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An international travel destination consistently voted the number one city in the U.S. and number two on the World’s Best Cities list by top travel magazines, Charleston is home, workplace and inspiration to countless voices, talents, and passions.
Residents enjoy a lifestyle that strikes the perfect balance between work and play – and a warm climate, culture, food, attractive cost of living, European sensibilities, miles of beaches, diverse housing options, and one of the best medical hubs in the Southeast. Called a ‘millennial talent magnet’ by USA Today due to the growth of the creative class and skilled talent, the Charleston region retains its unique identity and while offering a wealth of job growth and career opportunities.
AmericanStyle magazine named the Charleston area as one of the top five arts destinations in the United States. From classical music, museums, ballet, contemporary theatre, and improv to art galleries, poetry slams, jazz, rock, world beat, and blues, there’s always something to excite the mind and inspire the spirit.
A five-day celebration of Charleston’s renowned food culture held the first weekend in March
A 17-day international tribute to the arts featuring visual and performing arts
This three-day event amid Summerville’s spring blooms is one of the largest arts & crafts festivals in the Southeast
A three-day celebration of wildlife and nature through art, conservation education, sporting demonstrations, food, and drink.
Eat, drink, and be merry. Whether you’re a foodie hungry for fresh, local cuisine prepared by James Beard award-winning chefs, a music fan in the front row, or an outdoor enthusiast enjoying a post-adventure craft beer, you’ll find plenty to keep you engaged and inspired.
A resource for Charleston’s legendary dining scene, featuring the restaurants and bars of the moment
With 30 breweries at Charleston Beer Garden and 60+ beers on tap, we know you will find that perfect beer!
The region’s premier destination for live entertainment and sports
Professional baseball, hockey, and soccer teams, college and university teams, and an array of annual races, tennis, and golf tournaments made to satisfy even the most die-hard fans and athletes
South Carolina’s only pro soccer team since 1993. Four-time champions of the United Soccer League.
The largest women’s only tennis tournament in North America annually welcoming top-ranked players and enthusiastic fans for 9-days.
With more than 38,000 participants, this race across the Arthur Ravenel Jr. is the 3rd largest 10K in the US, held every spring since 1978.
Charleston’s Class Single-A minor league baseball team, an affiliate of the New York Yankees.
Annual sailing regatta open to monohull sailboats from 20 to 80ft. for inshore and offshore racing.
Charleston’s professional minor league ice hockey team, an affiliate of the Boston Bruins and Washington Capitals.
Miles of award-winning beaches and waterways, parks and preserved lands on which to play, ski, kiteboard, paddle, surf, explore, and roam. For more information on ways to play and explore South Carolina visit, DiscoverSouthCarolina.com.
Discover which of Charleston’s five beaches suits you best: Folly Beach, Isle of Palms, Kiawah Island, Seabrook Island or Sullivan’s Island.
More than 160 parks and recreation areas, encompassing more than 8,000 acres, are located thought the region. Berkeley County Parks, Recreation, & Tourism, Charleston County Parks and Rec, Dorchester County Parks & Recreation, and SC State Parks
Approximately 12,000 federally protected acres along the largest undeveloped estuary along the Atlantic Coast and Edisto River.
More than 250,000 acres of beautiful coastal plain forest with hunting, fishing, camping & hiking resources.
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