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16 Mar 2018
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So spring is coming, the green leaves are unfurling, and the green beer is flowing near our beach rentals Charleston. It’s that time of year again  -  and with Saint Patrick’s Day falling on a Saturday, there’s an inordinate array of festive options to get your Irish on near your beach house Charleston.  More about that in a minute. First up, there’s yet another bit of airport news.  As I’ve covered many a time, Charleston International Airport is bigger and better than ever.  It’s become a truly pleasant entryway to a stay in one of our beach house rentals Charleston SC.  Not only is the facility much improved, with perks like local cuisine and live music, but the routes to get here have greatly expanded. New carriers have come to town, and those here are consistently adding new direct flights to new cities across the country.  The competition tends to drive down rates in general.  It makes flying to one of our SC vacation rentals, namely your luxury house on Isle of Palms, more convenient and affordable than ever.

Nothing like jetting to our beach rentals Charleston

Nothing like jetting to our beach rentals Charleston

One of the biggest coups was the arrival of JetBlue in 2013.  The low-cost carrier is well-loved for good service and highly favorable rates.  Its presence here has been a plus for the consumer  -  aka you, flying to one of our Isle of Palms luxury rentals. JetBlue flies nonstop from CHS to New York, Washington DC, Boston and Fort Lauderdale. Well, this morning they marked quite a milestone.  They saw their one millionth passenger here board a JetBlue flight.  It happened on the 10:03 flight to New York City.   They began the gate side celebration at 8:00 a.m. Read more about it here.  

Plenty o’ St. Patrick’s Day revelries near our beach rentals Charleston

Tomorrow  -  Saturday, March 17th – is Saint Paddy’s Day proper, and boy is there a lot going on. Downtown Charleston is the site of the official St. Patrick’s Day Parade, now in its 21st  year.  It’s presented by the Charleston St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee, the Ancient Order of Hibernians, the South Carolina Irish Historical Society, and the Knights of Columbus Council 704. The celebration starts with 8:00 a.m. mass at St. Patrick’s Church, 134 St. Philip Street.  The parade begins nearby at 10:00 a.m. at the corner of Radcliffe and King, then travels south down King to Broad, turning right before ending at the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist (120 Broad Street).  Get set for lots of bands, dancers and bagpipes. Afterwards, at approximately 11:30 a.m., the Irish Society and Mayor John Tecklenburg will raise the Irish flag above City Hall.  Then, feel free to head to any number of restaurants and pubs that will be filled with food and entertainment honoring St. Patty’s. All of this takes place downtown, an easy twenty-minute or so drive from all our luxury beach house rentals SC. The Post and Courier’s Charleston Scene outlined eleven different St. Patrick’s events to help get your green on. One in particular that looks like fun, was Shamrock the Dock.  It’s a full-day party with live music on Shem Creek, at Red’s Ice House.  They’ll even have live Irish bagpipers and themed drink specials galore (of course). Read about all eleven events  here. So, you have plenty of options to celebrate with your fellow Irish or Irish-wannabes.  Or, you could just take a more laid-back approach and enjoy a relaxing day making corned beef in your Charleston beach house. Either way  -  Erin go Bragh, and be safe! And remember to call EP when you’re looking for rental homes South Carolina, namely Isle of Palms vacation rentals.  We’ll connect you with the best in beach rentals Charleston and try to save you some green in the process. All best, Lowcountry Lisa your Isle of Palms vacation blogger