Charleston: Where Rich Culture Meets Southern Hospitality

By:Staff Writer

Date:4/28/2016

It’s no secret that Charleston, South Carolina, is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Whether you’re looking to soak up the sun on a family-friendly beach or explore all the history of this Southern gem, a Charleston getaway is one you’ll never forget.

Walk alongside Charleston harbor on the Battery and in White Point Gardens, visit the Holy City’s famed St. Philips graveyard or experience what life was like in the Lowcountry hundreds of years ago at Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site.

After a stroll through the historic French Quarter, tour the city by horse-drawn carriage and enjoy a cocktail from a rooftop that’s surrounded by awe-inspiring architecture. On the streets below, you’ll see the City Market — one of Charleston’s most-visited attractions, which serves as a hub for shopping, sampling and socializing.

Charleston is known as a cultural hotspot, offering visitors everything from one-of-a-kind culinary creations to fine art and sophisticated performances. Art lovers can discover galleries throughout the historic district. And, if you happen to be in town in late spring, don't miss the Spoleto USA festival —one of Charleston’s biggest arts events all year long, featuring opera, theater, dance and jazz performances around the city.

Foodies can indulge in authentic Southern fare at so many award-winning restaurants across the city, including Hominy Grill and Husk. Experience the city's finest dining at outstanding spots like FIG and Charleston Grill.

Whisk yourself away to one of the South’s most iconic cities, and you’ll quickly discover why Charleston consistently tops the lists of so many world travelers.

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