Charleston Area Guide

Home to award winning chefs and incredible restaurants, Charleston serves up everything your heart and belly desires- from five-star dining to down home favorites.

From the Gibbes Museum of Art and The Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art to the Charleston Maritime Museum and the Charleston Children's Museum, Charleston has an array of museum experiences that encourage exploration of our artists, our history and our future.

Charleston hosts an array of eagerly anticipated, celebrated annual festivals and events including the BB&T Charleston Wine & Food Festival, The Southeastern Wildlife Exposition, Spoleto & Piccolo Spoleto Festivals, MOJA Arts Festival, The Family Circle Cup Tennis Tournament and much more.

Charleston’s history, natural beauty, and Southern mystique make it fertile ground for both artists and art lovers. Whether it’s an incredible public mural or a local artist painting along the waterfront, you simply can’t go anywhere in Charleston without seeing art.