You don't have to know everything about the place to have an incredible time in Charleston, but you should know a few basic details before you jet off.
To help you find your feet, Charleston lies 180 miles (290 kilometers) to the south of the well-known city of Charlotte.
Traveling is about meeting people, so why not make pals with a few of the 120,000 locals who reside in this area of Coastal South Carolina?
Some of the region's most creative intellects were nurtured in the lecture halls of The Citadel. After spending a couple of hours here, you might start to feel a little more brainy too! Want some more ideas? Noted for its architectural highlights, lovely grounds and well-established traditions, Medical University of South Carolina is steeped in history. Stroll around the faculties and take in the timeless atmosphere. But that's not all. We all delight in our fuzzy and feathery friends, but how about getting familiar with those who can be a little more slippery and slimy? Meet some of the most spectacular inhabitants of the underwater realm at South Carolina Aquarium.