Charleston is the oldest and second-largest city in the State of South Carolina. The city lies just south of the geographical midpoint of South Carolina’s coastline and is located on Charleston Harbor, an inlet of the Atlantic Ocean formed by the confluence of the Ashley and Cooper rivers, or, as is locally expressed, “where the Cooper and Ashley Rivers come together to form the Atlantic Ocean”.
Charleston is known as The Holy City, perhaps by virtue of the prominence of churches on the low-rise cityscape.
For the fourth year, the readers of Conde’ Naste Traveler voted Charleston the No. 1 U.S. City. Known for rich history, well-preserved architecture, a celebrated restaurant community and mannerly people, the city also ranked #2 in the World by Conde’ Nast Traveler 2014 Readers’ Choice Awards. Let us show you the reasons we love this southern city.