Your dreams of spring break might by the beach, cold beverage in one hand, bocce ball and good book in the other. Or, perhaps you envision your family strolling through the streets of downtown Charleston, scoping out a spot to picnic. A room here at the Fulton Lane Inn will put those experiences at your fingertips. Set in the middle of King Street, you’ll be captivated by Charleston’s blue skies and fresh springtime vibe. Leave the car parked and discover the city by foot, or choose a few days to experience the sights and sounds of Charleston- off the peninsula. An adventure to see Magnolia Gardens, Boone Hall Plantation, or a Family Circle Cup tennis match- those are all a quick (and beautiful) drive away.
Queue up that spring break playlist, get the camera ready, and take notes. Here are some of your best bets for an excellent spring break in Charleston – for all ages.
Family Circle Cup (March 30-April 7, 2013)
In 2001, the Family Circle Cup tennis tournament found a home on Daniel Island. Every year since, this island town, just 15 miles from downtown Charleston, pulls out all the stops to celebrate women in tennis. From March 30th-April 7th, you can grab a seat at the Billie Jean Court for star-studded tennis matches, featuring the likes of Venus and Sarena Williams. Single session tickets start at just $10, making this one of the most accessible and exciting sporting events in Charleston.
Complimenting the excitement of the matches is a full schedule of events – both on and off the court. For the kids, there’s things like Easter Egg Hunts and jump castles, for adults, there’s live music and drink specials. New to the calendar this year, is the ‘Eleven By Venus’ Exhibition on Monday, April 1st from 4:30pm – 6pm. Venus Williams and Ariana Rodianova will each “Captain” a team of eight local women to play on the Althea Gibson Court at the Family Circle Stadium. All participants will be decked out in Venus William’s clothing line Eleven.
Also new this year is “Pink Out for the Cure” on Thursday, April 4th. Dress in pink and $1 of your admission will go to the Susan G. Komen Foundation of the Lowcountry. Organizers expect the whole stadium to transform into a PINK OUT, where everything from umpire uniform to the ball kids’ uniforms will be in pink.
66th Annual Festival of Houses and Gardens
This month-long festival, put on by the Historic Charleston Foundation, is quite possibly the best way to experience the beauty and history of downtown Charleston. The most popular festival events are daily walking tours. Choose a neighborhood to explore and you’ll embark on a dreamy tour of the area’s historic homes and secret gardens. No other event celebrates spring in Charleston quite like this. See the schedule and learn more.
For antique buffs, check out the festival’s kick-off weekend event, the International Antique Show.
Holy Week in the Holy City
Charleston is known as the Holy City for good reason. The city’s otherwise flat skyline is punctuated by countless beautiful steeples. Charleston was founded on religious freedom, so churches of nearly every denomination can be found on the 1.5 mile wide peninsula. Add a trip to one of Charleston’s churches to your agenda, whether you plan to attend an Easter Sunday service or just want a peek inside to marvel at amazing history and architecture. Here’s a guide to some of the city’s most beautiful places of worship.
Take a trip to the beach!
When it comes to enjoying life by the water in Charleston, our resident surfer girl/assistant innkeeper Margaret, can show you the ropes. In this interview, Margaret professes her love for Folly Beach, but the Charleston area offers many other beaches to choose from. Some offer the perfect setting for families, while others are known for lively bars and restaurants restaurants nearby. Here’s a quick and easy Charleston beach reference guide.
Be our guest this spring! Our oversized rooms and fantastic amenities make it easy for families and kids of all ages to enjoy a memorable vacation. See our availability or give us a call at 800-720-2688.