|Top holiday (Flight+Hotel)||£606|
|Family holiday (Flight+Hotel)||£611|
|Budget holiday (Flight+Hotel)||£589|
North Charleston is the third largest city in South Carolina, USA. It consists of three counties: Berkeley, Charleston and Dorchester. Until the Civil War the area was mainly occupied by plantations and a trip to a preserved plantation is a 'must see' on a North Charleston holiday. Today industry, retail and tourism are the mainstays of North Charleston's economy with many four star hotels and over 7,000 rooms available for travellers.
Flights to and from the UK to North Charleston connect via other US cities such as New York. Flights land at the Charleston International Airport which is located in North Charleston. The time zone for South Carolina is Eastern Standard Time (EST), so London time is normally five hours ahead of North Charleston. The warmest months for North Charleston holidays tend to be between May-September with average lows at 21C and highs generally up to 30C. December-March average temperatures are 4C-15C.
The Boone Hall Plantation, located six miles north of Charleston on US Highway 17, is a furnished Georgian-style mansion complete with slave cabins which was rebuilt in 1935 to recreate North Charleston as it was in the 1750s. Another museum worth seeing on North Charleston holidays is the American LaFrance Firefighter Museum which houses a large firetruck and equipment collection and is a big hit with children. A visit to Clemson University at the Warren Lausch building is a must for history buffs. The lab there is involved in ongoing research into the disappearance of the HL Hunley Submarine which was the first successful combat submarine in the world. Riverfront Park offers Navy shipyard history, sculptures and statues along with waterside paths following the banks of the Cooper River and the North Charleston Coliseum features a year-round programme of concerts and events.