Saturday, June 30, 2012

Charleston, South Carolina

Are you looking for a romantic getaway, girlfriends weekend or a family vacation? Charleston, South Carolina might just fit the bill! This small, coastal city has history, parks, beaches, shopping and dining ranging from contemporary gourmet to down-home Southern cooking.

We recommend a stay at the Charleston Place hotel, perfectly located in the center of town. The lobby is very grand with a sweeping double staircase and enormous crystal chandelier. The rooms and suites are beautifully decorated with soothing soft colors in a Southern style. They have a fitness center, which comes in handy after indulging in the local treats like pralines, fudge and fried green tomatoes.

The Charleston Place has an indoor salt water swimming pool with a retractable roof so it can be used year-round.  The full service spa is one of the best in town and offers an indulgent menu of services.

After you check-in, head out to the streets. The downtown area is very walkable and you can start by walking down historic Market street. You will pass through the many stalls selling all kinds of wares. Women (and some men) are still weaving traditional baskets made from sweet grass which is found in the surrounding areas of Charleston. The technique has been handed down through the generations, which was originally brought from West Africa. The baskets can be pricey but they really are works of art.

You may opt to take a carriage tour. This one hour tour is a great way to visit the city and learn a lot about the history.  Other options include visiting historic Plantation homes, taking a boat cruise along the river or soaking up some sun on one of the local beaches. If you are there on a Saturday, you must visit the local Farmer's Market, set up on Saturday mornings in Marion park.

Book your stay at the Charleston Place with us and receive these exclusive amenities:
Upgrade upon arrival based on availability, Continental breakfast for two daily, and a $100 food and beverage credit to be used during your stay.  

Contact Bee Kalt Travel to book your next holiday!
Tel: 248-288-9600 or Toll-free 1-800-284-5258
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