Charleston Vacations Guide

The Charleston Vacations Guide has everything you need to know to plan your Charleston Vacation - From hotels and restaurants to travel and attractions, you will find it here. Whether you are visiting Charleston for a romantic weekend or a week long family vacation, Charleston has accommodations to fit any budget and has lots of fun and interesting things to see and do.

Why Visit Charleston?

  • Frequently voted one of the most beautiful cities in America
  • Ranked by the travel media as one of the top U.S. destinations
  • America's most preserved architectural and historic city with over 300 years of heritage
  • Rich in history - the city where the first shots of the Civil War were fired
  • Boasts over 1400 significantly historic buildings
  • Stately mansions and vast plantations
  • Emphasis on Southern Hospitality
  • Moss draped tree lined streets
  • Mouthwatering lowcountry cuisine
  • Superior accommodations
  • Multitude of shopping options including including boutiques, antique shops, and malls 
  • Nearby white sand beaches
  • Year round festivals and entertainment



The Charleston Vacations Guide to fun and interesting things to see and do

  • Shop for souvenirs, crafts, woven baskets, jewelry, clothing, sweets, and artwork at the historic Old City Market
  • Take an evening ghost walk to some of the most haunted places in Charleston
  • Take a relaxing 30 minute boat ride through Charleston harbor 
  • Visit Fort Sumter where the first shots of the Civil War were fired
  • Visit the worlds largest naval maritime museum at Patriots Point where you can tour the USS Yorktown


Navigating your way around the Charleston Vacations Guide

About Charleston - You will learn about the history of Charleston including the Civil War, the Earthquake of 1886, and Hurricane Hugo. You will also find maps and information on the weather.

Getting to Charleston - Information on the Charleston Airport, Charleston Greyhound station, and Charleston Amtrak station.

Getting Around Charleston - Learn about ways of getting around downtown Charleston including cab, Rickshaw taxi, water taxi, Low Country Loop Trolley, and the free downtown area shuttle. 

Charleston Lodging - Information and the best rates for luxury hotels, historic inns, full service hotels and budget hotels. You will also find information, photos and rates for bed and breakfasts. 

Restaurant Guide - With so much mouthwatering lowcountry cuisine to choose from, our restaurant guide will help you pick the perfect restaurant.

Annual Events - Your guide to year round festivals and events from the Spoleto Festival to Christmas in Charleston. 

Top ten list of the best attractions - This is our list of the 10 best attractions to see and do when visiting Charleston.

Aquariums, Forts and Museums - Your guide to fun and interesting things to see and do in Charleston including the South Carolina Aquarium, Fort Sumter, Patriots Point, Gibbes Museum of Art, The Charleston Museum, The Powder Magazine, and the Old Exchange and Provost Dungeon. 

Historic Homes and Plantations - Charleston has numerous historic homes and plantations that are open to the public. Find a listing along with the admission fee and hours of operation for these nearby attractions. You will also find a listing of historic churches in downtown Charleston. 

Beaches and Parks - Find information on Charleston's three area beaches - Folly Beach, Sullivan's Island and Isle of Palms. You will also find information on the area parks and the Cooper River (Ravenel) Bridge. 

Charleston Tours - A guide to different types of tours including horse drawn carriage tours, boat tours, mini bus tours and walking tours. One of the best ways to get acquainted with Charleston is to take a tour of the city.

Shopping - From private boutiques to antique shops, Charleston will not disappoint when it comes to finding a place to shop.