Charleston is located on the coast of central South Carolina at the junction of the Ashley and Cooper rivers. It was settled in 1680 by English colonists on land granted by King Charles II. The city has witnessed two wars, numerous hurricanes, an earthquake and endless pirate attacks. Often referred to as a “living museum,” Charleston’s 300-year history speaks to the spirit and tenacity of her citizens.
No matter what season of the year you visit Charleston, South Carolina, be prepared to fall in love with her beauty, Southern charm and historical intrigue. As you cross into the city via the modern 575-foot-tall Cooper River expansion bridge, you will be greeted by a myriad of church steeples which dot the skyline, earning Charleston the moniker of “The Holy City.”