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Kiawah Island / Charleston, SC
With its well-preserved architecture, celebrated restaurant community, and mannerly people, it’s no surprise the Holy City has been recognized as the number one “Small U.S. City” for the fifth consecutive year by Condé Nast Traveler 2015 Readers’ Choice Awards. Antebellum charm, excellent boutiques, and the beautiful waterfronts at Sullivan’s Island and Folly Beach make this city one of the most beloved in the U.S. — and now, the world. With 10 miles of undisturbed Atlantic beach and five world-renowned golf courses, it’s no wonder why also so many visitors come to Kiawah Island and decide to make it their home. Only 21 miles from historic Charleston, Kiawah Island abounds with activities for all interests. Canoe through marsh-lined creeks and waterways, keep a lookout for turtle hatchings with one of the largest turtle patrol volunteer programs in the country, or play tennis at the two Kiawah tennis centers, ranked among the top 50 tennis resorts in the U.S.
Charleston, the scene of the first shots of the Civil War and fictional hometown of Rhett Butler, is central to the rich history of the Deep South and a must for any visitor to the USA. With its distinctive architecture, pretty hidden gardens, tropical climate, and easy-going atmosphere, this soulful South Carolina city is ideally explored on foot. Whether you take a short stroll to City Market and downtown Charleston, join in on a walking tour of Old City Jail, or hop on a harbor cruise to Fort Sumter, Charleston is a great starting point for all of your explorations. Downtown Charleston has a lot to see and do. The area has stood throughout Charleston’s history as the cultural capital of the South and is considered by many to be a living museum, with a wonderful variety family fun experiences and sights. Founded in 1680 and located to the east of Charleston, the Mount Pleasant District is situated along the riverfront known as the Old Village, which is on the National Register of Historic Places.
Things To Do
From kayaking and nature tours to bicycling and days spent at the beach, our recreational activities are sure to please everyone. Interested in golfing while you visit Charleston area? Well you picked the right spot. Ranked as the #1 Tennis Resort in the world and #1 Best Tennis Instruction and Programming by tennisresortsonline.com, Kiawah is only the fourth course in the U.S. to have hosted every major American PGA event, including the 2012 and 2021 PGA Championship, and The Ryder Cup.
Food & Culture
Charleston is one of the most popular southern destinations in the country. The districts of the city contain a wide variety of interesting locations and historical landmarks. While in Charleston, you can expect to find a rich combination of hospitality and charm resonant of the “Old South.” Whether it is the historic houses, churches, or attractions of the Downtown and Historic Districts, the fine cuisine found in the Mount Pleasant District, or any of the alluring landmarks found in this city, expect to be entranced by the romanticism of this southern gem. Seafood restaurants cluster around the fisherman’s hamlet of Shem Creek.