We will be in Charleston, SC for two full days and two nights in May.
Our plan is to arrive via Amtrak in the early evening, hire vehicle and drive to Middleton Place (two nights accommodation at Middleton Place). Day 1 relax, enjoy Middleton Place, and perhaps drive to Magnolia Gardens. Second night also at Middleton Place. Next day drive into Charleston and look around, driving if necessary to other places of interest. Train out late evening.
Stay at Holiday Inn in historic district for two nights. No car hire, use cab to travel to and from station. Take half day tour to Middleton Place with bus Tour Company.
Query: Could you please advise what plan would you choose? Also is the drive from car pick up at International Airport to Middleton Place mid evening a safe, straight forward option?
We appreciate it would be wonderful to stay in Charleston longer but this the time we have available.
Raewyn & Rob