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 Planet, Tripadvisor
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.
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