• Third Time is a Charm! For the third consecutive year, Charleston has been named #1 U.S. City/Condé Nast Traveler/ Reader's Choice Awards.

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  • Dining Shrine. Named one of the world's 10 Best Delicious Destinations for Foodies by Travelocity, the Charleston area is an epicurean's dream. From sustainable seafood to community-supported agriculture, molecular gastronomy to barbecue, crafting culinary-themed activities for your meeting is as easy as pie—Wadmalaw tomato pie!

  • Indelible Drink. All of world's coolest destinations have a signature drink-think Cape Cod, Singapore Sling and Blue Hawaii. Of course we're partial to our own Planter's Punch. Part rum, part pineapple juice and all Lowcountry, this tasty Caribbean-influenced Colonial libation is an authentic souvenir your attendees can sip on!

  • Fore Ashore! Born on the backs of sporty immigrants and bred by the likes of Tom Fazio-the modern sport's pre-eminent course architect, the area's legacy of golf is a fabled story full of accolades, near impossible pars and an epic "War by the Shore" that played out at Kiawah's Ocean Course during the 1991 Ryder Cup. Tell your attendees to pack their clubs, and we'll provide the greens.

  • Compelling Dwellings. Towering feats of Colonial architecture that lord over the harbor like sentinels standing watch, the museum-quality dwellings along Charleston's High Battery are a must stop tour spot for meeting attendees. These homes have to be seen to be believed!

  • Amuse Bouche. Sweet and savory, our southern fare often surprises visitors. Sure, we love a good Moonpie, but how about a crispy collard green wanton to go with your sweet tea vodka cocktail? Spruce up your breakaway sessions with a sampler of specialty snacks, including benne seed wafers and boiled peanuts.

  • Rays of Praise. Charlestonians are steeple people. Scores of traditional churches, temples and other houses of worship illustrate area's religion-tolerant history. Once the sun goes down, the local graveyards become popular stops on the walking tour circuit, one of the best ways to discover the history and lore behind the Holy City nickname.

  • Plantation Education. When cotton was king, the baronial estates that line the banks of the Ashley River were the height of southern aristocracy. A lot has changed since the plantation era, but the wonder and beauty of these rural attractions remain a compelling part of the local experience.

  • Buffet Hooray. When the setting is evocative, it doesn't require much to transform a meeting venue into a lively gathering space. Magnolia leaf garlands and a light garnish of nibbles will set the stage for attendee satisfaction, but should you want ice sculptures and pyrotechnics, our vendors have got you covered.

  • Cue the View. It's water-meets-sky at Mt. Pleasant's Waterfront Memorial Park, where the sunset view is especially memorable. Church steeples, palmetto fronds and the Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge's diamond-shaped spires cut graceful silhouettes in the golden light, a panorama uniquely captured by this new park.

  • Go Forth, North. Live shows and shopping, large conventions and a coliseum—North Charleston is a hub of activity. Located close to the airport and a short drive from the peninsula, this bustling area has welcomed everyone from Oprah Winfrey to American Idol hopefuls.

  • Sit a Spell. After a full day of meetings, relax and unwind in one of the area's picturesque parks, gardens or courtyards. The mild year-round weather means most evenings in the Lowcountry are an enchanting experience.

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Southern hospitality, world-class meeting sites, famed golf and tennis resorts and a stunningly beautiful location make Charleston meetings productive and memorable. Whether you’re celebrating company achievements, hosting critical board meetings or looking to inspire and recharge your team, we can help you plan the perfect event. Let’s get started.

What's new in the Charleston area: Spring 2014
Welcome to springtime in Charleston, where the scent of Carolina Jessamine, honeysuckle, and Lady Banksia rose mingles with briny Atlantic Ocean breezes.

The Third Time is Charming for Charleston: South Carolina’s Historic Coastal Destination Named #1 U.S. City by Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards for Third Consecutive Year
Condé Nast Traveler announced today the results of its 26th annual Readers’ Choice Awards, which recognizes the world’s leading travel brands and best cities. 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.

What's New in the Charleston, S.C. Area: Winter 2013
Charleston, S.C., named Condé Nast Traveler 2012 Readers’ Choice Awards Top U.S. City, is known for rich history, well-preserved architecture, coastal location, celebrated restaurant community and mannerly people. While indeed a veritable living museum, the Charleston area is also a bustling epicenter of hospitality as illustrated by the following news.

JetBlue Flights to Charleston, S.C., Now On Sale
JetBlue tickets to Charleston—the airline’s first destination in South Carolina—are now available for purchase at www.jetblue.com/new.

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Charleston Restaurant Week
The next installment of Charleston Restaurant Week is set for September 3-14, 2014!

Charleston Watersports Week
Come enjoy 10 days of continuous activities on the Lowcountry's greatest asset, water!

Plantation Days at Middleton Place
Middleton Place invites visitors to see what life on a Low Country plantation was like in the 18th and 19th centuries. On Nov. 15 and 16, the National Historic Landmark will welcome visitors to immerse themselves in Plantation Days, an annual event reflec

Kiawah Beverage Series
This series of collective beverage dinners will be spread over the course of the year, featuring seven participating outlets that will be highlighting their seasonal flavors paired with spirited beverages.

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