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Discover exciting local events, read about Charleston’s best attractions, and stay up to date on news from each of the Charming Inns’® properties with our monthly blogs.

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Easter In Charleston 2020

Easter in Charleston is arguably one of the best times to visit the Holy City

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Best Places To See a Sunset in Charleston

From the battery to the folly beach, the golden hour in the holy city can’t be missed

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6 Beautiful Historic Homes to Get Married in Charleston

Have the storybook wedding of your dreams in one of Charleston's stunning historic homes. 

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Celebrate Black History Month In Charleston

Explore, Learn and Celebrate Black History Month in Charleston

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The Festival of Houses and Gardens

Experience the Charm and History of Charleston at this year's Festival of Houses & Gardens.

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Day Trip Guide to Charleston

By train, plane or car, no matter how you got here - Charleston is yours to explore. 

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Michael Hawes: 2020 Heart of the House Employee

A shining star in South Carolina Hospitality Industry in the Charming Inns Family 

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Circa 1886's Emerald Anniversary Special

Join us January 10 through January 31 and enjoy our Emerald Anniversary Dinner Special - 3 for $55!

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Insider tips for the Charleston Wine and Food Festival

Charleston Wine + Festival 2020 countdown has begun

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Circa 1886 20th Anniversary Giveaway

Win the Ultimate Culinary Escape to Charleston, SC! 

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Circa 1886 2020 Event Calendar

From city-wide culinary festivals to our own just-for-fun events, Circa 1886 celebrates food in all its farm-fresh glory. 

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Congratulations to Charlotte Rettberg

A rising star in the hospitality industry

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Things to do in Charleston for Thanksgiving

Make new family traditions with this ultimate itinerary for spending Thanksgiving in Charleston.

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Circa 1886 Top 15 Best Fine Dining Restaurant in U.S.

It's been an exciting year for the Circa 1886 team!

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How To Grill A Perfect Thanksgiving Turkey

Crispy-on-the-outside, juicy-on-the-inside, modern twist on a timeless dish.

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Holiday Progressive Dinner 2019

A much-beloved holiday tradition is back this December. 

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Things To Do In Charleston This Fall

When summer falls into Autumn in Charleston, it’s truly a beautiful sight. Shades of fall take over the Holy City and the nights become longer.

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Charming Inn's Wine and Food Packages

Uncork and unwind at Charleston Wine + Food Festival!

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Top 5 Historic Homes in Charleston

Admire the timeless elegance of historic homes in the heart of downtown Charleston.

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Pamper Yourself Back to Perfection

With the holidays behind us and a new year ahead, it’s the best time to reset your body and mind with a little pampering and a day at the spa.

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The Ultimate Charleston Bachelorette Party Itinerary

Plan the perfect pre-wedding getaway in the South's favorite city. 

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The Scoop on Celebrating the 4th of July in Charleston

We are convinced there is no better place to celebrate the 4th of July than Charleston, SC.

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Multigenerational Guide To Charleston

The best kind of vacations are the ones that include the whole extended family, especially if you are visiting the Holy City.

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The Perfect Honeymoon Guide to Charleston

Newlyweds look no further, the city of Charleston is the perfect pit stop on the route to the rest of your life.

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Spoleto Festival USA 2019

Every May, Charleston turns from a peaceful historic city to a vibrant stage artist and thespians alike. 

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The Best Beaches in Charleston

Sunny days are coming yet again, start planning your beach day excursions with this local guide. 

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Dog-Friendly Guide to Charleston

Charleston is a city best seen by walking and bringing your dog along will make it even more enjoyable.

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Top 7 Farmers Markets in Charleston

Whether you are a local of Charleston, or just visiting for the first time, Charleston’s Farmers Markets are not to be missed.

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Top 10 Spring Festivals and Events in Charleston

Whether you are traveling for the water, sunshine or unique festivals, we know Charleston is always a good idea.

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Charleston's Romantic Culinary Class

We know you don’t need an excuse to spend time with your true love, but that doesn’t mean you can’t use the month of love as an excuse to splurge.

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High-Class Cocktails in the Holy City

It’s a well-known fact that one of the best ways to set the mood is with a beverage in hand. The Holy City is flowing with some of the finest high-class cocktails and mixologists in the country.

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Valentine's Day the Galentine's Way

Valentine’s Day is all about love, but it doesn’t just have to be romantic. This month, grab your best gal pals and spend the holiday Galentine’s style.

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Chef Marc Collins Named 2019 South Carolina Chef Ambassador

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Indoor Guide to Exploring Charleston

While Charleston is famously known for its cobblestone streets and antebellum houses that line them, some of the Charleston’s hidden spots can be found indoors. 

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Gallery Guide to Charleston

Artists from around the world have flocked to the holy city to find inspiration. Located right in the heart of the Charleston, there are two rising art districts. 

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The Holy City's Holy Sites

Charleston’s streets are lined high and low with historic homes and buildings. But don’t miss the structures that give the Holy City its nickname — its historic Houses of Worship.

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A Carriage Tour of Charleston

Early Charleston settlers didn’t explore the streets in automobiles. Take the city’s historic vibes a step further with a carriage ride to see the sites as its founders did.

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Jazz Up January with Exciting Entertainment

Get into the groove of the New Year with a few laughs, great tunes, maybe a few tears, and an entertainment-fueled night.

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12 Days of Christmas

Kitchen 208 is a member of the Charming Inns family, located next door the Kings Courtyard Inn and Fulton Lane Inn. This southern home-style restaurant serves Breakfast, Lunch, and Brunch from 7 A.M to 3 P.M. 

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