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A holiday to Charleston, South Carolina is filled with rich history, gorgeous natural spots and enough fun activities to keep the whole family happy.Set on the rugged coast of South Carolina, Charleston is a port city with a lot more to offer than pretty harbours and beaches. Founded in the 17th century, Charleston still has much of the colonial charm that made it what it is today.The city’s cobblestone streets and pretty pastel painted houses lead to a gorgeous French Quarter, where you can stroll along the Battery promenade and enjoy lunch in Waterfront Park which overlooks the picturesque Charleston Harbour.

Charleston is not short on attractions, and sticking with the popular aquatic theme you’ve got the popular South Carolina Aquarium, which hosts all kinds of fascinating marine life.The Charleston Museum is a great place to learn about the rich history of South Carolina including information from the American Civil War. If it’s history you’re after, don’t miss the perfectly preserved plantations that made South Carolina what it is today. One of the finest is the impressive Magnolia Plantation and Gardens, and the magnificent oak tree-lined avenues of Boone Hall. These are great places to learn about life down south from the start of the American Revolution all the way up until present day.

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South Carolina is known for its stunning coast line and there’s plenty of it to choose from. Starting at the popular Myrtle Beach, a picturesque vacation resort on the Atlantic coast, just a two-hour car ride away, spanning 60 miles down the coast, there’s beaches, harbours, hidden coves, amusement parades and rugged islands complete with hiking, golf courses and boat tours along the way. If you’re an outdoors type, Francis Marion National Forest is a great place to hike up to waterfalls, rent mountain bikes or even have a go at kayaking or canoeing.

If you’re feeling really adventurous, you can even join a horse-riding expedition through the forest trails.And if that’s not wild enough for you, back at the beaches surrounding Charleston you can try all manner of water sports, from jet-skiing to deep-sea fishing off the coast of South Carolina.Whatever you fancy doing on your holiday to South Carolina, you can be guaranteed to find it around the stunning city of Charleston.

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10 facts about Charleston

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South Carolina has a rich history, particularly from a military perspective and the very first battle of the American Civil War took place at Fort Sumter.

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Waterfront Park won the Landmark Award from the American Society of Landscape Architects in 2007.

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The Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge connects Charleston with Mount Pleasant and at 1,546 feet, is the third longest cable-stayed bridge in the Western Hemisphere.

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The very first game of golf in the USA was played in Charleston. There are plenty of top golf courses there now to enjoy.

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Charleston considers the pineapple to be a symbol of hospitality and the people of South Carolina are known for their warm welcomes.

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The Middleton Place plantation in Dorchester County is home to the oldest landscaped garden in the USA.

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Angel Oak on nearby John’s Island is supposedly over 1,500 years old, making it one of the oldest trees east of the Mississippi River.

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The Dock Street Theatre was the first theatre to be built in America. It is still showing performances to this day.

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Charleston’s Edisto River boasts 66 miles of canoe and kayak trails, some stretching into the ‘Blackwater Stream’, a river of black water.

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A colony of over 3,500 rhesus macaque monkeys live on nearby Morgan Island and are the only free range colony in America.

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