Charleston Vacation Information


Plan a vacation around the Cloud Family Gathering.  Charleston provides many attractions for family vacations.


Charleston is one of the most historical and well-preserved cities in the United States. Charleston has had a starring role in South Carolina & American history since its founding more than 300 years ago. The English established the first permanent European settlement on the Ashley River in 1670. War, fires, earthquakes and hurricanes have threatened this resilient city over the years but it still stands strong and beautiful. The city's historic district today has barely changed, boasting 73 pre-Revoluntionary buildings, 136 late 18th century structures and over 600 others built in the 1840s. Visitors can tour the city by foot or horse-drawn carriage.


Charleston has won numerous awards as one of the top travel destinations in the United States!  For the sixteenth consecutive year, readers of Condé Nast Traveler magazine honored Charleston as a Top 10 travel destination in the United States.  For 2008, Charleston was honored with a No. 2 slot - topped only by San Francisco.


Helpful sites for planning your Charleston vacation:

Charleston Area Convention and Visitors Bureau

Free Charleston Visitor’s Guide 

Charleston Dining

Charleston South Carolina Tourism

Charleston Lowcountry Events Calendar