Boone Hall

Destination

Charleston Holidays

Charmingly Southern

Discover the history and traditions of this charming coastal South Carolina city.

One of the five oldest big cities in the USA, Charleston offers visitors a fantastic mix of historic sites, sumptuous dining and outdoors adventure.

Take a horse drawn carriage ride to learn more about the rich history of this fascinating city or stroll through the historic French Quarter to soaking up the stunning scenery and impressive architecture along the way. Head to a historic plantation home such as Boone Hall or stop by the Historic City Market, one of Charleston's most visited attractions where you will find fabulous shopping and dining.

If museums are you thing, head over to Meeting Street where you will find six, museums including the Children's Museum of the Lowcountry and The Gibbes Museum of Art along with five nationally renowned historic houses, four scenic parks, a Revolutionary War power magazine and a host of historic buildings.

Foodies will be spoiled for choice in Charleston - from authentic Southern fare at award-winning restaurants such as the Hominy Grill to fine dining at the Charleston Grill and a fantastic array of culinary tours where you can eat like a local, discover hidden gems and go behind the scenes with chefs and culinary experts.

Get in touch with nature by kayaking through the backwater swamps creeks and rivers, you never know just what wildlife you’ll encounter – from dolphins and alligators to an impressive range of birds. Set sail on a catamaran or historic schooner to see Charleston from the water. Hit a round of golf on one of the world-class championship courses like the Kiawah Island Golf resort.  

And just outside of the city there are some truly spectacular beaches to discover. Whether you are looking for a serene sanctuary such as Sullivan’s Island or something with a bit more life such as Folly Beach, Charleston has a beach for you.

Destination Highlights
  • Step back in time at a historic plantation home
  • Enjoy a guided carriage ride through the city
  • Sample a local brew at one of the city's breweries or distilleries
  • Discover the local food scene on a walking tour
Essential Information
  • Time Zone GMT - 5 Hours
  • Currency USD - US Dollar
  • Visa Information British Passport holders require an Electronic System for Travel Authorisation (ESTA) to visit Charleston. You can obtain an ESTA from www.cbp.gov/esta
  • Language English
  • Health Information No vaccinations are required for travel to Charleston. All travellers should be up to date with routine immunisations. It’s important to contact your GP to check for the latest recommendations.

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