Charleston South Carolina Area Information

Charleston South Carolina Area Information

Charleston South Carolina Area Information

CARRIAGE TOUR
Palmetto Carriage Company
Appreciate the beauty and history by taking a carriage tour. Palmetto Carriage is the oldest, continually running carriage company in Charleston with the most experienced guides.

Please visit their website at: www.carriagetour.com  

SHOPPING
Charleston holds a wonderful diverse and exiting world of shopping. Visit Art Galleries, quaint antique shops on King Street or browse for hand-made sweetgrass baskets and crafts in Charleston's Historic District and famous Old City Market. Also have fun in the Historic District exploring the French Quarter galleries; this district consists of approximately 30 intimate galleries tucked along historic streets. King Street also has such recognizable shops as Saks Fifth Avenue and Gucci. Mt. Pleasant's newest shopping delight is Mt. Pleasant Towne Center just 6 miles north of the Comfort Inn. At every turn in the Charleston area you'll find wonderful shopping.

For more information on tours and attractions please visit www.charlestoncvb.com 

BEACHES
Isle of Palms
Whether you are the adventurous type, or prefer to relax under the warm South Carolina sun, you're sure to find your own special kind of fun. If salt water is your passion, you will love the Isle of Palms. Great surfing, swimming, windsurfing, surfcasting and offshore fishing are all available on this beautiful beach. The beautiful family-oriented park located directly on the beach is perfect for picnics or enjoying the sun. You'll also enjoy crabbing and shrimping in the beautiful creeks and deep green marshes that separate this semi-tropical island from the mainland.

For more information on the Isle of Palms please visit www.charlestoncvb.com  

Sullivan's Island
Not only is Sullivan's Island one of the most family-friendly beaches in South Carolina it is reaped in American Historical Events dating from the Revolutionary War of 1776 to the present. The island is also know for hosting the distinguished author Edgar Allen Poe, on which he based his story the Golf Bug. Fort Moultrie is a must see while visiting this quaint island.

For more information on Sullivan's Island please visit www.charlestoncvb.com

TOURS
The Ghosts of Charleston/Tour Charleston
Explore the haunts of Charleston, famous ghosts' of Charleston's past, graveyards and other historic sites.

Please visit their website at: www.tourcharleston.com

The Pirates of Charleston/Tour Charleston
Retrace the steps of history most famous pirates. Rediscover colonial taverns, gallows and pirate burial sites.

Please visit their website at: www.tourcharleston.com

Pirates and Buccaneers Walk/Original Charleston Walks, Inc.
This pirate walk tells the true story of the city's war against pirates. This two-hour tour revisits a mysterious and exciting era in Charleston's history.

Please visit their website at: www.charlestonwalks.com

Fort Sumter National Monument Tours
The only tour to Fort Sumter, America's most historic landmark. Boats leave from Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum.

Please visit their website at: www.spiritlinecruises.com  

GOLF
Patriots Point Links
Voted "Coarse of the Year 2001" by CGCOA Located in the heart of South Carolina's most notable historic city, this harborside links course has the spirit and feel of the great links and courses of Scotland. Group Golf rates are available, for more information please contact Sally Davis, Director of Sales, at the Comfort Inn.

Please visit their website at: www.partiotspointlinks.com  

MUSEUMS
Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum
Located in Mt. Pleasant, SC on Patriots Point, the museum is home of the WWII Aircraft Carrier YORKTOWN, Destroyer LAFFEY, Submarine CLAMAGORE, Coast Guard Cutter INGHAM and much more.

Please visit their website at: www.state.sc.us/patpt  

CRUISES
SpiritLine Dinner Cruise
Charleston's favorite dinner cruise – fabulous food, entertainment and a beautiful cruise by historic battery homes. Leaves from Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum promptly at 7:00pm daily.

Please visit their website at: www.spiritlinecruises.com 

SpiritLine Harbor Tour
Tour features Charleston's historic Battery, palatial antebellum homes, Revolutionary and Civil War forts and more. Departs Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum.

Please visit their website at: www.spiritlinecruises.com 

Additional Area attractions/things to do:

  • Boone Hall - www.boonehallplantation.com
  • Brittle Bank Park
  • Charleston Marinas - www.charlestoncitymarina.com/
  • Charleston Museum - www.charlestonmuseum.org/
  • Charlestown Landing - www.carolinanow.com/gardens/charleston.htm
  • Citadel Mall - www.shopthecitadel.com/
  • Drayton Hall - www.draytonhall.org/
  • Folly Beach County Park  - www.beachparks.com/follybeach.htm
  • Gardens/Plantations   - www.charlestonlowcountry.com/tours/plantations.html
  • Hampton Park
  • Harborage at Ashley Marina  - www.charlestonwetslip.com/
  • Historic Charleston  - www.historiccharleston.org/
  • Historic District/Market
  • Magnolia Gardens/Plantations  - www.magnoliaplantation.com/
  • Middleton Gardens - www.middletonplace.org/
  • Northwoods Mall - www.shopnorthwoodsmall.com/shop/northwoods.nsf
  • Patriot's Point - www.patriotspoint.org/
  • Roper Saint Francis - www.ropersaintfrancis.com/

Colleges/Universities near the hotel:

  • The Citadel - www.citadel.edu/
  • College of Charleston - www.cofc.edu/
  • Charleston Southern University/Baptist  - www.csuniv.edu/
  • Medical University of S.C. - www.musc.edu/

For other area information go to the Chamber of Commerce:  www.musc.edu/

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