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 …
We asked Facebookers to tell us about a local event they look forward to every year and why. Here is a sampling of the answers.
When it comes to the arts, Charleston is in a very good place. Its offerings are roughly equivalent to a city double or triple its size. It boasts a fine symphony orchestra, around 15 active theater companies, a terrific improv comedy group, …
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.
Giant prehistoric reptiles, air-breathing sea creatures, ugly beauties, even the apparently unkillable Palmetto bug — this place is wild. Here are a few of the iconic creatures to watch for and where.
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…
Charleston has won recent accolades as the best city in the world to visit, and many come here for the rich variety of its old architecture. (Great restaurants, beaches and shopping also are a bonus.)
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.
The East Cooper area, experiencing a long-running development boom due to its desirability, might remind one of the oft-quoted quip from the late baseball great Yogi Berra; "Nobody goes there anymore. It’s too crowded."
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), and visitors have consistently named the cit…
Summerville is a bit of an oxymoron.
Nightlife is not limited to downtown Charleston.
Being a Charleston (area) native is at the top of the pecking order here, and second best is having lived here a long time. That gives one the license to savor and wax about the old days when there were fewer people, fewer cars and a more lei…
North Charleston, the state's third largest city, has something for everyone.
Bees Landing Recreation Center
The west islands run from the largely suburban James Island to the more rural Johns and Wadmalaw islands to the upscale resort islands of Kiawah and Seabrook.
West Ashley is Charleston's largest and oldest suburb, home to about 60,000-plus residents. While planning experts and city officials are planning ways to update its commercial areas and better connect its various neighborhoods, West Ashley r…
New wine shops and bars are expanding the options for wine lovers. Charleston was once scoffed at for not having the wine programs to back up the food scene, but that has changed dramatically in the last few years. FIG even brought home a Jam…
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…
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.
The Post and Courier asked Facebookers to name their favorite thing about Charleston-area beaches. Here's what you said:
A gated community, upscale Kiawah Island offers a vacation destination away from the hustle and bustle of the city.
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.
Studded with 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.
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.
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.
South of Broad
The fringe of the Charleston metropolitan area features a semi-circle of rural towns, such as McClellanville, Moncks Corner and Edisto Island perfect for a day-long escape.
Historic forts, sprawling plantations and seemingly endless beaches are fabulous places to see in Charleston.
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.
With dozens of miles of beaches, thanks to a precious strand of barrier islands from Bull’s Bay to the ACE Basin, the greater Charleston area abounds with opportunities for sports that originate from its sandy shores.
Golf and fishing are the headliners of outdoor activities in the Charleston area, but by no means are they the limit of recreational opportunities. There are plenty of options to get outside, have some fun and break a sweat beyond the mainstr…
A couple of years ago "Travelin' Joe" Passov, the architecture and course ratings editor for Golf.com, put together an article titled the "United States of Golf" in which he rated all 50 states for their "golfiness."
Lowcountry anglers can gorge on a yearlong smorgasbord of saltwater fishing, from casting grubs for delicate speckled seatrout in skinny creeks to trolling for giant blue marlin 60 miles offshore. Here are a few tips on catching some of the m…
While Charleston might be a three-hour drive from the nearest NFL or NBA city, that doesn’t mean the Lowcountry comes up short when it comes to spectator sports. This middle-size market packs plenty of bang for the buck, including some up-and…
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