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Live music is a pillar 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 …

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.

Look out around you. Beauty is everywhere — live oak-draped roads, pelican-swarmed beaches, cypress-lined creeks, endless vistas of estuary reeds. Naturalists, though, are fond of spots in the Lowcountry you might not think of at first.

Charleston's military history dates to the early days of the North American continent as indigenous populations banded together to defend their way of life. In the centuries to come, that history would expand as the first Europeans arrived. T…

Although Charleston culture might seem to be more seersucker and bowties than ball caps and shorts, there are still plenty of places where a relaxed approach is preferred and even welcomed. Take for instance the city's thriving beer culture, …

Charleston takes its drinking very seriously: Even some church-sponsored events are apt to serve alcohol. But the guzzling public has high standards for its craft cocktails, which are ably met by the following watering holes.

Critics are forever being asked to name the city’s best restaurant. It’s an impossible question to answer, since at best it is an ambiguous concept (and I’ll spare you the rest of the spiel for now). But the following restaurants are the sour…

Lowcountry beaches, unspoiled by major high-rises and mostly protected by wide sand dunes, provide an escape from the rigors of daily life for Charleston-area residents and a playground for the millions of visitors who flock here each year.