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Our illustrated travel guide will take you to Charleston, South Carolina.

Charleston is a seaport city and its historic downtown is on a peninsula formed by two rivers, Ashley and Cooper, flowing into the Atlantic, and protected from the open ocean by surrounding islands. 

Charleston was captured in the Civil War without much property damage, so the historic part of town has buildings that are hundreds of years old. The current downtown skyline, with practically no tall buildings due to the city's height restriction ordinance, is dominated by church steeples and the stunning Arthur Ravenel cable-stay bridge completed in 2005 over the Cooper River. 

The city is a major port on the eastern seaboard of the US and a popular destination for domestic and international tourists. Charleston's primary attraction to visitors is its historical setting and landmarks such as Fort Sumter, the island site of the start of the Civil War.

Finding Internet access when out and about can be problematic so carry your mobile guidebook in the palm of your hand. We include a fully linked Table of Contents and internally to access context-specific information quickly and easily when offline. Many web links are included as well for additional information. 

Contents:

Welcome To Charleston
Overview
Language & Dialect
Arrivals
By plane
By car
By train
By bus
Local Transportation
By public transportation
By tour bus or carriage
By foot
Sightseeing Highlights
Historic Attractions
Historic Places of Worship
Other Attractions
Fun Activities
Events
Shopping Highlights 
Dining Guide 
Cheap
Moderate
Splurge
Greater Charleston
Bars, Clubs & Drinking
Accommodation Guide
Historic Downtown
Greater Charleston
North Charleston
Campgrounds and RV parks
Local Help 
Consulates
Local & Day Trips

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