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Charleston OVERVIEW
One of America's oldest cities, Charleston draws in millions of visitors a year with her gardenia-scented Antebellum charm. Here, days are spent strolling cobblestone streets lined with frilly mansions, wandering into historic churches, and eating pralines on park benches overlooking the harbor. Nights mean long lazy dinners of sherried she-crab soup and pecan-crusted sole, cocktails on the veranda, and dancing in hotel ballrooms. But lest you think she's too prim and proper, this Southern belle has a trendy side too. The city is a leader in the New Southern cuisine scene, and local chefs are earning raves for wild dishes like deep-fried pig ear appetizers and grits with foie gras. Just north of the historic downtown near the College of Charleston, the Upper King area is a bastion of urban cafes and edgy boutiques. At the tip of a peninsula, the city's historic downtown only covers a small area, geographically speaking but it's so densely packed with great museums, stores, restaurants ...See More and bars, you could easily spend a week or more here. See Less
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