Charleston

A beloved, award-winning city.

Say Charleston, South Carolina to someone and watch her face light up. Sure, there's a lot to love - uninterrupted stretches of sand and sea, vibrant history and culture always just steps away, and a graciousness and ease of being that's nearly indescribable - until you experience it.

Location, Location, Location

Whether you travel by car or plane, making your way to Charleston beaches has never been easier - or more affordable. From an 8 am walk on the beach to an 8 pm reservation at one of Charleston's award-winning restaurants, you'll find exactly what you want to do virtually at your fingertips. We can't wait to see you.

What You'll Find Here

Charleston Atmosphere

Atmosphere & Ambiance

Stroll narrow, tree-lined courtyards. Kayak along tidal creeks. Chill on the beach. Celebrate the good life on a rooftop bar as the sun sets over the harbor. You can do it all in one day. Only in Charleston.

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Charleston Culture

Culture & Sites

Our well-mannered city is overflowing with perfectly preserved treasures. Historic forts, sprawling plantations, centuries old antebellum homes and other storied landmarks exclusive to Charleston.

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Charleston Friendliness

Friendliness

Named Friendliest City in the 2010 Condé Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Awards, our legendary hospitality and graciousness are baked into our way of life. Best experienced in person.

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Charleston Lodging

Lodging

Our menu of lodging options is a dream come true for travelers. Choose from historic inns, famous beach resorts, luxury hotels and charming bed & breakfasts. Rest easy in Charleston.

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Charleston Restaurants

Restaurants

Chefs are stars here. The goodness they prepare shines bright on the national food scene. Enjoy Southern specialties and other flavors served in setting as delicious as the meals themselves.

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Charleston Shopping

Shopping

It's easy to spoil yourself or someone else with unique treasures only found in Charleston. Antique shops, local boutiques, name brand outlets, art galleries and jewelers await your arrival.

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Conde Nast Top City in the United States

Top City in the U.S.

Charleston, South Carolina voted "Top City in the United States" in the 2013 Condé Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Awards.
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You can even forsake the lowcountry, renounce it for other climates, but you can never completely escape the sensuous, semitropical pull of Charleston and her marshes.

- Pat Conroy, The Lords of Discipline

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