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Charleston, South Carolina from A-Z

Charleston, South Carolina is consistently voted as one of the top destinations in the United States. Here are 26 reasons why you should come visit:

Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge – this beautiful bridge connects downtown Charleston to Mount Pleasant and is the second longest cable-stayed bridge in the Western Hemisphere.

Beaches – Charleston is home to some of the most beautiful beaches in South Carolina, if not the entire East Coast. Come explore the warm waters and golden sand.

Charleston Coliseum – The Coliseum has hosted some of the best performing artists in the world, including Taylor Swift and Kiss. The acoustics in the Coliseum are incredible.

Dixie Supply Cafe and Bakery – Experience casual, lowcountry cuisine at this Charleston staple eatery. The food here is so good, it’s even been featured in Diner’s Drive-ins and Dives.

Edisto Island Museum – This fascinating museum helps to explain the long and storied history of this Edisto, from Native Americans to the Spaniards to the Civil War. The Museum is home to a large collection of artifacts from the area’s plantations.

Fort Sumter – the shots that were fired from this sea fort were said to start the Civil War. Now Fort Sumter is a National Monument dedicated to the history of the Civil War.

Gullah Culture – Come to Charleston and you’ll experience the one-of-a-kind Gullah culture. Be sure to experience the music and delicious food.

Charleston Harbor – While visiting Charleston, explore the banks of the beautiful Charleston Harbor. If you get the chance, a boat tour is a fun way to take in the sights of the city.

Carolina Ice Palace – You can lace up and skate at the Ice Palace all year round. It’s a great way to cool down during Charleston’s hot summers.

Jazz Shows – Charleston is home to an incredible jazz community. Check out the local theaters and clubs to see who is performing when you’re in town.

Kiawah Island – Love to golf? Kiawah Island is home to some of the most incredible golf in the country. There’s also incredible wildlife and spas to take in.

Lodging – We have four InTown Suites locations in the Charleston Metro area.

Magnolia Plantation – this awe inspiring and historic Plantation is one of the most popular attractions in Charleston.

The Nightlife – from intimate bars to sprawling nightclubs, Charleston has a venue to suit whatever mood you’re in for a night on the town.

Old City Market – a trip to the Old City Market is great for shopping and people watching!

Palmetto Brewing Company – stop by the Palmetto Brewing Company to try some of the best craft beer in the city, brewed in house.

BBQ – In South Carolina, BBQ means pork. In Charleston, you’ll find most places use a delicious and unique spicy vinegar sauce.

Rainbow Row – Rainbow Row is Charleston’s version of San Fransisco’s Painted Ladies. People come from all over to photograph a row of brightly colored homes.

Spoleto Festival – Every spring, for seventeen days, Charleston hosts a massive performing arts festival. People from all over the world come to experience the plays, concerts, films and other pieces of performance arts.

Theater 99 – Love to laugh? Then you’ll want to take in an improve performance by Theater 99, think Whose Line Is It Anyway, but better.

Upscale Dining – Feel like getting dressed up and celebrating a special occasion with a good meal? Make a reservation at Virginia’s on King for a sophisticated take on lowcountry cuisine

Vendue Hotel Rooftop Bar – this rooftop bar offers amazing views of the city and the bartenders can mix up some seriously good drinks.

Whirlin Water Adventure Park – beat the heat of summers in Charleston with a visit to this adventure park. There are lots of water slides to choose from!

eXtremely polite people – Charleston locals have been voted to be some of the friendliest and politest people in the country.

Year Round Nice Weather – Winter is typically brief and mild with very little snow, so it’s always a good time to visit.

Zoo – Kids love seeing the wildlife in the Charles Towne Landing Animal Forrest.

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Top 10 Desserts in Atlanta

Have a sweet tooth? The next time you are in Chicago, you’ll want to track down these joints and indulge in a little dessert. To full from dinner to enjoy? No worries, order it to-go, and you can store it in the room’s fridge. In no particular order, our Top 10 Desserts are:

1. Animal Cracker Gelato from Mia’s Gelato.
The taste of your favorite childhood snack has made its way into a rich, smooth and creamy gelato.

2. Budino from Valenza
You can’t leave Atlanta without trying the Budino at the Italian restaurant Valenza. It’s a warm, ooey-gooey white chocolate bread pudding that melts in your mouth.

3. Chocolate Champagne Cupcake from Sweet Cheats
Head out to Cabbage Town to try some of Atlanta’s best cupcakes. Be fancy and order the Chocolate Champagne cupcake, you won’t be disappointed – the raspberry butter cream frosting is to die for!

4. Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie from First Slice Pie Cafe
You know the pie is going to be good when its in the cafe’s name! The Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie is the restaurant’s best seller and with good reason – it taste’s like a giant Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup, but better!

5. Dulce de las Tres Leches from Woodfire Grill
The Woodfire Grill in Atlanta serves up delicious, local, slow cuisine. While the main courses are amazing, we recommend saving room for dessert. They take tres leches cake to the next level by incorporating dolce de leche into the dish.

6. Espresso Dutch Chocolate Cookie from Murphy’s
You’ll find out favorite cookies in Sandy Spring’s Georgia. The bakery at Murphy’s turns out delicious, rich chewy cookies that coffee addicts go crazy for.

7. Mango Burfi from Gokul Sweets|
Get out of your dessert comfort zone and head to Gokul Sweets for some delicious Indian sweets. We recommend the mango flavored Burfi, a square-style dessert made with sweetened condensed milk.

8. Peach Cobbler from Folks Southern Kitchen
A Georgia classic! We’ve had some of the most delicious cobbler at the Folk’s location in Conyers. They serve both peach and blackberry cobbler, but we always go for the traditional peach variety.

9. Red Velvet Cake from Marietta Diner
Cake for breakfast, lunch, dinner or anytime in-between. The best part about the cake at Marietta’s Diner is that the are available 24/7. For us that means the 6-layer red velvet cake at all times!

10. Strawberry Short Cake from B’s Bistro.
Tucked away in a small shopping center in Sandy Springs, this neighborhood restaurant serves up the best strawberry shortcake we’ve ever had. What makes it special is their house-made honey biscuit!

What is the best dessert that you’ve had in Atlanta?