-Our Catering Sales and Convention Services Manager, Meredith Cox gives you an exclusive look at why Charleston is the best destination to host your 2019 meetings!
Traveling to Charleston, SC is getting easier and easier. Non-stop direct flights are available from 25 cities in the
United States to include Seattle, WA, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Boston, MA and Austin, TX. In April 2019, British Airways will start a twice-weekly nonstop service to London Heathrow, making transcontinental travel even easier.
It’s true about what you have heard about Southerners; we hold doors, are mindful of our manners and always say “ma’am” or “sir”. This might be why Conde Nast Traveler’s voted us the #1 Friendliest City in the World in 2016 (https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/conde-nast-traveler-worlds-friendliest-cities-2016/index.html). Your attendees will love the southern hospitality here.
Shrimp and grits, lowcountry boil, biscuits and gravy are all Southern staples, but Charleston is home to these dishes and so much more. With hundreds of restaurants downtown and new ones opening every day, Charleston is home to everything from Italian to Cuban food. We have chic patio dives, James Beard award winning chefs, casual dockside eateries and tons of local breweries. Our personal favorite: the classic shrimp and grits from The Swamp Fox (https://www.opentable.com/the-swamp-fox-at-the-francis-marion-hotel?avt=eyJ2IjoxLCJtIjoxLCJwIjowLCJjIjowfQ&corrId=12e64e54-083e-49f7-88bd-9c3306078910&p=6&sd=2019-01-07+19%3A00).
- Things To Do
With over 300 years of rich history, 3 beaches, world class shopping and famous cultural arts, Charleston truly has
something for everyone. Our favorites include a ghost tour, harbor cruise, the Gibbes Art Museum and the historic homes tours. Several national and international festivals take place in Charleston justifying our #1 city in the
US accolade (https://www.travelandleisure.com/worlds-best/cities-in-us#charleston). What this means for you: attendees will want to come to Charleston and will enjoy their free-time after sessions end.
Charleston boosts very mild winters and sunny, warm summers. This makes any time of year the perfect time to plan your conference in the Holy City. With January’s high being in the mid 50’s and May topping out around 80 degrees, guests appreciate our enjoyable weather to make the most of their stay in Charleston.