If you’re here staying in one of Exclusive Properties’ beach rentals Charleston, you’ve picked a great time to do so.  Compared to most of the country, the temps are surprisingly temperate, and the rates on SC vacation rentals (both Isle of Palms vacation rentals and Folly Beach house rentals Charleston SC) are at their most reasonable.

Not only that, but some of the area’s top attractions are offering some great deals going on during the month of January.


Happy Anniversary to the Yorktown!

First off  –  this weekend, Patriots Point is offering something they only do once a year.  It’s the “Pay What You Can Weekend,” going on this Saturday and Sunday, January 9th and 10th.  They will waive the normal admission fees ($20 per adult) and parking fee ($5), and instead you may make a voluntary donation, if you so wish.  In other words, you can name your own price.

Patriots Point is home to the USS Yorktown, and the Naval & Maritime Museum.  Also, they have the following new exhibits on display:

  • The Vietnam Experience
  • Apollo 8
  • Mount 53

Patriots Point is celebrating its 40th year this year, and this special weekend is an appropriate kickoff.  The Yorktown aircraft carrier first opened to visitors on January 3, 1976, when it welcomed 2,601 people onboard.   Almost 10 million folks have visited in the decades since.

Executive Director Mac Burdette puts it this way:  “We want to start 2016, our 40th year as a museum, off with a bang.  What better way to do that, than to offer a chance for everyone in our community to walk through the steps of heroes, regardless of their financial situation.  Later this year, when the weather warms up, we’ll have a party to further commemorate the milestone and honor the folks who helped create this wonderful museum we share today.”

For your GPS, Patriots Point is located at 40 Patriots Point Road in Mount Pleasant, off Coleman Boulevard right before you get on the Ravenel Bridge, and is an easy drive from all our beach rentals Charleston, especially our Isle of Palms luxury rentals.

Check out their website for all the details:  http://www.patriotspoint.org/

And here’s a link to the event page: http://www.patriotspoint.org/news_events/patriots-point-to-celebrate-40-years-asks-visitors-to-name-their-own-admission-prices/


Museum Mile Pass

During the month of January only, a group of downtown museums and sites is offering a great deal.

It’s the Museum Mile Month pass, for only $25 (adults) or $10 (kids 12 and under).  With this pass you may visit about a dozen of some of the peninsula’s top draws, all of which are a very easy drive from all our beach rentals Charleston.

According to their website, “Charleston’s Museum Mile features the richest concentration of cultural sites open to visitors in downtown Charleston. Stroll the one-mile section of Meeting Street and you will discover six museums, five nationally important historic houses, four scenic parks and a Revolutionary War powder magazine, as well as numerous historic houses of worship and public buildings including the Market and City Hall.”   http://www.charlestonsmuseummile.org/

These include:

  • The Charleston Museum
  • The Heyward-Washington House
  • The Joseph Manigault House
  • The Old Slave Mart Museum
  • The Aiken-Rhett House Museum
  • The Edmondston-Alston House
  • The Confederate Museum
  • The Nathaniel Russell House Museum
  • The Old Exchange & Provost Dungeon
  • The Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry
  • The Powder Magazine

Here’s a link to buy tickets:  http://www.charlestonsmuseummile.org/ticket-packages/


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Don’t forget Charleston Restaurant Week

As I mentioned in the LAST BLOG, Charleston Restaurant week is going on now through Sunday, January 17th.  It’s a twice-a-year occurrence, and this is the sixth year that it’s been going on.   More restaurants than ever are taking part, including these who are participating for the very first time:  5Church, Barony Tavern, Carolina Ale House, Cove Oyster Bar & Grille, Desano Pizza Bakery, Eleve in the Grand Bohemian Hotel, Finn’s Brick Oven, Five Loaves Cafe in Summerville, Ruth’s Chris Steak House, Sticky Fingers Downtown and The Kitchen.

Check that last BLOG for links to all the restaurants and their special menus and pricing, as well as links to make reservations (highly recommended when possible).  This is a fun way to feed the folks in your Charleston beach house, whether it’s a luxury house on Isle of Palms or a Folly Beach house Charleston.  You’ll get to sample some of what makes the Lowcountry cuisine scene one of the hottest in the country.

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or Second Sunday near our beach rentals Charleston

Oh  –  and last but not least, this coming Sunday afternoon is the latest installment of Second Sunday on King.  Stroll along one of the top ten best streets in America without worrying about vehicular traffic.  LINK TO BLOG

Here’s a link to a voucher for two hours of free parking in a city garage:  http://susanlucas.typepad.com/2nd%20Sunday%20Parking%20116.pdf

And here’s their Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/2ndSundayonKingSt/


So enjoy those good January deals, including the off-season deals on our rental homes South Carolina.  And remember to contact Exclusive Properties when you are looking for the best luxury beach house rentals SC.

All best,
Lowcountry Lisa
your Isle of Palms vacation blogger