Charleston, SC

In 4 words: Southern charm and history. For your first visit you need about two full days to be able to appreciate the city and all of its major sights while keeping pleasantly unhurried pace. Distances are all walkable in the city center, except when going to see plantations (for which transport is necessary). Love its intimate streets with colorful architecture. Worthy attractions: St John Baptist Cathedral; St Michael’s Church; Nathaniel Russell House; Edmonston-Alston House; Historic City Market; Middleton Place (further afield). Left for another visit: Magnolia Gardens (further afield); Drayton Hall (further afield); Aiken-Rhett House and a few other historic mansions; a number of churches; Charleston Museum. Last visit: December 2015.      Destination appeal   Our verdict... Read More