Charleston lures visitors with its southern charm and historical appeal. The chance to stay in the Historic district in the old houses with antique furniture is taken by many, while the city’s year-round warm temperatures tend to attract plenty of snow birds from other northern climates who come to enjoy the nearby beaches and Atlantic breezes.
Visitors to this fine-looking city can enjoy many of its sceneries on foot, with the compact nature of the main downtown areas being easily navigable. What you can’t reach on foot, you can easily access by the city’s efficient trolley or bus services.
Go for a “walk tour” past Historic homes and admire the beauty of wrought-iron balconies, multi-colored stuccos, wide porches and imposing wooden shutters. The historic district oozes with atmosphere and opportunities to tuck into tasty southern cuisine, with its subtle international influences. Charleston’s proximity to the ocean ensures a flow of deliciously cooked fresh seafood which is incorporated into many of the local dishes.
Probably the biggest appeal of Charleston is its historic homes, found mainly in the Historic district. This area oozes with charm and atmosphere, making it a perfect territory for a “walking tour”, which will allow you to take in Charleston’s architectural wonders. The city’s history can be traced through its museums, with Charleston having played a significant role in the Civil War and the slave trade.
Meanwhile, if you want to relax and cool off from a day of sightseeing, head for White Point Gardens or Waterfront Park, where landscape greenery and cool breezes can be enjoyed. If you want to get wet, there are several top-notch beaches within proximity to Charleston.
There are some great day trip opportunities from Charleston if you have your own vehicle including trips to Myrtle Beach and Cape Fear Coast in the north; Savannah in the south; and Atlanta to the northwest.
The coastal drive between Savannah and Jacksonville to the south is also well worth the effort for its view of the islands that hug the shoreline including St Simon’s Island and Jekyll Island.