Charleston, South Carolina is a picturesque town with a unique blend of the modern and historic charm. Founded in 1670 as Charles Town to honor King Charles II of England, it is the oldest and largest city in the State of South Carolina. With a rich history, well-preserved architecture, distinguished restaurants and beautiful coastlines, Charleston is a great vacation destination even if your group has different travel goals and expectations. Here are some things that different types of travelers would enjoy in the city.
For the Thrill Seekers
With its long history and preserved architecture, it’s no surprise that Charleston has its fair share of creepy attractions for the thrill seekers in your group. You can tour the many haunted sights of Charleston for a memorable and hair-raising experience.
Choose from the many creepy but fun-filled tours in the many spooky attractions of the city such as the City Jail, Provost Dungeon and some of the oldest cemeteries in the country. If you want something a little more interactive and upbeat, you can also try joining a murder mystery dinner at the Black Fedora right in the middle of the tourist district.
For First-Time Visitors
First-time travelers to Charleston should not miss the city’s main attractions. Start your trip at the Battery Park cornered by Cooper and Ashley Rivers. See beautiful Southern Mansions and learn more about the American Revolution and the history of the Civil War.
You can then enjoy Charleston’s beautiful beaches, such as Folly’s beach. Walk along the “Edge of America” to get a good view of the Morris Island Lighthouse. If you want to take a break from the sun, try visiting the only tea plantation in the country – the Charleston Tea Plantation, a major attraction in the Wadmalaw Island. You can also visit the tea factory where you can learn about the tea making process.
For Food Lovers
It’s no secret that Charleston somewhat evolved to a culinary paradise in the last few years. Many unique restaurants can be found in the city serving pizza, tacos and seafood. If you are overwhelmed with the countless options, you can join a culinary tour for a multi-course meal that features the South’s rich culinary history. Other options for gourmands include a visit to Charleston’s farmer’s market to sample the region’s seasonal foodstuff and trying out Charleston’s current food craze: all-day breakfast food concepts.
No matter how varied your travel goals are, you can be sure that everyone goes home fulfilled when you go for a holiday in Charleston. Take a look at these recommendations and make everybody excited for the trip.