ABOUT

The History of 292 King Street

 

Located in the heart of Charleston’s Historic District, 292 King Street was originally built in 1834. The original building fell victim to Charleston’s Great Fire of 1838, but was immediately rebuilt, re-using a common wall that had survived the fire. In the early 1900’s, the building was remodeled in the Art Modern style of the time, elements of which can still be seen in its facade.

The Quarters on King

 

Today, 292 King Street is home to The Quarters on King. The upgraded interior features luxury suites with modern amenities, including spacious bedrooms, complete kitchens, and contemporary common areas. Smaller units are perfect for couples and professionals, while larger units are well suited for wedding parties, families, and extended stays.

About Charleston, South Carolina

Charleston is the oldest and second-largest city in South Carolina and was founded as Charles Town—honoring King Charles II of England—in 1670.

Known for its rich history, well-preserved architecture, distinguished restaurants, and mannerly people, Charleston is a popular tourist destination and has received a large number of accolades, including “America’s Most Friendly [City]” by Travel + Leisure in 2011 and in 2013 and 2014 by Condé Nast Traveler, and also “the most polite and hospitable city in America” by Southern Living magazine In 2016, Charleston was ranked the “World’s Best City” by Travel + Leisure.

ANNUAL EVENTS

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LOWCOUNTRY OYSTER FESTIVAL – January

Held every January, the world’s largest oyster festival serves up some 80,000 pounds of oysters on the grounds of Boone Hall Plantation in Mount Pleasant. For those leery of the succulent bivalves, the food court provides a variety of other bites as well as beer and wine.
charlestonrestaurantassociation.com/lowcountry-oyster-festival

SOUTHEASTERN WILDLIFE EXPO – February

This three-day celebration of wildlife takes place in downtown Charleston, and most venues are walking distance from The Quarters on King. It is held in mid-February every year, so be sure to bring your Valentine! sewe.com
CHARLESTON FASHION WEEK – March
Showcased in March in historic Marion Square, Charleston Fashion Week features up-and-coming designers and models while raising funds for area charitable and philanthropic organizations.
charlestonfashionweek.com
WINE + FOOD FESTIVAL – March
Early March every year is dedicated to celebrating Charleston’s food culture, rich in tradition and James Beard Award winning chefs. This five-day festival is a tasty treat for would-be chefs, wine aficionados, and food enthusiasts.
charlestonwineandfood.com
COOPER RIVER BRIDGE RUN – March / April
This annual spring event brings world-class runners to Charleston to compete for a $10,000 prize in a 10K race. With the starting line in Mount Pleasant, runners traverse the Arthur Ravenel, Jr. Bridge and cross the finish line in downtown Charleston.
bridgerun.com
FESTIVAL OF HOUSES AND GARDENS – March / April
A tradition for more than half a century, historic Charleston’s house and garden tour is the perfect way to see the city’s architecture and gardens. Southern hospitality is a reality when homeowners open their doors to guests who tour some of the country’s most beautiful historic homes, many several hundred years old.
historiccharleston.org/events/annual-festival-of-houses-and-gardens

 

FAMILY CIRCLE CUP – April
A premier WTA event is the Family Circle Cup, held in April on nearby Daniel Island. Chris Evert, Martina Navratilova, Steffi Graf, Venus Williams, and Serena Williams are just a few of the athletes who have competed in one of the biggest events in women’s tennis.
familycirclecup.com
DIG SOUTH – April / May
In late April/early May, Charleston becomes Silicon Valley for a five-day festival for techies. DIG SOUTH is a conference for all things tech and tech-related, with presenters, industry showcases, and the opportunity for start-ups to tout their innovations.
digsouth.com
GRADUATIONS – May
With several colleges and universities located in Charleston, commencement is a big weekend for graduates and their families. Most ceremonies are held in May, and some have December exercises as well.
SPOLETO FESTIVAL – May / June
For 17 days in spring, Charleston comes alive with the performing arts ‐ opera, theater, dance, chamber music, symphony, choral music, and jazz. The stages are set in the city’s historic theaters, churches, and outdoor venues for the more than 150 performances in this internationally known event.
spoletousa.org

 

TASTE OF CHARLESTON – September
Historic Boone Hall Plantation in Mount Pleasant is home to the Lowcountry’s culinary event of the year, The Southern Living Taste of Charleston. For three days, nibblers can enjoy delectable samplings from more than 50 Charleston restaurants. Other highlights include beer tasting, live music, a waiters’ race, and children’s events.
charlestonrestaurantassociation.com/taste-of-charleston
MOJA ARTS FESTIVAL – September / October
In early fall, Charleston welcomes its popular multidisciplinary festival that celebrates African-American and Caribbean arts. MOJA Arts Festival showcases a rich variety of visual arts, dance, gospel, jazz, poetry, rhythm & blues, storytelling, theater, children’s activities, crafts, and food in a myriad of downtown venues.
mojafestival.com
HOLIDAY FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS
November / December
In November and December, young and old delight in the more than 700 displays and 2 million lights in the Holiday Festival of Lights at James Island County Park. Recognized around the world, the festival was featured as the only U.S. event in Moscow’s Festival of Festivals and has been named to “top” lists by several organizations nationwide.
ccprc.com/1546/Holiday-Festival-of-Lights

ATTRACTIONS

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CARRAIGE TOURS

  • Old South Carraige Company
    14 Anson Street
    Charleston, SC 29401
    (843) 723-9712
    www.oldsouthcarraigetours.com
  • Carolina Polo & Carriage Company
    181 Church Street & 45 Pickney Street
    Charleston, SC 29401
    (843) 577-6767
    www.cpcc.com
  • Palmetto Carriage Tours
    8 Guignard Street
    Charleston, SC 29401
    (843) 723-8145
    palmettocarraige.com

HISTORIC WALKING TOURS

CULINARY TOURS

RESTAURANTS

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American

MCCRADY’S
Acclaimed spot for high-concept, locally sourced American food in an intimate, brick-walled setting.www.mccradysrestaurant.com
FIG
Elevated takes on Southern classics, cooked with seasonal ingredients, in an upscale-bistro setting.www.eatatfig.com
GOAT SHEEP COW
A European-style fromagerie offering artisanal cheeses and charcuterie, locally baked fresh breads, olives, nuts and assorted gourmet pantry items.www.goatsheepcow.com
THE ALLEY CHARLESTON
Entertainment destination in downtown Charleston with a 150+ seat restaurant, 8 lanes of bowling & 3 separate bars. The Alley also features multiple flat screen TV’s, 160″ projection screens, classic arcade games, skeeball, pinball, an outdoor seating area with air hockey & ping pong, and an 85 space parking lot.
BLOSSOM
Stylish eatery serving simple yet inspired Lowcountry dishes plus wood-fired pizzas & small plates.www.magnolia-blossom-cypress.com
CRU CAFE
Refined takes on American comfort food served in a charming, old yellow house with a patio.www.crucafe.com
CYPRESS
Refined, creative American fare in contemporary environs with an open kitchen & an upstairs bar.www.magnolia-blossom-cypress.com
ELI’S TABLE
Updated American fare served in crisp bistro surroundings with a courtyard & live music on weekends.www.elistable.com
STARS ROOFTOP & GRILL ROOM
American eatery with a seasonal menu & mid-1930s vibe boasts a rooftop bar & wood-fired oven.www.starsrestaurant.com
THE MACINTOSH
Creative menu items include bone marrow bread pudding at this lively farm-to-table American eatery.www.themacintoshcharleston.com

Southern

SNOB
Reinvented Southern & Lowcountry cuisine served in an airy, 18th-century warehouse.www.mavericksouthernkitchens.com/slightlynorthofbroad/
MAGNOLIA’S
A refined take on traditional Southern cooking, served in a warm, sophisticated environment.www.magnolias-blossom-cypress.com
HIGH COTTON
Genteel eatery with daily live music & Lowcountry fare cooked using ingredients from nearby farms.www.mavericksouthernkitchens.com /highcotton/charleston/
PENINSULA GRILL
Renowned eatery serving elevated Southern fare in a roomy, velvet-walled space at Planters Inn.www.peninsulagrill.com
HUSK
An ever-changing menu of locally sourced Southern dishes served in a restored Victorian-era home.www.huskrestaurant.com
POOGAN’S PORCH
Victorian townhouse boasting sophisticated Southern cooking, dual porches & a massive wine cellar.www.poogansporch.com
VIRGINIA’S ON KING
Upscale eatery uses family recipes to create Southern comfort foods for breakfast, lunch & dinner.www.holycityhospitality.com/virginias-on-king/
JESTINE’S KITCHEN
Diners come to this cozy old-school eatery for fried chicken, gumbo & other Southern classics.www.jestineskitchen.com

Surf & Turf

HALLS CHOPHOUSE
Sizable cuts of beef & seafood served in elegant environs, also known for its Sunday gospel brunch.
http://hallschophouse.com/
167 RAW
Seafood market and raw bar in the heart of downtown Charleston, SC, specializing in the finest seafood the East Coast has to offer.
www.167raw.com
HANK’S SEAFOOD
Bustling eatery & bar serving up seafood, including raw-bar items, in a grand, classic setting.
www.hanksseafoodrestaurant.com
GRILL 225
Fine-dining choice specializing in grilled, hand-selected steaks & seafood boasts a large wine list.
www.marketpavilion.com/grill225.cfm

OAK STEAKHOUSE
Locally sourced beef & sustainable seafood in an elegantly renovated historic bank building.
www.oakhouserestaurant.com
MICHAEL’S ON THE ALLEY
Tucked away, off of Historic King Street, sits Michael’s on the Alley. Providing Charleston’s ultimate dining experience, we pride ourselves in serving only the highest quality cuts of steaks.
www.holycityhospitality.com /michaels-on-the-alley/
THE ORDINARY
This 1920s bank now houses an upscale seafood restaurant with high ceilings, large windows & a bar.
www.eattheordinary.com
AMEN STREET FISH
Bustling spot for refined seafood dishes, served in clubby, brick-walled environs, with a bar.
www.amenstreet.com