Condé Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Awards have been the gold standard since 1988. Charleston was voted "Top City in the US" based on the six categories below. Read on to discover what you'll find only in Charleston.
Stroll narrow, tree-lined courtyards. Kayak along tidal creeks. Chill on the beach. Celebrate the good life on a rooftop bar as the sun sets over the harbor. You can do it all in one day. Only in Charleston.
Our well-mannered city is overflowing with perfectly preserved treasures. Historic forts, sprawling plantations, centuries old antebellum homes and other storied landmarks exclusive to Charleston.
Named Friendliest City in the 2010 Condé Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Awards, our legendary hospitality and graciousness are baked into our way of life. Best experienced in person.
Our menu of lodging options is a dream come true for travelers. Choose from historic inns, famous beach resorts, luxury hotels and charming bed & breakfasts. Rest easy in Charleston.
Chefs are stars here. The goodness they prepare shines bright on the national food scene. Enjoy Southern specialties and other flavors served in setting as delicious as the meals themselves.
It's easy to spoil yourself or someone else with unique treasures only found in Charleston. Antique shops, local boutiques, name brand outlets, art galleries and jewelers await your arrival.