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Things to do in Charleston around the dates of British Car Day (October 26th, 2019)
CAN'T BUY ME LOVE
A lovesick writer pays her boss to marry her in this hilarious twist on an 80’s classic! An adorable new musical from the creators of UPTOWN GIRL!
A  menu of champagne cocktails, wine, craft beers, sodas and savory snacks are available.
Where: Thirty-Four West Theater Company
Dates: September 20 - November 16
Website: https://www.34west.org/tickets/cant-buy-me-love
SAXOPHONE LEGENDS: Ernie Watts
The saxophone is arguably the most recognizable symbol and sound in jazz. It can wail and scream with passion, as well as whisper softly your favorite melody. Saxophonist Ernie Watts joins the CJO to play the music of some of the most beloved Saxophone Legends of our time. A two time Grammy Award winner and long time member of the Tonight Show Orchestra, Ernie has been featured on more than 500 recordings, to include projects by Pat Metheny, Herbie Hancock, and the Rolling Stones.
Where: Charleston Music hall
Date: October 19th, 5-8pm
Website: https://charlestonjazz.com/event/saxaphone-legends-ernie-watts/
Firefly Distillery & Tasting Room
Firefly Distillery is located on Wadmalaw Island, South Carolina, twenty miles south of Charleston. It is the largest distillery in the state and has become a top destination in the Charleston area.

When you visit the Firefly Distillery you will be able to learn about the distillation process and meet the folks who make it. In the Firefly Tasting Room, you can choose samples from any of the Firefly brands

Irvin House Vineyards, the winery that shares the location of the Firefly Distillery on Wadmalaw Island, has been sold to the Freiwald family and is now Deep Water Vineyard. Tastings, special events and gatherings at the winery and Firefly Distillery will continue as normal. Our hours are Tuesday - Saturday 11:00 am to 5:00 pm. MUST BE 21 to participate.
Where: 6775 Bears Bluff Road, Wadmalaw Island, SC
Website: http://fireflyspirits.com/
Hours:Tuesday - Saturday 11AM - 5PM
Price:$6 per tasting
For more information call us at 843-557-1405
Local Breweries
BeerAdvocate                                    Website: https://www.beeradvocate.com/place/city/57/
Charles Towne Fermentory              Website: https://www.chsfermentory.com/
COAST Brewing Company              Website: http://www.coastbrewing.com/
Cooper River Brewing Co.               Website: https://cooperriverbrewing.com/
Commonhouse Aleworks                 Website: http://www.commonhousealeworks.com/
East Island Brewing                           Website: https://www.islandcoastallager.com/
Edmund's Oast                                  Website: http://edmundsoast.com/
Fat Pig Brewing Co.                          Website: http://fatpigbrewing.com/
FATTY'S BEER WORKS                  Website: https://www.fattysbeerworks.com/
Freehouse Brewery                           Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FreehouseBrewery/
Frothy Beard Brewing Company     Website: http://www.frothybeard.com/
Ghost Monkey Brewing                     Website: http://www.ghostmonkeybrewery.com/
Holy City Brewing                              Website: https://holycitybrewing.com/
Lo-Fi Brewing                                    Website: http://lofibrewing.com/
Low Tide Brewing                             Website: https://lowtidebrewing.com/
Munkle Brewing Company                Website: https://www.munklebrewing.com/
Oak Road Brewery                            Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/oakroadbrewery
Palmetto Brewing Company             Website: https://palmettobrewery.com/
Revelry Brewing                                 Website: https://www.revelrybrewingco.com/
Rusty Bull Brewing Company           Website: https://rustybullbrewing.com/
Snafu Brewing Company                  Website: http://www.snafubrewingcompany.com/
Tradesman Brewing                          Website: https://www.tradesmanbrewing.com/
Two Blokes Brewing                         Website: http://twoblokesbrewing.com/
Westbrook Brewing Company         Website: https://westbrookbrewing.com/
Wide Awake Brewing Company      Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wideawakebrewing/
H. L. Hunley Museum
On February 17th, 1864, the H. L. Hunley became the first successful combat submarine in world history with the sinking of the USS Housatonic. After completing her mission, she mysteriously vanished and remained lost at sea for over a century. For decades, adventurers searched for the legendary submarine.  Over a century later, the National Underwater and Marine Agency (NUMA), led by New York Times-bestselling author Clive Cussler, finally found the Hunley in 1995.  Check it out at the Hunley Museum.
Preservation Society
Fall is Charleston’s best-kept secret. With pleasant weather and light crowds, what could be better than to take advantage of the many opportunities the Preservation Society has arranged?
Take some time before the reception and tour the USS Yorktown!






Fort Moultrie

Fort Moultrie, one of the oldest still-standing forts along the Eastern Seaboard, is a "must see" destination for history buffs. The low-laying coastal structure, which encompasses a large parcel of Atlantic Ocean bordering beaches on the southern tip of Sullivan's Island, began as a Revolutionary War defense before being transformed into a secondary Confederate stronghold during the Civil War.  You can get more information at this link.

Carriage Rides Downtown Charleston
Explore our enchanting horse-drawn carriage rides in Charleston! Whether you’re looking for a perfect daytime activity or a romantic evening ride, our rides are always fun and a timeless activity for your South Carolina getaway. Book your carriage tour or historic walking tour and experience one of the best things to do in Charleston! Click on the pictures to the right for links to their website.

Deep Water Vineyard is a name with many meanings, first and foremost you'll hear the term deep water in the Lowcountry as coveted access beyond the pluff mud of the marsh.  We also, honestly, as owners of a winery feel a little bit overwhelmed so you could say we're in deep water.  The wine itself is one of the only truly native grapes to the US, and we embrace it.  Remaining true to our predecessors Southern roots, we grow muscadine grapes, a fruit native to the Southeastern United States. We produce authentic muscadine wine, five different labels from four varieties of grapes. Go to this link for more information.

South Carolina Aquarium
It’s impossible to miss our two-story, 385,000-gallon Great Ocean Tank. You’ll practically rub noses with sharks and can wave a flipper hello to our 220-pound loggerhead sea turtle, Caretta. Divers interact with visitors during daily dive shows.

Located just inside the entrance, the 15,000-gallon Carolina Seas tank houses our collection of colorful fish found around reef habitats off the coast.

Go to this link for more information.

Fort Sumter Tour
Departing daily from downtown Charleston or Mt Pleasant

Fort Sumter Tours is an authorized National Park Service concessioner. We provide the only commercial boat transportation to Fort Sumter. We offer many departure times daily from two convenient locations, Liberty Square, downtown Charleston, or Patriots Point, in Mt. Pleasant. Go to this link for more information.

Local Hotel
If you need a hotel during the show, we have a block of rooms reserved for you at the Staybridge Suites.  These are non-smoking studio suites with one king bed.  Friday and Saturday nights (October 25 and 26) have a special rate of $159.  Designed for comfort and conveniences of home in our fully equipped kitchen with full size fridge cooktop stove micro to aster coffeemaker and dishwasher also enjoy hdtvs with premium channels flexible workspace with ergonomic chair and our complimentary wifi.

The Group Code is BCC. Use this link to reserve rooms for the two nights.  If you need the rooms for more than the two nights, call 843-216-5400.  NOTE: reservations must be made prior to September 25th to get this rate.

Charleston Plantations

 

Magnolia Plantation

https://www.magnoliaplantation.com/

Magnolia has been selected as one of "America's Most Beautiful Gardens" (Travel + Leisure Magazine), and is the only garden honored with this distinction in the State of South Carolina!

 

Founded in 1676 by the Drayton family, Magnolia Plantation has survived the centuries and witnessed the history of our nation unfold before it from the American Revolution through the Civil War and beyond. It is the oldest public tourist site in the Lowcountry, and the oldest public gardens in America, opening its doors to visitors in 1870 to view the thousands of beautiful flowers and plants in its famous gardens.

 

McLeod Plantation Historic Site

https://www.ccprc.com/1447/McLeod-Plantation-Historic-Site

Established in 1851, McLeod Plantation has borne witness to some of the most significant periods of Charleston’s - and our nations - history. Today McLeod Plantation is an important 37-acre Gullah/Geechee heritage site that has been carefully preserved in recognition of its cultural and historical significance. The grounds include a riverside outdoor pavilion, a sweeping oak allée, and the McLeod Oak, which is thought to be more than 600 years old.

 

Drayton Hall

http://www.draytonhall.org/

Founded in 1738, Drayton Hall is the nation’s earliest example of fully executed Palladian architecture and the oldest preserved plantation house in America still open to the public. Because of our preservation philosophy, all imperfections and changes over time have survived to the present.

 

Boone Hall Plantation & Gardens

https://www.boonehallplantation.com/

In 1743, the son of Major John Boone planted live oak trees, arranging them in two evenly spaced rows. This spectacular approach to his home symbolizes southern heritage and will take root in your memory for many years to come. It would take two centuries for the massive, moss-draped branches to meet overhead, forming today’s natural corridor and a scene that NBC Daytime television says is “a must see stop on any trip to Charleston, S.C.”

 

Middleton Place

https://www.middletonplace.org/

A National Historic Landmark, home to the oldest landscaped gardens in America and an enduring, vibrant, and essential part of the Charleston and American experience, Middleton Place is owned and operated by the Middleton Place Foundation. The Foundation, a 501(c)(3) educational trust established in 1974, uses historic preservation, documented research, and interpretation as a force for education, understanding, and positive change.

Charleston Tea Plantation

https://www.charlestonteaplantation.com/

 

The Charleston Tea Plantation is located on historic Wadmalaw Island in the heart of the Lowcountry of South Carolina.  We're just a few miles south of the historic city of  Charleston. The history of the Island dates back to mid-June of 1666 when it is believed that Captain Robert Sanford and the crew of the Berkeley Bay landed on the shores of what is now known as Rockville, South Carolina. On June 23, 1666, he and his crew claimed the land for England and the Lords Proprietors. Today, Wadmalaw is considered to be one of Charleston's most unspoiled islands. It is approximately 10 miles long and 6 miles wide. The Island's only connection to the mainland is a bridge that crosses over Church Creek.