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Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 19, 2016
CSS Hunley  (3 Answers)

I am planning a Civil War trip with my three grandsons this summer and they have expressed an interest I going to Charleston this year. We arrive on Tuesday, June 14th and depart on Friday, June 17th. One of the sites I really wanted them to see was the Hunley. However, I just found that the lab and self-guided exhibits are not open to the public during the week. They are willing to arrange a tour for private groups with a minimum of 20 people. I wonder if anyone else is going to be in Charleston on those dates and would be willing to join us for this tour. It is a very interesting exhibit. The cost is $20 per person, $8 for children, and they say to allow around 1.5 hours for the entire experience. If I could find 16 new friends, I would be happ



Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 22, 2016
Where to stay for young seniors?  (3 Answers)

Thinking of flying with my wife to Charleston to celebrate my 70th Birthday in mid-May for 3-4 days. Is a car advisable? If so, are there interesting B&Bs outside of the main historical district or are we best off just staying in the HD? We are active and love to walk. Suggestions, please.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 01, 2015
We are relocating to Charleston area.  (3 Answers)

What area safe neighbohoods to live with family? Are there any that we should avoid?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 27, 2015
WHAT'S GOING ON IN NOVEMBER?  (7 Answers)

WE WILL BE IN CHARLESTON/ FOLLY BEACH THE WEEKEND OF NOVEMBER 6TH - 9TH. OTHER THAN THE FILM FESTIVAL AND HOEDOWN, WHAT IS HAPPENING IN TOWN?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 20, 2015
Road conditions  (6 Answers)

We are traveling to Charleston/Follly Beach, SC in two weeks. What are the road conditions and how has the weather been?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 05, 2015
Train to Savannah  (6 Answers)

Thanks for response to previous post. Have been looking further into things and wondering if it would be interesting getting train to savannah from charleston and flying to Orlando from there. How long would it take and is station downtown in Savannah. Also would we need car in savannah


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 03, 2015
Charleston and savannah  (7 Answers)

Hi coming from Scotland in first week of November and was wondering what weather would be like we like walking along beach fronts ,shopping ,visiting small towns drinking and chilling out Were thinking of going to Savannah charleston Hilton head and Georgetown going to be there for 6 days before going to Orlando for 4 day cruise does this sound good or is it to much in short time was wondering if somebody could advise. Thanks


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 01, 2015
In Charleston now...3 days...things to do?  (5 Answers)

We're in Charleston for a few days...arrived yesterday ... Weather is chilly and shower-y ( but still a vast improvement over the 1,000 ft of snow in frozen Boston!) ... Any suggestions of things to do while here....? We don't have a car...but happy to walk ...also...any recommendations for places to hear live music?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 20, 2015
Hotel / Things to Do for a Short Stay  (4 Answers)

Hello! I'm driving to Boston from Fort Lauderdale and will be in Charleston for a day and a half, from about 6 PM on June 20 until I have to check out of whatever hotel I stay in on June 22. My first question is about hotels. I'll be travelling with two largish dogs and don't want to spend a ton of money, so my hotel choices are limited. I found an inexpensive La Quinta in North Charleston--is this a decent area? I don't know anything about Charleston, so I have no idea about neighborhoods, but the fact that this hotel is so many fewer points in my credit card rewards program than others makes me nervous. My second questions is, if I only have one night and one full day, what should I do? I love history, food, and running if that narrows things down at all.

Thanks in advance, everyone!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 07, 2015
How can I get to Tanger Outlets by public transportation from Meeting Street?  (5 Answers)

While visiting Charleston & staying in the Historic area (Meeting Street) I want to go to the Tanger Outlets (North Charleston). Do you have any suggestions for public transportation other than taking a taxi?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 05, 2015
What is the best way to see Magnolia Plantation and Gardens?  (5 Answers)

My husband is reluctant to drive a car (renting of).
Could you recommend an excellent Tour Company for Charleston to Magnolia Plantation?
We will get accomodation in Historic Charleston.
I do not want a BUS TOUR although a mini-van is o'k.
I have researched these Companies: Charleston Tours, Charleston's Finest, Adventure Sightseeing.
Pick-up at hotel would be coonvenient. We particularly like gardens with lingering time there. Charleston Ventures does not conduct Garden Tours.

How much would a taxi cost there & back?

Any further help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance. N.Grace


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 22, 2014
airport transportation  (6 Answers)

what options do i have for transporation from the charleston airport to downtown?
my hotel is at Days Inn 155 Meeting Street, Charleston (SC), United States

I know of 2 - taxi and airport shuttle.
anything else?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 19, 2014
Safe for solo female traveller?  (5 Answers)

Hello everyone,
I'm looking into travelling to Charleston for 5 days for a mini-holiday. I'm a 27yr old female, my main concern is safety, as I will be travelling alone. Would I feel safe in Charleston & enjoy my visit, or would it be overshadowed by safety concerns? Thanks!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 02, 2014
transportation to plantations  (3 Answers)

i will be visiting and staying in downtown charleston but won't have a car.
what are my options for visiting some of the plantations?

Is this shuttle still running?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 01, 2014
December in Charleston  (2 Answers)

We're spending the weekend before Christmas in Charleston as we did last year. The location and rate at the King Charles Inn couldn't be beat. We have seen the Market, slave mart, Ft. Sumpter, Magnolia Plantation, Rainbow Row, Old Exchange... it's all up on V.T.

We have enjoyed Jestines for a casual lunch, Hyman's wasn't too special. Any dining ideas?

I've gone through the V.T. websites & agree with all of your tourist traps & pushy time share hawkers. Is there anything that we've missed that we wouldn't see home in NYC? We are not interested in the tourist shows. Any southern & special restaurant recommendations?

Thanks in advance! Andrea


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 04, 2014
Please help  (2 Answers)

Last April I purchased a Johnathan Green print from a dealerl located in The Market.
Does anyone know the name of that vendor? I believe that it is a permanent vendor. I want to purchase an additional print.

I hope someone can help!

Barbara


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 08, 2014
summer housing  (6 Answers)

hi :) we are 3 girls heading to Charleston June 12... work and travel program...looking for a summer housing till early september.. any suggestions?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 18, 2014
Charleston SC cheap stays  (3 Answers)

Hey y'all
Doing a road trip and staying in Charleston South Carolina for two nights in July.
Anyone knows Hostel, or cheap places to stay in July somehow close to down town?

Really appreciated any advice or name of place

Cheers


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 19, 2014
GOOD LOCAL MODERATELY PRICED PLACES TO EAT.  (10 Answers)

Coming to Charleston for 3 days in June.
Big foodies here but are more into local places to sample good traditional Southern cooking.
Doesn't have to be anything fancy, in fact, we prefer it not to be.
Not touristy but rather somewhere the locals eat.

Hoping to hear from some people living in the area or who frequent the area often and are familiar with our requisites.

Thanking all in advance,

Homer (and Ed).


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 16, 2014
clothing for Charleston  (1 Answer)

We are visiting Charleston the beginning of April. What should I bring for clothing. Is white appropriate at this time. How dressy or casual. Do men need a sports coat?
thanks
roz


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 12, 2014
best seafood????  (2 Answers)

What reasonable restaurant serves the best seafood in Charleston


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 12, 2014
what to pack in January  (2 Answers)

Im b going 2 Charleston on the 18 I dont have any idea what to pack I been there before but that was in summer no idea what to pack


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 31, 2013
restaurants  (6 Answers)

Are there many small locals type restaurants in the city.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 12, 2013
October visit  (3 Answers)

Clothing suggestions anyone?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 20, 2013
Fishing Piers  (2 Answers)

Is Waterfront Park and fishing pier open to the public?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 13, 2013
Activities for people with disabilities

Hello, I have a good friend who is going to Charleston for the next few days who is disabled and in a wheelchair. Can you give us ideas of things she can do that are wheelchair accessible?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 08, 2013
Charleston birthday surprise (help)  (6 Answers)

Hi, I am going to surprise my wife with a trip to Charleston for her 50th birthday. She has always wanted go to Charleston and spend time touring a plantation, relaxing, dining out, and enjoying the atmosphere. She has always liked the spring time and being from central Maryland, this would be a welcome trip after winter. I would like to give her a voucher during dinner on her birthday for the trip next spring. Are there any recommended sites to visit that would have package deals with plantation tours, dining, including flights? Thanks


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 08, 2013
Charleston Place or French Quarter?  (1 Answer)

My family, including 2 teenage boys, will be staying in Charleston for 3 nights before heading to The Sanctuary on Kiawah Island for a week. I'm trying to decide between Charleston Place or the French Quarter Inn for our "city" stay. Any suggestions?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 09, 2013
Surprise trip to Charleston  (6 Answers)

I am planning a surprise trip to Charleston for my best friends birthday this weekend. We will be staying on Isle of Palms. I am looking for things for us to do, he is very into craft beer so I know somehow I have to work that in. I am looking for special events or general things to do. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 01, 2012
Wondering about transportation  (5 Answers)

Hello, I'm travelling from Michigan to Raleigh NC via airline and meeting my friend. From North Carolina we are then travelling via car to Charleston (Mount Pleasant) to stay with some relatives of mine. We want to sight see in downtown Charleston, and will have my friend's car, but I've heard that parking can be scarce in downtown Charleston. I'm wondering which mode of transportation is the most enjoyable/most affordable as far as tours of the city are concerned. My friend and I are both very interested in learning as much historically about the city as we can. We don't mind the heat, she's used to it and I love it anyway.

Thanks in advance,
Leah



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