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Merrykalia

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Posted: 06/02/18 03:52pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Another vote for James Island County Park CG. We loved it, our daughters AND dogs loved it. They have a fabulous dog park.


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Plantation Oaks campground. Dock St. Theater. Excellent plays. Battery park, all the area around there. Calhoun Mansion. Stellas greek restauarant, 114 st. phillip st. Middleton Place plantation and gardens.

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Posted: 06/02/18 10:42pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

JICP is our favorite park there.

Patriots Point is fantastic if you like WW2 history, we go almost everytime we are there.

Downtown Charleston is great to walk/bike and see the old houses. Folly Beach is fun. Mt Pleasant is great (get breakfast at Pages Okra Grill... amazing!). Lots of great beaches out that way too. We love Sullivans Island beach, I think it's a county park.

Lots of fun stuff down there. I would just wander around if it was my first trip. Lots to see and do and it's all gorgeous!!!


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We enjoy visiting Charleston, but have never stayed there.

So many things to see and do. In addition to those mentioned, Patriot's point, on the Mt. Pleasant side is where tours to Ft Sumpter leave plus is the location of the USS Yorktown, a WWII aircraft carrier open for tours.

Back across the river is the SC Aquarium, not large, but good for an afternoon. Also in town is is the Charleston City Market, The Old Exchange and Provost building, Rainbow Row, and for fans of Gershwin - the original Catfish Row, originally called Cabbage Row. There are many walking and riding tours - info at the visitor's center.

There are a number of museums, several devoted to the history of slavery in the area and some covering the Civil War. One unique museum is the home of the CSS Hunley. The first manned submarine. I've not toured it, but they have on display the actual sub that was recovered in Charleston Harbor.

Charleston is a food lovers mecca. For a taste of low country cooking in a casual down home place try Jestine's Kitchen. Another one of my favorites and the best shrimp and grits I've ever tried is Poogan's Porch. If you venture across the river to visit Ft Sumpter, head of Hwy 17 to try Jack's Cosmic Dogs. Excellent hot dogs and I think they still have real barrel root beer.

Go and enjoy.


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I have only been there 1 time and that was many years ago, but the visit to Patriots point is worth the trip. My Uncle Dave served on the USS Yorktown many years ago during WWII. Going on the submarine was great. never never never would I want to be on one.


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Many years ago my Uncle Dave, who was a career Navy, at the time he was on the USS Oriskany took me aboard and showed me the carrier. What a time.

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Posted: 06/03/18 09:00pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

James Island CP
Oak Plantation.
The KOA near Summerville is a dump.
Eat downtown at Hymans Seafood and for a great sandwich, East Bay Deli, several in the area.
See the normal tourist traps but the Charleston Museum and the Aquarium are great.





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Just left Oak Plantation. if booking there please ask for a site in the tree,s if not you will bake. also Traffic is Terrible terrible or worse.

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Here's excellent reading and also their campground review. They travel(ed) in a 40' motorhome with a dog.

https://wheelingit.us/?s=charleston

Look at the top to click on their other park reviews - with pictures and extensive descriptions across the country.


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James Island County Park is our first choice, then Mt. Pleasant KOA...Tour downtown Charleston, the SC Aquariam, Patriots Point, and Fort Sumpter...If you stay at JICP, head toward Folly Beach and stop at Locklears Seafood for great local seafood.

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Quick question, for anyone with a big class A or large 5th wheel. I have been going to James Island Park since the early 2000's but I quit taking the Riverland Dr route because those trees scared the heck outa me. The way I have been going in (near the Wal Mart on 171) isn't much better but the trees are smaller. Has anybody driven their coach down Riverland lately and did you have any issues?

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