Charleston, South Carolina

A short half day drive east from Atlanta lies the city of Charleston, SC. This city is the oldest and the second largest in South Carolina. This historically rich metropolis lies just south of South Carolina’s coastline located on Charleston Harbor and is known for its well preserved architecture, large restaurant community and friendly people. Charleston has received many accolades such as “America’s Most Friendly City” by Travel and Leisure in 2011 and by Conde Nast Traveler in 2013. They also were awarded with “the most polite and hospitable city in America” by Southern Living magazine.

The Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge, also known as the New Cooper Bridge, is one of the most popular places to visit. With breathtaking diamond towers and a length of over 13,000 feet, this bridge is an astonishing sight. It connects downtown Charleston to Mount Pleasant. Don’t be intimidated by the size; many people enjoy biking, walking and even running along this bridge.

The Charleston Waterfront Park was voted Travelers Choice 2013 Winner. This park has something for everyone. There are water fountains for the kids to play in, lawns for dogs and beautiful tree lined walkways with shaded bench areas for readers or casual observers with a picture perfect view of the river to enjoy. Whether you’re cooling your feet off in the fountain or admiring the Spanish-moss covered oaks, this park is sure to leave a lasting impression on you.

When you visit the Battery & White Point Gardens, it’s like taking a step back in time. The history of this town starts here and is located in the core of Charleston’s historic district. It was originally used as a public garden in the 1800’s. After the outbreak of the Civil War, it became a protector of the city.

Walking the battery and residential streets here is like no other. This is a wonderful park offering history, a harbor breeze, and a view of some of the architectural beauty of Charleston. Take a tour that will tell you about its history, complete with stories of the beginning of Charleston, the Pirate era, the civil war and Hurricane Hugo.

Charleston Water Taxis are one of the best ways to see all of the Charleston harbor. They run every hour with dolphin sightings in between. It has been voted the best sunset and dolphin cruise in Charleston. They are open 7 days a week and are only $10 for all day passes.

So relax in your Chevrolet from SouthTowne Motors as you ride through this nice little slice of South Carolina history.

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