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Charleston is the quintessential southern town. It was founded in 1670, which is not too shabby for this young country. When you go, like all destinations, plan to be part tourist, part local. It’s the only way to do it.
Before you Go:
1) As you pick your dates of travel, know that tourist season is spring and summer. But let’s be honest, this is not like planning around summertime at Disney World. What's more important to know is that hot, humid, sweaty season is July to sometimes as late as October. So plan accordingly.
2) When booking a hotel, know that the main corridors are Calhoun Street, Meeting Street, Broad Street, and East Bay Street. These four streets take you in a large loop around the main spots. King Street runs parallel to this loop and is the main shopping st…