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Relaxing Vacation in South Carolina

A July 2008 trip to Kiawah Island by mjb6302

The Surf Photo, Kiawah Island, South Carolina More Photos
Quote: A week-long trip my wife & I took to Kiawah Island, South Carolina.

Fort Sumter National Monument

Attraction | "A Place of History"

Fort Sumter National Monument Photo, Charleston, South Carolina
My wife & I visited the Ft. Sumpter National Monument during our trip to Charleston, South Carolina in the summer of 2008. I've been an avid lover of all things pertaining to the Civil War since I was little and the opportunity to go to the place where the war began was too good to pass up. As one of the other reviewers noted, it is a surprisingly long trip from the dock to Ft. Sumpter itself. Be aware if you are going to budget a good three hours out of your day. There are only a few boats that go there each day. That said, the trip out is fantastic: a pleasant jaunt through the harbor past Patriot's Point and the Battery. Take your camera because you'll get to see many lovely homes f...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on March 15, 2009

Fort Sumter National Monument
1214 Middle St
Sullivan's Island, South Carolina 29482
+1 843 883 3123

Beach Time

Attraction | "Warm, Relaxing Beaches"

The Beach Photo, Kiawah Island, South Carolina
I almost hesitate to write anything out of fear that I will bring additional people to Kiawah Island, but this place is too terrific not to share with people: my wife & I took a trip in July of 2008 to Kiawah Island and spent nearly all of our time swimming on the beautiful beaches. I was astonished by how flat and level the beaches were and how warm and shallow the water was. It felt like bathing in bath water and was a terrific antidote to cooler Jersey Shore beaches I have been used to for most of my life. I never wanted to get out. Some of the best swimming I have ever had...

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on March 15, 2009

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