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Some of the most common conditions that Softwave therapy treats include:

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Plantar Fasciitis

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Patella Tendinopathy

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Rotator Cuff Pain

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Tennis Elbow

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Softwave Therapy for Plantar Fasciitis in Sullivan's Island, SC

When you get up in the morning and go to the bathroom to brush your teeth, do you notice a stabbing, sharp pain near your heel? Does the pain go away once you have a chance to walk around? If so, you could have plantar fasciitis. According to the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, this painful condition is quite common. About two million people suffer from plantar fasciitis every year, and almost 10% of all people will experience the condition at least once in their life.

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What is Plantar Fasciitis?

This common foot issue happens when the plantar fascia - a fan-shaped tissue near your heel - gets inflamed. The plantar fascia is a thick strip of connective tissue that links your toes to your heel bone, helping to preserve the arch of your foot. When this band is strained, it causes intensely sharp pain, usually in the morning when you wake up and plant your feet on the floor.

Most folks ignore plantar fasciitis because the pain eventually goes away throughout the day. However, if left untreated, plantar fasciitis can lead to weakness and chronic pain, which may affect daily walking.

Some causes of plantar fasciitis include:

  • Playing Sports
  • Standing or Working on Feet for Long Periods of Time
  • Working or Exercising on Hard Floor Surfaces
  • Exercising Without Stretching
  • Wearing Shoes with Minimal Foot Support
  • Long Periods of Standing or Walking Barefoot

Do Traditional Treatment Options Work?

The short answer to this question is not really. Patients with plantar fasciitis will ice the affected area with little-to-no relief since they spend so much time on their feet. It's hard to rest an achy heel if you've got a job that requires you to be on your feet. Anti-inflammatory meds like Advil don't work all that well, either. They may provide temporary pain relief, but in terms of a long-term solution, taking these drugs will cause major side effects.

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The Benefits of Shockwave Therapy for Plantar Fasciitis in Sullivan's Island, SC

When more conservative treatment options like ice and over-the-counter meds don't work, most doctors turn to ultra-expensive orthotics, steroid injections, or invasive surgery. For the average person, those options fail on all fronts, as they carry risks for side effects and may even cause the issue to worsen.

Instead of going under the knife or changing their daily routines, many people suffering from plantar fasciitis are turning to Softwave therapy for relief.

During a shockwave therapy session, our expert providers use a special probe to deliver pressure waves to inflamed tissue. These waves trigger natural healing processes causing new blood vessels to form. In turn, oxygen is supplied to the affected area, reducing inflammation and causing healthy cells to regenerate. Shockwave therapy also produces collagen, which is crucial for connective tissue health.

With just a few visits, many patients find long-term relief from plantar fasciitis without relying on strange drugs or harmful surgeries.

Softwave Therapy for Knee Pain in Sullivan's Island, SC

Living with knee pain is just miserable. From knee tendonitis to osteoarthritis, knee pain can prevent you from enjoying activities and affect your day-to-day life. Your knee is a joint comprised of cartilage, bone, ligaments, and fluids. Tendons and muscles within the knee help the joint move. When one of these crucial knee structures is hurt or compromised, it results in knee pain and long-lasting knee problems. This, in turn, leads to difficulty walking at best and debilitating knee issues at worse.

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What Causes Knee Pain?

If you're an active person or somebody who plays sports often, you're probably all too familiar with knee pain - especially common conditions like patellar tendinopathy. Also called "jumpers knee," this issue happens at the patellar tendon, which is found on the front of the knee just under the knee cap. When living with this condition, most patients experience pain around the kneecap or lower down on the leg around the tibia.

In addition to injuries and issues like jumper's knee, everyday wear and tear will cause knee pain over time. With time, this knee pain can develop into arthritis. If your knees are swollen, painful, or stiff, you may have arthritis in your knees. Regardless of the kind of knee pain you're experiencing, treatment options have been limited to agonizing surgeries and addicting pain medications. But that all changes with shockwave therapy for knee pain in Sullivan's Island, SC.

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The Benefits of Softwave Therapy for Knee Pain

Though no two knee pain problems are exactly the same, shockwave therapy has been shown to be highly effective for knee pain. In fact, many patients at Elite Healthcare Physical Medicine find relief after just one session. Many times, sessions can be completed in as little as 30 minutes. So if you want to find relief for knee pain on your lunch break, that's definitely possible.

As is the case with plantar fasciitis, Softwave therapy works by sending sound wave and low-energy impulses to the affected area of your knee. These pulses stimulate your body's healing factors, which can help regenerate and repair damaged tendons and tissues. Softwave therapy for knee pain is especially promising for people who have tried other treatments - like surgery and pain meds - with disappointing results.

Benefits include:

  • No Surgery
  • No Medications
  • Pain-Free Treatment
  • Long-Term Relief
  • Enhanced Range of Knee Motion
  • No Risks of Addiction
  • Short Treatment Sessions
  • Quick Relief

Does Shockwave Therapy for Knee Pain Really Work?

Several studies and reviews prove that Softwave therapy can be very beneficial for people suffering from knee pain problems like jumper's knee. A study involving 66 patients with knee pain found that they enjoyed a significant improvement in their reported pain levels with Softwave therapy. In fact, knee pain was reduced by nearly 50% after a single month. When combined with other regenerative and physical therapy treatments at Elite Healthcare Physical Medicine, your days of living with knee pain are numbered.

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Softwave Therapy for Shoulder Pain in Sullivan's Island, SC

Here's a fact for you to consider: Every joint that you have in your body plays a part in your day-to-day life. But when we think of joint issues, we typically jump to knee issues. However, your knees aren't the only joints in your body to go through wear and tear. Your shoulders experience just as much, if not more, wear and tear than your knees. We put a strain on our shoulders just about every time we use or move our arms. Our shoulders play a pivotal part in living a normal life. When they begin to deteriorate over time due to age or overuse, it creates a litany of painful problems.

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What Causes Shoulder Pain?

There are many causes of shoulder pain, like deterioration, inflammation, and trauma. Of the many painful shoulder conditions affecting Americans yearly, rotator cuff tendonitis and arthritis are very common. Also called calcific tendinitis, rotator cuff pain is caused by built-up calcium deposits on the shoulder's tendons, which connect your rotator cuff to nearby muscles and bones. This painful condition is usually linked to sports, like basketball and volleyball, or in professions requiring repetitive movements, like in the plumbing industry.

Some common symptoms of shoulder pain and rotator cuff tendinitis include:

  • Swelling
  • Weakness of the Arm
  • Limited Range of Motion
  • Shoulder Stiffness or Tenderness
  • Disturbed Sleep
  • Dull, Achy Pain

Though strengthening exercises and some medications provide temporary relief for shoulder pain, they're not meant as long-term solutions. Luckily, Softwave therapy for rotator cuff pain in Sullivan's Island, SC, can help.

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How Does Shockwave Therapy Heal Shoulder Pain?

Shockwave therapy has been shown to work wonders for shoulder pain. Low-intensity shockwaves break up calcium deposits and jumpstart your body's healing processes, stimulating blood flow and healthy cell growth. Shockwave treatment is especially effective for long-term shoulder pain since it releases stem cells, sends growth factors to the affected area, and boosts capillary production. Shockwave therapy has also been shown to break down scar tissue and eliminate trigger points, all of which decrease shoulder pain. This relief is most often long-lasting, unlike other treatments like medications and injections.

Does Softwave Therapy for Shoulder Pain Really Work?

Many studies support the efficacy of Softwave therapy for shoulder conditions like rotator cuff pain and calcific tendonitis of the shoulder. In a study of 84 patients living with long-term rotator cuff tendonitis, participants in the treatment group saw a significant decrease in the intensity of their shoulder pain. Another study related to shockwave therapy for calcific tendonitis found that 86.6% of patients experienced fewer calcifications.

If you're having to live with rotator cuff pain or another type of shoulder issue, choosing Softwave therapy may be your best course of action.

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Live a Pain-Free Life with Softwave Therapy from Elite Healthcare Physical Medicine

Whether you're sick of living with intense heel pain from plantar fasciitis, the mobility issues associated with knee pain, or the day-to-day struggles of rotator cuff degeneration, you'll find hope at Elite Healthcare Physical Medicine. Unlike some medical clinics, our team of doctors and specialists focus on an integrative, multidisciplinary approach to healing. Instead of relying on addictive medications and invasive surgeries, we prefer to address the underlying causes that our patients face.

We combine several all-natural pain relief therapies so that your shoulder pain, knee pain, joint pain, and foot pain go away for good. We resolve pain by using healing treatments that restore function and improve mobility for the long term. Our state-of-the-art regenerative medicine treatments, used hand-in-hand with proven chiropractic techniques, will stimulate your body's healing power from within. If your pain is related to muscles, nerves, and bones, our doctors can help you overcome discomfort, injury, or medical conditions affecting these systems.

If you've been unable to resolve your pain or have become dependent on painkillers to cope, Softwave therapy may be the natural solution you need. It all starts with a quick call to our office, so we can begin to understand your needs. When you come for your first visit, our doctors will find the personalized treatment you need so that you can manage your pain in a non-invasive and drug-free environment manner.

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Latest News in Sullivan's Island, SC

Charleston native and ‘Outer Banks’ star Madelyn Cline reveals favorite local places

The much-anticipated third season of the Netflix hit series “Outer Banks,” filmed in Charleston, is out now.To mark the occasion, Condé Nast Traveler released a video featuring one of the stars of the show, Charleston native Madelyn Cline, who plays “Pogue for Life” Sarah Cameron.In the video, Cline sips sweet tea while revealing some of her favorite pla...

The much-anticipated third season of the Netflix hit series “Outer Banks,” filmed in Charleston, is out now.

To mark the occasion, Condé Nast Traveler released a video featuring one of the stars of the show, Charleston native Madelyn Cline, who plays “Pogue for Life” Sarah Cameron.

In the video, Cline sips sweet tea while revealing some of her favorite places and dining experiences in the Lowcountry. (She admits she was late to work once, stuck in the drive-thru line to get sweet tea; you always squeeze the lemon in, she added.)

“I’m going to personally show you around Charleston,” the actress begins. “What makes Charleston a special place for me, for starters, I am from there, so it is home.”

Cline grew up in Goose Creek, and her family still lives in town.

Among Cline’s favorite spots are:

“Just talking about Charleston gets me really excited, and I hope you guys want to go check it out for yourself,” Cline says while wrapping up the video.

There are 10 episodes in Season 3 of “Outer Banks,” available for streaming on Netflix now.

The first day of spring will be here before we know it, and despite what our dear groundhog Punxsutawney Phil predicted, I’m hoping for warmer weather sooner than later.

This month, The Windjammer’s beach stage will be in full force with a variety of gigs, while other outdoor venues like Firefly Distillery and Credit One Stadium gear up for the spring and summer seasons.

While most shows remain indoors for the time being, we have a lot to look forward to. These March concerts are certainly on my radar, from Gladys Knight to Boyz II Men and everything in between.

Gladys Knight

WHAT: The “Empress of Soul” is coming to town and bringing with her a catalog of favorite hits, from “That’s What Friends Are For” to “Midnight Train to Georgia.”

WHEN: 7:30 p.m. March 2

WHERE: North Charleston Performing Arts Center, 5001 Coliseum Drive

PRICE: $72+

MORE INFO: northcharlestoncoliseumpac.com/events/detail/gladys-knight

Hip Hops: The Remix

WHAT: The Charleston Wine + Food Festival is presenting this show featuring Southern hip-hop group Nappy Roots and DJ BLord. There will be curated food and craft beers to go with the tunes.

WHEN: 7:30 p.m. March 3

WHERE: The Music Farm, 32 Ann St.

PRICE: $125 (all you can eat and drink)

MORE INFO: musicfarm.com/event/hip-hops-the-remix

Razor Braids w/ Tree Limbs and Catholics

WHAT: Brooklyn, N.Y.-based queer rock band Razor Braids will perform punk rock, while local bands Tree Limbs and Catholics open.

WHEN: 9 p.m. March 3

WHERE: Tin Roof, 1117 Magnolia Road

PRICE: $10

MORE INFO: citypapertickets.com/events/134096760/razor-braids-w-tba

Charleston The Band

WHAT: Local players Gavin Hamilton, Andy Greenberg, Noah Jones, Sean Bing and Tim Khayat will get together to play a gig that promises funk, soul, rock and jam.

WHEN: 10 p.m. March 8

WHERE: Charleston Pour House, 1977 Maybank Highway

PRICE: $10 advance, $15 day of show

MORE INFO: charlestonpourhouse.com/event/charleston-the-band

The Head and the Heart

WHAT: This indie folk-rock band behind hits “Rivers and Roads” and “Honeybee” will play the first of three shows at The Riviera Theater marking the venue’s one-year anniversary since reopening to the public. The followups will be Patrick Davis on March 24 and Andy Grammer on April 7. During all three shows, concessions will be 1939-era prices, an ode to the historic venue’s founding date (65 cent local and domestic beers and $1.10 glasses of wine).

WHEN: 8 p.m. March 11

WHERE: The Riviera Theater, 227 King St.

PRICE: $92.50+

MORE INFO: therivierachs.com/shows/the-head-and-the-heart

They Might Be Giants

WHAT: This “evening with” performance will feature They Might Be Giants’ breakthrough album “Flood” in its entirety, along with early favorites, career anecdotes and more from the art rock-meets-children’s music-meets-geek rock band from the ’80s.

WHEN: 8 p.m. March 12

WHERE: Charleston Music Hall, 37 John St.

PRICE: $35-$55

MORE INFO: charlestonmusichall.com/event/an-evening-with-they-might-be-giants

Voice of Harold: A Tribute to R.E.M.

WHAT: Mark Bryan of Hootie & The Blowfish will perform this tribute show to R.E.M., which also doubles as a St. Patrick’s Day party.

WHEN: 7 p.m. March 17

WHERE: Lo-Fi Brewing, 2038 Meeting Street Road

PRICE: $15-$25

MORE INFO: eventbrite.com/e/voice-of-harold-a-tribute-to-rem-feat-mark-bryan-of-hootie-the-blowfish-tickets-533986757767?aff=ebdsoporgprofile

Extra Chill Presents: Babe Club

WHAT: Local music blog Extra Chill will present a performance at The Royal American featuring three South Carolina acts. Electrifying and funktastic Leone & The Ascension and psychedelic escapist Leopard & The Diamond Sky will open for lush and luring pop outfit Babe Club.

WHEN: 9 p.m. March 18

WHERE: The Royal American, 970 Morrison Drive

PRICE: $10 cash at door

MORE INFO: theroyalamerican.com/schedule

Orange Doors w/ Monsoon and Cloutchaser

WHAT: Former marching band students will play eclectic hooks, featuring horns and all, with Charleston’s Orange Doors, while two-piece Athens, Ga., indie rock band Monsoon and two-piece Boone, N.C., instrumental math rock band Cloutchaser open the show.

WHEN: 8 p.m. March 19

WHERE: Music Farm, 32 Ann St.

PRICE: $15 advance, $19 day of show

MORE INFO: musicfarm.com/event/orange-doors

Cody Webb w/ Drew Dangerfield

WHAT: The Windjammer is already ramping up its outdoor shows as spring sneaks up on us (The Midnight City on March 3-4, Departure: Journey Tribute on March 17 and Everclear on March 31), but this one will take place indoors. This country concert will feature some local love: Cody Webb, the singer behind “She’s Carolina,” along with another South Carolina native who still resides in Charleston and performed at Darius Rucker’s Riverfront Revival Festival, Drew Dangerfield.

WHEN: 9 p.m. March 24

WHERE: The Windjammer, 1008 Ocean Blvd., Isle of Palms

PRICE: $10

MORE INFO: the-windjammer.com/event/cody-webb-with-drew-dangerfield-on-the-beach-stage

R.E.S.P.E.C.T Tribute Concert

WHAT: Tribute concert to and celebration of Aretha Franklin, featuring a live band and vocalists.

WHEN: 7:30 p.m. March 26

WHERE: Charleston Gaillard Center, 95 Calhoun St.

PRICE: $32+

MORE INFO: gaillardcenter.org/events/r-e-s-p-e-c-t

Boyz II Men

WHAT: This three-decades-and-running R&B group will play hits from “On Bended Knee” to “I’ll Make Love to You.” Bring your sweetheart, and feel the magic from these crooners.

WHEN: 8 p.m. March 30

WHERE: North Charleston Performing Arts Center, 5001 Coliseum Drive

PRICE: $69.75+

MORE INFO: northcharlestoncoliseumpac.com/events/detail/boyz-ii-men

3rd annual Drifter Fest

WHAT: This annual festival celebrates the late life of Bert Griggs, a live music fan and merch slinger behind Drifter Merch. Tishamingo and George Porter Jr. & Runnin’ Pardners will play along with Gavin Hamilton & Friends with Wallace Mullinax, Broken Speakers and Just Groove. A portion of proceeds go to Carolina Studios.

WHEN: 5 p.m. March 31-April 1

WHERE: The Refinery, 1640 Meeting Street Road

PRICE: $20 one-day, $35 weekend pass, $50 VIP one-day, $90 VIP weekend pass

MORE INFO: ticketweb.com/event/drifter-fest-the-refinery-tickets/12897335

Charlestonian 101: Our guide to becoming a Charleston, SC citizen

Picture this: You just moved to Charleston, SC and you need some help with the practicalities of life (we can’t just sit back and relax on Sullivan’s Island all day, unfortunately). That’s where we come in. Keep reading for Charlestonian 101, our guide to all things CHS citizenship.Voter registrationMake sure you’re eligible and registered to vote, find your polling location, and preview upcoming elections and sample ballots ...

Picture this: You just moved to Charleston, SC and you need some help with the practicalities of life (we can’t just sit back and relax on Sullivan’s Island all day, unfortunately). That’s where we come in. Keep reading for Charlestonian 101, our guide to all things CHS citizenship.

Voter registration

Make sure you’re eligible and registered to vote, find your polling location, and preview upcoming elections and sample ballots here.

Driver’s licenses and vehicle registration

New residents in need of an SC driver’s license will need to provide their social security number, proof of identity, citizenship, and date of birth, and two documents confirming their current physical SC address.

For dealer-purchased vehicles, titling and registration will be completed for you (generally). If your vehicle was purchased from an individual that holds the title, here’s what you’ll need to register your car in SC:

Find out what you need to transfer a plate or request a new one here. Initial registrations may be subject to title and registration fees.

Visit an SCDMV branch to obtain an SC driver’s license or register your vehicle.

Healthcare

Establishing yourself with a primary care provider is one of those things you’ll be glad you did when you need one. Reach out to the professionals at Roper St. Francis Healthcare, MUSC Health, or Palmetto Primary Care Physicians, to name a few. Pro tip: Websites like DocSpot filter physicians by location, patient reviews, insurance, language, and more.

School registration

Prepare your student for the school year by registering them with Charleston County School District (or Berkeley County School District). Here, you’ll find school districts based on your residential area,and elementary, middle, high, and charter schools within each of the eight constituent school districts. Use this map to find school options by zone.

Get details on Charleston County School District registration and enrollment here, including a required documentation list and registration link. For information on Charleston County’s private schools, check out this list.

Library card registration

If you think libraries are only for checking out the occasional book, think again. Register for a library card at your nearest Charleston County Public Library branch or online to take advantage of:

To get your card, you’ll need a photo ID and proof of address. Young adults ages 12-17 are eligible for a young adult library card, and those under the age of 12 can get a card with a parent or guardian’s signature.

Recycling

Thanks for thinking green. For everything you need to know about recycling in Charleston, from pickup days to container requests and accepted materials, check out this Charleston County Environmental Management page.

Utilities

Moving is exciting, but no one wants to unpack by candlelight. Establish your services with Dominion Energy by creating an account or updating your address in your existing account. Pro tip: Check out this info to learn how to manage seasonal bills.

Internet providers

No connectivity issues here. Check out some of the internet providers in the 843 below. Note: Service cost and availability may vary by location.

Having an SC driver’s license and an 843 area code may qualify you on paper, but you’re not officially a Charlestonian until you’ve taken part in some local fun.

Rooftop bars and restaurants

You haven’t properly enjoyed a Holy City skyline unless you’ve enjoyed a drink on a rooftop overlooking the hustle and bustle of our city with your closest friends. Did someone say golden hour photo op? Here are a few spots.

Live music

Live music and Charleston go together like peanut butter and jelly. There’s no shortage of local venues like Credit One Stadium, Music Farm, The Windjammer, and Pour House, so the chances of seeing your favorite artist live in action are pretty good. Take a look at upcoming concerts.

History

With historic buildings like “America’s First Museum” and “America’s first theater,” Charleston has its fair share of stories to tell through the yearswhich makes sense, given that the city dates back to 1670.

Explore our history coverage to learn about ghost stories, preservation efforts, and local landmarks, and check out these interesting facts about the Holy City’s past and quirks.

Is there something youre still left wondering about to get you properly established in the Holy City? Ask us your question and we’ll do our best to answer it for you, like a good neighbor.

Folly Beach residents vote to cap short-term rentals

FOLLY BEACH, S.C. (WCBD) – From 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Folly Beach residents voted to decide if a cap should be placed on the number of short-term rentals on the island.“This is our referendum vote today on whether to put a cap on short-term rentals,” Folly Beach resident Elton Culpepper said.There are currently more than 1100 active short-term rentals on the island, however the cap would limit that number to 800.“It was put in as an arbitrary number earlier on because basically that was at the time th...

FOLLY BEACH, S.C. (WCBD) – From 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Folly Beach residents voted to decide if a cap should be placed on the number of short-term rentals on the island.

“This is our referendum vote today on whether to put a cap on short-term rentals,” Folly Beach resident Elton Culpepper said.

There are currently more than 1100 active short-term rentals on the island, however the cap would limit that number to 800.

“It was put in as an arbitrary number earlier on because basically that was at the time the petition was proposed,” Folly Beach resident Ann Peets said.

The petition was proposed by a group of residents who go by Save Folly’s Future. They say the presence of too many short-term rentals has diminished their quality of life.

“Some of them work really well,” Peets said, “the landlords are great, and they really manage them well. But the downside of others is that the partying has gotten out of hand. We have people racing golf carts in the middle of the night. We have people lighting up fireworks in the street.”

They also believe the rentals put a lot of strain on the city’s resources and infrastructure.

“It adds stress to the traffic on the island,” Folly Beach resident Bubba Catoe said. “It adds stress to the municipal works; the trash pickup, the response from our public safety.”

But some residents are against the proposed cap because they believe it would adversely affect their home’s property value.

“This cap starts us on the progressive path to becoming Sullivan’s Island,” Culpepper said. “They want 800 now, then they want 600 later, 400, 200. Sullivan’s Island doesn’t have the uniqueness we have here at Folly Beach. I don’t want that type of lifestyle.”

Residents are hoping Tuesday’s election turns out in their favor.

“I’d like to see the vote be yes in favor of an investment short-term rental cap,” Catoe said.

“I’m very optimistic,” Culpepper said.

“We’re hoping for a yes vote to cap those investment short-term rentals going forward,” Peets said.

The unofficial election results provided by the Charleston County Board of Elections: 655 YES // 578 NO.

How to Throw a Perfect Bachelorette Party in Charleston

Charleston, South Carolina, with its Live Oaks draped with Spanish moss, spectacular sunsets, and historic charm, is one of the top destination wedding spots of all time, ...

Charleston, South Carolina, with its Live Oaks draped with Spanish moss, spectacular sunsets, and historic charm, is one of the top destination wedding spots of all time, according to The Knot. However, the last decade has also seen a steep rise in those celebrating their upcoming nuptials with a destination bachelor or bachelorette weekend in the southern city.

The bachelorette party is often easy to spot, wearing sashes or matching T-shirts as the team traipses down King Street, but there is much more to celebrate in Charleston than simply a night of barhopping (though we have you covered there too). In true Southern fashion, Charleston has a buffet table of options laid out for bachelorettes to sample. If you’re planning a Charleston bachelorette party, here are the places to eat, stay, and play for a weekend that is uniquely Charleston, and one that you can customize to your preferred bachelorette weekend style—no sashes required.

Eat

Eating is a cultural activity in Charleston—residents and visitors alike take it very seriously. Classic Lowcountry flavors shine in a variety of spots, from fluffy grab-and-go biscuits at Callie’s Hot Little Biscuit (which has locations on Upper King and in the City Market) to the always elegant Circa 1886, expertly helmed for more than 20 years by Chef Marc Collins, housed in the Wentworth Mansion on a residential block just a short stroll away from Colonial Lake.

For friends who are always eating off each other’s plates, Estadio is an easy choice, where the idea is to share all the tapas, from tuna crudo to deviled eggs and caviar, then order a porron—a traditional glass wine pitcher with a spout from Spain used to share wine with a group—to really get the party started. A stop at Rancho Lewis for spicy margaritas and some hearty Tex-Mex fare is decidedly smart pregaming if partying later is your pleasure, and its spacious dining room can easily accommodate larger groups.

Since the city has heartily embraced the oyster bar trend, there’s a lot in that salty vein from which to choose, including 167 Raw with its lovely (and often lively) courtyard on Lower King, and Rappahanock Oyster Bar, where, in addition to a rotating selection of oysters and raw bar offerings, Chef Kevin Kelly has satisfying, seasonal seafood dishes for those in the group who might prefer something such as baked clams with a coconut sauce to raw oysters.

Off-the-peninsula options for those considering beach days or boat days include Jack of Cups, serving up a funky Folly Beach vibe and plant-forward menu, and any of the many spots along Shem Creek for seafood, dolphin spotting, and plenty of photo opportunities. Out on Sullivan’s Island, The Obstinate Daughter is a crowd-pleaser for wood-fired pizzas, pastas, and whatever is the chef’s special, while Sullivan’s Fish Camp, one of the new kids on the block, promises —and delivers on—a retro vibe mixed with tiki-esque drinks and one seriously spot-on basket of fried local shrimp.

Stay

Where groups choose to stay in Charleston really does craft the experience since a beach vibe is very different from a downtown scene or resort move. The metro area has close to 20,000 hotel rooms, and knowing your party and your activity preferences can not only improve the trip experience for everyone, but give you more opportunities for walking versus ride-shares, more precious minutes by the pool, and more chances to be on time for any reservations and activities you have planned.

Sullivan’s Island, Fort Moultrie to host Carolina Day celebrations

The Town of Sullivan’s Island and Fort Moultrie are hosting Carolina Day events to commemorate the Battle of Sullivan’s Island that took place on June 28, 1776.The Town of Sullivan’s Island, along with Battery Gadsden Cultural Center, is hosting a morning event on June 25 to honor the historic Revolutionary War battle.Even though the entire conflict took place on the island and was one of the first great American victories of the Revolutionary War, little had been done on Sullivan’s Island to mark the ev...

The Town of Sullivan’s Island and Fort Moultrie are hosting Carolina Day events to commemorate the Battle of Sullivan’s Island that took place on June 28, 1776.

The Town of Sullivan’s Island, along with Battery Gadsden Cultural Center, is hosting a morning event on June 25 to honor the historic Revolutionary War battle.

Even though the entire conflict took place on the island and was one of the first great American victories of the Revolutionary War, little had been done on Sullivan’s Island to mark the event until 2019 when the town, along with Battery Gadsden Cultural Center, began to reestablish a commemoration to complement activities in downtown Charleston organized by the Palmetto Society. Since then the Sullivan’s Island event has grown steadily.

Carolina Day festivities on Sullivan’s Island will take place on the plaza in front of Town Hall on at 9 a.m. Activities will include raising of the Moultrie flag, a proclamation by Mayor Patrick O’Neil, participation by the Daughters of the American Revolution and a special speaker on the history of the battle.

An extra special treat will be the firing of a musket salute by members of the 2nd South Carolina Regiment, Col. Moultrie’s own unit. Invocation and benediction will be by Rev. Daniel Massie. Refreshments including doughnuts, coffee and orange juice will be served.

Everyone, including students of all ages, islanders both old and new, visitors and anyone interested in learning more about the first significant event in Sullivan’s Island history are encouraged to attend the ceremony on June 25.

Additionally, Fort Moultrie will celebrate the 246th anniversary of the Battle of Sullivan’s Island with events on June 25 and 26.

At Fort Moultrie from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., there will be living history soldiers in period uniforms, musket and cannon drills and firing demonstrations.

Visitors of all ages have the chance to experience the American Revolution through the life of a soldier at Fort Moultrie. The park entrance fee has been waived June 25.

Cannon demonstrations will be on Saturday at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m. and Sunday at 10 a.m. Musket demonstrations will take place on Saturday at 10 a.m., 12 p.m., 2 p.m. and Sunday at 12 p.m.

Patriots and Loyalists will be represented with the 2nd South Carolina Regiment and 33rd Regiment of Foot.

Fort Moultrie is located at 1214 Middle Street on Sullivan’s Island. The park represents the history of static seacoast defense in the United States, from the American Revolution to the end of World War II.

For more information call 843-883-3123 or visit www.nps.gov/fosu.

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