Like much of the South, Charleston, South Carolina, is steeped in Black history. Enslavers brought an estimated 40% of Africans through the city’s ports, so many of us have unknown Charleston ties. Luckily, the Gullah people of South Carolina and other states like Georgia have kept African American culture intact for centuries, and there’s no better time to celebrate than Juneteenth.  Many are celebrating June-long with The Charleston Place, a boutique hotel in the heart of the city’s historic district, hosting several Juneteenth programs. Every evening The Plantation Singers can be found singing beautiful renditions of African American classics like “Swing Low” in between the lobby’s grand staircase.  On June 22, Gullah Chef Charlotte Jenkins will share culinary tales followed by a tasting. For seafood lovers looking for a bit of adventure, try Casual Crabbing With Tia Clark, a Charleston native. She fell in love with crabbing five years ago and today teaches a genuinely unique, hands-on experience in the art of crabbing that’s worth casting a net.

Experience southern hospitality with your mother in Charleston as the city comes alive beneath the glowing springtime sunlight. Charleston is perfect for a mom who loves some outdoorsy fun, with plenty of farmer's markets, picturesque trails, beaches, and outdoor activities. Charleston is an easily walkable city with plenty of sunny sites to see and delicious cuisine to sample. Check out Daniel Island for golf courses and well-kept parks just 20 minutes from downtown Charleston.

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