Charleston is a beautiful old city known for its Southern charm. Your flight to Charleston will land at Charleston International Airport. This airport is adjacent to the Air Force Base and shares its runways with them. You'll be in the center of town in the North Charleston area. Baggage claim is across from the rental car kiosks. You can rent from Avis, Hertz, National, Thrifty, Dollar, or Enterprise. Directly outside is the pick-up area for taxis, limousines, buses, or shuttles from local hotels.
Charleston is actually a fairly easy city to get around. Many neighborhoods will be conducive to walking, especially if you go to old Charleston in and around Rainbow Row. CARTA, the public trolleys, are now free. There are also pedi-cabs and horse-drawn carriages for rent. Or for a more whimsical ride, instead of horses you can ride in a carriage drawn by mules. In addition, there are several taxi companies that serve the Charleston area. And, of course, you can always rent a car. Traffic is a little heavy at times, depending on what time of day you're on the road.
There is so much to do in the city, you'll be glad you took a Charleston flight. In the spring is Piccolo Spoleto, a world-famous arts festival based on the festival in Spoleto, Italy. Both fine and performing arts are represented. The South Carolina Aquarium is located here and provides both education and entertainment. There are walking tours of historical Charleston where you might even hear a ghost story or two. Plus, being on the coast, you aren't far from the beach if you'd like to have a day in the sun.
There is plenty of shopping in Charleston and you'll be glad you took a cheap flight to Charleston so that you have more money to spend. From books to boutiques, galleries to antiques, you can find everything here. Shopping makes you hungry and there is nowhere better to find good food than in Charleston. Try 82 Queen in the historic district for true low-country cuisine. The Rice Market restaurant offers a Charleston twist on international cuisine. Then party in one of the many bars and clubs in Charleston. You can hear beach music, disco, hard rock, or anything you might want. Consider the Banana Cabana for Beach music. Gennaro's has jazz every Thursday. Whatever you like to do on vacation, book your airfare to Charleston today.
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