An Oceanside Delight with Old-World Charm

One of the most popular destinations in the South, Charleston is a remarkable city well-known for its old-world charm and beautiful architecture. Vacationers from all over the country come to Charleston to behold the grandeur and beauty of its preserved historical landmarks. Take a stroll or a horse-drawn carriage ride along the cobblestone roads of The Historic District and admire colonial homes dating back to the 18th century. There are over 2,000 homes, buildings, churches and museums to discover. Visit the famous Old City Market and peruse the goods of over 100 merchants, including local artists, baked goods, grass basket weaves, souvenirs and much more! Stroll along Waterfront Park and basque in the panoramic views of Fort Sumter, where the Civil War began or walk thru the H.L. Hunley to see the first submarine to ever sink a ship.

Charleston is also famous for its beautiful beach and saltwater marshlands. Soak up the sun at Folly Beach or Isle of Palms where you can go surfing and kayaking or relax and listen to the soothing sounds created by the waves. Charleston also offers world-class golf courses situated on spectacular coastal terrains. Attempt to score a birdie at Pawley′s and Kiawah Island, catch a show at The Dock Street Theatre, the country′s oldest theatre building, or take in a Broadway show, concert or ice show at Charleston′s state-of-the-art Performing Arts Center. Charleston′s southern flair is certainly reflected in the tasty dishes you will find throughout the city. With the easy ocean access, fresh seafood is plentiful and a definite crowd pleaser. Dine on salmon and grits from Hyman′s Seafood Company or grab a bite to eat at Station 22, the oldest operating restaurant on Sullivan′s Island. This fantastic vacation destination is sure to be a hit with the entire family.

History Comes Alive Everyday

  • Embark on The Charleston Stroll or The Charleston Tour to learn about the city′s history. Once the sun goes down, dare to join one of the Ghost & Graveyard Tours.
  • Enter The Old Exchange & Provost Dungeon to see one of the three most historically significant Colonial buildings in the United States which has hosted many significant visitors including George Washington. Meet animatronic figures that will tell you tales of piracy and patriotism or challenge your family to a pirate scavenger hunt.
  • Relax to the sounds of soothing jazz at a chic lounge or local club.

    Outdoor Traveler Vacation in Charleston, South Carolina


    Historical landmarks, beautiful beaches and great hospitality make Charleston a fantastic vacation destination. Spend some time enjoying the old-world charm and modern luxuries that this renowned city has to offer.

    This historical city offers many places to go, attractions to see, and activities to do. Here are some suggestions.

    • Discover Charles Town Landing, the site of the first English settlement in South Carolina. Visit the Animal Forest, check out the Adventure – a replica of a 17th century cargo vessel, or stroll through the 80 acres of English park-like gardens.
    • Explore the city’s arts and culture at one of Charleston’s many fantastic galleries and museums. Peruse new and innovative art at City Gallery at Waterfront Park, view historical exhibits at The Charleston Museum, or visit the USS Yorktown aircraft carrier at The Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum.
    • Spend the day picking fresh strawberries, peaches, tomatoes and pumpkins at Boone Hall Plantation & Gardens, America’s oldest working plantation.
    • Take a walking tour of the historic homes of Charleston. Be sure to check out the notable houses of Heyward-Washington and Nathaniel Russell.
    • Cheer on the South Carolina Stingrays at the Coliseum, as they take on their opponents in the premier ‘AA’ hockey league.
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