Charleston is in charge, said the New York Post, in a recent article/love letter written to our fine little city.
Condé Nast Traveler readers recently voted Charleston the world’s top city. Surpassing usual suspects like the Post’s hometown of New York, the list of top cities raised a few eyebrows. But- to locals and anyone who has visited and fallen in love, Charleston’s top ranking came as no surprise. And with this article from the New York Post, it appears that Charleston has won over another fan. In her February 25th article, Writer Susan Buckley Woodward notes,
“The historic, walkable, (pleasantly) spooky Lowcountry port city of Charleston, S.C., earned the No. 1 spot on Condé Nast Traveler’s “Top U.S. Cities” list for the past two years, and in 2012 readers named it their favorite city in the world. In the world? Really? New York City ranked a measly No. 5, so it all seemed a bit suspicious . . . until we saw it for ourselves.
Turns out, Charleston is truly a “best of” the South: Flickering gas lamps adorn pastel, antebellum mansions; cobblestone streets offer views of colorful, formal gardens; horse-drawn carriages clip-clop alongside cars; and polite shopkeepers and hotel staff ask, “Is everyone ’round here treatin’ y’all right?” at every turn. Sealing the deal are a slew of festivals happening throughout the year (besides this week’s Charleston Wine + Food Festival, there’s the big annual Charleston International Antiques Show March 22 to 24, the 17-day Spoleto performing arts festival that starts May 24 and many more), unconventional sightseeing (graveyard tour, anyone?) and an energetic, sophisticated culinary scene.
With last week’s first JetBlue landing at Charleston International Airport, the city is officially more accessible than ever before. With new direct service from Boston and New York City, New Englanders will find it easy to reach Charleston’s charming streets and shores. Buckley Woodward said it best, “Hop on a two-hour direct flight… whenever, because this temperate town is delicious 365 days a year.”
The Wentworth Mansion was noted as one of Charleston’s best hotels, “a 126-year-old inn that’s an easy 10-minute walk from all the downtown action.” The Post also shows some love to some of our friends and favorite neighborhood spots like Bulldog Tours, Kudu Coffee and wine bar Bin 152. Take in the full article here.
Spring is the best time to visit Charleston, and we invite you to fall in love with our city from the Wentworth Mansion. All rates include a full breakfast, made to order at our Circa 1886 Restaurant, afternoon wine and hors d’oeuvres, housemade chocolates at turndown and one of the best rooftop views in Charleston, from our beautiful red cupola. Look at our special rates and fun packages to start planning a luxurious trip to downtown Charleston.