A city of smiling faces to meet and beautiful places to explore.

Charleston today is America’s most beautifully preserved architectural and historical treasure. Considered by many to be a living museum with a wonderful variety of things to do and see, this city has plenty to offer with its charm, distinction and tradition.


Voted the #1 city in the world four times in a row, it’s no surprise that Charleston is filled with smiling faces and beautiful places. Where history lives and memories are made. The holy city offers an overwhelming amount of adventures to take and places to explore. Your senses can’t help but guide you through this magnificent city. Taste the delicious food and drinks of the Lowcountry. See the historic plantation homes and horse-drawn carriages. Hear the hustle and bustle of live music and crowds on King Street. Smell the salt water and freshly- bloomed magnolias. Feel right at home in the enchanting and charming Charleston, South Carolina.



School District

Charleston County School District

Major Employers

Charleston County School District
City of Charleston
Nucor Steel
People Matter


On average, 43 people move to the Charleston area a day.

Spoleto Festival

For the past 40 spring seasons, Spoleto Festival USA spreads across Charleston bringing renowned artists as well as emerging performers in opera; theater; dance; and chamber, symphonic, choral and jazz music and people from all of the world. The festival is internationally recognized as America’s premier performing arts festival.

Charleston Farmer's Market

Founded by Mayor Joe Riley in 1989, and located in Marion Square, in the center of historic downtown Charleston, SC, is the Charleston Farmers Market. CFM is open each Saturday of April through November, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The CFM is dedicated to the support Lowcountry farmers, growers, prepared/packaged food, artisans, crafters and live performers.

Rainbow Row

A spotlight of Charleston, Rainbow Row is the name for a series of thirteen colorful historic homes in Charleston, SC. Located on East Bay street, Rainbow Row represents the longest cluster of Georgian row houses in the United States.

Things to do in Charleston

Rainbow Row
Magnolia Plantation
Middleton Place
Charleston City Market
Waterfront Park
Charlestown Landing
Dock Street Theatre
Charleston Wine + Food Festival
Charleston Museums
South Carolina Aquarium
Folly Beach
Fort Moultrie
Fort Sumter
Confederate Museum
Spoleto Festival
Farmer's Market