Why We Love Charleston

“Charleston is your forever love.? It is a perfect blend of character and class.? There is always something, but not too much.? It is playful and it romances you.” – Rebekah Phillips

In light of the Conde Nast results naming Charleston the number 1 tourist destination in the United States and number 2 in the world, Charleston Daily decided to ask some of its loyal locals, what they love about Charleston.? We received some passionate and exciting responses from those we polled.

Here are some of the things we love about Charleston.? How many made your list?? We would love to hear from you in our comments section.

  • Breathtaking sunsets on the beaches of Folly, Sullivan’s and IOP
  • Late afternoon sitting on a patio sipping wine, accompanied to the sound of a slow moving horse carriage
  • Faith in community, family and unity
  • Oysters Roasts and S’Mores in the autumn
  • Farmers Market on Saturday morning
  • Wine on the Rooftop of Vendue, Pavilian or Stars overlooking the city
  • Rich history and cobblestone roads
  • Walking the Ravenel Bridge high above the harbor
  • Sailing on a clear day
  • Kayaking through the marsh
  • Picnics at Pitt Street Bridge
  • Laying out and napping at Marion Square on a warm spring day
  • Boat life – Living the life of a coastal water dweller
  • Stunning views of the skyline from high above
  • Great eclectic live music
  • Nature, flowers and all those beautiful palmetto trees
  • Intimacy of the community and the warm hospitality
  • Festivals, festivals and festivals
  • Great community based fund raising events
  • Horse drawn carriages
  • Rickshaws
  • Flourishing college life at the College of Charleston, Charleston Southern and The Citadel
  • Sunsets over the James Island Connector
  • County Parks with its diverse activities (rock climbing, water parks, dog parks and disc golf)
  • Pet friendly bars
  • Victorianesque old world view and feel
  • Beautiful architecture and life long friendships
  • Never a day without a stranger or neighbor saying hello
  • 300 days of blue skies
  • Walking to wonderful restaurants and theaters in an intimate setting
  • Rivers, oceans and hiking
  • Magnificent churches
  • Embracing the courage and honor if our military
  • Passion for wellness (Yoga, jogging, walking, biking)
  • Love of the arts (Poetry , painting, theater, crafts)
  • Entrepreneurial spirit toward business
  • Romance of the Bed and Breakfasts
  • Brunch, brunch, brunch
  • Pure awesomeness of the plantations
  • Mimosas and college football
  • Fishing on the pier
  • Patriots Point, The Battery, Pineapple Fountain
  • Themed Bar Crawls and runs
  • StingRays, Battery and The RiverDogs – Local sports
  • Bill Murray and Darius Rucker
  • Patriotism and our unyielding support for active military and veterans
  • Ghosts of Charleston
  • Friendly smiles and hellos from strangers
  • Eco-friendly city (electric cars, community gardens)
  • Stunning photography
  • Weddings and love all around
  • Darius Rucker
  • Drum circles at The Brick House
  • Movies on the beach
  • Folly Boat – Remembering our past with art and emotion
  • It’s Home