My Wife and I have travelled extensively throughout the USA and this year we both have time off after Christmas for a trip so it had to be the USA again. We didn't want to do a big city as a) we normally need a holiday afterwards to recover and b) we have visited most of them so have agreed on a week in Charleston with a car to explore this lovely city and area. We have previously travelled throughout Georgia (been to Savannah and loved it) and dipped our toes into SC with a day trip to Hilton Head but this will be our first proper visit.
I have booked the Hampton Inn at West Ashley on a flexible rate because the HD properties are through the roof cost wise mostly and appreciate this will be a 15min drive into Downtown Charleston. We did similar in Savannah staying in Midtown.
I have managed to answer a lot of questions through the search facility on TA but just wanted to know what New Year activities might be planned for 2013 as we will be there on NYE and NYD (actually from the 28th December for a week). I am guessing quite a bit will be shut on New Years Day so any suggestions for a day out would be appreciated (maybe a nice beach stroll).
I understand our hotel is near a lot of chain restaurants which I don't mind but are there are specific to Charleston worth a go?
Still early days in the planning but really looking forward to this trip.
Any other suggestions for must do's would be appreciated also.