Explore Your Imagination at Charleston Harbor  

Charleston Harbor Resort

Charleston Harbor Resort

Situated on the banks of the Charleston Harbor lies a hidden oasis – a harbor front sanctuary that allows you to relax your mind, explore your imagination and indulge your senses. Charleston Harbor Resort & Marina has something for everyone.

For the downtown dweller, hop aboard our Trolley or the Charleston Water Taxi (seasonal) for a quick ride to Historic Charleston for a day of shopping, dining and sightseeing.

For the adventurer, head down to the marina for sailing lessons, fishing, luxury yacht charters and boat rentals. Or, head next door for a game of golf at Patriots Point Links.

For the children, take advantage of our Mini Mariners program, which offers a variety of activities including arts & crafts, movie nights, games, and day trips. This is sure to keep the little ones entertained so the parents can take time to relax.

For the solace seeker, just step outside and sip on a cocktail from The Reel Bar, lounge poolside with a good book, take in the sights and sounds of the Lowcountry on the nature trail, soak in the sea and beautiful sunsets over the harbor, enjoy savory creations prepared in the Indigo Grille, or sit back and relax on the water while taking a private harbor cruise.

So come. Relax. Explore. Indulge.

Charleston Harbor Resort & Marina

20 Patriots Point Road

Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina 29464

888-856-0028

www.charlestonharborresort.com

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Georgetown County: Brimming with Beauty and History

Georgetown County

Georgetown County: Brimming with Beauty and History

Brimming with beauty and history along South Carolina’s “Hammock Coast”, Georgetown County and its charming communities offer you the perfect escape for fun and relaxation. Explore the pristine beaches, picturesque waterways and marshes, fascinating marine wildlife, world-class golfing, historic places, intimate dining, quaint shops and memorable family activities. Georgetown County is just a short distance from other bustling vacation destinations, conveniently positioned between Charleston and Myrtle Beach. As one of the oldest family resort areas in the nation, Georgetown County is one of America’s top getaways, an alternative to the hectic ‘vacations’ of your past.

There’s something special about golfing in Georgetown County. Located on the south side of Myrtle Beach, a region know world-wide as a premier golf destination, Georgetown County boasts nearly a quarter of the area’s award-winning courses. Famous names like Caledonia, True Blue, Litchfield and many others evoke the rich plantation heritage of the county and were designed to incorporate the distinctive elements of the South Carolina lowcountry.

Georgetown County boasts several fascinating historic sites of national significance including Brookgreen Gardens and Hopsewee Plantation. Brookgreen Gardens, hosts the most significant collection of figurative sculpture, in an outdoor setting, by American artists in the world. The sprawling 4,000-acre facility also includes spectacular gardens, wildlife trails, and The Lowcountry Zoo. Hopsewee Plantation was built 40 years before the Revolutionary War and was the birthplace of Thomas Lynch, Jr., signer of the Declaration of Independence. Visitors to Hopsewee tour the waterfront plantation house and the nearby slave cabins.

The combination of wonderful accommodations, entertainment, shopping, romantic dining, great golf and pristine beaches make Georgetown County the perfect choice for your vacation getaway.

For more information please visit the Georgetown County Chamber of Commerce website at www.visitgeorge.com.

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Family reunions can be a lot of fun. You get to see family members you may not have seen for a couple of years. Perhaps, there are ‘new’ family members you haven’t met. The good news is there are plenty of family reunion locations throughout the U.S. The possibilities are endless!

It’s important to make arrangements early and find a place that works for everyone. This is a good way to prevent family feuds! If you wait too long to plan your family reunion, your favorite hotel or resort could be booked solid. Also, family members may not be able to attend due to previous travel plans.

How to Plan a Family Reunion, Cut Costs, and Have a Good Time

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Book Your Family Reunion Locations Early! Photo credit: Stock exchange-Sign-Helen Bobis

Book early

Beach family reunion locations are popular. The most popular beach vacation destination is Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. If you have your heart set on having your family reunion in SC then you better book your location early. Otherwise, the entire family will be left out in the cold.

Tie your family reunion to an important date

If grandma and grandpa are celebrating 65 years of marriage, celebrate their special day at the family reunion. Building your family reunion around a holiday could be tricky. Big holiday’s like Memorial Day and the Fourth of July are during the travel ‘high season.’ You may not be able to find accommodations or someone may not be able to attend.

Hold your family reunion in the off-season

It may be cost effective to hold your family reunion in the off-season. Family reunion locations such as Florida, North and South Carolina, Georgia, and other popular destinations can be expensive during the ‘high season’ which is usually during the summer. Some family members may not be able to afford to attend. Take this into consideration when planning your family reunion. Holding in the off-season could work for everyone.

Meet at a family member’s home

Holding your family reunion at a family member’s home is another way to cut costs. Perhaps, a family member with five or more acres of land will be willing to host the family reunion. Everyone can bring something, a hot meal, desert, or soft drinks. Of course, cash would probably be accepted too!

Decide on the size of your family reunion

Your family reunion doesn’t have to be large. A small and intimate family reunion could be more inviting. First-time family reunion planners may want to plan a smaller affair. You’ll get a sense of what it’s like to plan reunion.

Raise money for your family reunion 

Send out an email blast and ask family members to have garage sales, silent auctions, raffles, car washes, rummage sales, etc. to raise money for your family reunion.

Plan cost-effective family activities

Ask family members what they like to do. Ask family members what their kids like to do. You can’t please everyone. But you can plan activities ahead of time to keep people entertained. Ideas are:

  • Renting a karaoke machine.
  • Set up a sound system outside (if you’re holding at your home).
  • Booking golf outing.
  • Swimming
  • Hiking
  • Going to the park.
  • Renting a ‘bouncy castle’ or other inflatable rentals.

Now you know how to plan a family reunion, cut costs, and have a good time! Keep the lines of communication open. Correspond via email or Facebook. Keep in mind that everyone may not have a computer or Facebook page. Contact family members when you have the date, time, and location settled. Keep family up-to-date with the latest information. Happy planning!

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The Hilton Columbia Center is located in the center of the historic Congaree Vista and adjacent to the Columbia Convention Center and Colonial Life Arena. Managed by Hospitality America, the hotel opened in August 2007 and has hosted guests from all over the world, including many distinguished heads of state and multiple Hollywood stars.  

Offering the Columbia area exceptional meeting and event space in the heart of the city, the hotel’s meeting facilities include a stunning ballroom, professional meeting rooms, and executive boardrooms. With 6,000 square feet of meeting space, the Hilton Columbia Center is fully equipped to host any event with complete banquet and meeting amenities, audiovisual equipment and event planning services.

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