Charleston Journals

Our Week in Historic Charleston

A January 2006 trip to Charleston by Adol456

Lodge Alley Inn Photo, Charleston, South Carolina More Photos
Quote: If you want to see the most historic places, read on. I hope to show you all the many historical sights there are to see. I hope to make your planning easier as well, but remember to bring your walking shoes: you're going to need them.

Our Week in Historic Charleston

Overview

Travel Photo by IgoUgo member
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There are many places to visit in Charleston, and talk about being called the Holy city. I believe you could not walk down a street and not find a church. We visited the oldest Baptist church in America. It was actually the first baptist church here in the colonies. Trust me, if you're not baptist there are many others to visit. I think you could take a week, and attend church everyday, and you would still not get to all of them. The churches were just amazing, but so was the rest of the city. For starters, the houses were amazing. The amazing part is what they have withstood, from earthquakes to hurricanes. They also have survived the Revolutionary and Civil War. My favorite would have been the Ed...Read More

Lodge Alley Inn

Hotel | "The Lodge Alley Inn"

Lodge Alley Inn Photo, Charleston, South Carolina
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Best Things Nearby: I would have to say that the best things would have to be the historic sites,the dining, and the ghost tours. We were not accustom to eating the way we did. Every time we ate out, it was and adventure. The menus would just intrigue us and we were not used to having gourmet meals all the time, even for breakfast. Not only was the dining close, but pretty much everywhere we wanted to see was in walking distance. Being close to all that history made it even more fun. The last great thing that was nearby would have to be the ghost tours. Most of them started not far from our resort, and talk about fun, each of these things were great and because of how close everything was we got...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on February 17, 2006

Lodge Alley Inn
195 E Bay Street
Charleston, South Carolina 29401
(843) 723-4019

High Cotton Restaurant

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Restaurant | "High Cotton"

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High Cotton is one restaurant you do not want to miss. We were lucky and the restaurant was apart of our resort. We not only got to dine there but we also had room service from there. I would make sure that I had reservation because this place fills up quick. Once you have your reservation it’s time to dine. Our first experience with High Cotton was after Sunday services. My wife and I surveyed the menu. We were surprised to see that regular breakfast was out of the question. We decide both to have the Eggs Benedict. The gravy was divine the eggs were cooked to perfection. The best part of the brunch would have been the hot corn bread that was served with each. I would have to say tha...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on March 13, 2006

High Cotton Restaurant
199 East Bay Street
Charleston, South Carolina 29401
(843) 724-3815

Bull Dog Tours

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Attraction

Bull Dog Tours Photo, Charleston, South Carolina
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We went on many tours, but I would have to say that this one was the best. If you are into ghost and history, make sure you check out the Bull Dog Tours, which was marvelous. They offer many tours. The tours include the Ghost and Graveyard tour; The Haunted Jail tour; The Dark Side of Charleston, Historic Charleston tour; The Rebel Rouser; and The Ghost and Dungeon tour. They offer a lot, and there are so many tour companies, we decided we take one from each. We decide to take the Haunted Jail tour. I am glad we did.This old jail is set in a part of town that is not to great but that gives it more flavor and adds to the adventure. We walked to the jail, as it was not far from our resort. This tour ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on April 10, 2006

Bull Dog Tours
40 North Market Street
Charleston, South Carolina