Heading into Charleston, South Carolina is like heading into a picture book of the Old South. Big porches, sweet tea, friendly neighbors... Charleston has it all and more! This beautiful historic city is a huge tourist attraction, but an even better place to live. It's racking up the superlatives lately, named reader's choice Best US City in Conde Nast Magazine and the "Most Polite and Hospitable City in America" by Southern Living Magazine. With a great unique mix of cultures based on its rich history, Charleston will keep you entertained year-round.
Of course, there is a ton of important Civil War era history in the Charleston area. Fort Sumpter, the site of the first Civil War battle, is a must see for people of all ages. You can learn about all of Charleston's history at the Charleston Museum, the oldest museum in America, established in 1773. Or take a tour of historic homes like the Calhoun Mansion or the Boone Hall Plantation. These beautiful historic places will give you a real taste of Charleston's charms.
There are some amazing annual events in Charleston. Don't miss the Taste of Charleston, where the many local restaurants feature their delicious food. The Lowcountry Oyster Festival is a fun time for the whole family, and really showcases the unique culture of the lowcountry. The Spoleto Festival USA is internationally recognized as one of the premier performing arts festivals in the United States. It's just a taste of the great art and theater that Charleston has to offer. Locals love the beaches in Charleston. Folly Beach is a beautiful barrier island beach known as "the edge of America." Everyone will have a great afternoon playing in the waves and building sandcastles. Also be sure to see the South Carolina Aquarium and its marvelous collection of sea creatures.
Shopping is also widely available in Charleston. Check out Freshfield's Village, a great local artisan market, or Charleston Cooks! a kitchen wares store that hosts cooking classes and other community events. If you want to have access to the national stores, don't you worry! Nearby Tanger Outlets will take care of any shopping need you may have. With great options like Saks Fifth Avenue Off Fifth, J. Crew, and Polo Ralph Lauren you and your family will sure be a well-dressed bunch! In the greater Charleston area, there are a number of charming suburban cities with amenities all their own. With a military base in town too, you know Charleston is a safe, all-American city with an emphasis on the family.
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