Gray Line Charleston, February BLOG
Gray Line Charleston will happily arrange private bus tours of the city during daylight hours, with special pick-up and drop-off locations. Just call ahead to friendly Reservationists to customize your door-to-door service and tour. It’s easy! A perfect Pairing would be a Gray Line City Tour and a “drop-off” to board a Valentine’s Dinner Cruise as described in the Events below. Or, for more adventurous couples ~ try the ‘Wild Blue Ropes’ Climb & Bonfire, for Valentine’s Day, on James Island, South Carolina. Great ideas from Gray Line Charleston guaranteed to pull upon your “Significant Other’s” heartstrings.
One of the oldest and largest sightseeing companies in the world, Gray Line is an international association of operators with more than 100 years of experience in the tourism industry. A trusted name in travel, Gray Line Charleston provides informative, entertaining bus tours of Charleston’s historic district daily to visitors from around the world.
Learn about historic Charleston, SC and see this Port City up close and personal, via Gray Line Charleston. Gray Line City Tours depart every 30 minutes from 9:30am until 3:30pm from the Charleston Visitors Center located at 375 Meeting Street. Parking directly adjacent.
Several types of COMBO Tour Tickets are available. Examples ~ Charleston City Tour + Charleston Museum. Charleston City Tour + Charleston Mansion. Charleston City Tour + Fort Sumter Boat Tour, to name just a few. Take advantage of COMBO Savings and enjoy 2 top-notch Tours by 2 expert area Tour Operators. Leaving your Charleston visit in the hands of the experts will make for great memories!
Booking online is easy via graylineofcharlston.com. For more information… Gray Line Bus Tours: Phone: (843) 722-4444. Email [email protected]
February 2016 is a perfectly romantic time to experience Historic Charleston, SC with the great Events available throughout the Lowcountry. Let Gray Line Charleston make it seamless!
Wadmalaw Island, South Carolina
4th Annual Corn Shucking Festival ~ 02/06/2016
Oysters will be available and other food vendors will be on site including Coastal Crust, Gidget Gourmet, Linen’s BBQ, and Sweet Lulu’s Bakery. Guests are encouraged to bring their lawn chairs and blankets to enjoy the music of Don Merkel and the Blacksmiths. Guests are able to participate in tastings as well as a laser skeet shoot. Tastings in the Firefly Vodka distillery and Irvin-House Vineyards winery are only $6.00 to taste 6 Firefly spirits and $5.00 to taste 5 wines. Patrons will receive complimentary glasses at both tastings. $5 per Car Parking, Cash & Credit for the offerings. www.charlestonwine.com
Folly Island, South Carolina
Folly Beach Bird Walks: Seawatch ~ 02/09/2016
Help experienced birders scan the ocean for a variety of ducks, seabirds, and shorebirds. We hope to see “bunches” of Red Knots, “rafts” of scoters, and much more. A chaperone is required for participants ages 15 and under. www.ccprc.com
Folly Beach Bird Walks: Lighthouse Inlet Heritage Preserve ~ 02/12/2016
This walk focuses on the incredibly diverse northeast end of Folly Island. Hopefuls include Red-throated Loon and Piping Plover. A registered and paid chaperone is required for participants ages 15 and under. www.ccprc.com
Cupid's Undie Run ~ Loggerhead's Beach Grill ~ 02/13/2016
This Valentine’s Day weekend, come put the hilarity in charity with hundreds of half-naked runners taking to the streets in celebration of their fundraising for the Children’s Tumor Foundation. Be a part of something great. Last year Cupid’s raised over $3.5 Million to #EndNF and we’re relying on YOU to join and make this year’s fundraising (and party) the biggest and best yet. Start a team, join a team, or just run solo and make some new friends! Noon – Doors open & the party starts! 1:00 PM – Awards ceremony ~ 2:00 PM – UNDIE RUN (1/2 road, 1/2 beach) ~ 3:30 PM – Earned open bar closes ~4:00 PM Bag check closes, Cupid’s officially ends. Parking is extremely limited. If you park on any side streets, make sure NO tires are touching the pavement and they are pointing in the direction of traffic. Please carpool (with a DD) or cab it. If you’ve earned VIP open bar, plan ahead! How are you going to get home? *Remember the course includes the beach! Be prepared for sand. http://www.cupidsundierun.com/city/charleston/
James Island, South Carolina
James Island County Park
Family Climbing: Family Belay Lesson ~ 02/07/2016
Children ages 4-13 will climb while parents learn to belay. Children ages 14 and up can learn to belay as well as climb. A registered and paid chaperone is required for participants ages 15 and under. Pre-registration required.
Night Climbing ~ 02/04, 02/11, 02/18 & 02/15
Enjoy an evening under the stars at The Climbing Wall! Try your favorite route from a different perspective. Equipment is not included in climbing fee. Bring your own headlamp/flashlight. Registration is not necessary.
James Island Bird Walks ~ 02/11/2016
Birding experts will help identify and count songbirds, birds of prey, wading birds, and others found in the park's diverse habitats. A registered and paid chaperone is required for participants ages 15 and under.
Coastal Navigation Clinics: Coastal Navigation: Level 1 ~ 02/16/2016
This course introduces you to all aspects of coastal navigation. The basics of maps and charts, compasses, aids to navigation, declination/variation, and rules of the nautical road will be covered. Pre-registration required.
Coastal Navigation Clinics: Coastal Navigation: Level 2 ~ 02/18/2016
Learn more advanced navigational skills such as dead reckoning, range lines, fixes, following bearings, triangulation, and compensating for the current. Level 1 Coastal Navigation skills are a pre-requisite. Pre-registration required. Pre-registration is required for many CCPRC programs. Many programs fill up in advance, or do not meet the advance minimum requirement for participation. For more information or to register, call 843-795-4386 or visit www.charlestoncountyparks.com
James Island’s Wild Blue Ropes ~ Romantic Valentine’s Evening ~ 02/14/2015
1st – Sweetheart of a Deal – you can Climb All Day on V-Day for $25! Next, Wild Blue Ropes will again be hosting the Valentine's Date Night Climb! There will be a fire to cozy up to once they finish climbing. Couples are allowed to bring their own picnic dinner, blankets and wine/beer to enjoy once they are on the ground. Night climb from 6:00-8:30pm. The bonfire will be until 10:00pm. Reservations required. $50/couple. www.wildblueropes.com
Summerville, South Carolina
Summers Corner ~ Food is Love ~ 02/13/2016
Summers Corner Community, Corner House
Celebrate Valentine’s Day with a chocolate making workshop. Teens (ages 12 to 18) are invited to unleash their inner chocolatier and learn to make different kinds of chocolate truffles. Summerville Chef Herman McNeill will lead teens step-by-step to prepare delectable chocolate treats. Teen chefs will create truffles, and the Summers Corner staff will provide cellophane bags and ribbons to transform them into gifts. Parent chauffeurs are welcome to relax in the adjacent cafÃ© during the workshop and will be treated to complimentary coffee drinks. $15.
Kiawah Island, South Carolina
8th Annual ‘Gourmet and Grapes’ Event ~ 02/19 – 02/21/2016
Kiawah Island Golf Resort
Gourmet and Grapes is an Epicurean Delight that pairs local and regional culinary talent with award-winning wineries. The goal is to raise funds to support cancer research at the Hollings Cancer Center at the Medical University of South Carolina. Gourmet & Grapes brings together renowned Chefs and Winemakers. During the weekend there is an Exclusive Black Tie Private Dinner, Lunch & Wine Seminars, Wine Odyssey, Silent & Live Auction, regional Chefs preparing specialty and traditional favorites, vintner wine parings, and so much more!
Kiawah Island Golf Resort ~ An Epicurean Affair ~ 02/19/2016
The Ocean Room at The Sanctuary
Savor this elegant black-tie dining experience in The Sanctuary’s signature dining room, The Ocean Room. Reuniting four, five-star culinary talents.
Kiawah Island Golf Resort ~ An Epicurean Affair ~ 02/20/2016
Wine Odyssey Gala presented by Kiawah Wines held at several top Venues throughout The Sanctuary. Begin with a cocktail hour, a silent but lively Auction. Savor the flavors of the Southeast. Meet the Chefs and taste their unique creations while sipping on distinctive wines from around the world. Dance the night away!
Kiawah Island Golf Resort ~ Farewell Brunch ~ 02/21/2016
Farewell Brunch presented by Charleston Magazine and MUSC Physicians. Reservations from 11:45 to 2:00pm ~ $75. Celebrate the weekend and salute the Chefs. The walls of authentic Charleston brick, oak-plank floors, and the backdrop of the spectacular Atlantic Ocean create the ideal setting for this celebratory gathering. Guests will have the choice to dine as a large group or at a private table.
Gourmet & Grapes Golf Outing ~ 02/21/2016
Play on the world-famous challenge that is The Ocean Course, Kiawah Island. Players can register as singles or by teams. During the weekend, you’ll have the opportunity to up the ante by bidding on one of the weekend celebrity Chefs to complete your foursome. 1:00pm. http://www.kiawahresort.com/blog/kiawah-island/2015/07/09/eighth-annual/
Historic Charleston, South Carolina
Valentine’s Day Dinner Cruise ~ SpiritLine Cruises ~ 02/14/2016
Love is in the air and aboard SpiritLine Cruises ~ Charleston’s Premier Cruise Fleet! Plan to enjoy a romantic evening on the Charleston harbor with your special Valentine. Dine, dance and share the beautiful views aboard the Spirit of Carolina. SpiritLine Cruises offers a 3 or 4 course dinner, made to order by Chef Mason Mullock, on a 2 and half hour cruise of the romantic, moonlit, Charleston harbor. A limited number of private tables for two are available. Make your reservations early, for the most enchanting and memorable Valentine’s Day! $75.00* per person for three courses. Includes gratuity and special valentine for all ladies. *Pricing for this date will be: $75 per person ($150 per couple) will include the regular menu – tax and tip included – desserts are extra – all Ladies will receive a special Valentine. All other packages available at regular rates. Rates & availability are subject to change. http://spiritlinecruises.com/valentines-day-dinner-cruise-spiritline-cruises/
GRAY LINE TOUR & SPIRITLINE CRUISES HARBOR TOUR COMBO
Both Gray Line Bus Tours and SpiritLine Cruises ~ Charleston’s Premier Cruise Fleet employ licensed, dedicated professionals who complete rigorous, comprehensive training. By purchasing the COMBO Package….you can do it all in one day…or break it up…whatever your schedule allows.
COMBO package Advance Reservations suggested. Gray Line Bus Tours: Phone: (843) 722-4444. Email [email protected] This tour departs every 30 minutes, Monday through Saturday starting at 9:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. March-November and until 2 p.m. December-February from the Charleston Area Visitors Center Bus Shed located at 375 Meeting Street.