Charleston is One of’s Best Christmas Vacation Destinations

Charleston has really racked up accolades this year, earning ranks in listings like:’s World’s Smartest Cities, Lonely Planet’s Top 10 Cities, Conde Nast’s Top 10 US Cities and Travel + Leisure’s America’s Favorite Cities. To round out the year, we’re excited to see Charleston ranked #3 on’s “Top 10 Destinations for Christmas Vacation.”

The listing reads:

Charleston, South Carolina

A jewel-like historic district boasting more than 3,500 18th- and 19th-century houses, plus spiritual concerts, house and garden tours, craft demonstrations, and storytelling about Lowcountry Christmas traditions that were created over the centuries at plantations like Middleton Place, Drayton Hall, and Magnolia Plantation make for a gracious Southern holiday. A progressive dinner takes guests to three historic inns by horse-drawn carriage. If you have the family in tow, check out the Festival of Lights featuring millions of sparkling lights, Santa’s Village, and nightly train rides through an Enchanted Forest housed inside a state park.

Other destinations on the list include: Santa Fe, NM; Newport, RI; St. Lucia; San Francisco, CA; New Orleans, LA; Germany; San Antonio, TX; Quebec City and Puebla, Mexico.

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