Top 7 Reasons to Visit Charleston, South Carolina

Print out that boarding pass or fill the car’s tank with gas and head on a road trip to Charleston, South Carolina. We’ve compiled details on seven of the top reasons for tourists to visit America’s favorite city as voted by readers of Condé Nast Traveler for four consecutive years, and prized in the “World’s Best Awards” by Travel + Leisure for the past two years.

We’re so proud to be your escort as you explore Charleston by carriage with our experienced guides on the very best Charleston carriage rides. We can’t wait to meet you.

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20 Charming Things to Do in Charleston

Charleston, South Carolina certainly doesn’t lack for enthusiastic fans from all over the world. At Charleston Carriage Works, one of the greatest perks for us is getting to meet so many of these excited visitors each and every single day on our Charleston carriage tours.

We asked a few Charleston enthusiasts for their top suggestions on the best things to do, the best places to eat, the best things to see, from the hidden local gems to the big name tourist hot spots. Here is the full top 20 list of the most classic and charming things to do in Charleston, SC.

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Four of America’s Historic Hotels in Charleston

Stay with the theme of Charleston carriage tours, cobblestone streets, period homes and old-world charm on your next visit. The city is proud to have four members of Historic Hotels of America, the official program of the National Trust for Historic Preservation that recognizes the finest in America.

Enjoy Charleston’s Southern hospitality with touches like free Wi-Fi, wine and cheese or sherry receptions, complimentary afternoon tea, evening turndown service with nightly chocolate and breakfast inclusive.

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Peek Into the Past

As far as America’s top destinations go, you wouldn’t associate the mega-attraction of Disneyland with little old Charleston, South Carolina. They’re as different as chalk and cheese, in a good way. Interestingly, the visionary and creative genius, Walt Disney, is the one who said it best, “Tomorrow is a heck of a thing to keep up with.” So, we don’t try.

That’s one of the reasons why Charleston Carriage Works appeals to people by embracing the gentle spirit of the past. The clippety-clop of our gorgeous Percheron horse carriage tours brings to mind the days before fast cars, fast food and fast speed broadband.

By taking a tour from Charleston Carriage Works, visitors can embrace the well-preserved beauty and grace of our charming city. It also becomes a learning experience so visitors can re-discover our American roots and explore the history that still exists within our city.

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Charleston: America’s Favorite City

Charlestonians know that it’s not polite to brag, but it’s acceptable to beam with pride. When Charleston, South Carolina, collected the crown as “America’s #1 Favorite City” for the third year straight, we were exceptionally pleased. When we won the title again, we just had to share the news.

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