The Citadel

The Military College of South Carolina


Charleston: America's Favorite City

Is it the beautiful beaches? Or could it be the world-class cuisine? Maybe it’s historic downtown that makes Charleston, South Carolina the number one city in the U.S., according to Conde Naste Traveler’s 2011-2016 ranking of top tourism destinations in the world. For many, Charleston has it all. With its southern charm, friendly atmosphere and unique culture, you will never run out of things to do or see. From events and fairs to museums and historical sites, Charleston offers something for everyone...and then some. Come explore all that Charleston has to offer for a comfortable and cosmopolitan lifestyle.

In 2016, readers of Condé Nast Traveler named Charleston the No. 1 U.S. City for the sixth year in a row.

And for the first time ever, readers of Travel + Leisure voted Charleston No. 1 on the world in the tourism periodical’s World’s Best City ranking. It’s also the first time a U.S. destination earned the honor.

Planning your visit to the Holy City? Check out Travel and Leisure's Charleston Travel Guide here.

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