Spoleto Festival USA 2016

Once a year, gifted artists from around the world gather in Charleston, SC, for the Spoleto Festival USA. This year the festival takes place May 27 – June 12, 2016.

This is a festival our team looks forward to every year. If you’re in the area, or are visiting, we strongly recommend you check it out.

We love this event because it beautifully blends renowned artists with emerging performers and provides us with 17 wonderful days packed full of entertainment.

Over the 17 days, you’ll have opportunities to immerse yourself in theater, opera, concerts, and much more!

A few highlights of this year’s festival include…

  • A performance of The Importance of Being Earnest by the Dublin’s Gate Theatre.
  • Porgy and Bess, an opera conceived right here in our hometown of Charleston.
  • A vocal performance by the talented Westminster Choir.

For 17 days and nights each spring, Spoleto Festival USA fills Charleston, South Carolina’s historic theaters, churches and outdoor spaces with stunning performances. We hope to see you there!

Learn more about the Spoleto Festival USA.

Charleston Harbor Cruises: See the Seas of The Lowcountry  


SEA Charleston the right way. (See what we did there?) Puns aside, we’d like to talk with you about harbor cruises.

This is very serious stuff.

Harbor cruises allow you to enjoy spectacular views of our fair city and simultaneously enjoy the staggering beauty of the sea.

When you’re in a historic city like Charleston, it’s imperative to jump on a cruiser and gain a new perspective.

We at The Center for Natural Breast Reconstruction have a few ideas on the best harbor cruises Charleston has to offer.

So whether you live here or you’re in town visiting, dive in! (We did it again. Ha!)

Charleston Harbor Cruises

Charleston Harbor Cruises has a trip for every taste. In late May and early June, Charleston Harbor Cruises offers Blues Cruises.

You guessed it—you can hit the high seas and listen to live Blues music.

Boarding starts at 6:30 p.m. and you’ll cruise around until 9:00 p.m.

It’s a great time.

Book your tickets here.

Spiritline Cruises

A family-owned company, SpiritLine Cruises has taken over 12 million passengers on over 100,000 Charleston boat tours and events.

Whether you’re looking to cruise around with friends, or you’re celebrating an event, SpiritLine Cruises has you covered.

Ideal for romantic date nights, weddings, or even friends hanging out, these cruises accommodate you.

SpiritLine also handles corporate group events, family reunions, student dinner parties, fundraisers, or simply a group who wants to hit the high seas.

Really, we don’t think you need a reason to take a cruise at all. But we’re glad SpiritLine is so accommodating.

Book your tickets here.

Adventure Harbor Tours

Private boat charters.

Sunset cocktail cruises.

Morris Island boat tours.

Private boat charters.

Yeah, those are four perfect reasons to check out Adventure Harbor Tours. Now is the perfect time to have a little seaside adventure with family and friends.

One awesome thing about Adventure Harbor Tours is that you have a choice of boats—small, medium, and large—designed to fit your group and budget.

Book your tickets here.

Sandlapper Water Tours

Sandlapper offers numerous options for your harbor cruise.

The Palmetto

This option allows you to experience Charleston harbor’s rich history and heritage while you learn about maritime history and tideland treasures.

Charleston Dinner Cruise

Frogmore Stew, an Oyster Roast, or a Lowcountry Crab Boil…ummm, yes please!

Sandlapper Tours entertains you and your guests with a unique and authentic dinner that you can only get in Charleston.

Charleston Nature Tours

Charleston Nature Tours and Charleston Historic Tours allow you and other passengers to experience Charleston, its harbor, and Lowcountry living like never before.

Book your tickets here.

The Best Low Country Beaches

<alt="woman at the beach"/>Did you know: Charleston was the winner of the 2013 Conde Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Award for “Top City in the United States.”

We love our city. It has great shopping, a fun nightlife scene, plenty of delicious restaurant options—and we especially love catching rays on our beautiful beaches!

Summertime is in full swing, so why not spend this weekend enjoying the sand and ocean breezes on one of Charleston’s award-winning beaches? Here are the most popular spots for having some fun in the sun around Charleston:

Sullivan’s Island

Sullivan’s Island is known for its family-friendly and relaxed, welcoming atmosphere. If you’re looking for a place to take your family and loved ones for a weekend of sunshine, South Carolina history, and Low Country dining. Tourists and locals love Sullivan’s Island for its beautiful scenery, friendly environment, and spacious beaches.

Isle of Palms

If you’re looking for a place that’s one-of-a-kind and full of activities the entire family will enjoy, look no further than Isle of Palms. You’ll find virtually every activity you can think of to enjoy on your vacation or day off on Isle of Palms—and it’s only 12 miles away from downtown Charleston! The Isle of Palms beaches are clean, safe, and even feature a designated swimming area and family park that you and your kids can enjoy throughout the entire summer.

Kiawah Island

Kiawah Island is a private beach community with undisturbed scenic views, natural beauty, and forests rich with pine trees, magnolias, and oaks. This Island is only accessible to owners and guests of the resort or rental properties, but it also features a publicly accessible beach area at Beachwalker County Park. Travel to Kiawah and you’ll enjoy the 10 miles of stunning beach that Travel Channel has named one of the country’s “Top Ten” beaches to visit.

Seabrook Island 

Seabrook Island is another private destination located nearly 22 miles south of downtown Charleston. Residents and rental guests enjoy Seabrook’s gorgeous, pristine Atlantic beaches. The laid-back atmosphere and stunning shorelines make for an unforgettable South Carolina experience for all who visit and reside on this special island.

Folly Beach

Folly Beach is truly one of South Carolina’s hidden treasures. Conveniently located just 15 minutes away from historic Charleston, this barrier island is the home of surfing, rich Low Country history, the Morris Island Lighthouse, and delicious South Carolina fare. Guests can visit the Folly Beach County Park and enjoy amenities like outdoor showers, restrooms, picnic areas, and much more. Bring the entire family to Folly Beach for a wonderful weekend of sun and fun on “The Edge of America.”

Ready to plan your next beach getaway in Charleston? Click here to get more information about our favorite local vacation spots.