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  • Visiting Charleston

    Award-Winning, Beloved City

    Voted "Top City in the United States" by Condé Nast Traveler readers, Charleston is renowned for its friendliness, hospitality, beauty, art, food, culture - and so much more.

"If it weren't for the charm of the city, it would be difficult to lure us away from your beautiful property and exceptional service and amenities. From the fresh pastries and coffee each morning to the wine and chocolates in the evening, we were pampered and delighted every day. Thank you for helping us decompress from our hectic work lives and return refreshed and grateful. "

- Guest Comment, 5/29/2014

Calendar of Events
Dec
2014

For the 29th year, Circa 1886 Restaurant and Charming Inns will host its popular Progressive Dinner, a festive evening where diners journey by carriage to three different locations in downtown Charleston. Start the evening with hors d'oeuvres at the Kings Courtyard Inn, travel to Circa 1886 Restaurant for a three-course dinner, and wind down at the John Rutledge House Inn for coffee and dessert.

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Jan
2015

Charleston Restaurant Week

Enjoy the world-renowned cuisine of the Lowcountry as participating restaurants offer prix fixe menus consisting of three items for one price. Delight in a fine dining experience at our Circa 1886 Restaurant with three signature courses for $40.

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Feb
2015

Southeastern Wildlife Exposition

Charleston's Southeastern Wildlife Exposition (SEWE) hosts the world's foremost experts in wildlife and nature art, and sponsors conservation research and environmental education. A 3-day celebration of wildlife, SEWE is the largest event of its kind in the nation, attracting over 500 artists and exhibitors from around the globe.

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Where To Eat: Staff Favorites

Circa 1886

For an exquisite dinner with intimate ambiance, our own Circa 1886.

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Ted's Butcherblock

Ted's on East Bay Street is home to our favorite sandwich, the house roasted wagyu beef with carmelized onions, sauteed exotic mushrooms, and blue cheese garlic aioli.

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Kitchen 208

For outdoor dining with fast, casual breakfast, lunch and weekend brunch, visit Kitchen 208 on lower King Street.

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What To Do: Staff Favorites

Carriage Ride

A carriage ride is an ideal way to see Charleston and hear some local legends, history, and lore.

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Private Tour with Linda Jones

For a more detailed tour, we recommend a private tour with one of the Holy City's best guides, Linda Jones. Please contact the concierge to make a reservation.

Sunset Sail on the Schooner Pride

For awe-inspiring views, take in a sunset sail aboard the stunning Schooner Pride. We promise it will be an evening to remember.

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Places To See: Staff Favorites

Fort Sumter

Take a long, beautiful glimpse at Charleston as she was through history. Take the boat ride out to Fort Sumter, the site of the first shots of the Civil War.

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Middleton Plantation

Explore the glorious gardens and grounds of a quintessential plantation at Middleton Plantation.

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Nathaniel Russell House

Step back into grand Charleston style as you walk through the expansive, beautiful rooms at the Nathaniel Russell House.

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