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Originally called Charles Towne, founded by English colonists in 1670 then, was known as Charleston in 1783. The city faces a fine, deepwater harbor, and it’s on a peninsula between estuaries of Ashley and Cooper rivers.

“Yes, Sir”, “Yes, Ma’am” are the greetings you’ll hear most of the time that show Southern hospitality. Ask away anyone you meet on the street for directions, they’ll show you the right way and even give recommendations.

Attractions Near Charleston

Rainbow Row

One of the most photographed areas in historic Charleston. This series of 13 pastel-colored houses are located between Tradd and Elliot Streets, along East Bay Street.

Pineapple Fountain

Was built in 1990, this enchanting fountain is a symbol of Lowcountry’s hospitality. Located at the heart of Riley Waterfront Park is another must-see in Charleston.

Angel Oak Tree

This tree is one of the oldest, about 300-500 years old which made it one of the oldest living oak trees in the Southeast. About 28 feet in circumference and stands 65 feet tall.