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CHARLESTON - the best insider tips for vacation, holiday & travel

The historical city of Charleston in South Carolina has been one of the most famous holiday destinations in North America since it was founded in 1670. The city was famous for having one of the most active ports in the continent and it is still as busy today but tourism seems to be the most active industry of late because the charming city and the surrounding beautiful landscapes offer an abundance of places to see and plenty to do for people of all ages and interests.


Historians and art enthusiasts would love the city’s Historical District that has more than 1,400 remarkable architectural treasures and countless art galleries and museums like the Heyward Washington House, Rainbow Row and the oldest museum in America – the Charleston Museum. Romantics will surely enjoy horse-drawn carriage tours or guided walks along charming historical streets and the watch sunsets by the harbor of the French Quarter. Families and busybodies will truly take pleasure in seeing hundreds of plant and fish varieties at the South Carolina Aquarium and have fun visiting the nearby island coastlines like The Isle of Palms or Folly Beach. Foodies would definitely fall in love with the Lowcountry Southern Cuisine and the freshest seafood in served in copious celebrated restaurants in Charleston. Nature lovers should visit the Magnolia Plantation and many other parks in the area especially during the summertime when gorgeous flowers are in bloom. And of course, avid shoppers shouldn’t miss the open air Charleston Public Market where one can find a wealth of local treasures for sale ranging from art, clothing, and jewelry to various souvenirs.

There are plenty of activities to do in Charleston the whole year round but the best time to visit is during the months of April ‘til June when glorious flowers are in bloom and when most festivals take place. The Charleston tourism peak season daytime temperature ranges from 52-88 °F.

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