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Charleston, South Carolina - Top Ten Tourist Attractions and Things to Do

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Overview of Top Ten Things to See and Do in Charleston
Brightly painted houses along Charleston's Rainbow Row; Photo Credit: © 2007 George Alexander

Brightly painted houses along Charleston's Rainbow Row

Photo Credit: © 2007 George Alexander, licensed to About.com, Inc.
Charleston, South Carolina is one of the most interesting and lovely cities in the United States. Visitors are drawn to Charleston to explore the city's storied past and to enjoy its stylish elegance, exceptional food and Southern charm. Frequently ranked as one of America's best places to visit, Charleston has received many awards and accolades as a top destination for romantics, family vacations, and foodies. It has also been named the 8th Smartest City in the world, a Top 10 Value City for Couples and America's Most Mannerly City.

Whether planning your first visit to Charleston or returning to enjoy more of the things the city and surrounding areas have to offer, these ten top attractions and activities will help you plan a sightseeing itinerary that is tailored to your interests: The Charleston Visitor Center - Located at 375 Meeting Street in a restored 1856 railroad warehouse, this is a great place to begin your sightseeing. Find maps and information about scheduling tours, purchase tickets for tours and attractions, find discount coupons and more. The Visitor Center is open daily from 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. (closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year's Day.)

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