Your Guide to Charleston

Visitors to Charleston often remark on the historic district’s walkability yet many are surprised by the depth and breadth of the area’s offerings. One of the best ways to dive deeper in to the architecture, history and folklore of the region is with the help of a guide. From walking tours to carriage rides to sunset sails, our Concierge team recommends guests who are interested in experiencing the Holy City get up close and personal with the help of our favorite tour guides.

1670 Tours
A walking tour of Charleston’s residential district with 1670 Tours allows you to cover about 10-12 blocks with frequent stops at a casual pace. Tailored exclusively to the group, topics may include history, culture, architecture, wars and disasters. The licensed guides will lead you through private homes, public buildings, churches, gardens and graveyards, experiencing the ambiance of the various neighborhoods along the way. The tour features plenty of photo opportunities as well, and the guides know all the best Instagram-worthy spots.

1670 Tours

Schooner Pride
See Charleston from a different point of view on the Schooner Pride, a classic 84′ three mast wooden tall ship. Tour Charleston Harbor for an exhilarating day sail or set out at sunset for a romantic cruise around the peninsula. More of a leisurely sail than a tour, take in the peaceful waters of the Cooper River as it meets the Atlantic and mingle with dolphins, pelicans and gulls on the relaxing two-hour sail.

Schooner Pride

Carolina Polo and Carriage Company
Family owned and operated by Charlestonians whose families have been here since the 1600s, Carolina Polo and Carriage Company offers an authentic tour experience. The one-hour fully-narrated group carriage tour takes guests through the quaint and charming streets of downtown. The passionate and engaging guides will regale riders with history lessons, pirate’s tales and architectural highlights. Beautiful gardens and parks, stately mansions, historic churches and buildings are all included.

Carolina Polo and Carriage Company

For those hoping to mix learning with leisure on their upcoming Charleston visit, these tour guides offer a thorough glimpse into life in the historic district. Belmond Charleston Place is currently running its Spring Selections package until June 10, 2017 which includes your choice of afternoon sail for two aboard the Schooner Pride, personalized 90-minute walking tour with 1670 Tours or $150 Spa or Dining credit. Book now.

 

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Tee Off in Charleston

Charleston’s picturesque natural surroundings lend itself to truly great play. Year round, couples, families and buddy trips will each find the exceptional variety and challenging holes memorable and rewarding. From championship courses situated on breathtaking oceanfront terrain to wooded and marshland courses that highlight the Lowcountry, take aim at one of these Concierge recommended courses.

Golf in Charleston

Patriots Point Links Course

Overlooking Charleston Harbor and offering spectacular views of the city and Fort Sumter, Patriots Point has been a local favorite for years. Located in Mount Pleasant and just ten minutes from downtown, any golf trip to Charleston is not complete without a round at this memorable harbor side golf course. You’ll enjoy a lighted driving range with PGA instruction, a Southern-style clubhouse, and golfers’ grill and patio.

RiverTowne Country Club

Located about 30 minutes from downtown, RiverTowne boasts an Arnold Palmer Masterpiece, awarded 4.5 stars by Golf Digest. The only Arnold Palmer course in the Charleston area, this scenic links are situated among marshlands and majestic live oaks with 13 holes alongside the Wando River and Horlbeck Creek. Amenities include a driving range and pro shop with PGA instruction plus a clubhouse serving fare daily.

Golf in Charleston

 

Wild Dunes Links or Harbor Course

On the northeast tip of the Isle of Palms, Wild Dunes is a unique barrier island resort golf facility 10 miles from downtown Charleston. Tom Fazio designed, and offering challenging links style play, the Links Course has been consistently ranked in the top 25 courses in the United States since its inception in 1977. Today, Fazio says it’s still among his favorites and he’s not the only one. From the rustling palms lining lush, rolling fairways to a finishing hole overlooking the glistening Atlantic Ocean, this is golf at its finest.

Golf in Charleston

Stono Ferry

Set amidst Lowcountry breezes from the Intracoastal Waterway and centuries- old live oaks, Stono Ferry is a refuge from society’s hustle.This championship Ron Garl design offers one of the most exciting tests in all the
Lowcountry. A semi-private club open to local and vacation play, wage your own war on the site of a historic Revolutionary War battle. Stono Ferry is 30 minutes from downtown Charleston.

Kiawah Island Golf Resort

Offering five distinct course experiences, Kiawah Island Golf Resort is home to the Ocean Course, site of the 2012 PGA Championship. The Pete Dye designed course has a reputation as one of the toughest in the game, hosting the 1991 “War by the Shore” Ryder Cup. With a tranquil Lowcountry environment, a variety of courses and a stunning clubhouse, Kiawah shouldn’t be missed.

Golf in Charleston

To test your skills on one of these courses, contact the Concierge for tee time availability and booking.

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Chef T’s Southern Style Wings

The Super Bowl is days away, and just as important as the game is the food you have available. Super Bowl Sunday is the second largest day in American food consumption, after Thanksgiving. With 1.25 billion chicken wings alone eaten on game day, there is no bigger crowd-pleasing party food.

Chef_T_MatM Executive Chef Tarquino Vintimilla (Chef T) of Meeting at Market shares his recipe for this game day favorite. Whether you tune in for the big game, the commercial lineup, or are in it for the fare, we’ve got you covered on what to eat while you watch.

Chef T’s Homemade Habanero Maple Buffalo Sauce:

Your favorite brand of hot sauce 1 cup
Maple syrup ½ cup
Onion ½ sliced
Habanero peppers 2 sliced
Garlic 4 cloves
Apple cider vinegar ¼ cup

 

Instructions:  Sauté the habanero peppers, garlic and onion in a pan. In a blender, add the sautéed mix with the apple cider vinegar and blend well. Pour blended mix into a bowl and add the maple syrup and hot sauce. Mix well. Toss the wings in the sauce or serve o the side.

Blue Cheese Dressing:

Mayonnaise 1 cup
Sour cream 1 cup
Chives 2 tablespoons, chopped
Garlic 1 tablespoon, chopped
Blue cheese 1 cup, crumbed
Shallots 1 tablespoon, chopped
Salt and pepper To taste

 

Instructions: Add all ingredients to a bowl. Mix well. Serve on the side for dipping.

These wings are sure to kick your party up a notch. Whether you’re at home or plan to catch the big game at Meeting at Market, you’ll love Chef T’s sweet and spicy take on a game day classic.

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