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Suggestions for Charleston Activities.

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Suggestions for Charleston Activities.

My husband and I stayed 5 nights (10/12-16/04). I'd highly recommend taking the horse carriage ride and visiting the aquarium. Be sure to go to the Visitors Center when you first come into town. There is information plus lots of coupons available - free appetizers, desserts, etc. at many of the popular restaurants. You can also get coupons for the carriage rides, too. You can not pick the route the ride goes on - it's chosen by lottery just before you depart - so one company doesn't have any better routes than others. Go earlier in the day when it's not as busy. As far as the aquarium, I was really surprised how nice this place is. Anyone would enjoy this place! Ghost tour was okay but not as great as I expected. Also took walking architectural tour -good way to learn history. Get your walking shoes on....it's a great way to get exercise and see the town. Yes, we felt safe walking in the downtown (historic) area at night, too.

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Thanks for your helpful suggestions. Will be visiting in April and will definately go to the Visitors Center. Will book a carriage tour for sure. Did you see any of the Plantation homes and if so, which ones and what did you think of them?

Many thanks.

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Thanks for your helpful suggestions. Will be visiting in April and will definately go to the Visitors Center. Will book a carriage tour for sure. Did you see any of the Plantation homes and if so, which ones and what did you think of them?

Many thanks.

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Just got back. It is worth going into the restored houses that the historical society runs - one near the visitor center and the other near the battery. Both interesting and a good contrast. Also recomend the walking tour with the Tea Lady, great overview of the city in two hours and she's been doing for about 30 years, plus is still continuing to read to learn more! Very passionate about her city.

Enjoy

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I will be visiting next weekend. Where did you find the architectural tour? Thank you, mary

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My wife and I just took a tour with Bulldog Tours on Market Street. They ROCK!! THey offer several history and ghost walking tours.

I just looked at their site, www.bulldogtours.com - some cool stuff.

Also, if you go to Charleston, I recommend:

* eat at Boathouse

* visit a plantation (Drayton Hall)

* go to Folly Beach

* stroll Church Street at night

* shop at the City Market

Happy Travels,

Jack Austin

Hunstersville, NC

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6. Re: Suggestions for Charleston Activities.

My wife and I just took a tour with Bulldog Tours on Market Street. They ROCK!! THey offer several history and ghost walking tours. We opted for the Charleston Ghost & Dungeon Tour as well as The Dark Side of Charleston Walking Tour.

I just looked at their site, www.bulldogtours.com - some cool stuff.

Also, if you go to Charleston, I recommend:

* eat at Boathouse

* visit a plantation (Drayton Hall)

* go to Folly Beach

* stroll Church Street at night

* shop at the City Market

Happy Travels,

Jack Austin

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7. Re: Suggestions for Charleston Activities.

Do you recall the name of the Architectural Touring company?

Thanks!

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8. Re: Suggestions for Charleston Activities.

Nobody mentioned touring the USS Yorktown aircraft carrier. That was incredible to me. Also, the boat tour to Fort Sumter is okay. They don't allow enough time, but the ride over is great. Not to mention, that's QUITE the significant place in American history.

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9. Re: Suggestions for Charleston Activities.

Hello

We are heading to South Carolina and really want to go on a ghost tour. What one did you go on as I would like to stay away from it if you did not think it was that great. Do you recommend any particualr ghost tour?

thanks!!

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