GET TO KNOW THE HOLY CITY

On Charleston’s cobblestone streets, history, hipsters and high style coexist side-by-side. The best visits to the Holy City combine some of each.

Over the course of a few days, visitors will barely scratch the surface of all that Charleston has to offer — especially if they’re on a family trip catering to different ages — but even a short getaway is enough to whet the appetite and gain an appreciation for South Carolina’s oldest and largest city. With a little planning, it’s possible to explore downtown, learn some history, get out on the water and venture outside the city to enjoy the shore before it’s time to head back home.

BEACH? WHAT BEACH?

There’s more to explore on Hilton Head than the surf and sand.

Look, we’re not here to badmouth the beach. It’s the beach — more than likely, it’s what brought you here. If you’re visiting Hilton Head Island, it’s the first place you go. If you’re a local, it’s probably the place where you were when you decided you wanted to live here.

PROFILING UPCOMING SUMMER CAMPS OF THE LOWCOUNTRY

Summer vacation is almost here, and with it the annual question faced by parents: what are we going to do with the kids? Whether you need care for them while you work, are looking to keep them entertained for a week or two, or just want to get children out of the house for a few hours so they don’t spend the whole day playing video games or watching netflix, the lowcountry has a great selection of summer camps.

EXPLORE ST. SIMONS AND JEKYLL ISLANDS THIS SUMMER

Just before sunrise, the fishing pier on St. Simons Island is quiet — but not empty. Fishermen and crabbers arrive early to set up for the day in their favorite spots. Ladies power walk in pairs and trios. The sun rises over the inlet waterway slowly at first and then all at once, illuminating couples holding hands on the wide benches and pelicans perched on wooden rails.

Sun, sand, surf: There’s plenty to love about a day at the beach. But maybe you’re looking to make your next visit to the shore a little more fun. We’ve got you covered with a few game ideas the whole family will love.

Give your dad the experience of a lifetime for Father’s Day

Father’s Day is fast approaching, and you might find yourself at a loss for what to get Dad. Moms can be easier — flowers, chocolate, a spa day. But a dad can be tricky, because there are very few things he really wants. There are things he needs — golf clubs, tools, golf balls, a kegerator, golf shoes, etc. — but he usually already has them.

ROTARY STUDENT EXCHANGE OFFERS ‘LIFE-CHANGING’ EXPERIENCES

Rotary International is hoping to foster peace and cultural understanding, one student at a time.

Its Youth International Exchange Program places students with host families in various countries, giving area kids the chance to experience the world beyond the Lowcountry’s beaches.

HILTON HEAD, OLDFIELD HONORED FOR GREEN PRACTICES

On March 15, the Town of Hilton Head Island, the Oldfield Community Association and the Seabrook Island Property Owners Association were recognized as the state’s first Audubon International-certified sustainable communities.