Things to see and do - Charleston
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Charleston Travel guide
Charleston : Michelin's recommendations
Set on a 5.2- square-mile peninsula at the confluence of the Ashley and Cooper rivers on the South Carolina coast, the city of Charleston is like a grand Southern dame, venerable in her history, elegant in her architecture and genteel in her manner. Lovely buildings line Charleston's narrow streets and loom gracefully along the Battery overlooking Charleston Harbor, displaying excellent examples of wrought- and cast-ironwork. Boutiques, antique shops and restaurants abound, catering to a wide range of tastes and wallets. The first great victory of the Revolutionary War occurred here, as did the first shots of the Civil War.
Tourist attractions Charleston : Things to see and do
USA - Charleston SC 29401
Occupying the lower tip of the peninsula formed by the Ashley and Cooper rivers-named for Anthony Ashley Cooper, one of the English Lords Proprietor-Charleston's historic district encompasses the area specified in the original 17C city plan, called t..
48 Elizabeth St. USA - Charleston SC
Unlike other Charleston historic homes that have been restored to their former glamour, the Aiken-Rhett House has been preserved as it appeared c.1860. Built as a Federal-style brick single house in 1817, the home was purchased by the Aiken family wh..
USA - Charleston SC 29401
The high seawall that lines the Cooper River side of Charleston Harbor replaced the masonry wall built in 1700 to fortify the city. Strengthened over the years to ward off hurricanes, this wall became known as the High Battery for the gun emplacement..
68 Wentworth Street USA - Charleston SC SC 29401
Located in downtown Charleston, this hotel offers an outdoor pool and a fitness centre. It also features a grill restaurant directly on the campus of the College of Charleston. All rooms are elegantly furnished and have marble bathrooms. Each comes..
337 Meeting Street USA - Charleston SC SC 29403
This hotel is a Registered National Historic Landmark and is within walking distance from downtown Charleston. The all-suite hotel offers in-room microwaves and refrigerators, an on-site restaurant and outdoor pool. Suites at the Embassy Historic Ch..
125 Calhoun Street USA - Charleston SC SC 29401
Located off Route 52 and less than 1 mile from Charleston’s historic centre, this hotel features an outdoor pool and courtyard. Free Wi-Fi is provided in every room. A flat-screen TV and an iPod docking station are found in each decorative, modern r..