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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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Holiday Progressive Dinner 2018

A much-beloved holiday tradition is back this December.

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Oyster Shells on Ice

Find Fabulous Food this Fall

November is the month for gratitude and the flavors of our heritage and forefathers. But you don’t have to wait until Thanksgiving to indulge your tastes. Here are this month’s best food festival staples.

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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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Cooling Southern Cocktails

Even though it’s fall, the nights in the Holy City are still warm enough to relax on a rooftop watching the activity of the streets below. Keep yourself cooled-off at one of Charleston’s classy cocktail joints.

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Things To Do In Charleston In The Fall

Grab a sweater and fall in love with the Holy City this Autumn.

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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Catch a Wave at Charleston Water Week

With half an acre of water for every acre of land in the Charleston area, it’s no wonder this Southern City is a water sports mecca. September calls attention to all the aqua-based activities with Charleston Water Week.

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Sample the Holy City's Best Brews

Don’t hide from the heat, temper summer’s temperatures at one of Charleston’s taprooms.

With a “brewery district” forming in the south, you should certainly take craft brews seriously in the Holy City.

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Circa 1886's Charleston Restaurant Week Menu

Check Out Our 2018 Restaurant Week Menu!

Circa 1886 is thrilled to be participating in the 11-day celebration that is Charleston's Restaurant Week! Join us September 5 through September 15 and enjoy our special Charleston Restaurant Week menu. 

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5 Ways to Cool Off in The Holy City

Stay cool this summer with these top 5 activities—AC guaranteed!

While everyone loves to shop on King Street or have a lunch picnic at Charleston Waterfront Park, we also enjoy indoor attractions and activities that keep us cool. Stay cool this summer with these top 5 activities—AC guaranteed!

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Top 5 Views from Charming Inns

Sit back and enjoy a few of our favorite views from Charming Inns.

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Three Spots for Pecan Pie with a Twist

When it comes to Southern flavors there is almost no better combination than bourbon and pecans perfectly blended into a beautiful pie. But next time that sweet tooth strikes, step outside the box to sample something beyond the standard slice. Here are three of our favorite foodie-finds to try a tasty twist on this dessert staple. 

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John Rutledge House Inn Stuffed French Toast

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Fireplaces at the John Rutledge House Inn

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John Rutledge House Inn featured in TALK Magazine

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John Rutledge House Inn concludes its 250th Anniversary Celebration with a formal tea and history-filled weekend package

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A Treat for Locals - the Date 'Over' Night Package

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Dog Friendly Adventures at the John Rutledge House Inn

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Gaud School Reunion at the Rutledge House

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John Rutledge House Inn 250th Anniversary Celebration

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Our Guests' Favorite Charleston Memories

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John Rutledge House Voted 5th Best Hotel in the South

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Charleston Wine + Food Festival from the John Rutledge House

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Penelope Visits the Old Exchange & Provost Dungeon

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A Dog on Vacation at the John Rutledge House Inn

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A Historic Afternoon at the John Rutledge House Inn

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