Charleston

Consistently ranked as the ‘Best Small City in America’, Charleston impresses with its historic surroundings, world-class restaurants and beautiful beaches.

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Steeped in history and Southern hospitality, Charleston is a city that looks like it’s been suspended in time, but a few hours into your stay you’ll realise it’s very much in the present. Defined by its pastel antebellum houses, cobblestone streets and horse-drawn carriages, Charleston was founded in 1670, and originally served as a strategically placed port serving the region’s plantations before quickly becoming the commercial and cultural heart of South Carolina. Shots rang out in the coastal city in 1861 heralding the start of the American Civil War at Fort Sumter, and in 1886 the city was decimated by a catastrophic earthquake.

Fast forward to the present and Charleston has not only been carefully restored to its former glory but is also considered one of the finest towns in the United States. From the idyllic antebellum waterfront to the historical plantations that surround the city proper, take in the incredible views of the Battery and the French Quarter as you stroll the Waterfront Park, stand on the site of the first shot in the Civil War, visit one of the many grand historic homes, or soak up some history in either the Charleston or the Confederate Museum. Filled with moss-covered ancient oaks, blossoming gardens and miles of breathtaking Atlantic shores, there’s something for everyone to explore – including fine food throughout the city to whet every appetite. Indulge in world-class barbecue, seafood and regional Southern Lowcountry classics – developed from the ancestral Gullah Geechee culture – and European-inspired fine dining. Charleston has a notable place on the culinary map and visitors will most definitely delight in the city’s offerings.

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Joshua Salter - Travel Expert

Joshua has been travelling to the USA since childhood, visiting his father and four siblings on the west coast. He is fortunate to have travelled to 42 of the 50 US states, and hopes to complete the set by his next big birthday.

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Mallika Jain - Travel Expert

Mallika’s love for North America first began when she attended an American boarding school as a teenager. Her mother’s side of the family lived in the USA, so she enjoyed frequent trips across many states.

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Ben Line is the Head of Sales at Journeyscape and our sister brand Journey Latin America, having lived abroad and travelled extensively over the years.

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Dominique Kotsias - Product Manager

Dominique caught the North America travel bug when she was in her late teens and has travelled extensively throughout the USA and Canada, particularly drawn to the countries' outstanding natural beauty and wildlife. With over 10 years of product and marketing experience in North America, Dominique’s passion for the destination is infectious.

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