Where to go in Downtown Charleston

When it comes to architecture, history, food or fun, some places simply outshine most others. The port city of Charleston is one of those cities. Founded in 1670 as Charles Town - a nod to King Charles II - it is South Carolina’s oldest city and easily its most charming. Beautifully preserved architecture, cobblestoned streets and countless historic monuments create a storybook setting beloved by visitors. Enjoy acclaimed Charleston restaurants, antiques, galleries, museums and dozens of cultural events showcasing everything from Lowcountry cuisine to modern film.

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At A Glance

  • Historic downtown Charleston location
  • Magnificent harbor views
  • Award-winning restaurants
  • Beautifully preserved architecture
  • Unique boutiques on King Street
  • Nearby beaches

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