The Charms of Charleston

This year’s East Coast Valuation Expo is being hosted in Charleston, SC and we are very excited! We have heard about the wonderful city filled with culture, amazing Southern food and all around charming city. If you are planning to attend ValExpo March 18th to the 22nd be sure to save some time before or after the event to explore this beautiful city!

Purchase your pass for Valuation Expo here!


Charleston St. Patrick’s Day Parade!
Starting at 10:00 am on the 17th this parade kicks off with thousands of participants. After the parade, you can partake in activities such as tri-color flag raising, watch the bag pipers and step dancers plus a signing of the Irish National Anthem. A traditional American Irish lunch will be provided by The Knights of Columbus.

Finish the day off with an Irish Bar Crawl throughout some of Charleston’s best bars!

Enjoy Charleston Events such as the Annual Festival of Houses & Gardens March 15th – April 21st. Set in the historic Old & Historic District, this guided tour showcases some of Charleston distinctive architecture, history, and culture. Tour the inside of many private homes dating back to the 18th century.

Concerts and Events
There are so many great shows and concerts throughout town like Travis Tritt performing at The Charleston Music Hall on the 18th.

Adjacent to the Convention Center where ValExpo is held,  the Performing Arts Center and Coliseum of North Charleston has a fantastic line up! Cheer on the SC Stingrays vs Idaho Steelheads on the 15th or 16th or see a Broadway favorite, It’s Some Kind of Wonderful! The Carole King Musical March 20th-25th or see the famous Harlem Globetrotters on March 24th.


Charleston is home to so many great restaurants and eateries. We did our research for you and found some of the best local spots!

The CODfather
Specializing in in Fish & Chips, they are known for their signature fried fillet with a side of mushy peas.

Edmund’s Oast Brewing Co.
Located just downtown, this brewery is one of the hottest spots in Charleston. With a full menu of bar snacks, small plates, and homemade brews – they will not disappoint!

Wood & Grain
This is now your typical pizza joint! Wood-fired pizzas, raw bar, and veggie plates. Chef Patrick Owen brings a whole new twist to the table.

Bringing a touch of Paris to Charleston this menu is filled with French decadence.

Brown’s Court Bakery
Croissants, Croissants, Croissants! Fresh baked good every morning cures the sweet tooth at Brown’s Court Bakery.

Callie’s Hot Little Biscuit
These signature buttermilk biscuits give a whole new meaning to breakfast sandwiches


Waterfront Park
Well-known for their water views, walkways and fountains. The perfect setting for a beautiful morning or an afternoon walk and enjoy the views.
Magnolia Plantation and Gardens
Bringing the family with you? This visitor center features a garden dating pre-Revolutionary War with train and boat tours, plus a petting zoo!

Rainbow Row
This cluster of 13 pastel-painted Georgian-style row houses date from 1748-1845.

Patriots Point
A small piece of history! Explore this retired naval aircraft carrier, destroyer, and submarine through a self or guided tour.

Angel Oak Tree
A Must See! Over 60 feet tall this legendary tree gives a wide canopy making it famous for its perfect photo-op and beauty!

This city has so many famous sights that are a “must-see”. Museums, plantation homes, memorial parks and hiking trails. For more tourist destinations, click here

Last day to receive the discounted hotel rate! Book your room at Embassy Suites Convention Center by 02.26.18 to lock in your special rate of $149/night ++


About Melissa Candolfi

Melissa Candolfi
Melissa Candolfi, Director of Marketing with Allterra Group oversees the development of Appraisal Buzz Newsletter and marketing efforts for Appraisal Buzz and Valuation Expo. A graduate from West Virginia University in 2013 with a BS in Public Relations and Marketing. Melissa is excited to be apart of the team and continue to help grow Appraisal Buzz and Valuation Expo. To contribute to the Appraisal Buzz Newsletter please contact Melissa at

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