A WALK ABOUT TOWN: Take a leisurely stroll through Charleston’s Historic District to spot abodes adorned with flickering copper carriage lanterns and greenery.
WATERFRONT STROLL: A stroll along Charleston’s waterfront promenade is a favorite pastime of visitors and locals alike!
PARTY ON THE PIAZZA: Bluegrass, bloody marys and pimento cheese bites are necessities for a party on the piazza.
SET SAIL: Soak up some vitamin sea & spot flippered friends during an afternoon sail in Charleston Harbor.
SPOT A RAINBOW: The thirteen frequently photographed homes that stretch from 79 – 107 East Bay Street in Charleston’s famed Historic District look like a watercolor painting and are an indelible part of the city’s character.
HOLY CITY: Completed in 1761, St. Michael’s is the oldest church edifice in the city and one of the few churches in America to retain its original design. It was here that George Washington worshipped during his tour of the South in 1791.
SPOT A LARGER THAN LIFE SIZED PINEAPPLE: Did you know the pineapple represents hospitality? Stroll to Waterfront Park and discover this iconic Charleston monument.
CHARMED BY CHARLESTON: Come. Discover what you find most charming. Fall in love with Charleston. Call it your own.
CRUISE THROUGH CHARLESTON: One of the best ways to #ExploreCharleston is on two wheels!
Charleston truly is a “city set in a garden.”
EVERY SPRING: Visitors and locals alike are invited to take a peak behind garden gates and piazza doors during this venerable annual tour of 150 privately-owned homes sponsored by Historic Charleston Foundation.
Tickled pink in Charleston!
FARMERS MARKET LOVE: Whenever there is a thriving restaurant scene serving fresh, local, seasonal foods, there is bound to be a vibrant farmers market (or multiple markets) nearby. That is the case in Charleston, where more than a half dozen different markets take place across the region.
SOUTHERN ALLURE: Soak up the city’s charm on two wheels, savor the shrimp and grits, then take in the seaside view from a rooftop bar.
DID YOU KNOW the only tea garden in America that cultivates tea for public sale is found in Charleston? We love the scenic arrival at the Charleston Tea Plantation.
AT THE SANCTUARY, a high polish walnut-plank floor and plush carpet in soothing marsh tones lead to sister staircases, the grandeur of which can make even the most jaded Scarlett swoon.
Charlestonly Ambiance in April
STROLL THROUGH SPLENDOR: When colonists settled Charleston in 1680, an urban development plan called the Grand Model established an orderly grid of streets. It is fun to wander and discover but difficult to get lost in the historic district.
HOLY CITY IDENTITY: Lulled by perfumed air and a languid pace, Charleston is an unexpectedly seductive place. The city gazes at the Atlantic Ocean amid a saltmarsh palate rich in straw-ruffled and cerulean hues. Church bells and cheerful sea island accents compose a timeless score. A heady aroma of secret gardens coquettishly winks at briny sea breezes. Locals lovingly call it the Lowcountry, an idyllic place that etches its imprint on visitors.
CHARLESTONLY STATE OF MIND: 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.
A floral enveloped steeple as seen from Marion Square.
A COLORFUL, OLD SOUL: Charleston’s cocoon of gentility is a visual feast for anyone who enjoys curious details, secret alleyways, and an unexpected pop of blue.
GRACE AMID GRANDEUR: One of America’s most architecturally significant destinations, Charleston’s chronology is evident at every turn. Cobblestone streets and copper carriage lanterns wear the polish of several centuries, a burnished roadmap through time.
PEEK INSIDE: Festooned with wrought iron gates, Charleston gardens invite a peek within.
DID YOU KNOW? One of the oldest public markets in America is located in Charleston? Be sure to visit the more than 300 vendors who sell their wares daily at the Charleston City Market!
AS COLORFUL AS THEY ARE SWEET & DELICIOUS: Vine-ripened tomatoes grown in Charleston
GRACE IN THE HOLY CITY: We don’t have skyscrapers. We have steeples. The Charleston peninsula’s skyline is speckled with church spires, a beautiful illustration of the city’s nickname: the Holy City.
Biscuits and gravy… barbecue and mustard sauce — we love Saturdays in Charleston!
EXQUISITE DETAILS abound and reveal themselves when Charleston is explored on foot.
FLOWER FANTASIA: The Saturday morning Farmers Market in Marion Square is a great place to pick up fresh cut flowers.
TROT BACK IN TIME at Middleton Place, where visitors may explore the sprawling grounds from the gentle pace of a horse-drawn carriage.
GREEN SCENE: Lulled by perfumed air and a languid pace, Charleston is an unexpectedly seductive place.
Sorghum syrup, molasses or honey… what’s your favorite biscuit topper?
Exquisitely preserved Antebellum wonders and soul-stirring landscapes await…
BLOOMS FOR DAYS… literally, thanks to Charleston’s subtropical climate.
THE SANCTUARY POOL is where the best of two worlds collide: the panoramic view of the ocean paired with the comfort of umbrella-shaded chaises and cheerful servers who deliver fresh fruit smoothies to thirsty guests. Time, baked by the sun, slows down and the harried world seems far, far away.
HEAD DIRECTLY TO THE LAWN of The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort and have a seat on an ocean-facing Adirondack chair. Feel the sun on your face, hear the waves in your ear, and breathe in fresh air. Ahhhh…. Total relaxation has begun.
FROM THE OUTSIDE, The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort resembles an oversized seaside mansion, the sort of hushed estate that would fit right in with Newport’s storied turn-of-the-19th-century summer residences. Thanks to a gentle rise in the land on which the hotel sits, a sweeping, unobstructed ocean view greets everyone who walks through the front door.
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