The lower part of the Charleston peninsula is a living museum of Antebellum mansions, cobblestone streets and shady, jasmine-scented parks. It's by far the most photogenic part of the city, with an awe-inspiring church or painted row houses on nearly every block. It's also, in high season, jam-packed with photo-snapping visitors and draft horses pulling carriage tours. The vast majority of the sights
and interesting hotels
are in the historic district, so, if your wallet can handle it, stay here.