Every year, Charleston attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors. And for good reason, too. Travel and Leisure voted Charleston the best city in the U.S. in 2017.
But why is Charleston so popular among tourists? And is it really worth the trip for a family vacation this summer?
Here are some of the top reasons why Charleston lives up to its “Best City” reputation.
Mild Temperatures, Sunny Beaches
Charleston has 90 miles of Atlantic coastline with pristine sand and beautiful ocean. With an average daily temperature of 65.6 degrees Fahrenheit, you can enjoy Charleston’s beaches year round.
It’s like a California vacation, but you don’t have to worry about earthquakes and desert heat.
Surfers and beachgoers love Sullivan’s Island and Folly Beach. And, what’s more, beer and burgers are only a short walk away at Poe’s Tavern for when you want a break from the sand and waves.
Some Crazy Good Cuisine
Food tourism is becoming increasingly popular. This is namely because millennials, who are all about experiences over souvenirs, are becoming the biggest focus in the tourism industry.
Charleston is a hotbed of some of the South’s most delicious cuisine. Whether you’re a fan of chicken, biscuits and gravy, or shrimp and grits, you can find something to satisfy your taste buds in Charleston.
You Have 300 Years Of History To Explore
If you’re a history buff, Charleston is the city for you. Charleston has some of the oldest of the nation’s attractions. From an oak tree that’s 1,500 years old to public gardens from the 1600s, there something for everyone to explore and experience.
For those who are fans of war history (or are into haunted attractions), you can explore some of the forts from the Revolutionary War, the Civil War, and World War II.
Charleston is one of those beautiful cities where history unravels in every step you take. You can wake up every morning knowing you have a new mystery to solve and more to learn.
To make Charleston an even better place to vacation this summer, the city offers classic carriage tours for those who want to take a leisurely stroll to the city’s attractions. To learn more about the classic carriage tours Charleston SC has to offer or to schedule one of our buggy tours, contact Charleston Carriage Works today.