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 long meandering walk through the city is a perfect way to spend a mild winter afternoon. Read our “What’s in Bloom” article and plan a walk through Charleston’s Hampton Park for a lovely variety of winter blooms.

Of course, Camellias are the star of the winter garden and all of our local plantations are filled with these gorgeous blooms. Middleton Place’s Camellia Walks are held every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday starting February 10, and are one of the best ways to see this gorgeous Southern flower.

There are lots of exciting special events this time of year. Whether it’s the Lowcountry Oyster Festival in January, the Southeastern Wildlife Festival in February or the BB&T Wine + Food Festival in March, Charleston always has so much to offer. Please read our “Crowd Pleaser” articles to help you plan which activity you would like to try.

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 the App Store or Google Play.

Charleston Gateway Vol. 67, No. 1

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Jan / Feb / Mar 2015


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The Old Citadel
Uniquely Charleston

The Old Citadel

Strolling historic King Street near the corner of Calhoun Street, you’ll come upon a majestic green space known as Marion Square. This park is frequented…

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Annual Flowertown Festival

Annual Flowertown Festival


@ Summerville, SC

Take the short drive to beautiful Summerville and enjoy the work of more than 200 artists and crafters from all over the country. Each day…

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