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Thursday, 11 January 2018 10:03

The Haunted History of Charleston

Written by John LaVerne on behalf of Bulldog Tours

The historical backdrop of Charleston, SC is one of the longest and most differing of any group in the United States, spreading over many years. It was founded in 1670 and, although the city has had its low points, it is still thriving today and is currently one of the top tourist destinations in the US.

Charleston was the leading city in the South from the time it was founded up to the Civil War. The city has survived fires, earthquakes, hurricanes, flooding and war. There are several buildings that were important during these events, one of which is The Old Exchange Building, which has been standing since 1767. The Old Exchange is home to a dungeon that was used to hold prisoners of war during the British siege in the Revolutionary War, and later housed pirates such as Blackbeard and Stede Bonnet. When you factor in the age of the city and the number of people who died either from war or natural disaster, it's no wonder that Charleston is considered one of the most haunted cities in the US. The best part about this haunted history is that Bulldog Tours specializes in Charleston Ghost Tours and will take you to visit these places... if you dare.

You could explore Charleston on your own... or you can see the best the city has to offer with Bulldog Tours history, culinary, and ghost tours. You will love it!

Monday, 27 November 2017 16:39

Give With Gwynn's This Holiday Season

Gwynn’s of Mount Pleasant, located in the Village Pointe Shopping Center in Mount Pleasant, will be featuring five award-winning local artists as a part of its Give with Gwynn’s holiday charitable campaign. These artists will display their works in Gwynn’s store windows from November 26, 2017 – January 6, 2018. All works will reflect and inspire Peace on Earth.

Friday, 06 October 2017 15:05

Shem Creek w/ Nature Adventures

One of the staples of an idyllic visit to Charleston, South Carolina, Shem Creek is located mere miles from the historic downtown. Simply scoot over the beautiful Arthur Ravenel, Jr. Bridge while taking in the view of the Cooper River, and you’ll presently find yourself face to face with Shem Creek’s myriad treasures, all sheltered within a serene bay.

Single? Social? Combine the two at Wild Blue Ropes’ first ever Singles Night Social! Experience a Lowcountry sunset, with great tunes cranking, as you traverse 72 suspended obstacles with like-spirited fun-seekers. Afterwards, mingle around the bonfire where you can enjoy BYOB beverages, and revel in the thrills of ropes course adventure.

Monday, 18 September 2017 09:58

Charleston Food Tours Kicks Off Newest Tour

Charleston's award-winning Charleston Food Tours is adding to its culinary tour offerings with a new option that includes a cooking demonstration and tasting.

Charleston Food Tours is partnering with the Culinary Institute of Charleston at Trident Technical College on "Taste of the Lowcountry." Visitors will get an exclusive look at a local culinary institution...

Friday, 25 August 2017 09:29

Unforgettable Tours with Bulldog Tours

One of our favorite tour companies is without a doubt Bulldog Tours. With a variety of walking tours, from historical to culinary to haunted jail tours, Bulldog has something for everyone! The good folks at Bulldog Tours have this to say about their company: "Take a break from being a tourist and experience Charleston like a local, from a local. At Bulldog Tours, our guides offer history rich walking tours that explore the sights, sounds, flavors and enchanting ghost ..."

Wednesday, 12 July 2017 10:39

Charleston Voted Travel + Leisure's #1

 

Each year, readers of Travel + Leisure vote for their favorite city in the United States based on the quality of that city’s friendliness, culture, cuisine, sights and landmarks, shopping, and overall value. To be recognized alongside Chicago, Boston, New York and other landmark US cities is truly an honor. We’d like to thank Travel + Leisure and, of course, all those who voted. It warms us to know that Charleston is...

Thursday, 08 June 2017 11:51

And The Winner Is ...

We are pleased to announce the winner of our Piccolo Spoleto Outdoor Art Exhibition Facebook Contest! 20 local artists from the 2017 Piccolo Spoleto Outdoor Art Exhibition submitted a piece of their collection to our Facebook page, and YOU voted your favorite by liking, commenting, or sharing the featured artist’s work. Now the votes are in, and the winner is….

Charleston has done it again!

Read more to see why Expedia.com ranked Charleston one of the top 10 places to visit in North America.

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