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, Front Office 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.
William McCoy, Maintenance Manager, prefers to spend his time outdoors at Palmetto Islands County Park where you can rent bikes and ride the park trails, or bring your bathing suit and relax on the lazy river at Splash Island. A great neighborhood restaurant is Capriccio Restaurant, where they serve Old World Italian cuisine in a quaint environment.
Anita Holly, Catering Sales Manager, enjoys falling further and deeper in love with the people in Charleston, voted the Friendliest City in the United States by Travel and Leisure Magazine. Miss Holly takes pleasure in meeting and speaking with every native, tourist, and transplant Charlestonian. Whether it’s chatting it up with one of our guests while strolling down our beautiful boardwalk, or meeting a new face at one of our famous Oyster Roasts or Party at the Point, Anita believes the best part of this city is the people.
Our Recreation Manager, Kendal DeGreef, enjoys spending time with her nephew, Hudson, as well as exploring the Charleston area and finding new and exciting things to do. One of Kendal's new favorite activities is paddle boarding on historic Shem Creek. On her days off, Kendal heads to Sullivan's Island, where she enjoys relaxing on the beach and great food from Salt, one of her favorite restaurants.