Welcome to Charleston, South Carolina

Thank you for choosing Historic Charleston as your vacation destination.  It’s a wonderful time of year to visit our beautiful city.

A walk on the grounds of an historic plantation is a perfect way to spend a mild winter day. Read about Middleton Place and their Camellia Walks to plan a walk through some of the most beautiful camellias in the world.

The Spring Festival of Houses and Gardens is an annual tradition loved by locals and visitors alike.  We’ve highlighted some of the amazing events taking place this year – this is an event you will not want to miss!

There are lots of exciting special events this time of year.  Whether it’s the Lowcountry Oyster Festival in January, the Southeastern Wildlife Exposition in February or the Charleston Wine + Food Festival in March, our beautiful city always has so much to offer.  You’ll find information about these and many other events in the pages of this Charleston Gateway.

Whether this is your first visit or an annual tradition, Charleston is the perfect spot for a relaxing vacation.  Please enjoy our history, delicious food and unique attractions.  And, thank you for visiting our city, and we hope to see you again soon!  Please visit us on the web, www.charlestongateway.com, and find us on Facebook for insider tips and exclusives! And, Charleston Gateway now has an app for iPhone and Android that gives you our city’s best on the go.  Search “Discover Charleston” in iTunes or Google Play. 

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Gordon Wheeler Gallery
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The Gordon Wheeler Gallery

Visiting Charleston is an experience unlike any other.  Its large historic district includes businesses and homes dating back centuries.  There is ironwork

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Piccolo Spoleto
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Spotlight on the Arts

Piccolo Spoleto

Piccolo Spoleto, May 27 -  June 12, 2016

Annually presenting over 500 performing, literary and visual arts events, the

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Drayton Hall

Drayton Hall

01/02/2015

@ Drayton Hall

Circa 1738, Drayton Hall is the oldest unrestored plantation house in America still open to the public and the nation’s earliest example of fully executed

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