South Carolina’s oldest city attracts visitors with an immaculate waterfront setting, fascinating Civil War history, delicious Low Country cuisine and delightful Southern charm. Charleston’s enchanting cobblestone streets encourage exploration, and around every corner, visitors will find abundant shops, restaurants and hotels.
Downtown Charleston hotels are steps away from major attractions like the South Carolina Aquarium, which houses over 60 exhibits. Explore the Old City Market, featuring local items like handmade sweet-grass baskets. Nearby King Street is filled with boutiques, upscale shops and restaurants showcasing seafood and Low Country cuisine.
History buffs won’t want to miss a tour of Fort Sumter, site of the first shots of the Civil War. Rainbow Row is a popular destination for visitors, as well as the Battery, with its landscaped parks and rows of mansions, including the Edmonston-Alston House that is open for tours. At Boone Hall and Middleton Place, visitors can step back in time to experience working plantations.
Charleston Marriott hotels stretch along the coast, making it easy to relax at pristine Folly Beach, Sullivan’s Island or the Isle of Palms. Championship golf courses are spread throughout the city, and outdoor enthusiasts can also enjoy world-class sailing, fishing, kayaking, tennis and more.