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City Guides Spotlight: Charleston

Our guide to all the finest offerings in this gentle southern retreat

by CH Editors in Travel on 18 October 2013

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As both a home and a destination, Charleston, South Carolina has become one of the most up-and-coming cities in the country. As the southern hotbed of long-standing tradition, beautifully preserved architecture, rich historical influence and a reputation for incredibly well-mannered citizens, Charleston is more than deserving of its accolade as "America's Most Friendly City." Get comfortable in the city's phenomenal accommodations, downtown or out towards the picturesque plantations—a warm, gentle atmosphere prevails throughout—but not too comfortable, as there's limitless exploring to do. As one of the oldest cities in the country, historical moments lie beyond every turn and in every neighborhood. And as home to four major universities, Charleston has become a stronghold for forward-thinking initiatives and cultural diversity, as well as a happening spot for arts and music and an eclectic mix of restaurants and bars, not without the hidden, quiet retreats. Let us be your guide for all of Charleston's finest offerings with our newly launched Charleston City Guide.

To make the most of a trip to the city from the Lexus City Guides, take your time—each district has so much to offer. From the Palmetto-lined cobblestone streets and port-side estates along the East Bay, to the 18th century churches on the open-air City Market, take in every last detail on a peninsula small enough to walk from east to west.

Our City Guides—made possible by Lexus—aim to make cities more enjoyable for visitors and locals alike. Check out our guide to Charleston for a fresh take on the beautifully historic destination, and check back in with CH for more city updates to come.

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