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Charleston Guide

Charleston was founded in 1670—a full century before the city would suffer a British siege during the Revolutionary War, and nearly two before the Civil War would erupt with cannon shots in its harbor. Those two events and their contexts would prove formative for the city, and signs of them are hard to miss today. War monuments line the waterfront, the spires of colonial-era churches punctuate the skyline, and horse-drawn carriages clop along the cobblestone streets.

If you're looking for things to do that will bring you closer to an understanding of Charleston’s rich history, visit Fort Sumter, which is accessible via a ferry that leaves from the Visitor Education Center downtown. On the island, groups tour the historic grounds and marvel at artifacts such as the 33-star U.S. flag that flew the night the first shots of the Civil War were fired. The fort is also visible from the White Point Garden on the mainland, where you can stare down the barrels of retired Confederate cannons and take in views of Charleston Harbor.

More recently, Charleston has integrated a vibrant arts scene into its Old South identity. The city’s streets are lined with top-tier art galleries and antique stores, and live jazz performances rage throughout the night. Step out onto King Street to browse third-generation clothiers that have set up shop in historic buildings, or drop by the Gibbes Museum of Art to admire colonial portraits, contemporary lithographs, and pieces from the early 20th-century period known as the Charleston Renaissance.

The islands that buffer the city's coast have an appeal all their own. Their main attraction is a surplus of luxury beach resorts, many of which feature popular and highly rated golf courses. Wild Dunes Resort's Harbor Golf Course is typical in that many of its holes afford spectacular views of the water. There's nothing typical about the 17th hole, however, which earned the nickname "The Marsh Monster" thanks to its unforgiving terrain.

In recent years, Charleston has cultivated a reputation as a major culinary destination—the James Beard Foundation named a different Charleston chef the best in the Southeast each year from 2008 to 2010. At Fig, chefs use seasonal ingredients to create dishes of fresh sea bass and suckling pig confit, though Hominy Grill is the place to sample regional favorites such as shrimp and grits or fried chicken with country ham gravy.

Whether wanting dance at a crowded club or listen to local music at an intimate bar, Charleston has it all.
 

Up to 63% Off at The Yoga House of Charleston

Charleston

$90 $40

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"Internationally trained yoga instructors lead beginner classes, gentle yoga, flow sessions, and hot yoga in heated rooms

Electric Foam 5K – Up to 41% Off Entry

Multiple Locations

$59 $35

Costumed runners get covered with foam as they enjoy a no-pressure 5K to an after-party of dancing, EDM anthems, and more foam

57% Off Aquatic Memberships at Charleston JCC

Charleston

$250 $109

Individuals and families can splash around in the pool, play tennis and basketball, and work out in group classes at the renovated center

94% Off MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass

Multiple Locations

$350 $20

Instructors encourage full-body results in a variety of fitness classes supplemented by a success guide and nutritional coaching

Bikram Yoga Charleston – Up to 71% Off

Multiple Locations

$120 $35

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Physically challenging yoga classes meet in 105-degree practice spaces with 40% humidity, promoting healthy bodies and focused minds

Up to 92% Off Chiropractic Packages

Charleston

$250 $20

Doctor Thomas Stanzel and his team consult with patients and offer treatment recommendations based on findings

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Multiple Locations

$1,500 $699

Ultrasonic waves can bust up fat cells to help clients shed inches and dress sizes

86% Off Weight-Loss Consultation and Assessment

West Ashley

$355 $49

After determining the functioning of 15 health markers that identify root causes of health issues, guests discuss disease prevention