United States Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all United States activity »
  1. 1 Best quality lodging Solitude Utah
  2. 2 My CA itinerary
  3. 3 NYC Suggestions - Six Week Trip…?
  4. 4 Restaurant recomendations in the east 54th Street area, please.
  5. 5 Los Angeles one night only mid week
  6. 6 Retiring to Colorado
  7. 7 Charleston and Asheville
  8. 8 Trip Report 6 days in Boston with kids - a lovely family vacation
  9. 9 Xmas in new york
  10. 10 Will be in Palm Springs CA November 14-29, 2015
  11. 11 Ft Lauderdale Hotels on the beach with Balconies
  12. 12 Washington D.C. with a 5 year old!
  13. 13 Best route in winter from Washington DC to Niagara Falls
  14. 14 Spring Break/Master's Tickets 2016
  15. 15 Casino Del Sol Resort Tucson
  16. 16 Best MGM owned hotel on the Las Vegas Strip?
  17. 17 Dallas or Atlanta in January??
  18. 18 Nashville 2016
  19. 19 New Orleans for Thanksgiving
  20. 20 Thanksgiving in New Orleans and Tulane Visit
  21. 21 sunday night getaway between sandiego and los angles
  22. 22 Big Island Fans - will we like Maui?
  23. 23 Grand Canyon to LA
  25. 25 4 days in Colorado in December with kids
View next 25 » Back to the top

Trip Report Charleston, SC Trip Report (short)

Jump to last reply

Hotel (B&B)
Meeting Street Inn; 173 Meeting Street
(843) 723-1882 or (800) 842-8022
AARP discount rates
Really enjoyed this hotel! Great location in the heart of the historic district; across from The Market; easy walking distance to everything; breakfasts varied a little each day; ice water, ice tea and coffee available in lobby all day; wine and cheese in the lobby from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. daily! Very helpful staff and “spot-on” recommendations for nearby restaurants.

Toast – 155 Meeting Street (843) 534-0043
Poogan’s Porch – 72 Queen Street (843) 577-2337; res’v recommended
Hominy Grill – 207 Rutledge @ Cannon (843) 937-0930
Il Cortile Del Re – 193 King Street (843) 853-1888
South End Brewery – 161 East Bay Street (843) 853-4677
Vickery’s (Mt. Pleasant) – 1313 Shrimp Boat Lane, Mt. Pleasant (843) 884-4440
Harris Teeter (picnic lunches) – 290 East Bay Street (843) 722-6821
Ladles Soups - 3125 Bees Ferry Road (great when visiting the plantations)

Palmetto Carriage (big red barn) – 8 Guignard Street; (843) 723-8145 (~1 block off N. Market)
Charleston Footprints Walking Tour - (843) 478-4718; (Michael Trouche); res’v required
Fort Sumter Tours www.fortsumtertours.com - (843) 881-7337; board @ Liberty Square @ Aquarium Wharf

Aiken-Rhett – 48 Elizabeth St.; still looks as it did in 1858; loved this house; they have not restored it, but left it as it was; can still see some wallpaper on the walls.

Edmonton-Alston House – 21 E. Battery; wasn’t particularly impressed with this house, but for no particular reason (may have been the tour guide)

Nathaniel Russell (“free flying” staircase) – 51 Meeting St.; loved this house; the woodwork was really nice.

Heyward-Washington House – 87 Church St.; rather unremarkable.

Boone Hall Plantation – 1235 Long Point Rd., Mt. Pleasant (9 miles N of Charleston); loved this plantation; beautiful drive with the “Avenue of Oaks,” huge old moss-draped trees planted in 1743; slave homes still intact; very good docents.

Caveat: DO NOT USE this shuttle service for the following three plantations (Drayton, Magnolia & Middleton). Very unreliable (from reviews and hotel staff), www.thecharlestonchauffeurcompany.com $20/pp. We found it less expensive to rent a car for the day from Enterprise and more convenient because we could move from plantation to plantation at our leisure; Enterprise picked us up at our hotel; cost was ~$30 for the day and discounted ~5% because of their deal with our hotel;
Enterprise Rent-A-Car, 398 Meeting Street, (843) 723-6215.

Drayton Hall (one of oldest surviving plantations) – Old Ashley River Rd. (SC 61); loved this house. The historic society has not restored it, but has left it as it was.

Middleton – Old Ashley River Rd. (SC 61); loved this plantation; enjoyed walking the grounds and talking with the blacksmith; was a bit disappointed in that the main house was destroyed and the home tour is actually of one of the “flanker” buildings; however, it was still very nice; has café on the grounds for lunch, but we did not eat there.

Charleston Museum – 360 Meeting St.; large, well worth a visit; we only had about an hour, but thoroughly enjoyed their displays on life in Charleston.

24 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.