The Charleston Area

"I'm going to Charleston," Rhett Butler said to Scarlett O'Hara in Gone With the Wind. "I want to see if somewhere there isn't something left in life of charm and grace."

historic charleston home To know Charleston is to love Charleston. One can not help but be captivated by her history and enamored by her beauty. Blessed with an abundance of unique ante-bellum architecture, this gracious city holds tightly to her rich traditions and elegant style.


For those staying in Charleston, we have put together a list of some things you may be interested in checking out while you are here.
Places to Eat
There are plenty of great places to eat all within walking distance of The Mills House or a short drive from the Spring Hill Suites. These are just a few of our favorites.
Blossom Cafe Contemporary restaurant offering American cuisine with a Mediterranean influence; located on East Bay Street, just off Market Street.
California Dreaming Within walking distance of the Spring Hill Suites, this is a casual restaurant with good salads and tasty ribs.
Club Habana For the cigar and martini lover, this is a must. In addition to the fact we gave the place a reputation, they have light hors devours and are open until 2AM.
Mellow Mushroom Located at 309 King Street, a nice walk from The Mills House, this casual pizzeria tosses a great pizza pie and provides a hip and relaxing social enviornment!
Vincenzo's Ristorante Located at 232 Meeting Street, about 3 blocks from The Mills House, offers authentic Italian food and serves all day.
There are also plenty of great places to eat in the Market area if you are just looking for a quick snack or a light bite.
For links to more restaurants, check out the ODP Restaurant Guide.
Things to See
The Preservation Society of Charleston's Annual Fall Festival of Homes Self guided, self paced walking tours will be available during these dates on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings from 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM.
Tour Guides We are planning carriage rides for everyone Friday morning but this is a list of places offering ghost walks, carriage, and bus tours of the town.