21 photos that show why Charleston is one of America's most popular destinations right now

21 photos that show why Charleston is one of America's most popular destinations right now


Charleston

Charleston, South Carolina, is an ideal destination for a weekend trip. 

Not only does it have historic buildings to marvel at and cobblestone streets to stroll along, it's also a great place to eat, drink, and be merry. 

Charleston was voted the best city in the world by Travel + Leisure readers in 2016, beating out longtime tourist destinations like Florence, Barcelona, and Cape Town. 

Business Insider recently headed down south to see all that Charleston has to offer: 

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Charleston is a port city on the coast of South Carolina. The city itself has a population of roughly 133,000, according to 2015 census data.

Source: US Census



It was voted the world's best city by Travel + Leisure readers in 2016, and according to Lonely Planet, it attracts 4.3 million visitors every year.

Source: Travel + Leisure, Lonely PlanetTripadvisor



It's a two-and-quarter-hour-long flight from New York City to Charleston on United, JetBlue, and Delta. According to the flight-tracking app Hopper, round-trip flights cost, on average, $240 between April and June, and $200 September through October. These are considered the best months to visit.

Source: Hopper

 



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