Charleston Vacations & Travel Packages!
The oldest and second-largest city in the US state of South Carolina, Charleston is located on Charleston Harbor, which is an inlet formed by the confluence of Cooper and Ashley rivers. This city, in 1773, was described as the wealthiest town in the American South. Today, Charleston retains the ambiance of plantation society. Along with plantations, historic homes, and museums, tourists on Charleston vacation can also explore an aquarium and a stunning fort. The city experiences 230 days of sunshine every year. Weather-wise, the best time to visit Charleston is of spring, because of its colorful azaleas, and other flowers that blossom between March and June. In this city, summer is warm but also brings cooling coastal breezes. To the tourist visiting the city during the best time, it is recommended to do bookings in advance in order to avail cheap Charleston travel packages as flight fares and hotel rates tend to rise.
Places of interest in Charleston
Reflecting the old days of Charleston, Historic District is home to magnificent historic churches and other buildings lining the streets. Some of these streets boast museums such as Old Slave Mart Museum and Old Exchange Building. At King Street, there are shops, art galleries, boutiques, and antiques dealers. In the heart of the Historic District is the Charleston City Market featuring wooden tables displaying local foods, artworks, crafts, and collectibles.
An excellent place to relax and relish the vistas of Charleston Harbor, Waterfront Park is a 12-acre park that features old-fashioned benches and double swings facing the water where ships and sailboats can be seen. The park is located close to the City Market and boasts fountains that are lighted at night and seasonal flowers adding splashes of hues. Here, visitors can enjoy free Wi-Fi as well.
Magnolia Plantation & Gardens:
The oldest publicly accessed gardens in the country, Magnolia Plantation & Gardens are also the last large-scale Romantic-style garden in the United States. It offers a guided tour of the house, and also offers visit to an antebellum cabin, a number of exhibits, and a boat tour. For younger visitors, there is the petting zoo and a nature center as well.