Hi Ray - I sent you some info on places to stay - check your inbox!
I got my first tattoo in October when we visited our sailor in VA. Hubby didn't get one though lol! Sailor has numerous.....
Here's the phone # for the Foster Creek Villas (on base): 843.794.2120. Usually your sailor will have to make the reservation but I know some parents have got lucky & been able to book it themselves. They have 1, 2 & 3 bedrooms available.
Lots to do in Charleston:
Patriots Point (Sailor's get in free in uniform)
Plantation Tour (We did Magnolia Plantation), Charleston Tea Plantation
Fort Moultrie & Charles Towne Landing
Ghost & Graveyard Tours
Angel Oak Tree on John's Island
Downtown Charleston - Battery Park, Rainbow Row