Hotel at a Glance: Radisson Hotel Charleston Airport
This Radisson hotel sits about 11 miles north of Charleston off of I-26, making it a convenient home base for exploring the city. At the end of each day, visitors return to guest rooms outfitted with microwaves, refrigerators, coffeemakers, WiFi, and Sleep Number beds that provide personalized comfort.
- Take a dip in the indoor pool, located in a tropical, sunlit atrium.
- Free shuttle between the hotel and Charleston International Airport
- Onsite dining: Haven Restaurant serves up Lowcountry cuisine for breakfast and dinner.
- Nearby attraction: The main farmhouse at Middleton Place was burned down by Union troops during the Civil War, but the property still holds America’s oldest landscaped gardens—65 acres of them.
- Swamp life: A 20-mile drive takes you to Cypress Gardens, a scenic wetland filled with bald cypress and tupelo trees. You can rent a rowboat and paddle through the water to glimpse alligators and turtles.
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.