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Field Trip to Charleston, SC

An April 2005 trip to Charleston by Fanny S.

Quote: I am the group leader for first- and second-grade students from Decatur, Ga. We took a field trip to Charleston for 3 days and 2 nights. Many think a trip with children this young would be impossible... not true! They were great! Our tour company and everyone else did a fantastic job!

Field Trip to Charleston, SC

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Our group consisted of first- and second-graders, plus one 4-year-old, parents, and teachers. We were blessed to have a tour manager that handled all of the details for us. We left Decatur, GA (Atlanta area), around 8am on Wednesday, April 13, and returned to the same location on Friday, April 15, at around 7pm. Everything in between was educational and cultural for the students, and we had a ball! Here is our story... Immediately upon arriving in Charleston, we went to the South Carolina Aquarium. It was great. We were able to sit in on a presentation as the fish were being fed, and we listened to one of the divers give history about the fish, shark, and aquarium. We then left there and wen...Read More
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This is a great hotel. The staff is very friendly and helpful. The person that made the most impact on us was the breakfast-bar attendant. Her name is Britt. She is a super lady. There were so many people taking advantage of the wonderful continental breakfast buffet each morning, and she took good care of everyone. Our breakfast each morning consisted of hot grits, scrambled eggs, bacon, biscuits / gravy, cinnamon apples, oatmeal, muffins, toast, cold cereals, juices, coffee… and the list goes on! It was fabulous! The rooms are spacious and clean! The housekeeping staff worked hard to keep everything looking good. We were not able to enjoy the outdoor pool. It was open, but the weather ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on April 21, 2005

Quality Inn and Suites Patriots Point
196 Patriots Point Road
Charleston, South Carolina 29464
(843) 856-8817

Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.

Restaurant | "Bubba Gump's"

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Scrumptious! Our group (young children and their parents) chose from fried shrimp, Cheeseburgers, fish and chips, and chicken tenders. Everyone said that their meal was good. The only thing that may have been a problem was everyone who ordered coffee received it lukewarm or cold. We all had to ask for another cup of coffee(?). Other than that, our meals were delicious, and the staff was great! We will definitely return. One of our parents lost her cell phone there, and when we called back an hour or two later, no one had seen or could find the phone. That was a little disappointing, especially since this parent is a doctor and she really needed her cell phone! The students loved it when the w...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on April 21, 2005

Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.
99 South Market St
Charleston, South Carolina 29401
(843) 723-5665

Just Fresh

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Restaurant

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We took a group of first and second-graders from the Atlanta area to Charleston for a 3-day, 2-night field trip. We had made arrangements with Just Fresh to have our lunches ready for pick-up so that we could enjoy them on our boat ride out to Fort Sumter. First of all, our tour manager and parent volunteers had to wait because the lunches were not ready. After the lunches were delivered to the boat, we discovered that the juices for the students were not included as stated by the restaurant staff, so the tour manager and bus driver had to take off running for the restaurant (located several yards away) at the IMAX Theatre and get the juices. They had 2 minutes (if that) to spare by the time the...Read More

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on April 22, 2005

Just Fresh
IMAX Theatre / South Carolina Aquarium
Charleston, South Carolina 29401
(843) 577-1000