Greater Columbia, Chapin, Irmo, Lexington and Lake Murray.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Charleston, SC - A Great Day Visit from Columbia

Charleston has been named again as a top travel destination.
Charleston is only 114 miles from Columbia, so it really makes for a great day or weekend visit.

Lonely Planet, a popular Internet travel website, has recently named Charleston as one of its "Top Cities to Visit in 2010."  There have been many other travel awards for Charleston, including: For the sixteenth consecutive year, readers of Condé Nast Traveler magazine honored Charleston as a Top 10 travel destination in the United States. For 2008, Charleston was honored with a No. 2 slot - topped only by San Francisco. Also, awarded Charleston a Travelers' Choice Award for 2008 (top 25 United States Destination).

Charleston is one of the most historical and well-preserved cities in the United States. Charleston has had a starring role in South Carolina & American history since its founding more than 300 years ago.The English established the first permanent European settlement on the Ashley River in 1670. War, fires, earthquakes and hurricanes have threatened this resilient city over the years but it still stands strong and beautiful. The city's historic district today has barely changed, boasting 73 pre-Revoluntionary buildings, 136 late 18th century structures and over 600 others built in the 1840s. Visitors can tour the city by foot or horse-drawn carriage.

TripAdvisor Travel Guide for Charleston
Order a FREE Official Charleston Visitor Guide
Charleston Visitor's Bureau

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