Live music is a staple of Charleston’s nightlife scene, so you won’t have a hard time finding your groove out on the town. There’s a healthy mix of small clubs mostly dedicated to budding artists around the region and larger venues that book …
If you had just a couple of days in town to explore Charleston's cultural landscape, it would hard to decide what to do. So much is on offer.
There was a time when my alcoholic beverage of choice came in only a cocktail glass. But times have changed, and Charleston was the catalyst. As the beer boom came to Charleston, I started sipping and sampling more and more in the name of “re…
Charleston's architectural grandeur has been the subject of countless books and hundreds of articles, but for those unfamiliar with the city, it can be a daunting start.
Once exploited by plantation owners and timber barons, the natural bounty of the South Carolina coast has since gained the attention of conservationists and naturalists. Take a look around — you might be surprised at what you find.
What do the Yemasee War, American Revolution, the Civil War, the Spanish-American War, World Wars I and II, the Cold War, Vietnam and modern conflict have in common?
The Charleston area's plantations showcase the foundations of our nation's history and the Gullah-Geechee culture that influenced the Lowcountry.
Whether it's exploring the Lowcountry's history or witnessing its natural wonder, the Charleston area's parks have a range of activities to keep anyone busy. Many combine the region's Colonial past with the beautiful environment that makes it…
Natural beauty and variety are signature features of Charleston-area plantations where the past is preserved amid scenic river views, majestic flower gardens and towering oaks. From the Santee Delta environs of Hampton to the centuries-old sc…
Well, all the attention is starting to make us blush. In July, Travel & Leisure named Charleston its No. 1 city in the United States for the fifth year running and No. 2 in the world — the only American city among its top 10 overall.
As more and more people move to the Charleston area, the land on which residents work and play is becoming a bit more congested. Depending on who you talk to, this growth is welcomed, while others long for the good old days.
If you're drawn to the suburbs of the Lowcountry, West Ashley might be a good fit for you if you have children but don't exactly have the budget to live in the increasingly expensive town of Mount Pleasant. It is Charleston's largest and olde…
Nightlife is not limited to downtown Charleston.
North Charleston, the state's third largest city, has something for everyone.
Located between the historic Charleston peninsula and the barrier island beaches on Sullivan's Island and Isle of Palms, Mount Pleasant has been one of South Carolina's fastest-growing communities for years.
All it takes is a drive through Summerville to see how special it is. Here are five reasons you should want to live in Summerville:
West Ashley is small enough to get around pretty easily but big enough to keep finding new areas to explore. To give you a head start, here are five places to take advantage of that you might overlook.
To the west of Charleston, a chain of islands offer a laid-back lifestyle and a range of outdoor activities in a quickly developing area.
Charleston prides itself on not only being the nation's most historic city but also a living city. It's not Disney or Colonial Williamsburg. It's a real place where people live and work and play.
Charleston’s restaurant scene is constantly being favorably compared to dining culture in cities such as New York City and San Francisco, but eaters living in the Charleston area can venture beyond restaurants to experience the land and cultu…
Accolades for Charleston’s dining scene have largely gone to restaurants that could have arguably emerged in any decent-sized Southern city, such as FIG or Charleston Grill. But the James Beard Foundation in 2018 awarded its Best Chef Southea…
Charleston restaurants are so accomplished and so well-known, that dining has displaced the weather as the obligatory follow-up topic when folks from elsewhere learn where you live. Residents no longer have to deal with questions like “hot en…
The craft cocktail scene finally caught up to the culinary offerings in Charleston, and nowadays it’s hard to find a place that doesn’t put extreme care into its mixed drinks.
So you're tired of it all: the car horns, the gridlock, the desperate hunt for parking, the sand packed with umbrellas and towels, the kids screaming for snacks and souvenirs.
If you are looking for a family beach with a flare for fun, check out the Isle of Palms. Lined by scores of homes, the windswept stretch of sand, originally named Hunting Island and then Long Island, beckons families to the coast year-round.
If you looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city in an upscale gated community, then Kiawah Island is the place to go.
If you want a seaside setting studded with some of the region's priciest homes shielded by the dunes, Sullivan's Island offers some of the area's widest beaches with close-up views of ships entering and leaving the harbor.
If you are looking for a fun oceanside retreat with a laid-back atmosphere, from tip to tip, Folly Beach, a finger of sand called "The Edge of America," offers everything from soaking up the sun to dancing in the streets.
From tip to tip, this finger of sand called "The Edge of America" offers everything from soaking up the sun to dancing in the streets.
There are other great beaches for those who want to truly escape the crowds and are willing to drive a little farther or jump on a boat.
Picture Charleston: the historic churches, colonial architecture, unique restaurants and bustling downtown shops.
Without spending a dime, there are plenty of places simply to hang out and enjoy the scenery and watch people in Charleston.
For first-time visitors or newcomers, it doesn’t take long to realize the Lowcountry has a distinct character of flora that is similar to other historic coastal cities of the Southeast, such as Savannah and New Orleans.
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The dozens of options for quality golfing in the Charleston area are no secret. Neither are the choice spots for fishing.
Sure, Charleston has historic homes and an outrageous restaurant scene. But half the fun of this city is getting on the water.
A knee injury kept Charleston's Shelby Rogers out of the Volvo Car Open this year, but it didn't stop her from extolling the virtues of her hometown tournament.
While some might consider Charleston and the Lowcountry a mid-major sports market, it doesn’t mean the area can’t deliver plenty of value for your money. Charleston has its share of professional sports with three minor league franchises: Char…
When it comes to fishing, there are few places that can compare to the Lowcountry. Along the coast fishermen can tangle with red drum, speckled trout or flounder. Venture 40 miles or so to the Gulf Stream for a shot at sailfish or blue marlin…
After she won a main-draw match at Wimbledon for the first time in July, Shelby Rogers tweeted, "Thanks for all of the support today! Nice to have some #Charleston vibes in the crowd."
Thirty years ago, locals could count the number of fitness clubs and specialty stores in the Charleston area on two hands.