Give at least a 10-day advance notice of travel. Buy tickets through Nov. 10.
Did you know that Charleston was named the No. 2 Top American Destination for the 17th consecutive year by readers of Condé Nast Traveler magazine? Charleston was topped only by San Francisco. This ranking maintains Charleston's spot as the No. 1 East Coast destination.
Package up the savings on autumn and early winter stays at a number of hotels, resorts and condos in the greater Charleston area.
One special value comes from the King Charles Inn, perfectly located on Meeting Street. A "Romantic Celebration" package, priced from $199 a night, includes beautiful accommodations, tickets for a group horse-drawn carriage tour through the historic district, champagne and chocolates upon arrival, manager's reception each evening, breakfast buffet for two and complimentary parking. It's valid most nights through Dec. 31.
Find other packages for gal getaways, family fun and more at the Charleston Visitors Bureau.