Charleston, South Carolina

Enjoy fine southern hospitality with a stay at three Inspirato accommodations within this charming seaside city. Unwind in the elegant Belmond Charleston Place or the historic Emeline hotel after a day of taking in the sights of the city, all within easy walking distance of both hotels, just around the corner from each other. Charleston’s reputation as a culinary haven continues to grow. Closer to the waterfront lies Zero George, named “Best New Food Hotel” by Condé Nast Traveler. This boutique hotel features 16 fully renovated guest rooms that were once historic carriage houses. Try your hand at the Zero George Cooking School, or let someone else do the cooking at the on-site restaurant.

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A Colonial Southern City with World-Class Dining

One of the most well-preserved colonial-era cities in the south, Charleston beckons visitors with its cobblestone streets, stately antebellum mansions, and ancient oak trees draped in Spanish moss. Today, the city is more popular than ever with tourists, thanks to its mild climate, world-class culinary scene, and proper southern hospitality. It’s a city best explored on foot, whether you’re strolling the waterfront park along the Cooper River or finding a hidden cobblestone alley in the heart of the historic district. Visit historic King Street to shop high-end boutiques, award-winning art galleries, bookstores, antique shops, and more.

Quick Facts

  • Suggested airport
    Charleston International Airport (CHS)
  • Average temperature
    88°F in summer; 57°F in winter
  • Peak season
    Spring and fall
  • Car recommended?
    No
  • Population
    135,000

Destination Highlights


  • Fort Sumter National Monument

    Located on an island in Charleston Harbor, this historic fort is best known as the site of the unofficial start of the Civil War. Today, it’s owned by the National Park Service and staffed by park rangers. Start at the museum for a deep history dive, then board the ferry to tour the fort.

  • Battery Park

    Situated at the southernmost tip of the peninsula, Battery Park is the perfect introduction to Charleston, lined with stately waterfront mansions, Civil War-era cannons, palmettos, and gorgeous views of the Sullivan Island Lighthouse.

  • Folly Beach

    Just south of Charleston, this local-favorite beach is the perfect spot to pack a picnic, rent bicycles, or try your hand at ocean kayaking or surfing. It’s also a prime fishing spot.

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Weather


  • Forecasting Your Charleston Vacation

    Charleston boasts an enviable semitropical climate with temperatures that average in the high 80s in the summer and hover around 50 degrees during the winter months. Summer is the rainiest season, but thunderstorms tend to move through and dissipate quickly.

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Map of Charleston

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