Smiles are all around as parents and loved ones carry on a tradition that relishes the spirit of giving. Christmas season is now upon us! And where better to celebrate than at Charleston’s own Holiday Festival of Lights? Located at the James Island County Park on Riverland Drive, the venue features 750 glowing light displays with more than 2 million shining bulbs!
Neatly nestled within Charleston’s origins is a colonial history represented by a collection of plantation properties, Revolutionary War era structures and monuments, battlefields and Christian churches and chapels. This comprehensive Charleston plantation guide will take you on a journey through five of the city’s most renowned plantation sites: Boone Hall Plantation, Magnolia Plantation and Gardens, Drayton Hall Plantation, McLeod Plantation, and Middleton Place.
Charleston Black Cab is bringing the heat with an affordable Party Bus package that will elevate your birthday experience from average to awesome. To get the big picture, ask a simple question—what is a Party Bus? Think of it as a private club on wheels, featuring strobe lights, limousine lights, a high-quality sound system, and other additions fit for a star. The vehicles range in size & style, creating a personal touch that makes your birthday all about you.
Have you ever imagined yourself on a warm beach far and away from home, lost within the bright beams of sunlight, tuning into the ocean’s calming currents with sand underneath your toes? Has a beach with a surrounding cultural identity and social fabric become something of a dream? This guide was created to lead you through paths you haven’t crossed, as it outlines the hottest beach destinations in Charleston and its surrounding areas: Kiawah Beachwalker Park, Folly Beach and Isle of Palms.
The hassle of planning ahead to take a trip to the beach is now a thing of the past thanks to a new private beach tour available in Charleston by Crafted Travel. We know what you’re thinking: What is there to gain from allowing a professional travel guide to handle organizing such a trip? And is it worth my most cherished asset—hard-earned money? The answers lie within the repertoire of consistency provided to people just like you. And if mimosa kits and a bottle of sweet tea vodka on a party bus align with everything that you’ve dreamed of—congratulations, you’re at the right place. As you scour through this detailed guide, you will become aware of all information critical to this five-hour excursion that will effectively serve as your blueprint to a good time.
Crafted Travel has been routinely recognized as one of Charleston’s top local travel agencies, boasting an exquisite line of luxury vehicles capable of transporting large groups of people to and through all destinations offered. Within this piece, we will be detailing one of Crafted Travel’s most esteemed touring packages: the Sippin’ Wadmalaw Island Tour.
Fort Sumter is located SE of South Carolina and was purposely built to act as shield for Charles Harbor. It was later captured and bombarded during the American Civil War by forces of the Confederacy on April 12, 1861. The attack was led by Brigadier General P.G.T. Beauregard and the union commander at the fort was Major Robert Anderson. At the time, Abraham Lincoln was president. The fortress was built as part of the ‘detached forts’ system as well as a military post and coastal garrison to defend the major ports of the United States. Fort Sumter is situated on a man-made island that’s 2.4 acres large and at the entrance to Charleston Harbor in South Carolina.
Charleston South Carolina is an amazing place with a fascinating history. The city is beautifully preserved and one of the features that stand out for many is the cobblestone streets. With a growing demand for authentic cobblestone in South Carolina by architects, designers, homeowners and contractors for their driveway or walkway paving material, it seemed only fair that we explore whether or not cobblestone is readily found in the area or better yet, the history of Charleston cobblestone streets.
The Charleston Battery has a deep and rich history dating back to the civil war era. It starts from the Charleston harbor and runs along the Charleston peninsula. The Ashley and Cooper Rivers both are borders to the Charleston Battery and flow out to the sea. It was once home to Fort Broughton and Fort Wilkins and played a significant role in a number of wars throughout American history. It was used in defense of enemies a number of times in Charleston, South Carolina.
Beer is one of the oldest and most popular American beverages around. Just about anyone who has consumed any kind of alcohol has probably at the very least tasted beer. It is one of the most inexpensive yet loved alcoholic beverages in the industry. Beer comes in hundreds of varieties and flavors, combinations and levels of alcohol contents. While it is very popular in all areas of the world, people most often only pay attention to it when they are drinking it. However, there are 10 not so well known facts about beer that are interesting, compelling and would be fun to share with your drinking buddies sometime.
1 The Fermenter
The distiller mixes yeast, water, and sugar (or a sugar-containing grain) in a fermenter, aka a mash tun. After three to seven days of voracious fermenting, the yeast has consumed most of the sugar, turning the mash into a wash (10 or 12 percent alcohol by volume). A pump moves the wash into the pot of the still.
Get your beer goggles on and get ready for the 7th annual Brewvival!
Over the years, the amount of brewing companies has really grown in South Carolina and that’s what Brewvival is all about- showcasing them all and letting you sample all their beers in one convenient location. That’s right, representatives from all over the state will be there from all the breweries giving you a one-of-a-kind opportunity to sample beer all day long!
First time visitors to Charleston will find inspiration in any amount of time in Charleston, South Carolina. Simply take a stroll down any of the Holy City's busy streets or through quiet residential neighborhoods, and one can't help but encounter living history in nearly every park, building, and stately home. Below are just a few places to experience that living history around the Charleston peninsula.
The Christmas season wakes up at Boone Hall Plantation with a Lowcountry Christmas, an energizing new extraordinary occasion intended to convey occasion enchantment and delight to individuals of all ages! As occasion time moves through these goliath oaks, Boone Hall wakes up with celebrations, embellishments, and great ole southern occasion accommodation, that is just befitting America's Most Photographed manor. This season of year re-underlines how Boone Hall Plantation and Gardens is really as one of the main vacation spots in the Charleston, S.C. Lowcountry.
Whether you are from Charleston South Carolina, or you are visiting, an essential activity for the grownups is a distillery tour. Visiting small batch spirit distilleries gives you the chance to meet the passionate professionals while you get to explore the diverse history of spirits and distilling in Charleston while being safely transported. You can be guaranteed that Crafted Charleston has the tour that is best suited for you and your unique tastes. Speaking of taste, Firefly Distillery situated on Wadmalaw Island, thirty miles south of Charleston. Firefly Distillery is the largest distillery in the South Carolina and has become a leading destination in the Charleston, SC area (for good reason).
The Angel Oak estimated to be more than 400-500 years old. It is simply known as The Tree in some circles. It stands in a wooded area in John’s Island just outside Charleston in South Carolina. Angel Oak is a live oak which also happens to be the state’s most imposing work of nature.
Creating a craft beer is an intricate and detailed process which can change the flavor, aroma, color and weight overall. From ales to lagers, there is a vast array of choices depending on your own personal preferences. It all incorporates its own individual levels of yeast, hops, grain and water which make them all so unique and one of a kind.
The number of craft breweries throughout Charleston has always been hefty, but the weight is ever increasing in the area as time goes on. Charleston has one of the largest numbers of craft brewers in the country as it is, and that certainly isn’t going away anytime soon. As a matter of fact, there are some who have yet to get their feet off the ground. Large in size, or tiny, it may soon become an issue for the area if things continue to progress as they have been as is quite apparent these days. There is no possible way that, even as things stand as of today, that the majority of bars could keep even one kind of beer on tap to meet the needs of every brewery. Even the bar, Closed For Business, which has over 40 beers on tap couldn’t be a host for all the local breweries.
The Low Country Strawberry Festival is coming to the Charleston area from April 21st thru the 24th, 2016. Enjoy acres upon acres of fun for this special event at the Boone Hall Plantation & Gardens. Be sure and go ½ mile north of Long Point Road on highway 17 in Mt. Pleasant to enter the festival. The main entrance to the plantation will not be an accessible way to get in.
It's that time of year again to celebrate the birth of American Independence with a bang and there are plenty of ways to get your party on in Charleston. From parades to fireworks we have you covered on the best places to hang out with friends and family and enjoy the festivities.
NOTICE: Folly Beach Public Safety issued an announcement via their facebook page stating that there will be no fireworks display this year on Folly for 4th of July. This is due in part to the exceptionally high tides which will make it impossible to stay within state regulations regarding space requirements.
A bachelor party can mean many things. For some, it is a wild night of debauchery marking the last night of freedom. They paint a picture of an old hag at home keeping her husband under lock and key, never to see the light of day or the light of fun again. For most, though, it is simply a time to celebrate with your closest friends one of the biggest events of your life. You’re getting married! Now of course almost everyone is going to want to loosen up a bit and throw a few drinks back. What better way to celebrate your Bachelor Party than with a true Charleston Brewery tour.
Gather up the crew and get ready for a first-class party adventure! To kickoff the celebration we’ll pick you up in celebrity VIP style. With a party bus big enough for you and 17 of your friends to get wild in there is no excuse for humdrum memory making. Blacked out windows mean that what happens on the party bus stays on the party bus.
The yearly grapes harvest is here with us and with it, comes an opportunity to stomp the grapes too. Exciting right? For that reason, you should not miss to attend the Deep water vineyard grape stomp festival. This annual event is arguably one of the most thrilling festivals ever in the events calendar. You must be wondering how you can be part of the fun, right? Read on to know how.