• 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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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 Area: Fall 2013
Charleston, S.C., named #1 U.S. City in the Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards and #1 City in U.S. and Canada by Condé Nast Traveler 2012 Readers’ Choice Awards, 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.

CHARLESTON IS RANKED NO. 1 ON THE TRAVEL + LEISURE 2013 WORLD’S BEST AWARDS LIST OF TOP CITIES IN THE U.S. AND CANADA
Charleston was voted the Top City in the U.S. and Canada in the Travel + Leisure 2013 World's Best Awards Survey.

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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67th Annual Spring Festival of Houses and Gardens
Set amid the historic ambiance of the city’s Old & Historic District, this series of award-winning tours showcases Charleston’s distinctive architecture, history, gardens and culture.

2014 Easter Egg Hunt at Magnolia Plantation
Eggbert Hopps, Magnolia Plantation and Garden’s mascot, has stuffed thousands of plastic eggs with candy and prizes for the 2014 Easter Egg Hunt on April 19.

27th Annual Town of Mt. Pleasant Blessing of the Fleet
On April 27, Mt. Pleasant will host its Annual Blessing of the Fleet. A safe and prosperous shrimping season is the sentiment of this community-supported benediction that dishes up fresh seafood and showcases local crafts.

Gibbes Street Party 2014
Meeting Street will be transformed into a multi-cultural bazaar where East meets West!

North Charleston Art Festival
The annual nine-day celebration of arts and culture highlights national, regional and local artists and performers in the areas of Dance, Music, Theatre, Visual Arts, Crafts, Photography, Media Arts and Literature.

7th Annual Charleston Dragon Boat Festival
On May 3, 2014 the 7th Annual Charleston Dragon Boat Festival takes place at Brittlebank Park.

2nd Sunday on King Street
Enjoy shopping and dining and surprises on King Street in Downtown Charleston.

Charleston Farmers Market
Come on down to Marion Square each Saturday from April 12th - December 20th to get a taste of what the Lowcountry has to offer!

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

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