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“Is it the cobblestone streets? The colorful, historic row homes? The fantastic food? Whatever it is, Charleston’s got everyone thoroughly charmed once again. For the third consecutive year, Charleston’s been voted the No. 1 city in the United States in our Readers’ Choice Awards.”

— Condé Nast Traveler


Riding bicycles on Church Street in Charleston


It has fixed coordinates like every other city. You may locate it on a map, as it has appeared for the past 343 years. But Charleston truly exists somewhere else entirely—it abides in the hearts and minds of those who visit. A poetic place, Charleston is where charms dwell. The May issue of Condé Nast Traveler features a glorious eight-page spread on Charleston and its distinctive Southern allure. Click below to read this special magazine coverage.



Charleston’s award-winning hotels cater to travelers who desire the finest experiences imaginable. Luxuriate amid the splendor of handsome antiques and heirloom silver at an historic inn, or relax with a sea salt scrub at a sumptuous spa. While the hotels range in size and specialty, each property shares one key amenity: genuine hospitality.


Charleston Hotels


Charleston’s cocoon of gentility is a visual feast for anyone who enjoys curious details, secret alleyways, and an unexpected pop of blue.


Blue Wall of Charleston

Come. Discover what you find most charming. Fall in love with Charleston. Call it your own.

And be sure to take a moment to complete the 2014 Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards survey. Vote for Charleston!

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