Things To Do
Experience Charleston Like the Locals Do
Charleston Harbor Resort & Marina has taken time to ask our management team about their experiences in Charleston and the surrounding areas, as well as favorite places to eat. Below are small tidbits of what we (locals) like to experience, and we hope you enjoy them too.
General Manager, Oliver Rooskens, enjoys the Angel Oak Tree, which signifies what Charleston is all about: history, elegance, and sustainability. The Angel Oak is over 1,500 years old. Fat Hen is Mr. Rooskens restaurant of choice because of its original European recipes made with local produce. It is great food at affordable pricing.
Ashley Nguyen, Sales Manager, likes to take her miniature Sheltie, Maddox, on long walks on Sullivan’s Island beach. The Post House in Mt. Pleasant is her favorite place for brunch on Sundays.
Shannon Hartman, Director of Sales, recommends a day trip to Irvine Vineyards on Wadamalaw Island, which is the only domestic winery in South Carolina. Shannon couldn’t decide on just one favorite restaurant so she gave us two; Lucca Trattoria for some of the finest Italian food in town, and FIG for seasonally-inspired cuisine, prepared with local and sustainable food. Both are located in downtown Charleston.
Daniel Herrmann, Reservations Manager, likes to venture out to Cypress Gardens for a relaxing canoe ride through the swamp. This was one of the locations where the movie The Patriot was filmed, as well as parts of Ace Ventura 2. For a casual and kid-friendly place for a good seafood meal, Daniel likes Gilligan’s.
Director of Rooms, Sara Goodwin, likes to meet her friends after work at Long Point Grill. She says the daily specials are great. When she is not at work, Sara enjoys bike riding.
Mabel Vickers, Director of Housekeeping, likes to get away from the hustle and bustle of downtown and heads to Azalea Park in historic Summerville for a game of tennis or to just to take in the wonderful smells of the blossoming trees. Mabel loves to grab a bit to eat after a tennis match at Continental Corner Greek Restaurant, which is also located in Summerville.
Kelley Poe, Marina Sales Manager, spends his free time boating and fishing the waters surrounding the Charleston area and lowcountry, as well as hunting in the up country. When he is not on a boat or in the woods, you can find him enjoying our fresh local seafood at Seewee Restaurant, or listening to great local music at Awendaw Green.
Our Recreation Manager, Amy Smith, enjoys playing under the Oak trees and along the beach with her Golden Retriever, Ella. If she's not running the fun for the resort, she's surf kayaking or paddle boarding in one of the many waterways in the area. A local favorite, as well as Amy's, is The Mustard Seed, which offers fresh ingredients, homemade soups and desserts, healthy vegan and vegetarian dishes, and more than a few exotic twists on Lowcountry and Southern fare. Make sure to say hey to Amy while checking out all the activities planned throughout your stay.