Halloween in Charleston

 

Getting into the spooky spirit is not hard to do in the Holy City, which enjoys a particularly haunted history. If you’re looking for a wicked good time this Halloween, check out these five hot spots that are downright chilling:

 

Charleston Ghost Tours by Bulldog Tours

Bulldog Tours is Charleston’s best walking tour company, offering exclusive access to many of the city’s most infamous and haunted sites. You can find a list and description of all the haunted tours they offer on their website. Honestly, you can’t go wrong with any of them. Click here for more information.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Photo: Bull Dog Tours website)

 

 

Boone Hall Fright Nights

Known for its beauty and timeless appeal, all four attractions at Boone Hall at this time of year —The Farmhouse, The Clearing, The Corn and The Woods — are designed to satisfy the need for a good scare. Even the seasonally on point website can give you goosebumps! Click here for more information.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Photo: Boone Hall Fright Nights Facebook)

 

USS Yorktown Ghost Tour

Come aboard the famous “Fighting Lady” for an exclusive guided walking ghost tour that explores the unexplained mysteries of the historic ship docked in Charleston Harbor. Click here for more information.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Photo: USS Yorktown Facebook)

 

Night of the Crawling Dead by BarCrawls.com

This Halloween bar crawl promises to drag all the creeps and ghouls through Charleston’s greatest haunts, stopping at bars and pubs for a howling good time that’s cover-free and overflowing with drink specials. Click here for more information.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Photo: Bar Crawls Facebook)

 

Trick or Treat in the Park

The City of Charleston Recreation Department is hosting its annual Trick or Treat in the Park near the lagoon area at the Hampton Park. Local businesses, city departments and organizations will show off their most magical car-decorating skills and give away candy. The kiddies will also be enchanted by the hay rides, jump castles, live music, games, arts and crafts and more. Click here for more information.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Photo: City of Charleston Facebook)

 

 

6 Must-try Spots for Brunch in Charleston

Brunch tine is arguably everyone’s favorite time of the week. And in Charleston, there are a plethora of restaurants offering up delicious versions of this weekend hybrid meal. Here are our picks for must-try brunch spots in Charleston!

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492

Whether you dine inside or on their ivy-lined outdoor patio, 492’s gorgeous setting levels up the brunch experience. The Sunday brunch menu is full of mouthwatering favorites, such as the double cheeseburger with pastrami and challah French toast with maple and berry compote. Pair that with a handcrafted cocktail and you got yourself the perfect brunch fix.

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82 Queen
Since 1982, 82 Queen has been a favorite for locals and tourists alike. Nestled in the Historic French Quarter, the restaurant offers an eclectic variety of brunch options in a storybook setting. We recommend house favorites like barbecue shrimp and grits and the Southern fried chicken and biscuits.

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Husk

Chef Sean Brock’s farm-to-table restaurant is renowned for Southern standards done up with the utmost care. The rotating menu features a wide variety of options, ranging from sweet to savory, but mainstays like shrimp and grits, bloody marys and cured meats are what put Husk on the map for brunch.

Jasmine Porch at The Sanctuary

Kiawah Island might be a bit off the beaten path, but Jasmine Porch at The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort makes it worth the drive. Every Sunday, the popular Jazz Buffet Brunch is highlighted by delicious Lowcountry food and spectacular views of the Atlantic Ocean. The menu features local seafood and produce as well as house-made charcuterie and Sanctuary chefs specialities.

 

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Lowcountry Bistro

As its name might suggest, this casual yet classic eatery serves up traditional Lowcountry cooking — but with a twist. Located across the street from Charleston City Market, Lowcountry Bistro combines familiar Southern comfort foods with Creole and French flavors. Try the chicken and waffles with pecan butter and vanilla and bacon cornbread waffle with a bourbon reduction. Pair it with one of their signature cocktails like the Market Street sangria for the ultimate experience.

The Darling Oyster Bar
If you love a seafood and brilliant bloody Marys, The Darling Oyster Bar is a must. The charming restaurant serves up some of the freshest — you guessed it — oysters in town. Non-seafood lovers will have plenty to choose from as well, from French toast to omelettes served with potato casserole.