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A Brief History of South Carolina’s Daniel Island

Whether you are visiting, passing through or an occupant of South Carolina, one can never get enough of Daniel Island.

The saying that seeing is believing has never been more true of this 4,000 acre island that bears virtually everything one may need to conquer the holiday spirits. We all deserve a good place to visit with our loved ones, a place where imagination meets reality. In order to do this we must first understand how Daniel Islands came to be so rich in history and why we should find time and bask in some of its marvels.

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Like most successful stories, it all started with a vision in the early 1990s. By then, a few individuals used Daniel Islands as a private hunting retreat, before it transformed to a modest suburb community courtesy of the Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation.

The architecture behind this Island town borders on urbanism and neo traditionalism. There is interconnectivity between the neighborhoods that ensures easy access to all the eight parks located within the island.

Nevertheless, there is more. It is not just an island based on parks. Though the parks offer local residents a breath of fresh air and richness in livelihood, the carefully planned attraction sites lure more tourists to this island all through the year than the parks.
It is my humble recommendation that should you ever find yourself in South Carolina, please be sure to visit these sites.

City Market

This market was established in the 1790s and is a historic market that stretches four city blocks. The city market is listed as a National historic landmark and is blessed with the highest architectural design and quality that will intrigue everyone who visits the market. To date, the vendors are known to trade in souvenirs, jewelry and the famous Gullah sweetgrass baskets. Located within the market walls is the famous Confederate Museum that is famed for its displays of confederate artefacts collected from the civil war period.

Address: 188 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29401, USA
Phone: +1 843-937-0920

Family Circle Tennis Center

If you are a tennis lover then this is the place to visit. Built in 2001, the Tennis center prides itself of 17 courts including the famous Volvo car stadium. The Volvo car stadium has since been labeled unique in the world of tennis, as it boasts of the only WTA tournament played on green Har-Tru clay court.

This is classic because a Har-Tru green clay court is considered the world’s leading clay court surface. Besides hosting tennis events, the Volvo stadium is famed for its well-organized family concerts that never fall short of excitement. The Volvo car stadium is an outdoor clay court that has a seating capacity of 10,200.

There are numerous perks that comes with visiting the family circle tennis center; they include VIP services on the restaurants and mini-bars that offer top services and even accommodation to lovely suites should you need to spend a day or more.

161 Seven Farms Drive
Charleston, SC 29492

More About Daniel Island SC

If you’re visiting Daniel Island be sure to check out the beautiful parks.  They are maintained by the city of Charleston and are truly breathtaking.