Tuesday, September 21, 2010

The New York Times: 36 Hours in Charleston

From Historic Downtown Charleston to Johns Island and Wadmalaw Island, the points of interest and restaurants surrounding the peninsula are seemingly overflowing. As residents of Charleston, South Carolina we never cease to discover a new local restaurant or experience a meticulously preserved plantation. But if you're interested in a more public display of the intriguing entities that Charleston and the neighboring areas have to offer, check out the New York Times 36 Hours in Charleston. It boasts eateries such as Cypress Lowcountry Grille and WildFlour Pastry and boutique shopping at Magar Hatworks and Blue Bicycle Books. If artistic endeavors and Lowcountry wanderings are more your speed, take the Times up on their nods toward Wadmalaw's scenic vineyard, Charleston's Saturday morning Farmer's Market, or the Dock Street Theatre's early English opera "Flora". The New York Times reviews the complete 36 Hours itinerary, accentuating but not exhausting the endless highlights of this coastal city.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Charleston's 34th Annual Fall Tour of Houses and Gardens

Each fall, the Charleston Preservation Society makes it possible for residents and tourists alike to venture through the historical homes, churches, and public buildings that make Charleston the sought after city that it is through the 34th Annual Tour of Houses and Gardens. Each historic neighborhood plays a significant role in the heritage of Charleston, and homeowners are generous enough to allow those interested to peruse the interior aspects and exterior gardens for a more intimate look. The tour runs from September 23 - October 24 and tickets are available as individual day tours or weekend packages. Don't miss out on this unique opportunity to experience a personal tour of the interiors of Downtown Charleston and learn more about the culture, architecture, and history of this quaint city.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Charleston: USTA's 2010 Best Tennis Town

Charleston, South Carolina was recently voted the United States Tennis Association's 2010 Best tennis Town, beating out 81 other cities. Besides the honor bestowed by such an award, the city received $100,000 to use towards community-wide tennis programming or facility enhancements. As a community dedicated to and passionate about the game, the money will serve to continue the commitment to the sport of tennis in the lives of young children and adults alike.

Mayor Joe Riley brought the Family Circle Cup, an influential tournament that has significantly influenced the popularity of women's professional tennis, to Charleston in 2001. Each year Daniel Island hosts this exciting tradition and showcases some of the most accomplished women in tennis such as: Steffi Graff, Venus and Serena Williams, Chris Evert, Tracy Austin, Jennifer Capriati, and Martina Hingis. The next Family Circle Cup is scheduled for April 2-10, 2011, so be sure to check out ticket information and see for yourself why Charleston continues to charm its way to the top of awards lists.