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Old January 29th, 2006, 08:17 PM
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Default Advice for the Port of Charleston?


We are leaving on our cruise from the Port of Charleston in February. Does anyone have any advice on parking, nearby hotels (maybe with free parking) general do's & don't's?

I've never been to Charleston OR on a cruise before, so this whole trip will be a new experience for me. Any suggestions will be appreciated. Thank's in advance!
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Old January 30th, 2006, 02:22 PM
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I was just in Charleston for Thanksgiving.

Parking is a hot commodity. There is a parking garage on Queen Street, but you will have to pay for it. I'm not sure if they have a weekly rate. I flew to Charleston and then taxied to my hotel, but there was a multi-level parking garage across from the Elliott House where I stayed.

I would check with the Chamber of Commerce and see if they can help you out with hotels that offer parking. Usually it won't be long-stay parking though. I had a Visitors Guide sent to me with alot of information you can get it on the their website.

Charleston is a wonderful town and if you have time, make sure you take the carriage ride around the town. The history and homes are wondeful.

I would recommend a couple of good restaurants, Magnolia's and 82 Queen Street.

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