Posted by: Kim Roberts | August 20, 2013

Historic Charleston, South Carolina

This week I’m in Charleston, South Carolina visiting family. Charleston was voted the most popular tourist destination in the world by Conde Nast readers recently, probably because of the incredibly rich history this city has lived. The first shots of the Civil War were shot here, and Charleston remains one of the most important ports in the US.

I’ve been ferried around by an enthusiastic team of guides (my mother, sister and nephew) to many of the sites. Here are a few of the highlights.

Carriage tour of historic downtown (with my sister as tour guide)

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streets lined with live oak trees…

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and Magnolia Plantation, which boasts the United States’ first garden, cultivated in 1670…

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and last but not least, a tour of the harbour on a tall ship…

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under what used to be the longest suspension bridge in America.

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One of the best things about pilgrimage is returning home to rest and digest the journey. It’s good to be home.

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Responses

  1. Beautiful place and nice photos! The oak trees are stunning. It seems like they are directly plucked out from a dream. There is certainly some historical and laid-back magic on the designs of Charleston establishments.

    With its wonderful sceneries, beautiful beaches and great restaurants, Charleston is definitely a good place to live in and looking for Homes for Sale in Charleston SC is a good move.


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