Charleston Travel Guide

Heading to Charleston? You can't miss the iconic Rainbow Row or the stately magnolias of Middleton Place, but this guide digs a little deeper to discover the charms of this South Carolina city.

Dive into the heart of the city's soulful rhythm by exploring hidden gems like the Gullah Geechee heritage sites, where stories of resilience and creativity echo through time.

Get a taste of Charleston's culinary scene with food tours that lead you to its food highlights, from crispy fried chicken to delicate shrimp and grits. Don't forget to stroll down King Street, where boutiques and art galleries beckon.

History and art buffs can geek out a museums like the Charleston Museum and the Gibbes Museum of Art. The Old Slave Mart Museum looks to the city's past and honors those who suffered at the hands of its founders.

Summer in Charleston? Lazy afternoons on Folly Beach and breezy walks along the Waterfront Park are the stuff dreams are made of. Traveling with little ones? The Children's Museum of the Lowcountry and the South Carolina Aquarium promise giggles and wonder.

Ready to embark on a journey that goes beyond the usual guidebooks? Let's explore Charleston.

Best places to visit in Charleston: top attractions you don't want to miss


Beloved for its colorful downtown, richly historic streets, and attractions bursting with Southern spirit, Charleston makes for a delightful city break. Its center is packed with history and culture, from its museums to a stellar dining scene. You're also a stone's throw from the coast, which boasts impressive beaches, trails, and boat excursions. If you're looking for the best tourist attractions in Charleston, this list details the top sights.

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