Whether you’re looking to visit Charleston in style for the weekend or are a local in need of an unforgettable staycation, we’ve compiled a list featuring 17 of some extraordinary rentals in our city that are worthy of a trip for you, your partner, the bestie, or the whole squad this year.
Just a heads up:Prices may vary depending on dates selected, taxes, and booking and cleaning fees (sorry, Airbnb and Vrbo make the rules, we just follow them).
How much money did sports bettors wager between January and November of 2022? (Source: Forbes)
A. $10 billion B. $31 billion C. $54 billion D. $68 billion E. $83 billion F. $103 billion
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Charleston Composting Workshop | Monday, March 20 | 5:30-6:30 p.m. | James Island Recreation Complex, 1088 Quail Dr., Charleston | Free | Learn how to compost home food scraps during this free workshop and take home a free kitchen compost caddy.
Tuesday, March 21
Charleston’s Got Talent | Tuesday, March 21 | 6-9 p.m. | Music Farm, 32 Ann St., Charleston | $50 | Come watch the amazing talent of local students, mingle with a panel of local celebrity judges, and enjoy special performances.
Cocktail Bandits Workshop | Tuesday, March 21 | 5:30-7 p.m. | Capt. James Missroon House, 40 East Bay St., Charleston | $55 | Join a tequila and rum-based cocktail workshop and learn about the origins of rum in the Holy City’s oldest ports.
Wednesday, March 22
Pluff Mud Pottery Workshop | Wednesday, March 22 | 6-8:30 p.m. | Jalisco Taqueria, 1271 Folly Rd., Charleston | $50 | Sip margaritas, eat guacamole, and paint your very own margarita glass with the help of Pluff Mud Pottery.
Sunset Harbor History Tour | Wednesday, March 22 | 6-7:45 p.m. | Charleston Harbor Tours, 10 Wharfside St., Charleston | $65 | “Y’all aboard” the Carolina Belle for a panoramic perspective of the South’s most storied seaport.
We have a calendar filled with events and activities you can plan for in advance. Click the button below to bookmark ideas for upcoming date nights, family outings, and time with friends.
There’s fun for the whole family at the South Carolina Aquarium. | Photo provided by the South Carolina Aquarium
There’s a lot of fish in the sea, and you can see a few of them at the South Carolina Aquarium. There are nearly 5,000 animals to encounter, making it the perfect way to spend a day (or more) during spring break.
Here are a few things you can do during your visit to the aquarium:
Take a peek into the Sea Turtle Care Center™ to see current patients and learn incredible stories of rescue, rehabilitation, and release.
See animals up close and gently touch critters like snakes and alligators during daily animal encounters.
Join the educators for fun programs all about the animals that call the aquarium home.
Starting April 1, you can check bags at the curb at Charleston International Airport as part of the first phase of a new program with Bags Inc. Several airlines are participating, including Southwest and Delta. 🧳 (The Post and Courier)
Last week, James Island Town Council voted to enact a new project. The Camp Road Grand Trees Preservation Project intends to preserve oak trees on Camp Road between Dills Bluff and Fort Johnson roads. (WCSC)
Charleston County is allocating $3.8 million in fundsto the sheriff’s office as part of the Competitive Pay Plan. County council approved the funding back in December and determined how the funds would be allocated last week. 💰 (WCBD)
A Filipino restaurant in North Charleston is closingafter53 years of serving the Lowcountry. The Oriental Cuisine, founded in 1970, will shut its doors in mid-April. (WCSC)
A ~45-acre site in Cane Bay has sold for $13 million. The parcel is expected to become a commercial development. Stay tuned for more details.(The Post and Courier)
Live at Firefly is back and tickets are on sale now. This outdoor concert series held May through August at Firefly Distillery will feature renowned artists like Fleet Foxes and Shakey Graves. Here’s what’s new: This year the distillery will offer a dedicated Bend & Steal Whiskey bar.
The Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art will present “Young Contemporaries 2023" fromMarch 17-April 22 featuring work from CofC student artists. The Halsey is free and open to the public. 🖼️
Are there subjects your high school student is considering studying in college, but they’d like to know more about it first? Here’s their chance to do so. Wake Forest University’s Online Immersion Program features exciting video lessons, created by Wake Forest professors, covering subjects like medicine, psychology, business, and law. Explore courses + sign up your child.*
Refinance rates are skyrocketing. But home equity rates remain relatively low — which means that now is a great time to borrow against your home. Calculate your payment.*
If your vacuum isn’t picking up dirt and debris like it used to, it may be time for a new one. This handheld Shark vacuum is lightweight, cordless, and highly rated on Amazon. Or splurge on the Dyson V11 Cordless Vacuum that sucks up particles as small as allergens and bacteria.*
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We’re ready for warmer temperatures and added daylight. | Photo via Pexels
Today marks the spring equinox (aka the first day of Spring). 🌷
Technically speaking, it’s the day that the sun crosses the Earth’s equator from the Southern Hemisphere into the Northern Hemisphere. The shift marks the astronomical start of spring and days will become “longer” because there will be more time between sunrise and sunset.
Looking to celebrate the season? Head to our events page to see community events happening this week and beyond. If you’re up for spending some time outside, our unique parks guide will point you in the right direction — whether it’s for a lunchtime stroll or an evening run.
If you’re in the mood for some spring cleaning, here are the essentials we recommend:
Editor’s pick:In case you missed it, Pepperidge Farm has launched a new cookie inspired by the Holy City. Charleston Birthday Cake Cookies are soft-baked with white chocolate chips and colorful sprinkles — like the colors of Rainbow Row. I can’t wait to try them. 🎉
Missed yesterday’s newsletter? Get all the details on this year’s Cooper River Bridge Run, here.
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