Liberty Place Charleston by Hilton Club is in Charleston, SC. Charleston is an amazing city to visit. It has it’s on pace, charm, and feel that is unique on the East Coast.
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Day One Travel & Arrival at Liberty Place Charleston by Hilton Club
My journey began with a short drive down to Charleston. One of the things for me I love about this area is how close it is to my home, yet how different and far away it seems once you arrive.
Charleston, SC is known for its beautiful beaches, historic sites, and delicious food. If you want to experience some of these things, then you should consider visiting Charleston, SC during the summer months.
Charleston has long been considered one of America’s most charming cities. The city boasts a rich history and culture, and visitors come from around the world to enjoy its warm weather, great restaurants, and vibrant nightlife.
Charleston is also home to several festivals throughout the year. From music festivals to wine festivals, there are plenty of events to attend.
If you’re planning a visit to Charleston, here are 10 reasons why it’s worth your time.
The first thing that comes to mind when thinking about Charleston is probably its famous port. However, the area known as the “Charleston Old and Historic District” is actually much more than just a tourist attraction. It’s an amazing place where people can learn about the history of slavery in the United States and how it affected both sides of the Atlantic Ocean.
There are many places to take a tour around the harbor. You can explore Fort Sumter National Monument, which was used to protect the city from foreign invaders. Or, if you prefer, you could go to the USS Yorktown Naval Museum. This museum gives you access to parts of the carrier and a great deal of military history all for the single-day price of admission.
There are many slave markets located all over the country. But not every market sells slaves. In Charleston, however, the visitor will be able to see the original 18th-century slave market. Here, they can learn more about the lives of slaves who were sold at auction.
Music is another popular part of Charleston’s culture. People love to listen to live music while relaxing or having drinks after work. Many bars offer live entertainment, and even outdoor concerts are held all over the city.
Another reason to visit Charleston is because of the delicious food available. There are countless restaurants serving everything from spicy cuisine to seafood dishes. Visitors can find something for everyone’s taste buds.
In addition to enjoying the local food, shoppers can also check out the unique shops found in Charleston. For example, art lovers can head to the College Street Gallery to browse through their collection of paintings by local artists. Those looking for souvenirs might like to stop by St. Michael’s Alley Antique Mall.
Hiking is a wonderful way to spend some quality time with family and friends. And no matter what kind of hiking you choose to do, Charleston is sure to have trails perfect for any skill level.
Art galleries are not only popular for people interested in learning about art but also for those who simply appreciate beautiful pieces of artwork. Charleston offers a variety of museums, including the Charleston Museum, the Gibbes Museum of Art, and the Lowcountry Museum of History.
Many hotels in Charleston provide guests with a chance to stay in rooms filled with character. These properties often feature old-fashioned decors, such as exposed brick walls, hardwood floors, and antique furniture. The best vacation destinations are those you will find on TZort check out the site for the best deals at amazing resorts in Charleston, SC.
Whether you decide to travel to Charleston for business or pleasure, you won’t regret your decision. The city has so much to offer visitors. From historic sites to beautiful beaches, there really isn’t anything missing.
I had my first experience today going to a new restaurant called the obstinate daughter.
Here you find wood-fired pizza and warm pasta dishes that delight and fill you all in the Sullivans Island area near Charleston. Just a very short drive outside the town will find you here with great food and a comfortable environment. I had the Rigatoni which has a sausage ragu, it was very flavorful.
I then headed to check in to the resort. Plan on using the valet parking here because it is the best option. You get in and out privileges and it is $40 a day for in-city parking in a protected and secured lot. That is a fair deal. I often have a bit of a messy car (I carry tons with me everywhere I go) so knowing valet ahead of time helps me treat my car more like a rental and have it cleaned out and picked up inside.
This location is impressive from the outside but when you get in, you really get the feeling that you are spoiling yourself. The public spaces feel very modern and inviting, then your room is more of the same. There are laundry facilities onsite that are nice for longer stays or when you are traveling from place to place.
I used to think the only people who traveled from place to place like myself were travel writers or sales professionals. These days, with remote workers on the rise, more and more people are starting to travel to keep that personal connection with their clients and deal with engagement.
My 1 bedroom king deluxe suite was 776 sq ft and had everything you could want in a room. This resort boast 2 bedroom suites as well which are up to almost 1,200 sq ft in size, great for families.
- Cable TV
- Coffee Maker
- Ice Maker
- In-Room Safe
Then the resort itself offers all of these options.
- Free WiFi
- Outdoor Pools
- Business Center
- On-Site Restaurants
- Fitness Center
- Concierge Services
Day Two at Liberty Place Charleston by Hilton Club
I woke sometime before 8 AM, getting an early start on the day. Not far from my accommodations, I found Big Bad Breakfast
, so I thought I would go check it out before I started my day. I chose the chicken and waffle, which is not a normal choice for me, but I liked the way they talked about it on the menu and I saw one go to a nearby table just before time for me to decide. It was good, and it is a good thing I do not leave too close to Charleston because I am certain fried chicken and waffles are not lifespan-extending.
After breakfast, I wanted to check out a few local galleries. I paint some (often 2-4 paintings a month). It helps me keep my creative juices flowing. Some months if I am working a ton, or traveling, I paint less. But when I can, I love to paint. This has made me much more of a fan of paintings. I enjoy art now more than I did when I was younger because I now also look at art and try to learn from other artists.
I headed to studio 151
which I had not been to before. I was pleasantly surprised by the artists and the variety of works available. The majority of my work is landscaping and I like to look at those myself. I also do some portrait work. It just takes me a ton of time to paint them. When I paint, I tend to go slow and paint a little walk away, return days later and work again. Given all my other efforts, it may take me 8 weeks sometimes to paint something that is even say 16X20 inches. If I ever wanted to paint for a living, I would need to speed that up greatly or starve.
The studio was nice, and the people were even more kind and more open. It is always nice when people chat and the topic comes around to the type of art that each person likes.
Next, I ventured to the Revealed Art Gallery
which was an interesting location with many artists on display. While much of it was not my cup of tea, there were certainly talented artists and photographers that worked with this gallery.
Last for the day I went to Wells Gallery
. This location is the premiere gallery at The Sanctuary Resort on Kiawah Island, so a little drive away, but I saw their website and wanted to take a closer look at a few artists’ work. It was worth the drive. They have some talented artists associated with Wells Gallery.
After a few hours of the art review and shopping for lack of a better word, I head back to the resort to relax some. I also wanted to paint some on the computer to at least get some ideas saved for later real paint on canvas. What can I say? I felt inspired.
Day Three Charleston History
Charleston has a rich cultural history. I was raised in Yorktown Virginia with all the Revolutionary War history right at my fingertips. I also could go to the water around my home and find historic items. I once found an anchor chain that I later gifted to the local Mariners Museum for their collection. They dated it to around the time of the civil war and there was a nearby dock location just a few miles away by water.
Charleston has much the same kind of rich history, being a port town and key area for commerce during the Colonial period. Still, to this day, the port is very active and not far from the resort. You can see thousands of cars a day stationed at the nearby port for shipping.
Today the automotive industry, including BMW, Volvo, and Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Vans, ship their cars via Columbus Street Terminal. So, the area is rich with history and still an important port for commerce.
Charleston, being a port and leading area of commerce during early America, also had an active slave market for a few years. This is covered now in a tasteful way from a historical perspective. No location does this history look back better than the Old Slave Mart Museum
. Many would not want to revisit this part of our history, but I think it is important to look at all of man’s inhumanities to his fellow man to make sure we understand and never let history repeat itself.
You learn on your trip here that legally international slave trades were shut down in 1808, but domestic trade continued into the 1800s. Charleston is so much more than this part of their history, but they do not fear facing it head-on. You could spend days just at the local museums, fort, and historic sites of all kinds. Since this town was active during the revolutionary and civil war periods, and before, there is much to see and take in.
If you want to come to stay in this amazing town, and learn its rich cultural history, while enjoying the food and art, make sure you book with TZort