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Charleston, South Carolina
Carolina is a classical historic city located amidst a diverse
It may not seem so from the outset, but Charleston is a big city.
The city is among the oldest cities in the
United States, and it is recognized internationally for its rich
cultural and architectural heritage.
"The Spanish Moss that drapes all the trees
undulates in the breeze and lanky herons stalk the brackish
inlets. Anoles (small chameleon-like lizards) scurry over the
Georgian-Palladian facades of the city's oldest buildings.
Architectural decoration comes in a profusion of columns, gables
and long lateral porches. Charleston is a low city, with few
buildings taller than five stories. Yet the bridges there are
magnificent steep arches, tall enough for massive tankers and
cargo ships to slip beneath. The result is a city that resembles a
spider: a low hunched body with limbs straddling the surrounding
its historic churches, homes and sites,
impeccable meeting facilities and accommodations, the Atlantic
Ocean, specialty shops, secret gardens, and visual and performing
arts, the city was a great location for the
semitropical and usually humid climate features four mild but
distinct seasons, making outdoor activities pleasant year 'round.
Balmy ocean breezes keep Charleston's temperatures moderate, with
average midday temperatures ranging from the 60’s in the winter to
the 80’s in the summer. Humidity averages 86 percent;
rainfall, 52 inches per year.