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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


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  • The main airport for Charleston is Charleston International Airport.

  • Professional sports teams 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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Charleston Historic District Illustrated Map

By Michael Karpovage

Karpovage Creative, Inc.
Released: 2017-12-01
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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.

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.

TERRANCE TALKS TRAVEL: The Quirky Tourist Guide to Charleston (South Carolina) (Volume 8)

By Terrance Zepke

Safari Publishing
Paperback (148 pages)

TERRANCE TALKS TRAVEL: The Quirky Tourist Guide to Charleston (South Carolina) (Volume 8)
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Charleston is one of the oldest, prettiest, and most historic cities in America. It is the heart and soul of the South Carolina Lowcountry.Charleston is also a dazzling destination because it offers small town charm with big city dining and lodging options. This picturesque port city offers an amazing array of activities and attractions. Visitors will enjoy delicious Lowcountry cuisine featuring fresh, local seafood; fun festivals, unusual tours,spectacular shopping (from the quaint City Market to the enormous Citadel Mall), and area beaches that are among the best in the region.

In this reference, you'll discover Charleston's...
*best rooftop bar
*best pub tour
*best boutique hotel
*best hostel
*best family lodging
*best dessert tour (Yum!)
*one of the best music venues in the entire Southeast
*best eco-tour
*the only tea plantation in North America (Charleston Peach Tea is their signature tea)
*best harbor cruise
*best ghost tour

...and much more!

You'll learn about the most haunted place in Charleston, Old Exchange& Provost Dungeon, which dates back to the American Revolution; a remarkable swamp tour, a Heavenly Charleston Tour (absolutely awesome!),horse-drawn carriage tours, a Gullah history & folklore tour, best places to eat, a pirate tour that retraces the steps of some of the most infamous buccaneers of the Golden Age of Piracy, Rainbow Row, best places to shop (from regional souvenirs to fine artwork and antiques), and Patriots Point.

You'll also learn how to spend the night aboard a historic aircraft carrier, discover Hoodoo (Lowcountry Voodoo), learn why Charleston is referred to as the "City of Firsts", and all amazing area attractions are revealed, including the best beach resorts and islands. Dozens of photos, trivia boxes, and maps are included.

Terrance Zepke (a native of the SC Lowcountry) is an award-winning and best-selling author of more than fifty books, including the popular, TERRANCE TALKS TRAVEL & CHEAP TRAVEL series. She is also a travel blogger, agent, adventurer, and host of the UBER ADVENTURES SHOW. She is in demand as a speaker and has been featured in most major media,including The Travel Channel, The Washington Post, CNN, NPR, Associated Press, PBS, The Good Morning Show, The Rick Steves Show, The LearningChannel, and Publisher's Weekly. For more on this author and her titlesor to download dozens of free travel reports, visit terrancetalkstravel.com and terrancezepke.com

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.

100 Things to Do in Charleston Before You Die (100 Things to Do Before You Die)

By Lynn Seldon

Reedy Press
Released: 2018-02-15
Paperback (160 pages)

100 Things to Do in Charleston Before You Die (100 Things to Do Before You Die)
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Locals, veteran visitors, and first-timers are equally delighted when they hear the story of a wealthy old Charlestonian woman who was once asked why she so seldom traveled. Puzzled, she replied, ''My dear, why should I travel when I'm already here?'' Charleston has become the darling of the Southeast United States, thanks to the city's blend of grace, beauty, history, and oh-so-Southern dining and hospitality. Charleston has a way of charming visitors with its lush Lowcountry landscape, Civil War history, antebellum plantations, cultural and artistic opportunities, James Beard Foundation award-winning chefs and restaurants, shopping, and the gracious and welcome reception from residents. 100 Things to Do in Charleston Before You Die is filled with easy-to-follow suggestions of where to go, what to see, can't-miss dining, outdoor recreation, events and entertainment, and where to shop 'til you drop-along with seasonal activities, suggested itineraries, and lots of insider tips.

Charleston - The Delaplaine 2018 Long Weekend Guide

By Andrew Delaplaine

Gramercy Park Press
Paperback (118 pages)

Charleston - The Delaplaine 2018 Long Weekend Guide
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Charleston 2017 : 20 Cool Things to do during your Trip to Charleston: Top 20 Local Places You Can't Miss! (Travel Guide Charleston- South Carolina )

By Charleston Travel Guide & Antonio Araujo

Released: 2017-01-09
Kindle Edition (33 pages)

Charleston 2017 : 20 Cool Things to do during your Trip to Charleston: Top 20 Local Places You Can t Miss! (Travel Guide Charleston- South Carolina )
 
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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: A Good Life

By Ned Brown

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Charleston: A Good Life
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Inspired by the legendary work of Slim Aarons, a photographic narrative tour of a beautiful, unique, historical city and the remarkable people who live there.

Author Ned Brown kicks off the Good Life series with the story about what makes Charleston, South Carolina so desirable to its residents and the five million visitors who seek it out each year. This stunning coffee- table book features photographs by Gately Williams, whose work is regularly featured in Garden & Gun, Coastal Living, and other publications.

With his signature ease, Brown profiles more than fifty “interesting Charlestonians, doing interesting things in a beautiful place.” Charleston: A Good Life highlights native Charlestonians and those who have made the southern Holy City their home during the past two decades. Some are wealthy, many not, but all enjoy the richness of a place that has been voted the best small city in the world by Travel + Leisure magazine.


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