The ever-popular Be a Tourist in Your Own Town passes are now for sale. The initiative, spearheaded by the Charleston Area Convention and Visitors Bureau, allows locals the chance to visit tourist attractions for a fraction of the normal price during the month of January. And while 2011 might still seem far away, only a limited number of passes are available, so you may want to buy early. They also make great gifts.

The pass, which costs $20 for singles and $50 for families of four, offers admission to 28 attractions including the Carolina Ice Palace, Charles Towne Landing, the Gibbes Museum of Art, Magnolia Plantation, and the Powder Magazine. In addition, pass-holders get discounts at 22 local restaurants, including 82 Queen, Blu, Home Team BBQ, and the Library at Vendue.

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