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Best of Charleston Guide

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Charleston
Historic Charleston is bursting with Southern charm and hospitality. The city feels a bit like it’s suspended in time, thanks to its antebellum architecture and surrounding plantation landscapes. Take in incredible views of the Battery and the French Quarter as you stroll the Waterfront Park, then become inspired by the cultivated beauty of the gardens at Middleton Place. At night, try a ghost tour for an introduction to the spooky side of the city.

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College of Charleston
College of Charleston
Owner description: The College of Charleston is a nationally recognized public liberal arts and sciences university located in the heart of historic Charleston, South Carolina. Founded in 1770, the... more Owner description: The College of Charleston is a nationally recognized public liberal arts and sciences university located in the heart of historic Charleston, South Carolina. Founded in 1770, the College is among the nation’s top universities for quality education, student life and affordability. The College offers a distinctive combination of a beautiful and historic campus, modern facilities and cutting-edge programs. less
Attraction type: Educational Sites
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Charleston Waterfront Park
Charleston Waterfront Park
Bright green public space overlooking the coast: great for picnics and lounging.
Attraction type: Parks
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Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge
Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge
Attraction type: Bridges
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Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist
Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist
Attraction type: Religious Sites; Architectural Buildings
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Charleston Water Taxi
Charleston Water Taxi
Owner description: Don't miss the boat! The Water Taxi is the most fun and convenient way to see Charleston harbor. We run every hour between Waterfront Park/Historic district, Aquarium Wharf... more Owner description: Don't miss the boat! The Water Taxi is the most fun and convenient way to see Charleston harbor. We run every hour between Waterfront Park/Historic district, Aquarium Wharf, Patriots Point and Charleston Harbor Resort with dolphin sightings in between. $10 All day Pass and kids 3 and under are FREE. 9am til 8pm(11pm Friday and Saturday) 7 days a week. Going Sightseeing in downtown Charleston- take the Water Taxi! Want a relaxing harbor cruise- take the Water Taxi! Going to see the USS Yorktown- take the Water Taxi! Want to see some Dolphins- take the Water Taxi! Voted Best cheapest sunset and dolphin cruise in Charleston! Come see for yourself. Boats leave daily. less
Attraction type: Ferries/ Boats
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Halls Chophouse
Halls Chophouse
Ranked #1 of 738 restaurants in Charleston
Price:
Cuisines: Seafood, Steakhouse
Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Circa 1886 Restaurant
Circa 1886 Restaurant
Ranked #2 of 738 restaurants in Charleston
Price: $25 - $45
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Contemporary
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Charleston Grill
Charleston Grill
Ranked #3 of 738 restaurants in Charleston
Price: $31 - $45
Cuisines: American, Contemporary
Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert, Private Dining
Peninsula Grill
Peninsula Grill
Ranked #4 of 738 restaurants in Charleston
Price: $10 - $50
Cuisines: American
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
FIG
FIG
Ranked #5 of 738 restaurants in Charleston
Price: $25 - $75
Cuisines: American, European, Bistro
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Lavender and Lace Bed and Breakfast
Lavender and Lace Bed and Breakfast
$99 - $185
Ranked #4 of 43 Charleston B&B and Inns
Jasmine House Inn
Jasmine House Inn
$55 - $321
Ranked #8 of 43 Charleston B&B and Inns
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Comfort Suites West of the Ashley
2.5 of 5
Comfort Suites West of the Ashley
$103 - $191
Ranked #15 of 54 hotels in Charleston
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Town & Country Inn and Suites
3.0 of 5
Town & Country Inn and Suites
$118 - $185
Ranked #6 of 54 hotels in Charleston
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King Charles Inn
3.5 of 5
King Charles Inn
$199 - $399
Ranked #9 of 54 hotels in Charleston
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Ansonborough Inn
Ansonborough Inn
$139 - $439
Ranked #12 of 54 hotels in Charleston
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

French Quarter Inn
4.0 of 5
French Quarter Inn
$308 - $602
Ranked #1 of 54 hotels in Charleston
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Wentworth Mansion
5.0 of 5
Wentworth Mansion
$385 - $556
Ranked #2 of 54 hotels in Charleston
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The Restoration on King
4.0 of 5
The Restoration on King
$333 - $656
Ranked #3 of 54 hotels in Charleston
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