Hotel at a Glance: North Charleston Inn
The North Charleston Inn may be a few miles from downtown Charleston, but the surrounding area offers its own attractions, among them the North Charleston Coliseum, a concert and sports venue. Start your day with a free breakfast of made-to-order waffles or a quick lap around the outdoor pool before exploring historic Charleston.
- Get some sleep in your guest room, which is outfitted with a microwave, mini-fridge, and coffeemaker. Pool-side rooms also offer views of the sunny pool deck.
- Keep in touch with friends and family using the hotel’s complimentary WiFi.
- Go shopping for gifts and new clothes at the nearby Tanger Outlets. J.Crew, Michael Kors, and Nike have stores here (0.5 miles away).
- See a show at the North Charleston Coliseum. Upcoming events include Flashdance (Jan. 13-14), Book of Mormon (Feb. 10-12, 14), Darius Rucker (Feb. 17) and Disney Live! Mickey’s Magic Show (Feb. 19).
Charleston, South Carolina: Civil War Monuments and Sophisticated Arts Scene
Charleston, South Carolina, was named one of the best historic destinations in the country by U.S. News & World Report. Georgian mansions line the waterfront, the spires of colonial-era churches punctuate the skyline, and horse-drawn carriages frequently clop along its cobblestone streets. You can get an added sense of the city’s history by visiting a number of preserved period buildings and national historic landmarks such as the Battery & White Point Gardens, a living Civil War museum with Confederate cannons and views of Fort Sumter, Charleston Harbor, and a double-parked Camry.
More recently, Charleston has merged its Old South identity with a strong arts-and-culture scene. The streets, once overrun with aristocrats, are now lined with top-tier art galleries and antique stores, and you can catch live jazz performances at night. Step out onto King Street to browse third-generation clothiers that have set up shop in historic landmark buildings.