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A free visitor magazine for Charleston South Carolina

  • TRAVELERof Charleston

    Visitor Magazine

    apriljune 2011

    T H E S O U R C E F O R A L L T H I N G S C H A R L E S T O N



    Arts Antiques



  • Departing from the RED BARN

    Present this Ad for

    FREE PARKINGor Discounted Tickets!

    We also offer a combination Harborand Carriage tour for one low price

    Tickets: 40 N. Market Street(in Rainbow Market) | 843.723.8145

    Charlestons Oldest Carriage Company

    Photo: Faith McDavid


  • Contents

    6 april-june 2011



    D E PA RT M E N T S8 From the Publisher12 Fun and Recreation30 Shopping and Retail42 Dining and Entertainment50 Art and Antiques54 Featured Events57 Area Golf Courses58 Calendar of Events62 Maps68 Tide Charts69 Visitor 41170 Directory of Advertisers

    F E AT U R E S10 Springtime in Charleston29 The Beaches of Charleston40 Charlestons Role in

    the Civil War49 Recipe Carolina Style Ribs53 Experience Charlestons

    Art Festivals

  • $2.50off BOONE HALLPLANTATION & GARDENSOne Regular Adult Admission Not Valid With Any Other Offers, Discounts, or For Special Events

    Not Valid for Senior, AAA, Military, or Childrens Admissions TOC11

    843.884.4371 1235 Long Point Road

    Mt. Pleasant, SCOpen Everyday

    (except Thanksgiving & Christmas)

    Boone Hall is a must see stopon any trip to Charleston.~ NBC Daytime Television

    Unlike Any Other.

    As seen on American Idol Wheel of Fortune and in The Notebook North & South

    www.boonehallplantation.comStroll the world famous

    Avenue of the Oaks

    Explore the Gullah Culture

    Tour the Plantation Home

    Take the Plantation Coach Tour



    Americas Most Photographed Plantation


    Take a journey through

    BLACK HISTORY IN AMERICAVisit our website for details.

    Boone Hall is a must see stopon any trip to Charleston.~ NBC Daytime Television

  • 8 january-march 2011

    WELCOME TO CHARLESTON! This edition of Traveler Magazine is themost comprehensive guide to the city that weve ever compiled. The best-of-the-best area tours, attractions, retailers andrestaurants have been organized to ensurethat all of our readers desires are satisfied.Charleston is beautiful during all seasonsof the year however, during the springtheres a magical feel in the air as the floraexplodes into a kaleidoscope of colorsthat's truly indescribable and must be experienced first-hand.

    Charleston played a significant and often-times leading role in the Civil War, and thecity will be a national focal point regardingthe commemoration of its 150th anniver-sary. South Carolina was the first state to secede from the Union, the first shot of the war was fired at Fort Sumter andmany other historic events took place here. Events, reenactments, concerts andremembrances will be taking place all over the city which can be found in our calendar of events on pages 58-61. For further information, read the article on

    Member of: Charleston Convention & Visitors Bureau; Charleston Restaurant Association; Summerville/Dorchester Chamber of Commerce.

    pages 40-41 if learning about CharlestonCivil War history and visiting sites of significance peaks your interest.

    Other world-class events will be takingplace from April - June as well. See our featured events on pages 54-56.

    Starting in May the weather should bewarming up enough to visit one of ourbeautiful beaches. Read the article on page 29 for a run-down on which beachfits your needs the best.

    The Staff and I hope that you have a great time exploring the city and are ableto utilize this magazine to maximize your time here. For more information onCharleston, please visit our website atwww.travelerofcharleston, or become a fan at

    All the best,

    Publisher/Founder.................... Keith SimmonsGraphic Designer...................... Heineman DesignWriter........................................... Brian ShermanDistribution................................. Mike DerrickDistribution................................. Brian BeanDistribution................................. Debbi Farrell

    TRAVELER of Charleston is produced by the Traveler Communications Group, LLC, and is published four times yearly and dis-tributed to various locations throughout the Charleston area, including all visitors centers, hotels, beach rentals, grocery stores,high-traffic areas, advertiser locations and many other points throughout the surrounding area. Concept, design and contentsof TRAVELER of Charleston are copyrighted and may not be reproduced.

    The copy and advertising deadline for the next issue is May 31, 2011.

    [email protected] | (843) 580-9054 |

    TRAVELERof Charleston

    From thePublisher...

  • 10 april-june 2011

    Charleston is world renownedfor its abundance of magnifi-cent flora and gardens. Thecity explodes into a beautiful tapestryof hues in the spring - and because ofthis, many claim this is the best timeof the year to visit.

    For the first-time visitor, or for thosewho havent visited during the bloom-ing season, there are some areas of the city that should be explored to seethe show!

    Springtime in Charleston

    An Explosion of ColorIn downtown Charleston there is an area known as South of BroadStreet. Reference the downtown mapon pages 62-63. This locale is wherethe secret gardens, opulent mansions,the Battery and White Point Gardensare located.

    The plantations have magnificent gardens which display a wide varietyof flora. Drayton Hall, Magnolia, andMiddleton Plantations are located onhighway 61 (reference page 64-65).Boone Hall Plantation is located inMount Pleasant.

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    The Town of Summerville, known asthe Flowertown in the Pines, is gor-geous in the spring, and kicks off theseason with their extremely popularannual Flowertown Festival (featuredevent: see page 54). The town show-cases a grandiose display of azaleas.

    Types of flora to be seen: Azaleas,camellias, wisteria, flowering fruittrees, quince, redbuds, forsythias, pearl bushes, jessamine, honeysuckle,dogwoods, anemones, hyacinths, lilies, star and saucer magnolias, roses, gerber daisies, and many more.

    Charleston is world renowned for its abundance of magnificent floraand gardens.

  • Fun &Recreation

    How to use this magazine: youll find each type of tour and attraction categorized for easy reference. Many listings include a map grid locator. Find the grid location, then reference the maps on pages 62 through 67.

    Aquariums . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14Carriage Tours . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Combo Tours . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14Fishing Charters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16Museums & Parks. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17-18Plantations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19Walking Tours. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20, 22Water Tours . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22-26

    12 april-june 2011

    Charleston is known for its beauty, history and fantastic harbor. Many experienced touring companies are ready toshow you a great time.

    ON THE FOLLOWING PAGES, youll find everything from take-it-easy, and relaxing tours to fast,knock-your-socks-off excitement. In addition, kid-friendly and family-friendly activities abound.

    If exploring the city sounds like fun, then you wont be disappointedsince this section of the magazine is home to Charlestons best touringcompanies, attractions, museums.Take a carriage ride, walking orwater tour, visit a plantation or twoor go to the beach.

  • 14 april-june 2011


    & R





    South Carolina Aquarium100 Aquarium Wharf Charleston (Map: K-3) (843) 720-1990 Discover jaw-dropping creatures and eye-open-ing exhibits at Charleston #1 family attraction!Step into the newly renovated Saltmarsh exhibitfeaturing more than 25 stingrays, get up-close toa rare albino alligator; see several shark species;touch coastal creatures in the Touch Tank; or gobehind-the-scenes in the state's only Sea TurtleHospital. Enjoy daily shows, educational pro-grams, hands-on fun and much more for thewhole family!


    Palmetto Carriage Works40 N. Market St. (Map: H/I-5) (843) Charlestons pre-mier carriage company! We leave from The BigRed Barn every 15 to 20 minutes, rain or shine,beginning at 9am. Tours are one hour long,covering about 25-30 blocks of the residentialand historic district. All of our guides are city-licensed, entertaining and informative. See ourad on the inside front cover.

    The citys original name was Charles Towne in 1670 and adoptedits present name in 1783.


    Harbor & Carriage Combination TourHarbor Tours 10 Wharfside St. (Map: K-4) Palmetto Carriage 40 N. Market St. (Map: I-5)(843) 723-8145 For tickets: (800) 979-3370 or (843) 722-1112.$33 $20/kids 4-11 Charleston Harbor Toursdeparts from the Maritime Center three timesdaily with a 90-minute live narrated sightseeingcruise aboard the 1920s style Bay Steamer Carolina Belle. Palmet