South Carolina
Charleston
Recommended
Charleston The Essential
Recommended
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.

Must see

Michelin's recommendations for Charleston
Historic District
Historic District
Occupying the lower tip of the peninsula
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Heyward-Washington House
Heyward-Washington House
Lawyer and patriot Thomas Heyward was
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Aiken-Rhett House
Aiken-Rhett House
Unlike other Charleston historic homes
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Drayton Hall
Drayton Hall
The only plantation house on the Ashley
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The Battery
The Battery
The high seawall that lines the Cooper
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Edmondston-Alston House
Edmondston-Alston House
Scotsman and cotton trader Charles
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