Is this America's prettiest city?

While New York and LA are America's favourite children, Charleston could be the prettiest. 

Many travel to the United States for its coastal shores or big cities, but the southern port city of South Carolina sure knows how to shine bright. History pours out Charleston, in every building detail, window shutter and cobble-stoned street. Strolling through the streets is a feast for romantics with its colours, old European influence and sense of life. Here, we list some of the city's most beautiful areas. 

French quarter 

This neighbourhood was settled in 1680 as part of the colony development, and remains protected by the National Register of Historic Places. The influence of the French design makes this beautiful area a hot-spot for tourists as well as a thriving arts and cultural community.

Battery district

The scenic view of the battery stretches along the shores of the Charleston peninsula, where visitors and locals can walk along the promenade enjoying their surroundings. While the coastal landscape is beautiful itself, visitors admire the string of stately antebellum homes that have been there since the 19th century.

City centre

The elegance and grandeur of Charleston attracts visitors from around the world, setting itself apart from many other commercialised cities in America. 

History

Charleston was originally named 'Charles Town' after King Charles II who sent his Lords to colonise the area. The aristocracy influenced the design of the architecture, with most of it still standing today.

Parks

Not only is the architecture beautiful in Charleston, but also its many parks throughout the city. The accessible layout makes strolling a peaceful and pleasant past-time. 

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