Attractions in Charleston, SC
Amongst the other various things to do, Charleston features several key attractions for both residents and visitors to keep themselves entertained. These, combined with the local and regional events, restaurants and shopping make Charleston and the surrounding region an inviting place to live.
Charleston's reputation for old money and extravagant lifestyles is well-earned. The city's history spans generations, and it's best known for its role in the cotton industry and its place as the Center of the South. The breakdown of the cotton industry led to a breakdown of the Charlestonian way of life, and the years following the Civil War saw Charleston struggling to find its way in the new world order. Eventually the city found its feet, but the Gone With the Wind era intrigue and aura of the Old South continue to bring flocks of tourists to its gates.