This Is Why Charleston Is Voted the #1 City

While thumbing through the pages of popular publications such as Condé Nast, Travel & Leisure, Southern Living, and Forbes, chances are you’ve noticed Charleston voted as the #1 city in the South, in the U.S., or even in the world. Continue reading to learn about what makes this city one of the most trending destinations. Then, be sure to check out our complimentary Destination Guide to dive even further into what the Holy City has to offer its guests. 

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5 Reasons Why Charleston Is Voted the #1 City

Some could argue there are millions of reasons why Charleston is one of the top trending travel destinations. Here are five overarching reasons that perfectly capture why we love this city. 

1. The Well-Preserved Historic Urban Authenticity 

Urban planners, historians, and city officials worked hard over the years to preserve the historic charm of the peninsula. Along your urban excursions, you will encounter old cobblestone streets as well as Colonial, Georgian, Federal, Classic Revival, Gothic Revival, Italianate, Victorian, and Art Deco architecture. Additionally, you can peruse various history exhibits at some of the local museums! 

2. Highly Acclaimed Culinary Experiences

From waterfront dining on Shem Creek to Charleston Food and Wine Fest, the city is a culinary hotspot! Whether you’re craving a Southern BBQ plate or a looking for a rooftop bar from which you can take in the spectacular skyline, you’ll find no shortage of delicious food, creative cocktails, and outstanding views. Be sure to check out our Foodie’s Guide to Charleston for our favorite dining experiences: 

3. World-Class Art and Culture

In addition to the rich history that attracts visitors from around the world, Charleston is home to a vibrant arts and culture scene. Attend world-renowned events such as the Spoleto Festival or check out First Fridays on Broad if you’re in town for one. Peruse the Gibbes’ collections or stop by a local venue for lively tunes. From museums and galleries to lively theatre performances and live music, you’ll find plenty to entertain you during your visit!

4. The Diverse Ecology and Ecosystems

The natural beauty of the Lowcountry is unparalleled. Beautiful beaches, tranquil marshland, and maritime forests set the scene for a picturesque vacation. Admire ancient oaks draped in Spanish moss dancing in the salty ocean air. Stop to inspect the various species of flowering plants that add vibrant color to lush green landscapes. You’ll find no shortage of picturesque views in the Lowcountry.

5. That Sweet, Southern Hospitality 

Penthouse SuiteLast on our list of reasons that make Charleston the #1 voted city, but certainly not the least, is the friendly people and that charming hospitality that the South is known for. Hotel Bella Grace sits conveniently in the heart of downtown, making it easy to get to and from all of the best local attractions. Our stylish accommodations and sophisticated design make for an upscale experience in one of the nations top destinations. Make the most of your Charleston getaway when you stay with us! 

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