|Top holiday (Flight+Hotel)||£651|
|Family holiday (Flight+Hotel)||£435|
|Romantic holiday (Flight+Hotel)||£698|
|Luxury holiday (Flight+Hotel)||£772|
|Budget holiday (Flight+Hotel)||£619|
Charleston is a city in South Carolina. The city is located on a peninsula beside the eastern coastline of the United States and is renowned for its historic sites, golf courses and finely preserved architecture.
About 12 miles to the northwest of Charleston is the Charleston International Airport. Visitors can also stop in Charleston aboard cruise ships passing through the harbour. Downtown Charleston offers unique horse or mule drawn carriage tours. South Carolina is five hours behind GMT, and Charleston has a subtropical climate, with spring and early summer perhaps the finest seasons to visit.
There are a myriad of historic sites and landmarks to visit during Charleston holidays. Amongst them is the masonry sea fort of Fort Sumter which is open to tours and reached by way of a ferry ride which takes around half an hour to arrive. Another notable military museum to visit during Charleston holidays is the Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum. The museum houses a variety of military naval units such as the Yorktown aircraft carrier, the Clagmore submarine and Ingham destroyer.
Along the Charleston waterfront there is Battery Park which houses cannons, cannon balls, statues and fine views of the surrounding landscape. Another notable garden in Charleston is the Magnolia Plantation & Garden. The southern plantation includes a historic building and gardens with manicured beds, swampland and rice fields.
Charleston also has some of America's best golf courses such as those at Kiawah Island. The barrier island off the coast is home to the renowned Ocean Course—alongside four other golf courses—which have hosted the Ryder Cup and PGA Championships. Visitors can also enjoy a round at the Wild Dunes Resort and play at the Harbor Golf Course which is filled with lagoons and salt marshes.