Charleston Travel Guide
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- 72%Luxury Travelers
- 66%History Buffs
- 66%Local Culture
- 61%Budget Travelers
- 51%Art & Design Lovers
- 51%Outdoor Enthusiasts
Member Reviews (80)
- CharlestonMember ofSpiritual SeekersLocal CultureBudget Travelers+ 4Aug 15, 2013
This city defines southern charm. The fascinating history and beautiful buildings and parks will enchant you!
- CharlestonMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 2Mar 04, 2014
Charleston is a historic coastal city in South Carolina and is ideal for a weekend getaway. The bars are lively, the shops are abundant, and the food scene is solid. I recommend trying their shrimp and grits, which is a renown local specialty.
- 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.
- CharlestonNov 23, 2013
The Port City of Charleston has a charm all its own. Enjoy strolling in the Market Place or along High Battery. Visit some of the finest museum houses in the south and enjoy Charleston's unique cuisine at some of our delightful restaurants.
- 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.
- CharlestonFirst to ReviewOct 06, 2013
Charleston is the oldest and second-largest city in the southeastern U.S. state of South Carolina, the county seat of Charleston County, and principal city in the Charleston–North Charleston–Summerville Metropolitan Statistical Area. The city lies just south of the geographical midpoint of South Carolina's coastline and is located on Charleston Harbor, an inlet of the Atlantic Ocean formed by the confluence of the Ashley and Cooper rivers.
Founded in 1670 as Charles Towne in honor of King Charles II of England, Charleston adopted its present name in 1783. It moved to its present location on Oyster Point in 1680 from a location on the west bank of the Ashley River known as Albemarle Point. By 1690, Charles Towne was the fifth largest city in North America, and it remained among the ten largest cities in the United States through the 1840 census. With a 2010 census population of 120,080 (and a 2012 estimate of 124,632), current trends put Charleston as the fastest-growing municipality in South Carolina. The city's metropolitan area population was counted by the 2010 census at 664,607 – the second largest in the state – and the 75th-largest metropolitan statistical area in the United States.
Known for its rich history, well-preserved architecture, restaurant community, and mannerly people, Charleston has received a large number of accolades; they include "America's Most Friendly [City]" by Travel + Leisure in 2011 and subsequently Southern Living magazine naming Charleston "the most polite and hospitable city in America".
- 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.
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