Local Areas

Take a virtual tour of each unique Charleston destination, from the beaches to the bay

Every year, nearly four million tourists flock to Charleston, South Carolina, originally called Charles Towne when it was settled in the 1600s. Charleston's entire downtown is considered a National Historic Landmark, and it is here that visitors can take in a bit of history, as well as an array of cultural options. This charming southern gem offers world class shopping and dining as well as miles of gorgeous beaches that line the nearby barrier Islands.