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Charleston Travel Guide

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Introduction to Charleston

You hear it time and again from people you meet in Charleston: either they have been here for generations upon generations (happily so), or...


Fodor's Interview with Holly Herrick

Holly Herrick is a classically trained chef, former restaurant critic at Charleston's Post and Courier , and author of the book The Charleston...


Cruising from Charleston

For almost 300 years Charleston, queen of port cities, has been primarily known for its commercial activity, but it recently became a port of...


Historic Buildings in Charleston

When the Civil War ended in 1865, Charleston was left battered and bruised—both physically and economically. And because locals had little money...


Charleston with Kids

What kid wouldn't delight in a town that looks like a fairy tale, and has cobblestone streets and secret alleyways, horses pulling carriages...


Exploring Living History

Time-travel to the 18th century with Charleston's wealth of markets, historic homes, and churches, and explore the agrarian side to the city...


Lowcountry Cuisine in Charleston

Although you can find Lowcountry cuisine along most of coastal South Carolina all the way down to Savannah, its foundation feeds off the Holy...


Shopping for Sweets in Charleston

Pralines, glazed pecans, bear claws, and benne wafers—Charlestonians have a sweet tooth. Stroll the sidewalks of the Market area and breathe...


Shopping for Sweetgrass Baskets in Charleston

The purchase of a handwoven Charleston sweetgrass basket is proof to your friends that you've been here. For centuries, African-American (Gullah...

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