Kinsey Gidick

With an intoxicating blend of history, southern charm and culinary appeal, Charleston has long been a top travel destination. But there’s more to this city than grits and ghost tours. From a burgeoning boutique hotel boom to a growing craft beer industry, innovative cultural heritage projects and hot new arts and music festivals, the city continues to evolve, even as it marks its 350th anniversary. Whichever diversion you’re after—be it beach days, antebellum architecture tours, or soft-shell crab crawls—you'll find it in the Holy City.