Whether the clip-clop of horse hooves, tree limbs heavy with wispy Spanish moss or an exuberant afternoon downpour; the sounds, sights and smells of Charleston never fail to put me in a dreamy mood.
Forget the skyscraper-filled urban jungle, my genteel metropolis gets its nickname from a skyline full of church steeples. What’s more, the Holy City’s building ordinances have ensured that the sentimental silhouette will endure, as no structures any taller than the Saint Matthew’s Lutheran Church are allowed.
While Charleston is home to the country’s first public library, first theater (Dock Street Theatre) and first museum (The Charleston Museum), we’re most proud of our quintessential Lowcountry cuisine. From luscious she-crab soup to creamy grits adorned with local shrimp, Charleston’s unique culinary offerings embody our rich history and blended traditions.
Similarly, our beloved city’s relaxed, romantic temperament can also be found in its coolest hotels. Compelling, yet tranquil, each offers an opportunity to relax amidst history. (Front porch swing and a sweaty glass of chilled sweet tea are optional).