Charleston has one of the most beautiful landscapes in the country. Located on the low country of South Carolina, Charleston has both beautiful beach front landscaped and gorgeous flowered swamplands. If you want a beautiful view of the Charleston Harbor, stay at the Andrew Pinckney Inn, a historic downtown Charleston hotel. The Andrew Pinckney Inn’s rooftop terrace allows visitors a stunning view of the harbor and downtown Charleston.
If you love blooming flowers and farm animals then make a stop at Magnolia Plantation next time you are in Charleston. Magnolia Plantation is located on Ashley River Road on the northern side of Charleston. This gorgeous colonial era plantation was founded in 1679 by Thomas and Ann Drayton. The plantation grew in wealth and size and was used to harvest rice prior to the American Revolution. The early gardens at Magnolia Plantation were established in the late 17th century but would not really flourish until after the Civil War. The gardens were first opened to the public in 1870 and saved the failing plantation from ruin. The Plantation was subsequently added to the National Register of Historic Places sometime later. Admission to Magnolia Plantation gives you access to the sprawling gardens full of azaleas and lush trees, access to the large maze by the plantation house, a petting zoo, the conservatory featuring semi-tropical plants, and the Old African American Cabin. There are also various guided tours you can take for an additional price including the Plantation House Tour, Nature Train and Slavery to Freedom Tour. Kids and adults will enjoy spending the day at Magnolia Plantation walking through the beautiful scenery.
Make sure to book your stay at Andrew Pinckney Inn and make the short drive to spend the day at Magnolia Plantations. The Andrew Pinckney Inn’s luxury Charleston accommodations will give you the opportunity to unwind and relax after a long day of sight-seeing around Charleston.