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Charleston and the Low Country

A March 2012 trip to Charleston by Cindy Grant

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Angel Oak Tree

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Angel Oak Tree Photo, Charleston, South Carolina
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A must visit while in Charleston! This massive oak tree is believed to be more than 1500 years old and one of the oldest living things in the US! It is so huge that it has to have supports in several places. Open Mon - Sat 9-5, and Sun 1-5.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 9, 2012

Angel Oak Tree
3688 Angel Oak Road
John's Island, Charleston 29455
(843) 559-3496

Magnolia Plantation and Gardens

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Magnolia Plantation and Gardens Photo, Charleston, South Carolina
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A trip to Charleston would not be complete without visiting a plantation garden, and Magnolia is one of the best. Visited in March, and it wasn't too hot. A beautifully manicured garden, $15 entrance fee; the house, nature train, and other things are additional. Look for the alligators in the garden! Take a walk down the tree lined drive, and tour the house. Easily spent an entire day here! Open 9-4:30 Nov - Feb; 8-5:30 Mar - Oct.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 9, 2012

Magnolia Plantation and Gardens
3550 Ashley River Road
Charleston, South Carolina 29414
(843) 571-1266

Folly Beach

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Folly Beach Photo, Charleston, South Carolina
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Park where the paved road ends, and walk and walk! About a 10 - 15 minute walk, and the insects are horrible - repellant did nothing for those no-seeums! Arrive before the sun comes up, when you actually see the beach go to the right, when the tide starts to come up it will crash on the rocks here and the lighthouse will be in the background - makes for a great shot! If you go way to the left on the beach, make sure that the tide doesn't come up and catch you, or you might be swimming back to the entrance. Called the boneyard because of the tree limbs coming up through the sand, a great place to catch the sun coming up through the boneyard!

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 9, 2012

Folly Beach
State Hwy 174
Charleston, South Carolina

Sullivan's Island Lighthouse Photo, Charleston, South Carolina
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It might not look like much - but the keeper has air conditioning and an elevator! Only open on special occasions. On Sullivan's Island on the north side of the entrance to Charleston Harbor. Can get some great pictures from the beach beyond the lighthouse.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on July 9, 2012

Sullivan's Island Lighthouse
Station 18 1/2 Street
Sullivan's Island, South Carolina

Historic Charleston Photo, Charleston, South Carolina
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A visit in March would be great as it isn't as humid as at other times. A walk through the historic district of Charleston is a must. Start at the corner of E. Battery St. and Murray Blvd. There is limited parking, but it is easier to find a space the earlier you arrive! Try arriving about 7 am for the sunrise from the Battery. Then stroll through White Point Gardens Park, statues, people walking dogs, a very nice place to sit and people watch. Then head for Meeting St. to start your walk. Meeting St. is just outside of the park, 2 blocks west from E. Battery St. As you walk along, you can't help but be captivated by the beautiful houses and the gardens you can glimpse through the gates. I eve...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on July 9, 2012