How to Spend the Holidays in Charleston

Charleston during the holidays is a special place to be. Though we may not have the snow, the city and surrounding area still have twinkling lights & so much holiday spirit you won't notice that there may not be a chill in the air. Take a carriage ride through...

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Support Small Business & Shop Local

By choosing to stay with us at the Francis Marion Hotel, you've already done a small part of supporting local (high five!). Being a locally owned & independent hotel, we think shopping local in the Charleston area is important and key to supporting our local...

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Fall in Love with Charleston

Cooler temperatures and the lack of humidity makes for the perfect combination to make a trip to the lowcountry. Charleston in the fall is one of the South's best kept secrets. Use our guide to celebrate the Autumn season with us!

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Celebrate the Holidays in Charleston!

Although Charleston may lack snow during the holiday season, it doesn’t lack events to get into the holiday spirit. Charleston has mild temperatures that making it the perfect place to take a little holiday to enjoy the Holidays. From the Annual Holiday parade (that...

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Must Visit Coffee Shops this Fall

The temperatures are cooling off & the crisp mornings here in the Lowcountry are fit to be enjoyed. The best part of mornings is enjoying a cup of coffee. When visiting & staying in the heart of downtown Charleston, there are so many options (many are within...

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Must Visit Outdoor Spots in Charleson

Summertime in Charleston brings about a certain charm you can’t find anywhere else.  Some of the best ways to enjoy the outdoors in Charleston are free, so what are you waiting for? Festivals, antique shows, a great film festival, and wildlife treks; the city...

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