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Charleston


Charleston is the 2nd largest city in South Carolina. As of 2005, the city has an estimated population of 115,540.

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Charleston Facts


Here is some other information about Charleston:
  • The principal airport for Charleston is Charleston International Airport.

  • Professional sports franchises in Charleston include the South Atlantic League baseball team, the Charleston RiverDogs, and the USL-1 soccer team, Charleston Battery.

  • Charleston's nicknames include "Palmetto City", "The Big Sweet Grass Basket", and "The Holy City".

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Fodor's In Focus Charleston: with Hilton Head & the Lowcountry (Travel Guide)

By Fodor's Travel Guides

Fodor's Travel
Released: 2018-09-11
Paperback (208 pages)

Fodor s In Focus Charleston: with Hilton Head & the Lowcountry (Travel Guide)
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Written by locals, Fodor’s InFocus Charleston is the perfect guidebook for those looking for insider tips to make the most out their visit to Charleston, South Carolina. Complete with detailed maps and concise descriptions, this travel guide will help you plan your trip with ease.

One of the South's most iconic cities, Charleston has perennial appeal for travelers. In the city's picturesque and walkable center you’ll find pastel rowhouses and white-columned antebellum mansions. This setting, together with superb Southern cuisine, makes Charleston a prime domestic American travel destination. This guide also covers a side trip to popular Hilton Head.

Fodor’s In Focus Charleston includes:

    •UP-TO-DATE COVERAGE: New hotels, shops, and nightlife options have been added throughout the guide. The city's cutting-edge restaurant scene gets special attention.
    •ULTIMATE EXPERIENCES GUIDE: A brief introduction and spectacular color photos capture the ultimate experiences and attractions throughout Charleston.
    •GORGEOUS PHOTOS AND DETAILED MAPS: Eight pages of full-color photos and full-size street maps throughout to inspire and help you get around stress-free.
    •ITINERARIES AND TOP RECOMMENDATIONS: We’ve curated itineraries for the perfect day in Charleston, plus recommended side trips from the city. We include tips on where to eat, stay, and shop as well as information about nightlife, sports, and the outdoors. Fodor's Choice designates our best picks in every category.
    •COMPACT FORMAT: Fodor's InFocus Guides are packed with the same coverage of a full-size guidebook in a smaller, more convenient format that is easier to carry.
    •COVERS: King Street, Sullivan’s Island, Fort Sumter National Monument, side trips to Moncks Corner and Edisto Island, and much more.
    •ABOUT FODOR'S AUTHORS: Each Fodor's Travel Guide is researched and written by local experts. Fodor's has been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for over 80 years.

Planning on visiting other destinations in the southeast? Check out Fodor’s The Carolinas and Georgia and Fodor's Florida.

Charleston Historic District Illustrated Map

By Michael Karpovage

Karpovage Creative, Inc.
Released: 2017-12-01
Map (2 pages)

Charleston Historic District Illustrated Map
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The Best Illustrated Map of Charleston's Historic District! This centuries-old artform depicts the heart of peninsular Charleston in a unique 3D birds-eye-view perspective. You'll see an immediate lay of the land showing the most popular visitor attractions and routes to get there. Essentially a tour guide for discerning visitors, this map is chock full of interesting historical factoids and useful information. We've included free DASH shuttles routes, water taxi locations, parking decks, hotels, and even public restrooms. Best of all, there are NO advertisements to distract you from your path. The map comes folded at 4x9-inches, perfect for a pocket or purse, and opens up into a vibrant 18x27-inch illustration. On the reverse side is a large regional map showing key area attractions and the many coastal islands worthy of a visit. We've listed historic buildings, B&B inns, lodging, and top guided tours. A guided walking tour with this map in hand is a must-do to get the most out of your stay in America's Most Friendly City.

Moon Charleston & Savannah (Travel Guide)

By Jim Morekis

Moon Travel
Released: 2018-10-02
Paperback (400 pages)

Moon Charleston & Savannah (Travel Guide)
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Whether you're relaxing on a romantic beach, soaking up the rich history, or reveling in the Southern hospitality, dig into these fun-loving sister cities with Moon Charleston & Savannah.
  • Explore the Cities: Navigate by neighborhood or by activity with color-coded maps of both Charleston and Savannah
  • See the Sights: Browse the museums on Savannah's historic River Street, take a carriage ride through Charleston's French Quarter, or check out the wares at the Old City Market. Visit Civil War battlefields, check out the First African Baptist Church, and learn about the area's important African American history
  • Get a Taste of the South: Sample classic shrimp and grits, juicy barbecue, or seafood straight off the boat. Savor innovative cuisine at James Beard Award-winning restaurants, and discover up-and-coming spots focusing on local, sustainable ingredients
  • Bars, Entertainment, and Nightlife: Watch the sunset from a rooftop bar, see what's on tap at a craft brewery, or mingle with the locals at a French Quarter dive. Catch a live gig from the next big indie band, sip swanky artisan cocktails, or indulge in Savannah's to-go cup tradition on a stroll through the Historic District
  • Honest Advice: Jim Morekis was born and raised in Savannah and shares his local insight into these beautiful cities
  • Itineraries and Day Trips: Follow itineraries designed for families, beach lovers, history buffs, foodies, and more, and get outside the city with full chapters on Hilton Head and the Lowcountry and the Golden Isles
  • Full-Color Photos and Detailed Maps
  • Handy Tools: Background information on the area's landscape, history, and culture, tips on getting there and getting around, and advice for travelers with disabilities, families with children, seniors, and LGBTQ+ travelers
With Moon's practical tips and local know-how, you can experience Charleston and Savannah your way.

Hitting the road? Try Moon Blue Ridge Parkway Road Trip. Exploring more of the South? Try Moon Coastal Carolinas or Moon Asheville & the Great Smoky Mountains.

Fodor's The Carolinas & Georgia (Full-color Travel Guide)

By Fodor's Travel Guides

Fodor's Travel
Released: 2017-11-14
Paperback (624 pages)

Fodor s The Carolinas & Georgia (Full-color Travel Guide)
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Written by locals, Fodor's travel guides have been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for over 80 years.

Filled with color photos as stunning as the region itself, Fodor's The Carolinas and Georgia delivers the best of the South from the pristine waters of the Outer Banks to genteel Charleston and bustling Atlanta and everywhere in between. Beaches, golf courses, mountains, Southern food, and historical and cultural sites keep travelers coming back.

Fodor's The Carolinas & Georgia includes:

  • UP-TO-DATE COVERAGE: Includes new restaurants and hotels in the South's top cities: Charleston, Savannah, and Atlanta, as well as throughout the region.
  • SPECIAL FEATURES: Gorgeous and easy-to-use features highlight quintessential Southern experiences, like visiting North Carolina beaches, hiking in the Great Smoky Mountains, exploring Mrytle Beach, and enjoying Lowcountry cuisine.
  • INDISPENSABLE TRIP PLANNING TOOLS: Features such as Top Attractions for each state, Top Experiences, Great Itineraries, and kid-friendly sites make planning simple. Convenient overviews present each region and its highlights, and chapter planning sections have good advice for making the most of your time and getting around by car.
  • DISCERNING RECOMMENDATIONS: Fodor's The Carolinas and Georgia offers savvy advice and recommendations from local writers to help travelers make the most of their visit. Fodor's Choice designates our best picks in every category.
  • COVERS: Charleston, Savannah, Atlanta, Myrtle Beach, Outer Banks, Wilmington,Charlotte, Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, Asheville, Great Smoky Mountains, Hilton Head, and more.

Charleston: A Historic Walking Tour (Images of America)

By Mary Preston Foster

Brand: Arcadia Publishing
Released: 2005-06-01
Paperback (128 pages)

Charleston: A Historic Walking Tour (Images of America)
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Charleston: A Historic Walking Tour will help natives and visitors alike appreciate the history and residents of this beautiful city. With its architecture, palm trees, and cobblestone streets, Charleston is one of the South’s great cultural destinations. Its ballrooms and benevolent society halls attest to grand periods of opulence and high living. The theater, libraries, museum, and college show an appreciation for culture and sophistication. But don’t let the city’s beauty hide its turbulent history. The horrors of bombardment and occupation by conquering armies have left their marks. The city has experienced bleak times and disasters, including fires, a devastating earthquake, and hurricanes, not to mention the challenges of Reconstruction. Yet Charleston has survived its darker days, and now may be the city’s finest hour. Neighborhoods from Calhoun Street to the Battery are in better condition today than they have ever been before. This book offers three tours to explore the historic downtown: the Meeting Street loop, the Legare Street loop, and the Ansonborough tour. Enjoy the walk, and let the city tell you its story.

Lonely Planet Pocket Charleston & Savannah (Travel Guide)

By Lonely Planet & MaSovaida Morgan

Lonely Planet
Released: 2018-12-18
Paperback (160 pages)

Lonely Planet Pocket Charleston & Savannah (Travel Guide)
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Lonely Planet: The world’s number one travel guide publisher*

Lonely Planet’s Pocket Charleston & Savannah is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Admire antebellum architecture, sample some of America’s finest food and brush up on your civil-war history at Fort Sumter National Monument – all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Charleston & Savannah and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet’s Pocket Charleston & Savannah:

  • Full-colour maps and images throughout
  • Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests
  • Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
  • Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices
  • Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sightseeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
  • Free, convenient pull-out map (included in print version), plus over eight color neighborhood maps
  • User-friendly layout with helpful icons, and organized by neighborhood to help you pick the best spots to spend your time
  • Covers Historic District, Forsyth Park, Midtown, Victorian District, East Savannah & the Islands, Southside, Moon River District, Harleston Village, Upper King, Cannonborough, Elliottborough, French Quarter, East Side, NoMo, Hampton Park, Charleston County Sea Islands, and more

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet’s Pocket Charleston & Savannah is our colorful, easy to use, handy guide that literally fits in your pocket, providing on-the-go assistance for those seeking the best sights and experiences on a short visit or weekend break.

Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out Lonely Planet’s USA guide for an in-depth look at all the country has to offer.

About Lonely Planet: Lonely Planet is a leading travel media company and the world’s number one travel guidebook brand, providing both inspiring and trustworthy information for every kind of traveler since 1973. Over the past four decades, we’ve printed over 145 million guidebooks and grown a dedicated, passionate global community of travelers. You’ll also find our content online, and in mobile apps, video, 14 languages, nine international magazines, armchair and lifestyle books, ebooks, and more.

‘Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.’ – New York Times

‘Lonely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves; it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.’ – Fairfax Media (Australia)

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Historic Charleston and the Lowcountry

Gibbs Smith
Released: 2016-09-13
Hardcover (208 pages)

Historic Charleston and the Lowcountry
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In this elegant hardbound volume, photographers Steve Gross and Susan Daley take you on an intimate tour of some of the finest historic homes, gardens, churches, and plantations of the old city of Charleston and its surrounding Lowcountry. Their luminescent photographs reveal an insider's look at the definitive architecture and landscape of the region, ranging from private gardens hidden behind wrought iron gates to some of America's first landscaped garden vistas. From colonial-era French Quarter homes to Federal and Greek Revival townhouses and antebellum plantation houses, the selection featuring old family, private homes to museum showplaces make this an essential book for visitors, architects, preservationists or armchair travelers.

Charleston: The Best Of Charleston For Short Stay Travel (Short Stay Travel - City Guides)

By Gary Jones

Independently published
Paperback (108 pages)

Charleston: The Best Of Charleston For Short Stay Travel (Short Stay Travel - City Guides)
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Charleston - The Most Beautiful City In South Carolina and the USA!

Find out how to see the best Charleston has to offer in just a few days.

If you are planning to go to Charleston for only 2 or 3 days and you want to make the best of your short stay, then you have come to the right place.

The focus of this book is to make your short stay one of the most memorable experiences of your life. The goal of this book is not to squeeze everything Charleston has to offer into 2 or 3 days. The goal is to show you the best of the city in 2 or 3 days.

Charleston is a beautiful and fascinating city, and it's regarded as a top US destination. Charleston has recently been rated as the best city to visit in the USA, and it's easy to see why. Charleston is a prime coastal setting, has historic architecture, and friendly locals. Charleston is also famous for its interesting restaurants, bars, and shops. Charleston is the top travel destination in South Carolina,

If you are looking for the Encyclopedia of travel books, then don't buy this book. This book is for a short stay traveler only! We focus on the best the city has to offer.

Here Is A Preview Of What You'll Learn...

  • The Best Museums and Galleries in Charleston
  • The Best Restaurants in Charleston
  • The Best Hotels
  • How to get around Charleston
  • When To Visit 
  • The best sightseeing spots in Charleston
  • The best shopping experiences in the city
  • Much Much More...

(Please note that paperback version of this book only has black and white pictures.If you prefer color pictures, then I recommend you buy the Kindle edition of this book.)

Wildsam Field Guides: Charleston (American City Guide Series)

Wildsam Field Guides
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Wildsam Field Guides: Charleston (American City Guide Series)
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Wildsam Field Guides: Charleston leads travelers into the most authentic experience of the South Carolina city, working closely with a team of trusted locals. Contributors include author Pat Conroy, chef Sean Brock, mayor Joe Riley, novelist Josephine Humphreys, artist Becca Barnet, anthropologist Ade Ofunniyin, editor Maggie White, preservationist Paul Saylors, among others. Topics in the handsome volume include shipwrecks, lowcountry fauna, Civil Rights, historic architecture, fishing industry, Gullah culture, garden tours, James Beard Awards, hurricanes, pluff mud and more.

Easy To Read: South Carolina

By Rand McNally

Rand McNally
Map

Easy To Read: South Carolina
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Rand McNally's folded map for South Carolina is a must-have for anyone traveling in or through the state, offering unbeatable accuracy and reliability at a great price. Our trusted cartography shows all Interstate, U.S., state, and county highways and much more.

Points of interest
State park chart
State mileage chart
Driving times map
On-the-road toolbox
Visitor center information
Climate data
State facts & symbols
Easy-to-use legend
Detailed indexed

Coverage Area

Detailed maps include: Aiken, Charleston, Columbia, Greenville, Hilton Head Island, Myrtle Beach, North Augusta/Augusta, GA; Rock Hill, Spartanburg

Product Details

Measures 9.0" x 4.125" and folds out to 25.5" x 36.75"


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