Discover a place where the past is still present, where gas-lit lamps flicker in the warm southern breezes. Cobblestone streets pave the way to intriguing boutiques and exquisite dining. Encounter historic houses and museums, attractions, pristine beaches and world-class golf in one destination that has been welcoming visitors for more than 300 years. Lovingly preserved homes, churches and public buildings line the tree-shaded streets, serving as a living testament to the city’s illustrious past. History is literally found around every corner, providing a focal point for a visit to this intriguing city. Much of the Historic District includes Charleston’s original commercial areas, allowing visitors to enjoy a leisurely walk to fine galleries, boutiques and restaurants.