Explore Charleston, South Carolina, and its Atlantic coastal character, homes and colonial architecture with the new Essential Charleston Passport. This all-in-one collection of the city’s 300-year history condenses into a simple and cost-effective transaction by Charleston Heritage Federation, providing visitors with the chance to discover the city’s stories and have a deeper understanding of its complicated history.
The passport includes admission to three museums, including America’s first museum, The Charleston Museum, as well as five historic houses. These houses stand centuries on, enduring wars and witnessing important moments in United States history. Visiting these buildings entails telling the stories of the lives of those who dwelled there, especially about the hardships and torments faced by the enslaved.
Another site included in the passport takes visitors to America’s oldest landscaped gardens. Different passports focus on different interests. The Explorer passport brings visitors to eight sites over the course of five consecutive days, including Edmonston-Alston House and the SC Historical Society Museum. The Enthusiast passport covers places like Gibbes Museum of Art, Nathaniel Russel House and Aiken-Rhett House.
Those who purchase a passport save up to 50 percent on individual site tickets. The passport also saves visitors time worrying about purchasing individual tickets from each website, allowing for more time to explore the city. For an additional fee, visitors can choose to visit one or both (Drayton Hall and Middleton Place) to learn about the houses’ history of race, culture, family and preservation.
Immerse yourself in the incredible history, culture, cuisine and undeniable beauty of the Old World on a Celebrity European cruise vacation. Whether you’re traveling in the beautiful Mediterranean or visiting the iconic cities of Northern Europe, there are plenty of ways to embrace the best of everything in the region.
The peak fall foliage for Michigan typically lasts all through the month of October, with a shortened fall foliage season in the Upper Peninsula, but nearly month-long fall colors elsewhere. For some of the best (and most convenient) spots to take in the fall foliage, head to Grand Rapids and the surrounding areas, where leaf peeping and spectacular scenery lie within easy reach of the city center.
Start planning that long-awaited trip to the island of Ireland. With all travel restrictions now lifted, there has never been a better time to visit.
If you're not familiar with Mint House yet, this brand is a bit of a mixed concept combining homestays and hotels for all the things you love about both, with none of the things you hate. While there are no room key cards and no room service, you do get huge rooms (that often include a kitchen), 24/7 digital concierge service, access to fitness centers, common spaces and more. And now, the brand offers its guests some seriously unique (and sometimes strange) amenities.