Plenty to Do on Valentine’s Day Weekend in Charleston

SEWE_DockDogs at Brittlebank ParkNothing says “I love you” like a weekend in Charleston! Why not celebrate Valentine’s Day in the Holy City. Our icy weather is thawing and it’s shaping up to be a terrific weekend. We have some ideas to get you started:

  • Southeastern Wildlife Exposition: This three-day celebration of all things nature and sporting opens Friday at venues all around town. Don’t miss the incredible art, photography and sculpture exhibits at Charleston Place, the DockDogs and retriever demonstrations at Brittlebank Park, animal guru Jack Hanna at the Charleston Music Hall and Birds of Prey flight demonstrations in Marion Square.
  • Our friends over at Charleston Harbor Tours are kicking off the 2014 tour season with two great Charleston Harbor Tours: a Valentine’s Day Blues & BBQ cruise and a Saturday sunset Blues Cruise.
  • Hometown crooner Elise Testone, whose sultry vocals landed her a spot on the finals of American Idol, has just released her first album, “In This Life.” Her CD release party is Feb. 13 at the Charleston Music Hall with an after-party at The Charleston Pour House.
  • Middleton Place CamelliaHead to Middleton Place this weekend as the historic plantation launches its annual Camellia Walks. Walks begin Saturday and run through March 22; tours begin at 11 a.m. and take visitors through the hundreds of varieties of camellias starting to bloom in the gardens.

What do you have planned for the weekend? Something romantic? Or maybe you’re just eager to rush outdoors and soak up a little sunshine!