Modern Southern Charm in Charleston

We love planning long weekend getaways, whether for romantic whirlwinds or some girls trip fun. In Charleston, South Carolina, locals are building upon the city’s history to create contemporary appeal and the perfect place for a flight & hotel package long weekend getaway with a hotel stay at our Signature hotel, The Dewberry.

Rainbow Row, Charleston, SC
Rainbow Row, Charleston, SC

Year after year (seven to be exact), the readers of Travel + Leisure have chosen Charleston as the number-one city to visit in the United States. This Lowcountry city’s enduring charm is undeniable, and when you travel deeper, you’ll understand how looking to the past is also shaping its future.

Restaurants didn’t just put Charleston on the culinary map; they redefined the boundaries of contemporary dining. Southern influence runs strong here, from modern Lowcountry cuisine in places like Husk (the skillet cornbread is a must) to 16 kinds of grits at Grace & Grit and an ever-expanding spotlight on traditional Gullah-Geechee cuisine.

Then there’s the booming craft brew scene. At Holy City Brewing, its popular taproom has taken over a converted warehouse, and Freehouse Brewery relies on organic ingredients and riverfront views to draw in crowds.

Examine Southern history along Charleston’s Museum Mile, and then look ahead with a visit to the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art at the College of Charleston. Here, visual and performing art is given the star treatment, with a focus on emerging and mid-career artists.

Past and present converge beautifully at Charleston City Market. Dating back to 1804, this brick structure is one of the best places to pick up sweetgrass baskets woven by Gullah artists. You might also spot quirky painted signs, artisan jewelry and carved woodworking — many bearing the Certified Authentic: Handmade in Charleston tile.

Ready to be enchanted by Charleston’s Southern charms? Let us reserve your stay where you’ll be surrounded by gracious hospitality and contemporary comfort — like the midcentury landmark of The Dewberry. We’ll provide special privileges such as $100 in spa or dining credit, plus daily breakfast.

Just Cruises & Vacations is a full-service travel agency specializing in cruises, land vacations and all-inclusive resort vacations all over the world. Call us at 1-800-837-4477 or email info@justcruises.com so we can plan your ultimate Charleston getaway.