Top 10 Tips for Visiting Charleston from Nat’l Geographic Travel

“Discover the Best of Charleston” National Geographic TRAVEL

On May 11th, 2018 National Geographic TRAVEL posted “Discover the Best of Charleston: Make the most of your trip with these top ten tips for the “Holy City.” Nancy Gupton wrote:

One of the United States’ oldest cities, Charleston—nicknamed the Holy City for its abundance of churches—offers visitors plenty to experience and explore. Don’t be overwhelmed: These are our top ten tips for making the most of your time…”

Examples:

1 – SEE THE BIRDS

2- WANDER THE GARDENS

Read the article for the other eight hints and to read her elaboration on each.

Very useful!

“Holy City How To” article from Southpark Magazine

Holy City How To

The lovely photo above is only one of the many photos of Charleston in this great article – hint: you will LOVE the one of the Charleston Fountain!

Here is the intro to the article:

Whether you’ve lived in Charlotte for 10 years or just moved into town, Charleston should be top on your list of weekend getaway locales. It is, after all, consistently named the top city in the U.S. by Travel + Leisure and is oft considered one of the best culinary destinations in the country.

So how does one do Charleston when there’s either so much to cover in a first-time visit, or you’ve been there what feels like countless times? Heed this advice and experience the Holy City with a fresh set of eyes.”

Read the rest of the article for great advice for your Charleston visit!

Charleston named ‘South’s Best City’ AGAIN

Charleston, S.C.'s pineapple fountain - Wikimedia Commons
Charleston, S.C.’s pineapple fountain – Wikipedia

Southern Living magazine once again named Charleston as the Best City in the south.  The announcement was made in the April 2018 magazine.

Some suggestions for traveling to Charleston from the Southern Living announcement:

Charleston shines again in Conde Naste Traveler’s ‘Readers’s Choice Awards’!

Conde Naste Traveler and their Reader’s Choice Awards says “Charleston is now not only your favorite U.S. city but your favorite anywhere, with an impressive eight hotels scoring above 90.0.”

The French Quarter Inn was #25 out of 101.

French Quarter Inn, Charleston, S.C.

Picture Source – http://www.fqicharleston.com

Another great Charleston inn was #50.   The Sanctuary Hotel of Kiawah was also in the top 50.  Check out the entire list.

Enjoy the entire “Best of the World!” article.

U.S. News and Reports’ Travel Guide names Charleston as the 8th ‘Best Honeymoon Destinations in the U.S.’

U.S. News and Reports’s Travel Guide says,

‘Now that the wedding is out of the way, you and your partner can focus on your new life together, starting with an oh-so-romantic honeymoon. To help you kick-start your marriage (without the added stress of international travel), we’ve gathered together a list of the best honeymoon destinations found within our own borders. All of these places offer a little something special to make your trip as unique as the love you share.’

Sixteen cities were cited including these cities that ranked lower than Charleston…

  • Santa Barbara
  • Lanai
  • Lake Tahoe
  • Martha’s Vineyard
  • Vail
  • Cape Cod
  • Nantucket
  • Stowe, Vt.

As for Charleston the article said…

‘Why Go: Start your marriage off with a taste of authentic Hollywood romance (Gone with the Wind-style) in Charleston. This low-key South Carolina city pours on the Southern charm like gravy on biscuits: Gas lamp-lined cobblestone streets and antebellum architecture set the scene, while gourmet cuisine followed by a horse-drawn carriage ride will set the mood.’

Read the article to find out what seven cities ranked higher than Charleston and to find out what they say are the ‘Top Things to Do in Charleston’.

http://travel.usnews.com/Rankings/Best_Honeymoon_Destinations_in_the_US/