Enjoy Charleston from the Wentworth Mansion

From the launch of our new website, to accepting our 'Travel + Leisure World's Best Award' in New York City, to hosting celebrities like Florence Welch and Penelope the Pineapple - this past summer was a season for the books. When Charleston turns the corner into fall, we're promised the same level of excitement: three months of crisp and lovely weather to accompany a full schedule of outdoor events. After departing the Wentworth Mansion, we ask our guests to summarize their favorite "Charleston experience." Reading their answers always reminds us that Charleston itself is the real main event to enjoy. In just a few words and Instagram photos (follow us @charminginns), we present a recent round-up of our guests' favorite outdoor experiences in Charleston.

"Our favorite experience was walking the streets, soaking up the history of past melted into the present."

Most guests agree that Charleston's walkability and the Wentworth Mansion's downtown location contributed to their favorite Holy City experience, noting these very memorable ways to enjoy the peninsula by:

"Walking the pups along the Battery and in White Point Gardens Park."

"Strolling down lower Church Street and admiring all the very-well taken care of houses"

"We loved spending Saturday morning at the Farmer's Market then renting bikes and exploring the city's many beautiful streets."

"The weather was awesome, especially enjoyable while riding in a pedicab to dinner and seeing the beautiful architecture. I felt like a queen for 4 days."

"We spent all day walking, looking at old architecture and going on tours of mansions - then we got to come home to our own historic mansion."

"Though we live nearby in the lowcountry area we never tire of coming into Charleston to enjoy the historical and charming ambiance everywhere.  It would be difficult to pick a favorite and that's why we've chosen to retire here..." If you can tear yourself away from downtown, there are a host of amazing places to experience. Here are a handful of our guests' favorites, just off or around the peninsula:

"Magnolia Plantation"

"Sunset at the beach on Sullivan's Island"

"Crossing over the Ravenel Bridge, headed south on highway 17..."

"The spectacular sunset sail on the Schooner Pride"

Need more excuses to visit Charleston this fall? Our staff suggests October's Home and Garden Tours to benefit the Preservation Society, the Thanksgiving Day 5k 'Turkey Trot' and our favorite event of them all, the 27th Annual Progressive Holiday Dinner. Peek at our calendar of events for more details and start planning your trip.

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