Located just 90 minutes from Hilton Head Island, the world-class city of Charleston South Carolina is one of the most charming and romantic in the United States. Charleston combines the beauty of a scenic harbor and pristine beaches with fine restaurants, upscale shopping, championship-level golf, and deep south history.
You can take a trolley ride or taking a walking tour throughout the Historic District and its majestic antebellum homes and churches set along tree-lined, brick-paved streets. The scent of honeysuckle and jasmine are always present. At night, wrought-iron lamps illuminate these landmarks.
City Market showcases local "gullah" culture include handmade sweetgrass baskets as well as other crafts. From a shoppers perspective, Charleston also features posh boutiques which run throughout the historic downtown area, including an outpost of Saks Fifth Avenue.
The Spoleto Festival is an annual arts celebration which takes place in late spring and showcases today's most creative music, dance, theater, and visual artists.
Charleston is truly a destination that offers something for everyone.