Travel to Charleston, South Carolina
By Air: Charleston International Airport information may be found here.
Airport Shuttle Service: Shuttle service from the Charleston airport to downtown may be found here.By Car: The convention will be held at the Marion and Wayland H. Cato Jr. Center for the Arts on the College of Charleston campus in the heart of the city. Campus Directions may be found here or view map here.
Hotel: Preferred accommodations will be at the Francis Marion Hotel, 387 King Street, Charleston, SC 29403. GFA has arranged a special
rate of $149 per night. For reservations, follow the online booking
instructions below, or call 1-877-756-2121 for personal assistance.
Hotel Online Booking Instructions:
NOTE: The online group code may not be accepted if the requested
reservation contains nights outside the contracted group dates. Please
call 1-877-756-2121 for personal assistance.
Update 05/16/2012: The GFA room block for Friday night, June 29, has been filled. You may still be able to book a room for Friday evening, but at a higher rate.Other hotels in the area (the following information is provided only as a courtesy. There are no hotel room blocks reserved for the GFA Convention):
Courtyard Charleston Historic District
- 125 Calhoun Street (1 block), Charleston, South Carolina 29401 (843) 805-7900. A special rate for GFA has been made available through May 24, 2012.Embassy Suites Charleston - Historic Charleston (1 block)
337 Meeting Street, Charleston, SC
(843) 723-6900 website
Renaissance Charleston Historic District Hotel (2 blocks)
68 Wentworth Street, Charleston, SC
(843) 534-0300 websiteBest Western King Charles Inn (4 blocks)
237 Meeting Street, Charleston, SC
(843) 723-7451 website
Charleston Place Hotel (6 blocks)
205 Meeting Street, Charleston, SC
(843) 722-4900 websiteCourtyard Charleston Waterfront (9 blocks)
35 Lockwood Drive, Charleston, SC
(843) 722-7229 website Comfort Inn (10 blocks)
14 Bee Street, Charleston, SC
(843) 577-2224 website
Restaurants: Historic Downtown Charleston offers a wide array of dining choices .