Fun Charleston Things to Do When Out of Ideas

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You don’t get to be the number one rated city in the U.S. without having a couple of fun things to do. But that doesn’t mean it’s always easy to find an interesting activity for your trip to Charleston. You’ve tried Googling. You’ve tried an app or two. And yet it seems like you’re just as short on ideas as when you started because all of the searches only told you what you already know about visiting a new city.

Fortunately, we’ve got a few fun things to do in Charleston if you’re new to the area:   Read more

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Visiting Charleston? Why a Carriage Ride is Ideal

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It’s true that we’re the first ones to tell you that Charleston, S.C. has a lot to offer. There’s a reason it’s been selected as one of the best cities in the entire United States, and it’s not because it’s a one-trick pony. Charleston combines history with modern beauty, leisure with amazing cuisine, and authentic southern charm you can’t find anywhere else. But if you truly want an authentic Charleston experience, there’s nothing quite like a carriage tour.

There’s an old saying about the south: time moves a little differently down here. And it’s true. So many visitors are thinking about their next flight or their next checkpoint that they forget to slow down, relax, and let the city host them. Don’t believe us? Let’s look through a list of what a carriage ride can give you that no other Charleston experience will:   Read more

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Charleston Carriage Tours: A True Southern Experience

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We’ve always known that there’s something special about Charleston, but when Charleston was named the best city in the U.S. by Conde Nast Travel readers, we learned that we weren’t the only ones who thought this way. From the hotels and restaurants to the rich history and beautiful architecture, there’s nothing that quite says “southern experience” like a visit to the Holy City.

But that doesn’t mean everyone who’s come through Charleston has taken a full bite out of the Charleston experience. A brief drive or walk through the city isn’t nearly enough to absorb all that it has to offer. For that, we suggest slowing down, breathing in the fresh southern air, and riding one of our Charleston Carriage Tours—and here’s why:   Read more

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Charleston Voted as America’s Best City and Second in the World

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At Charleston Carriage Works, we’re so proud of our beautiful city and delighted that we’re in a position to share our southern hospitality to our visitors on our Charleston carriage tours. Travelers, readers, and tourism critics throughout the world continuously award Charleston, South Carolina as top city not only in the nation, but also ranks our Holy City as one of the top cities in the world. We are honored to receive such recognition, and look forward to the many more visitors that will come see us this year.

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10 Ways ‘C’ Stands for Charming in Charleston, SC

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At Charleston Carriage Works, we’ll be the first to admit it: Charleston, South Carolina is big on impressing its visitors with a major charm offensive. The clippety-clop on cobblestone streets sets the tone as your Charleston horse drawn carriage tours around the city. Discover these top 10 ways you’ll be completely charmed by America’s Favorite City.

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10 Ideas for a Romantic Charleston Getaway

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An introduction to a romantic getaway in Charleston, South Carolina begins with the best of Charleston carriage tours, twice as nice when Valentine’s Day falls on a weekend. An ‘X’ marks the date on Sunday, February 14, 2016 for couples planning a dreamy visit to “America’s Favorite City.” Named #1 on the list of “The Most Romantic Cities in the World” in The Reader’s Choice Awards by Condé Nast Traveler, Charleston sits at the intersection of perfectly romantic and undeniably charming. The ideal choice for any romantic weekend getaway.

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Top 10 Things to Do in Charleston in January

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Charleston starts off the New Year with a heavy calendar of fun activities and events. For both residents and visitors alike, a list of the top 10 things to do in Charleston, South Carolina in January 2016 begins with settling into your seat on one of the best Charleston carriage tours. Book now, and we’ll save you some seats on our next historic tour.

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Planning for Family Fun in Charleston, South Carolina

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It’s not too soon to plan a Spring Break for the family in fabulous Charleston. The city’s hotels and nearby resorts have dozens of family getaway packages offering dining, beaches, parks and wonderful attractions, from South Carolina Aquarium to antebellum plantation experiences.

The best way to begin your Charleston visit is by climbing aboard one of our comfortable, covered, expertly guided Charleston carriage tours. You’ll get a sense of our historic city as the horses’ hooves go clippety-clop upon the old cobblestones, church bells ring and people wave hello.

We suggest booking ahead to avoid disappointment, as Charleston is such a popular destination for spring. In fact, we’re America’s favorite city for the fourth year in a row, as chosen by readers of Condé Nast Traveler Magazine.

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Charleston at Christmas: Traditions We Love at Charleston Carriage Works

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Best Wishes For the Holidays From Our Carriage Barn

At Charleston Carriage Works, we hear so many reasons why our guests adore a traditional Christmas in Charleston, beginning with the city’s best horse drawn carriage ride. But, there’s lots more, so we’ve made this list of local highlights for the holidays.

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TripAdvisor Loves Charleston’s Sightseeing & Dining

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Everyone associates the charming city of Charleston, South Carolina, with horse-drawn carriages, meticulously preserved historic homes with hidden landscaped gardens, cobbled streets, white church steeples and a lovely waterfront. However, there’s another layer to the delicious cake that makes up the Charleston story. With each passing year, Charleston’s reputation as a foodie destination gains another candle and grows even stronger.

In October 2015, TripAdvisor published a list of the nation’s top 25 fine dining restaurants as selected by millions of guests who contribute comments on the popular travel website. Along with American cities internationally known for their outstanding restaurant scene, Charleston has two bright stars among the top 15, earning a solid presence on the list, “Best Fine Dining Restaurants United States 2015.”

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