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Charleston vacations

Charleston is a well-preserved southern town and the perfect destination for a relaxing Southern vacation package. 
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Allow yourself to get immersed in Charleston's rush coastal culture by exploring a tour, splash in the ocean or relax in one of many spas. Charleston has something for everyone from great fine dining to historical tours to captivate you. Book a Charleston vacation package from Southwest Vacations® that includes low cost airline tickets to Charleston, hotels, rental cars, activities, and attractions.

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Here are a few of our most popular Charleston resorts:

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    Courtyard by Marriott Charleston Waterfront

    Beautiful waterfront hotel just minutes from Historic Downtown Charleston and the South Carolina Aquarium.

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    Best Western Charleston Inn

    Located near many area attractions including South Carolina Aquarium, and Charleston Landing.

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    Embassy Suites by Hilton Charleston Historic District

    Charleston offers something for everyone: rich history, world-class shopping, the finest Lowcountry cuisine, and more.

Things to do in Charleston, SC

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    Civil War Carriage Tour

    Experience a carriage tour through the historical places of Civil War in Charleston. This 1-hour tour will give you an in-depth look at Charleston in the 1860's and the pivotal role the city played during the War Between the States.
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    Chef's Farm-to-Table Walking Tour

    This 2.5-hour tour showcases some of Charleston's best chefs and Charleston's award-winning farmer's market, which was nationally ranked by Travel and Leisure. You pick out the ingredients, and the participating chef will prepare you a multi-course meal while you take a 45-minute walking tour of historic downtown Charleston with your professional guide.
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    Ghost and Dungeon Tour

    The Charleston Ghost and Dungeon Walking tour is the only dungeon walking tour that has access to Provost Dungeon. Our experienced and fully licensed tour guides will take you on a 90-minute walking tour through not only the dungeon, but also the eerie, dark edges of Charleston’s Haunted Historic District as well as the Holy City’s streets of Charleston, cemeteries, back alleyways, and churches.
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    Historic Walking Tour

    Join your knowledgeable and engaging local tour guide for a relaxing 2-hour stroll through the quaint and charming streets of the historic district, all the while learning about the people and events that shaped Charleston.
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    Morris Island Lighthouse Eco-Cruise

    Enjoy this 2.5-hour small-group boat cruise through the treasured tidal creeks of Charleston, South Carolina. This tour includes up to an hour long stop on the beautiful Morris Island, during which you can set out on foot and explore the pristine beach, collect seashells, hunt for sharks teeth, and enjoy the beautiful views of the historic lighthouse.
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    South Carolina Aquarium

    At the South Carolina Aquarium overlooking the Charleston Harbor, connect with more than 5,000 amazing animals and learn how you can protect them. Come face-to-face with sick and injured sea turtles in rehabilitation in the Sea Turtle Care Center™, and follow their journeys from rescue to rehab to release.
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    Upper King Street Culinary Tour

    This 2.5 hour tour offers insight into Charleston's Upper King Street neighborhood (recently named one of the top 10 food neighborhoods in America) and surrounding area, showcasing four of Charleston's culinary innovators who exemplify cooking in the New South.The Upper King Street district has emerged as an area with tremendous energy; showcasing culinary innovation, experimental design and boutique shopping.
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    Wildlife Paddleboard Tour

    Come enjoy the sights of diverse Charleston flora and fauna on our most popular stand up paddleboard tour. Charleston Paddleboard Co. offers a perfect blend of local knowledge and southern hospitality.

Traditional Southern architecture, plantation landscapes, and hospitality characteristic of the south will have you feel like you’ve been transported to the past. Charleston is a well-preserved southern town and the perfect destination for a relaxing Southern vacation package. Spend your days exploring gorgeous parks and gardens, and change things up at night with a spooky ghost tour.​