Charleston’s Charming Architecture

As you settle into a comfortable seat aboard our Charleston horse carriage tour, get ready to see some of historic America’s most appealing architectural treasures. They’re lined up like assorted goodies inside of a box of chocolates. Well-preserved examples are scattered throughout this charming city that boasts a fine display of Georgian, Greek Revival, Italian Renaissance and Queen Anne styles — making it rather difficult to choose your favorite. But, it’s worth a try.

A superb collection of stunning architectural gems provides a glimpse into a gracious way of life from our nation’s past. The well-loved and beautifully restored historic homes are one of the things that make Charleston so unique among American cities. Here at Charleston Carriage Works we can’t wait to show you around.

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10 Ideas for a Romantic Charleston Getaway

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

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

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

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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Holiday Gift Ideas From Charleston Carriage Works

Santa may favor reindeer to guide his sleigh, but at Charleston Carriage Works, we’ve got a penchant for Percheron horses to clop along the cobbled streets of Charleston. Who do you know that shares your love for Charleston, South Carolina? Or, perhaps there’s a special person who has Charleston on their bucket list? If you have friends and family in or near Charleston, treat them to the best “staycation” experience with a professional local guide.

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TripAdvisor Loves Charleston’s Sightseeing & Dining

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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Legends and Haunts in Historic Charleston

Charleston’s past is rich with ghost stories and haunting tales passed down for generations. Your Charleston Carriage Works guide knows the Holy City inside out and is looking forward to sharing a few thrilling tales with you. We find that people always love to hear stories about Charleston’s past residents and they’re are fascinated by ghost stories, especially around Halloween.

Is Charleston haunted, and if so, where? From the pirates who frequented the harbor to the gracious houses near the coast, and from the old graveyards to the deep-rooted superstitions of Creole Gullah culture, Charleston has produced some of the South’s most famous ghost stories. These are a few of the spots you might see on your next visit to Charleston that will most likely give you some goose bumps, chills, and thrills.

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Civil War Monuments in Charleston, SC

Charming and gracious, Charleston provides a window to our past. This well-preserved city manages to combine southern appeal and enormous opportunities to tour our nation’s history. In addition to getting a historic overview from the best Charleston carriage tour, a cruise to Fort Sumter is a great idea. You’ll find the best-informed tour guides at Charleston Carriage Works and expert National Park Service ranger guides at Fort Sumter.

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Touring Charleston in the Fall

Every destination has its ideal season…and for Charleston, it’s fall. We’re sharing the top five reasons why so many of Charleston Carriage Works’ guests, local residents and our friendly neighbors consider this the very best season to visit Charleston.

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