Travel and Leisure magazine rated Charleston as one of the five best cities in America, but ask a local and they will happily tell you they should be number one. Charleston is one of the oldest cities in the country and it is rich in local pride and history. Charleston is also a tourist town where millions of visitors come each year to check out the local sites, hit the beaches and of course try out some of the best food on the east coast.
History in Charleston
Charleston has the distinction of being a prominent destination in two wars, it was occupied in both Revolutionary and American Civil wars. It was a popular destination for pirates to loot, it had been burned to the ground and it’s been in the path of more than one hurricane. To call Charleston resilient is a major understatement.
When you come to Charleston and tour downtown you might think you’re in a European city, the downtown was made for pedestrians. You can spend some time in antique stores, art galleries, stop and people watch in a coffee house and of course try out some of the amazing restaurants. There are small quaint shops all over downtown where you can find everything from hand rolled cigars to cupcakes.
Things to Do
Charleston is a beach town, one of the reasons tourists flock here every year is to check out the beaches. You can lay around soaking up the sun and catching a few waves of any of the amazing beaches all over the area. If you’d rather catch some fish then you can do that too. Get on one of the many deep sea fishing charters that are readily available. Spend the day on the open ocean trying to land the big one. There are loads of tourist attractions and things to do, I promise that you won’t be bored.
Charleston has some fantastic restaurants from getting an inexpensive sandwich to high end dining. But when you come here you must try the seafood. Locally sourced it is fresh and delicious. Here are the highlights of some of the best restaurants in town.
If you have never been to Charleston then you need to add it to your bucket list. Rich in history yet it has become a modern American city with all the amenities you could want. Come visit us, you won’t regret it.