One of the oldest neighborhoods in historic Mt. Pleasant, the Old Village is home to beautiful waterfront properties, gorgeous Charlestonian architecture, and pure southern charm. Pitt Street, the neighborhood center, is lined with boutique stores, amazing restaurants, a community gym, and a picturesque local pharmacy seen featured in the Notebook itself. If searching for the beautiful landscape and southern hospitality for which Charleston has become known, look no further than the historical charm of the Old Village.
Wando River Sunset
Wando River Sunset in Mount Pleasant, SC
Sunset in Molasses Creek
A beautiful evening on Molasses Creek. Molasses Creek is home to Hobcaw Point, Molasses Creek, River Reach and River Watch.
Boaters and Kayakers along Shem Creek
Boaters and Kayakers enjoy an afternoon along Mount Pleasant's popular Shem Creek. Shem Creek is home to Cooper Estates and Creekside.
Best bets if you are on a budget
Charleston boasts an array of dining options that will excite the taste buds and make you put your credit card in ice water. Here are some great options if you want a satisfying meal but don't want to break the bank.
1.) A C's Bar and Grill on upper King
Street for Sunday brunch or cheesy fries and a Philly Sub anytime
2.) Big Johns Tavern for a $5 hamburger
3.) Bon Banh Mi for sandwiches, salads and tacos
4.) D'Allesandro's Pizza for you guessed it…pizza
5.) Dave's Carry out is a great little fish shack
Late afternoon in Hobcaw Point
A child exploring the marsh. Molasses Creek is home to Hobcaw Point and several other neighborhoods.
Spoleto is Almost here!
May 23rd-June 8th – Don't miss the My Cousin Rachel, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago and Rene Marie. They won't disappoint! For more information, check out the website for shows and schedules.
Charleston – The New Post College Town
I read an interesting article the other day in USA Today. It hit home on more than one count. My husband's nephew was featured in it! Charleston has more than twenty somethings than teens. In fact it is higher than 2 to 1. What this means is that for one reason or another oung adults moved to Charleston and never left. They love it here! For more please read the full article here.
New York Times Article: 36 Hours in Charleston
What would you do if you had 36 hours in Charleston, SC? The New York Times recently wrote an article about spending 36 hours in Charleston, SC. You can find it here. They mentioned the Charleston Hat Man (Just off Broad Street) and the Charleston Shoe company (on King Street not too far from Broad). Not too far from there is a great tour company called Charleston Footprints which begins at The Historic Foundation Gift Shop. (108 Meeting). As far as restaurants go, a local favorite is FIG. If you are in the mood for a little pick me up, try Bin 148. The owners are French and offer wines by the glass, cheese, charcuterie,and fresh baked bread.
December Events in Charleston, SC 2013
28th Annual Progressive Dinner – Celebrate a beloved holiday tradition for Christmas 2013 with a progressive dining experience. For the 28th consecutive year, Charming Inns and Circa 1886 Restaurant will play host to the “Holiday Progressive Dinner.” During this festive evening, diners journey by carriage through downtown Charleston to dine at three different locations. The evening begins with hors d’oeuvres at the Kings Courtyard Inn, continues on with a three-course dinner at Circa 1886 Restaurant, and winds down at the historic John Rutledge House Inn for coffee and dessert. The evening begins at 5:30 p.m. and wraps up at 8:30 p.m. A carriage will transport guests from one location to the next. The cost is $95.00 per person, excluding beverages. View the Progressive Dinner Menu at the website listed. Call to make reservations.
Sweet T. Christmas – This Christmas Believe That Your Greatest Wishes Can Come True … even those you didn't know to wish for. Returning for a second holiday season is the laughingly lovely story of a heavenly stranger, a hapless handyman, a hopeless hostess, a hopping-mad Santa, and their hysterical hunt for the holy grail of wish granting, a winning lottery ticket! The show that sold out last December returns to the Black Fedora Comedy Mystery Theatre November 29 – December 29, 2013.
The Black Fedora Comedy Mystery Theatre 164 Church Street 843.937.6453 www.charlestonmysteries.com
A Christmas Carol at Footlight Players Theater – which will be shown on multiple days throughout the holiday season. This song-infused version tells the classic tale of greed from a new perspective. Miser Ebenezer Scrooge is awakened on Christmas Eve by spirits who reveal to him his own miserable existence, what opportunities he wasted in his youth, his current cruelties, and the dire fate that awaits him if he does not change his ways. Scrooge is faced with his own story of growing bitterness and meanness, and must decide what his own future will hold: death or redemption. This Christmas classic will be performed on the following dates and times: December 6, 7, 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, & 21 at 8:00 p.m. December 8, 15, & 22 at 3:00 p.m. Tickets can be purchased by calling 843.722.4487 or online at www.footlightplayers.net. Ticket prices are $25 adult, $22 senior, $15 student, and $12 children 12 & under.
Little Elves Golf Clinic at Wild Dunes Resort – Treat Santa’s helpers to a round of golf this holiday season! Gather the kids (ages 7-15) for an afternoon of golf instruction at the Links Driving Range at Wild Dunes Resort from 2-3:30 p.m. Thursday, December 26. Cost is $25 per child. Please call the number listed to register. Wild Dunes Resort 4601 Palm Boulevard, Isle of Palms, SC 29451 843.886.2002 http://www.wilddunes.com/
Christmas 1860 at the Edmondston-Alston House – Fridays, December 6 & 13 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | tours given continuously | $20/advance & groups, $25/door Celebrate a Victorian holiday season by candlelight at the Edmondston-Alston House – decorated for the holidays as it would have been in 1860. Costumed interpreters will present dramatic scenes exploring Charleston's last opulent Christmas before the start of the Civil War. Performances are given continuously. Afterwards, visitors can enjoy hot cider and refreshments in the courtyard.
Grand Illumination at Middleton Place – December 19 & 20th – Step back to Christmas, 1782, when Arthur Middleton finally was able to come back home after years of incarceration as a prisoner-of-war during the American Revolution. Stroll through gardens illuminated by torchlight, candlelight and starlight and hear costumed interpreters along the way tell stories of the joyous holiday season when the British evacuated Charleston at the end of the Revolutionary War. See the House seasonally decorated and glowing in candlelight, and on the Greensward, enjoy a warm fire, live music and refreshments. The event concludes with a Southern Buffet dinner. 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., $55/person