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Archive: Jan 2019

Where to Spend Valentine’s Day in Charleston

Charleston is consistently voted the most romantic destination in the U.S. That’s why thousands of visitors flock to the city each Valentine’s Day. Not only is Charleston beautiful and charming, but the temperature is also very warm in February. You can expect to see highs in the upper 50s and lower 60s during the day…

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January 18, 2019

Why Is Charleston Called the Holy City?

St. Philip’s Church Charleston’s nickname is the Holy City. There are a lot of rumors as to how the city got its name. Legend has it that it was given the nickname by a fond admirer of the city. Regardless of the name’s origin, it stuck. Today, residents and visitors couldn’t imagine another nickname for…

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January 10, 2019

Charleston’s Most “Instagramable” Historic Sites

One of the main draws of the Holy City is its Instagramable sites. We feel sorry for the traveler who forgets a camera on a trip to South Carolina. Yet behind some of the most famous photo ops are even more intriguing stories of Charleston’s history. From pirates to plantations to the Civil War, Charleston’s…

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January 2, 2019