Charleston Area Convention and Visitor Bureau

Convention center12,077 sq. m
Guest Rooms16,500
Guest rooms at 1 hotel400 guest rooms
Special event venues40
Average room rate$152.00
Daily food cost$71.00
Occupancy rate77%
Tax rate13.5%

Charleston Area Convention and Visitor Bureau


Why Choose Our Destination?

Southern hospitality, world-class meeting sites, famed golf and tennis resorts and a stunningly beautiful location make Charleston meetings productive and memorable. Couple this with being voted the number one city in the U.S. four years in a row by Conde Nast Traveler Magazine Reader's poll, and you have the perfect setting for your attendees. Whether you’re celebrating company achievements, hosting critical board meetings or looking to inspire and recharge your team, we can help you plan the perfect event. Stand on the site of the first shot in the Civil War. Come face to face with a giant sea turtle. Take a tour of an antebellum mansion. Climb aboard a WWII aircraft carrier. There are so many blossoming gardens, so many photo opportunities and so many reasons to come back and see us again. From the oceans and rivers to the newest multi-million dollar state-of-the-art athletic facilities, the Charleston area provides boundless sports-related opportunities for the enjoyment of the community and its visitors. We look forward to serving you and showing you...."Where history lives!"


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Distance from airport

  • Charleston International Airport

    19.31 km from city center


Local Attractions

Charleston Outdoor Adventures

Recommended by National Geographic, COA is Charleston’s best waterway to paddle. Best of Charleston SUP Company for 2014. Instruction, map orientation, dry bags, and excellent service! Paddle beautiful calm waters, away from boat traffic, full of wildlife. Top-rated Tripadvisor activity.
1871 Bowens Island Road
Charleston, SC, US 29412

Magnolia Plantation and Gardens

Come and see why Magnolia is South Carolina’s “Most Visited Plantation” and why Magnolia is the only garden in South Carolina selected as one of “America’s Most Beautiful Gardens” by Travel & Leisure, 2014. “If you have one plantation to see, don’t miss Magnolia!” We Welcome you!
3550 Ashley River Road
Charleston, SC, US 29414

Chamber Music Charleston

Chamber Music Charleston presents concerts of exceptional artistic quality in the historic homes, theatres and churches of the Lowcountry.
1804 Greenmore Drive
Charleston, SC, US 29407

Historic Charleston Battery

No trip to Charleston is complete without a stop at White Point Gardens, known popularly as Battery Park. This peaceful park offers unprecedented views of Charleston Harbor and Fort Sumter, while a look back across the street promises fantastic images of beautiful Charleston mansions.
Murray Blvd and East Battery
Charleston, SC, US

Old Exchange and Provost Dungeon

Historical landmark
Built by the British in 1771, American Patriots were held prisoner in the Provost during the War of Americas' Independence. One of the three most historically significant buildings of colonial America. Educational tours/evening events. Adults $8; 7-12 $4; 6 and under free.
122 East Bay Street
Charleston, SC, US 29401

Gibbes Museum of Art

Experience Charleston's history through art! Come face-to-face with stories of the South Carolina Lowcountry as seen through painting, miniature portraiture, sculpture, photography, and more at Charleston's signature art museum. Complimentary cell phone tour is offered with admission.
135 Meeting Street
Charleston, SC, US 29401

Middleton Place

Powerful imagery and storytelling on a backdrop of rice fields, the Plantation Chapel, Stableyards and Freedman’s cottage guide visitors through a deep exploration of domestic life, labor, and spirituality through the lens of the enslaved community at Middleton Place.
4300 Ashley River Road
Charleston, SC 29414

Cypress Gardens

Stroll 4 miles of beautiful garden trails, paddle through cypress swamp, relax in a greenhouse with butterflies and flowers or discover native and exotic reptile exhibits and the freshwater aquarium. It’s a great site for field trips, receptions and meetings.
3030 Cypress Gardens Road
Moncks Corner, SC, US 29461

Convention Centers

  • Charleston Area Convention Center an SMG Managed Facility

    The Charleston Area Convention Center is the perfect setting for high-energy trade shows. Centrally located within the greater Charleston area, it is two miles from the Charleston International Airport and a short shuttle ride from historic downtown.

  • Charleston Gaillard Center

    Charleston Gaillard Center is located in Charleston. The meeting rooms are a seamless blend of form and function delivering an amazing and unforgettable experience.



High season
Oct 1 – Nov 30
Mar 1 – Jul 31
Shoulder season
Aug 1 – Sep 30
Feb 1 – Feb 29
Low season
Dec 1 – Dec 31
Jan 1 – Jan 31

Additional Information

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