Visit Charleston | Named #1 City in the U.S. for 5th Time

For the fifth year in a row, readers of Travel + Leisure magazine have named Charleston the Best City in the U.S. The city was also named the second best city in the world!

Reasons to visit Charleston

The magazine put together a list of reasons to visit Charleston and why it is the most beloved city in the world, and we couldn’t agree more! Some of the top choices are:

  • The distinct Charleston skyline
  • The iconic Pineapple Fountain in Charleston’s Waterfront Park
  • Brittlebank Park for outdoor recreation with a stunning backdrop
  • The historic Dock Street Theatre, where you can still catch local shows
  • Horse-drawn carriage rides
  • Rainbow Row: the strip of Georgian-style, pastel-colored homes along the waterfront
  • McLeod Plantation, a carefully preserved historic site from the 1800s with beautiful grounds
  • Antiquing on King Street
  • St. Philip’s Church, originally established in 1680

Several phenomenal restaurants in Charleston also made the complete list.

Looking to make a vacation out of it? Spend a week in a Charleston’s Islands vacation rental for easy access to downtown and magnificent beaches.