Charleston

Voted #1 Best U.S. City by Condé Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Awards (2014, 2013, 2012, 2011) and Travel + Leisure World's Best Awards (2014, 2013). Discover why Charleston is the one destination you absolutely, positively must visit.

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Six Ways to Discover charleston

  • Cuisine
  • History
  • Family
  • Outdoors
  • Shopping
  • Culture
  • charleston flavors

    Is it the acclaimed restaurant scene? The pristine seafood? The Lowcountry cuisine? Whatever it is, Charleston exudes a gravitational pull for food lovers.

    let's eat
  • charleston history

    Picturesque and exquisitely preserved, Charleston is a visual feast of antebellum architecture, cobblestone streets, flickering lanterns, and historic landmarks.

    let's explore
  • charleston family

    Embark on an interactive journey disguised as a vacation! It does not matter if your family's preferred vacation style is high-energy or low-key; Charleston offers plenty of age-appropriate activities designed for family fun.

    let's play
  • charleston outdoors

    Paddle through a saltmarsh at sunrise. Hit the fairway midmorning. Build a sandcastle after lunch. Go sailing at sunset. Charleston's soul-stirring landscapes lure everyone outdoors.

    let's discover
  • charleston shopping

    Showrooms filled with antiques. Chic boutiques that highlight up-and-coming designers. Tradition-steeped, handcrafted items. Delicious artisanal products. Save room in your luggage for souvenirs!

    let's shop
  • charleston culture

    For more than 300 years, Charleston's evocative beauty has inspired painters, poets, playwrights, and musicians. An artist's muse, Charleston has leant its setting to novels, movies, operatic scores, and more!

    let's get inspired

Upcoming events

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