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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 more information about Charleston:
  • The principal airport serving 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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Fodor's In Focus Charleston: with Hilton Head & the Lowcountry (Travel Guide)

By Fodor's Travel Guides

Fodor s Travel Guides
Released: 2015-05-26
Paperback (224 pages)

Fodor s In Focus Charleston: with Hilton Head & the Lowcountry (Travel Guide)
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Written by locals, Fodor's travel guides have been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for 80 years.



Fodor’s correspondents highlight the best of Charleston, including historic downtown attractions, famed cuisine, lovely inns, and scenic nearby plantations. Our local experts vet every recommendation to ensure you make the most of your time, whether it’s your first trip or your fifth.



This travel guide includes:

· Dozens of maps

· An 8-page color insert with a brief introduction and spectacular photos that capture the top experiences and attractions throughout Charleston

· Hundreds of hotel and restaurant recommendations, with Fodor's Choice designating our top picks

· Major sights such as White Point Gardens and the Battery, Old Slave Mart Museum, Sullivan's Island, USS Yorktown, Drayton Hall, Fort Sumter National Monument, and Nathaniel Russell House Museum

· Coverage of Charleston, Hilton Head, and The Lowcountry



Planning to visit more of South Carolina? Check out Fodor's  travel guide to The Carolinas and Georgia.

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.

Moon Charleston & Savannah (Moon Handbooks)

By Jim Morekis

Avalon Travel Publishing
Released: 2016-11-29
Paperback (400 pages)

Moon Charleston & Savannah (Moon Handbooks)
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As editor-in-chief for the alternative weekly Connect Savannah, Jim Morekis knows the must-see sights and local secrets of Charleston and Savannah, from exploring the French Quarter to kayaking in the Golden Isles. Morekis also includes unique trip strategies, such as Literary Lark, following the life and work of authors Robert Louis Stevenson, Edgar Allen Poe, and John Berendt, and a Kayaker's Paradise tour. Including expert advice on walking Savannah's Historic District squares and dining on she-crab soup in Beaufort, Moon Charleston & Savannah gives travelers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience.

This full-color travel guide includes vibrant photos and helpful planning maps.

Moon South Carolina (Moon Handbooks)

By Jim Morekis

Moon Travel
Released: 2018-02-20
Paperback (350 pages)

Moon South Carolina (Moon Handbooks)
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Discover South Carolina with Moon Travel Guides!

From the creative hub of Charleston to the laidback Lowcountry, see what sets the Palmetto State apart with Moon South Carolina. Inside you'll find:

  • Strategic, flexible itineraries that can be adapted for your budget and timeline, whether you're planning a getaway to the Grand Strand or a long weekend in the Blue Ridge Mountains, or spending a week exploring the whole state
  • Unique activities and can't-miss highlights: Wander the charming streets of historic Charleston, hear the stories of Civil War battlefields, and learn about South Carolina's important African American history. Canoe down the longest blackwater river on earth, tee off at world-class golf courses, or explore the cypress swamps at Congaree National Park. Kick back at Myrtle Beach, explore rolling sand dunes, or hike the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Sample smoky barbecue and fried catfish, or mingle with locals over an authentic Lowcountry boil
  • Honest advice from South Carolina expert Jim Morekis on where to eat, where to stay, and how to get around
  • Full-color photos and detailed maps throughout
  • Handy tips for seniors, international visitors, travelers with disabilities, and more
  • Background information on South Carolina's history, culture, landscape, and wildlife
  • Full coverage of Charleston, Myrtle Beach and the Grand Strand, Hilton Head and the Lowcountry, Columbia and the Midlands, and Greenville and the Upstate
With Moon South Carolina's local perspective, myriad activities, and expert know-how, you can plan your trip your way.

Exploring the cities of the South? Check out Moon Charleston & Savannah. Craving a beach getaway? Try Moon Coastal Carolinas.

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.

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.

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

By Michelin

Michelin
Released: 2018-02-15
Map (1 pages)

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.

Moon Coastal Carolinas: Outer Banks, Myrtle Beach, Charleston & Hilton Head (Moon Handbooks)

By Jim Morekis

Moon Travel
Released: 2018-02-06
Paperback (320 pages)

Moon Coastal Carolinas: Outer Banks, Myrtle Beach, Charleston & Hilton Head (Moon Handbooks)
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Discover the Carolinas with Moon Travel Guides!

Refreshing sea breeze, aquatic adventures, and over 500 miles of scenic coastline: get to know this unique stretch of America with Moon Coastal Carolinas. Inside you'll find:

  • Strategic itineraries for every timeline and budget, from five days on the coast of North or South Carolina to a longer trip combining both, with advice for history buffs, honeymooners, beach bums, families, outdoor adventurers, and more
  • The best beaches for your trip, whether you're looking for scenery, water sports, local character, or solitude
  • Unique activities and can't-miss sights: Tour historic lighthouses, wander the charming streets of Charleston, or see the site of humankind's first flight at Kittyhawk. Explore hundreds of windswept waterways by kayak, try hang-gliding, ride a dune buggy, or go bird-watching and enjoy nature's stillness. Sample the catch of the day (fried, grilled, or boiled!), classic shrimp and grits, and juicy southern barbecue. Tee off at a world-class golf resort, or relax on the beach and breathe in the salty sea air from the comfort of your towel
  • Firsthand perspective from local author and born-and-bred southerner Jim Morekis
  • Honest advice on when to go, where to stay, and how to spend your time
  • Full-color photos and detailed maps for exploring on your own
  • In-depth coverage of The Outer Banks, North Carolina Central Coast, Charleston, Myrtle Beach and the Grand Strand, Wilmington and Cape Fear, South Carolina Low Country
  • Detailed background information on the landscape, culture, history, and environment
With Moon Coastal Carolinas' practical tips, myriad activities, and local know-how, you can plan your trip your way.

Exploring more of the South? Try Moon Georgia. Making a road trip out of it? Check out Moon Blue Ridge Parkway Road Trip.

Insiders' Guide® to Charleston: Including Mt. Pleasant, Summerville, Kiawah, and Other Islands (Insiders' Guide Series)

By Lee Davis Perry

Insider's Guide
Paperback (320 pages)

Insiders  Guide® to Charleston: Including Mt. Pleasant, Summerville, Kiawah, and Other Islands (Insiders  Guide Series)
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Insiders' Guide to Charleston is the essential source for in-depth travel and relocation information to this charming southern city. Written by locals (and true insiders), it offers a personal and practical perspective of Charleston and its surrounding environs. Fully revised and updated, the 13th edition also features a new two-color interior design.

Charleston: A Photographic Portrait

By Aleigh Acerni

Twin Lights Publishers
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Charleston: A Photographic Portrait
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With its cobblestone streets, rustling palmetto trees, and moss-draped live oaks, a walk through Charleston feels like stepping back in time. Captivating and beautiful, this modern port city with an Old World sensibility has drawn admiration since its foundation by British colonists in 1670. In the following centuries, the patriotic city has managed to preserve its graceful and historically significant architecture even as it has been battered by hurricanes, earthquakes, fire-and war. The city and its residents continue to define Southern hospitality with world-renowned cuisine and a rich cultural heritage. Water is always close by, whether you seek welcoming, pristine beaches or striking views of the now peaceful Charleston Harbor, where the Ashley and Cooper rivers intersect to join the Atlantic Ocean. From a skyline filled with elegant church steeples and elaborate antebellum homes to vistas revealing picturesque plantations and sweeping marsh views, there's so much to discover here.


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