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Charleston Weathered Hurricane Matthew Just Fine

Hi there! I’m Charles, your trusty Teddy Bear reporter coming to you LIVE on the scene in Charleston, South Carolina. I know a lot of you are wondering if Hurricane Matthew did damage to the beautiful city of Charleston, so I spent the morning investigating the neighborhoods surrounding Planters Inn. I quickly discovered there is no significant damage and everyone is already open for business!

Plan your October getaway to Charleston, S.C.

Before I set out to investigate the effects of Hurricane Matthew on Historic Charleston, I enjoyed a quick breakfast in the Planters Inn courtyard. I’m happy to report there is no damage here. Everything is lush & green. Looking good! 

Breakfast in the lush & green Planters Inn courtyard.

More great news! The Charleston City Market sustained zero damage and was up and running by 8:30 a.m. It’s great to see one of the oldest public markets in America already back in action! On to the next stop! Located across the street from Planters Inn.

The Charleston City Market, one of the oldest public markets in America,

All clear at the Gibbes Museum of Art! Did you know the first American miniature portraits were painted in Charleston, and today the Gibbes Museum is home to one of the most prestigious portrait miniature collections in the United States? Thanks for not damaging the miniatures, Hurricane Matthew! The Gibbes Museum of Art is located .2 mile from Planters Inn.

Have you seen the newly renovated Gibbes Museum of Art?

Bravo! The Dock Street Theatre weathered Hurricane Matthew just fine and is already open to the public. A Charleston Stage Company production of “Dracula” opens next week, and it is sure to scare the pants off you (which is clearly something I do not need to worry about)! The Dock Street Theater is located .3 mile from Planters Inn.

The historic Dock Street Theatre is built on the site of America's first theatre!

Look at me! I’m having lunch like a boss at Husk restaurant where Hurricane Matthew did zero damage to the Husk Burger. I, however, can not claim the same. I ate the whole thing! Yummy in my Teddy Bear tummy! Husk is located .3 mile from Planters Inn.

Have you had a Husk burger? It's considered one of the best cheeseburgers in America!

Oh, dear! I checked on Croghan’s Jewel Box, the 100-year-old family-owned jewelry boutique located on King Street, and they dressed me in diamonds (even though I am a boy bear)! Maybe I can find a nice girl bear to surprise with this glimmering necklace during a romantic getaway at Planters Inn. The beloved Croghan’s is open for business… no damage from the storm. The coast is clear here! Croghan’s Jewel Box is located .5 mile from Planters Inn.

No trip to Charleston is complete without a visit to Croghan's Jewel Box, the 100-year-old family-owned jewelry store.

The historic Nathaniel Russell House is in mint condition! Great work by the Historic Charleston Foundation team to protect this national treasure from Hurricane Matthew. As you can see, it’s a blue sky day and as peaceful as can be. No need to delay your Charleston getaway… the city’s cultural jewels are shining brightly! The Nathaniel Russell House is located .7 mile from Planters Inn.

The Nathaniel Russell House in Charleston, S.C., is a national historic landmark.

Hooray! There’s no sign of Hurricane Matthew at Peninsula Grill. In fact, the Peninsula Grill bar, dining room, and courtyard are all damage-free, open, and serving dinner tonight! An inside source tells me there’s an extra supply of Champagne on ice at the bar, which is where I’m headed shortly! Come, join me in a toast to Charleston… still the ideal destination for an autumn getaway! Ready to book your Planters Inn stay? Click here.

The Peninsula Grill gate is your entry to Charleston's most romantic restaurant.

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