help...My boyfriend and I are planning a move to
Charleston, asap - we would like to stay in a short term rental
(furnished) - perhaps a studio with a kitchenette, in town. After I have
found a job, We would like to find a longterm, unfurnished, 2 bedroom
rental, in town, perhaps a fixer-upper for about $500 - $700/per month. We
have a dog (well trained and polite, but not small) and we will be
bringing him. I have done research on the internet, but most of the
housing is new and although very nice we are looking for something to fix
up and to make our own (in a rental sense). Also I would appreciate it if
someone could tell me how the job market is there - I plan to temp when I
first arrive (as I job hunt), but would really like to know if this sounds
like a plan. Thanks so much for any help
-- Rosalind Richardson (email@example.com) - Friday, October 11, 2002 at
I live in downtown Charleston and would be happy to provide information to
anyone planning to visit the Charleston area (traffic, directions, things
to see,etc.) Edisto Island is a great side trip- it is mostly undeveloped
and there is a lot of great scenery on the way down. It is off the beaten
path, though, about 50 miles from downtown on mostly two lane roads. For
more information: PalmettoDP@aol.com
-- Dale Padgett (PalmettoDP@aol.com) - Wednesday, September 25, 2002 at
Please tell me if there are any cruises departing from Charlston on a
regular basis, year round?
-- Elaine (Tinkcur@yahoo.com) - Monday, September 16, 2002 at 19:09:14
I'm 26, a Northern VA native and currently live in Denver, CO. I'm
planning on moving to Charleston in March 2003. I need all the help I can
get. I would like some information on where to live, how to find a house
to rent, a roommate to live with and best companies to go to for a job.
Web searches have been disappointing. Where do the young happy people like
to live? It's hard to look at rentals on-line when you have no idea what
the area and street names mean. Is there a great real estate company I can
look at on-line that has pictures of houses? Also, how is the economy down
there after 9-11? Denver has been hit hard and jobs are impossible to
find. Is it the same thing in Charleston? What are the major industries in
Charleston? One more thing, what are the names of some great bars and
hangouts? I would really like to get the feel of the scene when i visit in
Feb. Thanks so much for any help you can provide.
-- elaine geiger (firstname.lastname@example.org) - Monday, September 16, 2002
Good Morning!!, Just wanted you to know of a fabulous restaurant I've
found in Washington Sate. This resturant in located in the town of
Steilacom, WA. and is called E.R. Rogers. The resturant is an old
victorian home that has been remodeled into the resturant. The prime rib
is the best you will ever eat!!. Also, the Sunday brunch is something to
die for!!. The location overlooks the Puget Sound with a breathtaking view
of the surrounding area. Truly a fine dining establishment!!.
-- Richard L. Jackson (R-Williams@home.com) - Friday, September 13, 2002
I am looking to find the name of a place to stay that we saw a few
years ago. I beleive it was an old tobacco wharehouse .
-- D Heishman (email@example.com) - Sunday, August 25, 2002 at
I LOVE Charleston. My husband and I just got back after spending a few
days there (7/27-8/2/02) for our first wedding anniversary. Actually, we
went there for our honeymoon, as well, which probably would have been a
disaster if we had stayed at the Folly Beach Holiday Inn where we had
planned on being. Will NEVER stay there ... checked in and checked out.
Luckily we found a room at the Embassy Suites in Charleston. Wonderful
breakfast! Anyway, on this last trip we stayed at the French Quarter Inn
in the historic district. Right next to the Market Place and Tommy Condons.
LOVED IT! Service was first rate; delicious continental breakfast,
refreshments all day, champagne at 4:00, wine and cheese at 5:00 and fresh
baked cookies and milk at 9:00. Couldn't be better and the accomodations
were wonderful. My husband and I would not hesitate to stay there again.
We were doubly fortunate that the hotel was running a special from Sunday
to Thursday. Good price for top quality. The location couldn't be better
and service was supurb.
-- Sarah Phelps (firstname.lastname@example.org) - Monday, August 12, 2002 at 15:04:05
We have not been able to purchase Charleston's American Classic Tea in
the past few months. For well over 15 years we have not had a problem,
usually our Piggly Wiggly or Walmart carried it. Please let me know where
I can purchase. Also why don't they advertise more? It is such a wonderful
tasting tea, and free of pesticides, and the ONLY American grown tea.
-- Glenda Kneece Jarvis (email@example.com) - Monday, July 29, 2002 at
I'm visiting Charleston Aug 1st - 15th 2002. from UK. Can anyone let me
know where live Bluegrass Bands can be found. Many thanks (can't wait) . .
-- Phil Mann (firstname.lastname@example.org) - Thursday, July 11, 2002 at
What college did the George Shinn own in Charleston. Also what year did
he sell the college. I do know that the new college, Philips College,
replaced the name of the old one. Thanking you in advance.
-- Deborah Lynne (email@example.com) Wednesday, July 7, 2002
I have a lovely, large, one-bedroom apartment in historic downtown
Charleston available during Spoleto 2002. Private entrance, off-street
parking, washer and dryer, central heat and air, Internet access, and
DirectTV--within within walking distance of all the Festival's venues.
Experience the charm of Charleston during Spoleto with all the
conveniences of home. Available on a short-term basis or for the duration
of the Festival, at rates more reasonable than downtown hotels and inns.
Call (843)853-2295 for more info or email.
-- Sarah Heatherington (firstname.lastname@example.org) - 05/07/2002
I plan to visit Isle Of Palms in June '02. I need information about dog
boarding in that area. Has anyone had experience in this area? thanks
-- lindy harrell (email@example.com ) - 04/19/2002
I am wanting to take a cruise and was told that Charleston is the
closest place for me to board a ship. Is this true? Does Charleston have a
port that Cruise ships leave out of? Which Cruise lines and how do I get
information? Thanks, any info is appreciated.
-- Debbie York ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) - 04/17/2002
I'm a student at Indiana University and a couple of friends and I want
to come to the Charleston area and work this summer. We're looking for a
oceanfront rental. If anyone could help us with information or a good
place to get info, it would be appreciated.
--Mark Little ( email@example.com ) - 03/25/2002
I live in North Wales, in the UK and will be visiting Charleston SC for
the first time between 1st-15th. August 2002. I am a very keen Bluegrass
fan and would like to know of any concerts, venues in the Charleston area
during my stay. Any advice would be very much appreciated. Regards
-- Phil Mann ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) - 03/20/2002
I am a sophomore at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. I
visited Charleston for the first time during St. Patrick's Day weekend in
2002. The main purpose of my trip was for Corps Day at the Citadel. Little
did I know that I was going to fall madly in love with the town of
Charleston. It is a magical place with such great atmosphere and such a
warm, inviting spirit. My goals in life have completely changed. I no
longer care about what my major is or what career is ahead of me. I simply
want to reside in Charleston, SC and live a simple, happy life. Charleston
brought out the simplicity in me and took away all of my worries and
anxieties. I want to have as much pride in my state as the people of South
Carolina do. I was overwhelmed at how many state flags I saw as stickers,
shirts, belts, hats, and shoes!! Now the question is, "HOW do i get to
Charleston as a college student with NO money?!?!?!" I am thankful for any
suggestions you might have!
-- Natalie ( email@example.com ) - 03/18/2002
Planning a vacation to Charleston in May. We would like to stay on the
beach (Isle of Palms, Folly maybe) in a small one bedroom cottage with a
kitchen. Afternoons will be spent walking and shopping in Charleston. Can
someone tell me which beach is the most suitable for a romantic getaway?
If you know of a realtor, would like information.
-- Joan White (firstname.lastname@example.org) - 03/14/02
A.W. Shucks was great! The food was wonerful and the service was excellant.
Best of all, it was inexpensive. I had the Market Street Platter, and it
was super! We also woul recommend the Charleston Crab House. They are a
little more expensive, but really good too. There hush-puppies are the
-- Jeff & Tammy ( Toy2Tammy@aol.com ) - 02/21/2002
I'm planning to visit Charleston this weekend (2/15-18/02)and understand
that this is "WildLife Weekend. What is "Wildlife Weekend." Hope it's fun!
-- F. Brown ( email@example.com ) 02/13/2002
My wife and I will be in Charleston the end of Feb 02 and would like info
on B&Bs under $125, reasonable seafood restuarants and interesting places
to visit and things to do.How do we secure ou tourist packet?
-- Gene Omernik ( GOKO@Montrose.net ) - 02/02/2002
My husband an I enjoyed a recent trip to Charleston 1/19-21. We stayed in
th Historic District which was very enjoyable. We didn't rent a car but
walked everywhere we went. It was especially enjoyable walking through the
Historic District. Resturants we liked were T-Bonz for lunch one day; it's
located across from the market. We also liked Sticky Fingers for ribs and
beer. Lunch at Diana's was also great. Our favorite resturant was
McCrady's. Excellent menu, food and service. Hank's was a big
disappointment. Food and service were not good at all. We recommend the
carriage ride around the city, The old Exchange building, Fort Sumpter
Memorial, and The Market. We wanted to see the acquarium but were turned
back my the huge crowd taking advantage of the $1 entrance fee over the
Martin Luther King weekend. Next time I'd like to see Charleston in the
spring time; I'm sure its lovely.
-- Cynthia Sobotta - 01/30/02
What are some cruises that leave Charleston, S.C.?
-- EDDIE CASSADA ( SILVERWOLF2005@WEDTV.NET ) - 01/26/2002
Winter 2001 we visited the city and took the most wonderful tour by a
family owned tour company-City of Secession. They even brought their "tour
dog" (a big golden retriever) along. The guide is also an employee at the
historical society, and he knows EVERYTHING about the history of the city
as far as the Civil War is concerned. My husband considered himself an
expert until he talked to this guy - Mike I think was his name. The web
site on the brochure is http://www.cityofsecession.com. We would highly
recommend the tour, and they worked a private tour in for our group, so if
you can't do one of their scheduled tours, ask them for a private tour.
Well worth the money! One of the best yours we took during our 3 days.
-- Nancy - 01/13/2002
My wife and I have been visiting Charleston every year for the last 10
years. One of our favorite stops was Mike Calder's on King Street. Recent
info says that the former "Himself" now has a new establishment in Mt.
Pleasant....does anyone know if Mike's new place has a web site or e-mail
address? Any help will be greatly appreciated.
-- Chris Linck, Chief BTN 2 EGFD ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) - 12/19/2001
A little help, please. We are interested in the Charleston spring garden
tour for '02 where tickets are required for admittance to private home
gardens. How/where can I get info now for the coming event and get tickets
-- Jim ( email@example.com ) - 11/08/2001
We had the misfortune of spending $72 for the candlelight tour of homes
(making a special visit from florida to attend). What a disappointment.
Restoration does not mean slapping many coats of white paint on rotting
wood. There was only one nice house (out of 7). The one owned by the
architect was a fire trap and i would be embarrassed to let anyone know i
lived in it. Almost all those around us were saying how disappointing the
tour was and one lady said she was embarrassed to say that she lived in
charleston and that it had been nice last year. What a disappointment!!!
-- BARBARA ANDERSON ( VEEANDBARB@AOL.COM ) - 11/02/2001
I am looking for a romantic place to spend my honeymoon. I have heard so
many wonderful stories about Charleston and I would love to go. If anyone
has any suggestions about the best places to stay that offers the best of
the beach and the historic areas I would love to here from you!
-- Jennifer ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) - 10/15/2001
We will be staying at wild dunes resort on aug13th 2001 this year and will
visit charleston s.c. can you send us places to visit for the week were
here please. thank you
-- gloria & jim yeazel ( email@example.com ) - 07/05/2001
My fiance' and I are planning to get married next summer (June 2002) on
the Isle of Palms. We want a beach wedding and were hoping that someone
might know of a great beach house for us to rent for the week. Also, any
recommendation of florists, DJs, or wedding cake specialists from recent
brides of the area would be greatly appreciated.
-- Abby ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) - 06/21/2002
My family and I go to Charleston every summer for vacation. We have been
going for about 8 summers now and we have been just about every where in
the Charleston area. We are getting ready to visit again in July 7-14,
2001! Can't wait! Anyway, we stay on the Isle of Palms in a condo on the
beach and it is wonderful. I love it and the beach is very nice. Some
restaurants that we always eat at when we are there and we love are The
Trawler, A.W. Shucks, Hymans, Tommy Condons, and there are some more but
those are what really like. We usually go to Hymans for lunch. I think our
most favorite place to go is to the market on Market St. or all of the
shops on King St. The shops include Abercrombie & Fitch, Victoria Secret,
and a bunch of other shops. It isn't real expensive either. At the market
I love the jewelry. It is so pretty and so inexpensive. recommend that you
go there but it is only open during the day time. There are so many
wonderful things to do in Charleston that I can't even tell them all to
you there are so many. Here are a few things that may interest for the
-- Natasha ( email@example.com ) - 06/11/2001
We come to charleston every year and stay on folly beach.i like the east
side of the island.we eat on the island at the sea shell resturant,which
is located on center street.the service and food is great and along with
the price.went on a boat charter to the morris island lighthose,and this
is a must.if you like shelling,go to morris island and start picking.the
name of the charter is island hoppers and you like crafts the toll booth
is located on folly road right down from the beach.they have all the
crafts from local people.i love the island so much we plan on moving some
time in the near future.
-- mike and cathy smith ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) - 06/06/2001
I am moving to Charleston for 3 months for an internship and I am looking
for a one bedroom furnished apartment or efficiency with a short term
lease . Please Help!!!!!
-- Hollie Brown ( email@example.com ) - 06/05/2001
Does any one know if the Goodwin Group (Virginia Goodwin) is still weaving
authentic reproduction coverlets? How do I find them?
-- Lucinda Anderson ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) - 05/16/2001
My husband and I are former residents of the "prettiest city on earth" and
even though it has been nearly 20 years since we left there I still have a
very special place in my heart for this beautiful and historic city.
Because of our budget we have not been able to return there at all but I
am hoping that sometime this year we will be able to return for at least a
couple of weeks I would like to in the meantime be able to e-mail with
present residents and keep up more of the goings-on in my city, my
hometown(in my heart) of Charleston. I would also like to be able to buy
some memorabilia and art available of and about the city! Hi to everyone
in this beautiful city!
-- Libby and Charlie ( Schmidtemail@example.com ) 05/11/2001
We plan on going to Charlston for the Spoleto Festival from June 2nd to
June 4th. Any suggestions on a place to stay for two people for less than
$80 a night?
-- Anthony and Juanita DeJoseph ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) - 05/16/2001
I need some of the best Restraunts in Charleston South Carolina!!! i need
them by Wednesday!
-- Maggie ( email@example.com ) 04/16/2001
Let me begin by saying I love Charleston. My husband and I first
visited there in 1996, before we were married and returned in 1997 on our
honeymoon, and have visited every year since. We never have enough time,
always leave looking forward to our next visit. My daughter and I visited
last June (2000), it was her first time there and she enjoyed it very
much. We visited Magnolia Gardens and Plantation and the Audubon Swamp
Garden. I highly recommend it. I have been fortunate to be able to visit
several times with friends and am returning next week (Easter weekend) for
three days. I also recommend a visit to the Charleston Museum. And for
civil war buffs a visit to Magnolia Cemetery is a must. If you are into
the night life, there is a very nice martini and cigar bar upstairs from
the Tinderbox tobacco shop. I also highly recommend a night out at Momma's
Blues Palace for you blues fans. You do have to be in the mood for a party
though, because Momma and her husband Dupree are a party couple. Dupree
knows how to play the blues guitar and Momma can belt out a tune like you
wouldn't believe. There son Jojo is a master of the harmonica. They are
located on John St. near the Museum. I also recommend Hyman's for the best
seafood around. And a sunset cruise on the Schooner Pride is a very
enjoyable way to spend an evening. I can't wait to get back next week. It
is always a fun event.
-- Ramona Hovey (RamonaHovey1@aol.com) 4/7/01
My wife and I are likely moving to the Charleston area in early May,
2001. We'd love to find an inexpensive apartment/house near or on the
water and/or beach, perhaps a 1-2 Bedroom/1.5 Bath that will accept two
clean, adult cats. We're hoping to find something that's perhaps attached
to a house or private owner's property, that's not necessarily in an
apartment complex, that a personal owner has, etc., hopefully in the
$500-$650 per month range. I know we may be dreaming to hope to find
something like that, but I thought I'd check around to see if anyone knew
of someone with a place like this. We'd even consider a short-term lease
at someone's vacation rental or somewhere if the price were low enough.
Please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you can help. Thanks!
-- John Michalak (email@example.com) -- 3/19/01
Is there a bluegrass festival this year at Cypress Gardens, near
Charleston. SC Last year it was in April when the azaleas were in bloom.
the music in the swamp garden was great.
-- Bill (wwoolsey @home.com) -- 3/17/01
My fiance and I are planning to honeymoon in Charleston. We're having
trouble deciding whether to stay in the downtown area or near the beach.
Is better to stay at the beach and travel into town or is it better to
stay in town and travel to the beach? Any recommendations for a secluded
honeymoon spot? Thanks!
-- Tracy D (firstname.lastname@example.org) -- 3/15/01
I am going to Charleston to go deep sea fishing. i need to know where
to go and how to make reservations. the name of the boat is thunder Star
and it is off of shem creek. thank you.
-- Demitrus Fletcher (email@example.com) 3/8/2001
Hi, my friend and I are looking for a house/apartment/condo to rent for
the summer, May-August. 2 or 3 bedrooms would be ideal!!! thanks
-- Erin Burnette (firstname.lastname@example.org) 3/6/2001
I am 39 and been going to Charleston (Kiawah) every year since I was 25
and could not afford the more expensive places to eat at first, I found
Cappy's about 5 or 6 years ago and after trying all types of restaurants
in the Charleston area I have found Cappy's to be most consistently
excellent restaurant in the Charleston area at any price. The blackened
prime rib is outstanding as is the selection of seafood. On Johns Island
off of Maybank Hwy it is worth locating. Cappy's is very reasonably priced
compared to many of the tourist oriented places in the area and the
atmosphere is casual enough to have a great time while enjoying very good
-- Mark-Chicago 02/24/2001
To anyone who plans on visiting the Charleston area check out this
place it is called dukes bbq its on highway 76 in Summerville grate food
and reasonable prices I highly recommend it also in West Ashley there is a
very romantic restaurant called California Dreaming they have some of the
best food in town not to bad in price .it is on the Ashley river.
Candy S. (email@example.com) 1/31/2001
Have you ever stayed at the Battery Carriage House? Please tell me how
you liked it.
-- Lynn Roberts (teroberts@mindspring) submitted 1/27/1999
Is there still such an animal? My husband has talked so much about it
when he was attending DUKE but I can't seem to find any information about
it. I'm beginning to think he's making it up! It has to do with a sister
city in Italy and is in the spring. Any information would be helpful.
-- Porter, Karin" (firstname.lastname@example.org) submitted 1/27/1999
Editor's Note: I believe you are referring to the Spoleto Fesitval
which is held during the month of June. You can find more information at
We visited family in charleston from Jan 16,1999 to Jan 23,1999.
Everything was beautiful and you couldnt ask for nicer weather. Having
said that, We came from Northern Calif longing for that southern
hospitality and charm instead we had a very bad experience with rude staff
at the hotel we stayed at which was Inntown suites they completely spoiled
our trip. We are a family of six who travel quite often and have stayed at
various hotels, this by far has been the worst!!The hotel itself was
ok,But the staff couldnt of been ruder if they tried.
-- lynne booker (cadrming) submitted 1/27/1999
My husband and I along with our dear friends visited Charleston some
years back and ate a dish at a restaurant called "The Steam Pot." I'm
trying to duplicate that recipe back here in Tennessee to celebrate our
friends wedding anniversary. Any suggestions?
-- Anonymous submitted 1/27/1999
there was a house on tv recently that used to belong to john s oneal
sometime around the civil war and it had been sold to an afro american
woman and i do not remember her name. do you know anything about this
particular house? it is supposed to have a big O initial in the gates or
ironwork and maybe the lattice . there are supposed to be the
frenchwrought iron features with an O in them? any help locating the house
would be appreciated.. shayne o'neal ford
-- Anonymous submitted 1/27/1999
Would like some information on plantation tours in Charleston. Lodging
around town that would be close to places of interest, most of all
Plantations and prices. Thank you, Julie Q.
-- julie quimby (email@example.com) submitted 1/27/1999
3DLooking for hotel or B and B for under $100/ night in April. Also,
other neat towns around there to visit and stay. Ideas please.. Thanks ,
-- 3DBill Morey (3Dbillmorey@prodigy.com) submitted 1/27/1999
Emeril LaGasse claims the best cheeseburger in America can be found at
Melvin's on Mt. Pleasant. Can anyone vouch for this? I certainly intend to
try it on my next visit.
-- Dale Brown (firstname.lastname@example.org) submitted 1/27/1999
Hello there! Eight of us from Northern NJ are planning a trip to
Charleston for golf (3/30/98 - 4/3/98). We are looking for help in booking
challenging courses. We don't have lodging yet, so we would also
appreciate recommendations on that topic as well. We'd much prefer to stay
as close to the courses as possible and minimize drive time..... If anyone
has any suggestions or recommendations we would surely appreciate hearing
from you! Thanks, Peter D. Kelly
-- Pete Kelly (NJKelly23@aol.com) submitted 1/03/1999
Help !! I am from Fla. and want to get married in Charleston. Could
someone please recommend a romantic place where I could have a horse &
carriage type wedding outside!?! Thank you, Henry
-- Henry D (email@example.com) submitted 1/03/1999
We're looking at going to Charleston the last week of March, 1999. I'm
worried that the trees and flowers will not be in bloom yet, and this may
not be the best time to go. What is it like that time of year in
-- Kim Pilon (firstname.lastname@example.org) submitted 1/03/1999
My grandaugher is attendig college in Charleston and lives on
St.Phillips st.I would be most grateful if i could get any information on
this area, such as crime and is this a good area. thank you very much for
-- R.HALL (email@example.com) submitted 1/03/1999
we are looking for a location that sells emmett kelly figuriens. in
charleston or north charleston. thank you for your help.
-- arlene price (firstname.lastname@example.org) submitted 1/03/1999
I've been to Charleston several times and we make a point to go at
least two or three times a year. Someone who hasn't been to this magical
city can't understand all of the beauty, history, and wonder that it
holds. Everytime we come over there, we take Eddie Macy's ghost tour. This
is an excellent way to learn about the history of the city and the events
that have made it what it is today. We also like to visit the lighthouse
on Sullivan's Island. This is a secluded little spot and is one of
Charleston's best kept secrets I believe. I could go on and on. The
Market, Fort Sumpter, The College of Charleston and The Citadel, The
Battery, and Waterfront Park. All of these contribute to a perfect
atmosphere. So if you have a couple of days, make it a point to vist this
place where the people are extremely friendly, the food is great, and
there is neve a dull moment. I've been to 44 of the 50 states and have yet
to see a place as nice as Charleston, South Caroli! na. William Richardson
-- William Richardson (email@example.com) submitted
Because of our love of Charleston & the most relaxing vacations we've
ever had, my wife & I took the plunge and purchased a vacation/rental
property on Wild Dunes (1998). So far we've been very pleased. The beach,
relative privacy, and proximity of all Charleston offers is an unbeatable
combination. On our last visit, we discovered the pleasures of The
Boathouse. It is located near the channel between IOP and Sullivan's
Island. I would describe it as upscale seafood. The bleu cheese cole slaw
is unique. We're also partial to the Long Island Cafe on IOP.
-- Dale Brown (firstname.lastname@example.org) submitted 1/03/1999
Hello, I love the city of Charleston is the most romantic city in the
US, I have been around the world for 5 years and I will like to live in
charleston, I speak spanish, french and portuges and I will like get a job
using my language skills. thank you for any information ciao!!
-- wilson wilches (email@example.com) submitted 1/03/1999
I am a graduate of West Virginia University with a BS in journalism,
concentrating in advertising and business. I love the south and have heard
wonderful things about South Carolina. I love being near the beach and the
cultural aspects of Charleston. However, I am in search of a good job in
advertising or any related business field. I don't know much about
Charleston, jobwise, so it would be great if someone could give me some
information about the job market and any other helpful info. I would
really appreciate it. Thankyou, Jennifer.
-- Anonymous submitted 1/03/1999
Can anyone recommend a campground in or near the Charleston area? I
will be traveling there March of 99 to visit the Patriots Point Naval
-- Anonymous submitted 1/03/1999
Does anyone know of a good hotel in Charleston or Charleston area that
allows pets? We want to be able to walk around the city or the beach area
-- bjorn (firstname.lastname@example.org) submitted 1/03/1999
Hey People! Just wanted to say that as we speak I'm on vacation in
Charleston for the 3rd time in the last 3 years. I just can't get enough
of this place! Thanks to the great directions I found on this website, I
actually found The Wreck yesterday--I didn't get to eat though because
they are not open for lunch on week days. My family and I are planning to
go back on Friday night for dinner and I'll let everyone know how it was,
I can't wait to try this place out, and by the way WOW the building really
is a WRECK of a place....heeheehee.... Well, happy vacationing! Cynthia
-- Cynthia (email@example.com) submitted 1/03/1999
Could anyone comment of their golf experience(s) in Charleston,
courses, accomodations, packages? Thank you
-- Bill McDougall (firstname.lastname@example.org) submitted 1/03/1999
Hymans': The lobster was too soft, the grilled tuna was not
sufficiently cooked and the cole sloe was flaccid at Hyman's at 2:00 pm on
10/20/98. We will never eat there again and will recommend that others not
-- Anonymous submitted 1/03/1999
My wife and two teens are planning a trip to Charleston arriving on
Thanksgiving Day 11/26. Any suggestions where we may find a good local
resturant that will be open on Thanksgiving? $$ to $$$ B+ or better,
dressy or tie optional any suggestions??
-- dan goss (email@example.com) submitted 1/03/1999
I recently purchased a house at Shadowmoss Plantation. I will be using
this house as a vacation home, one month of the year. The rest of the time
I would like to rent it ona weekly basis through the golf package tours in
the Charleston area. Can you suggest a few of the reputable agencys that
offer this service? Thanks in advance for your help. F. Sisson
-- Fred Sisson" (firstname.lastname@example.org) submitted 1/03/1999
My wife and I are interested in a one bedroom studio with a kitchenette
for the period - arriving on November 18, 1998 and departing the morning
of November 24, 1998. My wife is a beginer golfer and would like to play a
round or two at a 9 hole par course and I'm interested in playing a couple
of rounds at an executive or regulation course. We are both interested in
biking and would like accomadations with a water view
-- Edward O'Sullivan (email@example.com) submitted
10-12-98 I will try and keep this shprt but I have a hard time whenever
I speak of Charleston. We discovered Charleston in 1990 and have gone back
every year since. We have nevewr visited a more beautiful, historical or
friendly city. After visiting 10 times we have decided to retire there in
6 years. We have always had many interesting things to do. Visit the
forts, take a tour (Old South-Red Sash), eat, tour plantations, browse
market street, eat, walk the beaches, visit a museum, tour the homes, eat,
take a bike ride, relax at colonial lake, drive to the Islands, eat, visit
the churches, tour the cememteries, eat, golf, shop,walk-walk-walk.
Did I mention eat? We prefer casual and our favorites (we've tried many)
are California Dreaming, Shem Creek Bar and Grill, T-Bonz in Mt. Pleasant
and for lunch Wild Wings on Market Street. We are usually too tired and
too full for night life but we had a fantastic fun Friday night at Mt.
Pleasants Wild Wings. The food, brew and live shag music (Second Wind) was
a great way to end our 1998 trip. Eric, our waiter made sure of that.
Never a day goes by that my wife and I don't mention Charleston. For two
Michiganders who can"t wait for retirement, thank you people of Charleston
for many memorable vacations. Oh and one more great thing about South
Carolina coastline is 98.9 BREEZE RADIO. Mike and Diane (firstname.lastname@example.org)
-- Anonymous submitted 1/03/1999
We are planning a trip to Charleston in March and neither my husband
nor myself have ever been there. We need some visitor's information and
hope that you will send us that or put us in touch with whoever can.
Try my ghost tour in Charleston! It is Ghost Walk, a name registered
with the Secretary of State for South Carolina! The tour is 1 1/2 hours
long and we tell more stories than any other tour on the market! Plenty of
ghost in Charleston to talk about and we would love to have you on the
tour. Tours are 5 pm from The Mills House Hotel and 7 pm and 9 pm from
TG's, 170 Church St.
-- Anna Blythe (email@example.com) submitted 1/03/1999
I would like to know if any courses offer club rental. If so, which
resorts, the price, and club selection. Thanks!
My husband and I are interested in buying a condo in Charleston. We
spotted some on Legeare(?) Street in historic Charleston. Can anyone give
us information about these condos?
-- Katie H. (kd84819) submitted 1/03/1999
My husband and I just visited Charleston Sept. 20-24, 1998 for the
second year in a row and stayed at the Meeting Street Inn. This charming
Inn serves a Continental breakfast every a.m. and wine and cheese
5:30-6:30 p.m. The Inn keepers were helpful and friendly and steered us to
one of the best restaurants called The Mint Julep. The fried green
tomatoes are a must! Another excellent restaurant was 82 Queen, quite
elegant with a beautiful outdoor garden. We also enjoyed Hymans for
seafood, Bocci's for Italian and Blossoms for their mushroom stuffed
ravioli! We took a horse and carriage tour for two, a little pricey, but
better than being cramped into the larger tour carriages especially on a
hot day. Enjoyed our visit to Boone Hall Plantation and Drayton Hall. A
walk to Waterfront Park in the evening and using the swings was enjoyable.
The best thing about staying in town was that everything was in walking
distance. We also enjoyed the Fall Candlelight Tour of homes in historic
Charleston, put on by the Historic Society. Beautiful homes filled with
antiques, and even met some of the homeowners. Since this was a night
tour, each home had candles outside to guide you to the right house. It
was the best! We will certainly be back to this charming city again. Katie
H. submitted 10/4/98
-- Katie H. (kd84819) submitted 1/03/1999
We're interested in taking a cruise from Charleston to Savannah. Do you
have such a cruise? And how long are you docked at Savannah? Etc.
Planning to relocate in Charleston and would love some information on
areas to live to include cost of living . Prefer nice, family atmosphere
close to the water. I plan on working at MUSC and would like some
information about the University. Thank you for your assistance. Karen.
-- Karen (firstname.lastname@example.org) submitted 1/03/1999
Hello, My family and I are coming to Charleston In September, this is
our second trip and we really enjoy vacationing in Charleston but the this
year we are bringing our small dachshund and what i wanted to know is are
dogs allowed on the beaches? Thanks,HSchmama@aol.com
-- Lisa (HSchmama@aol.com) submitted 1/03/1999
3DI fell in love with Charleston and the Lowcountry the summer afte= r
graduating high school and have been returning as often as possible ever
I prefer to stay on the Isle of Palms (or Sullivan's) to enjoy the beach
AND the old city in a perfect combination. On the islands, my favorite
"soul-cleansing" activity is a walk down the deserted beach before the sun
rises, then the spectacularly beautiful break of day as the sun comes over
the ocean. (For shelling, this is the best time of day, depending on the
tides.) You'll often find yourself alone except for the tiny speck of a
jogger or other savvy guest on the horizon.
As for Charleston itself, there are so many spots, I cannot begin to list
them all. I definitely agree with fellow travelers who suggest a carriage
tour for orientation and WALKING South of Broad. I often park at the
garage at the corner of King and Queen Streets for a nice central location
near the Market, King Street shopping and the walk to the Battery.
Restaurant suggestions are varied, but I, too like 82 Queen, Poogan's
Porch (try lunch for the same basic menu at better prices), and
Magnolia's. Although service can be a bit slow, Garibaldi's in the market
is also reliably good.
An addiction I have had for years are the pralines and especially the
glazed pecans at Market Street Sweets, on the north side of the market.
Some out of the way suggestions for those with extra time:
=80 For nature lovers, there is a remarkable swamp boardwalk about 30-4= 5
minutes from Charleston near Goose Creek managed by the Audubon Society,
The Francis Biedler (sp?) Forest. The walk is easy and the forest is
=80 For an extra special hidden spot, find Magnolia Cemetary, just up the
river from the city. Check local maps, but it is off whatever street East
Bay becomes heading up river. This is an amazing spot (actually more than
one cemetary) with incredible monuments and mausoleums in a setting of
huge live oaks strewn with moss right on the river. I HIGHLY recommend it.
=80 The drive down U.S. 17 to Beaufort (or even to Savannah for dinner) is
also beautiful, with lots of side spots to explore, such as Edisto Island
where the shelling is usually abundant on the State Park end of the
island. (Edisto is where I spent my first night in the Lowcountry, camping
at the park at 17.)
=80 Off the beaten path in Charleston proper is Colonial Lake, a mostly
residential area, but worth a drive through.
=80 Magnolia and Middleton gardens are almost otherworldly in late Marc= h
and early April when the azaleas are in bloom. I tend to think the gardens
are much more the point than the houses, but Middleton Place does have a
nice (if brief) tour. At Magnolia, take a break and rent a canoe for a
quiet time on the marsh pond next to the river (usually very private, as
no one else seems to do this). The water is very shallow, so there are no
problems for inexperienced canoeists.
=80 If you aren't staying on the islands, it is still worth your time to
drive through Mount Pleasant (take the old roads, not the new connector),
take side streets to see the old homes in Mt. Pleasant, drive across the
Ben Sawyer bridge to Sullivan's and the Isle of Palms. You can spend a few
hours at the beach at Isle of Palms, or simply drive the two islands to
see the wonderful beach houses, new and old. On Sullivan's there is the
light house and Ft. Moultrie. On your return, dine at Shem Creek (NOT the
Trawler...try Ronnie's, R.J.'s or one of the others).
I'll stop there, but I must say, as a frequent traveler, Charleston and
the Lowcountry is probably my favorite spot on earth. =09
-- 3DDBurnley (3DBurnDan@aol.com) submitted 1/03/1999
We will be vacationing with another couple next month in Myrtle Beach.
Prior to that we will be visisting Charleston for 2 nights and want to
make the most of our time there. Please recommend:
1. A lovely inn/hotel/B+B in the historic area that will awaken our
senses, as well as be convient for exploring!!
2. Please also recommend restaurants for not only dinner, but also
breakfast and lunch
3. Any other suggestions would be great!!
-- Judy and Jack - Pittsburgh, Pa. (email@example.com) submitted
One of my graduates asked me to find a reference to "Beach Boogie Blues
Satellite Network" located in Charleston. Can anyone help me with a
telephone number or E-Mail address?
Many Thanks, Roy Blair Director School of Broadcasting
My name is Sergio Sanchez, from Spain. My fiancee and I are now planning
our honeymoon tour across Southeastern USA to take place in March, 1999.
We would like to spend a couple of days in Charleston, and would deeply
appreciate any suggestions as to where we should stay and what we should
not forget to visit.
This will be a very special trip in our lives and we want it to be as
romantic as possible. Maybe an old B&B inn in the historic district would
be our best choice, but we are not sure as we have never been there before
nor know anyone who had.
We are not looking for a fancy hotel or a luxury suite, we want something
cozy and warm in the $100 night for two range.
Looking forward to hearing from all of you soon. Thank You.
Sergio Sanchez & Ligia Andres. Benicarlo, Spain (firstname.lastname@example.org)
RE: to Brian's question 5/20/98 about what the rooms are like at the
Quality Inn Downtown Charleston on Calhoun Street. They are quite breezy
right now. The hotel is under major re-development. All the Exterior walls
have been removed. Obviously the property is closed and is expected to
reopen spring 99. The Hilton off Montague Avenue in North Charleston is a
nice property. A lot of business people like to stay there because I hear
their rates are reasonable and it still has decent access time (about 10
Min) to downtown. They also have two shuttle vans. But keep in mind
Charleston has numerous good properties. It depends on what level and
price of accommodations you desire.
-- Steve (Webmaster@touristpack.com) submitted 1/03/1999
I'm sorry. Your Travelogue appears to be hopelessly out of date. Maybe
I'm wrong, but even so, feel I must educate some of these kind people who
have written about their experiences.
I live in Charleston and have spent most of my life here. I've also lived
in Washington DC and Atlanta GA for some periods of time and have had the
priviledge of traveling througout Europe. It has been my good fortune to
dine in some of the world's finest restaurants and to have been exposed to
a wide range of delightful dining experiences from pubs in the English
countryside, to Mama and Papa run trattorias in Tuscany, to hole in the
wall Mexican and Cuban Restaurants frequented where we were the only table
not speaking Spanish---despite the fact we were thousands of miles from
any border. I love food. Correct that. I love all good food---from
Escargot at a four star Paris restaurant with a waiter behind every chair
to the juiciest cheeseburger served in a working man's greasy
spoon--anything, as long as it's the best representation of what it
attempts or claims to be as is possible.
I should also add that I come from a long line of good cooks and I like to
think that I'm improving on my culinary heritage. That having been said, I
believe that I am qualified to make some observations and recommendations
to the fine people who frequent this site.
First of all, please, please, please, remember these two important terms:
self-promotion and frozen seafood. These are terribly important when
considering two restaurants that are mentioned in almost every letter,
Hyman's Seafood and Poogan's Porch.
To the lady who couldn't get in, don't worry it wouldn't have been worth
it if you had been swept to the front of the line.
Hyman's claims to have been voted the best for seafood in Charleston, but
from what I know, they ran their own ballot. No one I know who lives here
eats there, unless they are going for quantity and bargain-basement
pricing vs. quality and freshness. For seafood I would recommend going
East of the Cooper to The Boathouse Restaurant. It is fabulous. But, a
word of warning, MAKE RESERVATIONS. It may be a hassle, but when you get
there you'll know why. The Wreck is also good, but the price's are not as
cheap as one would expect. Still it's as fresh as it should be in it's
shrimp dockside location--unlike some of it's neighbors. Another good
choice on Shem Creek is Slightly Up the Creek. There are also a few good
places on Sullivan's Island, but I haven't eaten there recently so ask
Poogan's Porch may have been okay ten year's or so ago when they first
opened, but the some food was virtually unpalatable the last time I ate
there. I ordered She-Crab soup, a local specialty that I make myself, and
was able to stand my spoon up in the middle of the bowl. Unfortunately,
this was not an indication of a generous amount of crab meat in the
recipe. The soup was so thick and lumpy with flour--the were actually
white, dry, uncooked lumps of the stuff throughout--that it resembled
aspic or opaque jello. I was unable to find more than one eighth of an
inch strand of a piece of what may have been crab or some other fish in
the soup, the rest was all flour and water and salt with some other
unknown quantities that provided a pale color.
Poogan's promotes itself as on of the oldest purveyors of traditional low
country cooking in the area. I is certainly their right to do so.It's
called advertising. But, if you want really good low-country cusine go
somewhere else. If you're on a budget, try Jestine's or AIice's Fine
If you'd like a nicer dining experience I can reccomend 82 Queen, Anson's,
Magnolia's and--one of my favorites--Slightly North of Broad. If you
really want a treat, make reservations for the Peninnsular Grille. It is
expensive, but well worth it. All of the seafood is fresh too. Nothing
frozen here. If you like fine Italian, Fulton Five is a must, but
reservations are a good idea as it's small and intimate. Again, only the
freshest and best food. Other good, but less expemsive spots are The
Bookstore Cafe, Baker's Cafe---great brunch---, Zebo's, Sermet's, La La
Luci and Arizona's--for Southwestern.
I know I'm leaving out lots of fine people and restaurants that I love,
but I can't spare any more time. I would recommend reading the Thursday
issue of The Post&Courier and looking at the restaurant listing there,
it's very informative and up to date. I'm delighted everyone likes
Charleston as much as they do and would like to think that I could make
their experience that much better. Thanks for the space.
-- P.P.S. (golddogmom) submitted 1/03/1999
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Gill and I went to Charleston between Thursday 29th July and Sunday 2nd
August 1998. We had a really lovely time staying at the Barksdale House
Inn which was excellent. The service was first class we had breakfast in
our room served on a silver tray. A wonderful centrally located Inn which
didn't charge the earth. We visited all the touristy sites including Boone
Hall Plantation which was fascinating but rather overpriced at $10 per
person. The house was rebuilt in 1935 and is therefore considerably
younger than our home in England. The present owners live in the property
and so tourists only get to see the ground floor. The slave street is
extraordinary and they have plans to develop this area further and give
tourists a real insigt into what life for the slaves was actually like.
I read a number of travelogue entrees before going to Charleston and took
the advice of some of the correspondence. Based on our visit I'd make the
1. Do go to Hyman's for excellent sea food and fair prices.
2. Do not go to 82 Queen. We got hot and bitten by bugs, sitting outisde.
The food was good but expensive and we felt rushed by our waitress and
unable to relax.
3. Try taking a good guide book and driving round the historic district
south of Broad Street. The roads are quiet and there is an architectural
treat at every turn.
4. If you want to indulge your creative side try Wired & Fired a trendy
cafe / workshop where you can paint pottery whilst enjoying a beer or a
coffee. Be careful to cost out all items, one guy spent over $60 on two
dog bowls!!! But it was fun and they were unique.
Last year we went to New Orleans for a similar break whilst our son was
looked after by his granny Annie , grandad Dave and aunties Jenny and
Susie. Charleston was less electic and alive but far safer and easier to
explore. I hope you enjoy your visit as much as we did. Matthew Milburn
-- Matthew Milburn (Milbs@Compuserve.com) submitted 1/03/1999
We are planning a trip to the Charleston area, and would like to rent a
condo on the beach. Anyone have any suggestions on which area (Folley
Beach, Isle of Palms, etc) is best for a family vacation? We would like
something that's not greatly crowded, and is casual/relaxed/friendly.
Thanks for any help. 8/1/98 email@example.com
Trying to find information on Christmas in Charleston. Looking for a
child free wine food and spectacular surroundings. reply to
I plan on visiting a friend in Charleston the first week in August. But
she will be at work during the day and I was wondering if anyone had any
insight on some interesting things to do alone (laying out on the beach
only goes so far). I look forward to learning about the city's history,
along with learning some things about myself. I appreciate your help!
-- Maryann Divina (firstname.lastname@example.org) submitted 1/03/1999
My husband & I are planning a short trip to Charleston this December. I
would like the names of a couple of nice but relatively inexpensive B&B's
or hotels to stay at. Also, if someone could give me the name of one or
two good restaurants to visit, I would appreciate it. I have seen the name
Poogan's a lot. Thanks for the help!!
-- D. Bush (email@example.com) submitted 1/03/1999
I would like to get hold of the Charleston Chamber of Commerce. Do they
have an e-mail address? Thank You. Lori Klein
-- Lori Klein (firstname.lastname@example.org) submitted 1/03/1999
Hello, My name is Paul von Wittgenstein and I was wondering if you
could tell me where/who I would contact to have 'hard-copy' travel guide
and vacation planning information sent to me. and I am very interested in
spending some holiday time in the Charleston area. Its beautiful and seems
rich in history. Thanks in advance for your help. Paul v.W.
My husband and I will be visiting Charleston Aug. 23 thru the 26. Never
been before. We would love to rent a place nearby for a reasonable rate.
Would handle with care...any takers?
-- Martha Otte (email@example.com) submitted 1/03/1999
I'm planning a 3 night family trip to the charleston area during 8/98
which includes my husband, two toddlers (under 3) as well as some extended
family members. We will be staying at Wild Dunes but would like to spend
one day in Charleston. Would love suggestions on hitting the highlights of
the area in a short time... tours, sights etc. Which carriage tours are
best? Love GOOD FOOD, but most options need to be kid friendly. Are there
any good,reasonable restaurants at Wild Dunes...How about Tradewinds? And
what's the real truth about the Wreck? What about golfing outside of the
pricey resort courses and good fishing for my dad? Any suggestions are
-- G. Floyd (firstname.lastname@example.org) submitted 1/03/1999
We vacationed in Charleston June 29 - July 2, 1998. What a wonderful
place, we didn't want to leave. We stayed at the Boardwalk Inn at the Wild
Dunes Resort on the Isle of Palms. Their beaches are unsurpassed. We had
lunch at the Wild Wing Cafe, great selection of wings. For a great dining
experience visit J.Bistro in Mount Pleasant. Besides the great tasting
food, the menu and presentation were fantastic. We took a carriage ride.
It was very enjoyable and we learned a lot of history. For an
unforgettable experience go sailing on the Schooner Pride. We took the two
hour sunset cruise and loved it. Charleston has something for everyone.
-- Tina (email@example.com) submitted 1/03/1999
We have a friend who has had an heart attack in a near by city in SC.
He has been transported to a Charleston S.C. hospital. We understand the
hospital has University in its name. The telephone operator was not able
to help us. Do you know of such a hospital? Thank you, Bob Killelea
-- Bob Killelea (firstname.lastname@example.org) submitted 1/03/1999
To whom ever receives this, I am very interested in going to the
college of charlston. I have but one problem I can not find them on the
Internet. If yuo have or could get their internet address for me I would
be much obliged. Thank you Bill Smith
Hello! I am a french writer and journalist, living in Paris, and I
would like to know more about the jewish community. My husband and I think
to be in Charleston end of July or beginning August. Who could tell me
which persons I could contact? For advance, thank you a lot. Mrs Michele
Can anyone tell me about a boat called "Silver Dolphin" located at the
Ripley Light Marina .I needd a phone number if possible Thanks
-- Veronica (email@example.com) submitted 1/03/1999
We will be visting the Charleston area from July 25 to Aug 2. Are there
any 5k runs scheduled in the area?
-- Chris Tilton (firstname.lastname@example.org) submitted 1/03/1999
We just spent our honeymoon in Charleston (6/2-6/9) and had a wonderful
time! We traveled by train from NYC - took about 12 hours, most of which
we spent sleeping. It is a good way to travel if you don't want to drive
long distances and don't feel like flying. We stayed at the Indigo Inn,
had a very nice room and found the staff to be very helpful. We were
within walking distance to most everything, but got a little wilted by the
heat the 1st few days we were there - the heat index was about 105! My
husband's favorite restaurant was, without a doubt, Hyman's - we ate there
3 times that week! Captain Stacks was a little lacking in the service area
and had way too much in the hot sauce area (the chef was experimenting
with EXTREMELY hot sauces the night we were there - he has since stopped
we hope :-) We went on 2 carriage rides and thankfully got 2 separate
routes in the lottery. The ghost walk was a neat thing to do, but make
sure that you have comfy shoes! We also rented a car and went to Magnolia
Plantaion - I found the house tour to be very informative and the train
ride a nice way to see the ground in the VERY hot weather. I can't really
say it is the best plantation, as it was the only plantation we went to! I
have been raving about the city since we have returned and look forward to
returning sometime in the near future!
-- Mae (email@example.com) submitted 1/03/1999
We took our trip to Charleston with our two very young sons from May 30
through June 6, 1998. The beach on the Isle of Palms is beautiful. (highly
recommended) The Audobon Swamp Garden was really cool and there are no
mosquitos, in case you were wondering. (recommended) We took a tour of
Charleston harbor under sail power on the schooner Pride. (highly
recommended find them at the City Marina) We toured The Charleston Tea
Plantation, the only tea grown in America! given the first Saturday of the
month May through October. (If you're a tea drinker highly recommended) We
stopped to see the Angel Oak on the way back from the tea plantation, it
is worth the stop. It is estimated to be over 1400 years old and it is a
sight to behold. (highly recommended) If you are a train buff or have kids
with you check out The Best Friend of Charleston museum right behind the
Visitors Center in downtown Charleston. (recommended) We love shrimp! So
if your interested in hearing about our shrimp experiences read on.
Hyman's is by far the best seafood restaurant in the area! Their ads say
come early or late which is good advice. It is worth it to plan ahead to
be able to eat there. Go ahead and try the Boiled Peanuts don't be afraid,
they are good. (extremely highly recommended) Sullivans on Sullivans
Island is pretty good. (recommended) Angel Fish on James Island has a wide
variety of fresh healthy food (not a seafood restaurant), we did not have
any shrimp there but what we did have was very good. (highly recommended).
The Charleston Crab House on the Wapoo River was good and had a great view
of the river and drawbridge that our boys really enjoyed. (recommended)
Now for our version of the Wreck, it was easy to find and if you like to
sweat (no air conditioning) and enjoy the aroma of a seafood processing
plant while you dine you will love The Wreck. Besides that the grilled
shrimp was excellent but the fried shrimp tasted like it was cooked in
very old oil that had already been used to fry a lot of fish. (If your
nose doesn't work and you like non-fried food recommended, otherwise avoid
it) California Dreaming was a major disappointment we had been there about
5 years ago for the first time and were not impressed, but after having
many people rave about it we tried again with the same disappointing
results. It is a chain restaurant with that look and feel. (not
recommended) Overall our trip was wonderful, we want to move there! Kevin
and Angela Avery
-- Kevin & Angela Avery (firstname.lastname@example.org) submitted 1/03/1999
We just returned after a week long visit to the Charleston area and
would like to recomend two lovely B%=FD&B around the city. One, at=
McClellansville, a real village is called "Village B&B" at 333 Mercantile
Road (843-887-3371). Best thing is to ask for directions at Graham's
Grocery. A lovely place situated in a dream-like village. The other is an
historic waterfront building at Beaufort, the Cuthbert House Inn
(800-327-9275). This one is a real piece of architectural preservation and
perfect taste! While in Charleston, we tried a few restaurants and were
pleased at Mint Julep but not impressed by the very pretentious
Carolinas's. For a light pleasant meal try Zebo's Brewery at King's
Dr. Erica Hoffer
Poison Information Center
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-- Erica Hoffer"
We were married in Charleston last June at the Charleston Chapel for
Weddings on Ashley Avenue. We highly recommend the chapel to anyone
planning a wedding in this beautiful city.
-- Angela (email@example.com) submitted 1/03/1999
Hi everyone, I hope asking questions like the following is appropriate
for the travelogue. My wife and I are taking a vacation away from the
kiddo the end of this month and will spending 6 days in the Savannah/
Charleston vicinity. We'll have two nights in Charleston per se, and, as
we don't tend to put our money in our hotel rooms, and we must have a
swimming pool, we're staying at the Howard Johnson Riverfront. AAA gives
it 3 diamonds, but is there anything particularly bad about it we should
know? Also, we love it eat international and want to stay away from
variations on american/continental/California cusisine. Based on
recommendations from a "Go Carolina" website we plan on dinners at a
Spanish restaurant, Andalucia, a New Orleans style restaurant, La Tasha's
and/or an Indian place called Taste of india. Any comments? For breakfast
we might like to try at least one "southern" homestyle experience. Any
suggestions? Also are any of the coffee house breakfast spots in the
Historic District to be preferre over on another? And finally, if we do
lunches we've picked Alice's Fine Foods and Aaron's. Any thoughts on that?
Thanks for any input you can give. Michael Warren Santa Cruz, CA plan to
-- Michael Warren (firstname.lastname@example.org) submitted 1/03/1999
5 June98, We are owners of a villa at Kiawah, so Spring and autumn is
spent on the island. Charleston, for the many times, each week, we go into
eat is a new adventure. Ansons, 82 Queen, Magnolias, Poogans, Celias are
ALL excellent. Same with several over in the Shem Creek area. Tour the
homes,we never miss the chance to do so. But to see the city, WALK, WALK,
WALK. Plenty of time to golf when I retire, see the beach. Be on the
-- Bob & Jan McBride (email@example.com,edu) submitted
Just returned from a week at Wild Dunes(May 16 to 23rd) The beaches
were great again and the weather hot and sunny. Found the best fried green
tomatoes in Charleston at Jestine's on Meeting Street. We were up and down
King Street & East Bay checking the menu's and finally found them at
Jestine's. They were the best. The meals coming from the kitchen were not
shabby either. Heaping plates full of fried chicken (6.95). We also went
to Shem's Creek for dinner. RB's was very nice. The same people own
Ronnie's, RB, Noisy Oyster, and Cappy's. Gilligan's (across the Connector)
just opened and was also enjoyable out on the patio. Charleston as usual
was beautiful, Rainbow Row, the battery. Can't wait to visit again.
-- Regina & Dave Blyshak, Pittsburgh (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Although I only live 25 miles from Charleston and don't qualify as a
tourist (except in the eyes of a few South of Broad bluebloods) I have to
put in my 1 1/2 cents worth concerning what is a "locals" restaurant and
what is a "touristy" restaurant in Charleston
I don't want to address the "quality" of these establishments because
opinions differ so widely. But "The Wreck" in the old village of Mt.
Pleasant is certainly NOT an internet-driven tourist trap as one visitor
thought. It is a locals joint. It is consciously, however, modeled after
the "real thing" - Bowen's Island Restaurant on the far end of James
Island right before you get to Folly Beach. Other local, somewhat rustic,
seafood establishments include The Edisto Motel just south the Edisto
River on Highway 17, and the See Wee Grill north of Mt. Pleasant on
Highway 17. At both The Wreck and Bowen's Island you will be served on
paper plates. At Bowen's you will not have a waiter or waitress and if
you're lucky you will have a surly counter person - it is part of a fifty
year tradition. At both places you will find delicious seafood. If you
must have your food on a real plate with vegetables and other
distractions, I would recommend Edisto Motel and See Wee.
As for more formal dining, locals go to Carolina's on East Bay, Restaurant
Million on Unity Alley, Peninsula Grill in the Planters Inn, Elliott's in
the Francis Marion Hotel, and The Woodlands up in Summerville. And when
they go, they wear a coat and tie (even at lunch). You will not be turned
away for not wearing a tie, but you might feel a little underdressed.
Luckily, there are several great restaurants which are rather casual,
somewhat moderately priced, and serve sophisticated faire to mostly local
followings. These include Stono Cafe on Maybank Highway on James Island,
Slightly up the Creek on Shem Creek in Mt. Pleasant, Cafe Suzanne on Folly
Beach, and (if you're up for the drive) The Old Post Office on Edisto
Locals never, and I mean never go to Hymans or The Trawler for seafood.
And rarely anymore do they venture into Poogans Porch or A.W. Shucks
(despite the billboards on the outskirts of town that brag "Where the
locals eat.") Again, I am not commenting on the quality of these
restaurants - just pointing out where the locals congregate. OK. I can't
resist - the food at The Trawler is inedible.
-- William McIntosh (WmMcI@aol.com) submitted 7/6/98
Wondering if anyone knows about the rooms at the Quality Inn in
downtown Charleston on Calhoun St.? And the Hilton on Montagoue? Thanks
-- BrianERDoc (BrianERDoc@aol.com) submitted 5/20/1998
We live in Southern California and visited Charleston May 6 -10, 1998.
We stayed in a B&B so we ate only lunch and dinner out. Our favorite by
far was 82 Queen. We are in our mid-70's so picked places less noisy and
crowded. 82 Queen suited us perfectly. Found out that the key was early (7
PM) reservation and dress better (coat and tie). We're seated in nice room
and served a wonderful meal. Saw later arrivals seated in noisy patio.
Also other days had a great too much lunch at Magnolias. And good lunch
with local friends at Slightly North of Broad. Then another good light
lunch at Mike Calders Pub. We picked the best! You would not be unhappy
with any of the above. Only wore necktie or jacket that one time. One
night dinner at Hymans. Very crouwded, noisy and long wait, but food OK.
May is part of high season and all of town was very crowded. We would go a
different time of year next time. B&B where we stayed was very beautiful
and unique. Only 3 bedrooms. Kitchen included and food ready for preparing
and serving yourself, when you want. Charge based on number of bedrooms
used. A beautifully restored carriage house. Like staying in a large home
in the 1800's. Wortham House, 54 Montigu St., Owner - Betsy Johnson (843)
723-4668. The taxis were great, only $3 to $3.50 to go from the B&B to
downtown Charleston. Hank Wattson
-- Patrick Wattson (email@example.com) submitted 5/17/1998
I am very interested about employment in your area. I have searched the
net for a name of a daily newspaper in your area with no luck. Can you and
would you please e-mail me the name of daily newspaper and/or how to
contact the chamber of commerce. More specifically the name of automobile
dealerships in charleston. Any help that you can give to any or all of my
inquires would be deeply appreciated. God Bless and Thank you.
-- Mark Lerner (Markcar@webtv.net) submitted 5/16/1998
Editor's Note: The local Charleston newspaper, The Post and Courier, is
online at http://www.charleston.net/
My sister lives on the Isle of Palms. She and her husband celebrate
their 25th wedding anniversary tomorrow. I would like to give them a gift
certificate for a nice moonlight cruise on a nice 50-60Ft sail boat in
Charleston. We have a beautiful boat here on Cape Cod, MA called the
Liberte. The boat is esquisite! They take folks out in the evening from
6-9 P.M. for a lovely sail. You bring your own hordeurves, but they sell
the wine. Is there something like this in Charleston? Thanks for any help
you can give me.
-- Musika44 (Musika44@aol.com) submitted 5/12/1998
We are staying overnight in Charleston on May 29, 1998. When we went to
try and make reservations we realized that the 29th falls right in the
middle of the Spoleto (sp?) festival. The only affordable room we could
find was at the Days Inn Historic District. I was hoping someone could
give me an idea what the hotel is like. I realize it will not be the
height of luxury, but I wanted to get an idea what to expect. Thanks to
anyone who can help.
-- Tom (firstname.lastname@example.org) submitted 5/7/1998
I live in Atlanta, Georgia and would like to obtain information on
Garrett High School's Class of 1978 - 20 year reunion. If a reunion will
be taking place, who to contact, etc. Please contact me with any
information. Thanks! Angel Fusco Livingston.
-- Angel Livingston (email@example.com) submitted 5/3/1998
Has anyone stayed at the Thomas Lamboll House B & B? My wife and I are
considering booking a room there, but we've never been to Charleston and
it's so difficult to pick a place to stay just by browsing the internet.
-- T. Farkas (firstname.lastname@example.org) submitted 5/1/1998
My husband and I love the Charleston area. For the past 3 years we have
spent a week on Isle of Palms(we like the beach too) To make our trip
perfect we would have to include our two Golden Retrievers (they have much
better manners then our children) We have been unable to locate rentals
that allow dogs. Could you please help? We would like to find something
for the first week in June 1999
-- Patsy Blevins (Patsy.Blevins@mail.state.Ky.US) submitted
To those who enjoy good seafood:
I have read a few of the comments concerning The Wreck, and the most
negative thing I've heard is that no one can find it. Well, here are some
directions for those of you who are directionally challenged.
Coming from Charleston, come over route 17 as you would if you were going
to Patriots Point. Go past it and continue on until you come to the Shem
Creek bridge. Go over and make sure you are in the right hand lane. You'll
see the neon lights for the big flashy restaurants. Ignore them, they are
not half as good as the Wreck. The first street you come to is Mill St.
You do not want to make that turn. 17 bends to the left. If you bear to
the right you will take a street called Whilden St. If you pass a gas
station of your right with a green sign, you've gone to far. Take a right
on Live Oak Dr.. Then you want to make a right on Bennet St. That will
bend to the right and lead you to Haddrell St. Make a left on Haddrell and
go to the end of the road. (Take a look at the houses here, huge and
gorgeous!!!) At the end of the road you will see a "wreck" of a place on
the right. There will be one porch light on outside and no other signs
telling you this is it. There is a huge sliding door on the front and you
can see some of the insulation sticking out on the side. If you look
around the corner of the shack you can see a trawler moored on the creek.
There is no electric lighting and you can usually catch a real nice breeze
in the summer... when they take down the clear plastic walls.
If you do decide to try and find the Wreck, take cash or a check. Credit
cards are not accepted. I found this out the hard way. However the owner
is one reason this place is so great. When I told him all I had was credit
card I expected to be washing plates the rest of the night (but then I
remembered that they use paper plates) he took down my name and address
and said to mail it to him. Being from the North, I was quite taken back
by his generosity and understanding. That just doesn't happen in the D.C.
area. Anyway, I came back the next day and settled my bill in cash, with a
very generous tip. He remembered me and thanked me for coming back in
If you enjoy fresh seafood, then this is the place. If you want to see the
boat they catch it in, take a stroll out back. This place is very relaxed.
You sit in deck furniture and eat off huge paper plates. After each meal
they throw your paper table cloth away. If your looking for a refined
meal, this ain't it. If you're looking for a place to go and have great
seafood and relax by oil lamp, this is it. Just circle what you want on
the menu and hand it to your waitress. They aren't dressed up and don't
wear suits or ties. But they are the most pleasant staff you'll find in
the low country.
-- Leonard, William" (LeonardW@TROY.com) submitted 5/1/1998
I found an attractive envelope at my hotel that was full of coupons
that saved us money on several of the things we wanted to see and do. The
envelope has a picture of St Phillips Church on the front. All the coupons
were colorful and easy to understand. We used the ones from Captain Stacks
Resturant, a carriage ride, the Old Exchange, Magnolia Plantation and some
shopping ones. These were all quality places. The envelope front said,
"Charleston South Carolina Free Valuable Coupons" I was surprised that
these savings were bigger than other discount offers we saw around town. I
suggest you get one for yourself and look inside. There was so much we
couldn't do it all.
-- Steve (email@example.com) submitted 4/25/1998
Just returned from Savannah and Charleston and I LOVE THE SOUTH! I want
to return and see all that I missed. I recommend the area to all. Visted
Boone Hall (an many other places) and was told move 'North and South'
filmed at Boone Hall (exterior shots). Also another movie but can't
remember the name. This movie starred an African-American (?). Scenes also
in house on South Battery which we visted on House and Garden Tour. Can
you please tell me the name of the movie? Thank you Mary Sicard
-- mary sicard (firstname.lastname@example.org) submitted 4/22/1998
Hi! I have just recently been accepted into the medical university of
south carolina in charleston. I am moving there in july or august 1998. I
live in Illinois and I need to find somewhere to live close to the
university! I want to be safe! And live in a nice area! The funds are low,
but I am flexible! Can you help?
-- heather bausell (email@example.com) submitted 4/21/1998
I am a student at the University of Kentucky and I am doing a paper on
the city of Charleston. The information on the Internet is great, but I
need more in-depth facts about the cost of living. I know this sounds
awkward but, can you tell me how much a gallon of milk is in Charleston?
I've been to Charleston a few times and I absolutely loved the area. Any
information or Internet links that you can provide are greatly
appreciated. Thank you. (4-17-98)
-- Christy Eichler (firstname.lastname@example.org) submitted 4/17/1998
I am looking for an item I hope can be found in your area. It is called
I believe, a Slave Garden Marker or Plantation Field Marker. It is a
brownish stone, shaped like the Ten Commandments tablets only it is 8"
square. It has raised dots or symbols. I am very interested in learning
anything about these and most especially, where I might find one. 4/16/98.
-- Lori Speed (email@example.com) submitted 4/16/1998
Tring to get a number or registration information about a Large Soccer
Tournament in Charlston S.C. on Memorial Day weekend. Can you send me a
number or the information on this tournament. Thank You! Terry
-- Terry Frattini (firstname.lastname@example.org) submitted 4/15/1998
We just returned from Charleston and loved it (4/98). We stayed at the
John Rutledge Inn which was very nice though a bit pricey. It's very well
located and if you stay there be sure to request a room in the main house.
The two carriage houses just do not have the charm of the main house. The
best restaurant we found was Penninsula Grill which had innovative
southern food. Mint Julep was very good and Poogan's Porch was fun for
lunch.Louis's was a bit disappointing ,but still worth trying. We found
the Wreck(just call and ask for directions!) and it was well worth the
trip. Go there for lunch and then drive a bit further to tour Fort
Moultrie and Boone Hall Plantation. Be sure to go to Middleton Place with
its magnificent gardens and spectacular location above the water. The
restaurant at Middleton was nice for lunch. Pass on Magnolia Gardens which
was poorly maintained and had the air of a tacky amusement park. The swamp
garden, which is a separate admission, was very interesting and worth
going to. One of the highlights of our trip was a stay at Cassina Point
Plantation on Edisto Island not far from Charleston. The old plantation
house has been beautifully restored by the Earnshaws and they are gracious
hosts. There are four lovely guest rooms and the scenery around the house
is beautiful. We took a canoe from the dock outside the houise into the
waterways and channels nearby and saw a school of dolphins. It was
amazing. We also loved Jekyl Island Club Hotel which is further down the
coast past Savannah. It's an elegant and historic hotel on a picturesque
-- Audrey barris (email@example.com) submitted 4/14/1998
Has anyone eaten at Middleton Place Restaurant? We were thinking of
having a reception there and wanted to know what the food is like. Would
we be better off at a place like Anson? Thanks for the other great web
site suggestions!! firstname.lastname@example.org
-- SAVFISH (SAVFISH@aol.com) submitted 4/12/1998
I will be graduating with a Bachelor in Management this August 1998. I
am also a tennis instructor. I am looking for information on employment. I
will be able to move at the beginning of August. Thanks Manuel Tuveri
-- Manuel Tuveri (email@example.com) submitted 4/7/1998
I am searching for information on the fort. Can you help me? I would
like to know location,admission prices,and if you must buy a touring
package. Any information would be appreciated. thank you
-- Boohed (Boohed@aol.com) submitted 4/5/1998
We visited Charleston the week of March 23,1998. This city impressed us
as not only the most beautiful city we have ever seen but also the
cleanest. Since we arrived by plane and did not have a car, we walked
everywhere. There is a shuttle available but the three day pass we bought
went generally unused because we seemed to miss the shuttle all the time.
We stayed at the Hampton Historic which is a 10 minute walk from downtown
and was much more reasonable. They had a lovely courtyard for continental
breakfast and a very helpful staff. The restaurants we enjoyed the most
were Poogan's Porch, 82 Queen, Blossom Cafe, Sermet's Corner,and the
Southend Brewery(great pizza and grill). There were so many great places
to eat we never bothered to wait at Hymans Seafood (always a line). It
seemed best to make a reservation for dinner. The kids enjoyed the Old
Exchange tour and the boatride to Ft. Sumter. The only restaurant we can't
recommend was the Old Towne (Greek Food). Charleston is one city I would
love to visit again!
-- C Zizack and familly (firstname.lastname@example.org) submitted 4/5/1998
i need information on accomadations that are affordable, clean, and
safe--does anyone have any information? thanks
-- florence (jn2018) submitted 4/5/1998
We just returned last evening from a memorable trip to Charleston. We
arrived on Friday,March 27 1998 and stayed until March 30. There is so
much to see and do, but do not miss Market Square, with all the various
things to buy. There are so many vendors and items for the whole family.
It stays open at night, but most vendors are only there in the daytime.We
felt very safe in the Bay and Meeting Street areas, but try not to wander
off the beaten paths. There are numerous restaurants-we ate lunch on
Saturday at A.W. Shucks. It has very good and large portions of food. We
did not have to wait long for our lunches. We all had the crabcake
sandwich with fries. It was hot, and the crabcake had little or no
fillers. We ate dinner at Mistral(also in the market area) It is a French
restaurant-very good food but pricey(3 people ate for $75, which I thought
was high.We had to wait too long for our food,and it was not crowded!)
Everyone seems to recommmend Hyman's Restaurant and 82 Queen. We could not
get there because of the long wait. I am sure there are other good
restaurants. I heard Kaminsky's is good. The architecture in Charleston is
phenomenol, you will be amazed at the age and condidtion of most of the
homes and businesses!
If you would like to go to the beach , we recommend Isle of Palms. The
beaches are very wide, and it is a good place to find shells. You can rent
a cottage there,also. Parking is somewhat difficult,so try and go early in
We saw a superb show, which is suitable for the whole family called
"Serenade." It is located at a theatre called the Charleston Music
Hall.Their phone number is 1-800-746-9875. It is singing and dancing and
features a fabulous band. You wan't want to miss it. It starts at 8 p.m.
We ate at Houlihan's,which is next door. There is a parking garage right
there. I could have seen it all over again,it was that good! I would love
to go right back to Charleston, and I am sure we will!! It is a great
-- Gina Niedenberger (Marlbank@aol.com) submitted 3/31/1998
In the later 80's my wife & I lived south of Augusta,Ga. I was at Plant
Vogtle for 4 years. We spent many weekends in and around Charleston,
enjoying the sights & sounds, especially in the historic district
downtown. One event in particular we enjoyed for 3 years was the Oyster
festival held in January at Boone Hall Plantation. I can't find any
information on whether it is still held. Another place we enjoyed was the
Omni Hotel, and stayed there several times. We visited the Battery Park
many times, and took many horse-drawn carriage rides around the City.
Charleston became one of our favorite cities in the Country, and we try to
get back there whenever we can, although we live 3000 miles away, in
Northeast Washington state. It is a beautiful, beautiful city. I wish more
people could go there and experience the taste and flavor of the area.
Thanks for some wonderful memories Dave & Elaine Meloche Deer Park, WA
-- Dave Meloche (Dave.Meloche@gte.net) submitted 3/31/1998
We just returned from a week in Charleston, March 21-28, 1998. What a
wonderful city. The people were extremely friendly and always helpful. We
stayed at the Ansonborough Inn. Very nice with spacious rooms. Ask for a
room away from the west side, though. Trucks begin deliveries to the
adjacent grocery store at about 5:00 am everyday. Restaurants were great.
We especially enjoyed Poogans Porch, Hymans, Sticky Fingers, Mike Caldors,
California Dreaming, Bocci's and Southend Brewery. We also found a great
little place called Gullah Cuisine on Hwy 17 in Mount Pleasant. The food
there is great! Finding the "Wreck" was easy. However, I WOULD NOT
recommend that anyone waste their time. I believe this to be an internet
marketing ploy designed to lure unknowing tourists. The meal, while pretty
good, was overpriced and the atmosphere is not "local" or "rustic." Its
"cheap" with paper plates, plastic forks and plastic furniture. Visit at
your own risk. Other activities we enjoyed were a carriage ride with Old
South Carriage, the Ghost Walk, Patriots Point, Isle of Palms beaches,
Forts Sumter and Moultrie and Boone Hall Plantation. We also spent
considerable time just walking around admiring the old and beautiful homes
and buildings. In general, prices for most things were very reasonable
with the exception of many of the old homes, plantations, gardens, etc. At
$10 each, a family of 4 could ill afford to visit many, even with the
discount coupons available. Thanks to everyone in Charleston that made
this such a nice vacation.
-- Bob Nuss (email@example.com) submitted 3/29/1998
My husband and I and our 13 month old son would like to go to
Charleston easter weekend. arrive Friday, leave sunday. We would like to
stay at the beach but be close enough to go to Charleston for the day.
I've heard Folley Beach is nice but where can we stay that will rent by
the day -- 2 nights. WE would like something that has a kitchen if
possible. Can you help? I am at firstname.lastname@example.org.
-- Amy Asbury (email@example.com) submitted 3/23/1998
We will be vacationing in Charleston March 29-April 4, 1998. Is there
public access to the bike trails on Kiawah island? Are there other bike
trails in the Charleston area? Thanks for your help.
-- Susan L. Condon" (firstname.lastname@example.org) submitted 3/21/1998
have written to chamber of commerce, Charleston..would like as much
info on cost of living, housing in area..have lived in Hawaii, also,
Beaufort in years past...need water nearby (suffering in
Indianapolis)...any ideas re: good highschools in area? Plan on working in
Charleston at MUSC. Thanks! Susan at Susangx@aol.com
-- Susangx (Susangx@aol.com) submitted 3/17/1998
My son will be joining the Corps of Cadets at the Citadel this fall
(9/98). We will be visiting for parents weekend in mid-Ocotber from San
Diego. Can anyone recommend a place to stay in town where we would have
use of a microwave, coffee maker, and a sitting area. We plan to stay in
the area 4 to 5 days. Thanks-
-- kate rowe (email@example.com) submitted 3/17/1998
I am looking for a small cottage to rent mid-May through
mid-June....any area around Charleston/Summerville?Goose Creek. Any ideas?
-- Malinda Fillingim (firstname.lastname@example.org) submitted 3/17/1998
We are coming to Charleston. We would prefer to stay on James Island or
Folly Beach area. Will stay in the city if the place/rate is right. We are
looking for a cabin, home, etc. to house 10 to 13 people(all the same sex)
May 30th thru June 1st. Will sleep multi persons to a room. Please e-mail
me at email@example.com. Thanks.
-- Anonymous submitted 3/9/1998
Any information about vacation rentals on Sullivan's Island? Will be
heading your way in July of this year.
-- Dan Monahan (firstname.lastname@example.org) submitted 3/8/1998
Yesterday I happened on your neat site as I was checking out Charleston
places as I plan my trip next week back down to lovely Charleston to see
my sister. I added my comment about the Mistral (or La Mistral) French
restaurant over by the Old Market (it's 99 something street;
843-722-5709)). This was before I had read all 23 pages (long) of
everyone's comments about where they like to go, etc., etc. Not one
person mentioned Mistral. I am mistified. Not one! It is one of the
best restaurants (certainly for lunch and brunch, anyway) that I know of
in Charleston, and I have been to most of them (and often
disappointed---I'm picky). Am I missing something? Are THEY missing
something? Just one of those funny things, I guess. I did and will enjoy
your travelogue; it was great fun reading it and I will take the info down
to my sister. Your comments were rather choice, too.! Sincerely, Diane
-- Diane P. Reichard" (email@example.com) submitted
Each time I travel to Charleston, one of my first, and frequent, stops
is the French restaurant by the Old Market called the MISTRAL. You would
think you were in Paris at a cafe. Delicious food, care in preparation and
service, never hurried; great French background music (the owner will
share the names of the tapes with you); all the trimmings for a
sophisticated, yet gentle and friendly, atmostphere. Attractive bar with
good wine list and crisp service. Being so near the tourist-trap core, it
is a wonder this place is so unspoiled. There is live music some evenings,
but I have never been there for it. The atmosphere is dignified, yet
lively, the food it unfailingly delightful, and the bill is very
reasonable. I recommend this restaurant unreservedly.
-- Diane Reichard (firstname.lastname@example.org) submitted 3/7/1998
Hello. I need help finding a day or afternoon spa in charleston. My
boyfriend and I live in Myrtle Beach and we want to spend a couple of days
relaxing and getting away from the hustle and bustle of the beach to
celerbrate our 1st year anniversary. I would appriciate any info. someone
-- susan (email@example.com) submitted 3/7/1998
I'm interested in obtaining information on nice places to stay in
historic Charleston which have kitchen facilities and/or indoor swimming
facilities. Thanks. (Has anyone stayed at Ansonborough or Church Street?)
-- Lynn Collins (firstname.lastname@example.org) submitted 3/6/1998
-I am looking to come to Charleston for the week of May 24th. I am
looking for a house in Folly Beach area that would sleep 10 to 14 people.
Please email at email@example.com with suggestions.
-- Kelly McDonald (firstname.lastname@example.org) submitted 3/3/1998
When I went to Charleston, we stayed at a wanderful inn called the
Church Street Inn. It was wanderful there! You were in close walking
distance to all of the old houses that we toured. They also had a great
buffet, and Wanderful Staff. It was also a warm, comforable motel, very
roomy. If you have any kids, and you want to go there, it's a good place
to bring them. =)
-- Casey (Munchie734@Aol.com) submitted 3/3/1998
my wife and i take our 4 kids to charleston from ct for vacation every
year. its beautiful. we stay at a each house on folly beach. right outside
of chtn. prices are reasonable. some good family hings to do while there
are. james island couty park, asmall water park. magnolia gardens is nice.
charlsetown landing has a zoo. the market place in the center is a must,
lots of shops there too. horse and buggy rides around the historic area
are nice ways to learn about the area. thee are some really nice musuems,
and just the walking around the historic district is great, never met
friendlier people anywhere. and if there you have to see the Angel Oak on
johns island 228/98
-- gary submitted 2/28/1998
my wife and i have 4 kids. we go to charleston every year from up north
for vacation. folly beach is just outside of chastn it has very affordable
beach houes or rent 400- 1500 wk nice quiet but close to everything.
perfect family vacation. lots of parks and childrens places and lots of
shops for the wife. beer and beach for me
-- Monwwl (Monwwl@aol.com) submitted 2/28/1998
What would be the best time in March to see the flowers and gardens
-- (NJansen504@aol.com) submitted 2/26/1998
2/22/98 My husband and I are planning a short trip to Charleston (1-2
days). We will be arriving in Charleston on Easter Sunday or that Monday.
We are looking for reasonable lodging (no more than $100 per night). We
are also looking for ideas to make the most of our time. If you have any
suggestions, please e-mail me at email@example.com Thank You!
-- Kim Jameson (firstname.lastname@example.org) submitted 2/22/1998
2/19/98 My family has a brand new popup camper and would like to come
to Charleston during spring break April 6 - 13. Two questions: what can we
expect as to weather and can anyone suggest a nice camp ground in the
-- Lori Dunn-Reier (email@example.com) submitted
My submission is for J.B Pivots Shagworld, a night club at 1662
Savannah Highway, Charleston, SC. JB Pivots is the spot in Charleston
where "Shag is King." With the best dance floor this side of the Grand
Strand. JB Pivots, home of the Charleston Shag Club, is totally dedicated
to the preservation of our beloved state dance. A must see for shaggers
who visit Charleston, a truly great place to go dance and have FUN!
-- Diana (Dianasmith@worldnet.att.net) submitted 2/18/1998
I would like information about the B&B's in your area We are coming to
Charleston in May. 1998
-- Troy Webb (firstname.lastname@example.org) submitted 2/16/1998
My wife & I are coming to the area in early March. What kind of
temperatures can we expect? I have a small collection of canes and walking
sticks. I would like to obtain a cane and/or staff made of live oak. Can
anyone suggest a shop or a craftsman who can supply such items? Thanks.
-- Ira Solomon (email@example.com) submitted 2/14/1998
too many winters in the northeast (sp. pennsylvania) and i am more than
ready for year round warmth. i am planning a move to charleston in early
september 1998 and would greatly appreciate any "inside" information
regarding employment opportunites, affordable apartments, attractive areas
to live, and any other information you would be kind enough to pass on. i
have already done some homework, but i would be pleased to "hear" from a
resident or frequent visitor. thanks in advance!
-- christopher marks (firstname.lastname@example.org) submitted 2/10/1998
Hello I am interested in relocating to Charleston and am looking for a
job in restoration. If anyone has any suggestions as to where to start,
please email Matthew Kahrs at email@example.com. Thanks.
-- Matthew Kahrs (firstname.lastname@example.org) submitted 2/9/1998
Charleston is one of the most interesting places in the country. So
much history and the resturants are to die for. The walk down the
"Battery" is one of the best views of the harbor and the park there is so
peaceful. The houses around the battery are incredable. "Rainbow Row, #2
Meeting St., The John Ash Jr.House, Edmonston/Alston House. To think this
beautiful city was destroyed by fire, flood, hericane, and war is just
unbelieveable. The shopping is good too. My favorite place to shop was the
"Historic City Market". The vendors are very informative. Need to know
anything about the city just ask. Found a localy crafted collectable that
is sold around the country. "Shelia's" are replacas of famous and
historical homes and buildings around Charleston and the country. The
vendor there is Ron. He has a handle on the history of Charleston. Lots of
good stories.(watch out for the parking meters around the market. It seems
the city is out to make a buck or two from anyone and
everyone.)(www.shelia's.com) I was a little disapointed in seeing that the
building in front of the market was in a state of bad decay. Is the city
going to let it fall down? The Market is a must see.
-- Ron Foster (email@example.com) submitted 2/8/1998
Editor's Note: I believe that the building is going through restoration
now. We'll just have to wait and see.
Looking for moderate price lodgings for 2nd week in April Want to play
golf and tour Charleston. 2 senior citizens. Safe area near downtown. Want
comfort and cleanliness
-- Marlene (MarSRC@aol.com) submitted 2/5/1998
Had a fabulous holiday in Charleston Jan 20-28, 1998. The best day was
one night when there was a heavy mist and we walked all of the historic
district from Meeting St over to the Battery and up Church street.So if
there is a fog at night, do the walk. It's incredible. Also discovered the
best turkey sandwich in the world at the Coffee Gallery on King St. Also
loved the people, there is nothing to compare to Southern hospitality.
I miss you all! Susan Warrender, Calgary, Canada
-- Neil Warrender (firstname.lastname@example.org) submitted 1/29/1998
ARE YOU LOOKING FOR A GREAT PLACE TO DANCE? Check out J. B. PIVOTS
BEACH CLUB. This place is awesome! It is conveniently located at 1662
Savannah Highway (right behind Shoney's). This place has the absolute best
in "Beach, Boogie & Blues". No, they don't have Charleston's famous
"Shrimp & Grits" but they do have a huge dance floor, the best BLUES music
around, and an awesome non-alcoholic drink menu. You just have to check
them out. Oh yeah, don't forget your SHAG shoes! You're gonna need em.
Don't know how to shag! No problem. They have shag lessons! I'll see you
-- Diana Smith (email@example.com) submitted 1/29/1998
Hi, I am an artist from Fremont, CA. and will be visiting Charleston
March 27- April 7 I am interested in meeting other watercolor artists who
like to paint outdoors (or indoors) Do you have any contacts with some
local art groups ? I also might like to attend some of their meetings or
demonstrations. Thank you, Jan Schafir
-- Jschafir (Jschafir@aol.com) submitted 1/18/1998
My husband and I will be in Charleston approx. May 24 or 25, '98 for 3
or 4 days from Vancouver, Canada. Neither of us have ever been in this
part of the US. We very much enjoy a small B & B experience (less than 10
rooms) over a larger Inn. I am enjoying reading the restaurant and sight
seeing recommendations and would be interested in some adivce on B & B's
that fit our requirements. We will have a car and are keen to see historic
sights, museums and the like. My husband is an avid photographer and I am
a lover of fine food and wine. What do we have to do to get a list of
Spoleto (sp?) Festival events and ticket availability? We are flying into
Atlanta and coming to Charleston via a convention I must attend in
Savannah. We are very excited to experience "Southern Hospitality" and
would VERY MUCH appreciate any recommendations of the best and worst of
the area as our time is so limited. Thanks for your personal replies and
-- Shannon Leslie (firstname.lastname@example.org) submitted 1/11/1998
My wife and I are planning our first vsit to Charleston in March-April.
Can you tell me where to find 1998calander of events. We want to spend 5
days seeing the site. Want to stay in Historic areB&B, eat good food visti
the beach and plat one round of golf. Thanks Bill Tienken
-- Bill Tienken (Tinkltr@richmond.infi.net) submitted 1/11/1998
Editor's Note: We're updating our calendar of events now. What we've
discovered after 3 years of running this site is that most cities do not
have their calendar of events prepared for the new year until about the
February timeframe. Some are much later.... Stay tuned!
I am interested in condo/motel accommodations at Folly Beach for July
12 to July 18, 1998. Interested in 3 beddroom/2-3 bath and/o a 1 bedroom.
Would prefer near 701 West Ashley. Please submit list/prices. Thank You.
-- Jackie E. Smith" (email@example.com) submitted 1/08/1998
Please, help me to locate a campground in the Charleston area. We have
recently purchased a pop up camper and we will be camping in the area with
elementary school age children. A pool is a must. Thank you for your help,
-- Laura Bowman (firstname.lastname@example.org) submitted 1/07/1998
HI! I'm looking into moving to the great city of Charleston, S.C. and
I'd love to know more about the school systems, salaries of teachers, the
need for resource teachers in grades 1-5, houses for rent ( or duplexes
for rent), the cost of living, (I've heard it is very high..) etc. I'm
moving from Nashville, Tn. I've taught for 4 years. I'm very excited about
moving, but need whatever information I can get my hands on ASAP. I'd like
to have arrangements made before the end of the school year, seeing that I
need to be able to move by July. I've been searching the web and have
gotten a bit of info., but would love to hear from those who are "in the
know", and those who may have more leads I can take on the net. Thank you!
-- S. Carter (email@example.com) submitted 1/5/1998
Jan. 4, 1998 Just before Christmas my wife and I celebrated our 25th
wedding anniversary with a trip to Charleston for the weekend; we traveled
in one of Amtrak's new Viewliner bedroom cars from Orlando, and enjoyed it
immensely. Once in Charleston we stayed in the beautifully decorated and
well managed King George IV Inn on George Street, just off King Street in
the historic and shopping district. The rooms in this 200 year old inn
reflect the special touch of the owners, who went out of their way to make
our stay a pleasant one. Don't wait too late to make reservations, as
there are a limited number of rooms. We were able to walk from here to
most major points of interest; we really enjoyed Old South's very cordial
car- riage tour,the locals in Mike Calder's Pub, and dinner a short ride
away at Poogan's Porch. This B & B is in close proximity also to
Charleston College for those of you who might be visiting students or
taking in a game; and there's at least one room with a small kitchen for
those who aren't in to restaurants. If you like friendly people, you'll
enjoy Charleston, and the King George IV Inn. An
-- David Enzfelder (Enzfelds@bellsouth.net) submitted 1/4/1998
My husband and I just spent four nights in Charleston the week before
Thanksgiving. The weather was great and it was not very crowded. The city
is wonderful and romantic. We spent one night at the Day's Inn Downtown,
very conviently located to the Slave Market, etc. But for the money, the
Best Western (King Charles INN)was cleaner and a much nicer room, had a
resturant for breakfast. Eating in Charleston is truly an experience. Our
(1) Hyman's Seafood (also a good breakfast)
(2) Captain Stack's
(3) AW Shucks
(4) Papillon (good lunch pizza buffet)
We also took a carriage ride (a must) and a Ghost Walk which was the
highlight of my trip. The Old Exchange & Provost Dungeon is also well
worth a visit. They served us high tea in the ballroom as a experiment for
future teas. Enjoy a wonderful city with such history and magic!
-- Mary (firstname.lastname@example.org) submitted 1/4/1998
We toured Charleston again this year! It was December, so there were
fewer people and, generally, lower prices on accomodations. We took the
mini-bus tour "Talk of the Towne" and would highly recommend it! We saw
the Battery and The Market, of course, and other parts of the city that we
would never have found on our own! Dinner at Slightly North of Broad was
excellent! Charleston is a great city! We'll go back often!!!
-- Michael Fiori (GeoFiori@aol.com) submitted 1/3/1998
My wife and i are comming to charleston the week of june 4-5-6 of 97
for a navy reunion. We are comming via a fifth wheel camping trailer. We
are interested in camp grounds in the area availability and
-- Bill Humburg (email@example.com) submitted 12/17/1997
what ever happened to the owners of the primerose house on east bay
-- warren bobrow (firstname.lastname@example.org) submitted 11/19/1997
We visited Charleston in late October of 97 and had a wonderful time.
We found it to be a beautiful and charming city. It was very easy to get
around and to find restaurants and attractions. We stayed on Kiawah and
loved it there. The beaches are beautiful and we biked every day on the
beach. The water temperature was still warm and our 7 month old son found
the sand quite tasty. We visited this site before leaving home and took a
few reccommendations along with us. The best was a suggestion to eat at
Poogan's Porch - it was as great as everyone said. The waitress even
played with our son so we could eat dinner. Southend Brewery was a good
place for lunch and they had great barbeque and specialized home brews. We
would also recommend a tour of the historic district with one of the
carriage tours. We took the Red Barn Carriage with Matt as our guide, and
he was very informative and entertaining. Thanks to everyone who suggested
the discount coupons found at the Vistor's Center - a good place to start
when you first get to the city. We loved it and look forward to our next
-- Jerry & Debbie Arnett (email@example.com) submitted 10/26/1997
We will be arriving in Charleston the middle of January. I have been to
Charleston, twice in my life, and since then have taken up scuba diving.
Is there any areas or dive shops that could give us information on diving.
We need to know if we need to leave our gear in the snow or bring it and
en- joy your subtropic weather. Thanks. 10/24/97
-- Ramona Edwards (firstname.lastname@example.org) submitted 10/24/1997
Our eighth trip to Charleston was September 15 to the 19th 1997. Stayed
at Wild Dunes this time and was excellent. Only 25 minutes to downtown
Charleston. The beach this time of year was empty. We were the only people
at the pool one morning.On previous trips we stayed out in Kiawah Island
which is also beatiful and the beach great, but a good 45 min ride to
town. Our favorite restaurant is 82 Queen and we love the Lodge Alley Inn
jazz group that plays in the courtyard. We've taken the carriage tour many
times, but this year, we did our own walking tour and viewed the beautiful
gated gardens in the homes along the battery and Rainbow Row. Revisited
Boone Hall and toured the home. The guide dressed in a period costume was
very informative and did not rush us through. Charleston is about a 12 hr
car ride from Pittsburgh. Do not drive down on 95. It is at least another
hour. We will probably be back in Charleston next Spring. Our normal trip
is in late May and again the beaches are not crowded and the weather is
-- Regina & Dave Blyshak, Pittsburgh, Pa. submitted 10/16/1997
hi there! a good friend of mine just returned from visiting charleston.
she was kicking herself for seeing something there that she thought was
very special, and not buying it. i'm wondering if anyone can tell me, from
the few clues i have, where i might be able to get her this craft item for
a gift. she said that she saw the crafters while she was shopping in a
market, and that the baskets they were weaving were a traditional skill
past down from one generation to the next.\ she mentioned they were made
out of "water grass" or some kind of natural material that was woven into
baskets. apparently, they have some very distinct handles that seem to
divide into two just before they attach to the basket. i know this isn't
much to go by, but it seemed like if you had been there and seen them,
you'd never forget what they were like. charleston sounds like a wonderful
place to visit, but i can't right now, so any help on how i might contact
these basket weavers would be so greatly appreciated! it would make the
perfect gift to give her something she should have bought herself, didn't,
and regrets. thanks!!
-- ginni (email@example.com) submitted 10/8/1997
Hi!! Me and my husband would be more than greatful if ANYONE could give
us information about: apartments,jobs, aerobicplaces, soft ball
teams.etc... We live in SWEDEN right now so it is not so easy....we are 25
and29 years. We also need new friends. PLEASE HELP US!!We move in Feb-98.
-- mia klawitter (firstname.lastname@example.org) submitted 10/3/1997
our scout troop would like to visit charleston during spring break
1998. it is either the last week of march or early april. I would like
information about fishing charters. we will bring 15-30 scouts and would
like to charter a boat that will stay out to sea for 2 or three days and
two nights. please connect me at this address about information. thanks,
-- Ken Mills (email@example.com) submitted 10/01/1997
Plan on being in the Charleston area mid October. Where are nthe best
places to get information about condos/villas for sale; retirement
-- Ann Indellicate (firstname.lastname@example.org) submitted 9/28/1997
We are lucky in that we live only 3 hours from Charleston. On any given
Saturday we are apt to drive down for lunch and a walk around town.
For the visitor that inquired about the Ghost Walk. Yes, we took the walk
in June and loved it. We heard about the Gray Many and other local stories
we already knew but we also learned of others as well. We found out that
there is a picture of a ghost in the Old South Carriage Company office. We
also took the Murder and Mahem walk in August. Some of the stories were
the same but we saw new places and met new people.
I see everyone has good experiences at Poogan's Porch. Us too. The
waitress, Maria, made a pitcher of sweet tea for my family because we do
not like unsweetened. There should be a law against unsweetened tea in
Charleston. Try Poogan's for Sunday Brunch. It is a great time for Shrimp
If you want a real dinning experience try Bowens Seafood on Bowens Island.
Head out towared Folly and turn right on Bowens Road just before crossing
the creek on to Folly. It is about 1.5 miles down a dirt road. it will
take nerve the first time. A sign on the door says it all, "Some like it,
some don't." Food is great and filling. Oyster lovers will pig out.
Another place we have found is Coconut Joes on Isle of Palms. Eat on the
deck overlooking the ocean. Conch fritters and coconut shrimp are a good
Thank God We Live In South Carolina.
-- Russ and Vivian Poole (email@example.com) submitted 9/21/1997
What is Charleston like at Christmas? I'm planning a trip there for the
week after Christmas. I'm interested in hearing about events that may be
going on at that time. Thanks, P. Miller Rocky Mount, Virginia
-- P. Miller (firstname.lastname@example.org) submitted 9/20/1997
Editor's Note: I just can't say enough about Charleston at Christmas.
I'm downtown every year! The city closes off a section of King Street and
puts up a beautiful tree and decorations. There are many planned
activities including tours, and christmas lighting displays. I don't have
a schedule of all events (yet) but hope to soon and will get that online.
It's my favorite time of year in Charleston.
I am attending with my son an open house at the College of Charlston on
10/17/97. Could you recommend a modestly priced hotel close to campus.
-- (RW2N@aol.com) submitted 9/20/1997
We are interested in a wedding ?
-- Scott-D (scott-d@MCIONE.com) submitted 9/17/1997
Hi, we're planning a trip to Charleson S.C. for about four days in
mid-October. COming from London, England we don't have the first clue
about the place so would welcome all tips and hints on the following: Nice
hotel with pool either in the historic centre or near swimmable beach -
can one swim in the Ocean in October? We love our food, and love being
adventurous with food - ideas? Names of places? True Southern-style
stuff?? Love nature reserves, history, ethnicity ... Would really love to
hear from anyone who could help with ideas. Or ... if there's anyone out
there who offers private bed and breakfast accommodation - that would be
-- Monica (106025.30@Compuserve.com) submitted 9/16/1997
Editor's Note: One place you really should stop at is the Visitor's
Center in downtown. They have flyers and brochures for the area
attractions and can point you in the right direction. My favorite eatery
is the Mint Julip at 68 Queen in an older Charleston home. Southern-style
food and hospitality. Anyone else with suggestions?
My husband and I have spent three vacations in Charleston, SC. We
stayed each time at the Queen Victoria Inn on King Street. It is a small
hotel with I believe about 14 rooms on three or four floors. They have a
Champagne continental breakfast delivered to your room each morning and
wine in the evening. The room we book (there are two of these type rooms)
had a fireplace and a wonderful jacuzzi. These rooms have sitting areas
and overlook King Street. We particularly enjoyed McGrady's restaurant on
Unity Alley for dinner and Hyman"s for lunch. The Charleston Grill at the
Omni Hotel was great, also. Did not particularly like Magnolia's or
Caroline's reasautant - they seemed too touristy. Anson's was pretty good
and there is a new french place (the name eludes me), but I think it is
something like Beauford's, that was great. The atmosphere on King Street
and at the Market makes you want to get out and just walk and enjoy the
people and the scenery. We hope to return very soon.
-- Alice Jones (email@example.com) submitted 9/14/97
I am considering a move to the Charleston area and am looking for
information re: the jewish community there?? Temple,synagogue locations,
best neighboring community ect. THANKS!! anything would help
-- sara (SaraJoann@aol.com) submitted 9/13/1997
I am looking to relocate to Charlston in '98 and need info. re
employment opportunities and apartments. I am currently employed at a city
college in NYC. I am looking for tennis club or resort type of work. If
you can offer any suggestions I will greatly appreciate it. Thank you
-- lynn salmon (firstname.lastname@example.org) submitted 9/9/97
ca couple looking to get married in charleston. any information
-- chris bock (email@example.com) submitted 9/6/97
I will be visiting Charleston soon and would like information on where
some of the older cemeteries are located. I would especially like to visit
some in the evening that would not be locked up at 6:00 or 7:00. If you
can provide this information, I would appreciate it. Thanks, Rachel
-- (RachelMof@aol.com) submitted 9/5/1997
I visited Charleston, SC August 06 - 13, 1997. All of the history was
great to experience. Across from the Meeting Street Inn at the park there
is a grass house on display. The kids got a big kick out of walking inside
a house made of actual growing grass. The Carriage tour was very nice and
informative although we were disappointed when we found out that there are
actually four different tours and you have no control over which one you
will see. After you board the carriage and head around the corner, a city
worker will pick a lottery ball which designates which tour you get to
see. Also, I would like to know if anyone had a good experience on a Ghost
Walk. We took that wakling tour and got nothing out of it. The tour guide
told us maybe four stories about 'sightings' of particular ghosts and that
was all out of a two hour walk. He mostly told us the same things we heard
on the carriage tour. As for the prices, you can get several discounts by
making one stop at the visitor's center. Look on the counter for the
rainbow colored coupons. There are some at each end of the counter and you
don't have to stand in line unless you need other assistance. The short
film at the back of the center was nice, but not at all informative. We
thought we were going to see a film about Charleston, but instead we saw a
very artistic pictorial with nice music. As for the food, Poogan's Porch
was very good. I had the jumbalaya and used every little bit of cayenne
pepper that was sprinkled around my plate. When we were leaving, the kids
watched the waitress put their newly colored pictures of Poogan (the dog)
up on the wall in the entry. They were very excited. For any who went
there that week, they both had purple heads :) California Dreaming had
very good ribs, but I didn't like the sauce. The service needed some help
that day, but I was assured that it was usually better. I didn't see any
dolphins, but my mother said she has on occasion seen dolphins rather
close to the window! The view was very nice and I do reccomend trying to
get a table on the water. Tommy Condon's had great boiled peanuts. We
stopped in there just for those and to take a much needed break. If you
want to try alligator, go to 82 Queen. I heard it tastes like chicken...
:) Wild Wings was very good, but I had nachos and a burger. I just wasn't
in the mood for wings that day. Let me know if they're good so I can go
back next time! At Folly Beach there is a restaurant called "Planet
Follywood". Some go there just to get the t-shirt. Magnolia Gardens was so
nice that we went back for a second day. Our tram tour guide was great. I
can't remember his name, but it was real simple and he was a very nice
older gentleman. Beware of the house tour. Our guide was extremely
uptight. She scolded a grown man for taking a picture before she said he
could (although she gave no instructions to that effect before leading us
there and pictures are ok to take in every room). She got very touchy when
a little girl touched the pole that held up one end of the rope which
separates the tourists from the guide and the valuables. She didn't do
anything but touch it. Then when it was time to go upstairs, she was
extremely impatient when we had to wait a couple of minutes for a handicap
tourist who wanted to see the upstairs too.
On the upside, the gardens were very pretty. A friend of ours has a
membership so that she can go when she pleases. She likes to find a nice
spot to just sit and take in her surroundings. I really like the
historical aspect. The house faces the river (instead of the road) because
the transportation was usually by boat. My oldest daughter and my niece
(both 6) fell in love with the white bridge (said to be the most
photographed) to the left of the house and gift shop (looking from the
road). We took a ton of pictures of them on it. Maybe someday they'll have
a painting of it hanging in their own homes, but those were not in our
souvenier budget. Some other interesting things to see were the cemeteries
in downtown Charleston. Most of them have very old and ornate headstones.
We didn't see it, but our carriage guide said that there was a stone that
reads "I told you I was sick". Most of the stones are written in old
English and it was hard to make out the words. There are a lot of family
tombs with several names on them. My husband and I are looking forward to
visiting Charleston again. There are so many interesting places to see and
definitely not enough days in a week.
-- (MsStarlite@aol.com) submitted 8/26/1997
HELP!!! My friend is getting married in Charleston, SC and I am a
bridesmaid. The wedding is Labor Day, and we don't know where to take her
for her BACHELORETTE PARTY! Anyone with hints on NIGHTLIFE, MALE STRIPPERS
and the like PLEASE RESPOND!!!!!! It's her LAST CHANCE, we must TEMPT
-- Katie (firstname.lastname@example.org) submitted 8/22/97
I visited Charleston recently and really enjoyed the Ghost Tour. Our
guide said he has a web page. I can't seem to find it through searching
and was suprised you don't have a link on your pages. Could you look into
this? If you find it and don't want to link to it I would really
appreciate a message with the address. Thanks!
-- Diana Duncan (email@example.com) submitted 8/22/1997
Editor's Note: Hmmm.... I wasn't aware that they had a link. I'll do
some scrounging - in the meantime if anyone else knows please send me
Thanks to all who made suggestions we visited Charleston Aug. 14
through 18th of 1997 and had a lovely time. It is a beautiful, charming,
clean, friendly, history-ridden city. Our favorite restaurants were 82
Queen, Poogan's Porch, and Hymen's--no doubt others are excellent, but our
time was limited. Directions to the restaurant, Wreck of the Richard and
Charlene: cross on 17N to Coleman Ave. in Mt. Pleasant follow Coleman
across the first bridge, turn right on Live Oak and follow it until it
runs out, then left to the end of the street, and look for a terrible
looking place, next to a seafood processing building. The Wreck has a few
faded flags at the top. Go before it gets dark so you can find it. Sounds
terrible, looks awful, but a big surprise when you go around front. Do go
to the historical preservation place--actually there are two, one on
Meeting St. and one on the corner of King. Our secret favorite street for
walking was Church St. below Broad. Better to go in spring or fall; it was
-- Fred and Nancy Kleppner (firstname.lastname@example.org) submitted 8/19/1997
I've been going to Charleston every year for the past 5 years. My mom
and brother lived there for a bit and I just fell in love with the place.
It seems like people are interested in knowing where to eat. Some of my
favorites include The One-Eyed Parrot (Isle of Palms), Shem Creek Bar and
Grill (Mt. Pleasant-the grilled seafood is fantastic!) Bocci's
(downtown-super Italian food), Sullivans (Sullivan's Island), Station 22
(Sullivan's Island) and RB's(Mt. Pleasant). One of my favorite non seafood
places to eat is Skoogies in Mt. Pleasant. They have the most incredible
hot dogs that you will ever eat! Oh...California Dreaming in West Ashley
is also very good. Their salads are to die for!
-- Paula Reber (email@example.com) submitted 8/16/1997
When I was stationed in Charleston 1965-1968 there was a really good
pizza place called Labraska's, are they still around? Thank You Carl Foust
-- Carl Foust (firstname.lastname@example.org) submitted 8/11/1997
We visited Charleston during Easter weekend (March 28-31) this past
year('97) and had a great time. One of the most memorable and fun times we
had was on Sunday night at Backstage Deli. An English teacher John ????
entertained us for nearly four hours straight with no break with the
widest assortment of bar room tunes you could ever imagine. He got the
whole audience which usually numbered 50, I'd guess, into the swing. It
was, by far one of the most enjoyable evenings I have had in a long time.
I hear that John ???? plays at Backstage Deli on the roof every Sunday
afternoon and night until it gets cold. I would love to have John's
telephone number so that I might entice him to do a private party for me
in Atlanta. John, are you out there?
-- Geoff Raymond (GPRAYMOND@aol.com) submitted 8/9/1997
I'm an adopted Texan who was brought up in South Carolina and I love
the low country. Does anyone have any information, maps, etc. for day
tours by bicycle in the area between Charleston and Beaufort? I'm hoping
to take thirty days or so and ride a lot. Any advice/recommendations would
be welcome. Thanks, Dick Walker
-- Dick Walker (email@example.com) submitted 8/07/1997
We love Charleston. We fly in every summer to get away from the LApace.
We love the Charleston Crab house over on Wapoo Creek for their blue crab
in garlic special. We also like AW Shucks and Hyams. Out on Mt. Pleasant
ther's a cafeteria where the She-Crab soup is supposed to be great! Also,
if you want great pie, try the little health food/boiledpeanut place in
Mt.Pleasant. All in all, we love Charleston. But hope it doesn't get too
much bigger. We were there the second week of July this year.
-- Georgeana Mimms (Froebel@cinenet.net) submitted 8/7/97
My wife,son and I just returned from our first trip to Charleston. We
arrived 7/27/97 and left 7/31/97. The city is beautiful and we had a great
time. We stayed at the Holiday Inn Harborview across the Ashley River. We
had a great view. We did the carriage tour and the walking tour visiting
several homes. We did the Fort Sumter tour and spent a day at Middleton
Place and the Magnolia Gardens. We also enjoyed the Charleston Museum and
the Manigault House. We found a couple of small seafood restaurants that
we enjoyed but the place that really stood out for us was Pusser's on
Lockwood drive by the marina. The people were great and the food
outstanding. We couldn't fit everything in but we do look forward to
coming back to see what we missed. Thank you to the people of Charleston
for being so gracious. Bill Bilger 8/4/97
-- William D. Bilger (firstname.lastname@example.org) submitted 8/5/97
A haunting experience: the old Charleston Lighthouse. Now out of
commission, located on Folly Beach, James Island. You can get fairly close
by foot. Driving in to Folly Beach, make a left at the light. Go as far as
you can, park your car. Walk along the lane all the way to the beach, it
will only take a few minutes. The lighthouse will be right there. If
you're lucky, you might get a ride on a friend's boat & get even closer.
The lighthouse has a story to tell. Find it on the net. Type in Morris
Island Lighthouse on your favorite search engine. While at the scene of
the lighthouse, look across the water and you'll see the Sullivans Island
Lighthouse, a modern facility which replaced the Morris Island Lighthouse.
-- LPN (NORRISIII@msn.com) submitted 8/4/1997
My wife and I have made reservations for our anniversary the weekend of
Labor Day. We have reservations for a suite at the Anchorage Inn and have
arranged for our anniversary dinner at Restaurant Million. Any information
about these places would be appreciated. We have also reserved a room at
the Vendue should any folks recommend one over the other. This is not to
say that we can not change any of our plans. If anyone has any advice
regarding our choices (as we have never been to Charleston before) we
would very much appreciate the input. We are also open any other ideas for
places to visit or eat during our romantic weekend. We understand that the
diner cruise is lovely???? Are the day cruises worth while? Bob Dean
EDITOR COMMENT: I've stayed at the Anchorage Inn and was very pleased with
the room and the service at the Inn. I'd say that it's a good choice -
nice and close to downtown and the waterfront park. I haven't tried
Restaurant Million but the in-laws just RAVE about it. While you're there
try the Mint Julep at 68 Queen - wonderful food and incredible service.
-- Bob and Wendy (RDeaniii@aol.com) submitted 8/3/1997
We just returned from a fantastic week (July 11 - 19) in Charleston. We
spent four days at Wild Dunes on Isle of Palms and had the beach all to
ourselves. We found the Wreck but missed dinner by arriving at 9:00 p.m.
The other seafood restaurants in Shem's Creek were good. My favorite meal
there was in McClellanville at the Crab Pot. Very fresh and delicious
seafood. We moved into the Historic District for our reservation at The
Meeting Street Inn. This is a very lovely and romantic Bed & Breakfast
across the street from the Market and a few blocks from the Battery. The
location was perfect for shopping on King Street and sightseeing. By all
means, use Old South for your tour. We went with them twice and enjoyed
our guide as much as the tour of this beautiful and historic city. We got
married in the Inn's courtyard by Lin Lewis of Mobile Marriages. Lin is a
terrific lady and she helped me a lot in planning the wedding. The staff
of the Inn were exceptionally kind, friendly and interested in helping us
have a memorable vacation. I highly recommend Carolina's. It's pricey but
worth every penny. We plan on returning for our anniversary (if not
-- (email@example.com) submitted 8/3/1997
BLUES MUSIC IN CHARLESTON: The Budweiser Lowcountry Blues Bash is
Charleston's annual celebration of authentic blues music. A citywide
event, the Bash features performances in 15-20 venues throughout metro
Charleston. These sites include pubs, coffeehouses, hotels, gardens, and
other facilities. The 1998 Lowcountry Blues Bash is slated for February
6-15. A comprehensive brochure will be available Dec. 1997. Send an SASE
to Blues Bash, PO Box 13525, Charleston, SC 29422. Our fax is
843-762-9124; email address is firstname.lastname@example.org. PS: Weather in
Charleston in mid-February averages 60-70 degs. F. Last year's festival
boasted 67 performances at 19 venues over the 10 day period. See you in
-- Shrimp City Slim (email@example.com) submitted 8/1/97
We just returned from a 3 night/4 day trip visit in Charleston
(7/26-29/97). We had a marvelous time, though it was extremely hot and
humid. We enjoyed the atmosphere and the food at Magnolia's, try the
Shrimp/Sausage and Grits. We also enjoyed TBonz(try the Market Street
Chicken and Shrimp Sandwich--spicy) and California Dreaming. We tried
unsuccessfully for 2 nights to find The Wreck of Richard and Catherine,
someone please put some good directions on the net. One night we settled
for the Trawler on Shem Creek, we were not totally pleased. Jennifer's
fish was not acceptable, it was spongy and tasted bad. They did fix this
by bringing her some more shrimp, and our waiter was very helpful. Our
experience was not good, though it was recommended by some friends. We had
a wonderful carraige tour with Old South Carraige Co. buy tix at the
Visitor's Centers and receive a discount and a DASH pass. We were
diappointed in the DASH system. We had heard it was very good, but our
experience was that it was very unreliable to its "20 minute Schedule." We
did the water color book self guided walking tour and found it very
fascinating and leading us to wonderful adventures. It took longer in the
July heat than the 2 hours the book suggests. Two places that we highly
recommend are the Charleston Preservation Society on Meeting and Calhoun
and the City Hall. The Preservation Society building has an interesting
display and helpful workers and the furthest south public bathrooms, try
to stop by there early in your tour. City Hall has a free tour of the
Council chambers. Go in and ask, its on the second floor. We enjoyed
Charleston so much we are discussing when we can return.
-- Chris and Jennifer Wilson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
information needed about restraunts in charleston s.c.
-- robin troutman (www.@phi robin) submitted 7/31/1997
After sending in my comments about my trip to Charleston in March and
my dining experiences I got some rather rude replies! Some suggestion was
made that I should not criticize the Wreck! In my opinion forums are
created to have people talk about their good and bad experiences. This was
my fourth annual trip to Charleston. I have always loved our time there
and have had some great meals. After driving over 900 miles, sometimes
through blizzards, I feel entitled to give my honest opinions.
I have sent several letters to the travel comments and have helped people
who have e-mailed me, asking for advice. Is there more than one "Wreck" in
Mt. Pleasant? Perhaps I went to the wrong one. The one I visited in was in
Mt.Peasant, but further up the creek away from the main seafood area.
Maybe, next year we can try the other Wreck, if you can tell me where it
is. My point is I want to hear from everyones experiences. In my four
years only have two "bad" meals is not bad! But if you have just paid $15
for grouper and you cannot eat it, you have every right to be
-- John Edwards (Eddie@HWCN.ORG) submitted 7/26/1997
Editor's Note: John, I agree that this is exactly what the forums are
about - people sharing their experiences good and bad. Please folks -
these are opinions / experiences, let's respect that. Thanks!
My favorite restaurants in Charleston are SNOB (Slightly North of
Broad) and Millon. My experience at Millon shows the generous and helpful
attitude of Charlestonians. In November of 1996 were in Charleston on a
short vacation when we realized out credit card number had been stolen so
we could no longer use that card. We were able to get by with personal
checks and a Discover card. A few days later we went to Millon for dinner.
After a fabulous meal (I recommend the seafood risotto)with excellent
service we found out they do not accept the Discover card. We did not have
any personal checks with us, so I offered that my husband would wait while
I ran to our room to get a check. But the maitre d' insisted we just drop
the check by anytime. Trust and respect and service like that are hard to
find. Not to mention good food.
-- w. harding (email@example.com) submitted 7/25/1997
A few years ago my husband visited the city of Charleston and had the
most wonderful stay at Two Meeting Street Inn. It is the most elegant, yet
warm inn in which we have ever stayed. Tiffany windows and family
photographs gave it a sense of welcome not found in other inns. We went to
Charleston to look into some of my family history as I am a descendant of
Jonathan Lucas who invented the rice pounding mill and also Francis
Cordes. I was thrilled to find a home of Jonathan Lucas, near Jonathan
Lucas Street, albeit surrounded on three sides by the hospital. Though
vacant, I wanted to get inside the house in the worst way and probably
would have found a loose window or something had not my husband prevailed.
Because somehow my heart and soul seems to feel at home in Charleston, I
had a wonderful time when I found grandparents in an old cemetery. My trip
was complete when, on our last night in Charleston, we came across Cordes
Street near the Battery. Not having connected with anyone of my family
while there, seeing that street sign gave me a feeling words cannot
express. I took a picture and brought it home to my son Cordes to show him
a little piece of his heritage.
-- Jini George Cummins (firstname.lastname@example.org) submitted 7/23/97
i have lived in mt pleasant and the charleston area for three
years.......and i love this area i have found a home ..for sure, the
people are second to none and the atmosphere is just what we were looking
for...the beaches are clean and charleston the city is
wonderful.........anyone of any age can find an interest in charleston
....history, nitelife,dining,culture, you name it there is something for
-- Dennis (email@example.com) submitted 7/23/1997
i have a friend that will be moving out into the real world ..i read
some 100 comments but only saw a url to the chamber of commerce....could
you help me find a list of apartments for rent on the mt pleasant area or
the charleston area.....thank you fatzman
-- (FatzMan@aol.com) submitted 7/23/1997
Can you tell us where to find the Judge Pringle House? We will be in
Charleston Sun-Tuesday, August 24-26. Our architect student daughter did a
study on this house in her freshman year at the University of Cincinnati.
She was not able to visit, but resources at the Winterthur Museum here in
Wilmington, DE found information on this house. We want to see it and take
photos to share with her. Thank you for any help you can provide. Your web
site is terrific!
-- Marjorie Altergott (firstname.lastname@example.org) submitted
would like any and all information about housing considering move.
-- (RFree25857@aol.com) submitted 7/19/1997
My husband and I and another couple (all from Texas) visited Charleston
in June for the second time (first time was 1987). It is my favorite city
and favorite place to visit. The charm, old houses, battery, market, and
horse-drawn carriages are so unique and memorable. The restaurants are
worth the trip. Our favorite restaurants were "Poogan's Porch" and "The
Wreck". Thanks to the Travelogue, we knew about "The Wreck"; otherwise, we
may have missed it. Thanks, Charleston, for a wonderful vacation!
-- Judy Stout Smith (email@example.com) submitted 7/18/97
Visited Charleston in June, 1997. Previous visit was in 1987. It is my
favorite city to visit when I want a relaxing vacation. The restaurants (I
prefer seafood) are so great (particularly Poogan's Porch and The Wreck).
The Streets of Charleston are very unique. Anyone who has not visited is
missing one of the U. S.'s most charming cities.
-- Judy Stout Smith (firstname.lastname@example.org) submitted 7/16/97
LOOKING FOR A NICE HOTEL IN CHARLESTON , PREFERABLY ON OR NEAR THE
-- tony santoro (email@example.com) submitted 7/13/97
Last March break(97) we again went to Isle of Palms for our kid's March
break. While it is not as hot as Florida would be it was still very
pleasant. We loved our stay and really enjoyed dining at Stickey Fingers
(Charleston) and T-Bonz (Mt. Pleasant). We were however, disappointed in
our favourite restaurant (Sullivan's-Sullivans Island). Another restaurant
that was highly recommented (The Wreck-Mt.Pleasant) also was terriable!
For what some restaurants charge for seafood is bad enough-but when it is
bad it is a real disappointment. Anyway, we still love going there and
will be back again! I guess you have to check out places and not rely on
other peoples's recommendations!
-- John Edwards (Eddie@HWCN.ORG) submitted 7/13/1997
Editor's Note: The beauty of everyone being different :-). I have tried
some recommendations both here and in a couple other Travelogues I
moderate and have had both good and not-so-good experiences. I do like
trying other people's recommendations as it's more personal than trying to
pick a place from a brochure.
I spent 3 days in Charleston, S.C. in February. After doing much
research (Internet, Visitor's book, AAA book, and talking with a friend
who lived there for 2 years); I can make some of my own recommendations.
Its amazing how different people's tastes are. But I can recommend a few
places to dine that seem to praised by all. I had brunch at Blossom Cafe.
The service was good, atmosphere progressive, and the meal excellent
(grilled salmon, parmesan polenta, poached eggs). Dinner at Anson's was
excellent, (I had succulent oysters for an app., and even though my duck
entree was on the edge of being med-well, it still melted in my mouth);
and service was very good, (but someone must tell them the vinyl
tablecloths gotta go). I had a pizza at the Southend Brewery and
Smokehouse (Vendue and East Bay); white table cloths, but to me, a more
casual micro-brewery (the Carolina Blonde brew could quench any thirst).
Huge old warehouse, apparently a $4 million renovation. I ended my trip
with Magnolias. My friend told me it was "touristy"; I imagine after
living there for 2 years and hearing so much about it one may feel that
way; but it couln't be farther from the truth. I sat in the back room (the
Gallery?); dark green walls; cozier than the more active front area. My
dinner was excellent, my server excellent (he actually had something new
and interesting to say every time he put something in front of me). You
must start with the eggroll (chef's signature item). The glass wines list
was very nice also. After dinner, I window-shopped through Charleston
Place and stopped for dessert at Louis's Charleston Grill. What a great
way to end an evening with a jazz duo.
Among my other explorations, I toured the Old Exchange Building and
Provost Dungeon. The dungeon tour was very interesting. I took a highly
recommended carriage tour (only $16.00 and you pick up so many interesting
tidbits), and drove over to Mt. Pleasant, Isle of Palms, Sullivans Island,
and even stopped in at the Museum on the Common to check out the Hurricane
Hugo display/exhib. (be careful, I got my ear talked off). I actually
found the Wreck of the Richard and Charlene (restaurant) by parking,
getting out of my car, and spotting the porch on the back. (Its south of
"The Boatyard", next to a seafood wholesaler.) There are no signs.
Unfortunately, he was not open until 4:00 pm according to the lady next
door, who was not really happy to see me. I ended up having lunch at The
Shem Creek Bar and Grill. It was ok. I walked around Fort Moultrie, but
because I was short on time did no tours if there were any. Without a
tour, there wasn't much to see.
I also had lunch one day at Bocci's, the food was ok but the atmosphere
(back room) was really musty. I stopped for cappuccino at a coffee house
farther north on King (closer to the college, I think); I couldn't even
finish it. However the Moose Mountain Coffee & Tea Co. on N. Market was
very good, they actually had a menu, and a nice array of desserts.
I lodged for 2 nites at a privately-owned carriage house. Due to the
lateness of my reservation, I didn't have a choice (for Sat. nite). My
last two nights I stayed at the Vendue Inn. I had a Junior Suite with a
fireplace and ajacuzzi tub. They have a wine and cheese party each
afternoon, and sherry in your room. Its a much larger European-style Inn
with a charming lobby and turndown service. It was lovely. However, next
time I would definitely stay in the main house of a B&B. I did a ton of
walking and developed my own B&B/Inn tour. My first choice would be to
stay at the 2 Meeting Street Inn. I was shown a larger room on the 1st
floor. The antiques and the interior woodwork were incredible! Also, 2
stained glass windows were designed by Tiffany and insured for $1 million
each. (I don't know how the service is; but the competition is fierce!)
Its also located right on the battery! I would also stay in the Barksdale
House Inn, and the John Rutledge House Inn. Also, the Fulton Lane Inn, the
Victoria House Inn, and the 1837 B&B looked very nice even though I didn't
get to see any rooms. The 1837 B&B serves a full gourmet breakfast and
afternoon tea to guests and the public which I would like to try.
A final note: whenever you walk, look down a side-street and take a
different route each time. There was always a different adventure. I hope
you have as much fun as I did exploring this incredibly historic city!
-- Joseph Rimer" (Hotandcold@msn.com) submitted 5/16/97
Greetings, We are looking for area or regional magazines (Charleston,
S.Carolina, South east, etc. to advertise our new business. We manufacture
unique and traditional "gingerbread" for houses. Can you help? Thanks. Don
& Vicki Brady, 510 Bluebonnet, Fredericksburg, Tx 78624.
-- Don & Vicki Brady (firstname.lastname@example.org) submitted 7/08/1997
we recently stayed in charleston the week of the 4th,1997. we
vacationed with our children. our kids fell in love with the water
fountain at water front park. my wife and i sat there for several hours
watching life happen. what a joy watching the kids of all races playing
together. it is a wonderful park and you can ride the trolleys called the
dash to any spot in the historic area. we stayed at the quality inn, not
expensive, it is being updated in amenities. we also explored the historic
area, learned about pirates,colonists,secession,and pure loyal south
carolinians. we enjoyed everything,the ships coming to port, wondering
where they were heading, the beach at isle of palms is excellent. fort
sumter is okay. the beautiful old homes are the backbone of charleston.
you can let yourself feel the history and get intoxicated from the
fragrance of lilac and magnolia blossums. i would very much like to visit
again and go see the charm out of the tourist way. i talked to one local
and she said it is very quite. she was right. overall i rate our trip a
ten. we had not one problem from anyone, we felt safe in the historic
district. i can not believe i have not visited sooner, thanks
-- perry and della bodine (email@example.com) submitted 7/6/1997
My finace and I are planning our wedding in May of '98 in the
Charleston area. We need any information available on weddings. We are
rather new to this area and dont really know the area. Thank You!
-- Andrea Kozloski (DreaKoz@aol.com) submitted 7/5/1997
A couple friends and I are coming to Charleston to look for apartments
next weekend (July 11-13). We have two questions: 1) Where is the best
place to live in the $500-$650 rent range (2 bdrm apt) and 2) Where should
we head at night for fun if we're only going to be there a couple of days?
We're in the 22-25 year age range, so keep that in mind. We've received an
apartment finder guide, which has been a valuable resource, but were
hoping for other input. Any help would be great!
-- Andrew Forcier (firstname.lastname@example.org) submitted
HI! My husband and I are planning to relocate to Charleston as soon as
he finds employment there. He is currently the credit manager (senior loan
officer) for the consumer loan department at the largest independent bank
in New Hampshire. He could do consumer or commercial lending and has great
references and experience. If anyone can help us out with information on
banks or C.U.'s it would be greatly appreciated. email@example.com
-- J & P Shepard (firstname.lastname@example.org) submitted 7/2/97
My family and I are interested in relocating to Charleston. I'm an
oncologist and our daughter is homeschooled. Our daughter also studies
French and Spanish with tutors. Do any of the readers know of language
lessons, drama lessons and/or homeschooling groups in Charleston? Any
information will be appreciated.
-- David Young, M.D. (DYOUNG@FCS.NET) submitted 7/1/1997
I have just returned from a special family holiday in Calfornia (my
husband, daughter, parents, sister, neice). Their first visit to the
States. It was such a success I am now planning a holiday in 1998. This
time to Charleston. My husband and I were there in 1994 and had a
brilliant time. But ...... the age range this time is 76 : 45 : 21 : 9.
and the interests are varied. Is Charleston a suitable place for such a
variety of people to spend two weeks. I have details of a house to rent in
Folly Beach which sounds good but how close is it to everyting that's
going on? Help!!!!
-- Jill Westhead (email@example.com) submitted 7/1/1997
I am planning to be married on May 16, 1998. If you have any
information on reception facilities, could you please send me information.
I am also looking for any information you have on wedding information (any
topic) I would really appreciate it, I have just moved here last year and
dont know any reputible businesses. Thank You.
-- Andrea Kozloski (DreaKoz@aol.com) submitted 6/29/1997
I was wondering why there is not a link to the a Job Bank for
Charleston. It's nice place to visit, but what if you enjoy your visit and
want to move there, what are the employment opportunities. Please respond
-- Harold L. Backman (BackmanHarold@MSN.COM) submitted 6/26/97
Editor's Note: Interesting thought. We've been managing these pages as
a resource for those visiting the area so I hadn't really thought about
job links. Guess that goes on my todo list :-).
We are planning a vacation to Charleston around the 14th of August and
would like to know what motels are available on the beaches. I understand
that there are several beaches nearby and was wandering which one would be
most economical for a family of four with children the ages of 6 and 4.
Also, what kind of restaurants are recommended? Charleston is full of
historical sights. I also heard that there is a Cypress Gardens located
there. Is it open all year round? Thanks for your information.
-- jack_b1" (firstname.lastname@example.org) submitted 6/25/1997
I am the mother of the groom - wedding will be in March in Charleston.
I need help/advice on catering and/or potential locations for a FUN,
CASUAL rehearsal dinner for around 50 -60 people. We are from Texas and
are thinking barbecue or Mexican food, and can do the food ourselves if we
can find somewhere fun and different and inexpensive to have the party -
or at least some guidance. Thanks - email@example.com
-- Brenda Gouge (firstname.lastname@example.org) submitted 6/22/1997
I live in Florida and I am trying to plan a bridal shower in July, in
Charleston. I am looking for a bakery that I can order a cake from. If
anyone has any suggestions, please email me at email@example.com
-- Melissa J. Allen" (firstname.lastname@example.org) submitted 6/16/1997
6/16/97 My husband and I just returned from our first trip to
Charleston, S.C. We ended up staying at the Charleston Place (Omni) Hotel.
It was probably the best hotel I've ever stayed in. We got an incredible
discount for the room, too. They will bargain with you if you keep
pressing. I think we got about $150-$200 off the original room rate.
The room was very spacious, huge marble bathroom with one of the best
tubs/showers ever! The beds are really nice and the sheets are the softest
in the world. It was hard getting out of bed!!! The maids also turn down
your sheets and put a piece of chocolate on your pillow every night, which
was a nice touch. The towels were extra large and the work-out room is
free. The hotel is a definite must if you are staying in Charelston. It's
also right in the middle of everything, so you can walk to almost
As for restaurants, we went to Hyman's for seafood, which I highly
recommend, and Bocci's Italian Restaurant. Bocci's was also good. The only
place we really didn't like was Vickery's Bar and Grill. It was so-so and
we had a waiter from hell. The food is really heavy and tasteless. I
recommend spending your calories on the dessert at Hyman's instead of
wasting them at Vickery's for dinner! Try the Reece's Peanut Butter Pie or
the Chocolate Mousse Pie. Incredible!
We didn't do a lot of the "touristy" stuff since we are moving there next
year. We figured we will have all that time to do that when we live there.
I do wish we would have gone on one of the carriage rides to hear about
the history of the town and buildings, though. The one thing that I was
really facinated by were all of the really old cementaries. Those are
definitely worth looking at. Charelston is a wonderful place to go -
especially for history buffs!
-- Keely Huff (email@example.com) submitted 6/16/1997
Can anyone help me? I just purchased the door and side panels from the
former East Bay Trading Company rest. and am looking for information on
that building. I was told it was originally a cotton warehouse. I believe
these doors were added at a later time, but seem to predate 1850. I am a
novice and may not be posting this in the appropriate place, but I would
highly value any info or idea of where I can locate some info on this.
Thanks! June 15, 1997.
-- Gaby Colclough (GabyJohn@MSN.com) submitted 6/15/97
My submission is for J.B Pivots Shagworld, a club at 1162 Savannah
Highway, Charleston S.C. J.B Pivots is the spot in Charleston where Shag
is king. With the best dance floor this side of the Grand Strand, J.B.
Pivots, Home of the Charleston Shag Club, is totally dedicated to the
preservation of our beloved state dance. A must see for shaggers who visit
Charleston, a truely great place.
-- richard grumbine (firstname.lastname@example.org) submitted 6/14/1997
Will be coming to Charleston in a couple of weeks. Will be staying at
Oak Plantation Campground would like to know if it is a nice campground,
any information would be helpful.
-- Joyce" (email@example.com) submitted 6/12/1997
My husband and I have planned a trip to Myrtle Beach in September '97
and want to take a tour of Charleston and Summerville. We think we would
like to relocte to Summerville because I have heard so many nice things
about the area. Anybody have any comments about Summerville?? I would love
to hear more about the town. Thanks!
-- Pam Guertin (firstname.lastname@example.org) submitted 6/12/97
I just got back from a wonderful vacation in Charleston and want to let
you know about the best kept secret ... Brix Restaurant on Shem Creek in
Mt. Pleasnt! They serve contemporary French cuisine at reasonable prices;
it is not to be missed. I highly recommend Brix to all (843) 881-2246.
-- jaime tomhave (email@example.com) submitted 6/11/97
Can anyone give me some information about accomodations in the
Charleston Historic District. My wife and 2 children will be traveling
with me and we are looking for something besides a Bed and Breakfast. Also
sights that are must see for a family in Charleston for 2 days. Thanks.
-- MR J V DAVIS (CMRJ72B@prodigy.com) submitted //
My fiance and I would like to get married next year (1998) on Labor Day
weekend in Battery Park or a beautiful Charleston garden. We are trying to
find information about that and information about having the reception on
the water (riverboat, yacht, boat). We are planning to keep it down to
50-100 people. Can anyone provide us with more information about any of
this. We live in Charlotte, so all plans will be made from here. Thanks,
in advance, for any help! Tanya May 28, 1997
-- Tanya (firstname.lastname@example.org) submitted 5/28/1997
We would like to see listings of Art and Crafts Stores of Charleston,
South Carolina, along with information of artists and craftsman in your
area. Could you give me any information on Charleston Collections at 625
Skylark Drive? I heard they had an artist that carved wooden pelicans.
Could you give me any information or how to contact this artist? Thank You
-- Pop 3 (POPCROTTS@pop.prodigy.net) submitted 5/28/97
My parents wish to visit Charleston, but are still snails on the
information highway. If you could foward a request for a Charleston travel
package to be sent by snail mail, it would be deeply appreciated. Please
send to Robert Wimmer, 30 Lucille Ct. Edison N.J. 08820. Thank you again,
-- Bob Wimmer (email@example.com) submitted 5/27/1997
hi my name is mike bliss and i am thinking of going to college at
charleston, s.caroline, i was hoping you could tell me if it is a goog
place for a college kid, I mean is there good beaches, party clubs and
girls. THANKS ALOT FOR TAKING YOUR TIME TO READ THIS LETTER.
-- mike (firstname.lastname@example.org) submitted 5/25/97
Hello! I am planning to attend a friend's wedding along with my roomate
in Columbia in June, and we are planning to stay in Charleston a few days
before the wedding. We were wondering if anybody had any suggestions or
comments about nightlife there. We are single guys about 30 years old from
Seattle. Any suggestions?
-- Bruce Sowards (Volt Comp)" (email@example.com) submitted
i've been to charleston three times, the last time i rented a house on
folly beach for a month. it is truly one of the most beautiful places I've
ever been. I'm thinking of taking a sabatical there for a year and perhaps
relocating if that year goes well. does anyone out there have any info. on
renting an oceanfront or ocean-near property for a year at a reasonable
rate. Please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org. also a friend is looking to
relocate and is in the education field. Any info on job availability in
-- CL (email@example.com) submitted 5/23/97
I just loooooooooove Charleston, South Carolina! I have been there
several times, and I cannot wait to get back!! I will write back soon to
give you more information!!
-- Kristen Gustine (Gustine@fourhcouncil.edu) submitted 5/22/1997
I have only heard terrific things about Charleston!! I recently
graduated with a Master's Degree in Counseling and my dream is to move to
Charleston. I haven't even looked for a job anywhere else. I'm really
excited to move to this fantastic city. I only hope I find a job soon!!
-- Meghan Ramage (firstname.lastname@example.org) submitted 5/22/1997
5/22/97 My husband and I are going to be moving to Charleston in June
of 1998. My husband is going to be in the Dermatology Residency program at
MUSC. He has only been to Charleston once (for his residency interview)
and I have never been there. We are planning a trip there the first week
of June '97 to scout out places to live. If anyone has any suggestions on
nice areas, or areas to stay away from, etc...we are planning on either
renting a house or an apartment. Having never been there before, it's hard
to know what's good and what's not from pictures via the Internet and the
apartment guides we have received. Please email me with any comments or
suggestions at: email@example.com. Thanks!!
-- Keely Huff (firstname.lastname@example.org) submitted 5/22/97
My wife and I, and maybe another couple are looking for a spacious,
somewhat private room with two doubles in a bed n breakfast or motel/hotel
that also features an in-room jacuzzi, perhaps even in the center of the
room. Even more, it's be great if this room had a view of the harbor, the
Cooper, or Ashley, or even the Atlantic. Does such a room exist in
-- CI (email@example.com) submitted 5/09/1997
My fiance and I are planning to get married in September of '97. We're
looking for small chapels or gardens in the Charleston area where we can
have a small, elegant ceremony. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
-- (SBBROOKS@worldnet.att.net) submitted 5/21/1997
My wife and I are planning to move to the Charleston area. I have a
Bachelor degree and have been employed as a project admninstrator for the
past ten yeasrs on five federal grant projects at the University of Iowa.
My wife is a real estate agent for Coldwell-Banker. We realize that we
won't find employment in SC while here in Iowa, so we are planning on
making the move but would like to ask for some help. If anyone can provide
us with information on employment in the Charleston, SC area we would be
-- Tom Flynn (firstname.lastname@example.org) submitted 5/21/1997
For the coldest beer and true Charlestonian fellowship visit my ole
watering hole the WINDJAMMER,ISLE OF PALMS,TELL Malcolm or Bill I sent you
and see what TWENTY years AFTER,will getcha!
-- JOHN DYAL (email@example.com) submitted 5/19/1997
We are planning on vacationing in Charleston in June. Does anyone have
any information on the Battery Carriage House bed and breakfast? We are
curious to know how it compares to other bed & breakfast's in the area in
terms of quality and price. Thank you very much!
-- Allan Cass (firstname.lastname@example.org) submitted 5/19/1997
Hello y'all! *grin* I live in Summerville, SC - have been here 2 years!
I'm 18 years old...I just wanted to post my name up on the board letting
people know that if anyone wanted to know some about Summerville, you are
welcome to drop me a line via email!! Bye!
-- Lisa (email@example.com) submitted 5/19/1997
Has anyone stayed at the Red Roof Inn, Mt. Pleasant? How was it? Please
send comments to firstname.lastname@example.org Thanks in advance.
-- Velyncia Sirls" (email@example.com) submitted 5/19/1997
what ever happened to the primerose house on east bay street?
-- vexed ("firstname.lastname@example.org@mail"@gti.net) submitted 5/17/1997
Editor's Note: That was a wonderful restaurant! That closed down 2 or 3
years ago. I believe the owner ran afoul of the law, if memory serves.
Hello, I am considering a move as the job market for my field is less
then favorable. I am an X-ray Tech and would appreciate any help anyone
could furnish involving employment opportunities in the area as well as
typical rents for nice 1 bedroom apartments. Would greatly appreciate any
info that anyone could forward. Thanks! P.S. I'm in Buffalo, NY and its
still cold here on May17th!
-- Tim (NTirnet@aol.com) submitted 5/17/1997
My nephew moved to Charleston about 12 years ago and I have gone there
every year since because I fell in love with the city. I've already been
there in Februay and April of this year. Don't miss Magnolia Plantation,
Boone Hall, and Middleton Place. They are beautiful and soooo full of
great history. The Market downtown is a super place to pick up souvenirs,
then spend the day browsing the shops (don't miss TG's) and the city
sites. Stop in at Tommy Condon's for lunch for some good Irish potatoe
chowder or She Crab Soup. Poogan's Porch has very good pecan pie. Cappy's
has good seafood on John's Island and Gilligans is a good family seafood
place. California Dreaming is wonderful and the view of the Ashley River
is magnificent. We've seen dolphins in the river as we dined. Get a window
Some of the houses downtown not to be missed are the Calhoun Mansion on
Meeting Street and the Manigault House. Also the Nathaniel Russell and
Edmonston Alston houses are interesting. Take the time to walk from the
battery up East Bay to the Market area and take a buggy ride for an
overview of Historic Charleston. These are well worth the money. Most of
all take time to enjoy the beauty of the scenery around you. It is
unbeatable. Needless to say, we hope to retire there someday. I can't say
enough good things about the city or the great people you meet. We always
tried to take our kids to different places ie Williamsburg, Gettysburg,
Smokey Mountains etc. but the place we all kept going back to time after
time was Charleston. I hope this information is helpful. If I can be of
further assistance e-mail me at Pocohon@ibm.net.
-- Linda Reinhold (Pocohon@ibm.net) submitted 5/9/1997
May 9, l997 My girl and I live in Savannah, but love Charleston. Always
visit at Spoleto time and once or twice at other times. We know the good
restaurants, shops, etc., but have trouble finding good places to dance.
We like ball room (Cavallaro's was good, but hear it's closed again),
disco (but Juke Box is too juvenile), and C&W. Prefer informal places
where people get to know each other. Any suggestions. We would like to
meet others with similar interests. Also, is it possible to get schedules
of events at Gaillard? Our Civic Center keeps a current schedule on
Savannah Online. Couldn't Charleston do likewise? Thanks
-- William S. Medart (Billifter@aol.com) submitted 5/9/1997
A group of 10 is wanting to come to Charleston for a weekend stay,
looked for address for chamber of commerce but didn't find, could a travel
catalogue of places to stay and resturants and historical sites be mailed
to me at FIRST UNION NATIONAL BANK c/oPatricia Boone Post Office Box 130
Burnsville, NC 28714? Please send any info that would be helpful for us
hard working women to have an exciting weekend in Charleston!!!! We may
even come back and bring our families!!
-- pboone" (email@example.com) submitted 5/8/1997
Though not born in Charleston, I have always considered Charleston
home. It is the most fantasic city that I have come to find in this world
as a world traveler, but there is always a connection to some foreign land
as can be seen in the stores downtown. I highly recommend Mike Calders Pub
at 288 King street for everything from a simple sandwich to an inexpensive
but absolutely delicious dinner. It is truely a family run joint as more
times than not, you will see Mike behind the bar, his father at the
register, his mom in the kitchen, and his little brother running around
bussing tables or taking orders. Mike's is a local hangout where the Lunch
Crowd is usually the same people every day. Mike has on tap a number of
imports, and American draft beers and ales. For a gourmet meal, I
recommend 82 Queen with their fabulous dinners, but it can be a bit on the
pricey side, but it is still cheaper than most of the places you can get a
much less gourmet meal in New York. Make sure you stop by Crogan's Jewl
Box on King street, and buy something for your lady at one of the only
jewelry store sin the lowcountry that is still owned by the same family
that has owned it for decades. As well as stopping by M. Dumas and Son's
mor all your clothing needs. Charleston is a great city to visit, and be
from!! ALEX MOZINGO
-- ALEXANDER MOZINGO" (firstname.lastname@example.org) submitted 5/08/1997
Editor's Note: Hear! Hear! on Mike Calders! That is the first place I
stop when downtown. Drinks are served in authentic glasses and service is
always with a smile. The food is excellent and the ambience warm and
We are planning a four-day, three night trip to Charleston with our
kids, ages 13 and 8, and another couple and their kids, ages 13 and 15, in
mid-July '97. We have reservations at the Best Western Atrium. Anyone have
any comments (good or bad) about this choice? Golf is on the agenda for
the men in the group for two mornings, but we want to spend the rest of
the time seeing the sites. I've read through the Travelogue and find a lot
mentioned about couples, but what about families? We'd like suggestions
for favorite sites, restaurants, etc. We will likely plan to see all the
standards -- Fort Sumter, etc., but maybe someone could suggest the best
spots for our first trip to this city?? Thanks!
-- Aileen Barr (email@example.com) submitted 5/6/1997
Editor's Note: One absolute don't miss is Patriot's Point. Great fun
for the entire family! There is an aircraft carrier, submarine, and other
water craft that you can wander and learn more about. Patriot's Point is
across the river in Mount Pleasant.
I lived in Summerville, South Carolina all of my 16yrs with my
mom,stepdad,sister and brother. We use to always go to Charleston. We
mainly went on weekends.Whether it was out to eat, go shopping or just
lookaround.Now I'm living in cold Minnesota with my dad and stepmom. My
dad lived in SC for 9 yrs I think and he couldn't beleive how much it
changed over the years.I hope everyone that goes to Charleston(or
Summerville) has a nice time. And if anyone wants to e-mail me and find
out more, fill free! As long as it isn't stupid or mean!
-- Kelly Sesti (firstname.lastname@example.org) submitted 5/4/97
I'm thinking of moving to Charleston within the next two years. I am
currently researching your lovely city on the web and interviewing an
indivual here at UVA who grew up there.
The only information I'm not finding is if there are any gay discos in the
area or if one has to drive to Myrtle Beach to go dancing. Would you have
any information you could possibly send me. Or would you give me an
address I may send this request to regarding the subject. Your assistance
would be greatfully appreicated.
Sincerely, Charlottesville, VA
-- David Smith (email@example.com) submitted 4/29/1997
Islanders Shag Club has opened it's doors at 15 Center St. on Folly
Beach. One short block from the ocean. Stop by and ask someone to
demonstrate the our state dance, the "Shag". Members at the clubhouse will
be happy to meet you. Call 800 SUN&SHAG (1-800-786-7424) for a schedule of
'Upcoming Events'. Good Shaggin' to ya while visiting Charleston.
-- Ronnie Spry (RMSpry@SpryNet.com) submitted 4/22/97
I am interested in campgrounds around the Charleston area, preferably
on the ocean. If you have any information that you can forward, I would
appreciate it. Thank you!
-- Roger Smith (firstname.lastname@example.org) submitted 4/20/1997
4/20/97: Planning a stop on honeymoon during October 1997. Cannot find
area under chamber of commerce to request info packages by mail, as I do
not have email. Address is 97 Valerie Drive, Appleton, WI 54915. Thank
-- Tami Llewellyn submitted 4/20/1997
Hello from Mobile, AL I am leading a group of Mobilians to Charleston
during Spoleto Festival this year. Am seeking advice on which restaurant
to select among these three for a dinner one night (it is a post
performance dinner). Here they are: Anson, Fulton Five, McCrady's. These
restaurants were selected based on several criteria which I don't really
have time to detail. Do you feel we would have a good group dining
experience at any of these? Many thanks, Gail White
-- Gail White (email@example.com) submitted 4/19/1997
My husband and I are planning a trip to Charleston this year. We are
interested in finding lodging on the beach. Either hotel or condo, but
prefer to have something with kitchen. Sharon (firstname.lastname@example.org)
-- Sharon Lawrence (email@example.com) submitted 4/17/97
I went to Charleston, South Carolina 2 times so far with my family. We
are probley going again this summer. We spent most of our time camping at
Edisto Beach. It is a nice little area, if you don't like all the people.
They also have beach houses there, which one of my good friends stayed in
on one of her trips with her family. Although those tend not to be in top
condition. But then again, what does it matter, your going to be outside
on the beach most of the time. There are a lot of docks to go fishing on
and bridges that you can go crab fishing under. That is fun! So go and
have a blast or just relax.----Ellen Fanis
-- Ellen (firstname.lastname@example.org) submitted 4/17/1997
Surprised my honey with a surprise Honeymoon and we spent Sunday
through Monday 4/13-14 there. The only problem: Too damn short!
We stayed at The Meeting Street Inn. The location was fabulous, in the
middle of everything, and the staff was the perfect foil for for romantic,
antique charm the Inn provided (at a very reasonable price, I hasten to
Ate dinner, with suggestion and reservation made by a person at the Inn,
at The Mint Julep. In a word, outstanding! My wife and I partook the
Chef's Pasta Special that day, a flavorful combination of andoile (sp)
sausage, meaty shrimp tossed in a red pepper fettuccini and alfredo sauce
that was fantastic.
Ate lunch on Monday at T-Bonz, finding it a nice balance of infoamal
dining with quality food. The She Crab soup was tremendous on a slightly
colder day that Charleston should be in mid-April. My one gripe? A place
that has good steaks should NOT cook them on a flat grill. Bring on the
Mesquite, guys, or stick to the seafood.
The carriage ride was informative and enjoyable, if a bit pricey ($16 per
person, but shop around for better deals - due to time constraints, I
couldn't), and a visit to a dungeon that, when escavated in the '60s
showed a portion of the wall that originally surrounded Charles Towne back
in the mid 1600's!
But that's what we found best about Charleston - The very old
revolutionary history, the civil war history, and a modern city with
friendly folks. I live in Raleigh, NC, and I now know why the Raleigh
folks are so against native Noo Yawkers like myself: Penis envy.
Charleston IS the south, the kind that makes you feel as welcome as the
brochures would hype.
Can't wait to visit for out 1st Anniversary...
-- Brian O'Neill (email@example.com) submitted 4/15/97
I would love to received a map of the city of Charleston. Also would
like information on tours (bus, etc.) Thanks, Doris Muise
-- (Pjmuise@aol.com) submitted 4/14/1997
We visited Charleston this past week (Apr 5-10) and particularly
enjoyed Magnolia Plantation. But we have a question about the minnows in
the garden pools at Magnolia. Are these 'mosquito minnows' planted to
control these pests or part of the natural fauna? Any comments would be
appreciated. Thanks, Gail
-- Gail Ehret (firstname.lastname@example.org) submitted 4/12/1997
hello...hello... My fiancee and I are extremely interested in
relocating to the Charleston, S.C. area. Living in Boston, she currently
manages a B. Dalton bookstore, and desires a career change. Already having
an English degree, she wishes to pursue a fast-track elementary education
degree. I will complete my physician assistant graduate degree this
September. We are set to get married in Newport, R.I. on Sept. 20. If I am
able to find a job in orthopaedics, working for an orthopaedic surgeon, we
would certainly love to reside in the Charleston area. If anyone could
possibly send information/phone numbers regarding cost of living, the job
market, recommended towns in the greater Charleston area, areas to stay
away from, etc..... ....it would be much appreciated!! Thanks for your
time... Jordy and Shawn email@example.com
-- George Looser (firstname.lastname@example.org) submitted 4/12/1997
Please send me some Info on Charleston and Hotels that are on the beach
Thank you so very much, Rhonda Nichols
-- rhonda (email@example.com) submitted 4/08/1997
Hello. My boyfriend and I are planning to relocate Charleston in July.
We will be visiting your beautiful city this weekend (April 11-13). Can
you recommend a local bar where my boyfriend will be able to watch the
boxing match on pay per view? Also, can you recommend any good restaurants
in the downtown area with vegetarian selections? Thanks so much.
-- (firstname.lastname@example.org) submitted 4/7/97
My fiancee and I are interested in a small, quiet ceromony. We heard
Charleston was a beautiful place. If you have any lists of wedding chapels
in the area, please let us know. 4/7/97
-- Michelle (TMGaile@ibm.net) submitted 4/7/1997
Has anyone ever stayed at Laurel Hill Plantation (B & B) in
McClellanville, SC? I would love to hear what you thought of it (good or
bad). Thanks. Betsy Hilton email@example.com
-- Betsy Hilton (firstname.lastname@example.org) submitted 4/5/97
Just returned today, Apr.3,'97, from Charleston. Our mid-week stay was
simply too short. May I recommend the two shows, Low Country Legends and
Serenade. Legends is an historical show, performed by extremely talented
locals. The playhouse is small and cozy, with lots of opportunity for
audience participation. Legends is a must see, but please see it before
going to Serenade. The latter is a glitzy, big-show production, with a New
York feel. The cast led by host Steve Teague, a magnificent operatic
baritone, is outstanding. The band is also terrific.
-- John Freeman (email@example.com) submitted 4/3/1997
4/2/97 I am currently looking for summer employment and was wondering
if anyone had any information on some employment in the Charlston area.
Please e-mail me and let me know of anything you know about and how I
could receive applications for employment from these places via mail.
-- Heather McDonald (firstname.lastname@example.org) submitted 4/3/97
We just got back from a five day visit on 3/31/97. We found Mint Julip
on Queen St. to be quiet and superb. Try the peach cobbler wrapped in a
praline shell!! 82 Queen provided a lovely outdoor dining experience and
Poogan's Porch was fun and delicious. Overall we thought Charleston was a
great place to visit and eat.
-- M Bertolini submitted 4/1/97
Editor's Note: The Mint Julip is my favorite place to dine in
Charleston. The Boureguard (sp?) shrimp is incredible! (Just had to pipe
in when I saw this place mentioned :-))
TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN, GREETINGS AND SALUTATIONS FROM THE HEARTLAND OF
ILLINOIS. MY WIFE AND I ARE PLANNING A VACATION TO CHARLESTON IN THE
SPRING OF 1998. WE HAVE A 4 YEAR OLD, AND A 2 YEAR OLD THAT WILL BE
ATTENDING THE TRIP, ALSO. WE ARE LOOKING FOR A STYLISH BED AND BREAKFAST,
THAT GIVES US A TASTE OF THE SOUTH, AND CHARLESTON. A PRICE RANGE OF
$100-$150 A NIGHT WOULD BE MOST APPRECIATED WHEN THINKING OF REFERRALS. WE
ARE BIG BREAKFAST EATERS, SO A PLACE WITH A NICE REPUTATION WOULD BE A
NICE ADDITION TO OUR TRIP. WE WILL BE IN TOWN OVER EASTER. IF THERE ARE
ANY EXCITING EVENTS HAPPENING OVER EASTER WEEKEND PLEASE ADVISE ME OF
THEM. WE WILL BE IN CHARLESTON THE WEEKEND OF EASTER. THANX, KEVIN HALE,
2350 E .OLIVE, DECATUR, IL. 62526
-- kevin hale (WARRENSBURG -LATHAM MIDDLE SCHOOL) submitted 4/1/97
Ah Charleston - I can't believe it took me this long to find this
charming place. Wonderful Restaruants to numerous to mention and the
carriage ride is a luxury. but in March '97 I found the one unSouthern
accommodation in C'town. Very BAD experience with the CHURCH ST INN.
Fortunately everyone else in town took it personnally and were doubly nice
to us. Why is there always one bad Apple? But, don't let this deter you
from Americas version of Rome. Just avoid the Church St. INN!
-- Gail Crowe (hkla94a@Pro.com) submitted 3/31/1997
Please send me some Info on Charleston and Hotels that are on the beach
Thank you so very much, Rhonda Nichols
-- rhonda (email@example.com) submitted 4/08/1997
Does anyone know about a cajun festival on James Island near
-- jay stone (firstname.lastname@example.org.) submitted 3/30/1997
We will be in Charleston to take our van to the port for shipment to
Europe April 9-11. Where is the closest campsite to the port? Thank you
for this information. Ed Dodson email@example.com home address- 3832
Cynthiana Rd. Goergetown, Ky. 40324
-- Ed Dodson (firstname.lastname@example.org) submitted 3/26/1997
My fiance and I are planning a wedding/honeymoon the last part of
September. We would like to get married in intimate ceremony with just the
two of us in a romantic surrounding. Any information you can provide would
be helpful, names, numbers, etc...
-- Ransome L. Shirley" (email@example.com)
We live inland in South Carolina. For the last few years we have been
going to Charleston for weekends and family weeks. We love all the aspects
that people talk about on these pages. We have learned that we love to
stay at the Marina in Wild Dunes Resort. This is less expensive that most
hotels in Charleston if we are staying more than one night and very close
by car. One good Web Site is joyfulrental.com Maybe you will enjoy Resort
vacation rentals too.
-- Stuart Terry (firstname.lastname@example.org) submitted 3/26/1997
We visited Charleston in March 1997, and found it just beautiful! The
azaleas were in full bloom and the highs were in the 60's to 70's. If you
are into great seafood, and early American and civil war history, this is
the town for you. Our favorite restaurants were 82 Queen, Celia's Porta
Via,Sarmet's on King Street and Blossums. Be sure to avoid the Sunday
brunch at Poogan's Porch: very unimaginative. Hymans is a good place for
lunch,especially the shrimp po boy sandwiches. Be prepared for a long line
for dinner though. We had a very pleasant inexpensive dinner at Gaulart et
Maliclet on Broad Street. We had the seafood fondu: tres bon! If you are
up for an adventure, try to find "the Wreck". This is a seafood place in
Shem Creek which does not advertise. There is not even a sign in front of
the place. Be prepared for very tasty, fresh seafood in a very casual
atmosphere for killer prices. Some places we would like to try are
Carolinas and "slightly North of Broad".
If you are staying in the downtown area, I would highly recomment a B& B,
rather than a hotel. It gives you more of a feel of Charleston.
As for the plantation scene, Middleton was just beautiful this time of
year with all the azaleas in bloom. We were advised to skip the house and
spend time in the gardens, and were glad we did. We did not visit
Magnolia. We heard that it was pretty commercialized.
Both of us really enjoyed Fort Sumter and The Yorktown aircraft carrier.
At the Yorktown site, we also got to go inside a submarine! It was
definitely worth the $9.00.
Be sure to spend sufficient time just wandering around the downtown
Charleston area. Everywhere is really within walking distance. There is
good shopping both at the market area, and on King Street. We were overall
somewhat surprised at the low prices. The horse drawn carriage rides can
be fun, but you don't know in advance where you will go. The industry is
regulated tightly by the city. The drivers are assigned to one of three
zones, some obviously more desirable than others, so it really is a
-- Juliana and Umberto Digiosia (drd @ vbe.com) submitted 3/23/1997
My girlfriend and I are planning a big move to the city of Charleston,
South Carolina. She will be graduating in December with a Bachelors degree
in Nursing from Michigan State University. I graduated over a year ago and
I have a year's experience as a sales manager for the automotive industry.
We are seeking to plant our roots and enjoy the hospitality of Charleston.
If there is anyone out there that can help either or both of us seek
employment it would be genuinely appreciated. Please E-mail me at:
email@example.com Thank You, Mark and Karen
-- Mark H. Biebuyck" (firstname.lastname@example.org) submitted 3/22/1997
I've been reading all the wonderful comments about Charleston and think
it would be a great place to take my 2 kids (13 & 9) this June. Is it a
kid-friendly city? Has anyone stayed at the Holiday Inn Charleston
Riverview? I can get good rates there, but if it's too far from
attractions, then I'll reconsider. Thanks.
-- PamelaSal (PamelaSal@aol.com) submitted 3/23/1997
I will be moving in the Isle of Palms beach area beginning around the
end of May to the end of August. I will be babysitting for a relative, and
never got to really "see the sights" when I went about 7 years ago. Please
tell me about things I could do to entertain a 6 and 10 year old.
(Boy/Girl) :-) Thanks! THANKS SO MUCH! Kaeris
-- (Kaeris@aol.com) submitted 3/22/1997
Visited Charleston in late Feb. Had a wonderful time. Restaurant
Million was outstanding and worth the price. Highly recommend taking
walking tour with Tommy Dew ..... he meets people at the Old Market
Steps.... very informative and interesting tours. Stayed at Indigo Inn and
staff was quite gracious and helpful.
-- Pat (email@example.com) submitted 3/20/1997
My wife and I are thinking about coming to Charleston for our 1st
anniversary the weekend of April 12. How far/what route would we take from
Salter Path, NC; approximately how long? Places to stay
-- Ernie Tompkins (firstname.lastname@example.org) submitted
My husband and two teenaged sons and will be visiting S.C. in June.
Where is a good family oriented place to stay in Charleston? Also, how far
is it from Myrtle Beach and which is better to see first? Thanks!
-- (PittMom@aol.com) submitted 3/19/1997
A lady here at our office is searching for a wedding chapel or church
that she might use in South Carolina, and has asked me to contact you.
Would you be kind enough to forward a list of chapels or churches in your
area which would serve an out-of-stater? Many thanx. Mike Miller
-- Mike Miller (email@example.com) submitted 3/18/1997
I am interested in getting a better description of the rooms and
location of the Elliott House Inn. Is the immediate area around the Inn
larger type brick buildings (3 or 4 stories) or single Charleston houses.
What are the king size rooms in the rear building like? What do the
private balconies overlook? Which floor is Better and why?
-- Catherine (firstname.lastname@example.org) submitted 3/17/1997
Sounds like this is a wonderful place to visit. We plan a trip in
mid-May '97 four adults & one small active neice. Probably would love to
know a few interesting things for little ones to see, and a place to stay
that has a patio or balcony off the room with a view for us to relax and
visit after full days of siteseeing. Any ideas? Love to hear from you.
-- Pam in Kentucky (email@example.com) submitted 3/16/97
On April 7th, my husband will be in your state for discussion with one
of your companies concerning their offer to him for employment. We are
seriously considering a major move pending his acceptance of employment. I
would appreciate any and all information forwarded to me pertaining to the
Charleston area. We prefer information concerning housing, cost of living,
crime statistics, and anything else you may choose to pass our way. Our
children are all grown, so it is just my husband and myself. He is 56, and
I am 42. Thank you for your help in advance. Sincerely, Mrs. Joyce Wagner,
-- Larry R Wagner (firstname.lastname@example.org) submitted 3/13/1997
We have a time-share in Surfside Beach that we go to for a week each
year. At least one day of our week is spent in Charleston. We've done the
carriage tours, which we thought were great to learn about the history.
But, we found that we wanted to walk the same route afterwards to see
every- thing in more detail. We also went on a ferry to Bull's Island in
1995. It left from Awendaw, north of Chrlstn, was fairly inexpensive, and
a lot of fun. Does this ferry service still run? It's a day trip we'd love
to do again. Thanks!
-- Wendy Reese (email@example.com) submitted 3/11/1997
we are going on vac. last full week in april , from little rock, how
much will it cost us to stay there for the week ?
-- matt and julie (firstname.lastname@example.org) submitted 3/9/1997
My wife and I are planning a 10 day trip to the Charleston area in June
of '97. Neither of us has ever been. We don't want to be tied to a
specific schedule, but want to see the sights on our own, relaxed
schedule. I am a Civil War buff, and we want to see where "The Big Chill"
was filmed nearby. Other than than, we don't know what to do. If anyone
has any ideas on what not to miss while we're there, please let us know.
Thank you. email@example.com
-- Mike Drinan (firstname.lastname@example.org) submitted 3/9/97
We will be in your area March 28 - April 7, l997. It is our first
visit. We'd love to have information sent to us as soon as possible:
Thomas C. Donnelly, POB 1285, Wilmington, Vermont 05363. There are two
people in our party (my wife and I) and we will require information on
accommodations, things to do, sites, and so forth. THANK YOU.
-- Jan McNamara (email@example.com) submitted 3/08/1997
I'm interested in having some travel information sent to a friend who's
planning to visit with their family around July 4th. They are especially
interested in any information on rentals near beach between Isle of Palms
and Kiawah. Please send them anything you can. Thanks.. Friend's address:
Bernadette Boehm, 16 Limerick Rd., Trumbull, CT 06611
-- elva (firstname.lastname@example.org) submitted 3/8/1997
My wife and I have been to Charleston many times and are in love with
the city...We hope to move to Charleston in spring '98, giving us plenty
of time to find jobs, a place to live, and to plan properly. If there is
any information on relocating to Charleston we would like to have it.
Also, any information on current job opportunities, and the best places to
live (incl, reasonable rent, good neighborhoods, school districts, etc.)
we would love to have it. Thank you in advance, Kip and Ruth Roe,
Cincinnati, OH (KIPROE@aol.com)
-- (KIPROE@aol.com) submitted 3/7/1997
I am looking for a place to stay in the Charleston area (either in the
city or in the Folly Beach or Isle of Palms area) for a week this summer
with a group of teenage friends. We would like a moderately priced place
(preferably something like a condo) where five teenage girls would not
feel out of place. We won't be wild; we're just looking for a place to
stay that will serve as a base to experience the beaches and downtown
Charleston. If you have any good suggestions please contact me as soon as
possible via e-mail. Thanks!!
-- Susie Monnier (email@example.com) submitted 3/6/1997
I am looking into spending a week with some other high school age
friends in the Charleston area in early June. I am open to any suggestions
for places to stay that are moderately priced where a group of teenage
girls would not feel out of place. We would need room for up to six
people. If you have any ideas please contact me via e-mail at:
-- Monnier, John" (firstname.lastname@example.org) submitted 3/6/1997
My husband and I are planning to be in Charleston March 22-29. Can
anyone suggest a good, economical place to stay that is close to historic
-- Sallyann Murray (email@example.com) submitted 3/6/97
Need a list of EXECUTIVE and MEDICAL headhunters. Can you help? For
-- Diane DeLucia (firstname.lastname@example.org) submitted 3/05/1997
My fiance and I are getting married in Charleston over Thanksgiving. We
would like to hear from hotels, florists, etc. We most likely will stay at
the Francis Marion with the bridal party. We want to arrange walking and
carriage tours for our guests for the Friday and Saturday after
Thanksgiving. We will be married that Saturday evening. Looking for GREAT
wedding cake bakers. We want something special. Any comments at all please
send me email. Thanks!
-- Diane De Lucia (email@example.com) submitted 3/5/97
March 4, 1997:I am a College of Charleston student, currently in exile
in Calgary on a student exchange. My years in Charleston have enabled me
to reccomend a few less well-known gems of the city. For restaurants, the
Horse and Cart Cafe, on King Street (between George and Wentworth), can't
be beat for those on a tight budget-the desserts are heavenly. For those
with a bit more money than the average starving student, Blossom Cafe on
East Bay Street is wonderful--try the pasta with oak-roasted chicken. And,
for splurges, 82 Queen -- it is truly the best restaurant in Charleston.
Have the lobster stuffed with crab and filet mignon, with chocolate crepes
for dessert. As for sights, everybody sees the Edmonston-Alston House, St.
Michael's Church, and the Market, but my favorite spot in the city is the
Unitarian Universalist graveyard. The best way to get there is from the
King Street entrance, a couple blocks south of Market Street. There is a
wrought-iron gate set into ! a brick doorframe, with the quo
-- Catherine Tosenberger (none) submitted 3/5/97
Editor's Note: Unfortunately, Catherine's message was truncated.
Catherine, if you see this - please send me the rest of your comments.
I am moving into the area in the next few weeks, and am trying to get
information on job opportunities in the Charleston area. If you could
please send me any info. you have. I am a recent college grad. with little
experience but with a degree in Marketing, so am interested in any
business opportunity. I have some experience in the resort area, so I am
interested in the hotel or resort industry. Just any information that
could be of assistance. Also anything on apartment renting, please! Thank
you, Michelle Nichols
-- Michelle Nichols/Notes2/Vanstar (Michelle_Nichols@vanstar.com)
A group of us had rented a 5 bedroom/3 bath beach house at Sullivan'
Beach, Charleston, for 18 and 19 April. We have had to cancel and need to
re-rent it to get our deposit back. It sounds like a good deal, and if you
need some accommodations during that time frame, please contact me and
I'll give you more details. 3/4/97 Ginger
-- GINGER (firstname.lastname@example.org) submitted 3/4/1997
Our family is planning a trip to Charleston in June. I have read a lot
of the messages and have not found any saying where to stay if you have
children with you. They are also very interested in going to an amusement
part while we are on vacation. Is there one close? None of us have been to
Charleston but we are looking forward to our visit. Any info will be
greatly appreciated Sara Alexin
-- Sara Alexin (Balex@ash-uky.campus.mci.net) submitted 3/2/97
Editor's Note: Some of the Bed and Breakfasts do not allow children.
I've stayed in a few B&B's in the area, and have rarely seen families with
children. There are several hotels and motels in the downtown area which
you might want to look into. Sorry - no specific recommendations. BUT I do
highly recommend that you visit Patriot's Point in Mount Pleasant - this
would be a big hit with your kids. Patriot's Point is a floating maritime
museum consisting of a submarine, aircraft carrier and coast guard cutter.
There are decommissioned aircraft on the carrier and other interesting
items. They'd have a blast!
I will be visiting Charleston for the first time with my mother who is
89 in mid-March. Neither of us have ever visited the area, but both of us
love historic houses, gardens, good food, and beautiful views. I have just
spent over two hours reading all the recommendations and comments of
others who have visited or lived in the town. I am really looking forward
to our visit, plan to stay in a Bed & Breakfast (I have the brochure &
phone number to call tomorrow-Monday). We will be flying from Baltimore
and I am wondering if we should rent a car while we are there, or rely on
public transportation and tours. My mother enjoys walking short distances
(no need for a walker), but at her age it is difficult to be on her feet
for more than an hour or so.
Perhaps someone could offer advice on that and any other recommendations
for travelling with an elderly person who is very much interested in
seeing new places and meeting people.
-- (CAROL1970@aol.com) submitted 3/2/1997
Editor's Note: Parking can get to be a bit of an issue in downtown. I
highly recommend you stay downtown and then rely on the local
transportation system. My husband & I took his grandparents downtown and
had a marvelous time going from spot to spot on DART. It's inexpensive and
you can ride all day - getting on and off at the marked spots.
We are interested in getting married in Charleston later this month and
need to acquire information about a wedding license and wedding chapels in
the area. Also, need information on lodging in the area. Thank you, Mark
-- MARK STEPHAN" (M_STEPHAN@msn.com) submitted 3/1/97
We plan to relocate to the southeast this fall (97). I I am looking of
job opportunities as a RN in mental health. We would like to be near the
ocean and will be looking for housing. I like to live near a
college/university and we will be playing golf. My husband is retired and
I am 55. Any information you can provide by email willl be appreciated.
-- Pat Groesbeck (Lins4@aol.com) submitted 2/28/1997
Hello, Two couples in their thirties coming to visit April 4-12, 1997.
Staying on Edisto Island. Need information on the following; good
restaurants near Edisto, deep sea fishing tours, nightlife near Edisto, a
memorable B & B and restaurant in Charleston for April 11. We will be
golfing 3 or 4 days but want to take in the key sights and activities
since we have never been there before. Looking forward to escaping the
Minnesota winter. Sincere thanks for any suggestions. Gail
-- (TaliaCree@aol.com) submitted 2/28/1997
I plan to visit Charleston March 9-15 97. Would you inform me by email
a list of downtown or near downtown motels/hotels.. thank you for your
-- Donald L. Smitley" (email@example.com) submitted 2/26/1997
I am trying to find a schdule for the stingrays and ticket infomation.
thanks frank b. jones
-- frank b. jones (firstname.lastname@example.org) submitted 2/26/1997
question= Hi -- I'm coming to Hilton Head on Saturday (March 1)for the
first time since 1983. My parents have given me a timeshare at Ocean Cove
at Palmetto Dunes for weeks 8 and 9. I'm not sure I want to keep it as the
maintenance fee is $1300 a year, I live in Colorado and I have a timeshare
at Princeville, Kauai. What is your opinion of my selling the one in
Hilton Head (or maybe just one week of it), how much could I get for it
and who would you suggest I talk to about selling it? I would appreciate
any advice you could give me. Thank you very much, Pamela Graham
-- Pamela Graham (email@example.com) submitted 2/25/1997
My wife found a "Charleston bracelet" at the Money Man Pawn shop. What
a unique idea.
-- Bill Moberger (firstname.lastname@example.org) submitted 2/25/1997
I have been reviewing your "Visitor Comments" page and find it very
useful. We are planning a conference which will be held in mid May, 1997
at the Lodge Alley Inn. I have been attempting to find out if there are
any special events occurring during that month - specifically between May
15 and 19. If you can help me out, I'd really appreciate it.
-- Jenny Grazianoi" (email@example.com) submitted 2/24/1997
Editor's Note: As it turns out, we've just updated our calendar of
events through the end of the year. There aren't a large number of events
at that time of year, as the next week begins the famous Spoleto festival.
Check out our calendar of events - we'll
be updating it often!
My husband and I are planning to relocate this spring and are seriously
considering Charleston area. We have been there several times (we vacation
at Edisto Island). I am finishing my master's degree in journalism in
April and my husband owns a furniture restoration business in Huntington,
WV. I think he plans to golf a lot if we move to Charleston. Can someone
advise me about potential employment in public relations, advertising or
communications marketing? We would also be interested to know where we
should begin looking to rent a condo. I'd love to live by a lake. Any
information would be greatly appreciated. Candy and Ed Elkins
-- Elkins" (firstname.lastname@example.org) submitted 2/22/1997
We're coming for a two day stay. Any help on where to find or call for
the various tours would be great - ie the carriage tour, "Doin the
Charleston" tour, Talk of the towne Bus tour, GrayLine Boat tour. We are
also into camping - does amyome know of camp sites in and around the area?
-- Shelby Robertson (email@example.com) submitted 2/21/97
My husband and I will be in charlston between 3/13-3/16. We are looking
for a luxurious, romantic, centrally located B&B. We would appreciated it
if you could give us some suggestions. Chen Picard
-- Chen Picard (firstname.lastname@example.org) submitted 2/20/1997
Hello... My fiancee and I are considering a honeymoon in Charleston. We
were both wondering if there are any small Wedding Chapels in the area
where we could get married. If there are any that you know of, I would
appreciate hearing about them. Please just direct replies to this email
address. Thanks, Joe Hilinski
-- jhilinski (email@example.com) submitted 2/18/1997
I love Charleston! I have been going every year for the past 9 years
and find something new to fall in love with about the city every time. On
our honeymoon, my husband and I stayed at the Sheraton on the Ashley River
for 2 nights and then moved to the Cannonboro Inn. It is owned by the same
people who own the Ashley Inn. Absolutely beautiful bed and breakfast.
Wonderful food and free bikes to use. Very convenient to everything. I
highly recomment Tbonz for lunch and either RB's in Mt. Pleasant or AW
Shucks on Market Street for dinner. We were very disappointed with both
Hyman's downtown and the Trawler in Mt. Pleasant. Very overpriced and the
service was slow.
-- Joy Kelley (Mkelley50) submitted 2/17/97
My wife and I are planning on visiting the Charleston area in either
March or April. Sadly, we will only have 3 - 4 days and are interested in
some advice as to where the best lodging, food, etc. can be obtained. We
both are interested in the historic area and would like to stay close by.
Can you help us ???
-- Tim Minick (firstname.lastname@example.org) submitted 2/14/97
I would just like to let everyone know that AirTran Airways begins
service to Charleston from Orlando On the 27th of February 1997. AirTran
Orlandos Home Town Airline 1-800-AIRTRAN
-- Gerard J Gallucci (GerardjG@aol.com) submitted 2/7/97
Will be leaving the beautiful, but snowy, Northwoods for vacation end
of March or early April. Would appreciate any info available for our first
visit to Charleston. Does anyone accept pets? (Med dog) Thanks..Donna
Petkus 5012 Hwy 70W Eagle River, WI 54521
-- Donna" (email@example.com) submitted 2/7/1997
Hello, I am interested in traveling to Charleston the week of Mar. 17.
I use an electric wheelchair and need info on accessible lodging and
restaurants, and also on tourist sites that are wheelchair friendly.
Please let me know as soon as possible. firstname.lastname@example.org
-- Adam Ford (email@example.com) submitted 2/06/1997
My wife and I are going to be in Charleston on March 20-22, 1997. We
have no idea where we want to stay but know we want to be walking distance
from the Mill's House. Also, we're fond of B&B's under $120 a night. If
any locals or Innkeepers are out there please contact us. Andy Miller
(770)534-2018 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
-- Andy Miller (email@example.com) submitted 2/04/1997
Hi .... I'm doing a research paper for an out of state client. I have
tons of information about the tourist industry in Charleston BUT
................ I don't have the exact number of hotel rooms in the
Charleston SMSA. Do you have that information? Guess the Chamber would
have quick access, but this is the weekend. Thanks for your help. J.Newman
-- Jody Newman (JodyNew@aol.com) submitted 2/2/97
My family and I are planning a vacation from 3/28 - 4/5 to Charleston.
Please send me information regarding the area - things to do and see for
kids, avg. temp for that time frame and any other information on the area.
Thank for you help, if you have brochures on the area please send them to
me at: 228 W. Morris, Lombard, IL 60148
-- Nancy Vicelli (LVICELLI@AOL.COM) submitted 2/1/97
Could we get some information on St patty's day in Charleston, planned
events for Monday the 17th. We are interested in lodging (our group will
be about 10 people), we are hoping "off season" rates may be in effect at
that time. Best place for Irish music?? 2/1/97 please reply to
-- Gloria Dodge" (GloriaWed@msn.com) submitted 2/2/97
I just returned from a wonderful week in Charleston. I go there several
times a year to visit family & there is always something different to do.
Weather was warm (50-70 degrees), great for January. Things I did this
trip: Gibbes Art Museum on Meeting St., The Market on Market St (lots of
touristy items), for sweetgrass baskets I think the best prices are with
the ladies at St. Michael's Church on Broad & Meeting, shopping along King
St & at Charleston Place, sunrise at the battery & White Point Gardens.
There's a ton of stuff to do, for adults & children. Where else can you
climb on a civil war cannon? Great Eats: Southend Brewery, try the ribs on
East Bay St; The Mill on Market St, once seated they bring you fresh
bread, olive oil, & parmesan cheese; Papillon's on Market St, awesome
pizza buffet & Italian food, it used to be a church; Ronnie's on Shem
Creek in Mt Pleasant. Don't forget Spoleto festival is Memorial weekend to
2nd week of June. It's a 2 week cultural festival. That's my next trip
home to Charleston. Last year I went to hear the Charleston Symphony's
free concert on the Custom House Steps. If anyone needs any info I'm
always willing to help & give ideas. Enjoy the "Holy City" 2/1/97
-- Russell Griffith" (firstname.lastname@example.org) submitted 2/1/1997
I will be coming to C harleston from 3/28 - 4/5 with my family for
spring break. Please send me information on the area. Thank you Nancy
Vicelli, 228 W Morris Ave, Lombard, IL 60148, email: LVicelli@aol.com
-- (LVicelli@aol.com) submitted 2/1/1997
During the past summer, my friend and I stopped in Charleston for one
day. And in that one day, I fell in love with the city of Charleston. It
felt like I had come home. You know how something just feels right? Well,
based on that whole experience I have decided to put Charleston at the top
of the list for places to live after I graduate from Penn State this
August. Hopefully, I'll get a chance this Spring Break or summer to come
down and explore the city to its fullest(I'll be sure to use some of these
comments as my guide). I would appreciate it if someone could send me the
telephone number of one of Charleston's newspapers or any job leads.
Thanks so much. Take care ya'll :) Lisa Jakovac
-- Lisa Marie Jakovac (email@example.com) submitted 1/30/1997
I am looking for any Educational Conferences that might be held in the
Charleston area. I am from Tennessee and would love to visit your area, I
just need an excuse!
-- Georgann Hickman (firstname.lastname@example.org) submitted 1/29/97
My husband and I want to relocate to Charleston, but we need employment
leads. He's a machinist, and I'm a molecular biologist. Please send
company names that we can investigate, or suggest where we may get some
assistance. Thanks! 1/29/97
-- Lisa Kless (Kless4@aol.com) submitted 1/29/97
Please give me any information you may have on Wideawake Plantation.
-- (GeorgeKiki@aol.com) submitted 1/28/1997
if you are looking for a great bed & breakfast inn with a relaxing, but
elegant atmosphere then check out 27 State st. My wife and I have steyed
in Charlston many times, but this was the best that we had ever seen!
-- randy belk (email@example.com) submitted 1/25/97
WE HAVE BEEN TO CHARLESTON TWO SEPERATE TIMES ONCE IN 1993 AND IN 1996.
WE ARE GOING BACK THIS JUNE, AND WE CAN'T WAIT! WE STAY AT A BEACH HOUSE
ON FOLLY BEACH ABOUT 15 TO 20 MINUTES AWAY FROM CHARLESTON. YOU CAN
CONTACT FRED P. HOLLAND REALTY ON FOLLY FOR RENTAL INFORMATION. WE LOVE TO
GO INTO TO CHARLESTON TO SEE THE SIGHTS, TOUR THE HOMES AND TRY OUT NEW
RESTAURANTS! CALHOUN MANSION HAS TO BE ONE OF THE BEST HOMES TO TOUR, IF
YOU ONLY HAVE THE CHANCE TO TOUR ONE, THIS ONE IS IT! OUR FAVORITE
RESTAURANTS OUR BOWENS ON JAMES ISLAND, BEFORE FOLLY BEACH. CRAWDADDY'S
ALSO ON JAMES ISLAND BEFORE FOLLY BEACH. T-BONZ GRILL AND BACKSTAGE DELI
BOTH IN CHARLESTON. WE ARE EXCITED TO TRY POOGAN'S PORCH CAROLINA'S AND
BOCCI'S. THERE IS SO MUCH TO SEE AND DO IN CHARLESTON THAT WE KNOW WE WILL
BE VISITING FOR YEARS TO COME!
-- CLAN FROM MT. VERNON, OH submitted 1/24/97
My family and I (2 yr. old twin boys, 6 yr old girl and husband) are
staying in a house on the Isle of Palms for the month of April '97. I am
anxious to receive email from anyone living in the area who can tell me
what to expect for daytime air and water temps, good parks or playground
locations, good medical facilities etc. There is much wonderful info on
the NET for adults, but not too much as it relates to younger tourists.
Please help. Regards, Pam P.from New Hampshire.
-- (Pam2Tom@aol.com) submitted 1/22/1997
I would like for you to send me information and maps on South Carolina
and places to stay in Charleston. My fiance' and I are planning on
honeymooning in Charleston in May and we need all the information we can
get. Please send information to : Heather Anders, 1225 Bethania-Rural Hall
Rd., Winston-Salem, NC 27106, Thank you for all your help. Heather Anders
-- Heather (firstname.lastname@example.org) submitted 1/21/97
need info on civil war forts ( sumter, moultrie & johnson) for term
paper for tenth grade. thanks email@example.com
-- Debra Williams" (firstname.lastname@example.org) submitted 1/12/1997
We took a one day tour of the Patriots Point. What a great place. It
took all day to go through all the ships,and the submarine, but it was
worth it. I am afraid of heights but my husband isn't. Believe this he got
me to climb to the top of the aircraft carrier. It wasn't that bad once i
was up there. Would like to see more of Charleston but didn't have the
time. We left for Daytona Beach the next morning. July 6, 1996
-- Roger and Norma Cassell (email@example.com) submitted 1/11/97
Charleston is a fantastic place to spend your summer vaction. The
beaches are very clean and beautiful and the downtown area is filled with
fantastic homes. The city also offers numerous restaurants that specialize
in every kind of seafood immaginable....go there....you wont reget it.
-- michael bell (firstname.lastname@example.org) submitted 1/5/97
Hi: I am looking for an economical efficiency or 1 bedroom apartment to
rent in Charleston from May through August 1997. If anyone has any ideas
or contacts that I might make to help me in my search please e-mail me at
-- Brenda Dean (email@example.com) submitted 1/3/97
Planning on a visit to Charleston the week of May 13-19th, 1997.
Looking for a rental unit near-by, on the ocean if possible, for 2 people.
Any suggestions? Also, does anyone know of any special events in this time
period that we should not miss or any gardens that we can visit that are
not listed in the guidebooks? Thanks in advance and looking forward to
seeing your beautiful city!
-- Mona Bearor (firstname.lastname@example.org) submitted 1/3/97
We will be in Charleston for New Year's Eve. Are there any special
events to attend? Any information on hotels with packages for the night
would be appreciated.
-- K. Connors (email@example.com) submitted 12/27/96
I am a resident of Piedmont, SC, and feel that there is no finer city
in the world than Charleston. My husband and I visit each year during the
holidays to eat our way through as many of wonderful restaurants as we
can. We plan to be spending December 29 & 30, 1996 in this fair city.
-- Beverly W. Schmidt (Bevannes) submitted 12/27/96
Hi! I'm my sister and her family, including 2 young children, are
traveling to the Charleston, SC area for Easter. They are looking for some
unusual things to do and see, on a restricted budget, that the kids will
enjoy. Any suggestions?? Thank you in advance! Please e-mail me at
-- (HisBabyGrl@aol.com) submitted 12/26/1996
12/23/96 I have been to Charelston numerous times and have enjoyed it
every time! A friend and I were thinking about moving to this lovely city
for the summer. If anyone needs two people to sublease for the summer or
has any information concerning student housing near the College of
Charelston please let me know. Thank you. Courtney Schmidt
-- Courtney Schmidt (firstname.lastname@example.org) submitted 12/26/1996
I have lived in charleston all my life & cherish it's sights, sounds, &
smells daily.3 things you must do:
1. Get on the city bus going to the Isle of Palms (75 cents) at market
street. The bus will give you a spectacular, cheap, sightseeing experience
taking you through historic Mt. Pleasant, Sullivans Island, and Isle of
Palms. Stay on the bus & it will deliver you back to Market street.
2. Explore the area known as South of Broad (anyone can tell you how to
get there) by foot. Set aside a few hours for this, the houses are
3. Somehow, get on the water. Not a harbor cruise or anything touristy
like that. Rent a boat if you have to & explore the intercoastal waterway
& barrier islands. Magnificent to behold!
-- eldon hamer (email@example.com) submitted 12/23/1996
My husband and I are planning to visit Charleston the last week of May
1997. We've never been there and would really appreciate any tips anyone
can give. Can anyone suggest an affordable place to stay for a week. If
anyone knows about any vacation packages that are available for that time
of year, we would really appreciate the info. Thanks, Ashley.
-- Ashley Brown (Ashley.Brown@appl.ge.com) submitted 12/18/96
Hi! I am looking for a fast food restaurant chain in the Charleston
area, where I can buy a gift certificate for my son, who is serving a
mission for our Church in Charleston. I live in Seattle, and I'm not sure
local stores would be represented in Charleston. Any ideas? Many thanks,
Stu Grannis (firstname.lastname@example.org)
-- Stuart L. Grannis" (email@example.com) submitted 12/10/1996
My wife and I will be visiting Charleston in October, 1997 to pick up
our son, who will be completing a 2 year mission there for our church.
After reading the comments from other Charleston visitors, we are
impressed that we should stay a few extrta days to let him show us the
sights. I would welcome any sugestions for "must do" things while there.
Many thanks - Stu Grannis
-- Stuart L. Grannis (firstname.lastname@example.org) submitted 12/7/96
I am extremely interested in moving to Charleston after I graduate from
East Carolina University in May of 1997. I am a Hospitality Management
major, so I'm looking for a job in a hotel or B&B. Also any info on
apartment rates. It would be greatly appreciated. Have a great day!!:) My
e-mail address is email@example.com Thank you- Pam Miller
-- (firstname.lastname@example.org) submitted 12/09/1996
My fiance and I are planning a trip to Charleston for our honeymoon.
Tips on where to go and what to see would be greatly appreciated.
-- Paul A Dobbs, Jr. (dobbs@HiWAAY.net) submitted 12/5/96
I lived in Charleston from 1991-1996 and thought that I might offer
some tips for visiting. Restaurants to try are Poogan's Porch, Anson's,
and Slightly North of Broad in downtown Charleston...and Fonduely Yours,
Shem Creek Bar & Grill, and RB's in Mt. Pleasant. I fully recommend that
anyone visiting Charleston take a carriage tour around the city as it will
give you a good perspective of the beauty and history of the city. Jeff
-- Lumberjack's - Canton" (email@example.com) submitted 12/3/1996
My husband and I visited Charleston in May of this yr (96) and
absolutely loved it! We're both northerners, sick of cold weather & high
cost of living, so we're planning on moving next October or November. I'm
a medical secretary and plan to apply to Medical University of South
Carolina in Charleston. We looked at some apts in West Ashley - Indigo
Creek & Moss Creek, and plan to live in either one of them. I'd love to
talk to someone who lives in Charleston currently to give me an insiders
point of view. Ooh, and for good eats, we really liked The Mill.
-- Deb (firstname.lastname@example.org) submitted 12/2/96
My friends are sick of hearing me rave about my November vacation in
Charleston.My husband and I stayed at the John Rutlidge Inn and loved
it.Our favorite restaurant is 82 Queen.The She Crab bisque was
fabulous.Our visit to Middelton Plantation was great.Most of all we
enjoyed just walking around the Historic District gawking at the exquisite
homes.Every hour was an adventure none more so than meeting a fellow
Califorian on the ferry to Fort Sumpter.After a few laughs on board we
decided to have dinner together making our last night in Chrleston one to
cherish.I loved the food,the shopping,the sense of history but most of all
the gracious hospitality from everyone we met.I can't wait to go
back.Thank You Charleston!
-- Anne Tierney (email@example.com) submitted 12/2/96
My mother, sister, and I are planning a trip to Charleston in late
February. We are looking for a secluded B&B--historical, with great
service. Any suggestions? Pam Plaut
-- Peer L. Plaut" (72630.2506@CompuServe.COM) submitted //
I was there 7 years ago while in the services and meet a very nice gal
by the name Brenda Walton and our path since have go different ways and
would like to get in touch with her. if you have any information please
e-mail me to let me know how to get in touch with her
-- David (Davido@kfalls.sykes.com) submitted 11/27/96
We have heard wonderful things about Charleston and would love to visit
just after Christmas on our way home. We will be traveling with children
ages 12 and 8 and could use some suggestions for active things that might
also be educational. We will also be with grandparents so some quiet time
might be helpful. Could anyone suggest a comfy hotel that is near things
as we will be tired of driving! We plan to visit by ourselves for a
romantic time. Any help would be appreciated.
-- Carolyn & Michael (firstname.lastname@example.org) submitted 11/21/96
My mom, sister, and I are planning a trip to Charleston in late
February '97. We are looking for a secluded b&b. Preferably small,
historical with wonderful service, somewhere around $150 per night. Any
ideas? Also, we'd love to experience a quiet restaurant with LOTS of
ambiance. Thanks! Looking forward to it!
-- Pam Plaut (email@example.com) submitted 11/20/96
We just returned from four days in "chilly" Charleston- not the best of
weather but enjoyed some of the BEST food- A bit of advice- before you go,
call ahead and make reservations- so much easier! Anyway, best choice is
"Carolina's"- what a meal....Thoroughly enjoyed "Blossom Cafe"- the tuna
steak was outstanding! "82 Queen" was good but in our opinion, not #1. If
you are adventuresome, go to Shem Creek and ask directions to "The Wreck"-
down and dirty as they say, but what a great place to eat lunch.Oh, by the
way, "Crandalls" is out of business. Hope you enjoy your trip as much as
we did! -Sandi
-- Sandra Farina (firstname.lastname@example.org) submitted 11/18/1996
Was in Chareston in June. We had a great time in a beautiful city. The
food was great. We ate at Hyman's Seafood and shrimp and grits. Being a
Northener I want to know the recipe for that great dish. Thanks.
-- Pat Watson (email@example.com) submitted 11/15/96
My wife and I are interested in moving to Charleston. I am a paralegal
by trade and was wondering if anyone knew of a job database or directory
that would help me locate prospective employers in Charleston or
surrounding area. Thanks in advance.
-- (firstname.lastname@example.org) submitted 11/13/1996
Please can you send me the telephone number of the Charleston tourist
office as a friend of mine is thinking of organising a
historical/gastronomic tour from the UK. Unfortunately this telephone
number is not available on the internet. Thank you Colin Berry, Chudleigh,
-- Colin Berry (email@example.com) submitted 11/03/1996
We just got married on Oct 19 and spent 4 days and 3 nights in
Charleston. We had a fabulous time. I thank the travelogue for it's use in
finding things to do. We recommend that if you plan to visit for the first
time take the "Doin' the Charleston" tour, we took that first and it
really gave us a good picture of what else was available in the area. We
stayed at the Ashley Inn at the corner of Bee St. and Ashley Ave., It was
so quaint and all the inn keepers were great. I really felt at home there.
For dining I would definitely send someone to Magnolia's for a quiet
dinner and Carolina's if you are not looking for too much privacy, it was
very loud there. We toured several art galleries, Fouche' Gallery was
great. If you are looking for souvenir's look in the shops, then goto the
market, the prices there can be 10-15% cheaper. We walked everywhere. The
Edmonston-Allston and Nathaniel Russell houses were fascinating. History
buffs would love it here. Military folks will be kept in awe over at the
'USS Yorktown' and Fort Sumter. We did attend a ghost walk, but didn't
really enjoy it. We still have many places to visit in Charleston and we
plan to re-visit probably for our first anniversary. Enjoy!!!!!
-- Chris and Cheryl Rondeau (Chris_Rondeau@ccmail.orl.mmc.com)
Don't miss the lighthouses! The Morris Island Lighthouse at the end of
Folly Beach is quite a haunting sight. It sits in the water alone and in
horrible shape. We're hoping it soon is bought and preserved. It's history
is very interesting. The Sullivans Island Lighthouse is the most modern of
lighthouses - it even has an elevator! It can be seen from the beach at
Sullivans Island or from the street! Enjoy!
-- (firstname.lastname@example.org) submitted 11/11/96
I am going to be living in Charleston for four years from next October
onwards. Naturally, being fron the UK, I know very little about the town,
but would like to receive any information regarding the FISHING available
(both sea and inland). Kind Regards, Richard Mavor.
-- Richard Mavor (106222.2572@COMPUSERVE.COM.UK) submitted 11/9/96
I am interested in going to the College of Charleston to pursue
astronautics. I would like to know the web page adress of the college. If
you can help E-mail me. By the way T-Bones is a must eat site in
Charleston,and don't forget the straw market for shopping!!Thanks
-- Katie Hill (triscuitH@aol.com) submitted 11/7/96
I will be visiting family again for Christmas this year in Charleston.
I am constantly amazed at the abundance of things to do there. Dining, of
course, in Charleston is a favorite pastime of mine, & all I have to say
is... The Wreck, eat at The Wreck !!! it's a very interesting restaurant
(in the book), and the food is impeccable. I make it a point to eat there
every time I go to Charleston and they never let me down. November 3rd,
-- Nickolai Kobylk (email@example.com) submitted 11/5/96
I'm an elementary school teacher interested in relocating to Charleston
in January. Any information would be wonderful (good schools, rentals, job
availability). Please email me (firstname.lastname@example.org). Thank you!
-- A. Cason (email@example.com) submitted 11/3/96
While exploring the Middleton plantation, we stumbled onto the
Middleton Inn and am wondering if anyone has ever stayed there and if they
-- Jane (firstname.lastname@example.org) submitted 10/31/96
Charleston is a wonderful city. I just returned from five days in the
fair city at an academic conference at the College of Charleston. I stayed
at the Francis Marion Hotel, which is in a very good location and has a
friendly, helpful staff, and spent my free hours walking down King Street
to the Battery and then along it to the pier that juts out into the
-- Ashley Beneleau submitted 10/29/96
As a former crew member, I am interested in finding info about rumors
of a USS YORKTOWN (CVS-10) reunion. Can anyone help?
-- Jim Barkley (BARKLEJF@A1.ENGG.UMC.DUPONT.COM) submitted 10/29/96
Family would like info on transportation and shopping. We will be
visiting in Nov. for a long weekend. Looking for good places to shop for
Christmas gifts and toys for toddler. Would appreciate any help on these
matters. Thanks B King (email to email@example.com) 27Oct96.
-- b king (firstname.lastname@example.org) submitted 10/27/96
To make a long story short, I am a graduate student in West Virginia
and my girlfriend is working in Dallas, Texas and she has lived there all
her life, but to get to the point- we are eventually planning to get
married soon and we have visited Charleston, Sc last spring and fell in
love with the city. Now we are looking for employment in Charleston, if
there is anyone that could help us, please send mail. She is working for
an advertisement agency in Dallas and I am looking for a job in the
Criminal Justice field--probation officer, police officer, or even
corrections. If you know anyone that is hiring in that area, please write
back. Thankyou- Jonathan
-- Jonathan L. Monk" (MUnet_MONK2@MARSHALL.EDU) submitted
We need to know what was the headlines for June 9, 1986. A report is
due soon. Any help would be appreciated. Elizabeth Meads 10 years old
-- (email@example.com) submitted 10/20/1996
I am interested in staying at the Church Street Inn, and I would like
more information on the accomodations.
-- robert greene (BGREENE55@aol.com) submitted 10/19/96
I will agree with all of the letters I have read-Charleston is a great
place to visit. You can find a little bit of everything-historic areas,
great food, nightlife, and wonderful southern hospitality. I have
vacationed there in the summers of 1995 and 1996 and I hope to return very
soon. Some of my favorite places to eat (although there are too many to
name them all) are California Dreaming, Tommy Condon's, and Wild Wing
Cafe. Walks along the Battery at night are breathtaking, and the deck is a
great place to hang out on a swing with someone special. The historic
houses and plantations are wonderful to see and tour, but lots of film is
a must. Any area you see will make you want to stay.
-- Brooke Boginsky (firstname.lastname@example.org) submitted 10/17/96
Charleston was a pleasure to behold ......so much to do! My favorite
restaurants are Ansons, Carolinas and Fulton 5. The sightseeing is amazing
.... especially if you are a history buff like my wife and I are ..... and
shopping..... amazing! From the obvious stores filled with wonderful
antiques to fresh upbeat contemporary stores like STUDIO on historic KING
STREET. Loved Charleston! Can't wait to go back!
-- Bruce Bernstein submitted 10/15/96
My wife & I just returned from 4 days in Charleston -- we had a great
time & would like to make a few recommendations:
1. I've had calamari right off the beach in Mexico, right on the beach in
Spain, but the best I've ever had was at Sarmet's Corner on King Street, a
great place to lunch in the middle of the shopping district.
2. Also highly recommended eateries: The Andalucia, a small Spanish tapas
bar right next door to the Powder Magazine and near the Round Church. The
Wreck (for seafood) over in Mount Pleasant.
3. BEWARE: many color brochures say that the Gray Line boat tour leaves
from the City Marina on the West Side. After taking a taxi there, we were
told that it had been moved to the foot of Calhoun Street on the East
Side. After taking a taxi there, we found that it was in fact farther
south near Vendue Range and the Waterfront park. Having literally missed
the boat, we got up early the next morning -- a Sunday -- to try again. We
were told that the boat would not sail because they needed a minimum of 15
people. So we never did get the highly recommended water tour.
4. Charleston's #1 attraction is its architecture -- take as many house
tours as you can, then walk around on your own. It's fabulous. Like a
mixture of Barbados, Bermuda and the Colonial sections of Philadelphia.
5. The Charleston City Museum near Marion Square is very well done, and a
great place to start your visit. A thorough and well organized overview of
history, people, decorative arts, artifacts,etc.
-- Harry Roach (email@example.com) submitted 10/15/96
I moved to Charleston in 86 after living in Fla for 2 years. I came to
the US in 84 from Germany were I was born and raised. My first impression
of the Charleston area was that I noticed that most people here were
expressing a feeling of happyness and that smiling faces were seen more
often than in any other area I have seen. I am glad to live here and I
enjoy working in this fast growing area. I am a commercial real estate
agent with century 21
-- Tom Ross (TRoss74973@aol.com) submitted 10/15/96
I am interested in moving to the Charleston area. I'm a recent graduate
of Tulane Law School and looking for employment with a law firm in the
area. If you have any comments, suggestions or general advice, please
contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks!
-- h. pangas (email@example.com) submitted 10/13/96
My husband and I visited Charleston in 1991 and took a walking tour
which was "rented" out of a hotel gift shop - I believe the hotel was on
Church Street. We are returning to the Charleston area for a visit next
Spring; and would love to stay at that hotel. If we can remember the name.
Does anyone know where to rent the walking tour? That would be a big help.
Thank you. firstname.lastname@example.org
-- Lorraine M. Marchand" (email@example.com) submitted
9/26/96. Vickie & I have visited Charleston several times over the past
several years; we even spent our honeymoon there 9 years ago. On our
anniversary this year we stayed at the Church Street Inn. With only 31
rooms it has a very "small feel" to it (that's a good thing!). We were
surprised to discover that the rooms are all 2 stories, with a living room
and full kitchen and a 1/2 bath downstairs. Upstairs you will find a
bedroom, walk-in closet and large bath. About half of the rooms have
balconies overlooking Market Street in the second story bedroom.
Originally built as a condo project, the accomodations are extremely
comfortable. The furinishings are not top of the line such as you find at
the Planter's Inn; neither are they chain motel quality, however. The
rates midweek are extremely attractive, the location is perfect (really in
the heart of the Historic District. Two cautions: there is NO parking on
the premises; one parks at the public garage about 1 block away ($6/day,
no in-out). And skip the complimentary breakfast. There's too much good
food in Charleston to start the day with mediocre breakfast items.
-- Mark & Vickie Hodroff (firstname.lastname@example.org) submitted
My wife and I visited Charleston for the first time on August 23-26,
1996. We enjoyed the city very much. we stayed at the Indigo Inn, and
would recommended it. The staff were extremely helpful and courteous. Two
restaurants which we enjoyed immensely were Carolina's and Magnolias. The
food and service were superb. We were very disappointed with the food at
Hymans Seafood Co. The Food was rather tasteless and my Sword fish was
very chewy. The dinner at California Dreaming was good but very rushed.
The soup, salad and main course were all served within a 5 min time span.
We hope to return to Charleston again as we enjoyed the city and people
-- Matt & Carreen Aronica (email@example.com) submitted
Going to Charleston for a conference, suggested that we stay at Francis
Marion Hotel.....is this nice or is there a reasonable B & B near that
area? We restore old houses and enjoy historic places. Any must do's in
-- (CalkinsS@aol.com) submitted 9/26/1996
I love the Charleston area, and I am planning to move there in May of
1997 when I graduate with a Masters degree in Community Counseling. I
would appreciate any information on job opportunities in and around the
Chas. area. Thanks - Please EMAIL ME!
-- Kate Hess (firstname.lastname@example.org) submitted 10/2/96
hey, I enjoy Charleston alot! My boyfriend is from there so we go home
all the time. We go to college together in Spartanburg at SMC. We love to
spend time in Charleston together. I especially love the MarketPlace and
all of downtown. If you ever get a chance take the dinner cruise on the
Spirit of Charleston. It is sooo romantic! Charleston is truely a city for
lovers! I recomend you spend honeymoons and vacations there. It's the best
city in all of South Carolina!!
-- lisa neighbors (www.smcsc.edu) submitted 9/26/96
My girl and I visit Charleston every Spoleto (past 12 years) and every
other chance. Agree with everyone on the wonderful restaurants. Where are
the good dancing spots? We like everything from ball room to C&W to rock.
Prefer friendly environment where people feel free to dance with other
partners, and we like to mingle with singles as well. Someone please
-- William Medart (Billifter@aol.com) submitted 9/24/96
These Charleston rookies are now huge Charleston fans! My wife and I
spent a week over the 4th of July in Charleston for our Honeymoon. What a
wonderful vacation! We stayed the first 3 days at Seabrook Island, a
perfect place to unwind, walk the beach, and play some great golf. We then
stayed at the Vendue Inn B&B next to the waterfront park. It was excellent
(huge, beautifully appointed suites with delicious breakfast) and within
walking distance of the market, the Battery and the rest of the historic
district. Our last night we ate at Crandall's on East Bay. It was simply
one of the best dining experiences of our lives! It is in a restored home
with huge piazzas. The atmosphere is charming and intimate, but very
inviting (not stuffy), the service excellent, and the food was wonderful!
We highly recommend it. Other suggestions include Boone Hall Plantation,
the city theater productions, Bocci's for Italian, the civil war walking
tour, Ft. Moultrie and simply wandering the streets of this fascinating
-- Gregg and Kristen Wildes (email@example.com) submitted
I am a native Charlestonian who graduated from the College of
Charleston in 92. I now live in San Francisco. For those interested in
visiting Charleson, I would recommend eating at Carolina's Restaraunt,
McCrady's Restaraunt or Hymens Seafood. For nightlife, I would recommend
Arizona's Bar and Grill, Southend Brewery and Wild Wing Cafe. For the best
music check out Cumberlands and The Music Farm. You can't go wrong
visiting Charleston. It has the best food anywhere in the world
(especially seafood) and the friendliest people around. For those
interested in the College of Charleston. All I can say is what a blast! Go
to class not the beach! Enjoy your stay.
-- Trip Riesen (firstname.lastname@example.org) submitted 9/16/96
My husband and I have gone to Charleston for the past two years. It is
Great! I read, from one of your letters that wassubmitted, to go to the
East Bay Trading Co. Restaurant --it is closed. It was an excellent place
to eat! Shopping-- anything you can imagine. I have a question hopefully
someone out there can answer...There is a shop that if you stand at the
back end of the marketplace and look to your left it sits there and across
the street sits more shops. The shop is a rather large building for
vendors, so the variety in there is a lot. Anyone know the name???? I
found something in there that I wanted to buy, but I didn't and now I
could kick myself. If you could help out I would appreciate it.
-- Katina Jordan (Pjordan@twr.org) submitted 9/14/96
I AM THINKING ABOUT MOVING THERE AFTER GRADUATION. PLEASE SEND INFO ON
JOB SITUATION IN THAT AREA. GENERAL INFORMATION IS FINE.CONCENTRATION IN
THE SIGN BUISNESS. THANK YOU
-- RICK RICKETTS (ZRJR1@ACCESS.ETSU-TN.EDU) submitted 9/12/96
My fiance and I would like suggestions for good, affordable
accomodations in the heart of the city. We will be visiting over
Thanksgiving. Also, does anyone know what the employment outlook is for
computer professionals in the Charleston area? I am a technical writer and
my fiance is a senior software engineer. What is best source of info on
this? THANKS in advance! --Meleise and Dave from Rockville MD, 9/7/96
-- Meleise Marler (email@example.com) submitted 9/7/96
Editor's Note: Thanksgiving is a great time to be in Charleston -
thought not the cheapest for accommodations. I recommend you try Historic
Charleston Bed & Breakfast (800-743-3583) - they handle various locations
around the city and may be able to find you good accommodations. As for
computer professionals, well it's a mixed bag. I understand that several
large manufacturers are set to start up operations in the Charleston area
in the next few years. That should increase jobs in general in the area
but since the government pretty much closed up shop, jobs are a bit tight.
I have seen a few high-tech jobs advertised in the local newspaper but
it's certainly not like say the Washington, DC area. I would recommend
that you get a 6 months Sunday subscription to the local newspaper to get
a feel for the area and job market. Good luck!
We recently vacationed in Charleston, South Carolina and took the best
sightseeing tour we have ever taken in any city! It was an owner-operated
bus tour company called "Talk of the Towne". We chose this type of tour
because, having previously taken a horse drawn carriage tour, we were
informed that the motorized tours covered a much greater area of the
historic district. Our guide was experienced, well informed and
articulate. I also recommend McCrady's restaurant in the historic
district. It was excellent!
-- Ellen Fiori (firstname.lastname@example.org) submitted 9/5/96
The Housing and Design group from Tennessee Technological University is
planning a study tour of Charleston over Spring Break, the week of March
10th 1997. We are interested in touring plantation homes, etc. We would
like information on condominiums, motels, hotels, eating, parking, etc.
The group will consist of 10 to 20 people. Please send information to 46
E. 1st St., Apt. A, Cookeville, TN 38501. Thank You Very Much!!!
-- Rachelle Daniel (RMD6193@tntech.edu) submitted 9/5/96
My husband commented yesterday about our 30th anniversary trip to
Charleston this past weekend and I felt he didn't give enough credit to
the Gray Lines Boat Tours - they are fantastic. We took the dinner cruise
the first night we were there and the food, music and people were great.
However, knowing we didn't really get to see too many of the sights after
dark, we had to go back again during the day to see the sights from the
harbor. It was great with a great captain that added to our sightseeing
pleasure plus the price was unbelievably low. This is a must for everyone
in my book.
-- Ben and Nancy Carter (email@example.com) submitted 8/28/96
My husband and I are planning a visit the laste weekend of October. We
have been trying to find out how we can have brochures from the Inns and
B&B'S sent to us so we will know where we would like to stay. Can anyone
respond with information on this?
-- MRS CATHERINE J BARBRAY (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Editor's Note: You can contact the Charleston Visitor's Bureau at
843-853-8000 and they should have brochures available.
My wife and I spent our thirtieth anniversary in Charleston this past
weekend. We stayed at the Ansonborough Inn on Hasell and this place has
got to be the best. The price is great, the breakfast outstanding, and the
wine and cheese in the afternoon can't be better. Park your car and you
can walk everywhere. If you like to have munches in your room, a great
grocery store is across the street. But if dining out is your fare, by all
means try Hymans Seafood Company on Meeting Street. Our waitress, Sara
Pride, took exceptional care of us, from recommending diner entree's and
by all means wine. If your taste for wine is for flavor rather than cost,
try the Sutters Home for ten bucks. Can't go wrong. Diner, wine and tip
ran a little over fifty, but so much food we had a "doggie bag" for the
next day. If you are in the Market area around lunch time, don't miss
T-Bonz. We had rib eye sandwiches, drinks, and tip for twenty five bucks.
The rib eye was to perfection. We recommend a carriage ride to see the
sights, but be aware you may not see the exact sites you want because
Charleston runs a sort of lottery about which carriage goes to what area.
And you won't know where you are going until you have started the tour.
Seems the reason is to limit how many carriages are in what area at any
given time. We took the Old South Carriage Company tour, the guides are
dressed in Confederate Uniforms with red sashes. Taylor was our guide who
did a superb job with descriptions. We also took the Gray Line Water
Tours, both the diner tour and the day tour. The diner tour was great but
we couldn't see any sights so we went back for the day tour. Remember to
take comfortable clothes espically shoes and walk around to see the
sights. Oh yes, don't leave out a walk along East Bay all the way to the
Battery. Enjoy Charleston.
-- Ben and Nancy Carter (email@example.com) submitted 8/27/96
We are frequent visitors to the Charleston area and I am a true
Charleston fanatic!! When it comes to Plantation homes; I highly recommend
Middleton Place on the Ashley River. The main house was burned by Union
troops during the US Civil War, but the gardens are spectacular! A MUST
SEE!! The other plantation recommendation I have is Boone Hall. If you
will be visiting in the month of November, try to make it to the
reenactment of The Battle Of Seccesionville (we will be there). Downtown
is an absolute joy, from the Battery, to Waterfront Park, and, of course,
the Public Market. And while visiting the Historic District, stop for a
bite to eat at Hyman's Seafood/Aaron's Deli. The Best Food in Charleston!!
If you want to learn about Charleston History in one spot (or escape the
heat) try the Charleston Museum. Enjoy your trip, maybe we'll see you
-- Mary Payne (firstname.lastname@example.org) submitted 8/19/96
The best resturants in Charleston are Slightly North of Broad, 82
Queen, Magnolias, and Blossoms.
-- Steve & Susan Brown submitted 8/17/96
We are interested in renting a house on the beach or just off the beach
on Sullivan's Island and would like to know who to get in touch with for
rental information and prices. Please email me at mdeaver172 @ aol.com
-- (MDeaver172@aol.com) submitted 8/12/1996
After spending some time in Charleston this summer, I had to write and
rave about Celia's Porta Via. Celia's food is absolutely fabulous, and a
trip to Charleston without a visit to Celia's is incomplete. Located in
the Historic District, Celia's not only has amazing lunches and dinners,
but the deli food is to die for too! You've never had bread like Celia's,
and the pasta dishes are incredible. Don't miss out on this fantastic
restaurant if you're going to be in Charleston!
-- Karen Gimson (email@example.com) submitted 8/13/96
I'm want to move to Charleston,S.C. and would love info on employment
and rentals. Also if anyone can help me with college's in the area. E-mail
me at www.jlc5107.aol.com if you can help me
-- J. Cook (www.jlc5107.aol.com) submitted 8/6/96
Does anyone know of a Bicycle Club in Charleston? Please contact me at
-- susan Reed (Susan.Reed@SSA.gov) submitted 8/5/96
I am extremely interested in relocating to Charleston, currently live
in Columbia. Would like to obtain e-mail regarding employment as
administrative assistant/secretary (12 + yrs experience). Currently work
with a state agency. Also interested in rental/lease information in the
better areas (list of those areas) of Charleston or Summerville.
-- Anonymous submitted //
We are going to visit Charleston next week (August 8, 1996). The place
we are staying is the Charleston Place. I heard that this is a very good
place to stay. Is it close to any sites of interest? Please let me know.
Thanks. Ron and Karen Turner
-- Ron and Karen Turner (firstname.lastname@example.org) submitted 8/3/96
My wife and I returned to Charleston, 14 years after our honeymoon
there. I was there for business, we stayed at an adequate hotel, the
Francis Marion. It is very convenient to the downtown area. We were
especially impressed with the friendly atmosphere of the people who work
in the downtown area. The food was fantastic, we hit all the hot spots and
enjoyed the reasonable prices. We heard a great band SKWZBXX at the MILL.
They played outside and we were fortunate to talk with the parents of one
of the band members. This group is an experience for all ages. The only
complaint I have of the area is that the people drive like Wildabeasts so
be careful as you walk around. We did not take the rides because we are
walkers and we felt the need because of all the food we ate. Charleston is
still one of the best places to visit in America. We will try some of the
other places the next time we return.
-- John Brenner (email@example.com) submitted 8/2/96
Can anyone help us establish the opening times of Charleston public
market. We are visiting South Carolina from the UK during the third week
in August and plan to travel to Charleston on a week day.
-- slager (firstname.lastname@example.org) submitted 7/29/96
Hello from Bonnnie Scotland!! My son and I are going to be doing an RCI
exchange to a great resort on Edisto Island from 7th to 14th December
1996. We are both golf fanatics, but, also, we are both students (myself
of Divinity at St Andrews University and Peter William of Golf Course
Management). We'd love any help with planning affordable golf (even better
if in the company of others) and with the best places to eat on a budget.
We are both members of the ancient St Andrews Golf Club, and so could help
anyone who plans to visit Scotland. We are SO excited about this trip.
Hope someone gets in touch.
-- Dr. William R. Henderson (email@example.com) submitted 8/1/96
My sister, cousin, and I had the opportunity to spend July 13-21, 1996
in Charleston! We LOVED it! You don't even need to bother with a car if
you'll be staying in the historic district. Take the time out to walk
around the city streets. There's a beautiful view no matter where you go.
Take a carriage tour when you get there. I recommend Old South Carriage.
They're the people with the Confederate uniforms. Our guide, Brian, was
informative and fun. Once you've done a carriage tour, you'll get a good
idea of where to go from there. As far as restaurants, we didn't hit a bad
one. Try Sticky Fingers for the casual dining. If you want a fancier
feast, try 82 Queen. Go to see Boone Hall Plantation and Magnolia
Plantation and Gardens. You can tour the houses and then enjoy a walk
through the gardens. Thanks for such a great trip, we'll definitely be
-- Carol Jarosz (firstname.lastname@example.org) submitted 7/30/96
I vacation in Seabrook Island, just 24 miles from Charleston, and love
it! I try to get ther 4 times a year. In April, I spent a week eating from
one place to the next. The weather was beautiful, and so are the people.
Places to eat: On Maybank Hwy, John's Is.-John's Island Cafe for
breakfast-the best. In town, Celia's off King St., Carolinas, 82 Queen,
and the best-Planter's Cafe next to the Market. You must go any time of
year. Charleston is wonderful. For golf and beach it's Seabrook Island and
-- K.McCart (kmseabrook) submitted 7/23/96
Celia's never fails to delight. Every time I visit Charleston, the food
and ambiance are a must do attraction. I'm planning on visiting again
soon, rest assured its the first place I'll go. For those out there who
love Italian food, I've never had any better anywhwere!
-- ELIZABETH SHEPPARD (email@example.com) submitted 7/22/96
We are coming to Charleston early Dec and have heard about visitor
value days. Do you have any information? Thank you.
-- Joe & Adele Adams (jkadams@HiWAAY.net) submitted 7/17/96
I have stayed twice on the Isle of Palms. Next year (spring) l would
like to try Kiawah Island. Do you know of any "reasonable" priced
accomodations that are fairly close to the ocean? How does Kiawah compare
to Isle of Palms?
-- John Edwards. (Af635@Freenet.Hamilton.On.Ca) submitted 7/17/96
Editor's Note: Kiawah is a very nice beach and a bit more upscale than
some of Charleston's other resort islands. In the East Beach and West
Beach area are many villas available - depending on the price range and
season you are interested in, you should be able to find accommodations
which suit your needs.
Henry's on the market rocks!
-- Annalyle Turnage (firstname.lastname@example.org)
This past spring I visited Charleston, SC for a music festival and
frequently ate at a wonderful neighborhood restaurant called Celia's.
Every night during the festival they had live music after the nightly
concerts. The food at Celia's tastes just like my mother's. I never
thought anyone could make Lasagna and bread the way she does, but Celia's
is even better!!!
-- Flavia Manske (FManske@aol.com) submitted 7/17/96
Hello Charleston!! I've just read some of the messages left by
travellers to your area and got slightly nostalgic and wished I could hop
on the next flight South. In May of 1993, my husband & I spent our
honeymoon week in Charleston. What a fantastic place!! Tons of history and
outstanding architecture. Our week was over way too soon. Too much time
has passed for me to remember all the places we ate at, but there is one
place in particular I would love to have the address to as I want to
request a recipe from the chef. So, if anyone out there can help out, I'd
really appreciate it. The restaurant is called the Moultrie Tavern, down
near the waterfront. I sure hope someone will help out! Can't wait to
visit your charming city again. Thanks!!
-- Cathy Thomson (email@example.com) submitted 7/16/96
Editor's Note: The Moutrie Tavern is at 18 Vendue Range, Charleston, SC
7-16-96 Just spent a delightful two days in Charleston, the indigo inn
offered fine accomodations as well as heaps of southern hospitality. The
market place was a shoppers dream, O'henrys offered a great stop off for
afternoon cocktails after siteseeing. Tbonz steakhouse and Hyman's Oyster
Bar was everything you would expect in casual dining. A city so old and
historic, so clean, and so well cared for is rare. Thanks Charleston, we
will be back!!
-- claudette vogel (firstname.lastname@example.org) submitted 7/16/96
There are a few elements that seem to be missing from the travelogue
compositions. I have been fortunate enough to be introduced to Charleston
by a native of the Holy City, my husband.
Even though we plan to reside in Charleston after we complete our
educations, we chose Charleston as our destination for our honeymoon.
While I cannot speak of Two Meeting Street Inn relative to other
accommodations in historic Charleston, I can say with confidence that the
hospitality was exceptional, even in a city known for this quality. One
may be discouraged from staying here because of the expense. But, it is
well worth the stretch to make this your home during your stay. We have
decided to make Two Meeting Street Inn the place to celebrate our
anniversary for all the coming years, including those when our residence
is in Charleston.
Our second recommendation is to visit Drayton Hall. This is the first
plantation home the Drayton family built along the banks of the Ashley
River. (Decendants build Middleton and Magnolia as well.) This tour is not
for those who wish to gaze upon the grand interiors of the Old South. This
tour is for those who enjoy history and architecture, and for those who
support Historic Preservation. Drayton Hall is not furnished, and was
never equipped with modern-day amenities such as electricity and indoor
plumbing. It remains largely as it was after its completion in 1738. This
is unlike any other plantation you are likely to see in the lowcountry,
and we recommend it highly. Additionally, Drayton Hall needs the support
of the public to continue its mission of preservation.
In the vein of historic preservation, we also suggest a visit to The
Society for Historic Preservation on Meeting Street. Here you will find a
brief history of Charleston, including displays of relics found in
excavations around the city, as well as a gift shop where you can find
items unique to Charleston. Again, in patronizing this establishment, you
can contribute to the preservation of the city that is loved by so many.
We hope you seriously consider our recommendations, especially those that
will be beneficial to the city.
-- Kerry & Win Gasperson (103121.2113Acompuserve.com) submitted
My wife and I are relocating to the Charleston area around mid August.
If any has any suggestions on the better parts of town and any rental
ideas, please e-mail us. We are looking for a house in a nice area of town
in the $500-$600 range.
-- JC Cornwell (email@example.com) submitted 7/14/96
the charleston chamber of commerce is located at
http://www.charlestonchamber.net/content.asp?catID=876 and does have relocation information
there. hope that helps!
-- sara anderson (firstname.lastname@example.org) submitted 7/14/96
Editor's Note: Very much so - Thanks!
We are planning a visit to the area Aug 1 thru 3 and would like to stay
on the beach (Sullivan's Island or Isle of Palms). Are there rentals
available for that short period of time?
-- David Sowers (email@example.com) submitted 7/14/96
What a great way to do business. I found a bed and breakfast and made
my tee time at Dunes West all from using your web site. Thanks for making
my upcoming visit to Charleston so easy. Brent Sansbury, Lexington,S.C.,
-- (BSans123@aol.com) submitted 7/11/1996
We are planning a trip 8/10 - 8/15 and looking for Sail Boat rentals.
If there is any information available please respond to, firstname.lastname@example.org
-- (MCB5359@aol.com) submitted 7/10/1996
Editor's Note: Depending on where you would like to start from, there
are several marinas in the area. From the Kiawah/Seabrook area, you should
contact Bohicket Charters/Rentals at 843-768-7294. In Charleston, try
Ripley Light Charters, 1-843-766-3777.
Comprehesive information on current events related to the American
Civil War in and around Charleston can be found at our website below. We
have an updated events calander, a list of Civil War sites open to the
public and comprehensive information on actions and battles around
Charleston. URL: http://www.awod.com/gallery/probono/cwchas/
-- William J. Hamilton" (email@example.com) submitted 7/07/1996
We have just returned from a week's stay in Charleston from June
29-July 6, 1996. We stayed at the Indigo Inn in the Historic District and
enjoyed it very much. Our room was large, quiet, and very convenient to
all the things we wanted to do. We walked everywhere, exploring the back
streets and peeking into gardens. We were lucky enough to meet a resident
of one of the old historic homes, found we shared a common interest in
history and old houses, and were invited for a brunch on her piazza! All
the restaurants we ate in were wonderful with the exception of one at
Patriot's Point where we had a very disappointing lunch. Andaluccia
Restaurant at 83 Cumberland Street was our favorite. The food is Spanish
and very good. Be sure to sample as many of the tapas as you possibly can!
We were happily surprised to find that we were not bothered by bugs, even
at Magnolia Plantation where we spent one entire day. It's well worth the
short drive to it. We watched several sunrises from Waterfront Park and
then walked along the Battery. Our time in Charleston this vacation only
made us want more. We'll be going back as soon as we possibly can!
-- Bruce and Brenda Black (firstname.lastname@example.org) submitted 7/9/96
7/9/96 my husband and I will be spending our second summer on Isle of
Palms at the Sea Cabins, very clean ocean front condos that sleep six,
very resonably priced. there is a great restaurant next door called the
one-eyed parrot serving local fare, very tasty and very reaonably priced.
Charleston is a beautiful city with lots to do. Make sure you go to Boone
Planation if money is tight it was very pleasant and historic. Hymans
Seafood is a must, the most incredible seafood dinner I have had, Poogans
Porch is wonderful very quaint comfortable atmosphere delicious food, make
sure that you have the whole day to spend at patriots point, it took us 4
hours to cover only 1/2 of the air craft carrier. The tour of fort sumter
is a great boat ride but not much too the other part of the tour. Fort
Moultrie is just as good if you are tight for cash as well. Went to Edisto
for sea shells, was very disappointed as there were none to be found. All
in all a great vacation can't wait to get back there!
-- Mary A. Hyman (email@example.com) submitted 7/9/96
I am interested in moving to Charleston in August. I am interested in
teachers' assistant positions in the area. I would appreciate any help
possible. I am very familiar with the area. Please email me at
-- Diane Veritas (firstname.lastname@example.org) submitted 7/09/96
I was considering going to College of Charleston . Is there anyone out
there who can email me and tell me about the college or the area?
-- Kristen H. (Krwhatever@AOL.com) submitted 7/8/96
I am meeting a friend in that area towards the end of August. We share
an interest in Parrots. Could you tell me if there are any aviaries in the
Charleston area? Along the same lines, are there any pet shops that
specialize in pet birds (we certainly wouldn't want to miss them!). And
we'd be interested in any bird fairs around that time as well.... Do you
know of anything like this? TIA! el
-- El Brant (email@example.com) submitted 7/06/96
My wife and I are planning a trip to Edisto Island, SC. We were wanting
to rent a house or condo on the beach for 4 adults for a week. Any
information on rentals would be appreciated.
-- (PUNGODJ@aol.com) submitted 7/7/1996
We recently spent our Honeymoon week in Charleston and loved it. The
Ansonborough Inn was truly a pleasure. It would be difficult to find a
more Romantic setting than this. Our favorite restaurant was Bocci's with
A.W. Shucks a close second. A carriage tour is a great way to get familiar
but walking is the best way to explore. We highly recommend Charleston.
Bring lots of film and wear comfortable shoes.
-- Sara and Steven Moore (firstname.lastname@example.org) submitted 7/7/96
On July 3 my husband and I had what may have been the best dinner ever
at Blossom Cafe. Our waiter, Frank Hamilton, recommended an
excellent wine. Then, because I wasn't very hungry, recommended several
appetizers that gave a good sampling of their food. Everything was great!
Frank had the kitchen create a dish for my husband that was incredible.
And while I was eating one of my appetizers, Frank brought my husband "a
little something" to eat, although he hadn't ordered it. The service was
terrific, the setting was lovely, and the prices very reasonable. I can't
recommend it highly enough.
-- Jean-Marie Taylor (JTaylor862@aol.com) submitted 7/5/96
There is a great singer/songwriter and entertainer that plays regularly
at the Horse & Cart on King Street in Charleston. Matthew Temple a
classically trained guitarist performs his original folk/easy listening
acoustic compositions as well as covers from the 50's-60's-70's. He also
sings Marty Robbins songs like no one since the original. Catch him you'll
be pleasantly suprised. You'll get to hear his beautiful voice soon on his
next release "Summer Man" which he's just finished recording. He's
definitely a performer to watch!!
-- Tim Nesbitt (email@example.com) submitted 7/4/96
I'm looking for an inexpensive place to stay on the Isle of Palm.
Please e-mail with any information. Also plan to play alot of golf.
Condos, motels, or hotels are possible
-- Al Frisone (firstname.lastname@example.org) submitted 7/2/96
I'm thinking of relocating. Does anyone know how much of a need there
is for computer consultants in the aea? I'll be in Charleston at the very
end of July 96. Anything special going on?
-- Jessica (email@example.com) submitted 6/30/96
Editor's Note: Charleston is just beginning to see a surge in computer
related jobs. I'd recommend you look to the Post & Courier (Charleston
local newspaper) for additional insight on the area. Also, summer is not
as active a time for planned activities but you should catch a Charleston
Riverdogs (professional baseball team) home game.
Me and my wife are planning on vacationing in Charleston in August. I
was wondering if you could send all the information you have on Quality
Inn Heart of Charleston. (I.E. rates, accomodations, things to do...)
-- David Quaid (Dquaid@apc1.com) submitted 6/27/96
I was wondering about the accessiblity in Charlston, My husband travels
in a wheelchair and we will be visiting Charleston in August. Are the
historical buildings ramped, do the city transportation system have lifts?
Any help would be appreciated -
-- Patricia Smither (PSmither@aol.com) submitted 6/26/96
Where to begin. We live in upstate South Carolina but go there several
times a year as my wife's family has a beach house in the Sullivan's
Island historic district that has been in the family since the 1870's. As
frequent visitors we would suggest (should you be short on time) several
must do's. First take a carriage ride around the lower end of the
city. Second try to take some time to WALK some of the side streets
adjacent to the streets you travelled on the carriage tour. The
candlelight home tours are great if you are into architecture and
interiors. If you don't wish to board the boat to visit Fort Sumter in the
harbor, drive out to Sullivan's Is. to visit Fort Moultrie. For as
quaint as many of the houses and yards are in the old section of the
island, keep in mind that Hurricane Hugo ripped away much of the old
vegetation back in 1989. Beware of the tourist trap restaurants on Shem
Creek in Mt. Pleasant. They are great for the view and scenery but the
food is a bit pricey for what you'd expect. As a professional photographer
I must attest that Charleston is a photographers paradise. Hope you enjoy
your visit and take things slowly if possible to soak up all the details
of this magnificent city and surrounding areas.
-- Dan Harvell (firstname.lastname@example.org) submitted 6/22/96
We are considering relocating to the Charleston area and it would be
nice if your web site offered the email address for the Chamber of
Commerce. We are looking for demographic information such as schools, cost
of living, housing, employment, etc. Please contact us via email for home
address information to send a relocation packet from the local Chamber.
Thank you :)
-- scott & jacque hughes (email@example.com) submitted 6/22/96
Editor's Note: I've been unable to find an online address for the
We own several horses and would like to know if there is any place to
ride your own horses on the beach.
-- The Foremans (firstname.lastname@example.org) submitted 6/19/96
If you are looking for brew pubs in this city, try The Market Street
Mill or Southend Brewery. Both are new additions since last
Spring. You're welcome :)
-- tmkillian (email@example.com) submitted 6/12/96
I just went to Sports Rock Cafe by the North Charleston
Colesium. The Food and Service were great, and there were over 70 TV's to
watch any sporting event! This place was great, Hat's off to the folks at
Sports Rock Cafe!
-- Bob Carson (AJF999@aol.com) submitted 6/11/96
I'm from New England and thinking about moving to a warmer climate
state to get away from the cold and snow of New England. I am very much
interested in any information that I can obtain such as rents, job market
(Accounting or Medical Secretary). Thanks
-- Tamra Hemmingson (Hemlegs@aol.com) submitted 6/16/96
From a guy in Boston who was raised on North End pizza the best pizza
I've ever tasted in America is at Andolini's on Wentworth St, a
block off King St. One size pie with any topping you want or calzones.
Can't be beat.
-- David Kaplan (firstname.lastname@example.org) submitted 6/10/96
While staying at the Mill House Hotel last March we saw a promotional
video on Chaleston .We would like to purchase a copy. Can you suggest a
contact e-mail or postal address? We would require a PAL version as we
live in Australia.
-- Shirley and Des Davy (email@example.com) submitted 6/7/96
Does Charleston have any brew pubs yet? I think it would be great if
there are brew pubs and that category was added to your web-site!
-- Kay Grahm (firstname.lastname@example.org) submitted 6/03/96
Editor's Note: Hmmmm..... Gee I'm not sure but now you have me
thinking. There are many excellent pubs in Charleston including Mike
Caulder's and Tommy Condon's but I'm not sure about any brew pubs.
Definitely worth looking into!
I am going to be working in Charleston for the summer. I am interested
in finding somewhere that is moderately priced to stay downtown. All I
need is a one bedroom apartment or studio but haven't had any luck finding
anything on my own. Please Help!
-- Anne Swasey (Swaseya@gar.union.edu) submitted 6/03/96
I have been to Charleston at least 4 times and I feel like it is my
second home. A must do is the horse and buggy ride. It is so relaxing and
interesting. I was there with a friend during the Festival of House and
Gardens one year, a word of advice - if you indulge in the Candlelight
tour, make sure to ask how many houses you will actually be going inside.
A bit of dissapointment for us was that at least 3 of the 10 houses we had
paid for we only got to peek inside the windows. It was a bit
embarrassing. Otherwise, it's a wonderful city and the natives are very
-- Dawn Brown (email@example.com) submitted 6/03/96
I am planning a 10 year anniversary trip for my wife and me. I read in
the Travelogue that there is a B&B Agency that will assist in finding a
good reasonably priced B&B. How can I contact this Agency? Submitted
-- Richard Beard (firstname.lastname@example.org) submitted 6/03/96
Editor's Note: I believe Mr. Beard is refering to the Historic
Charleston Bed and Breakfast. That service can be reached by calling
My wife and I visited Charleston last year and stayed at the Elliot
House. This was undoubt one of the most rewarding vacations we have
had. We have been to Burmuda, the islands, Mackinaw and many other places.
None have been any more enjoyable than Charleston. We are now eligible
members of the AARP and looking for an opportunity to either own or manage
an Inn like the Elliot House. If anyone knows of an opportunity for us,
please let us know.
-- James Hogg (email@example.com) submitted 5/24/96
Plan on going to Charleston for our honeymoon only problem we are
getting married in Nov. Would be there week of Thanksgiving or around Dec.
1. Is this a good time to go? How is the weather? I'm sure it won't be as
cold as where we are living (Connecticut).
-- Donna Haney
Editor's Note: Charleston is quite lovely over the holidays. The
daytime temperatures average about mid-60's. Anyone else have any thoughts
on this time of year?
I am looking for some information about hotel accomidations at Folley
Beach, S.C. If you know of anything please let me know a.s.a.p.
-- Joel Zimmerman (firstname.lastname@example.org) submitted 6/01/96
Another restaurant you don't want to miss while in Charleston is
Poogan's Porch on Queen St. And at 56 Queen St., stop in at Savvy
of Charleston for some original jewelry and a visit with Bailey the poodle
and her human, Jane.
-- Jean (email@example.com) submitted 5/28/96
My wife and I are planning on visiting Charleston in early April of
1997 with another couple from Pennsylvania. We are debating on whether on
spending the week at a Bed and Breakfast or renting some type of a condo.
Which would you recommend?
-- Michael Spence (firstname.lastname@example.org) submitted 5/27/96
Editor's Note: If you are planning on staying downtown, I highly
recommend a B&B. There are numerous types of accommodations from the one
room in a house to suites in an old refurbished warehouse. You really get
a feel of Charleston by staying in a B&B. Any others out there care to
We're planning a trip to Folly Beach in late May and would like to do
some sailing or kayaking. Do you have any suggestions of where to go?
Please include names and addresses if possible. Thanks! (May 18, 1996)
Oh-I read about someone taking a trip to Morris Island (off of Folly)- can
you give me more information???
-- Tracie Shelly (email@example.com) submitted 5/19/96
Help! My I love Charleston, but I'm on a limited budget. I'd like to
stay somewhere downtown, or near Isle of Palms/Sullivan's Island. Can
anyone suggest a hotel, B&B, or an individual who offers room in their
home for people like myself?
-- John-David (Raddock@aol.com) submitted 5/17/96
Please Help!! My husband and I went to Charleston, SC for our honeymoon
four years ago. We stayed at a place called "Elliot House". It was such a
lovely place, and we had a good time. So, we are thinking to take a
vacation, and visit there again this July. However,we cannot find their
phone number. If someone knows the Elliot House' phone number, please
e-mail me!!! I appreciate it.
-- Mimi Sheerin (firstname.lastname@example.org) submitted 5/12/96
Editor's Note: The Elliott House Inn is located at 78 Queen Street. The
number is 843-723-1855.
My wife and I are planning a trip to Charleston in early June. We have
looked forward to a visit of your town. We would like more information
about where to go,where to stay and things that we should't miss while
-- Michael McGee (email@example.com) submitted 5/11/96
Editor's Note: Hmmm.... where to begin. I'd definitely recommend that
you stay downtown in the historic district, particularly if you've never
been before. Everything is literally walking distance from the historic
district. There are many excellent inns and bed and breakfasts in the
downtown area including the Meeting Street Inn, the Mill House, Indigo
Inn, Lodge Alley Inn. Many take a carriage tour (can be picked up at the
City Market) which can help acquaint you with the area and the history of
the city. Any reader suggestions?
My wife and I just returned from a wonderful 4-day vacation in
Charlestown. Its a great tourist destination that is decidedly
"untouristy." I highly recommend the local B&B Agency that places visitors
in homes in the historic district (Historic Charleston B&B.) Wonderful
accomodations can be obtained in beautiful neighborhoods for reasonable
prices. Best of all, there is more opportunity for mixing with the
natives. I recommend Blossum Cafe for great regional nouvelle
cuisine. Take time to stroll the old neighborhoods at night for a surreal
-- Bob Devereaux (firstname.lastname@example.org) submitted 5/7/96
Catherine and I just returned (April 15!!!)from a short but sweet visit
to Charleston. We drove down from snowy Boston to pick up our new Corsair
trimaran (those who don't know about this great boat can e mail me at
email@example.com) and first off want to thank Bud and all the helpful
people at the City Marina for their exemplary southern hospitality. We had
our most memorable meal at the Wreck of the Richard and Charlene in
Mt. Pleasant (yes it's hard to find but we were fortunate that the nice
man walking his dog confirmed that indeed we had arrived. The people at
the bicycle shop on the main road are accustomed to and gave excellent
directions - probably could also give execellent advice on your next bike
purchase.) I guess the many local folks who were enjoying their meals will
not appreciate our putting this out to the world, but the preparation of
seafood here is as good as it gets. You can't beat gorgeously fresh fish,
perfectly seasoned; when it's fried it's with the lightest batter allowing
you to savor the flavor. As yankees we found the boiled peanuts novel and
a great appetizer especially when accompanied by the local brew. Be
prepared for great service, low maintenance atmosphere -- you're there for
the food not the china. We only had a couple of hours to see the city;
park somewhere and walk -- there is a lot to see on foot especially on the
side streets. Azaleas were abundant, dogwoods just a tad past their peak,
weather was welcomely warm after 21 inches of snow the week before.
Breezes were a bit stiff for our maiden sail, but we would love to try
-- Bert Kornyei (firstname.lastname@example.org) submitted 4/15/96
I will be travelling to Charleston in October for my Honeymoon. Does
anyone out there know where some quiet romantic strolls might take place?
How about Romantic/ Elegant Dining spots? I'll be there for four days, are
there any other things to do around the area except for what is on the
"Points of Interest" page?
-- Christopher Rondeau (Chris_Rondeau@ccmail.orl.mmc.com) submitted
Editor's Note: One of my favorite restaurants is the Mint Julep at 68
Queen. Excellent food, nice ambiance, good service - all the right
ingredients for a pleasant evening for two.
Wy wife-to-be and I are spending our honeymoon in Charleston (3 days at
Seabrook, 4 days at the Vendue Inn B&B) June 30th - July 7th. We would
like to know of any events in the area during this time, especially for
the 4th! However, your "Calendar of Events" only goes through June. Please
forward any info - thanks.
-- Gregg Wildes (email@example.com) submitted 4/30/96
Editor's Note: The calendar of events through the end of the year will
be online by the end of this week.
I am thinking about making a change from the cold winters and so-so
summers of New England. Can anyone supply me with some information about
Charleston? I hear it's a great place to live. How about the job
situation? I'm in the medical field. And how about rents? Thanks for any
-- Deb (firstname.lastname@example.org) submitted 5/3/96
I am planning a trip to Charleston with one of my friends in
mid-August. We will be traveling with our two teenage children. Are there
any recreation activities during the day for teenagers? Are there any
places for teenagers to go at night to have fun? They don't want to hang
around their parents?
-- Sirraaj L. Jackson (NRJC74D@prodigy.com) submitted 5/3/96
Three friends & I will be traveling to Seabrook Island from May 15 -
20. We need to know were some of the good nite spots, bars, & eateries
which might be suitable for a group of mid twenty year olds. Thanks!!!
-- James K. (email@example.com) submitted 4/27/96
We plan to visit Charleston and Kiawah Island in late June. Do you know
of a listing of rental properties on Kiawah Island by individuals?
-- Patsy Goodson (firstname.lastname@example.org) submitted 4/30/96
I like Charlestown Landing the best. The second best thing is
The Yorktown. The Yorktown is a replica aircraft carrier. You can explore
The Yorktown without a guide but you will definitly need a map. They also
have real planes used.
-- Jeff Beaman (email@example.com) submitted 4/26/96
Comments have two sections, travel & relocate:
Travel: Visited 4/19-21. Stayed Ramada Inn I-26 & Montague, overpriced &
overbooked. If on budget, stay on I-26 North Charleston; not far fm
downtown, easy drive, light traffic.
Good lunch @ Lodge Alley Inn, beautiful plaza w/fountain in back,
recommend "195" club sandwich if hungry. Skip the open air market, blocks
and blocks of basket & spice stalls. Plenty of other interesting shopping.
Relocate: I'm moving there in June. Want to get 5 year old into private
kindergarten. Any suggestions? Will consider good public schools, any
recommendations? Heard Belle Hall is excellent, please confirm...hoping to
live in Mt. Pleasant area. If you have a 4 br house for rent around
$1000/mo, let me know. Coast Guard officer w/family, two small children,
no pets, no smoking, excellent references from local residents. Will
consider lease option but have to sell house in MD first. Thanks.
-- Alan Marsilio (firstname.lastname@example.org) submitted 4/24/96
I'm coming to Charleston on Aug. 14, 15, 16 and 17, during which time
my son will be attending orientation at the College of Charleston. I am
looking for economic accomodations for this time. All I need is a room
with twin beds and access to a bathroom. Also, my car will be overloaded
with my sons' personal belongings, so I would like to be near public
transportation. I would appreciate any information you can give me. Thank
You! Judy Jannicelli
-- Judith Jannicelli (email@example.com) submitted 4/22/96
I am very interested in relocating to Charleston after graduation. I am
interested in any information that would help me with my job search. I am
having some trouble getting information about available jobs in the area.
I would appreciate any help I could get! Thank you.
-- Bethany Fill (firstname.lastname@example.org) submitted 4/19/96
Can anybody tell me how far it is from Charleston to Hilton Head, SC?
Also, does Northwest Airlines fly into Charleston? Thanks much!
-- (email@example.com) submitted 4/5/96
Editor's Note: It's about 130 miles from Charleston to Hilton Head
Island. Anyone taking the trip should avoid the Interstate and take the
back roads to discover some of the most beautiful sights in the
would like information on cost of living, employment, colleges, crime
statistics, culture events and weather. I am fifty five with a monthly
pension and would like to work part time and complete college.
-- Maryann (DLFC74B@prodigy.com) submitted 3/30/96
On May 11, 1996 I need an activity for 30 senior adults who will be
visiting Chaleston SC. Can you suggest several good tours we could take. I
need the activity to fall between the hours or 9:00am to 3:00 pm.
-- David Suddath (firstname.lastname@example.org) submitted 4/2/96
Was surprised to have to make a 5040000ayment well in advance for a
visit the first wek in March. Is this normal? How can I get specific
information about live theater in March? Thanks.
-- (TRHull@aol.com) submitted 2/14/96
Need help with plans to get married in Charleston. I have a friend that
is planning to get married and wants to come to Charleston to do it. Can
anyone help with a location that would be good to get married in. Anyone
that we can contact would be helpful.
-- Charles Haynsworth (email@example.com)
My Leader and I spent three days in Charleston and used info I
downloaded from the Travelogue. We visited during the 1- 15 March 1996 to
put things into perspective. One restaurant which gets Five Stars from us
is the Market East Bistro on Market Street East, right beside East
Bay Street. The restaurant is in an old house and one enters from a side
entrance along a little alley. Our meal was, in the simplest of terms,
truly memorable. We have eaten in many a city in Canada, the USA, and
Europe, and we would put this establishment close to the top of the list
of any restaurants we have frequented. The Market East Bistro scores
points for a) reasonable prices, b) exemplary presentation of the food,
and c) taste. We cannot recommend it too highly.
-- Geoffrey Smith (firstname.lastname@example.org) submitted 3/21/96
My husband and I are planning a trip in late April, early May to the
Charleston area. Where can I obtain visitor's guide, accomodatioons
director etc to help us plan our trip. Any information would be greatly
-- Pat & Tom Vance (Jeeter1@aol.com) submitted 3/21/96
Editor's Note: You can contact the Charleston Visitor's Bureau at
843-853-8000 and they should have brochures available. There are several
Charleston sites online (I don't recall immediately if any offer
brochures) which may help in planning. Using
City Net or Yahoo
can help you locate these other sites.
I will be moving to Charleston in September. Can you give me some
information(or tell me where to find information) regarding schools(I have
a 4 yo, cost of living, crime rate, job out look and any other information
that one might need. Thanks. Kelly
-- Kelly Pendergraft (email@example.com) submitted 3/19/96
We visited Charleston in February of '96, and really had a great time.
We traveled in a motor home and camped at James Island County Park. It was
great, spacious, well kept and good security. All of the people that we
came in contact with were extremely nice and friendly. We were
disappointed in Fort Sumter, but we especially enjoyed Fort Moultrie,
James Towne Landing, the Historic District, and the Yorktown Aircraft
Carrier. One great restaurant, off the beaten path, is one called
SEASONS, on 17 South, about a mile south of downtown. The Chef is a
former chef at Magnolia's. The food was great ! We also recommend
Slightly North of Broad & Magnolia's. Be sure to tour some of the
older homes near the Battery. We plan to return to Charleston in the
spring to see everything in bloom.
-- Richard & Margaret Moore (firstname.lastname@example.org) submitted
I have lived in Boston all of my life. I need a change. It's getting
boring and I am thinking about relocating to Charleston,SC. Any
suggestions as to how I go about finding helpful information in this
department? i.e. where to live, job info., cost of living, activities,
etc. I have heard all but wonderful things about Charleston. I am looking
to move in September 1996 Please contact via email if anyone has some
helpful info. Thanks!
-- B.R. Wells (email@example.com) submitted 3/10/96
We are planning to go to the Carolinas during the second week of March.
How is the weather? We like antiques. We like early American history. We
also like sightseeing.
-- Aries Bergsma (firstname.lastname@example.org) submitted 3/6/96
I have found the Sullivan Staffing Agency in Charleston on the
Internet. Before I submit information to them, I wanted to know if they
are a reputable emplyment agency.
Please advise. Thanks
-- Dick (email@example.com) submitted 3/6/96
Four of us will be visiting Charleston in September of this year. Does
anyone have suggestions on where to stay (not too expensive). And, the
best place to eat with something for everyones taste. Also, we are
thinking of going to Myrtle Beach. Is it worth the drive? Any help will be
-- Mary (firstname.lastname@example.org) submitted 2/23/96
My husband and I will be visiting for a long weekend in early
March.While he's off golfing, I'd like to indulge in my own relaxation -
beauty services a spa or salon would offer as a half day package. What I
have in mind are a facial, massage, manicure/pedicure services. We'll be
on Kiawah Island. Any suggestions?
-- Peggy O'Keefe (email@example.com) submitted 2/22/96
I plan to be in Charleston during the week of March 10 - 16 and I like
to play NTN trivia in the evenings. Are there any establishments in the
down town (old) area of Charleston that offer this service? I was in
Charleston during the summer of 1985 and I had never experienced such
humidity before. Such was the appeal of the city that I still enjoyed
myself under such circumstances. I have returned.
-- L J. Simpson (firstname.lastname@example.org) submitted 2/23/96
HI! About 5 of my friends and I are looking forward to Spring Break
from our college studies. We are hoping to stay in the Charleston area
from April 3-6. We are looking for a condo-type place somewhere near the
beach, hopefully in the college student's price range :). Does anybody
have any good ideas that they can share??? I would really appreciate it!!!
-- amy (email@example.com) submitted 2/9/96
My wife, myself and two other couples are about to spend three weeks in
the Charleston area to get away from the Canadian winter for a while. We
have never been in Charleston before and are delighted with all the
information available on the WWW but I can't find any information about
riding stables. The three guys are keen golfers, the wives are not! But
they would like to do some horseback riding while the golfers sample the
fine courses in the area. Can you give us some information about where to
go for this type of recreation. Many Thanks. Keep up the good work.
-- Jill and Ian (firstname.lastname@example.org) submitted 2/1/96
- I didn't know the answer about horseback riding right off -
golfing is more my speed :-) I understand that the Johns Island area &
Seabrook Island is considered 'horse country'. Johns Island is about
20-30 minutes south west of old downtown Charleston.
The closest stable to Charleston I found was:
Middleton Riding & Hunt Stables,Ashley River Road,843-556-8137
Has a dressage arena, cross-country course & lighted ring for evening
On Johns Island:
Stono River Riding & Boarding Stable,2962 Hut Road, 843-559-0773
dressage & cross country course
Seabrook Island (which has two golf courses you might want to
play) has an equestrian center (open to the public):
Seabrook island Equestrian Center, 843-768-7541
Private lessons, trail rides into the undeveloped portions of island,
rides on the beach in the summer
Have a good trip!
Hello, I'm just wondering what "McCradys" is. sounds like a restaurant.
Why don't you say hello to them from me. There isn't many McCradys around
my parts of the world!
-- Morgan McCrady (email@example.com)
- McCrady's is a restaurant/tavern and is known for it's ambience.
This is a great place to meet friends and talk over drinks.
My wife and I are planning 2 weeks in Charleston May 96. I would like
to know if anyone would be willing to send us the Sunday supplement of
your major newspapers Realestate section. Charleston is one of the top
candidates for us to relocate to when I finally decide (probably 2 yrs
away). I am in the unique position that where ever I decide to move to I
can take my company office with me. Any native Charlestonian who would
like to show us around ?? thanks, firstname.lastname@example.org
-- R. J. Grasser (email@example.com) submitted 2/4/96
I was planning a trip to Charleston in mid September of this year and
was wondering what kind of weather I could expect. Also I would like to
stay on the beach. It has been about eight years since I have been there
and was wondering if there were any new hotels on the beach (isle of palms
area). I remember a Holiday Inn at Folly Beach but that is the only one I
can think of. One last thing, can you suggest some seafood restaraunts and
some things to do at night?
-- Mark A Johnson (firstname.lastname@example.org) submitted 1/17/96
Where to begin...as unofficial "natives" of Charleston, we can highly
recommend many local "spots" in Charleston. Downtown Charleston is a
shopper's paradise, which include many upscale stores, such as those
located in the Omni, to some more local stores such as Charleston
Chocolates (the best truffles you'll find anywhere!!) to the
candlestore near the intersection of Meeting Street and North Market. Our
favorite restaurants (and we've been to more of them), include Cappy's
on Maybank Highway on John's Island, where you'll get the best fried
flounder and shrimp dinner to the Shipwreck on the Isle of Palms,
where you can sip daiquris on their third deck while you watch the waves
roll in. Waterfront Park is a must see morning, noon, and
night...each offers a different experience. But a word to the wise...skip
th Harbor Tour, just go to Fort Sumter!! After any visit to Charleston, it
will come a home away from home for you, just as it has been for us!!
-- Kim and Kelly Pyszka (email@example.com)
Are there special events for July 4, 1996?
-- Anna Borges (firstname.lastname@example.org)
I recently spent a WONDERFUL eight days in beautiful Charleson, helping
friends establish South Carolina's very first Netcafe! I can't say
enough about this beautiful city and the friendly people that inhabit it!
You can be sure that I will be back for another visit SOON!
Did you know that South Carolina's very first netcafe is now open and
online? netcafe.com is located at 372 King Street, and not only offers a
chance at connectivity, but also a great full menu complete with beer and
wine. So whether you're looking for another great place to eat, or you
just want some fun on the Net, stop by for a visit ... and tell them Frazz
from Canada sent you!
-- Yvonne Dean (email@example.com)
My wife and I are planning to visit Charleston about mid March. I have
some questions: (1) What is the normal weather at that time of the year?
(2) Does the Editor or Moderator refer requests for brochures to the local
Visitors and Convention Bureau. If so, I would like some material. Thank
you. I enjoyed my visit to your site.
-- Nathan Abramowitz (firstname.lastname@example.org)
My wife and I just returned from our honeymoon in Charleston. What a
wonderful experience!! Among the restaraunts we enjoyed were Louis's
Charleston Grill, Slightly North of Broad, and Carolina's. We went in
the "off season" (late December/January) so there were few waits but
plenty of smiling faces. Everyone was kind and gracious to us on our
visit. Because of the federal government shutdown we were unable to visit
Fort Sumter/Moultrie. However, that just gives us a reason to come back.
Visiting the historic homes in the city as well as the plantation homes
outside of town are a must. We stayed at 27 State Street Bed &
Breakfast and enjoyed it tremendously. While the city reminded me some
of New Orleans, Charleston proved to be cleaner, safer, more quiet and
more elegant. I would recommend it to anyone. My wife and I are already
planning for our next visit.
John M. Davis
-- John M. Davis (email@example.com)
I am looking for a college in the Charleston area because I would like
to relocate. I am seeking a BA in criminal justice, justice studues, law
enforement, criminalistics, or forensic science. If anyone can help me I
would greatly appreciate it.
-- Andy (firstname.lastname@example.org)
I want to attend this year's Southeastern Wildlife Exposition in
February. I would like to know when it is scheduled to run, where I get
tickets, how much is the cost, and all other information that would make
my visit to this show a memorable one. I am told that this is truly an
outstanding event. I look forward to hearing from you.
-- Buddy Swain (email@example.com)
I'm a native Charlestonian who has relocated to Los Angeles. I can't
tell you how wonderful Charleston is! There's beaches everywhere, the best
seafood in the whole world!!! And the friendliest people I've ever
encountered! I didn't really appreciate it until I was gone! I still visit
at least once a year and I plan on moving back once I retire!
-- Marcia Noisette Wood (Noizywood@Aol.com)
My family is planning a visit to the Edisto Island area in mid April.
We are interested in renting a beach house that accomadaes 12 persons. If
anyone has any information or contacts with a rental agent, please let me
-- Charles Sauer (firstname.lastname@example.org)
I would to travel down to Charleston during school break in mid March.
Would you be able to tell me what the weather is usually like then? I know
that no can say for sure but what is normal?
-- John Edwards (email@example.com)
We have been to Charleston twice, in the last two years. If there are
any persons who love Civil War history surely Charleston is the place to
go. But, it is much more than that to us. My daughters, and my and me,
loved visiting Charles Towne Landing. In my view it was a place to
visit than the more popular Magnolia Gardens (in May). We were very
disappointed at Magnolia, after all the hype l guess we expected more. We
have stopped at Fort Moultrie for a couple of visits and really
were taken by it. The park rangers were great. Fort Moultrie is better
than Fort Sumter, if you choose to visit only one fort. One of our
favourite memories was taking a buggy ride on PALMETTO CARRIAGE CO.
The staff were great and we really enjoyed the ride (even our two teenage
daughters loved it!) Our favourite restaurants were A.W. SHUCKS, TOMMY
CONDONS AND SULLIVANS (SULLIVANS ISLAND). Our favourite pastime is
just getting out of our car and walking down a street until we get to
-- John Edwards (firstname.lastname@example.org)
My wife and I visited Charleston for the Thanksgiving holiday and had a
delightful visit. We stayed at the Lodge Alley Inn at the
recommendation of another posting. The lodging was great. We visited the
Mills House restaurant for Thanksgiving dinner. The buffet was
second to none. We shopped, walked, visited, and even took a carriage
tour. The weather cooperated little, but we didn't mind. We loved the
evenings in the Lodge Alley Inn lounge listening to the piano. We can't
wait to return.
Regards, -- Lauren & Craig DeRidder (email@example.com)
I spent the last six month as a student in a working exchange programme in
Charleston,SC. There is definitely no other American city whose flair and
charme is such impressing. I never expected such a beautiful town with
friendly and heartly people. Charleston is really a little secret among
the cities in the US. If you ever have the chance visiting Charleston,
don't miss the Music Farm, the ACME, and of course the
Windjammer at the Isle of Palms. Oh Lord, I had a great time at the
lowcountry. Thank you Juergen, Alex, Gary, Allen, Dave, Isabel, Hallie,
Roxie, Jan and Kurt, etc.... Tune to 96.1 FM and ride the WAVE!
-- Matthias Korward (firstname.lastname@example.org)
We just returned from four days in Charleston (11/17-11/20) and, as
usual, had a wonderful time. Weather in the low 70's and the trees still
colorful. Stayed at Lodge Alley Inn, BUT were shown rooms at the
Anchorage Inn, near the new waterfront park and it is a beauty, with
big "hot tubs" in some rooms. We plan to stay there next visit.
Magnolias, Celias, Carolinas and Slightly North of Broad are
restaurants we tried and LOVED during the trip. Charleston gets more
beautiful every visit, and its one of the best "walking" cities in the
country. Very safe and clean.
-- Bob Gaines, UNC-Greensboro, Greensboro, NC (email@example.com)
I spent the last six month as a exchange student in Charleston. I met
wonderful people and had a great time. Even as a German, being used to old
things and lots of history, I was deeply touched by the flair of this
city. Charleston is not very well known among Germans travelling to the
US. People here just do not know how beautifull it is.
My favourite places were the Music Farm with all the live
performances of really good bands, the Acme as a dance-place and
the Windjammer on the Isle of Palms where you can enjoy both, music
and the beach. Also there is one of the best radio stations I know,
located in Charleston: 96 WAVE!!!
Hopefully I'll be able to be back soon. Hi to everone there!!
-- Juergen Reinhardt (firstname.lastname@example.org)
If you want a great dinner go to the East Bay Trading Co. and by
all means go on the Candlelight Tour of Homes - well worth the
-- Jenny Tonyes (email@example.com)
Hi! I have not yet visited Charleston but am planning to this month
(November). I may be moving there due to job location. If anyone from
Charleston could send me a message about nightlife i.e. live music I would
appreciate it. I am hoping that acoustic guitar type of entertainment is
-- Diane Johnson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Several years ago my wife and I had the very good fortune of visiting
Charleston in February during the Blues Festival. All the complimentary
things said about the people of Charleston we found to be true. Strangers
were very pleasant and helpful. I would say they had class. The
accomodations and resturants were top rate. My one problem. I have been
trying to learn since then the date of the Blues Festival in Charleston. I
was in February the year we were there. I would really like to plan a
return trip when I learn the date for 1996. I have called on the phone,
and written but with no response. If possible I would really appreciate an
email reply. In any case I can say that a Trip to Charleston is one worth
taking. Thank You
-- Mr & Mrs Jack Long (email@example.com)
We just returned home to Florida from Charleston and, to be honest, we
didn't want to leave. We've never felt more at home on any of our
vacations. The people make it that way. We stayed at the Ansonborough
Inn on Hasell St. and we loved it! Restaurants of note: Anson,
McCrady's, and Hyman's Half Shell. Points of Interest: Patriot's
Point, the Market, and ANYWHERE in the Historic District! And you simply
must take a carriage tour with Old South Carriage Co. Fun and informative.
We hope to return to Charleston soon! Incidentally, if anyone can get us
the recipe for Anson's Crispy Flounder, please, please E-Mail us
-- John & Kathy Behne (firstname.lastname@example.org)
To the People of Charleston:
As a private citizen of Niceville, Florida (Ft. Walton -panhandle
area-) I would like to personally thank the citizens of Charleston for
their donations of time, food, etc in our time of 'rebuilding' after
Hurricane Opal...I noticed a dump truck with the Charleston city seal on
it, and just wanted to extend my heartfelt thanks, not only from me, but
from others that you all have helped, too. Once again, thanks!!
-- Niles King (email@example.com)
I lived in Charleston for several years, and have recently moved to
West Palm Beach, Florida. I may now be among the rich and famous, but
there is nothing that can compare to a romantic weekend trip to
Charleston. The history of the many plantations, houses on The Battery and
the Market is fantastic. If you like the outdoors, there are the many
beautiful beaches (Kiawah, Folly
Beach, Sullivan's Island), fishing (just about anywhere), and boating.
There are public parks everywhere, (Charlestown Landing). And food, if you
like to eat, this is the town for you! There is also nightlife galore, you
can park and walk to all of the various bars downtown (Henry's, Tommy
Condon's, the Jukebox). And for the morning after, if you're looking
for a downhome breakfast, without the atmosphere, try Joanne's,
right on the Hanahan line.
-- Kristen E (firstname.lastname@example.org)
In January, 1994, my husband and I travelled to Charleston for our
honeymoon. It was the trip of a lifetime for the both of us. The weather
was a delightful 70 degrees and a wonderful escape from the snow and ice
of Pennsylvania. We enjoyed strolling the Public Market, eating at
Hyman's Seafood and the East Bay Trading Co. We highly
recommend staying at the Lodge Alley Inn. Although we were not able
to return in January, 1995, we are anxious to re-live the beauty and
wonders of Charleston, South Carolina again.
-- Verdi Donnelly Quinn (email@example.com)
The Chef & Clef will provide a great dining experience as well
as give an opportunity to listen to live jazz. On weekends there is a
Blues Bar on the top floor. It is conveniently located on Market Street in
the heart of the Charleston shopping district - about one block from the
-- Tim Berkesch (firstname.lastname@example.org)
I've just returned from a wonderful stay in Charleston. It's been more
than 10 years since I was there, and in that time I've moved from my
hometown of "the other Charleston" (W.Va.) to St. Louis. But Charleston,
S.C., was everything I remembered it to be and more. First, dining:
Magnolia's had outstanding, "nouvelle" Southern cuisine; Celia's
had excellent, light, fresh Italian food; Blossom's Cafe was a
wonderful find with a charming waiter who suggested they create a dish
especially for me. I didn't have dessert there, except for biscotti, but I
saw some sweets that would knock your teeth out; and Louis's Charleston
Grille was elegant and mouth watering. Second, hotels: I did not have
a good experience at the Mills House, but the Indigo Inn was a
delight. The people there are extremely helpful and friendly; the rooms
are nice and comfortable; breakfast is nice with an open courtyard for
seating; and it has a great central location. Third, what to do: I spent
an afternoon at Kiawah Island, where public access is at Beachwalker's
Park. I rented a beach cruising bike from the Bicycle Shoppe, which
has shops throughout the area, and pedaled the length of the beach and
back. The person I spoke to at the Bicycle Shoppe on Meeting Street in
Charleston was very helpful and knew the area well. I also went on a kayak
trip on the Wambow (spelling?) Creek (really a river) through Coastal
Expeditions, a kayak touring company. You don't have to know how to
kayak -- the instruction is great and safety is clearly important to them.
Our guide, and the co-owner, Tim, was a delight and very knowledgable
about the area and kayaking. It's not the typical thing to do in
Charleston, but you'll see areas you'd never see any other way. I highly
recommend it. I also recommend the Preservation Society's Candlelight
Tour of Homes and Gardens (September and October weekends). There were
a few short lines to get into some of the homes, but the wait was well
worth it. It's the best way to see the interiors of the beautiful homes
and architecture in Charleston.
-- Scarlett Lee Foster (email@example.com)
Charleston Walks offers a really neat ghost tour called the
Lowcountry Ghost Walk. It goes out every night at 6pm from Washington Park
(beside city hall). If you're looking for something to get you into the
Halloween sprit while you're in Charleston, this is a great choice!
-- Trae Rhodes (Trae@awod.com)
Don't miss Morris Island and their famous lighthouse constructed
in the 1800s. Morris Island, off of Folly Beach, was a famous battle place
of the Civil War. Uninhabited, it's a great place to spend the day (A Jon
boat will make it.) fishing, beach combing, and other sun fun "stuff."
Don't forget your camera and storage for all of the beautiful shells that
-- Wendy Gage (WGage@aol.com)
Wow! I just spent my first (of what will be many) trips to Charleston.
The history, architecture, food, and especially the people were "world
class." Quite a mix of cuisine; my favorite was the lowcountry (of
course). In particular, Magnolia's was a memorable experience. If
anyone has their recipe for cheddar grits, I wish they would share it with
me at "firstname.lastname@example.org"
-- Bill Craven (email@example.com)
I grew up in Charleston and only recently moved away. Since I often
visit I consider myself a local. Charleston has the most incredible
collection of restaurants I have ever seen. But if you really want
atmosphere (and I'm not talking about that atmosphere money can buy at
places like Josie Joe's or California Dreaming) try Bowen's Island
Restaurant off Folly Road. It's on the right a little way before you
get to Folly Island. Try the all-you-can-eat oysters in their famous
oyster room. While you are there you can add your name to the wall. It's a
dining experience. Don't get me wrong, Josie Joe's and California Dreaming
are both excellent restaurants, just not the same experience.
-- Monty Hughes (Hughes4.niehs.nih.gov)
More good restaurants from a local - In the city try: Carolina's
(variety), Magnolia's (innovative variety), Hyman's Seafood Co.(seafood).
In Mt. Pleasant: Village Cafe(variety-fresh great seafood), the
Wreck (very! casual local seafood). On Sullivan's Island:
Sullivan's (local innovative seafood & variety). James Island: The
Stono Cafe (innovative variety)....just opinions! Incidentally, Josie
Joe's, referred to above, no longer exists - new name.(?)
-- E. Collins (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The Mills House hotel is one of the nicest and most memorable
places I have stayed. If you are looking for convenience and luxury, this
is the place!
-- David Bowman (dbow@HPE.com)
I was stationed at Charleston AFB from 1986-1990. If you like
freshwater catfish, Charleston is THE place to go fishing! The
beaches are also quite beautiful at night. Be sure to visit The Battery
while you're there!
-- Jason Graves (email@example.com)
Magnolia's is a fine restaurant, close to the Battery and the
Waterfront park (downtown) for a nice walk after a scrumptious meal.
"82 Queen" (hope I got the number right) has one of the finest
gumbo/seafood stew ever made, with all ingredients cooked to the exact
tenderness required for it all to come together as it should. There is a
small Mediterranean Style Restaurant, very near the Market and that very
old chapel with the wrought iron fence around it (was being restored last
summer)---this is truly a lovely little place with fine exotic food and
friendly service......and don't miss all the great shopping in the shops
downtown....clothes like no other!!!!
-- Susan M. Hogue (hoguesm@CNSVAX.UWEC.EDU)
Every time I go to Charleston, I always make a point in going to
Josey Joe's Restaurant. It serves fresh seafood with a great view. Try
it, I'm sure you'll like it....
-- David Greenspan (David_Greenspan@bocaraton.ibm.com)
For the best restaurant fried seafood around Charleston try the
Edisto Motel on Highway 17, about 20 miles south of Charleston at the
Edisto River. Extremely casual, low key, affordable...the best!
-- E Collins (firstname.lastname@example.org)
For great seafood, visit the "One-Eyed Parrot" on the Isle of
Palms. The screened in porch is the best place to take in the sunset and
enjoy the breeze. In downtown Charleston, the Public Market is fun.
Look for the authentic sweetgrass baskets made by hand, only in this area.
Also in downtown, take a walking tour or carriage ride, there are
many historic homes and other rich history. Kiawah Island is a
beautiful place for riding bikes, canoeing, swimming and simply relaxing.
-- Karen Hamilton (email@example.com)
California Dreaming is a great restaurant!! Also, you must of
course go through the marketplace
-- Ty Hartley (firstname.lastname@example.org)
I have been travelling to Charleston since I first started College more
than 7 years ago. The restaurant that I give the highest praise to is
"East Bay Trading Co." They have some of the best food I have ever
had. Remember to save a little bit of room for dessert, such as the Mile
-- James Bruce (email@example.com)
It is necessary if you take the time to visit this wonderful city to go
to California Dreaming. The restaraunt is our favorite and it will
be yours too.
Our favorite restaurant to visit when we are in Charleston is
Celia's Porta Via. Celia's is located 1 block from the market on
Archdale Street. The pastas and homemade bread are great, and the wine
selection is very extensive. On our last trip, we were happy to find they
had added a gourmet takeout. Definitely worth trying if your heading to
-- John Maraldo (JohnM77049@aol.com)
I'm French and living in Paris. I've often heard of Charleston but at
the moment I've not yet visited it. But me and my family have to, one
first good reason being that we seem to have some cousins there, from the
beginning of the 19th century. Any Noisette around ?
My e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org
Hope to go there soon !
-- Thierry Noisette (email@example.com)
Charleston Carriage Tour is a terrific way to spend the
afternoon learning about historic Charleston in a relaxing shaded
carriage. My family and I originally from Charleston, W.V., wanted to see
how the other Charlestonians live and originated. We were lucky enough to
have a friendly and knowledgeable tour guide, who's own family settled in
Charleston generations ago.
-- Charlie Johnson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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