Charleston, SC Labor Day Singles Weekend
30s - 40s -50s & Active 60 Year Olds
August 30 - September 3,
Join Best Single Travel as we travel to a time where men were
notably gallant, women were Southern belles, and slaves worked the land to support the lavish lifestyles of
their owners. From the beautiful landscape to its rich history and
wonderful music, visit Charleston, South Carolina this Labor Day Weekend.
Charleston Labor Day Singles Weekend Itinerary
August 30 - Thursday - Arrive Charleston, SC
Your singles weekend begins when you land in Charleston Airport (CHS) and take a
shuttle to our hotel, Kings Inn, a garden oasis in the heart of the city.
Built in 1853, Kings Courtyard Inn is one of the most historic Charleston Bed and Breakfast Inns. The building is
one of King Street's largest and oldest structures, and has had many uses in the 150 year existence-high quality
shops, private residences, and at one time, the upper floors were used as a hotel catering to plantation owners,
shipping interests and merchant guests.
Let's meet at 4:00pm and clippity clop our way back to Colonial times with a horse-drawn carriage tour that will
reveal 300 + years of history including antebellum mansions, churches, and cobblestone streets.
August 31 - Friday - A Day on the Ashley
A National Historic Landmark, Middleton Place is a
carefully preserved 18th-century plantation that has survived revolution, Civil War, and earthquake. During
our Guided House Tour we will view the former home of four important generations of Middletons. One Middleton
signed the Declaration of Independence, putting the country together; another signed the Ordinance of
Secession tearing the country apart. Stroll the formal gardens and visit the stable yards during our
self-guided tour time at the plantation.
Tonight we enjoy a Charleston Harbor Sunset Blues and BBQ Cruise, aboard the Carolina Belle. A fun filled evening
with the Lowcountry's best blues and catered by Charleston's best BBQ restaurant, Fiery Ron's Home, awaits us. We
will enjoy the blues musical stylings of Gary Erwin (aka Shrimp City Slim) and his rockin band!
September 1 - Saturday - Museum Mile / Charleston City Market
Put on your walking shoes as we explore Charleston’s Museum Mile. featuring 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. Discover Charleston’s
military and cultural history during the tumultuous time of the Civil War through period art, architecture, and
artifacts. Admission to the following is included:
- The Aiken-Rhett House -showcases urban life in antebellum Charleston. Built in 1820 and greatly
expanded by Gov. and Mrs. William Aiken, Jr. in the 1830s and 1850s, the house has survived virtually unaltered
- The Charleston Museum – City Under Siege, the Museum’s Civil War exhibition, provides a rich
overview of events in and around Charleston from secession to 1865.
- The 1825 Edmondston-Alston House, was used by General PGT Beauregard to watch the Bombardment of
Fort Sumter on April 12, 1861. General Robert E. Lee found refuge in the house during the Great Fire of
- Gibbes Museum of Art -Paintings
in The Charleston Story explore the people, places, and events that have shaped the culture and history of
the city and the South as a whole.
Free time to shop and explore the Charleston City Market, a central part of life in Charleston for over 200
years. Strolling through the Market you will encounter a wide assortment of vendors selling high quality products
including paintings, pottery, Charleston's famous sweetgrass baskets, and more!
September 2 - Sunday - Fort Sumter / Boone Plantation - Bluegrass Festival
This morning we board a relaxing 30 minute cruise
through Charleston's historic harbor out to Fort Sumter. The tour is fully narrated and explains many points
of interest and historic significance. :earn about the major events which led to the outbreak of America's
most bloody war, the Civil War. At Fort Sumter National Park, historians will provide detailed information
about Fort Sumter and its pivotal role in the War between the States. There is a museum with fascinating
exhibits and a small gift shop for your enjoyment. After one hour at the Fort, we will cruise back to port,
enjoying panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean and Charleston's bustling harbor.
This afternoon we visit Boone Hall Plantation, America's most photographed plantation. Boone Hall is also one of
America's oldest working, living plantations and has been continuously growing and producing crops for over 320
After exploring the plantation we will stay
for the BBQ and Bluegrass Festival, a popular Lowcountry Labor Day Weekend favorite.There is always a wide
variety of delicious BBQ available to purchase and enjoy. This year, Piggly Wiggly will present under "The Big
Tent" a number of festivities and demonstrations that will add to the already popular list of events being
featured throughout the day. There will be plenty of fun and entertainment and a Zambelli Fireworks Show at
the end of the day.
September 3 - Monday - Depart Charleston
Morning at leisure for last minute shopping and exploring before check out at
Transfer to the airport according to your flight schedule. Say farewell to all your new travel friends as a another
great singles weekend comes to an end.
Charleston, SC Labor Day
August 30 - September 3,
Price - $1,159*
* Round-trip transfer: Airport / Hotel / Airport
* 4-Nights Accommodations
* 4-Breakfasts / 1-Dinner
* All activities and admissions listed above
* Airport/Hotel Transfers (on Tour Dates Only)
* Singles Travel Hostess
* Airfare to Charleston
* Tips - $40 - collected the first day of the trip
*Double Occupancy - Best Single Travel provides
Roommate Matching Service on all our vacations, so there is never a need to pay a single
supplement. If you decide to room solo it is $600 extra.