Charleston is rated the US' most popular vacation destination, and it surely must rank in the top five among places to live out your life. If it doesn't yet, it surely will.
Visit Charleston once and you'll discover that it tugs on your heartstrings like no other city the US has to offer.
Is it the agreeable year-round climate? The almost-European feel of its Charleston's downtown streets? Is it the city's ubiquitous historical buildings and experiences lurking behind every corner and down every alley? Its almost an understatement it to say that if you're a history buff, you will never grow tired of Charleston. Charleston is truly one of the most cosmopolitan places around, offering sophisticated dining rivaling that of much larger cities and shopping experiences for even the most jaded consumers.
While the city itself has no beaches, it is surrounded by water on three sides – if you're lost, just continue on and you'll surely run into a familiar river and get your bearings. The most picturesque spot in Charleston might be The Battery, with its panoramic views of the Ashley and the Cooper rivers and the Atlantic Ocean. If you love the sights and sounds of the beach, you can reach some of the best beaches along the eastern seaboard in a matter of minutes. If you golf is you best friend you'll find no shortage of challenging courses to conquer. If you enjoy walking, Charleston is full of interesting neighborhoods, little parks and side streets filled with art galleries and boutiques.
Charleston is rated the US' most popular vacation destination...
In spite of all that Charleston offers, it maintains a small-town charm you'll cherish for years to come. You'll love morning strolls around Colonial Lake and sunset cocktails at restaurants overlooking the water. You'll come to appreciate the intricate artwork in the wrought-iron gates and the lovely Charleston single style of architecture, designed to catch the breeze on sultry afternoons.
Most of all, you'll cherish the many new friends and acquaintances you'll make when you choose Charleston.