Charleston is one of the oldest and dearest cities in the United States. It is not only known for its charm and tradition, it is a bouillabaisse of American history. Charleston dates back to 1670 and it was officially the first English settlement south of Virginia. Currently, it has been preserved like nowhere else in the United States, having the largest number of pre-Revolutionary homes in the nation.
And standing against the stately mansions erected afterward, Charleston is an example of one of the finest eminence of architectural past. Added to the tradition and history afforded by the Charleston area from the test of time are amazing four-star restaurants, upscale shopping and night-life that doesn’t end when the lights go down. That is why Charleston was voted the Best City in the World by Travel + Leisure. But to the people who live there, it is just a small-knit, welcoming community with southern hospitality, charm and a neighborly feel.