Charleston is considered to be the most beautiful city in the US, rich in history.
The cobblestone streets filled with 300 years of history are a road map to time.
Charleston is the oldest city in the US, and it was the second largest city in the Us located in Charleston Harbor.
Charleston was founded in 1670, but it got his name in 1783. This town is renowned for the friendliest people always willing to help. The weather is perfect with hot and humid summers, daily rain and mild winters.
Whatever you decide to do in Charleston, visit the beach, the historic downtown, learn about pirates, go dancing or just sit on the dock you will have the greatest time of your life.
Charleston is called the city of churches because of the variety of churches scattered throughout the historic city.
Tours of Charleston are offered either by horse drawn carriage or by foot, and all take you back in the historic downtown with 18th and 19th century perfectly preserved buildings, fully packed with history There are also offered dinner cruises and boat tours for the visitors that want to experience the many sides of Charleston
Charleston have some attractions that every visitor needs to see. Some of these are the Aquarium of Charleston Harbor fool of all the wildlife population of South Carolinas water.
You can’t leave without visiting the historical place of Fort Sumter where the first shot of the civil war was shot. Fort Sumter sits on an Island and can be accessed only by ferries.
Once named the rice capital of the New World because of the many plantations, Charleston has many lavish plantations like Middleton Place, which spans on 65 acres being the oldest landscaped garden or Magnolia Plantation with gardens dating back to the 17 century and known by the beautiful Spanish Moss. The only tea plantation in the nation, Charleston Tea Plantation can be also found here.
The city market is a must see because is centered around the historic feel of an old open air market where individual vendors sell their products.
The French Quarter is located in the original city limits being the home of hundreds of works of art.
If you are more of a bar and restaurant person, you must visit King Street. Everything you need in Charleston can be found on this street. You can find from fancy restaurants to high end shops with exquisite, one of a kind high end goods.
Charleston’s unique cuisine is also representative for the south. You have to taste the famous Shrimp and Grits.
For those who like aircraft’s, Charleston has an impressive Naval and Maritime museum that’s home to USS Yorktown aircraft carrier, a destroyer, submarine and several aircrafts.
You can’t enjoy the beach in the city of Charleston because it’s a harbor town but this is not a problem when other 3 beaches are close by: the Isle of Palm, not crowded and full of upscale beach condos, Sullivan’s Island with beautiful rental homes and a flat sand beach and Folly Beach popular with college students and vacationers.
The close by Kiawah Island is the home of the famous Kiawah Island Golf Resort, home of the top golf courses in the world.
The hardest part in visiting such a beautiful place is to decide where to stay. The multitude of hotels makes it a difficult job to decide, but you can’t go wrong with any of them because you will spend more of your time visiting the city.