Penelope the Pineapple's Summer Vacation Wrap Up

If you haven't already, meet our dear friend and mascot Penelope the Pineapple. Penelope the Pineapple at John Rutledge House Inn Many people are used to seeing this colorful character in black and white, but she has sprung to life for a month-long summer vacation in Charleston. We first met Penelope in the fall. She came to visit and stayed overnight at each of our four inns downtown. By day, Penelope set off to explore Charleston, meet new friends and take in the city's most historic and beautiful sights. She now considers herself an area expert and comes next week, will set off with a full itinerary of warm weather adventures through Charleston. Stay tuned as Penelope reveals the best ways to experience summer in Charleston. She'll take day trips, embark on some great tours with friends and explore the city solo. Her travels will be documented here and on Facebook. Each week, you’ll have the opportunity to guess where she is, who she's hanging out with and what she's up to. Guess correctly each time and you'll be entered in a drawing to win a Charleston getaway of your own: an overnight package for two at the Kings Courtyard Inn and a $30 gift certificate to Charleston's brand new breakfast and lunch restaurant Kitchen 208! Penelope's Summer Vacation Contest begins on Monday, June 10th and lasts until Wednesday, July 3rd. Follow along. Get to know our hotels, our staff and see how magical summertime in Charleston can be. Tune in each Monday and send your answers in (via Facebook message or e-mail to by that Thursday at 5pm, when she'll make her grand reveal.

Week One  - Penelope takes a day trip and explores three beautiful Charleston attractions. Where is she? Read along and guess here!

Week Two - Penelope gets a private tour of downtown and learns some Charleston trivia. Where is she?

Week Three - Penelope rents a bike to cruise around downtown. She stops to admire three locations in the South of Broad neighborhood. Where is she?

Week Four - Penelope is feeling patriotic and celebrates the Fourth of July at Patriots Point. What sights did she see during her visit?

And the winner is...

Twenty of Penelope's followers sent incorrect answers to her Charleston trivia each and every week! Penelope selected one of these twenty followers at random to receive the prize package...

Join us in congratulating the winner of the Penelope the Pineapple Summer Vacation Contest, Kathy Hale Hinrichs! Congratulations Kathy on a job is well done - you sure know your way around Charleston. Penelope can't wait to meet you in person. You will be contacted with details shortly.

Until Penelope's next excursion, keep following along on Facebook or subscribe to our blog for musings from the beautiful city of Charleston.

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