04 Jan Be My Charleston Valentine
Even though most of us have made our way back to school and work and are digging through snow (even us here in Charleston if you can believe it!), we’re already dreaming of a vacation. And summer is just too far away! But you don’t have to wait until summer to take that much-deserved break. A quick Valentine’s getaway to Charleston may just be what you need.
With plenty to do and see, February is the perfect time to visit Charleston and see for yourself why so many people fall in love with this place. In honor of our love for Charleston, we’ve decided to turn Valentine’s Day into Valentine’s Month all February long at The Charleston Chestnut Mansion.
In February, Charleston celebrates two of its biggest events: Southeastern Wildlife Exposition (SEWE) and Charleston Wine + Food Festival. But those aren’t the only things happening! There are several other special events throughout the month, and as always, there’s non-stop history at our museums, plantations and galleries, dining at world-renowned restaurants, and shopping at some of the most exclusive shops and boutiques in the world.
There really is something for everyone to love about February in Charleston!
For the Nature Lover…
Southeastern Wildlife Exposition (SEWE)
Throughout Downtown Charleston
SEWE is a 3-day wildlife and nature extravaganza. From art exhibits to conservation education and sporting demonstrations to parties, SEWE invites visitors of all ages to explore their wild side. For a full event schedule and tickets, please visit sewe.com.
For the Foodie…
Charleston Wine + Food Festival
February 28 – March 4
Marion Square (12-minute walk) and throughout Downtown Charleston
This annual festival blends local flavors with top chefs, winemakers, artisans, authors, and food lovers from around the world. Eat and drink your way through downtown Charleston with dinners, wine tastings, workshops, excursions, and seminars. For a full event schedule and tickets, please visit charlestonwineandfood.com.
For the Thespian…
Got You Babe!
January 23 – February 24
34 West Theatre Company (5-minute walk)
Enjoy this live theatre production in which a Minnesota girl finds a job and a little more in a big city 1960’s department store. It’s Big Bang Theory meets Mad Men in this groovical from the creators of the sellout hit Groovy Kinda Love. For tickets, please visit 34west.org.
For the Fitness Fanatic…
Cupid’s Chase 5K
James Island County Park
Help Community Options, Inc. make a difference in the lives of people with disabilities by participating in their annual Cupid’s Chase 5K. Runners, walkers, and rollers (baby strollers and wheelchairs) are welcome. To register, visit the Community Options, Inc. website.
For the Concert Goer…
Diana Krall: Turn Up the Quiet World Tour
Gaillard Center (10-minute walk)
Hear Multi GRAMMY Award-winning jazz pianist and singer Diana Krall. Krall is the only jazz singer to have 8 albums debut at the top of the Billboard Jazz Albums chart. She has earned 5 GRAMMYs, 8 Juno Awards, and 7 multi-platinum, 3 platinum, and 9 gold albums. For tickets, visit gaillardcenter.com.
Gaillard Center (10-minute walk)
Sing along to your 80’s favorites like 1980 Song of the Year “Lost in Love” and “All Out of Love.” Air Supply has had a total of 7 Top 5 Singles, and their albums Lost in Love, The One That You Love, Now & Forever, and The Greatest Hits have sold in excess of 20 million copies. For tickets, visit gaillardcenter.com.
For the Sports Enthusiast…
2018 Carolina Challenge Cup
February 17, 21, 24
MUSC Health Stadium – Daniel Island
The Charleston Battery welcomes Major League Soccer’s Atlanta United, Columbus Crew SC, and Minnesota United FC. This year’s Challenge Cup will showcase MLS stars like Miguel Almiron (Atlanta United), Josef Martinez (Atlanta United), Justin Meram (Columbus Crew SC), Ola Kamara (Columbus Crew SC), and Kevin Molino (Minnesota United FC). For play times and tickets, visit charlestonbattery.com.
With all this going on, there’s never a bad time to visit Charleston, so take that much-deserved getaway now to the “World’s Best City” (Travel + Leisure). We know you’ll fall in love with Charleston just like we have.
We look forward to having you be our guest at The Charleston Chestnut Mansion!