CHARMING CHARLESTON CHECKLIST
WERE KING CHARLES II OF ENGLAND ALIVE TODAY —
and not, as the result of internal bleeding in 1685, dead — he would have no doubt sought to experience the modern “old world” charm of the historic South Carolina city named in his honor. Fortunately for you, 1) you’re not dead, 2) cruise ships from Carnival Cruise Line and Silversea Cruises are visiting Charleston, and 3) Charleston-philes (and frequent Porthole contributors) Lynn and Cele Seldon have assembled the city’s most essential activities in their book, 100 Things To Do In Charleston Before You Die. The Seldons shine light on the best spots for sticky buns, surfing, and sweetgrass basket–shopping, then break down the best possible itineraries based on the season you’re there and the mood you may be in. Add this one to The Notebook (filmed in and around Charleston!) as essential South Carolina reads.