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The charm of charleston

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Discover

The charm of charleston

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Discover

The charm of charleston

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We have the distinct pleasure of diving deep into what gives the Holy City its unique appeal so we can share that insight with those lucky enough to travel to the region. Within the pages of destination guide, Discover Charleston, and this website we offer a sample of the wealth the Lowcountry offers — from its renowned architectural heritage and esteemed art galleries to its razor-sharp culinary scene and thrilling shopping districts.

Head to the heart of the city and walk the historic cobblestone streets before you savor something incomparably fresh and new. Or drive just outside its limits to dig your toes into sand dunes as you breathe in the salt air. Whatever you choose to do, you couldn’t have picked a more magical place!

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STAY

Choose from a menu of Charleston’s best historic inns, beachside resorts, hotels, beach rentals and more. All perfectly situated to help you discover Charleston.

Hampton Inn Charleston-Historic District

Hampton Inn Charleston-Historic District

Governors House Inn

Governors House Inn

Fred Holland Realty

Fred Holland Realty

Hilton Garden Inn Charleston Waterfront-Downtown

Hilton Garden Inn Charleston Waterfront-Downtown

Holiday Inn Express Downtown Ashely River

Holiday Inn Express Downtown Ashely River

Pam Harrington Exclusives

Pam Harrington Exclusives

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Dine

Charleston’s highly awarded restaurants reflect the passion, legacy and expertise that goes into each succulent bite of shrimp, every perfectly seasoned oyster, and so much more.

FRANNIE & THE FOX

FRANNIE & THE FOX

Located in the heart of downtown Charleston, Frannie & the Fox is a wood-fired eatery with Italian sensibilities serving popular regional ingredients. They offer shareable plates from local purveyors along with effortless, warm service. Open daily for brunch and dinner, Frannie also offers happy hour from 3 to 5 pm Monday through Saturday. Reservations are […]

HANK’S SEAFOOD

HANK’S SEAFOOD

When Hank’s Seafood Restaurant opened — with its selection of caught that-day entrées, warm wood interior and white-dinner-jacket-wearing waitstaff — Esquire named it “One of America’s Best New Restaurants.”

THE PENINSULA GRILL

THE PENINSULA GRILL

In Charleston, S.C., the crown jewel of the dining scene is Peninsula Grill, the Four-Diamond and Four-Star restaurant at Planters Inn is hidden amidst a lush moonlit garden in the very heart of the Historic District. Loved by patrons, Peninsula Grill offers a genuinely resplendent dining experience—a spectacular setting, fresh cuisine, impeccable service, an award-winning […]

THE SALTY DOG CAFE

THE SALTY DOG CAFE

A legendary island experience just a short drive from downtown, featuring breathtaking sunset views, nightly live music and picture-perfect waterfront dining with a menu sure to please all appetites.  

Swamp Fox

Swamp Fox

The Swamp Fox Restaurant and Bar, named for Revolutionary War hero, General Francis Marion, features classic Southern cuisine for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Located in the heart of Downtown Charleston and Southern cuisine for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Located in the heart of Downtown Charleston and Davis and Chef De Cuisine Daniel James.

Charleston Harbor Fish House

Charleston Harbor Fish House

Fresh Seafood. Fresh Drinks. Fresh Air. Voted one of the Top 25 Restaurants in Charleston by Charleston Living magazine, the Fish House is Charleston’s premier location for waterfront dining.

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SHOP

Charleston is the kind of city that makes you want to stroll and discover, one turned cobblestone at a time, and shopping in the Holy City is no different.

CORNERSTONE MINERALS & NATURAL HISTORY

CORNERSTONE MINERALS & NATURAL HISTORY

Unique items from around the world featuring an extensive variety of minerals, fossils, jewelry and décor.

ATRIUM ART GALLERY

ATRIUM ART GALLERY

Atrium Art Gallery in Charleston’s historic downtown district carefully curates a wide array of original contemporary and abstract paintings representing local, regional, and national artists.

FRESHFIELDS VILLAGE

FRESHFIELDS VILLAGE

A unique shopping and event destination in a stylish and relaxed outdoor environment, all shaped by Lowcountry tradition and high style.

GOLD CREATIONS

GOLD CREATIONS

Gold Creations has been charming customers in the Historic Charleston City Market for over 45 years. Proudly run by the family’s second generation, they can’t wait to show you their vast selection of Charleston-styled Jewelry. Come explore this 300-square-foot, boutique jewelry store, and Take Home a Piece of Charleston!

Savannah Bee Company

Savannah Bee Company

Experience and learn about the wonderful world of the honey bee! Featuring tastings of artisanal honey from around the world, mead flights, natural body care, and gifts from the hive.

Charleston Hemp Collective

Charleston Hemp Collective

A “From Seed to Soul” company that ensures the highest quality hemp derived and CBD products for health and wellness.  Our aim is to nourish the souls of farmers, employees, partners and most importantly you, our customer. We are passionate to educate and explain the scientific interactions between the cannabis plant and our bodies.  Products include gummies, tinctures, […]

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Companion app

This easy-to-use app will be the go-to travel companion for those visiting the Lowcountry. Users will enjoy fun and informative content that features Charleston’s best offerings in shopping, dining, attractions and entertainment.

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