The Holy City
There is a reason this seaside town was ranked the World’s Best City in 2016 by Travel & Leisure Magazine. There aren’t words to describe strolling down King Street in the springtime, the sun warming your back, the smell of the ocean breeze mixing with the scent of magnolia blossoms as you venture out to eat at one of Charleston’s award winning restaurants for lunch.
The architecture is extremely well preserved and each street and building is bursting with history and stories. Its quaint way of life and pastel colors will transport you back in time. The reason you will fall in love with Charleston is the people. With welcoming smiles, the locals are quick to say hello and strike up a conversation and ask about your day. Southern hospitality is alive and well in this city that radiates class and charm. The younger generation may even still respectfully greet you with a sir or ma’am. If you are a visitor, you will feel like you are home. If you grew up here, there is a reason you never left.
Take a Boat Ride to Fort Sumter National Monument
On April 12, 1861 at 4:30 a.m., the Confederate forces fired the first shots of the American Civil War at Fort Sumter in Charleston Bay. From 1861 to 1865, this war was fought between the Northern an... See more
Stroll Along Waterfront Park
This defensive seawall and its paved walking paths along the waterfront stretches along the shores of the Charleston peninsula and is a must-see landmark during your trip to Charleston. Enjoy the se... See more
Explore Rainbow Row
One of Charleston’s most photographed areas is the thirteen pastel-colored historic homes along the waterfront on East Bay Street. These Georgian-style row houses were built in 1740 and they were not... See more
See the Angel Oak Tree
This historic tree has been around twice as long as the United States has been a country. It is thought to be the oldest organism east of the Mississippi. A local legend claims that if you sit quiet... See more
Magnolia Plantation and Gardens
As one of the oldest plantations in the country, the Magnolia Plantation was founded in 1676 by the Drayton family. It has survived and seen some of the greatest moments of our nation’s history. It ... See more
Dock Street Theatre
Charleston was the first city in America to have a building built to be used exclusively for theatrical performances. On February 12, 1736, The Recruiting Officer was the first performance and Flora ... See more