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More Than Just a Place to Hang Your Hat

Modern Charleston is a city for explorers and tastemakers. Where the curious and free-spirited feel right at home. Discover the goings-on that are creating this thriving city. Come and connect to our community. Experience the real Charleston right here at the intersection of Queen and Meeting Streets, where fine Southern hospitality is in our genes. Who doesn’t love a few fun surprises along the way?

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Daily Wellness Class

Daily Wellness Class

Need a good stretch? Get your body and your mind ready for whatever your day brings. Join premier Charleston instructors for a complimentary morning yoga class daily. The location varies daily, so be sure to check in at the front desk or by…

Mon-Fri
Old Fashioned Good Time

Old Fashioned Good Time

There’s nothing more Southern than meeting for a drink on the porch, so please join us on ours. Raise a glass, sip a complimentary afternoon cocktail, and get a sneak peek of the signature drinks served in our new restaurant, Iron Rose.

Jan 12
Restaurant Week South Carolina

Restaurant Week South Carolina

From fine to casual dining, new menu items to fan favorites, indulge in the finest southern cuisine on your visit to Charleston during Restaurant Week South Carolina, an 11-day celebration showcasing the city as a top culinary destination.

Jan 29
Lowcountry Oyster Festival

Lowcountry Oyster Festival

The world’s largest oyster festival features live music, raw oyster eating and shucking contests, wine, a selection of domestic and imported beers, a Children’s Area, and a “Food Court” showcasing a sampling of Charleston’s local…

Feb 17
The Southeastern Wildlife Exposition

The Southeastern Wildlife…

From a black-tie Signature Gala & Sale to the DockDogs® Finals, this showcase of everything to love about wildlife and nature will give you a taste of the Lowcountry with fine art, handcrafted goods, and live demonstrations, and make your…

Apr 1
Annual Cooper River Bridge Run

Annual Cooper River Bridge Run

From a casual walk to a verified competitive run in under 45 minutes, runners race from Mt. Pleasant to Downtown Charleston, where a Finish Festival awaits. The Annual Cooper River Bridge Run is not just a race, it’s an experience.

May 26
Spoleto Festival USA

Spoleto Festival USA

From vibrant symphonic ensembles to jazzy folk performances, emerging opera singers to theater actors and dancers. For the last 45 years, attendees gather for Spoleto Festival USA, 17 days of entertainment throughout Charleston. Watch for…

Jul 15
Charleston Caribbean Jerk Chicken Festival

Charleston Caribbean Jerk Chicken…

A celebration of the influence of the Caribbean with a focus on the popular Jamaican jerk seasoning, this unique, family-friendly event brings the community together with a delicious array of the best local Jamaican-jerk delicacies, live…

Charleston

Deep roots, history around every corner, stories at every stop. Charm and welcoming hospitality in spades. This thriving city is more than cobblestone streets and horse-drawn carriages. But of course, we love those, too.

Seabrook Island

Located a few miles from Charleston, this private oceanfront community is a paradise for golfers, birdwatchers, and beachgoers. Nature is at the heart of this Audubon International Certified Sustainable Community.

Kiawah Island

Revel in the beauty of the Lowcountry on Kiawah Island. It’s a serene natural retreat with 10 miles of gentle beaches, marshes teeming with wildlife, and preserved maritime forests offering sanctuary to all who call the island home.

Joe Riley Waterfront Park

Take in views of Charleston harbor from a park loved by locals and visitors, and for a good reason. This park features two large fountains, natural shade from trees, and looks spectacular when lit at night.

Historic King Street Shopping

Those looking to scratch a shopping itch will find satisfaction on King Street. Find everything from souvenirs to antique treasures as you stroll the historic boutiques and high-end shops of King Street.

The Battery

Stretching along the shores of Charleston, this fortified seawall and promenade is the perfect spot for a scenic stroll or jog with stellar views of the water and nearby historic landmarks.

Isle of Palms

Beautiful beach, championship golf, tasty restaurants. Soak up the epitome of island life on this unique coastal barrier island.

Sullivan’s Island

Put yourself in the pages of Edgar Allan Poe. This island, famously known for Fort Moutrie, the setting of Poe’s The Gold-Bug, is also beloved for history, beaches, restaurants, and shops.

Folly Beach

Pack a picnic and some sunscreen and plan a day at one of Charleston’s most popular beaches, a barrier island with a pier stretching more than 1,000 feet into the ocean.

Drayton Hall

Get a deeper understanding of colonial America and the evolution of life in the South by exploring architecture, landscapes, and collections of this preserved estate.

The Charleston Tea Plantation

Not just for tea lovers. Tour this picturesque tea plantation, with hundreds of thousands of tea bushes stretching as far as the eye can see, and its factory.

Lowndes Grove Plantation

Explore the restored estate of this riverside plantation built in the late 1700s and be charmed by the live oak groves, idyllic settings, and stunning view of the docks.

Boone Hall Plantation and Gardens

This 1681 working plantation is known for its moss-draped ¾-mile Avenue of Ocaks, original slave cabins, and live presentation of the unique Gullah culture.

Middleton Place

Explore the stories, history, work, and contributions of the Middleton family as well as enslaved Africans and African Americans, from early Colonial to the Civil War era and beyond.

Magnolia Plantation and Gardens

Take a train or boat tour through the lush garden of this beautiful plantation that dates to pre-Revolutionary times.

Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry

Art room, theater studio, kids’ garden, pirate ship, math and engineering lab, and more. Spark imagination and explore your curious side at this home of learning adventures.

Heyward-Washington House

Explore antique wooden furniture and other exquisite pieces at this 18th-century Georgian style home of one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence.

The Charleston Museum

America’s first museum. Discover a collection of historic artifacts, natural history, decorative arts, and two historic Charleston houses.

Nathaniel Russell House Museum

Built by the wealthy shipping merchant Nathaniel Russell in 1808, visit this historic house, recognized as one of America’s most important Neoclassical homes.

Aiken-Rhett House

Tells the story of life in 19th century Charleston through the lens of the wealthy. Tour the house and outbuildings and explore three distinct in-tact architectural periods.

Gibbes Museum of Art

View portraits, sculptures, and landscapes dating back to the 1700s at this beautifully designed Beaux Arts-style museum showcasing the visual culture of America and the South.

Southern Accent Tours

A great way to get an overview of the city’s history, with stops at Fort Sumter and Boone Hall Plantation and Gardens. And have a whole lot of fun.

Bulldog Tours

Explore our historic landscape, enchanting graveyards, savor rich culinary traditions, and more on one of the best walking tours in Charleston.

Fort Sumter Tours

Experience a key piece of American history with an hour at this National Monument with the only tour that actually stops at the fort.

Palmetto Carriage Works

A true step back in time as sightseers ride behind horses in old-fashioned carriages while receiving a narrated history lesson.

Charleston City Market

One of the most visited places in Charleston, this 200-year-old city market spanning four blocks is home to gourmet eats, arts and crafts, and plenty of Southern charm.

The Mills House Street View

Mills House

Grand, historic, stylish—and very pink—Mills House is where Southern traditions with passion and soul meet fun and delight in every moment. Find us in the heart of Charleston.