Charleston Travel Guide
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- 98%History Buffs
- 74%Local Culture
- 68%Luxury Travelers
- 67%Budget Travelers
- 67%Art & Design Lovers
- 59%Outdoor Enthusiasts
Member Reviews (81)
- CharlestonMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 3Nov 12, 2013
Charleston is a southern city that all kinds of charm and history. This city dates back to days of pirate rooming the seas to the British capturing the city. It also has several of signers of the Declaration of Independence bury here, plus their birthplace. It also has two National Parks to visit.
- CharlestonNov 11, 2013
Charleston is a beautiful place! Very rich in old history and new food culture. If you're young and love to party, there's a vibrant late night scene. And if you're searching for good food, there are plenty of choices. I highly recommend the ghost tours and the carriage tours.
- CharlestonMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 11Mar 14, 2014
One of the U.S.’ most talked about “hidden” gems is full of excitement for a younger crowd. One of Charleston’s main draws is its burgeoning food industry, which features both delicious southern favorites, like fried chicken and barbecue, but also new creations by innovative chefs using fresh, specialty ingredients. Sign up for an affordable culinary tour to help you get the lay of the land. Another perk of this charming city is its abundance of history. You don’t need a big budget to walk around taking photos of the stately mansions, colorful row homes, and historic buildings -- including one where the Declaration of Independence was read. If you need some vitamin D, soak up the rays with your friends on the beautiful Barrier Islands just outside town. At night, if the bar scene isn’t your thing, check out the city’s jam-packed event calendar, which includes just about everything from improv shows to country music concerts.
- CharlestonMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersBusiness Travelers+ 4Dec 10, 2013
Charleston has been one of the top ten destinations in the US for over 10 years. There are so many things to do in Charleston, museums, forts, plantations, historic homes, resting place of signers of the Declaration of Independence, fantastic dining, great walking tours, wonderful lodging and so many others. Beaches are only a short ride away. I recommend that you spend at least a week here so that you can visit some of the available attractions but a month would be even better. Visit Charleston and see why I love this city.
- CharlestonMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFamily Travelers+ 4Aug 15, 2013
This city defines southern charm. The fascinating history and beautiful buildings and parks will enchant you!
- CharlestonMember ofLocal CultureFoodiesLuxury TravelersFeb 05, 2013
Charleston is easily one of America’s most exciting foodie destinations—not only for its restaurant scene but also for its culinary tours and cooking classes. With Charleston Cooks!, for instance, you can tackle comfort food classics like grits with garlic greens and chicken and sausage gumbo. Make your reservations now for renowned locavore-centric restaurants Husk and Fig. After dinner, plan to hit the Social Wine Bar (printed on the bartenders’ shirts: Wine Stud) and Butcher & Bee for a late-night scene that draws chefs on their off nights for light bites and BYOB (open from 11 p.m. to 3 a.m. on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday).
Where to Stay: Opening in January 2013, the Zero George hotel promises to push the envelope of the town’s creative-coolness factor.
- CharlestonMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 2Dec 04, 2012
Charleston is the most popular city in the US that surprisingly few people know about outside the South.
Charleston is one of the most amazing cities in the US, on par with New Orleans for fascinating history and culture. Everything here is old, and sometimes it feels like the Civil War (known here as 'the war') happened a decade or so ago. Plus, the food is stunning, and the historic inns and hotels are romantic perfection.
- CharlestonCommunity ManagerMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 2Oct 04, 2012
The most charming city in the US which boasts one-of-a-kind cuisine (the best shrimp and grits, BBQ and Southern nouveau around). The people are lovely and friendly, the architecture is always picturesque, the beaches are clean and beautiful and the Southern accents seal the deal.
- CharlestonMember ofLocal CultureLuxury TravelersNov 26, 2012
This is a really lovely place to visit. The homes and the streets are like something from a picture book. You need to just walk around to discover the charm. We were here on one of the First Friday Art Walks (4 times a year) which was a lot of fun.
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