When you're ready to take a break from the sand 'n' surf of the Wild Dunes Resort, why not take in some of the local culture that Charleston has to offer? Aside from haunted walking tours and historic horse-drawn carriage rides, Charleston is also home to the area's largest entertainment venue, known as the North Charleston Coliseum Performing Arts Center.
Tons of big name acts come through the Coliseum, like mega-performer Elton John and comedienne Wanda Sykes. The Coliseum will also host the Barnum & Bailey "Fully Charged" Circus beginning next week. Perhaps the biggest event of this season, though, is the Broadway production of Wicked coming to the Lowcountry from April 18 through April 29.
Tickets for the event start at about $60 when you factor in fees and go up to about $120.
Looking for a relaxing place to stay while you're in the area? Currently the first and third weeks in April are available at 48 Ocean Point for a nightly rate of $409, which has a maximum occupancy of eight guests. That comes to a little more than $50 per night, per person to enjoy panoramic views and the sound of waves crashing in the Atlantic Ocean, all from a luxurious ocean front property.
Wicked is the untold story of the witches of Oz. Long before Dorothy drops in, two other girls meet in the land of Oz. One, born with emerald-green skin, is smart, fiery and misunderstood. The other is beautiful, ambitious and very popular. Wicked tells the story of their remarkable odyssey, how these two unlikely friends grow to become the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good.
About the North Charleston Coliseum Performing Arts Center:
As the largest entertainment venue in the Lowcountry, the Coliseum has hosted 7 million visitors and countless concerts, sporting events and family shows. For ticket information, visit their website.