Explore Charleston (CVB)

375 Meeting Street 29403

History Loves Company

For over 300 years, our historic, seaport city has been making visitors feel welcome. From the cobblestone streets of the historic district to the shores of our resort beaches, Charleston offers a unique blend of history and culture. With world-class hotels, upscale inns and state-of-the-art meeting facilities, Charleston embraces the past and the present with Southern charm, grace and beauty. Charleston is honored to have been named “#1 City in the U.S.” by the Travel + Leisure 2019 World’s Best Awards. The sentiment was also echoed in the Conde Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards when we were voted "Top City in the United States" for the eighth consecutive year. Getting to Charleston is a breeze! When traveling by air, visitors arrive at Charleston International Airport. Centrally located for easy access to all parts of the South Carolina Lowcountry, Charleston International offers 175+ daily flights to over 30 non-stop cities. Your attendees will find it easy to get here, but hard to leave. Come explore the sights, sounds and flavors only found in one place: Charleston, South Carolina! Start planning your meeting at meetcharleston.com.


Getting Here

Charleston is easily accessible by air, rail or use of major interstates and highways. Air: Charleston International Airport (CHS) Rail: Charleston Intermodal Transportation Center - Amtrak Car: Interstates 95 North/South and 26 East/West

Distance from airport

  • Charleston International Airport

    10 mi. from city center

  • Myrtle Beach International (MYR)

    105 mi. from city center

  • Savannah-Hilton Head International (SAV)

    110 mi. from city center

Local Attractions

Angel Oak Tree

Historical landmark
Open daily 9am - 5pm. Owned and operated by the City of Charleston Department of Parks. The Angel Oak is a Live Oak tree, estimated to be 1,400 years old. Live oaks are not particularly tall, but have wide spreading canopies. Only in the very oldest of specimens do you find massive limbs resting on the ground, as do the limbs of the Angel Oak. It stands 65ft. high and provides a 17,000 square foot area of shade. No admission charge.
3688 Angel Oak Road
Johns Island, SC, US 29455

Charleston Area Convention Center Campus

Convention center
9 mi. away
The Charleston Area Convention Center Campus is the perfect setting for high-energy tradeshows, intimate corporate meetings or special events. Located minutes from the Charleston International Airport (CHS) and a short shuttle ride to our famed Historic District, this "campus-style" complex – the largest of its class in the Southeast – offers everything you need to make your event both memorable and successful.
5001 Coliseum Drive
North Charleston, SC, US 29418

Boone Hall Plantation

Historical landmark
Boone Hall reflects Southern heritage spanning 300 years of history, beauty and grace. House tours, gardens, slave cabins, plantation coach tours, live performances in season, cafe, plus one of the world’s longest oak-lined avenues. Group discounts available.
1235 Long Point Road
Mount Pleasant, SC, US 29464

Charleston City Market

Open Monday-Sunday. Built in 1841 to sell produce and meats, Charleston City Market features small shops, restaurants and flea market with everything from produce to antiques. Watch the craftsmanship and artistry as the ladies weave and sell handmade sweetgrass baskets.
Market St between Meeting & East Bay St
Charleston, SC, US 29401

Center for Birds of Prey

Discover the life of raptors through guided walking tours, educational conservation programs and captivating flight demonstrations. See first hand bald eagles, great horned owls, golden eagles, red-tailed hawks, peregrine falcons and more! Public programs: Thursday to Saturday, 10:30am and 2pm.
4872 Seewee Road
Awendaw, SC, US 29429

Charleston Distilling Co.

A small batch distillery making handcrafted spirits for people who care about how things are made. Using local grains, we mill, distill and bottle, creating quality SC certified spirits. Located downtown on King St. Tours and tastings: Monday - Saturday, 11am to 7pm. Reservations Recommended.
501 King Street
Charleston, SC, US 29403

Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site

Historical landmark
Begin your Charleston experience where English settlers established the first permanent European colony in Carolina. This 664-acre historic treasure boasts a replica 17th-century tall ship, functional cannons, a zoo, and an award-winning museum! An exceptional experience at an affordable price.
1500 Old Towne Road
Charleston, SC, US 29407

Charleston Tea Garden

Historical landmark
Experience the beauty and charm of America’s only tea garden! With acres of breathtaking tea plants, learn how tea is made during an informative factory tour, take a trolley ride through the tea fields and drink American Classic Tea as you browse the unique Shoppe.
6617 Maybank Highway
Wadmalaw Island, SC, US 29487

Convention Centers

  • Charleston Area Convention Center an ASM Global 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

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



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

Additional Information

Explore Charleston provides information for planners and meeting professions on our dedicated website www.MeetCharleston.com.