Charleston Overview

The city of Charleston is the oldest and second largest city in South Carolina. For years, Charleston has been a thriving tourist destination due to not only its history, but beautiful scenery. It has been a destination for family vacations because of its proximity to many beaches.  Voted "Top City in the United States" in the 2012 Condé Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Awards, Charleston continues to earn accolades and win the hearts of visitors from around the world.

Its rich history, art and culture are complemented by abundant outdoor opportunities, an award-winning culinary scene, great shopping and world-class events and festivals. Charleston, South Carolina is also home to some of the best things to do on vacation.

Charleston is known to have beautiful, subtropical summers and mild winters, making it a popular destination year round. No matter why you come to Charleston, you’ll soon discover that it has a beauty and energy that make it an unforgettable city – one you’ll always return to.