Welcome to Charleston, South Carolina
Charleston’s welcoming embrace is one of salty air, Lowcountry living, Southern hospitality and rich history.
Located on a peninsula near a harbor, this port city celebrates its coastal lifestyle. In town you can stroll with locals along Battery promenade as the morning sun lights up elegant antebellum mansions looking out over the defensive seawall. Or walk out on the pier of Waterfront Park for a sweeping vista of Charleston Harbor at sunset. In between, ferry across the harbor to Sullivan Island to explore the lighthouse and enjoy a lazy day of beachcombing.
In fact, in Charleston, you may discover the perfect pace of life, found somewhere between the modern lifestyles of the many young entrepreneurs who flock to its cobblestone streets and the patience of a traditional sweetgrass basket weaver from Mount Pleasant. There, you’ll be able to enjoy everything from willow trees to palm trees, King Street shopping to the branches of Angel Oak, whole hog barbecue to Frogmore Stew.
And history abounds in the Holy City, so nicknamed for its many churches. Founded in 1670, many of the buildings in the city date back to the 17th and 18th centuries. You’ll definitely want to visit the historic churches, along with the still bustling City Market and the grand homes on Broad Street. Also wander the French Quarter, admire the colorful Georgian houses of Rainbow Row, and tour Fort Sumter where the first shots of the American Civil War were fired in 1861.
Charleston wears her history with easy elegance and her people will happily invite you to enjoy her verandahs, steeples, boats and cuisine. Book one of our Charleston photographers and accept the invitation. You may never want to leave!