From the beauty of its historic cobblestone streets to the timeless tastes of its low-country cuisine, Charleston, South Carolina, is truly one-of-a-kind.
First founded in 1670 as Charles Towne, this remarkable coastal gem is South Carolina’s second largest city. Known as the “Holy City” for its countless churches and steeples, Charleston’s role in American history is both well-documented and well-preserved.
While it is widely acknowledged to be one of the country’s historic treasures, Charleston is also recognized as one of the country’s friendliest and most welcoming destinations. In fact, in 2022 the readers of Travel + Leisure Magazine named Charleston the #1 Travel Destination in the U.S. for the tenth year in a row, while the readers of Condé Nast Traveler honored Charleston by naming it the #2 Small City Destination in the US!
It’s more than Charleston’s rich history, countless attractions and glowing accolades that garner tourists year-round. The simple truth is, Charleston is one of the country’s most livable cities, drawing a diverse population with its strong sense of community, commitment to education, and business-friendly attitude.