Charleston is a city that allows you to take a peek into yester-year!
Oldest & Largest City in South Carolina
Charleston is a city that allows you to take a peek into yester-year. Especially considering it is the oldest and largest city in South Carolina. But it seems that you can easily step back to a time that has a slower pace. As the city’s much more relaxed atmosphere greets you with its wonderful southern charm.
French Quarter and Battery districts
This is especially reminiscent in the French Quarter and Battery districts. And with the elegant pastel antebellum houses, Rainbow Row lining the street overlooking the water’s edge. You will find yourself at a leisurely stroll along the cobblestone streets, rather than at a quick dash. Another house there of notoriety is the Pirate House. Yet an additional example of a city that is steeped in history.
Plantations that have seen many a battle through the wars of old still hold a special place with visitors. As does Fort Sumter. Another drawcard is the restaurants specializing in Lowcountry cooking. It is a fusion of flavors from Southern US, African, French and Caribbean cuisines.
Highlights: Rainbow Row & the Battery, Fort Sumter & The Pirate House
When to visit: March, June & July
Average Hotel Prices: $130
Cheapest Months: January & December
Nearby Places: Savannah, Myrtle Beach & Charlotte
Best reasons to visit: Culture, Family, Leisure, Food & Shopping