Explore Charleston

Convention center12,077 sq. m
Guest Rooms17,500
Guest rooms at 1 hotel435 guest rooms
Special event venues40
Average room rate$170.00
Daily food cost$71.00
Occupancy rate82%
Tax rate13.5%

Explore Charleston


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. The Charleston area may be located on map, but it really exists somewhere else entirely. It abides in the hearts and minds of all who visit. Quite like a fairy tale, Charleston is place where charms dwell. You could say, it's one of the reasons we're on top of the world. 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 25 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.


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Distance from airport

  • Charleston International Airport

    16.09 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

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

Additional Information

Explore Charleston provides information for planners and meeting professions at our dedicated website www.meetcharleston.com.