The clock is ticking! With only two days until voting ends in the 2012 Conde Nast Traveler Readers Choice Awards, now is the time to show your support for Charleston—winner of the 2011 #1 U.S. City Award!
Here’s the link to vote: click.
Deadline is April 30, 2012.
Don’t delay. Vote today!
The Charleston area is full of one-of-kind experiences, but you don’t have to take our word for it! Check back every day this week to learn what makes Charleston special to some of our friends in the community:
“It is such a thrill to ride over the bridge into Charleston with the view of the sun shining on the river, boats coming in and out of the city marina, and the steeples of the Holy City churches towering over beautiful homes and businesses on the peninsula as to say welcome.”
- Caroline Rhodes, Owner of The Charleston Angler
“Mostly I just appreciate living near the water, but beyond that, Charleston has fantastic food, a growing music scene and really friendly people. I also love that I was able to afford a cute house downtown that would have bought me a closet in New York City, from where I relocated.”
– Julie Montgomery, Senior Account Director at The Reynolds Group
“I feel the way I feel about Charleston (our magical city) is because of the sense of community we share. I feel so very fortunate because we have such a dynamic group of people that all have the same mission – taking Charleston to another level and it is a combined effort.”
– Pat Pettus, Group Sales Director at Hospitality Management Group, Inc.
“From the smell of pluff mud and the scent of tea olive, to the bricks and stucco highlighted by the setting sun, Charleston stimulates all the senses in the most positive ways.”
– Lese Corrigan, Owner of Lese Corrigan Gallery
“I love Charleston because the people are genuine, the opportunities are vast and there’s always a way great way to play outdoors.”
– Karalee Nielsen, Owner of Revolutionary Eating Ventures
“Charleston is not just a city, it is my home. It is where my family has lived since 1698. It is where I was raised, where my children were raised, and where I want to raise my grandchildren—amongst all the things that were and all that is to come.”
— Allen Homes, Owner of Dixie Supply Bakery & Cafe
“Seeing the shrimp boats off of our coast, cruising in the harbor, touching dolphins, climbing lighthouses, strolling down King Street, trying to choose which divine place to dine, hearing the church bells, the art walk, Spoleto, the Wine and Food Festival— Charleston has all of it, from the salt of the earth to the creme de la creme!”
— Christy Schachte, Owner of The Mom Spa
“I cherish Charleston for its sense of community, its unbeatable Lowcountry cuisine, and its beautiful surroundings. I hope that the Charleston Symphony Orchestra performing the most amazing symphonic masterworks is perhaps adding more smiles and more harmony to the people that are already the friendliest in America!”
– Yuriy Bekker, Concertmaster of Charleston Symphony Orchestra
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