When it comes to experiencing one of the most vibrant cities in the American South, you need to know where to start. There is honestly so much to do and see in Charleston, that It can be a little overwhelming if you are planning your first visit. That’s one of the main reasons we’ve developed a vacation guide to the city! For the second year in a row, Charleston has been awarded the “Top City in the United States” in the Condé Nast Traveler Reader’s Choice Awards! This is an amazing honor for the city of Charleston, and just another reason you should visit! The 2012 Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards are based on 6 categories: atmosphere & ambiance, culture & sites, friendliness, lodging, restaurants, and shopping. If you are planning a visit to historic Charleston in the near future, you better come ready to experience one of the most vibrant cities in the American South. From culture to cuisine, Charleston has it all! When you do visit Charleston, you should know how to best experience the city and get the most out of your dollar. Download our guide to see all that you can take advantage of while you’re here.