South Carolina – Kid Friendly

Kiawah Island – A First-Timer’s Guide

Navigating the tree-lined winding road leading to a roundabout, the suspense builds; to the right the road leads to Seabrook Island, to the left and I'm on my way to Kiawah Island. Having visited Charleston several times, this is my first stay at nearby Kiawah. I'm a Kiawah neophyte, if you will. The barrier island with its lush maritime forests, wildlife, beaches, and golf delivers a one-of-a-kind South…
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The Angel Oak Tree Near Charleston; a Free Low Country Favorite

I think that I shall never see A poem lovely as a tree. ~ Joyce Kilmer Located near Charleston on Johns Island is The Angel Oak. The enormous tree stands close to 67-feet tall and is estimated to be between four and five hundred years old. Some even surmise it could be up to 1,500 years old! The tremendous tree with its long branches creates shade that covers…
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Five Things That Make Boone Hall Plantation a ‘Must-See’ When Visiting Charleston

Boone Hall Plantation and Gardens is one of America's oldest working plantations. It's also one of the most photographed and a favorite tourist destination situated just outside of Charleston, South Carolina in Mount Pleasant. With its rich heritage dating back to 1681, an engaging story, and a storybook low-country setting, Boone Hall Plantation brings forth to the public its history spanning 330-years each day. Here are five reasons…
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Discover Patriots Point and ‘Walk in the Steps of Heroes’

The USS Yorktown as seen from the deck of the USS Laffey Destroyer. Standing at the waterfront looking across Charleston Harbor, you'll see docked with flags waving in the breeze the massive, majestic gray USS Yorktown aircraft carrier. Each year, thousands cross the Cooper River to the Mount Pleasant side of the historic harbor in order to 'Walk in the Steps of Heroes" at Patriots Point. What's it…
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Seven kid-friendly things to do in Charleston

Considering a family vacation to Charleston?There's so much to do in Charleston, you're likely to have a tough time deciding where to go first.  This gorgeous coastal town offers unlimited possibilities for family fun, certain to keep young ones entertained.Here are seven fantastic options that will keep parents and young travelers happy. 1. Fort Sumter Catch the boat and take the journey across the bustling Charleston Harbor to…
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Charleston’s John Rutledge House Inn; An elegant B&B, so why did I bring a kid?

The John Rutledge House Inn, 116 Broad Street Charleston, South Carolina The John Rutledge House Inn is located in the heart of the historic district of Charleston, South Carolina. The inn offers visitors to the Palmetto City elegant, up-scale lodging, hospitality, and amenities in a historic setting. Which begs the question, Why on earth did I bring my 10-year old son? Historic Charleston Charleston is a beautiful city…
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