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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.

September, 2021

This City Was Just Voted the Best in the U.S. for the 9th Year by Travel + Leisure Readers

The annual World's Best issue, out now, also names the best international city, hotels, islands and more!

September, 2021

Meet the Women of Charleston Who Make a Difference Now and Then

From their determination to improve the quality of life, Charleston’s women entrepreneurs deserve celebration.

September, 2021

A Long Weekend In Charleston, South Carolina

This southern city is known for its amazing cuisine, architecture, attractions and, of course, its famous southern charm. It also has a whole lot of history. For example, Charleston has one of the oldest historic districts in the United States. It is home to four signers of both the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. Charleston is also home to one of the first theaters in America. Whether you're into history, cuisine, outdoor adventure or just looking for a long lazy weekend in one of the prettiest cities in the south, Charleston has you covered.

August, 2021

The New Southern Tastemakers

For the past two years, we’ve gathered with the South’s most stylish women in our Birmingham headquarters for roundtable chats and high-energy photo shoots. This year, in light of COVID-19, things looked a little different: We moved the conversation online and wrangled portraits from seven cities instead. But not even a pandemic could squash the spirits of our 2021 Southern Living Tastemakers—10 thoughtful, talented women who make our region a more beautiful place to call home.

July, 2021

Maxim

This vibrant South Carolina city boasts fantastic food and cocktails, stylish hotels and chic shops.

July, 2021

These 5 New Hip Hotels Are Reason to Head to Charleston

From chic rooftop clubs to a champagne bar, these South Carolina hot spots have it all

June, 2021

America's Caddie

Part travelogue, part golf history lesson, part celebrity hangout – America's Caddie combines it all into a magazine-style road show hosted by the one-of-a-kind Collins.

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June, 2021

The Kelly Clarkson Show

"The Kelly Clarkson Show" will present the biggest newsmakers and names in film, television and music; as well as emerging new talent and people who are beacons of hope in their communities. Kelly will also connect with everyday people and everyday relatable issues.

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April, 2021

All Sides of the Story

As historic sites expand their narratives, travelers benefit

April, 2021

The Top Restaurants and Hotels To Visit in Charleston

Magnolias are in bloom and temperatures are ideal—delightfully warm and not yet scorching—in Charleston, South Carolina, making this the top time to stroll through one of the South’s most picturesque and inviting cities. Perhaps most famous for its role in Civil War and the quirks of its Edwardian era “Charleston single houses,” the city’s history predates the American Revolution by more than 100 years and plenty of its 17th century architecture remains today, giving the historic district more range than most in the U.S. can boast. Whichever era or style you plan to ogle most, you’ll need to refuel between strolls along Charleston’s bewitchingly beautiful streets, and the city’s eat-local obsession combined with its unique lowcountry cuisine give it a culinary scene worth sampling heartily. To get you started, here are 6 top restaurants in Charleston, from fine dining to casual, along with 3 hotels for 3 types of traveler to keep you rested between bites.

April, 2021

Perfectly Pleasant

Get to know the quieter side of Charleston with a cross-harbor trip to Mount Pleasant

March, 2021

Where To Eat in Charleston Now

For all of its beautiful architecture, incredible history and scenic beaches, one of the highlights about Charleston is the food. Most cities in the South have a distinctive gastronomic culture with dishes and flavors that are entirely their own. Think BBQ in Nashville or a po’ boy in New Orleans. Charleston is no exception. The city’s oceanside locale gives it plenty of access to fresh seafood- couple that with the zesty and spicy flavors that the South is known for, and you’re in for a fantastic culinary adventure that’s reason enough to make a trip. Charleston has no shortage of restaurants, but the following is a list of some of my favorite spots in town.

February, 2021

Families Are Leading a New Wave in Black Travel. Here’s Why

For many parents, showing their kids the world is about both the past and the future.

February, 2021

Heart of the Lowcountry

Along the South Carolina and Georgia coasts, the Gullah-Geechee community guards a unique food culture born from Central and West African roots. Michael W. Twitty embarks on a pilgrimage to explore how the past informs the region's modern-day chefs, farmers, and culinary custodians.

February, 2021

A Tale of Two Charlestons

The great-great-great grandson of an enslaved person revisits the Southern city and its plantations as they reckon with the past.

December, 2020

These Beautiful Charleston Hotels Are Making the Holidays Extra-magical This Year

These Charleston hotels go all-out for the holiday season.

December, 2020

The Friendliest Cities in the U.S.: 2020 Readers' Choice Awards

The places that stayed with you in a year when travel may have been out of reach.

December, 2020

An insiders’ guide to Charleston

Four notable locals show us how to do their town, their way

December, 2020

Charleston

Your definitive guide to the Holy City

November, 2020

7 Things To Do in Beautiful Charleston, SC in the Fall

If you’ve never visited Charleston, South Carolina, you are missing out. Charleston feels like a historical time capsule with a modern vibe. The port city, founded in 1670, has original cobblestone streets, horse-drawn carriage rides, and charming neighborhoods lined with antebellum mansions. It is a fantastic foodie destination that has an incredible bar scene (especially on the rooftops). If you like shopping, there are boutiques galore on King Street, and if you love history, there are a variety of tours of all the impressive sites both on land and on the water.

October, 2020

Baked Goods, Gullah History, and American Art in Charleston

This one-day walking and driving tour of Charleston takes you through its historic center but also out of the tourist bubble, to see where real Charlestonians live and play.

October, 2020

How Charleston's Black Residents Have Shaped the City

The Black residents of Charleston have always shaped the city's identity, and their influence today is as palpable as ever, from food to art.

September, 2020

Get Lost: 72 Hours Exploring Charleston’s Southern Charm

Any place that seamlessly melds Black history, culture, food and beautiful beaches is worth visiting — especially if you’re looking for a socially distant getaway that won’t break the bank. Long hailed as one of the South’s most beloved-tourist destinations from locals and those hailing from other regions around the United States, South Carolina’s historic city is filled with moss-covered oaks, picturesque squares, and historic plantation museums that lend it the quaint, but exciting atmosphere its known for.

September, 2020

AAA Vacation Guide

Charleston’s entire downtown is a designated National Historic Landmark District with dozens of 18th- and 19th-century buildings preserved along brick-lined streets. At several historic homes, visitors can explore gardens typical of the period, interiors that include original furnishings, and well-maintained exteriors that make the city so unique.

July, 2020

Luxury Magazine

Celebrate the city’s 350th birthday among the cobblestone streets and colorful row homes of its Historic District. Slip into a swimsuit, sandals, and an easy-does-it way of life on the Mount Pleasant side of South Carolina’s port city.

April, 2020

Forbes

If there was ever a time to relive your childhood love of coloring, it would be right now. Researchers have found that coloring can put you into a meditative state that eases anxiety. You don’t need to dig out an old coloring book to get some art therapy, though—just head over to the highlights of Explore Charleston’s Instagram stories to download some black-and-white line drawings of your favorite Charleston attractions. It’s got coloring book-style designs of Low Country sunsets, Leon’s Oyster Shop, FIG and Rainbow Row, just begging for your artistic touch.

March, 2020

Southern Living Magazine

2020 Southern Living South’s Best Awards

February, 2020

YourTango

The low country welcomes nearly four million visitors annually and it's easy to see why: as one of the South's most esteemed cities (and the oldest and largest in South Carolina), Charleston is charm, defined. Cobblestone streets, historic mansions, share the road with horse-drawn carriages, and true living history on every street.

February, 2020

Weddings In Houston

From the time Tanya Gurrieri got her start with Atlanta's renowned Bold Catering & Design nearly 20 years ago, she knew that she'd found her life's passion. A "leap of faith" led her to hook up with a chef / partner and launch her own catering firm, Charleston, S.C.'s Salthouse Catering, as a way to "control our own destiny instead of having others control it for us," she says.

February, 2020

Weddings In Houston

The historic South Carolina city of Charleston beckons brides and grooms to revel in her majesty, he mansions and her many excellent dining establishments. Along with first prize hotels and gracious inns, superb cuisine and guest activities galore, you can expect a healthy helping of Southern hospitality at your Charleston wedding.

February, 2020

Weddings In Houston

Charleston may be the perfect destination wedding locale, but the city's art, architecture, cuisine, cocktails and Southern charm also make it a great spot for a pre-wedding girls' getaway or mother-daughter retreat. It's called the "lowcountry" for a reason: The highest spot in the city is about 12 feet above sea level. In the lowcountry; the sea is in the air... and shrimp and grits may very well be on the plate!

February, 2020

CBS This Morning

CBS This Morning features the Holy City as they discuss Charleston's roots.

February, 2020

The Epoch Times

"Walk around the historic district here—delight in the grand architecture of both colonial and antebellum eras; relish the cobblestone lanes and the gas lanterns on posts and along walls; admire the wrought-iron fences, gates, and balconies; enjoy the lovely landscaping and take pleasure in the lovely colors. It’s easy to understand why Charleston is ranked as one of the country’s best-preserved cities."

January, 2020

Forbes

"Everything takes on a slower pace; even the locals understand the best time of year to enjoy Charleston is January to March—it’s the city’s official social season."

December, 2019

Forbes Italy

Staying in America, if there is one place that should never be missing from a top notch scrapbook, it's Charleston, South Carolina. One of the most sophisticated and romantic destinations in the United States, where tropical atmospheres enclose an intact colonial architecture.

November, 2019

Travelocity

"Charleston is one of America’s most beloved cities, a Southern jewel rich in history and exploration, but it’s also a great place to relax and rejuvenate."

October, 2019

AAA Alabama Journey

"The weather is cool, the crowds have died down, and dressed up antebellum mansions line the streets. It's fall in Charleston, South Carolina..."

October, 2019

Conde Nast Traveller

"That summed up Charleston, South Carolina, for me: well-made, thoughtful, sophisticated, not without a certain humor. It is a city for wandering alone, for getting lost, its neighborhoods revealing themselves like stage screens in the theater. The colors of its clapboard buildings and their shutters, unfolded like book covers, open to a bright new day."

October, 2019

Forbes Travel Guide

"The romance of Charleston goes beyond the facade of a stunning Southern city. Culture runs deep here, from the beautiful architecture and thought-provoking art to the amazing culinary traditions, and its something everyone can get behind."

October, 2019

New York Times

"CHARLESTON, S.C. — Witold Rybczynski, an architecture critic, author and emeritus professor of urbanism at the University of Pennsylvania, was sitting in the lobby of a chain hotel here, trying to peg the elusive charm of this city. After all, as Mr. Rybczynski wrote in his new book, “Charleston Fancy” (Yale University Press), the city of 130,000 people has no world-famous buildings, no grand boulevards and few public squares of any attractiveness. And yet, nearly 7.2 million tourists visited last year."

October, 2019

Forbes Travel Guide

"The romance of Charleston goes beyond the façade of a stunning Southern city. Culture runs deep here — from the beautiful architecture and thought-provoking art to the amazing culinary traditions — and it’s something everyone can get behind."

August, 2019

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

"Charleston, South Carolina, can be downright steamy this time of the year, but things really heat up when the sun goes down. After a long day of roaming the cobblestone streets of this charming waterfront city with its majestic antebellum mansions and iconic fountains, you may be tempted to turn in early, but resist the urge. You dont want to miss out on the vibrant nightlife."

August, 2019

Independent

"There’s plenty to explore: whether that’s by wandering through the birthday colored historic downtown streets; swaying gently on a rocking chair on a porch of an old clapboard house; exploring layers of history and its pencil-thin church spires."

July, 2019

AFAR

"From the arrival of the first slave ship through the civil rights era and into the present, Charleston's black residents have shaped the Holy City's food culture, art, music, agriculture, faith, and its national reputation. A visit to these landmarks can help create a fuller understanding of the city."

July, 2019

Travel + Leisure

"For the seventh year in a row, this Southern belle stands above the rest, charming travelers with Lowcountry hospitality, picturesque streets, and a culinary scene that ranges from casual barbecue to refined tasting menus."

July, 2019

Garden & Gun

"When blooming jasmine cascades over wrought-iron railings and Charlestonians can barely cross King Street without running into a Spoleto Festival performer in town for the city's annual arts extravaganza, tearoom season is in full swing."

June, 2019

Business Traveller

"The elegant streets are lined with palmettos (the state tree), and magnificent oaks draped with the Spanish moss. In the private gardens that dot the city, explosions of pink, red and white camellias vie for attention with purple and red crape myrtle trees, and vivid pink oleander bushes. It is this sumptuous beauty, the preponderance of Southern manners, the rich history and the food and art scene that makes it such a winning posting for international business executives."

May, 2019

The New York Times

"More than seven million tourists a year crowd Charleston's charming streets, some with homes that date to the early 1700s. "

May, 2019

National Geographic Traveler

"Charleston is known for conviviality, as a visit to any of its buzzing bars will reveal. It's not just the local atmosphere that makes for a lively evening. There's plenty of South Carolina history to pour in a traveler's glass as well."

April, 2019

AFAR

"Charleston has a thriving, multicultural downtown. The 3.5-mile-long peninsula containing 12 small, eclectic neighborhoods has become a beacon for creative professionals from New York and other major U.S. cities looking for more laid-back lives."

March, 2019

The Sunday Times

"On April 4, British Airways is starting direct flights from London to Charleston, South Carolina, a small city (population 775,000) with enormous charm. Its pastel-coloured period architecture - from Georgian to gothic revival, clapboard to Italianate - is enchanting. "

February, 2019

Hemispheres

"The Holy City is a mecca for tourists 6.9 million came in 2017, probably half of them for a wedding who are just as hungry for rice grits and selfies in front of Georgian row houses as they are for a history lesson. What theyll find will fill them up and still leave them asking for seconds, albeit very politely."

February, 2019

Delta Sky Magazine

"Charleston is a city meant for meandering. Poised on a peninsula surrounded by salt marshes, rivers, barrier islands, and Charleston Harbor, it has a sprawling natural landscape rife with unique flora and fauna. The Holy City's residents are perhaps its best storytellers, though, warmly welcoming visitors and inviting them to slow down and take it all in. "

February, 2019

British Airways' High Life

"As one of the USA's most historic cities, Charleston has been attracting visitors for centuries and, with British Airways' new direct flight linking the South Carolina city directly with London (and Europe), the trend looks set to continue."

January, 2019

CNN

The Charleston area was featured in the Wander Musts series on CNN. The segment aired three times barring breaking news!

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January, 2019

WOMEN'S HEALTH

"Charleston is a modern city with over 300 years of history and culture. Select from an array of romance packages in which you can stay in a boutique hotel or a posh 19th-century mansion. "

December, 2018

FORBES

"This year, Travel + Leisure readers named Charleston, South Carolina the number one favorite city in the U.S. for the sixth year in a row. Conde Nast Traveler readers also chose Charleston as the most popular city in America for the eighth consecutive year."

December, 2018

Southern Living

"Charleston is so famous, so historic, so classic, that the promise of the holidays here is like an idealized scene on the facade of a cardboard Advent calendar."

December, 2018

National Geographic Traveler

"Charleston is on a quest to study and acknowledge the previously ignored African-American contributions to its story."

November, 2018

TODAY Show

The TODAY Show announced that they will be broadcasting at the 2019 Charleston Wine + Food Festival. The news was shared on TODAY.com

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November, 2018

Travel + Leisure

"Charleston sits firmly at the top of many travelers' lists of favorite places. And with good reason"

October, 2018

Conde Nast Traveler

"The city's roots may be its rich Southern history, but Charleston stands fully in the now."

October, 2018

WORTH

"Or maybe it’s just the fact that Charleston is a sophisticated city with strong educational, cultural and philanthropic institutions, areas in which American women have traditionally held influence."

August, 2018

Women's Health

"With a year-round growing season, the farm-to-table movement has exploded, and [Charleston] chefs are turning the local fare into flavor bombs."

August, 2018

Good Housekeeping

"If youre a sucker for Southern charm, rich history, and Insta-worthy spots, prepare to swoon over everything"

August, 2018

Travel + Leisure

August, 2018

New York Lifestyles Magazine

"Charleston is a food lover's mecca where one can sample all the enticing eateries and experience the cuisine from so many gifted chefs."

July, 2018

Conde Nast Traveler

"What better time to come to the culinary capital of the south than September, when it hosts both a Restaurant Week and a Beer Week?"

July, 2018

TODAY Show

Charleston, South Carolina has been voted the No. 1 City in the U.S in the Travel + Leisure 2018 World's Best Awards for the sixth consecutive year.

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June, 2018

AFAR

"Charleston would be nothing without the Gullah-Geechee culture, period..."

June, 2018

PASSPORT

"There is a certain vibe that radiates from the cobblestone streets of Charleston....This kind of tangible energy is all over Charleston. From the echoes of history found at countryside plantations to the laughter, aroma, and flavors found at a hot new restaurant, Charleston is a city that all your senses will appreciate."

June, 2018

House Beautiful

May, 2018

London Evening Standard

"From fabulous food to historical homes and cute independent shops, Charleston is one of America's small city gems."

May, 2018

Conde Nast Traveler

"Charleston's history is central to its experience, and the city's Historic Charleston Foundation, along with several other organizations, maintain several historic homes and properties that will give you a deep dive into the area's background. "

May, 2018

Denver Life Magazine

"Like a sweet Southern belle whose appeal only seems to get more potent as the years go by, South Carolina's oldest and largest city offers beautiful architecture, a vibrant food scene, history that dates back to the 17th century and extreme walkability."

April, 2018

The New York Times

"Here in 'The Neck,' where seven breweries have opened within a short bike ride of each other in the last three years, serendipity is celebrated, dogs and chicken are welcome, and you can come as you are."

May, 2018

Conde Nast Traveler

People gravitate to Charleston for a lot of reasons: its buzzing restaurants and bars, eclectic art and style scenes, its utter curb appeal, proximity to water, its rich history.

May, 2018

Conde Nast Traveler

"People often think of Charleston as a small Southern town, but when it comes to its nightlife, the city can compete on many levelssurprising visitors, and making their decisions about where to go that much harder."

May, 2018

Conde Nast Traveler

"Charleston hits its stride and then some in May, with a calendar that’s full from start to finish with some of the year’s biggest events."

May, 2018

Conde Nast Traveler

"You’re never far from the water in this part of South Carolina and the barrier islands beyond Charlestons city limits beckon for an afternoon jaunt. "

May, 2018

Conde Nast Traveler

Charleston is mostly a town of highs were talking, of course, about its healthy rooftop bar scene. And it makes sense where better to soak in that balmy Charleston weather and those unparalleled church spire views than atop one of the citys many swanky hotels? So get climbing this is a city whose charms are best experienced from on high."

May, 2018

Conde Nast Traveler

"South Carolina (and Charleston, in particular) is blessed with a bounty of seafood, swept in from the Atlantic Ocean—and no one, neither resident nor visitor, should deny themselves the wonders of these fresh and salty gifts."

May, 2018

Conde Nast Traveler

"But we're in the South...throw those attempts at a summer body to the wind...for brunch in Charleston, a tasty, buttery, boozy (and, okay, occasionally healthy) bunch, where warmth, charm, and good company are as essential to the experience as a perennially filled glass."

May, 2018

Conde Nast Traveler

"Technically, Charleston is classified as a small city—but it's a mighty force on the nation's food scene. For years now it's known for its dynamic mix of offerings—classic Southern food, like Lowcountry cuisine and barbecue done at peak levels, alongside fresh Eastern seafood, and innovative kitchens with creative chefs who redefine what we think of as farm-to-table cooking."

April, 2018

TENNIS

"History buffs, shoppers and casual urban explorers will all find lots to love about a stroll or carriage tour around downtown Charleston. Cobblestoned streets, iron gates and blooming gardens serve as the perfect accents to the city's well-preserved architecture, with classic examples of Georgian, Victorian, Federalist and other historic mansions at every turn."

June, 2018

TASTE OF THE SOUTH

"Charleston has successfully evolved into a modern metropolis without sacrificing the rich history of its landscape or architecture. With a skyline punctuated by church steeples instead of high-rises and streets lined with grand Georgian homes, this popular South Carolina destination envelops you with the charm of its colonial past while delighting you with a seemingly endless array of noteworthy restaurants, boutiques and cultural opportunities."

April, 2018

Southern Living

“What sets Charleston apart - the real secret to the city’s centuries-spanning allure - is not just that it keeps offering more to visitors or that there’s always something new to discover here. It’s that there’s always something new for everyone to discover regardless of what you’re interested in, where you’re coming from, or what you’re looking to find.”

February, 2018

Travel & Leisure

"Charleston is an international food destination now, like Paris or San Sebastián, Spain. You can't walk half a block without stumbling on some inventive new oyster bar, café, or barbecue joint..."

March, 2018

ENDLESS VACATION

"People say when painter Alfred Hutty arrived in Charleston, he took one look at the steepled skyline, towering palmetto trees and wide waterfront and immediately telegrammed his wife: “Come quickly, have found heaven.” That was in 1919, but the Atlantic port is no less compelling today, arguably even more so thanks to a thriving food scene and a spate of new galleries and boutiques."

March, 2018

EBONY

“With fragrant magnolia trees lining cobblestone streets and horse-drawn carriages, passing candy-colored 19th century mansions, Charleston, South Carolina looks as though it could be the set for a historic film” - EBONY

January, 2018

10Best.com

"Charleston is renowned for its Southern charm. Its lovely buildings are filled with graceful architectural details that conjure images of sipping sweet tea on a piazza on a sultry summer afternoon."

January, 2018

DUJOUR

"A mere two-hour flight from New York City, South Carolina's oldest and largest city Charleston is a perfect weekend getaway, especially for those who love to eat and drink, play golf, visit historic homes or just chill out."

November, 2017

BRIDES

"Think: Cobblestone streets, horse-drawn carriages and Lowcountry fare—everything from locally-caught oysters to slow-cooked pork. Add to that its enduring hospitality, laidback sensibility and walkability and it’s no wonder Chucktown is a tremendously popular travel destination—particularly for romantic getaways."

December, 2017

AFAR

"Downtown Charleston is a window into colonial America: cobblestone streets, jasmine-scented alleyways, antebellum buildings no taller than the church steeples that dot the city."

November, 2007

Town & Country

"...People are mesmerized by how interesting [Charleston] is—the architecture, the food, the entire environment... And because we lived in geographic and economic isolation for generations after the war along this coast, there’s a purity here that people like. Charleston is real.”

October, 2017

Conde Nast Traveler

Charleston, South Carolina Named No. 1 Small City in the U.S. by Conde Nast Traveler 2017 Readers Choice Awards. Charleston Voted No. 1 Travel Destination in the U.S. for the Seventh Consecutive Year.

October, 2017

Garden & Gun

"Following a decade of national praise and attention... it’s natural to wonder whether [Charleston's culinary] scene remains vibrant. Judging by the influx of mouthwatering barbecue and the prevalence of pickled shrimp and benne seed okra salad, the answer is yes. More than ever."

August, 2017

Travel + Leisure

"Experience the very best of T + L World's Best City - from boutique hotels as beautiful as jewel boxes, to restaurants and cocktails on the culinary cutting edge."

May, 2017

Marie Claire

"Charleston is one of the most charming cities. There, I said it. Small but urban, with a Southern something something that hasn't waned, the town has really come into it's own with more and more chic eateries and bars."

March, 2017

ReadCereal.com

"With ornate wooden house-fronts straight out of the 19th century and the warmest welcome this side of the Atlantic, you would be forgiven for thinking Charleston was frozen in time. Long the darling of the south, this settlement was among the most cosmopolitan of the colonies and a powerhouse economy of the early United States."

May, 2017

Martha Stewart Living

This old South Carolina city sparkles with history and natural beauty, but a new generation of hotels, restaurants, and shops has infused it with fresh energy. Hit our favorite spots to get your full of culture and style.

February, 2017

JetBlue Loves Charleston!

The historic streets of Charleston are perfect for pleasant detours. Charleston exudes charm and everything comes together to make it one incredible destination: antebellum houses with secret gardens, horse-drawn carriages, cobblestone streets, Spanish moss-draped trees, intricate ironwork, church bells ringing, amazing cuisine, and Southern hospitality. Plan your JetBlue Vacation to Charleston!

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December, 2016

Seattle Refined Loves Charleston: Part 2

Discover the sights, sounds, flavors, and traditions found only in Charleston, South Carolina! To learn more about the city voted #1 in the United States by readers of both Conde Nast Traveler and Travel + Leisure, visit Charlestonly.com.

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December, 2016

Food Network

"Around the holidays, the quaint port city of Charleston, SC, transforms into a Christmas wonderland."

November, 2016

Seattle Refined Loves Charleston: Part 1

Discover the sights, sounds, flavors, and traditions found only in Charleston, South Carolina! To learn more about the city voted #1 in the United States by readers of both Conde Nast Traveler and Travel + Leisure, visit Charlestonly.com.

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November, 2016

Travel + Leisure

"The Easter egg-colored row homes near Charleston’s historic waterfront have stood proudly since the late 1700's, surviving the Civil War and the reconstruction."

November, 2016

ChicagoTribue.com

"This Southern city boasts a deep bench of kitchen talent and a prolific pantry that capitalizes on its coastal location and mild climate, which means long growing seasons at fertile farms."

November, 2016

InStyle.com

"The Holy City has been the home of countless political and military figures, writers, artists, socialites, and of course one particular Bravo reality show, but it's the city's traditions, beauty, and endless array of venue options that make it the prime setting for your big day"

October, 2016

San Antonio

"This is the kind of Southern grace and hospitality that is standard in this old port city, a leafy haven by the sea that is home to stately and well-preserved architecture."

September, 2016

Woodbury Magazine

"Charleston is fast on its way to becoming one of the country's most exciting southern cities. Blessed with a rich food scene, robust history, and a welcoming climate that beckons guests year-round, there's little doubt why the holy city was recently voted one of the country's best city destinations"

September, 2016

TravelAndLeisure.com

"Charleston's architecture, history, and food scene have earned the city a reputation as the quintessential Southern city - not to mention the top spot on Travel + Leisure's World Best Cities list."

August, 2016

STLToday.com

"About 30 minutes away from Kiawah is the city of Charleston, also known as the Holy City for its historic churches. We had only a day and half to spend here, but it could take a week to soak in the history, the flourishing culinary scene and the beauty"

August, 2016

WSJ.com

"The jewelry designer loves American history, and this popular southern city [Charleston] has so many stories to explore.''

August, 2016

WashingtonPost.com

"With apologies to Bruce Springsteen, I've seen the future of barbecue, and it is Charleston, S.C"

August, 2016

Wine Enthusiast

"A city beloved for its historic charm might not be front of mind for boundary-pushing beverage programs, but Charleston, South Carolina, has emerged as an epicenter of inventive bars and restaurants"

August, 2016

CMT Southbound Loves Charleston

CMT Southbound explores the Holy City through the culture, cuisine & sights.

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August, 2016

Buffalo Magazine

"If you love all things domestic, put Charleston's home tours on your bucket list"

July, 2016

ForbesTravelGuide.com

"There's a good reason Charleston is consistently ranked as one of the country's top destinations - from a bustling food and bar scene to hot hotel openings, history galore, and world-class shopping, you'll find something for everyone in the coastal South Carolina city."

July, 2016

Travel + Leisure

"At once gracious and hip, historic and fresh, Charleston is having its moment. Open the door to this stylish Southern belle of a city, and come see why so many of its boutique lodgings have been voted No. 1 Best Small Hotel by Travel + Leisure readers in the World's Best Awards of 2016 and recent years"

July, 2016

SAVEUR.com

"The Local Oysters at The Ordinary are the kinds of things God intended to be enjoyed alongside a glass of sancerre or champagne"

July, 2016

TravelAndLeisure.com

"The quiet, antebellum city of Charleston, in South Carolina, has long been creeping its way up the Worlds Best Cities list. From its No. 2 spot in 2015, the Holy City had only one place to go: up."

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July, 2016

TODAY Show

For the first time, readers of Travel + Leisure magazine have voted Charleston, South Carolina the Worlds Best City in the 2016 Worlds Best Awards.

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July, 2016

Connect Magazine

"It's known as a destination for foodies and history buffs, but Charleston, South Carolina's unexpected art scene is what keeps conference attendees coming back for more."

July, 2016

DEPARTURES

"The Restoration, a boutique hotel that opened earlier this year in downtown Charleston, South Carolina, owes its existence to a curious fact: that the line for the 2013 Cartier exhibition at Paris's Grand Palais was too long"

June, 2016

Fodors.com

"Charleston has exploded as an enticing food destination, with innovative preparation of local ingredients like shrimp, wreck fish, okra, and Carolina Gold rice. The City is a fertile breeding ground for culinary experimentation, with its diverse cultural roots and year-round bounty of produce, seafood, and meat.”

June, 2016

AAA World

"For this is the sort of Southern Hospitality that comes naturally to folks here in Folly Beach, South Carolina, where life is laid-back, smiles are sincere and people don't think twice about helping complete strangers."

June, 2016

Artful Living

"In Charleston, Southern charm is a real concept: Locals are welcoming and open, eager to recommend their favorite haunts and inquire about yours."

June, 2016

Southern Living

"Southern Living Live is our way of acknowledging our readers' long love affair with Charleston (which we've put on the cover five times) and the way the city has always represented the best of the South."

June, 2016

Travel + Leisure

"The burger at Husk, in Charleston, South Carolina, has a great smoky beef flavor, and I love that they use American cheese. Not to mention the bun is perfect, because it smashes down just so."

May, 2016

The Telegraph

"The Magnolia Plantation - home to the oldest public gardens in America, situated along the Ashley River in Charleston, South Carolina - showcases a timeless vision of a romantic garden seeped in Southern charm"

May, 2016

Coastal Living

"Along just 3.3 miles of Atlantic shoreline at the mouth of Charleston Harbor, what this tiny community lacks in size it more than makes up for in beauty and historic charm."

May, 2016

South Magazine

"Charleston has long been a colorful city of intrigue and frisson. Founded in 1670, this Southern city is defined by its cobblestone streets, its pre-civil war pastel-colored homes, and its atmospheric harbor alongside Waterfront Park."

May, 2016

Gluten-Free Forever

"Yes, the region's unofficial trademark dish, shrimp and grits, is gluten-free. But it's the natural Lowcountry beauty, distinctive architecture, and burgeoning (and GF-friendly) dining scene that make South Carolina's historic city one of our favorite places for a hearty helping of Southern hospitality"

April, 2016

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

"Traditionally known as the design district thanks to beautiful brick buildings, stunning churches, art galleries and housewares shops, Charleston has recently become a distinct culinary destination."

April, 2016

BRIDES

"More and more couples are spending their post-wedding vacay exploring the romantic open roads of the U.S. Here are some of the sexiest itineraries in our own backyard."

April, 2016

Architectural Digest

"It's not all sweet tea and pecan pie here anymore - Charleston also has a vital, burgeoning art and design scene."

March, 2016

Lonely Planet

"Its history, food and Southern graciousness are what makes Charleston one of the world's favorite cities. Take a fresh look at one of the South's most popular destinations."

March, 2016

Harper's Bazaar

"If the fashion world had a superwoman, it would most certainly be the owner behind Hampden."

March, 2016

Essentially America

"If Charleston, South Carolina, were to be cast as a character in Gone With The Wind, she would definitely be Scarlett O'Hara... beautiful, strong willed, entrepreneurial and a real survivor."

March, 2016

DEPARTURES

"The award-winning Southern chef [Sean Brock] tells us how to best experience the city he helped place on the culinary map."

March, 2016

American Way

"That's the foundation of Southern hospitality. People [in Charleston] actually care about the stranger who is passing by."

March, 2016

Marie Claire

"Indulge in your inner foodie at the Charleston Wine + Food Festival, where you can take a pasta-making course, attend a wine tasting led by local sommeliers, or feast at one of the many decadent dinner events happening throughout the week."

February, 2016

Brit + Co

"Get ready for some seriously gorgeous floral delights with a dose of fascinating history [in Charleston]."

February, 2016

Antiques Roadshow

"Antiques Roadshow was glad to be back in beautiful Charleston, South Carolina!"

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February, 2016

Boston Herald

"...Our minds are dreaming of that gorgeous Southern city by the sea once again."

February, 2016

Sunday Times Travel Magazine

"In the sleepy colonial corners of Charleston... grand plantations are scattered with ancient oak trees, so densely laden with veil-like moss."

February, 2016

Southern Living

"With her flickering lanterns, cobblestone streets, exquisite mansions, and manicured flower boxes, Charleston, South Carolina, is a timeless beauty."

January, 2016

Boston Herald

"Escape the cold and check out the rich history, robust dining scene, bustling nightlife and delightful adventures [in Charleston]. And while other flowers are still resting, camellias are blooming."

January, 2016

Travel + Leisure

"It's easy to understand what consistently attracts travelers to the South Carolinian harbor city: brightly painted houses, streets lined with gnarled oak and jasmine trees, countless art galleries, and award-winning restaurants serving lowcountry cuisine."

January, 2016

Travel + Leisure

"There's no wrong time for a trip to Charleston, which makes sense given the city has taken top honors in T+L's World's Best Awards for the past three years."

January, 2016

AFAR

"Charleston is a city of palmetto tree-lined streets straight out of the 19th century, polite locals in khakis or pearls, and a well-observed cocktail hour. Traffic is regularly held up by horse-drawn carriage tours, and the city's emphasis on preservation makes each average house worthy of its own history lesson."

December, 2015

Conde Nast Traveler

"Gentle beaches, nature adventures, and activities to wear everyone out: These are the themes across the 20 best U.S. islands for families, as chosen by our readers."

December, 2015

Destinations

"Mount Pleasant has, in its own right, numerous attractions, fantastic lodging and dining choices, and outdoor recreation opportunities that are compelling."

November, 2015

The Everygirl

"Charleston is one of those cities that embodies everything about Southern hospitality. The quaint streets, the history, and above all, the kindness of its residents promise to make any trip there one to remember."

November, 2015

Yachting

An appetizer fit for the world's most powerful man. A little-known island escape. Strange water mammals. For Yachtsmen, this is the Charleston you never knew, from the inside out.

November, 2015

Bergdorf Goodman

"With three centuries of heritage, incredible dining and a thriving shopping scene, it's no wonder Charleston is constantly voted among the best places to visit in the United States."

October, 2015

Time Out

"Downtown [Charleston] practically oozes picturesque Southern charm, with its cobblestone streets and rows of pastel homes."

October, 2015

Garden & Gun

"Music has taken singer-songwriter Darius Rucker all over the world, but the Charleston native has always been happiest with his feet on Lowcountry soil."

October, 2015

Conde Nast Traveler

Known for rich history, well-preserved architecture, a celebrated restaurant community and mannerly people, the Charleston area has been recognized as the No. 1 Small U.S. City for the fifth consecutive year by Conde Nast Traveler 2015 Readers' Choice Awards.

October, 2015

Travel + Leisure

"With unrivaled antebellum architecture and a long, winding history that underlies its genteel charm, Charleston is a modern-day mecca for art, music, and food."

October, 2015

The Charlotte Observer

"From tidal tributaries to the Atlantic, the pristine waters surrounding Charleston produce a bounty of fresh seafood, including shrimp, fish, oysters, clams and crabs."

September, 2015

Travel + Leisure

"From historic homes and architecture, a thriving culinary scene, to its stylish locals, there are many reasons why T+L readers named Charleston the Number One City in America for 2015."

August, 2015

Orbitz

"Start your exploration of Charleston with a morning stroll at White Point Gardens, historic Battery and Rainbow Row and stop to chill at the Waterfront Park."

August, 2015

Food & Wine

"Food & Wine's readers named Charleston the most exciting up-and-coming restaurant city. We couldn't agree more."

August, 2015

WestJet Magazine

"I love the American South, but nowhere moreso than the Carolinas, and most especially Charleston. It was in Charleston where I tasted my first authentic fried green tomato, swooned over the fluffiest biscuits I've ever encountered and ate boiled peanuts like nobody's business."

July, 2015

People

"Traveling with kids can sometimes mean missing out on the best a destination has to offer, but for Charleston, South Carolina, it's a prime reason to visit."

July, 2015

MAXIM

"The food is superb, the weather is sultry, the women are beautiful, and the cocktails are strong [in Charleston]."

July, 2015

Brand USA Chef Vignette: Marc Collins

"Luscious - the best word I can say to describe this city and its culinary history. We, here in Charleston, truly love life."

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July, 2015

Palm Beach Illustrated

"With a penchant for low-country decadence, chef-driven ingenuity, and a citywide reverence for all things delicious, Charleston's secret recipe for experiential gastronomy unfolds at its top restaurants."

July, 2015

Travel + Leisure

"Travel + Leisure showcases the greatest islands, cities, hotels, cruise lines, airports, and more - as voted by you."

June, 2015

The Post and Courier

"But golf is very much in the fabric of Charleston, with the first golf clubs and balls shipped to America, specifically Charleston, in 1739."

June, 2015

The Telegraph

"The grand, antebellum mansions and pastel-washed clapboard houses, the gas-lit back alleys and clip-clopping carriages conspire to lull you into the delightful delusion that your aircraft has traversed not just the Atlantic but the centuries."

May, 2015

CBS News Sunday Morning

"All of the basket makers are artists. No matter how they work on their baskets, they're considered artists."

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May, 2015

CBS News Sunday Morning

"Charleston has the oldest historic district in the country. It has carefully preserved the city's grand public buildings, as well as the mansions along The Battery, and of course the famous Rainbow Row."

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May, 2015

New York Magazine

"With a slew of innovative chefs and stylish inns for both sleeping and noshing, the graceful South Carolina city [of Charleston] is a bona fide dining destination."

May, 2015

New York Post

"Charleston, SC, is one of the country's most charming - and well-mannered - cities... and with a booming dining scene, plus the draw of the artsy Spoleto Festival, there's never been a better time to head to the Lowcountry."

May, 2015

Town & Country

"From where to stay, dine, and soak up all that Southern sunshine. This is your ultimate guide to Charleston."

May, 2015

Departures

"The dining scene in this southern charmer has reinvented itself with a slew of new options for cocktail hour and beyond."

May, 2015

Chicago Tribune

"[Charleston] is the land where menus populated with regional favorites... are luring food lovers from around the world."

April, 2015

Travel Channel

"The surrounding barrier islands and beaches of Charleston have their own Southern charm, and give adventurous travelers a chance to escape the city."

April, 2015

The Washington Post

"Eating well is almost a birthright here in the low country..."

April, 2015

Orlando

"Charleston offers all the elements for a perfect getaway - history, beauty, culture, quirkiness and amazing cuisine."

April, 2015

Coastal Living

"South Carolina's star [Charleston] is equally refined and hip."

April, 2015

Washingtonian

"For all [Charleston's] historic allure, with its cobblestone streets, horse-drawn carriage tours, and stately homes, there's innovation in the air - and on the plate."

March, 2015

The Tennessean

"Some vacations require lots of planning, but to enjoy Charleston, all you have to do is show up."

March, 2015

Office with a View

"With its beautiful beaches, quaint Antebellum neighborhoods, and historic landmarks, it's no wonder Charleston, South Carolina is consistently named one of the top destinations in the country."

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March, 2015

HLN's Social Life Part 2

"There's a charm about this place, and I get it! [Charleston] definitely earned it's reputation as 'American's Friendliest City.'"

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March, 2015

HLN's Social Life Part 1

"The [Charleston] City Market is about the converging of cultures that exists in this town."

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March, 2015

domino

"domino hits the road for the historic Holy City to explore its splendid architecture, scenic landscapes, and unrivaled food scene."

March, 2015

Southern Living

"...walking through Charleston is something to be done with all the senses. You need to smell the salt air, hear the clop clop of horse hooves on cobblestone streets, see the afternoon light hitting the church steeples."

March, 2015

Vanity Fair

"With its acclaimed restaurants, soul-stirring landscapes, vibrant culture, and exquisitely preserved Antebellum wonders, Charleston, South Carolina, exudes a gravitational pull for travelers as the one American South city they absolutely, positively, must visit."

January, 2015

Draft

"...as a sophisticated culinary scene emerged and a few beer-friendly bills from the Statehouse led to seven more craft breweries, three brewpubs and dozens of shops and restaurants devoted to beer-with plenty more on the way."

January, 2015

Andrew Harper Traveler

"Here, refined manners, Southern hospitality, and historic preservation reign supreme."

January, 2015

AFAR

"A toast to Charleston's new classic."

December, 2014

Zagat

Zagat shares its picks for the hottest restaurants in Charleston.

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December, 2014

SouthPark

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

December, 2014

AAA Living

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

December, 2014

Southern Living

"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."

November, 2014

Conde Nast Traveler

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

November, 2014

Garden & Gun

"The Holy City's hottest neighborhood isn't one you might expect."

November, 2014

Travel + Leisure

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

November, 2014

Instyle

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

November, 2014

Coastal Living

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

November, 2014

South

"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."

November, 2014

Condé Nast Traveler

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

October, 2014

Food & Wine

Poogan's Porch named among the America's haunted restaurants.

October, 2014

Wake up with Al

AFAR magazine names Charleston among the spookiest cities to visit.

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October, 2014

Fox News

"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

October, 2014

CBS This Morning

Charleston has been voted #1 U.S. City by Conde Nast Traveler 2014 Readers' Choice Awards!

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October, 2014

The Travel Channel

The Travel Channel shares the Charleston area's local hangouts in "Charleston: Top 10 Locals List."

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October, 2014

Travel + Leisure

"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."

October, 2014

Southbound

"Charleston is a city of contrasts."

October, 2014

AAA World

"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."

September, 2014

U.S. Airways magazine

"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."

September, 2014

Outside

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

August, 2014

National Geographic Traveller

"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."

July, 2014

The Weather Channel

Watch Sarah Spagnolo of Travel + Leisure share the results of the 2014 World's Best Awards.

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July, 2014

TODAY Show

"Charleston has all of this wonderful charm and elegance..."

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July, 2014

10Best.com

"Charleston, a much beloved coastal South Carolina city, boasts an array of classy stays perfect for couples who are visiting with romance in mind."

July, 2014

Good Morning America

Lara Spencer and Amy Robach, co-hosts of Good Morning America, choose Charleston as their favorite place.

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July, 2014

Forbes.com

"But most of all, Charleston oozes historic charm, from its cobblestone streets and centuries old architecture to its many important sites."

July, 2014

MSNBC Morning Joe

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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July, 2014

Style Me Pretty

Mini Moon guide to Charleston

June, 2014

10Best.com

"Charleston and romance go together like Chicago and deep-dish pizza. Something about this historic, seaside South Carolina city just attracts love-seekers."

June, 2014

Athens Banner-Herald

"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."

June, 2014

The Weather Channel

Watch Travel + Leisure's Sarah Spagnolo talk summer travel destinations with The Weather Channel including Kiawah Island Golf Resort.

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June, 2014

The Manual

"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."

June, 2014

Wall Street Journal

"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."

June, 2014

The New York Times

"Like us, they were pursuing a favorite Charleston pastime: eating and drinking from morning until night."

June, 2014

New York Post

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

June, 2014

2014 Summer in the South: Charleston, S.C.

Summer Guide to Charleston from Southern Living.

June, 2014

Taste of the South

Butcher & Bee named among the South's best pimento cheese.

June, 2014

Travel + Leisure

"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."

May, 2014

Conde Nast Traveler

Kiawah Island's Beachwalker Park named among Dr. Beach's "Best Beaches in America."

May, 2014

Virgin Atlantic

"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."

May, 2014

Lonny.com

"Where to go in Charleston, South Carolina"

May, 2014

The Miami Herald

"Downtown Charleston still puts history on stage as well."

May, 2014

NBC Today

Watch Chef Frank McMahon of Hank's Seafood and Brasserie Gigi prepare dishes for Mother's Day.

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May, 2014

The Daily Telegrah

"The home of Rainbow Row, Fort Sumter, and the eponymous twenties dance, Charleston is a wonderful city of contrasts."

May, 2014

Conde Nast Traveler

"Charleston's got everyone thoroughly charmed once again."

May, 2014

Movoto

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

May, 2014

L.A. Travel

"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."

May, 2014

AFAR

Table to book: The Ordinary

May, 2014

Travel + Leisure

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

April, 2014

Kentucky.com

"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."

April, 2014

Los Angeles Times

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

April, 2014

Forbes.com

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

April, 2014

The Sydney Morning Herald

"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."

April, 2014

ESPN 2

"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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April, 2014

Flower

"Step into this charming Southern city's most glorious private and historic properties with the Historic Charleston Foundation's Festival of Houses and Gardens."

April, 2014

Southern Living

"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..."

April, 2014

Nashville Lifestyles

"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."

April, 2014

LINKS

"Charleston is hot- and I'm not referring to the climate."

March, 2014

ABC's The Chew

Chef Sean Brock makes Husk's fried chicken on ABC's The Chew

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March, 2014

Q by Equinox

"Follow our guide for a wholesome and active visit to this culinary destination."

March, 2014

Latitudes

"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."

March, 2014

Money

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

March, 2014

Southern Lady

"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."

March, 2014

Every Day With Rachael Ray

Scrambled Egg Odyssey featuring Chef Frank McMahon

February, 2014

USAToday.com

"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."

February, 2014

Harper's Bazaar

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

February, 2014

The Tennessean

"South Carolina city has abundance of dining options."

February, 2014

New York Daily News

"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."

February, 2014

Lily Pulitzer

A Charleston Travel Guide by Lily Pulitzer

February, 2014

Make it Better

"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."

February, 2014

SouthPark

"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."

January, 2014

ABC's The Chew

Watch Chef Kevin Johnson of The Grocery on The Chew.

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January, 2014

Virgin Atlantic

“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.”

January, 2014

Food & Wine

The cooking school at Zero George Street was named among the best new cooking classes.

January, 2014

Condé Nast Traveler

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.

January, 2014

Virgin Atlantic

"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."

December, 2013

New York Daily News

"To get a taste of Southern hospitality, there's no better place to visit than Charleston, S.C."

December, 2013

Hot Springs on the GO

"From plantation estates and historic houses to cannons and coastal forts, the city has a colorful history as rich as its food."

December, 2013

Condé Nast Traveler

"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."

November, 2013

New York Times

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

November, 2013

Kate Spade New York

"The original cobblestone streets and gas-lit alleys of the French Quarter define this historic district."

November, 2013

National Geographic Traveler

"A kid-pleasing combo of history and fun."

November, 2013

Conde Nast Traveler

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.

November, 2013

The Huffington Post

"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."

October, 2013

Today Show

Family Circle magazine's Senior Associate Editor, Danielle Blundell names the Charleston area among America's Most Haunted Cities.

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October, 2013

The Charlotte Observer

"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."

October, 2013

Girlsgetaway.com

"With its rich history, Charleston, SC is ripe for haunted happenings."

October, 2013

Today Show

"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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October, 2013

Ocean Home

"Historic architecture and contemporary icons merge perfectly in Charleston, South Carolina."

September, 2013

Associated Press

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

September, 2013

The Atlanta Journal - Constitution

"Think of the Palmetto State as a lavish quilt of culture."

September, 2013

Latitudes

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

September, 2013

Southern Living

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

September, 2013

Family Fun

"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."

September, 2013

Bon Appétit

"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."

September, 2013

Associated Press

"Go for the food: SC Island offers change of pace."

September, 2013

Olive

"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."

August, 2013

Martha Stewart Living

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.

August, 2013

Birmingham Magazine

"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."

July, 2013

Travel + Leisure ranks Charleston #1 City in the U.S and Canada

"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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June, 2013

The Huffington Post

"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."

May, 2013

TODAY Show

"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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May, 2013

TODAY Show

"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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May, 2013

TODAY Show

"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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May, 2013

Travel + Leisure

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.

April, 2013

The New York Times Style Magazine

"By rediscovering the glories of Lowcountry cooking, Charleston put itself on the culinary map."

April, 2013

Better Homes & Gardens

"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

April, 2013

Southern Living

"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."

April, 2013

Nashville Lifestyles

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

April, 2013

U.S. Airways

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

April, 2013

Bon Appétit

Butcher & Bee was named among the Foodist's top spots.

March, 2013

New York Times Magazine

"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."

March, 2013

Southern Living

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

March, 2013

Fox & Friends

"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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March, 2013

Architectural Digest

"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..."

March, 2013

Philadelphia

"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."

March, 2013

Departures

"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."

March, 2013

Latitudes

"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."

March, 2013

Bon Appétit

Husk restaurant named among The Top 20 Most Important Restaurants in America.

February, 2013

New York Post

"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..."

February, 2013

Boston Globe

"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."

February, 2013

Vogue

"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."

January, 2013

Delta Sky

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.

January, 2013

NPR

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.

December, 2012

Martha Stewart Weddings

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.

December, 2012

Southern Living Weddings

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.

November, 2012

Today Show

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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November, 2012

Virtuoso Life

"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."

November, 2012

Conde Nast Traveler

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."

November, 2012

Mpls. St. Paul

"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."

October, 2012

CBS This Morning

"Charleston...it's haunted and they've got lots of tours."

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October, 2012

The Guardian

"A food revolution in Charleston, US: Charleston is gaining a reputation among food lovers for its expertise with slow-cooked traditional southern food."

October, 2012

Four Seasons

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.

October, 2012

Coastal Living

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.

October, 2012

Martha Stewart Weddings

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

September, 2012

The Dish

"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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September, 2012

Martha Stewart Weddings

"Southern hospitality meet Hollywood glamour: Historic Charleston was the charming setting for the heartfelt nuptials of actress Eva Amurri and sports commentator Kyle Martino."

September, 2012

Brides

"The people and places you need to know to plan a wedding in Charleston."

September, 2012

Southern Charmer

"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."

August, 2012

Today Show

"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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August, 2012

HLN

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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August, 2012

Newsweek

"Top Chefs Choose the 101 Best Places to Eat Around the World."

August, 2012

TNT

"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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August, 2012

US Airways

"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."

May, 2012

Wall Street Journal

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.

April, 2012

Harrod's

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

August, 2012

Hemispheres

"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..."

July, 2012

Wake Up with Al: The Beauty of Charleston

"Travel + Leisure Digital Projects Editor Sarah Spagnolo stops by to talk about one of the top destinations in North America, Charleston, S.C."

July, 2012

Vogue

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

July, 2012

OutServe

"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."

June, 2012

Men's Health

"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."

June, 2012

Coastal Living

"If heaven had a zip code, it would have to be 29455."

May, 2012

No Reservations: Catching Yellow Fin Tuna

"Tony and fellow chefs [Sean Brock] witness a new way of fishing while in Japan."

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May, 2012

AFAR

"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."

May, 2012

Food and Travel

"Charleston has always drawn admirers but its appeal lies deeper than its perfectly groomed streets."

April, 2012

Museum Mysteries: H.L. Hunley

"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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March, 2012

National Geographic Traveler

"Charleston's stately manors still gleam, but indie shops and top chefs give the city fresh polish."

February, 2012

Distinction

"Charleston, a taste like no other city."

January, 2012

Morning Joe at the Mills House in Charleston, S.C.

"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."

November, 2011

Charleston: Tour the No. 1 travel destination

"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."

November, 2011

Insider's Charleston

"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."

October, 2011

The New Yorker

No man loves pigs more than Homer Sean Brock.

September, 2011

Bon Appetit

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.

September, 2011

The New York Times

"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."

September, 2011

Sophisticated Living

"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."

May, 2011

Saveur

"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.

May, 2011

Southern Living

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.

May, 2011

Everyday with Rachael Ray

"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!

May, 2011

Travel + Leisure

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.

April, 2011

Wine Enthusiast

"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.

April, 2011

Smithsonian

"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.

March, 2011

Style

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

January, 2010

Southern Living

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

October, 2010

Woman's Day

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.

September, 2010

Food & Wine

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.

August, 2010

Outside

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

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