Historic charm meets modern culture and creativity.

Charleston, South Carolina, may be best known for its rich history, but this charming city has much more to offer than centuries-old cobblestone streets and antebellum architecture. Here, you’ll find all of the famous Southern classics, like barbecue, biscuits and horse-drawn carriages, but you’ll also discover a host of new spots with a fresh take on the area. Explore each of Charleston’s distinct neighborhoods, where you can retrace the steps of history, get a taste for the region at award-winning restaurants and bars and take in spectacular waterfront views.

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Explore Charleston

  • French Quarter
  • South of Broad
  • Cannonborough/Elliotborough
  • Mount Pleasant

French Quarter

Overview

The French Quarter was once home to French Huguenot refugees, who settled in the neighborhood in the late 17th century. Holdovers from the era still line the streets today, including the famed Charleston City Market and the only French Huguenot church in the U.S. You’ll also find a number of the city’s art galleries, museums and restaurants in this area.

Known For

Dining, Shopping, Museums, Art

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South of Broad

Overview

Located on the tip of the Charleston peninsula, the area south of Broad Street is thought to be the most exclusive part of the city and one of its most storied neighborhoods. Home to elite locals past and present, it boasts iconic row houses and mansions alongside sweeping views of the harbor.

Known For

Historic Homes, Scenic Views

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Cannonborough/Elliotborough

Overview

Originally two separate communities that are now considered one, Cannonborough and Elliotborough are known as the gateway to downtown Charleston. A hub for students from nearby colleges and young professionals, the area is dotted with delicious bakeries, cool vintage shops and popular restaurants.

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Dining, Shopping

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Mount Pleasant

Overview

Mount Pleasant, the largest town in all of South Carolina, is a suburban area that’s home to great restaurants, bars, shopping and outdoor activities. Here, you’ll also find some of the city’s most impressive views of the water and a number of historic sites.

Known For

Dining, Outdoor Activities, Shopping

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The Past and the Present Meet in Charleston, South Carolina

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Walk in the Steps of History

Experience Charleston’s storied past as you walk the cobblestone streets and shop at one of America’s oldest public markets. Then spend the afternoon peeking your head into different museums and finish with dinner at a trendy downtown eatery.

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Peruse the Architecture

Head to the southernmost point of Charleston’s peninsula to see some spectacular homes featuring antebellum architecture and design. Enjoy lunch with a view before an afternoon sail around the harbor and dinner at an iconic restaurant on Upper King Street.

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Great Views and Even Better Food

Start your last day on a sweet note, then spend the morning checking out cool vintage stores and boutiques. Cross the bridge to Mount Pleasant to take in some incredible views by bike before dinner from a James Beard Award-winning pitmaster.

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