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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 are some other facts about Charleston:
  • The principal airport for Charleston is Charleston International Airport.

  • Professional sports franchises in Charleston include the 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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Books About Charleston


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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.

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.

Very Charleston: A Celebration of History, Culture, and Lowcountry Charm

By Diana Hollingsworth Gessler

Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill
Hardcover (168 pages)

Very Charleston: A Celebration of History, Culture, and Lowcountry Charm
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Cobblestone streets leading to perfectly preserved historic homes. Intricate wrought-iron gates opening to lush, fragrant gardens. A skyline of steeples and a river harbor bustling with schooners and sailboats. Charleston is one of America's most charming cities.

In vibrant watercolors and detailed sketches, artist Diana Gessler captures the beauty and riches that make Charleston so unique: White Point Gardens, the Spoleto Festival, Rainbow Row, Waterfront Park, Fort Moultrie, the beaches of Sullivan's Island, sumptuous Lowcountry cuisine, and handmade sweetgrass baskets. Full of fascinating details--on everything from the art of early entertaining, the city's inspired architectural and garden designs, and George Washington's Southern tour to famous Charlestonians and the flags of Sumter--Very Charleston celebrates the city, the Lowcountry, the people, and our history. Hand-lettered and full color throughout, Very Charleston includes maps, an index, and a handy appendix of sites.

With her cheerful illustrations and love for discovering little-known facts, Diana Gessler has created both an entertaining guide and an irresistible keepsake for visitors and Charlestonians alike.

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.

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.

Wildsam Field Guides: Charleston (American City Guide Series)

Wildsam Field Guides
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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.

Hey Kids! Let's Visit Charleston South Carolina: Fun, Facts and Amazing Discoveries for Kids (Volume 8)

By Teresa Mills

Life Experiences Publishing
Paperback (100 pages)

Hey Kids! Let s Visit Charleston South Carolina: Fun, Facts and Amazing Discoveries for Kids (Volume 8)
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Visiting Charleston SC with kids? Do you want your kids engaged and excited about visiting The Holy City? Do you want your kids to learn as well as have fun while traveling? Look no further!

Get the entire family excited about the things to do in Charleston SC before you leave, and then let them help plan the trip!

Finally! A Charleston travel guide for kids - written especially for them! Hey Kids! Let's Visit Charleston South Carolina asks:

Hey Kids! Did you know...
  • The Civil War started in Charleston?
  • There's a park in Charleston named for Oyster Shells?
  • The only surviving building used for slave auctions in the South is located in Charleston?
  • You can sleep on an aircraft carrier in Charleston?

You will find out all about these things and much more fun Charleston SC facts. You will love this book whether you are preparing for a vacation with the family, or simply want to learn a little more about the things to do in Charleston. Younger kids will love this neat way to visit Charleston through reading with their family!

Each section of the book explains some of the history behind some major tourist attractions in Charleston as well as listing some fun and interesting facts about each. Your child or grandchild will be your tour guide with this book! So make sure that they have this book early in the planning phases of your trip as well as when you visit Charleston!

But, whether you are planning a trip with your family or just want to know more about Charleston SC, this book is the perfect way to get started.

Teresa Mills is the bestselling author of the Hey Kids! Let's Visit Series of children's books! This series focuses on building your child's / grandchild's life experiences through travel and learning activities that will enhance their lives forever!!!

The Hey Kids! Let's Visit Series also includes:
  • Hey Kids! Let's Visit New York City
  • Hey Kids! Let's Visit London England
  • Hey Kids! Let's Visit San Francisco
  • Hey Kids! Let's Visit Savannah Georgia
  • Hey Kids! Let's Visit Washington DC
  • Hey Kids! Let's Visit Paris France
  • Hey Kids! Let's Visit a Cruise Ship


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The author has made another adventurous journey through a great Southern state's city. I enjoyed exploring Charleston through the pictures and Teresa's view of an extensive aquatic aquarium, the oldest landscaped gardens in America, a theater where the first opera in the US was performed (still giving performances today), a castle where medieval and fairy tale role-playing is the rule, and last but not least, a pirate's walk.~Azalea

If you're planning a trip to Charleston, the first place to start is with Teresa's book, "Hey Kids! Let's Visit Charleston, South Carolina." Her book describes the not-to-be-missed places in the oldest city in South Carolina. If you love history, you will find this book to be a great resource. Be sure to get a copy of the planning guide from the link in the book.~Teresa

Once again the author delivered a travel book I, an adult with no knowledge of a location, enjoyed reading. She presents points of interests along with their facts and extra tidbits. Your Jr. tour guide should have fun choosing the places to visit and giving you the tour using this book. My only question is -- where do we visit next?!~Kim

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.

Best Easy Day Hikes Charleston, South Carolina (Best Easy Day Hikes Series)

By Johnny Molloy

Falcon Guides
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Best Easy Day Hikes Charleston, South Carolina (Best Easy Day Hikes Series)
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Best Easy Day Hikes Charleston, South Carolina includes concise descriptions and detailed maps for twenty easy-to-follow trails that follow charming creeks and disappear into dense pine forests.
Look inside for:

* Casual hikes to full-day adventures

* After-dinner strolls to full-day hikes
* Hikes for everyone, including families
* Mile-by-mile directions and clear trail maps

* Trail Finder for best hikes for dogs, children, lake lovers, and great views.
* GPS coordinates

Streetwise Charleston Map - Laminated City Center Street Map of Charleston, South Carolina (Michelin Streetwise Maps)

By Michelin

Michelin
Released: 2018-02-15
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Streetwise Charleston Map - Laminated City Center Street Map of Charleston, South Carolina (Michelin Streetwise Maps)
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REVISED 2018

Streetwise Charleston Map is a laminated city center map of Charleston, South Carolina in an accordion-fold pocket size format. A complete index of streets, hotels, points of interest, shopping, education, culture, and parks is clearly listed.

Coverage includes:
Main Charleston, South Carolina Map 1:19,000
Historic Charleston Map 1:9,500
Charleston Regional Map 1;780,000
Charleston Area Map 1:220,000
North Charleston Map 1:39,000

Dimensions: 4" x 8.5" folded, 8.5" x 24" unfolded

Charleston is where history lives. Some areas still reflect the three hundred year old history of this coastal city. For example, Charleston's Historic District encompasses over 2000 historic buildings. The surrounding areas contain old plantation homes, some active today. The STREETWISE® map of Charleston, SC will enable you to experience the rich history and culture of this quintessential Southern city. Our detailed Historic Charleston inset map identifies all the important historic homes and buildings which you will want to see during your walking tour.

The main city center map of Charleston helps you navigate into and out of the city center. It also expands on the number of sites featured including hotels, shopping, educational institutions and neighborhoods. The Charleston map's backside features two additional maps: the Charleston Regional Map covers the geography between Savannah, Georgia and Charleston, South Carolina. The Charleston Area Map helps to navigate around the perimeter of the city to such notable places as The Boone Plantation, Drayton Hall and the Charleston International Airport. A complete index of streets, hotels, points of interest, shopping, education, culture, and parks is clearly listed.

Our pocket size map of Charleston is laminated for durability and accordion folding for effortless use. To enhance your visit to Charleston, check out the Michelin Must Sees Charleston guide which details the must do's, sees, stay, eat and know using the famed Michelin star-rating system so you can prioritize your trip based on your own time and interest.



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