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.
Tanya Linam, Sales Manager, enjoys spending her days riding the trails at James Island County Park. There is also a climbing wall, paddle boats and high ropes course, and if it gets too hot, you can put on your bathing suit and head to the water slides at Splash Zone. The park is also home to the annual Holiday Festival of Lights celebration that starts mid November and runs through January 2nd. For great food, Tanya likes to go to one of the Taco Boy locations either on Folly Beach or downtown for a few tacos and a frozen screwdriver.
Sunset at the Pitt Street Bridge in the Old Village of Mount Pleasant is Executive Chef, Josh Woodruff's favorite experience, followed by dinner at Atlanticville restaurant on Sullivan's Island.
General Manager, Oliver Rooskens enjoys the Angel Oak Tree which signifies what Charleston is all about. History, elegance, and sustainability as the Angel Oak is over 1,500 years old. Fat Hen is Mr. Rooskens restaurant of choice because of it's original European recipes made with local produce. It is great food at affordable pricing.
Ashley Nguyen, Wedding Specialist, 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, National Sales Manager recommends a day trip to Irvine Vineyards on Wadamalaw Island, which is the only domestic winery in South Carolina. Shannon could'nt 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.
Heading out for a day on the water is the way Tracy Mitchell, Director of Sales and Marketing, likes to spend her time. Whether fishing or pulling up to Morris Island to search for shells, there are always friendly people on the water. For a fine dining experience, Chef Sean Brock at McCrady's won't disappoint, and they have a fabulous wine list.
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.
For a truly local adventure on the water that also gets you food for the night, Harbormaster, Stan Jones, like to go "shrimpin" in the harbor and various inlets in the area. For a Lowcountry homemade feel, Okra Grill serves up some of the best dishes that take you back to your family kitchen.
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 Charlestonians. 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, Katie Hoessle, enjoys all of the outdoor adventures that Charleston has to offer. Kayaking the Stono River to Bird Key, a maritime bird sanctuary, is one of Mrs. Hoessle's favorite outdoor destinations. For a relaxing dinner after a long day of paddling, Katie enjoys the best Shrimp and Grits at Fleet Landing in downtown Charleston.