In the News

We think the Charleston area is a sterling destination, but you don't have to take our word for it! Discover what others are saying about us: featured highlights of print and broadcast editorial are found here.


AFAR
January, 2015
"A toast to Charleston's new classic."

 
Southern Living
December, 2014
"In Charleston, South Carolina, Christmas is celebrated with pecan roasts aplenty, bourbon-spiked eggnog, and loads of antebellum charm. It's time to deck the halls, Lowcountry-style."

 
AAA Living
December, 2014
"Nestled on a peninsula in South Carolina's Lowcountry, Charleston is a coastal gem."

 
SouthPark
December, 2014
"Charleston's illustrious history, dining, and shopping make the southern city an ideal escape for the holiday season."

 
Conde Nast Traveler
November, 2014
"It's an abundance of top restaurants, easy day trips to beautiful beaches, and a slower, graceful way of living."

 
Garden & Gun
November, 2014
"The Holy City's hottest neighborhood isn't one you might expect."

 
Travel + Leisure
November, 2014
"Oak-lined streets, historic row houses, and creative Lowcountry cooking- South Carolina's oldest city has charm to spare."

 
Instyle
November, 2014
"Celebrate America's yummiest holiday with twists on tradition, care of top chefs in new culinary cities like Charleston, S.C. and Nashville."

 
Coastal Living
November, 2014
Kelly Kleisner of The Macintosh shares her recipe for Almond-Pear Pie with Coastal Living.

 
South
November, 2014
"End the day like a local by taking a pub and brewery tour of Charleston. Get the chance to see and hear the stories and gossip that go along with their long-standing tradition."

 
Condé Nast Traveler
November, 2014
Charleston, South Carolina, Named No. 1 Top City in the U.S. and No. 2 Top City in the World by Condé Nast Traveler 2014 Readers’ Choice Awards

 
Wake up with Al
October, 2014
AFAR magazine names Charleston among the spookiest cities to visit.
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Food & Wine
October, 2014
Poogan's Porch named among the America's haunted restaurants.

 
Fox News
October, 2014
"Charleston to me is like the diamond of South Carolina...it's old and it's historic and there is so much to do and so much history there and I just love it."- Lee Brice, Country Music Singer

 
CBS This Morning
October, 2014
Charleston has been voted #1 U.S. City by Conde Nast Traveler 2014 Readers' Choice Awards!
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The Travel Channel
October, 2014
The Travel Channel shares the Charleston area's local hangouts in "Charleston: Top 10 Locals List."
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Travel + Leisure
October, 2014
"You can wander with your sweetie on the old streets of this city and find tucked-away gardens—the feeling of romance is alive and well."

 
Southbound
October, 2014
"Charleston is a city of contrasts."

 
AAA World
October, 2014
"Charleston is, indeed, a welcoming, sophisticated city steeped in storied architecture, intriguing history, delicious Lowcountry cuisine, and attractions and events galore- surrounded by unspoiled beaches and complemented by pleasant weather much of the year."

 
Outside
September, 2014
"The South's coolest city oozes hospitality and has one of the country's finest culinary scenes."

 
U.S. Airways magazine
September, 2014
"Picturesque Charleston charms with its three hundred year-old cobblestone streets woven between confection-colored Antebellum mansions, flowering trees showering the sidewalks with colorful petals, and church steeples- not skyscrapers- dotting the skyline."

 
National Geographic Traveller
August, 2014
"Brace yourself for a proper Southern feast. With buttermilk pie, spicy fried chicken, sticky barbecue ribs and Mexican-style clams on the menu, this charming South Carolina city in the Lowcountry has seriously good taste."

 
The Weather Channel
July, 2014
Watch Sarah Spagnolo of Travel + Leisure share the results of the 2014 World's Best Awards.
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TODAY Show
July, 2014
"Charleston has all of this wonderful charm and elegance..."
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10Best.com
July, 2014
"Charleston, a much beloved coastal South Carolina city, boasts an array of classy stays perfect for couples who are visiting with romance in mind."

 
Good Morning America
July, 2014
Lara Spencer and Amy Robach, co-hosts of Good Morning America, choose Charleston as their favorite place.
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Forbes.com
July, 2014
"But most of all, Charleston oozes historic charm, from its cobblestone streets and centuries old architecture to its many important sites."

 
Style Me Pretty
July, 2014
Mini Moon guide to Charleston

 
MSNBC Morning Joe
July, 2014
Morning Joe announces that Charleston was named the named the No. 1 destination in the U.S. and Canada for the second consecutive year in Travel + Leisure's World's Best Awards!
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10Best.com
June, 2014
"Charleston and romance go together like Chicago and deep-dish pizza. Something about this historic, seaside South Carolina city just attracts love-seekers."

 
Athens Banner-Herald
June, 2014
"This city, which once made South Carolina the economic jewel of the colonial empire, has recurring emotional influences. A brief respite here leaves you pining for a return."

 
The Weather Channel
June, 2014
Watch Travel + Leisure's Sarah Spagnolo talk summer travel destinations with The Weather Channel including Kiawah Island Golf Resort.
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The Manual
June, 2014
"Charleston is well known for its’‘moonlight and magnolias’past, but today the little town is jostling with bigger cities because of its’ young and vibrant scene."

 
Wall Street Journal
June, 2014
"An Island-Hopping Southern Seafood Crawl from the bottom of Georgia up to Charleston, S.C., stopping for luxe lodging and delicious, dicey seafood shacks along the way."

 
The New York Times
June, 2014
"Like us, they were pursuing a favorite Charleston pastime: eating and drinking from morning until night."

 
New York Post
June, 2014
"Chefs are embracing farm-to-table cuisine, small-batch distilleries are popping up, and humble Lowcountry ingredients are being used in innovative ways."

 
Taste of the South
June, 2014
Butcher & Bee named among the South's best pimento cheese.

 
Travel + Leisure
June, 2014
"Long before he agreed to take over as host of the Late Show, Stephen Colbert was just another Charleston boy- swimming, fishing, and skateboarding down the quiet streets of what he recalls as a "sleepy Southern town." Today, the South Carolina city is still one of his favorite vacation spots."

 
2014 Summer in the South: Charleston, S.C.
June, 2014
Summer Guide to Charleston from Southern Living.

 
Condé Nast Traveler
May, 2014
Kiawah Island's Beachwalker Park named among Dr. Beach's "Best Beaches in America."

 
Virgin Atlantic
May, 2014
"Charleston has been described as a city set in a garden, and it’s easy to see why. No matter the season, greenery and flowers envelop Charleston in a lovely mix of artful design and haphazard beauty."

 
Lonny.com
May, 2014
"Where to go in Charleston, South Carolina"

 
The Miami Herald
May, 2014
"Downtown Charleston still puts history on stage as well."

 
NBC Today
May, 2014
Watch Chef Frank McMahon of Hank's Seafood and Brasserie Gigi prepare dishes for Mother's Day.
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The Daily Telegrah
May, 2014
"The home of Rainbow Row, Fort Sumter, and the eponymous twenties dance, Charleston is a wonderful city of contrasts."

 
AFAR
May, 2014
Table to book: The Ordinary

 
Condé Nast Traveler
May, 2014
"Charleston's got everyone thoroughly charmed once again."

 
Movoto
May, 2014
"Crab soup, cobblestones and anything iron wrought. These are only three things that will earn your way into a Charlestonian’s heart."

 
Travel + Leisure
May, 2014
Charleston named #7 among "America's Best Cities for Barbecue" by Travel + Leisure.

 
L.A. Travel
May, 2014
"With every invitation from our newfound Charleston friend to return, I realized that indeed, Charleston had stolen a piece of my hear. Even now, I am drawn to return and renew my love affair with this charming city. That's what's to love about Charleston."

 
Kentucky.com
April, 2014
"In a brief visit, I realized that there are lifetimes worth of things to see, do, taste and hear in this place where I might have grown up."

 
Los Angeles Times
April, 2014
"Southern hospitality is not a myth, they insisted, as they extolled the beauty of the area and its vigorous dining and bar scene."

 
Forbes.com
April, 2014
"At street level, though Charleston is a very worldly city, but in a manner that vibrantly mixes past and present."

 
The Sydney Morning Herald
April, 2014
"History dwells in this city's stones and bricks, but also seems to hang in the air, which in summer is humid and heavy with the scent of magnolia."

 
ESPN 2
April, 2014
"If you cannot find something to do in Charleston everyone you better stay home. You've got the scenery, you've got the beaches, tennis, and golf, and culinary delights."
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Flower
April, 2014
"Step into this charming Southern city's most glorious private and historic properties with the Historic Charleston Foundation's Festival of Houses and Gardens."

 
Southern Living
April, 2014
"We couldn't have asked for a more poetic start for our journey than the sign on Highway 171 welcoming us to "the Edge of America," the tagline adopted by the laid-back community of Folly Beach..."

 
LINKS
April, 2014
"Charleston is hot- and I'm not referring to the climate."

 
Nashville Lifestyles
April, 2014
"When it comes to South Carolina, Charleston may be the state’s crown jewel. But 25 miles outside of the city’s confines, a very different—and magical—world awaits: the coastal refuge of Kiawah Island."

 
ABC's The Chew
March, 2014
Chef Sean Brock makes Husk's fried chicken on ABC's The Chew
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Q by Equinox
March, 2014
"Follow our guide for a wholesome and active visit to this culinary destination."

 
Money
March, 2014
"With Southern food becoming increasingly popular in cities like New York and L.A., chefs in Charleston are drawing nationwide attention."

 
Southern Lady
March, 2014
"With a rich history written into its well-preserved architecture, moss-covered gardens, and quaint cobblestone streets, this charming South Carolina port town also boasts a cutting-edge food scene, fine-art galleries, and chic shopping districts."

 
Latitudes
March, 2014
"A stroll through the scenic gardens of Charleston's antebellum plantations reveals serene and riotous beauty: rainbow-hued azaleas, camellias and roses; fruit trees; bird species; and other natural delights."

 
Every Day With Rachael Ray
March, 2014
Scrambled Egg Odyssey featuring Chef Frank McMahon

 
USAToday.com
February, 2014
"Beyond an impressive assortment of chefs and personalities (Andy Ricker, Nancy Silverton, Charleston's own Sean Brock), many consider the star of the festival to be Charleston itself -- the historic city provides a variety of atmospheric event spaces such as the Old City Jail and the William Aiken House."

 
New York Daily News
February, 2014
"Long regarded as one of the great, traditional food cities of the south, Charleston has gone into culinary overdrive lately. New, innovative restaurants are popping up all over, transforming the local dining scene into one of the most dynamic in the region."

 
The Tennessean
February, 2014
"South Carolina city has abundance of dining options."

 
Harper's Bazaar
February, 2014
Harper's Bazaar shared a slideshow of photographer and vintage lover Angela Pham's visit to the Charleston area.

 
SouthPark
February, 2014
"It's one of the country's most romantic cities. It's easy to see why, really. After all, once you begin strolling hand in hand by oversize pillared porches and onto centuries-old cobblestone walkways between the Palmetto-lined streets, there's a good chance you'll find yourselves alone-no screaming kids, no deadlines. Just you."

 
Make it Better
February, 2014
"Whether you're planning a romantic weekend for two or a getaway with the girls, the charming intercoastal city of Charleston, South Carolina may be the perfect place to relax, unwind or fall in love again."

 
Lily Pulitzer
February, 2014
A Charleston Travel Guide by Lily Pulitzer

 
ABC's The Chew
January, 2014
Watch Chef Kevin Johnson of The Grocery on The Chew.
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Virgin Atlantic
January, 2014
“Situated in South Carolina’s bucolic Lowcountry, the Charleston area is a veritable living museum, thanks to pretty, preserved antebellum public buildings, mansions and plantations, lamp-lit cobblestone streets, the restored Historic Charleston City Market, and renowned restaurants serving farm- and sea-to-table southern cuisine the way it was prepared in the Lowcountry centuries earlier.”

 
Condé Nast Traveler
January, 2014
The Charleston Place Hotel, French Quarter Inn, HarbourView Inn, John Rutledge House Inn, Market Pavilion Hotel, Wentworth Mansion, Planters Inn, the Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort, and the Restoration on King were all included on the 2014 Condé Nast Traveler Gold List.

 
Food & Wine
January, 2014
The cooking school at Zero George Street was named among the best new cooking classes.

 
Virgin Atlantic
January, 2014
"Jazz may not have been born in Charleston, but there’s no denying the lowcountry’s impact on the genre. Today, jazz is celebrated throughout Charleston. We’ve selected a few of Charleston’s best jazz bars to give you a flavour of this city’s infectious music scene."

 
New York Daily News
December, 2013
"To get a taste of Southern hospitality, there's no better place to visit than Charleston, S.C."

 
Hot Springs on the GO
December, 2013
"From plantation estates and historic houses to cannons and coastal forts, the city has a colorful history as rich as its food."

 
Condé Nast Traveler
December, 2013
"Charleston sits on a peninsula surrounded by barrier islands. It's often veiled by a hazy golden light that can make the cityscape- pastel two-story houses all in a row, interrupted every so often by a pointy church spire- look as if it had been painted in watercolor."

 
New York Times
November, 2013
"Soak up the city's charm on two wheels, savor some shrimp and grits, then take in the view from a rooftop bar."

 
Kate Spade New York
November, 2013
"The original cobblestone streets and gas-lit alleys of the French Quarter define this historic district."

 
Conde Nast Traveler
November, 2013
For the third consecutive year, Charleston has been named the #1 U.S. City with an overall score of 83.2 from the Culture, Friendliness, Atmosphere, Restaurants, Lodging, and Shopping categories.

 
National Geographic Traveler
November, 2013
"A kid-pleasing combo of history and fun."

 
The Huffington Post
November, 2013
"There’s a reason Charleston has been voted America’s Best City three times over: the grits are spicy, the weather is warm, and the people are oh-so charming. This ain’t a resort town either, ya’ll-- the city’s got a history as rich as a biscuit covered in gravy."

 
Today Show
October, 2013
Family Circle magazine's Senior Associate Editor, Danielle Blundell names the Charleston area among America's Most Haunted Cities.
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The Charlotte Observer
October, 2013
"Charleston is known for rich history, celebrated restaurants, and great shopping. Keep these allures in mind, turn down the temperature a little, and it's ready for your winter visit."

 
Girlsgetaway.com
October, 2013
"With its rich history, Charleston, SC is ripe for haunted happenings."

 
Today Show
October, 2013
"Charleston - this is the third time in a row for Charleston. It has a population of 125,000. It's really got it all- Fantastic climate, 79 degrees and sunny today, historic, very beautiful, increasing number of fantastic restaurants."
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Ocean Home
October, 2013
"Historic architecture and contemporary icons merge perfectly in Charleston, South Carolina."

 
Associated Press
September, 2013
"...head through the tidal flats of the South Carolina Lowcountry to Charleston, about a two-hour drive away."

 
The Atlanta Journal - Constitution
September, 2013
"Think of the Palmetto State as a lavish quilt of culture."

 
Olive
September, 2013
"They call this the Holy City because of the number of churches gracing its street corners. These days, though, the city's restaurants could be its new tabernacles- for Charleston truly has become a venerable place to worship."

 
Family Fun
September, 2013
"It's part edgy beach town, part southern belle preservation society, with history that hits kid-friendly high notes and food that's adventurous but grounded in down-home roots."

 
Bon Appétit
September, 2013
"We've always loved the palmetto-lined streets and legendary Lowcountry cooking this city offers. But the real draw is a booming restaurant scene that has made it the South's most exciting food destination."

 
Southern Living
September, 2013
Southern Living names The Ordinary the best new restaurant in the South.

 
Latitudes
September, 2013
"Few luxury golf resorts can match the picturesque beauty of those found on the islands just outside Charleston."

 
Associated Press
September, 2013
"Go for the food: SC Island offers change of pace."

 
Martha Stewart Living
August, 2013
Charleston, South Carolina: Long known for its rich history, antebellum architecture, and genteel residents, this Low Country capital is quickly gaining a reputation as a culinary hot spot.

 
Birmingham Magazine
August, 2013
"Charleston is a city that mixes world-class quality with Southern home tradition. Its streets are lined with foodie-favorite restaurants, and one of its best offerings is Low Country fried fish. It boasts the art galleries and specialty stores of any modern city, but evidence of its 300-year history can be found on every corner."

 
Travel + Leisure ranks Charleston #1 City in the U.S and Canada
July, 2013
"Charleston really pulled it out this year...readers love it for the friendliness of the people, the antebellum charm of the beautiful historic buildings, and incredible local food scene. If you haven't had Sean Brock's food you must go to Charleston immediately!"
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The Huffington Post
June, 2013
"I am happy to report that in Charleston, South Carolina, unlike many American cities where it's sometimes hard to find anything original, it's hard to find anything that's not completely one-of-a-kind."

 
TODAY Show
May, 2013
"Let's talk a little bit about Charleston, South Carolina. We had such fun...It's so much better than advertised in all of the brochures. You read about how beautiful and great it is and then you get there and it is so much better than everything I read!"
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TODAY Show
May, 2013
"We're back in Charleston, South Carolina at the beautiful College of Charleston campus...it is so great to be in the South...We have had the best time in Charleston. It's one of the most charming places in the whole country."
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TODAY Show
May, 2013
"KLG and Hoda are live from Charleston! The ladies are touring Charleston, S.C. this week! They hit the town by horse-drawn carriage, enjoying the historic city market and plantation house Drayton Hall… all while dressed as Scarlett O'Hara. When in Rome, you know?"
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Travel + Leisure
May, 2013
Charleston, South Carolina: It's easy to love antebellum Charleston, with its scented gardens and live oaks, starched demeanor and polite exchanges of the day.

 
The New York Times Style Magazine
April, 2013
"By rediscovering the glories of Lowcountry cooking, Charleston put itself on the culinary map."

 
Better Homes & Gardens
April, 2013
"Founded in 1670, Charleston, South Carolina bills itself as "where history lives." Even cooler: You and the kids can live that history for yourselves at Middleton Place, a former plantation that's been transformed into a living history museum." Read more on Middleton Place and resident potter, Jeff Neale: www.charlestonly.com/blog

 
Southern Living
April, 2013
"While the Holy City is packed with antiques-filled B&Bs, few properties have been able to give the obligatory nod to Charleston's rich history without losing their sense of self."

 
Nashville Lifestyles
April, 2013
"For a weekend getaway that involves unforgettable meals, shopping, and wandering quaint cobble-stoned streets, Charleston should be on your radar."

 
U.S. Airways
April, 2013
"Charleston is an exciting food city, dotted with more fabulous restaurants than you can shake a fork at."

 
Bon Appétit
April, 2013
Butcher & Bee was named among the Foodist's top spots.

 
New York Times Magazine
March, 2013
"We went looking for spring, Mark and I, down in Charleston, S.C. a stunning city, rich with history both sad and ecstatic, in a region that offers a tremendous bounty of fresh ingredients and regional flavors."

 
Southern Living
March, 2013
"Charleston: With a flourishing arts and fashion scene and centuries old deep seated tradition, this coastal Atlantic town is elegant to its core."

 
Fox & Friends
March, 2013
"And live this morning from Charleston, South Carolina, one of the most fantastic towns in all of America, you can see Anna Kooiman is live."
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Architectural Digest
March, 2013
"Coursed by palmetto-lined promenades and graced with some of America's best-preserved historic architecture, Charleston, South Carolina, still bows to traditions-from Sunday suppers to sweet tea and pralines-while keeping up with the 21st century. The city is bursting with cosmopolitan energy..."

 
Philadelphia
March, 2013
"It hit me, as I strolled through Charleston’s gas-lit and cobblestoned French Quarter, that everything I loved about this unapologetically historic city was something I love about Philly as well: contained streets, colorful rowhomes, horse-drawn carriages bearing infatuated tourists, and the sense that for all its designer boutiques and craft cocktail bars, the city still hums with its own heritage."

 
Latitudes
March, 2013
"Look toward the sky from virtually anywhere in the Charleston Historic District and chances are you'll see a steeple. Towering spires decorate the skyline of South Carolina's oldest city, marking religious institutions that hold centuries of stories and an assortment of rich American history."

 
Departures
March, 2013
"Chef Mike Lata and I are standing in pluff mud on an oyster bed near Dewees Island just off Charleston, South Carolina, when he pops open an oyster with his pocketknife, hands it to me and says, "Here, eat that." I slurp it right from the shell. It's tender, salty and delicious, with just a hint of that Lowcountry mud. Lata watches for my reaction as if it's a dish he's been preparing all day. "The secret to an oyster is to serve it quickly," he says, prying one open for himself. "That way there's no time for it to lose its sense of place. A great Charleston oyster should taste like Charleston."

 
Bon Appétit
March, 2013
Husk restaurant named among The Top 20 Most Important Restaurants in America.

 
New York Post
February, 2013
"Turns out, Charleston is truly a “best of” the South: Flickering gas lamps adorn pastel, antebellum mansions; cobblestone streets offer views of colorful, formal gardens; horse-drawn carriages clip-clop alongside cars; and polite shopkeepers..."

 
Boston Globe
February, 2013
"A visit to the Holy City, so named for its historic houses of worship, pulls you back in time. Horse-drawn carriages transport tourists along cobblestone streets flanked by centuries-old, beautifully preserved, and impeccably manicured gardens and homes, many open to the public. From land, you can gaze across the harbor to Fort Sumter, where Union soldiers suffered the first hit in the Civil War. But Charleston comes with a fast-forward button, too. Lowcountry cuisine keeps raising the bar, and a new wave of boutiques and bars buoy several neighborhoods. Mix it all together for heavenly results."

 
Vogue
February, 2013
"Halfway through our baking, I telephoned Peninsula Grill in Charleston and inquired about their celebrated Ultimate Coconut Cake, which I had tasted on my previous trip to the city."

 
Delta Sky
January, 2013
Charleston, South Carolina: Why Now? With James Beard award-winning chefs at the helm, this sleepy Southern town is waking up hungry-and drawing tourists and foodies alike.

 
NPR
January, 2013
To tell us all about the Elvis Presley milkshake is Chef Sean Brock, owner of the restaurant Husk and McCrady's in Charleston, South Carolina. It's something he concocted to share with his staff as a treat. It goes great with cheeseburgers, he says.

 
Martha Stewart Weddings
December, 2012
Weeks were spent criss-crossing the States in search of just the right spot. Ultimately, they were drawn to Charleston, South Carolina. Known for its grace and hospitality, it also has an up-and-coming gastronomic scene, which appealed to these foodies.

 
Southern Living Weddings
December, 2012
Charleston, South Carolina, effortlessly merges the hip with the historic. That blend of old and new gets a spotlight with this basket's fun mix.

 
Today Show
November, 2012
Willie Geist talks with Conde Nast Traveler editor, Lisa Gill about the 25th annual reader's choice awards: "For the 2nd year in a row the top city in the U.S. and now top in the world is Charleston, S.C."
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Virtuoso Life
November, 2012
"Indeed, a hum of creative energy pulses throughout the city, from the cool new boutiques to the fanciest of kitchens that draw on the city's distinctive mix of English, French, African, and Caribbean influences."

 
Conde Nast Traveler
November, 2012
Columbia to Charleston, South Carolina: "Like Tuscany in the '80's and California a decade ago, The American South is in the grips of what one cultured gastronome in the food-obsessed city of Charleston described to me as "a culinary boom of epic proportions."

 
Mpls. St. Paul
November, 2012
"Charleston...is a jewel box of a period piece. Less green than industrious, it's filled with genteel old Southerners but is also thick with youth."

 
CBS This Morning
October, 2012
"Charleston...it's haunted and they've got lots of tours."
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The Guardian
October, 2012
"A food revolution in Charleston, US: Charleston is gaining a reputation among food lovers for its expertise with slow-cooked traditional southern food."

 
Martha Stewart Weddings
October, 2012
Charleston, S.C. is featured as a destination wedding in the special travel issue of Martha Stewart Destination Weddings Magazine.

 
Coastal Living
October, 2012
The Ocean Course: Kiawah Island Resort, Kiawah, S.C.: The PGA, one of golf's four majors, was played here in August, cementing Kiawah's position as one of the most respected and all golf communities on the Eastern Seaboard- with an arsenal of award-winning courses by Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player, and Tom Fazio. Pete Dye's starkly pretty Ocean Course is scary-good-stunning, daring, boldly featured, and nearly impossible to play.

 
Four Seasons
October, 2012
Going the whole hog got James Beard– nominated chef Craig Deihl into sausage-making. “I bought a whole pig, and from that point, not only did I buy the whole pig, but I had to make use of the whole pig,” says Deihl, of Cypress restaurant in Charleston, South Carolina.

 
The Dish
September, 2012
"In 2009, Mike Lata won the James Beard award for Best New Chef in the Southeast. His Charleston, S.C. restaurant, FIG, which stands for Food Is Good has received many rave reviews over the years. This December, he and his partner will open The Ordinary, an oyster bar and seafood hall. He joins us with his ultimate dish: baked sea bass and capers inlet clams."
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Martha Stewart Weddings
September, 2012
"Southern hospitality meet Hollywood glamour: Historic Charleston was the charming setting for the heartfelt nuptials of actress Eva Amurri and sports commentator Kyle Martino."

 
Brides
September, 2012
"The people and places you need to know to plan a wedding in Charleston."

 
Southern Charmer
September, 2012
"It's part edgy beach town, part southern belle preservation society, with history that hits kid-friendly high notes and food that's adventurous but grounded in down-home roots."

 
Today Show
August, 2012
"Kiawah Island- this is an island and a resort that Travel + Leisure readers are obsessed with. They love Kiawah Island- always voting it number 1 in our World's Best Family Destinations."
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HLN
August, 2012
Much of the history of towns like Charleston is bound up in the culture of its Gullah community, but Brown couldn’t find a tour that specialized in introducing people to that side of the city. So he started one.
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Newsweek
August, 2012
"Top Chefs Choose the 101 Best Places to Eat Around the World."

 
US Airways
August, 2012
"A rising star, Mike is the chef and co-owner at FIG (Food Is Good) in Charleston, South Carolina. He won the 2009 James Beard Award for Best Chef in the Southeast."

 
TNT
August, 2012
"Charleston, South Carolina: Here you will discover a remnant world of the bygone Old South. The time worn cobblestone streets, the preserved antebellum homes, the unspoiled Atlantic beaches. History lives here."
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Wall Street Journal
May, 2012
Horse-drawn carriages still roll past pristine, prettily hued antebellum homes. Craggy live oaks shade the streets, and Confederate jasmine perfumes the air...But despite its slow-paced gentility, Charleston i s no relic-not with the authentically preppy boutiques arts festivals that bring together everything from modern dance to bluegrass music...and chefs who take local staples like shrimp, grits, and rice to new heights.

 
Harrod's
April, 2012
Southern Comfort: Roll up your chinos and kick back in style in this season’s American-inspired leisure separates

 
Hemispheres
August, 2012
"Older than the United States itself, the Rutledge House is the perfect spot for History Channel devotees, architecture buffs and people who want to be able to say that they and George Washington have eaten breakfast in the same place..."

 
Wake Up with Al: The Beauty of Charleston
July, 2012
"Travel + Leisure Digital Projects Editor Sarah Spagnolo stops by to talk about one of the top destinations in North America, Charleston, S.C."

 
Vogue
July, 2012
"Charlestons farm to table hero Sean Brock is leading a revival in traditional Southern cooking Jeffrey Steingarten pulls up a chair."

 
OutServe
July, 2012
"Behind the wrought-iron gates and shy, sideways-facing entries of opulent 250-year-old homes lies a colorful city with regionally renowned cuisine, hot beaches, and the subtly, snarky charm of the old South."

 
Men's Health
June, 2012
"A journey of a thousand meals begins with a single bite, and if there is a better bite than Brock's crispy pig-ear lettuce wraps, I have yet to sink my teeth into it."

 
Coastal Living
June, 2012
"If heaven had a zip code, it would have to be 29455."

 
No Reservations: Catching Yellow Fin Tuna
May, 2012
"Tony and fellow chefs [Sean Brock] witness a new way of fishing while in Japan."
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AFAR
May, 2012
"Bars reinvent Southern spirits, boutiques showcase new spins on cotton, and the annual Spoleto Festival (May 25 through June 10) draws world-class actors, dancers, and musicians."

 
Food and Travel
May, 2012
"Charleston has always drawn admirers but its appeal lies deeper than its perfectly groomed streets."

 
Museum Mysteries: H.L. Hunley
April, 2012
"Charleston, South Caroina: It was in this bustling port city that the Civil War began...What happened to the Hunley and it's crew?"
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National Geographic Traveler
March, 2012
"Charleston's stately manors still gleam, but indie shops and top chefs give the city fresh polish."

 
Distinction
February, 2012
"Charleston, a taste like no other city."

 
Morning Joe at the Mills House in Charleston, S.C.
January, 2012
"Comedy Central host Stephen Colbert joins Morning Joe on set in South Carolina to discuss his exploratory committee to run for United States of S.C., and his recent team-up with Herman Cain."

 
Charleston: Tour the No. 1 travel destination
November, 2011
"Jeff Glor takes a tour of Charleston, S.C., a city full of old southern style, charm, and hospitality that was most recently voted as the No. 1 travel destination among cities in North America."

 
Insider's Charleston
November, 2011
"As the home of Ft. Sumter, Charleston took center stage during the 150th anniversary of the Civil War this year. But mostly the city looks toward the future. In the last few years, it's cosmopolitan restaurant and cultural scenes have flourished."

 
The New Yorker
October, 2011
No man loves pigs more than Homer Sean Brock.

 
Bon Appetit
September, 2011
Bon Appetit named Husk Best New Restaurant in America for 2011. Chef Sean Brock, who won the 2010 James Beard Foundation Best Chef Southeast Award, opened Husk in November 2010.

 
The New York Times
September, 2011
"On the June morning when the Great Hall at the Charleston City Market, in Charleston, S.C., reopened to the public after an 18-month renovation, spotting the locals amid the vacationing throngs was easy."

 
Sophisticated Living
September, 2011
"Even though I left Charleston a few months ago, it is still with me. I am not talking about the indelible memories, photographs or souvenirs picked up along the way, but rather the few pounds I happily acquired over a week of overindulging in some of the best cuisine I have experienced in recent memory."

 
Saveur
May, 2011
"If you think of fried food as cloddish, you need to eat seafood in the Lowcountry. Because the freshest oysters, shrimp, and flounder have always been so readily available, local cooks have evolved a style of cooking that's as exquisite as tempura, the point being to halo flavor rather than to smother it." Click the cover to read more.

 
Southern Living
May, 2011
Read the May issue to discover "Five Farm-Fresh Treats" available at the Charleston Farmers Market as well as the Black Guinea Hogs favored by Chef Craig Deihl of Cypress. Click the thumbnail to read more.

 
Everyday with Rachael Ray
May, 2011
"Charleston is having a moment. And it has almost everything to do with food. A fresh spirit has swooped in and lit up the town's restaurant scene, where chefs are breaking ground by, first and foremost, celebrating Southern tradition and homegrown ingredients." Click the cover to read more!

 
Travel + Leisure
May, 2011
Matt and Ted Lee, cookbook authors, offer their perspective on the Charleston area in the May issue of T+L. Click the cover to read more.

 
Wine Enthusiast
April, 2011
"A crop of winecentric bars and cutting-edge restaurants give visitors a taste of luxurious Lowcountry living in this charming coastal city." Click the cover to read more.

 
Smithsonian
April, 2011
"On the afternoon of April 11, 1861, a small boat flying a white flag pushed off from the tip of the narrow peninsula surrounding the city of Charleston." Click the cover to read more.

 
Style
March, 2011
"Our hungry correspondent takes a culinary tour of Charleston and finds Food Network stars at every stop." Click the cover to read more.

 
Southern Living
January, 2010
The Charleston area earned several nods in the January 2011 issue of Southern Living. Click the cover to read highlights from the issue.

 
Woman's Day
October, 2010
A great itinerary for a visit to the Charleston area in this issue of Woman's Day. Click the cover to read highlights from the issue.

 
Food & Wine
September, 2010
Chef Sean Brock earns high praise for his pulled pork in this issue of Food & Wine. Click the cover to read highlights from the issue.

 
Outside
August, 2010
Outside named Charleston as one of the nation's top 25 Best Small Towns. Click the cover to read highlights from the issue.