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Charleston Travel Guide

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Plan Your Charleston Vacation

Wandering through the city's famous Historic District, you would swear it is a movie set. Dozens of church steeples punctuate the low skyline, and horse-drawn carriages pass centuries-old mansions and town houses, their stately salons offering a crystal-laden and parquet-floored version of Southern comfort. Outside, magnolia-filled gardens overflow with carefully tended heirloom plants.

At first glance, the city resembles an 18th-century etching come to lifeā€”but look closer and you'll see that block after block of old structures have been restored. Happily, after three centuries of wars, epidemics, fires, and hurricanes, Charleston has prevailed and is now one of the South's best-preserved cities.

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When to Go to Charleston

Spring and fall tend to be the most popular times to visit Charleston. The former sees courtyard gardens exploding in blooms and warm temperatu...

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