Arthur Ravenel Bridge, CC bbatsell
Charleston, SC, located roughly at the midpoint of the South Carolina coastline, is a city known for its hospitality. It's easily accessible with mild winter weather and an average high in January is 59°F. (Not to mention a near-zero risk of being snowed out of the airport.)
The city is easily reached by plane through the Charleston International Airport, or by car via I-26, which connects to the much larger I-95 that stretches north-south along the east coast.
The airport is 12 miles from downtown, a $14 shuttle ride or $25 taxi ride. The Amtrak station is 10 miles from downtown.
Charleston is serviced by most of the major airlines: American, Continental/United, US Air, Delta, Southwest Airlines.
Sample flight prices
Based on searching Kayak 2/28 for round-trip flights departing 1/18/2013 and returning 1/21/2013:
- LGA/JFK $230
- BWI $235
- ORD $368
- SEA $379
- BOS $440
- SFO $522
Hotels near College of Charleston:
- Hampton Inn Charleston-Historic District
345 Meeting St., Charleston, South Carolina, 29403, USA 1-843-723-4000
- Room capacity: 171
- Price: $109-149
- Free Internet
- Free breakfast
- DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Suites Charleston - Historic District
181 Church Street, Charleston, South Carolina, 29401, USA 1-843-577-2644
- Room capacity:
- Price: $169-219
- Internet $9.95/day
- Next hotel
- Room capacity:
- Internet connectivity:
College of Charleston
- Conveniently located in the heart of downtown Charleston. Everything is within walking distance.
- Can use facilities for no charge if they are booked through one of the student groups.
- BarcampCHS worked through the ACM student chapter. Would be useful to get them on board. Also a good source of cheap labour.
- CofC makes you use their food services company (Aramark). However, there are lots of really good restaurants just a few blocks over.
- Pretty good wireless coverage.
Citadel? Need a contact who could reserve rooms plus information on:
- Any charges
- Options for outside catering
- Nearby restaurants
- Internet connectivity
- Ruth Suehle (NC resident, frequently visiting Charleston)
- Russell Bryant (Charleston, SC resident)
- Eugene Mah (Charleston, SC resident)
Pros and Cons
- Mild weather
- Easily accessible
- Lovely location that people would enjoy visiting
- Not the largest airport in the world (but not difficult to reach)