A horse-drawn carriage rolls by as you stroll past gorgeous antebellum homes and exchange polite greeting with strangers on the street. Have you tumbled into a time machine and zipped back to the 19th century? No—you just decided to visit the seaport city of Charleston, South Carolina. Charleston certainly loves its history, but this city is hardly trapped in the past. Take a closer look, and you’ll notice trendy craft breweries and quirky cafes sprinkled throughout the city. You’ll find a lot beneath Charleston’s genteel manners when you choose one of our Charleston vacation rentals. We can set you up almost anywhere in this intriguing city, from a tidy condo near the Historic District, to a sweeping old house inland where you’ll see how the locals live.
Charleston is a history buff’s dream, especially if you happen to be a card-carrying member of your local Civil War re-enactment unit. The first cannons of warm boomed right here at Fort Sumter, and you can take the ferry over to the island and see the ruins of the famous fort. If you’d rather live in the present, then whip up some shrimp and grits for breakfast at your rental to eat like a local. Then it’s time to tour the town. Market Street, the Cooper River Bridge, and the Historic District are all worth a look. Mouth feelings a bit dry? Charleston is insanely proud of its growing craft beer and wine scene. You can also enjoy the city’s famous Southern cooking at any number of beloved local establishments. Of course, if you want real home cooking, then you’re going to have to do it yourself at your vacation rental. Trust us, there’s nothing like enjoying dinner on your balcony as you listen to the crickets whine and breathe in the sweet scent of blooming jasmines.
At Travelocity, we can help you get away from the crowds with a short-term vacation rental. When you have a home base, such as the Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham or the Harborside at Charleston Harbor Resort and Marina, you can feel like you’re home in Charleston—no matter where you’re from.