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Charleston, South Carolina Vacation



Charleston, SC Vacation

Charleston, SC

A visit to Charleston, South Carolina is like being transported back in time. The historical museums chronicalling the Civil War, meticulously maintained architecture of churches and mansions, quaint cobblestone streets and old plantations give visitors the feeling of moving back through time to another era. Yet this visit into the tradition of the Old South is also punctuated with modern comforts - including fine restaurants and upscale shopping. This mix of the past and the present, along with trademark southern hospitality and charm - makes Charleston a popular tourist destination.

The Historic Downtown District is considered the cultural capital of the South. Numerous tours - including Charleston carriage tours, walking tours and boat tours of the Downtown -offer visitors views of magnificently preserved 18th century homes, churches, and museums. The Battery is a popular dowtown park that is home to some of the most lavish houses in all of Charleston. The open-air city market - famous for its bustling atmosphere and diverse variety of products- is a popular spot for tourists to see vendors create their original crafts and learn the history of the Downtown area. Visitors can also experience the history-steeped Boone Hall Plantation - with its impressive archway entrance of oak trees, planted in 1743 by the son of Major John Boone. The plantation is touted as “America’s Most Photographed Plantation” and is considered a must see attraction of a Charleston trip.

A Charleston Harbor tour is a relaxing way to see the sights. Due to it's central location between the city of Charleston, Mt. Pleasant, Sullivan’s Island, and James Island - visitors can see important Charleston landmarks and attractions just through touring the harbor. The Battery and the Battery Carriage House line the banks of the harbor, showcasing the elegance of old Charleston. History buffs will enjoy the viewing of Fort Sumter, Fort Johnson and Fort Moultrie - used during the Revolutionary and American Civil War.

Each spring, visitors from across the globe come to enjoy the sounds and spirit of the Spoleto Festival USA! Charleson's historic theaters, churches and outdoor spaces are filled with 17 days and nights of performances by renowned artists and emerging performers in opera, theater, dance, and chamber, symphonic, choral, and jazz music -as well as the visual arts.

A variety of beautiful and comfortable lodging can be found in Charleston for visitors on any budget. The banks of Charleston Harbor is home to many elegant and historic Charleston, SC hotels - such as the Anchorage Inn and Charleston Inn. Just a short 5 miles from downtown is North Charleston, and many comfortable North Charleston, SC hotels can be found there. For budget minded travelers, there are also many Charleston SC motels in which to stay.

For the recreational minded, many fun-filled activities are available during a trip to Charleston. From fishing the Charleston Harbor to exploring the many reefs off of the beach and along it, a Charleston fishing charter is a can't miss day of fun for fisherman. For those seeking water sports and sunbathing, many pristine beaches are located in Charleston. Great beachfront can be found in The Isle of Palms, Sullivan's Island, Folly Beach and more!

Consistently voted one of the top 10 vacation destinations in the United States, a Charleston vacation offers a trip that is both historically fascinating and bursting with excitement!

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