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JUST ANNOUNCED: The Planters Inn, located in the heart of Charleston’s famed Historic District, has been named #1 Best Small City Hotel in the continental United States by Travel + Leisure 2014 World’s Best Awards.

 

Staying at the Planters Inn is akin to an overnight with well-to-do friends in their old Charleston mansion. The hotel is also home to the Peninsula Grill, a Lowcountry institution and one of the best restaurants in town.” — Travel + Leisure

 

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The Charleston Lowcountry

Step outside Planters Inn and discover a Lowcountry flush with outdoor activities and scenic nature vistas. From high above, the Lowcountry resembles a beautiful tea-stained tapestry woven with shades of bulrush, indigo, and goldenrod. Etched with barrier islands and bodies of water, the silhouette of the Charleston area is a poetic shape, like palmetto fronds and church steeples backlit by sunset. Look closer and discover symmetry exists amid the serpentine landscape, from the grid of streets that crisscross the peninsula’s historic district to the geometric imprint of plantations and farmland. Meander down blue slate sidewalks, along miles of beaches and across panoramic bridges… welcome to the place that inspired artist Alfred Hutty in 1920 to write, "Come quickly, have found heaven."

Peel back the urban planning, the expertly preserved homes and the picturesque parks, and there is only the water, a salty body of life that courses through Charleston’s marsh-hemmed tributaries and leads to the Gulfstream. Sovereign of Lowcountry geography is the tidal metronome, which charts a tempo of comforting regularity—ebb and flow, ebb and flow. Crisscrossed by rivers and hemmed in by the sea, Charleston is a maritime paradise.

Pirates and patriots sailed local waters for more than a century. Merchant ships laden with Lowcountry-grown rice and indigo traversed the tradewinds and brought home monumental riches. The first shot of the American Civil War exploded over Charleston’s harbor, while the first wartime submarine to successfully sink a ship did so just offshore—two indelible naval wartime events that shaped the nation’s history.

With an anchor in the past and a reverence for all things nautical, the Charleston area is defined by its relationship with the sea and relics abound, from the Charleston Museum’s H.L. Hunley submarine replica to cobblestone streets paved with centuries old ballast.