A History With A Little Sand Between Your Toes

From historic homes to sandy beaches, Charleston offers something for everyone.

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LOWCOUNTRY BOIL —  Grab a big pot. Cut up several small red potatoes, add crab boil seasonings, fill the pot about half full with water and bring to a boil. After 7 to 8 minutes, add slices of smoked sausage and fresh corn. Wait a few more minutes, then toss in sa dozen shrimp. Cook 3 to 4 minutes more or until shrimp are pink, then drain and serve with cocktail sauce. Add a dash of Old Bay for a little sass.

Beaching It

As for the beach aspect of the trip, we couldn’t have been happier. Our house was inside Wild Dunes, an upscale, gated resort with golf and private beaches just a 15-minute drive from Charleston’s downtown historic district. By splitting the rental fee with friends, the cost for our share of the expenses was about the same as it would have been for a three-star hotel in Charleston. Wild Dunes is just one beach option. Use sites like VRBO.com to find rentals on Sullivan’s Island, Isle of Palms, and Folly Beach, too.

While the water in March was too cold for swimming, the girls didn’t care.           

They enjoyed hunting for shells and squishing sand between their toes. We spent long stretches on the screened-in deck facing the water, just taking in the breeze and scanning for dolphins playing in the surf.

All us agreed that our week in Charleston was pretty close to perfect. Don’t forget about this Southern jewel when looking for your next family adventure.



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