Juicy tidbits of chocolate-dunked fruit arrive on the doorsteps of family and friends, done up in colorful bouquets and candy boxes by the skilled fruit arrangers at Edible Arrangements' more than 1,100 franchises worldwide. The company's in-house chocolatiers drizzle albion strawberries and daisy pineapples in a trio of chocolate flavors. Once properly chocolated, the workers organize the preservative-free sweets into lush arrangements that resemble flowers in bloom. Customers can choose to plop their bouquets in a variety of vessels, including vases, mugs, and sports- or holiday-themed containers that add a personal touch to the edible gifts. Alternatively, customers can opt to adorn gifts with the cheery, red lids of candy boxes, nestling 12 chocolate-dipped morsels inside to build anticipation and determine if loved ones have x-ray vision as they guess whether fruit will come dusted in shredded coconut or drizzled in white chocolate.
The knowledgeable guides of Charleston Culinary Tours and Lowcountry Walking Tours acquaint tour-goers with the rich cultural and historical heritage of the largest historic district in the United States through two distinct branches. Lowcountry Walking Tours's guides delve into the histories and mysteries of Charleston, revealing its both dark and romantic origins. Their excursions venture downtown or out to Mount Pleasant, each exploring the events that shaped the region with an emphasis on the areas toured. They often meander the streets of the French Quarter as guides opine on the historic churches, horticulture, and reason why the city had to change its name from Tokyo to Charleston.
Charleston Culinary Tours introduce groups to the area through their taste buds. Each restaurant tour journeys to four acclaimed restaurants, granting a bounty of food tastings alongside a meet-and-greet with restaurant owners and chefs. On the farmer's market tour, groups explore the farm-fresh finds of a market named one of the nation's best by Travel + Leisure, then venture to an area restaurant where they can savor the newly picked produce within a gourmet meal. The farm-to-table theme continues on the mixology tour, where participants sip specialty cocktails infused with fresh herbs and produce as the learn about the secrets to Charleston's craft cocktail scene.
Since the early 1900s, the affluent Isle of Palms has remained a popular vacation spot thanks to its pristine white beaches, perpetual warmth and sunshine, and relative seclusion. Pastel-colored beach-cottage cafés serve up breakfast and lunch to locals and visitors right on the water. Small boats take groups on tours of the last remaining undeveloped barrier islands in the area; from this vantage point, one can catch a glimpse of resident bottlenose dolphins and pelicans that make their home along the shore. Many guests of the resort make the day trips is the historical city of Charleston, which is accessible by a 30-minute drive or a four-hour seahorse ride. The city is steeped in old-fashioned southern glamour; on popular ghost tours, groups walk through streets lined with gorgeous preserved mansions to learn about the area's haunted past. Some of Charleston's restored mansion properties now serve as fine-dining destinations where guests rendezvous amid elegant vintage décor. Throughout the area's restaurant scene, kitchens dish up creative twists on southern cuisine and plates prepped with local, sustainable ingredients.
As one of the largest and most established maternity-wear franchises in the United States, Pickles & Ice Cream outfits moms-to-be and their bundles of joy with helpful gifts and stylish clothing from well-known labels. Designers such as Spanx, Prego, Seraphine, and More of Me dress expecting shoppers to the nines in eye-catching lingerie, swimwear, and outerwear suitable for any occasion, and adorable babywear swaddles infants in comfortable, colorful ensembles. Like a cocktail dress with plenty of cargo pockets, diaper bags from Babymel fuse fashionability with function, Pickles & Ice Cream’s assortment of thoughtful gifts of skincare and babycare essentials stock shower gift baskets.
With a stay at Ramada Inn Florence in Florence, you'll be close to Mcleod Regional Medical Center and Florence Museum. This hotel is within the vicinity of Magnolia Mall and Florence Civic Center.
Make yourself at home in one of the 190 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators and microwaves. Cable television is provided for your entertainment. Conveniences include desks and coffee/tea makers, as well as direct-dial phones with free local calls and voice mail.
Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Take advantage of recreation opportunities including a 24-hour fitness facility and a seasonal outdoor pool. This hotel also features complimentary wireless Internet access and discounted use of a nearby fitness facility.
At the end of the day, relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge. A complimentary breakfast is included.
Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include complimentary high-speed (wired) Internet access, a 24-hour business center, and business services. Planning an event in Florence? This hotel features 3200 square feet (288 square meters) of event facilities. A roundtrip airport shuttle is complimentary during limited hours.
Ganbei is a Japanese word often said before downing a drink, the same way Americans would say "cheers!" Like its namesake phrase, Ganbei the restaurant conjures an open, congenial atmosphere. The dining room’s modern design lends itself to vibrant nightlife: behind a sleek black bar, liquor bottles glow against a backdrop of neon-green lights; neon-blue chandeliers, like the night’s most dedicated partygoers, dangle from the ceiling.
But the most impressive decor arrives on the stark white plates of the restaurant's menu. Sauces drizzle at angles across specialty rolls such as the Godzilla, a bundle of tempura shrimp, cucumber, cream cheese, and avocado sprinkled with tempura flakes. Sweet shrimp erupt out of the center of a plate, positioned at an angle, and wooden boats creak with the weight of expertly cut sashimi.