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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 …

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…

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.

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…

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.

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…

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…

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 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.

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…