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Charleston was founded in 1670, making it the oldest and largest city in South Carolina. Its charm and classic southern-feel is reflected in its colorful, antebellum houses and traditional home-style eateries. It is best known for its rich history, animated architectural styles and colors and for having some of the friendliest locals around.
CTW Must See
Charleston’s Waterfront Park features the best of both words - the beach and beautiful architecture. The park stretches one-half mile along the Cooper River. At the northern end of the park, you’ll find the iconic Pineapple Fountain.
One block from Waterfront Park, you’ll find Rainbow Row, the longest strip of Georgian row houses in the country! These beautiful houses were painted with pastel colors in the 1930s and 40s! Rainbow Row, made up of 13 houses, was originally built as merchant houses, with stores on the ground floor and apartments above. Now, it stands as one of the most photographed streets in the country!
Apart from charming architecture and beautiful beachfronts, Charleston is full of shopping, southern comfort foods, sweet tea, and history. If you’re up for a little drive, then we highly recommend a drive to Angel Oak Tree, 30 minutes south of the city. Learn more about why you should visit Angel Oak Tree! And another 15 minutes south of Angel Oak, you’ll find Firefly Spirits, the distillery that pioneered Sweet Tea Vodka!
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