02 Nov 6 Reasons Why You Should Visit Charleston
If you’re planning a mini-break this year, Charleston is one place that needs to be high up on your list. This beautiful, quaint city in South Carolina has fast become a firm favorite among tourists who are looking for something more than the traditional shopping and mainstream attractions you get from other destinations. Steeped in history, and with pleasant, mild temperatures that rarely get too hot during the summer nor too cold during the winter, there really isn’t a “bad” time of year to visit. There are any number of B&Bs, hotels, and other accommodation options for you to choose from, with such a range of prices you’ll be able to create the perfect Charleston break regardless of your budget. So, what are you waiting for? Here are just some of the reasons why you’ll have a lot of fun visiting Charleston this year.
Pools With a Difference
Given the high quality swimming pool contractors that Charleston have, it’s hardly surprising there are some truly wonderful pools you can visit. From the spectacular views at the Wild Dunes Resort and Hotel Bennett, spa vibes at the Belmond Charleston Place Hotel, an intimate setting of the kind you find at Market Pavilion Hotel and The Mills House Wyndham Grand Hotel, or somewhere like Kiawah Island Golf Resort where the whole family feels welcome, you will undoubtedly find a resort that ticks all your boxes.
Wining and Dining
Surrounded by ocean and land, Charleston’s culinary scene is rich in traditional favorites and those with a modern spin. You can literally taste the influences of its soul food history, and if you enjoy authentic Southern comfort food, you’ll be spoilt for choice. There are plenty of food tours you can take part in to get a taste of the local cuisines, and (of course) you have to jump aboard one of the brewery tours to sample some of South Carolina’s finest.
If you like to have your trips all mapped out and taken care of for you, you’ll love the wealth of tours available all year long. How do you like to get around? Walking or horse-drawn carriage? Or car? To be honest, it doesn’t matter as you’ll be able to take part in tours using a variety of modes of transport. And you can see everything Charleston has to offer, from nature walks on the coast, to historical tours exploring the rich past of the town and surrounding areas.
All the Arts
If you’re an art buff or love nothing more than discovering more about your destination in local museums, Charleston will be your jam. Home to countless galleries featuring work inspired by the nearby surroundings, you’ll find yourself spending hours meandering corridors, marveling at the pieces created over the years. But if a buzzing scene is more your style, you can always throw yourself into music festivals and high-energy theatre performances too.
Step Back in Time
Charleston port was founded in the 1600s, and you get a real sense of its history and heritage while strolling along cobbled streets, gazing upon the beautiful Antebellum mansions, or visiting the vast plantation sites that were once such a common addition to the area. Then, of course, you have the opportunity to visit some of the past reminders of its military history, including Fort Sumter, site of the first battle of the American Civil War.
Get Water Sporty
With so much water around, it’s hardly surprising watersports are plentiful in Charleston. Spend the day in the beautiful outdoors on schooners, paddleboards, sea kayaks and charter boats. Whether you’re a complete beginner or feel more at home on sea than land, you’ll find a multitude of opportunities to spend time out on the water.
Don’t visit the same old places everyone else goes to. Take a break with a difference; explore this beautiful city and the stunning sites and fall in love with somewhere new.