Featured Destination: Charleston

Belmond Charleston Place
Our Exclusive Amenities for 2016

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Continental breakfast daily, for up to two in room guests
  • $100 USD Equivalent Food & Beverage credit, to be utilized during stay (not combinable, not valid on room rate, no cash value if not redeemed in full)

 

Charleston

Considered by many to be the cultural capital of the South, the city of Charleston is a living museum, with a wonderful variety of things to do and see. Step back in time in downtown Charleston and meander along historic cobblestone streets. Pastel, pre-Civil War era houses dot the French Quarter district and Battery areas. The Battery promenade and Waterfront Park both overlook Charleston Harbor, while Fort Sumter, a Federal stronghold where the first shots of the Civil War rang out, lies across the water. A perfect way to experience the vibrant history of the city is a leisurely ride in a horse-drawn carriage. Boat tours and dinner cruises are also offered so that visitors can enjoy the liveliness that is Charleston from a different perspective. No matter how you see it, Charleston exudes southern charm. The city is also known for its culinary offerings and food lovers consistently rank it as the one American city they must visit to experience the famous Lowcountry cuisine. As Rhett Butler so famously expounded at the end of Gone With the Wind, “I'm going back to Charleston, where there is still a little grace and civility left in the world.”


World-Class Shopping

The Shops at Belmond Charleston Place are an exclusive collection of 26 world-famous stores and four restaurants nestled in the heart of Charleston's downtown shopping district. From Godiva to Gucci, there’s something to please everyone. For more unique finds, head to historic King Street in downtown Charleston where you’ll find showrooms filled with antiques, chic boutiques that highlight up-and-coming designers, handcrafted items and delicious artisanal products. The street was developed into three distinctive areas; the Upper King Street Design and Dining District; in the middle the King Street Fashion District and the Lower King Street Antiques District. The area is full of fun and interesting shops that include art galleries, book stores, children's clothing, chocolate, cosmetics, gifts, home décor and more.

Keep Fit and Enjoy History

Maintaining a fitness routine while on vacation has never been easier. Belmond Charleston Place is located in the heart of the historic district and offers the ideal location for guests to enjoy several scenic jogging routes which highlight the best of Charleston. Jogging along the streets of the city will give runners a sense of how life was in the 19th century when a horse and carriage was the primary mode of transportation. And, the routes allow a close-up look at Charleston’s historic treasures. Some of the routes include the Historical Loop for the casual jogger (1.3 miles) and Battery Run for the more ambitious runner (4.6 miles).