Welcome to Charleston
Welcome to Charleston
Charleston is the oldest and second largest city in the southeastern state of South Carolina and is considered by many to be a living museum, with a wonderful variety of things to do and see. In this beautifully preserved city you can experience tours of historic landmarks, including 18th century homes and plantations, museums, churches and the city market. The number of historic sites in Charleston South Carolina is astonishing.
Founded in 1670 by Charles Towne in honour of King Charles II of England, Charleston adopted its present name in 1783. In December 1860, following the election of Abraham Lincoln, the south Carolina General Assembly voted to secede from the union.
Charleston is famous for its unique culture, which blends traditional southern U.S, English, French and West African elements. In 2013 it was estimated that the population was at 712.220.
If you have travelled to Charleston and plan on exploring the Charleston nightlife scene you will not be disappointed. Charleston offers extensive varieties such as Live music Charleston, SC, wine bars, danceclubs, comedy lounges, casual dining restaurant bars, upper scale fine dining restaurants, rooftops and beach bars that will be guarantee a fantastic time for all.
Market area is a district has the highest concentration of nightlife and is situated by North and South Market Street along with East Bay Street. There are many great places to unwind after dinner and have a glass of wine or a cocktail and they are all within walking distance of each other.
Shop at Charleston's favorite Designer and Couture Consignment Store for inexpensive fabulous women's in season fashion clothing, shoes, handbags and jewellery. Great deals, friendly service and a free glass of wine while you shop and buy during the afternoon.
The city proper consists of six distinct areas: the peninsula, downtown west Ashley, Johm Island, James Island, Daniel Island and the cainhoy peninsula.
Known as the Holy City, Charleston houses a variety of churches scattered throughout the historic city, and the multitude of churches gives way to a sense of religious diversity. Numerous steeples poke out among the buildings in Charleston's cityscape, and the history encompassed in these numerous churches dates back to the birth of America. Tours are offered to view these historical and architectural masterpieces, and a blend of history and beauty combine to make this an exciting way to take a trip into Charleston's eclectic past.
Charleston, South Carolina is GMT/UTC - 5h during Standard Time
Charleston, South Carolina is GMT/UTC - 4h during Daylight Saving Time
Charleston has a humid subtropical climate , with mild winters, hot, humid summers, and significant rainfall all year long. Summer is the wettest season; almost half of the annual rainfall occurs from June to September in the form of thunderstorms. Fall remains relatively warm through November. Winter is short and mild, and is characterised by occasional rain. Measurable snow only occurs several times per decade at the most, with the last such event occurring December 2010.
Charleston’s public transportation consists of a few different types of vehicles: Buses, trolleys and mini-buses. Most visitors will be interested with the trolleys, "DASH" buses, which run on three lines throughout the city. The standard buses can also be of great assistance if you need to get around beyond the peninsula.