Charleston, South Carolina, is famous for its rich history, life on the water, and Southern hospitality. With amiable year-round weather and proximity to several beaches, it’s no wonder that Charleston is a No. 1 tourist destination. Sail the peninsula, admire the historic architecture, and wander through plantation gardens. No matter how you spend your days in the Holy City, we guarantee that you will love everything this charming Southern city offers.
THINGS TO SEE & DO Elevate your Charleston experience by immersing yourself in the city’s history. You will find remnants of the past everywhere, from pastel antebellum houses to the cobblestone streets beneath your feet. Take a horse-drawn carriage tour of historic downtown Charleston, visit one of Charleston’s many historic plantations, or even plan a trip to Fort Sumter where the first shots of the Civil War were fired! One of the best ways to explore Charleston’s most iconic landmarks is by taking a boat tour. You will explore the battery, the Charleston harbor, Sullivan’s Island, Fort Johnson, and more when you sail with Om Sailing Charters. Pelicans, dolphins, and leatherback turtles are all regular sightings! While the beauty of Charleston is remarkable on land, from the water, it is spectacular.
WHERE TO EAT & DRINK Charleston restaurants offer a wide variety of exceptional cuisines, but soul food and Southern hospitality are quintessential to the ultimate Charleston dining experience. The region’s mild winters and warm summers are the perfect conditions for always-in-season produce and year-round, fresh caught fish. Choose restaurants with fresh and local ingredients. Dine like the locals, and trust that there is nothing quite as comforting as macaroni and cheese with a side of collard greens! Indulge accordingly, because you’ll never forget a taste of Charleston. Magnolias Uptown Down South, Slightly North of Broad, and Poogan’s Smokehouse are all highly recommended.
BEST TIME TO VISIT With so much to do in the Holy City, it is hard to stay inside! Luckily, the winters in Charleston are mild, and in the summertime, the livin’ is easy. Charleston’s beautiful beaches and sea islands offer the perfect retreat for cooling down during warm spring days and hot sultry summers. November through February is the “off season” for tourism, but it is also one of the best times to collect seashells on Charleston’s undeveloped beaches (like Bull Island), shop the downtown market, and enjoy Charleston’s comfort food.
WHERE TO STAY After a day of exploring in the Holy City, continue your dream vacation at the best bed and breakfast in Charleston, SC! Whether you are enjoying a romantic sail on Charleston’s peninsula, exploring the Lowcountry restaurant scene, or shopping on King, you will find the perfect place to relax and unwind at a Select Registry Charleston property. Our properties are the epitome of the the Holy City experience. Explore some of our classic Charleston bed and breakfasts below!