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13 Reasons Why Life Is Better In Charleston, South Carolina

Because we LIVE in a town where people come to vacation.

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1. That Time You Hung Out With Bill Murray...

Okay, so it was actually a friend of a friend who spotted the elusive Bill Murray downtown, but in your mind you're totally BFF4E ~*P.S. can you crash my engagement photos too?
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Okay, so it was actually a friend of a friend who spotted the elusive Bill Murray downtown, but in your mind you're totally BFF4E ~*

P.S. can you crash my engagement photos too?

2. Our Beloved Ravenel Bridge

The Ravenel Bridge is an illustrious Charleston landmark. And each spring, 35,000 runners from all over the world come to Charleston to run across it for the Cooper River Bridge Run 10k race.
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The Ravenel Bridge is an illustrious Charleston landmark. And each spring, 35,000 runners from all over the world come to Charleston to run across it for the Cooper River Bridge Run 10k race.

3. Shrimp 'n Griiiiiiiits

Sure, Charleston is a culinary mecca, but you can't go wrong with this classic southern dish. I need it like I need air to breathe. GET IN MY BELLY.
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Sure, Charleston is a culinary mecca, but you can't go wrong with this classic southern dish. I need it like I need air to breathe. GET IN MY BELLY.

4. Even Ryan Gosling Loves Charleston

Since shooting parts of The Notebook in Charleston, Ry Ry has made frequent visits to the Holy City. When he was spotted in downtown Charleston in Fall 2013, it's said the entire peninsula sank 6 inches* from all the girls rushing to catch a glimpse of him.*Not a real statistic.
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Since shooting parts of The Notebook in Charleston, Ry Ry has made frequent visits to the Holy City. When he was spotted in downtown Charleston in Fall 2013, it's said the entire peninsula sank 6 inches* from all the girls rushing to catch a glimpse of him.

*Not a real statistic.

5. King Street is a Mini Rodeo Drive

Historic King Street offers the best shopping and finest retail stores in the state. Enjoy luxury shops and trendy boutiques all in one place and then grab a drink afterwards - schmoozin' and boozin' Charleston-style.

Historic King Street offers the best shopping and finest retail stores in the state. Enjoy luxury shops and trendy boutiques all in one place and then grab a drink afterwards - schmoozin' and boozin' Charleston-style.

6. Life's a Beach

From Folly Beach, to Isle of Palms, to Sullivan's Island, you're never more than 30 minutes away from having your toes in the sand.In the words of Liz Lemon: "I want to go to there!"
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From Folly Beach, to Isle of Palms, to Sullivan's Island, you're never more than 30

minutes away from having your toes in the sand.

In the words of Liz Lemon: "I want to go to there!"

7. We Have Impeccable Fashion Game

You don't need to travel to New York or Miami for a killer fashion scene. Thanks to Charleston Fashion Week each spring, fashionistas get their chance to see and be seen!
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You don't need to travel to New York or Miami for a killer fashion scene. Thanks to Charleston Fashion Week each spring, fashionistas get their chance to see and be seen!

8. Everyone is So Dang Friendly

"Hey stranger!" "Yes, ma'am" and "No, sir" are all common phrases in the land of southern hospitality. The readers of Conde Nast even voted Charleston the Friendliest City in America!
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"Hey stranger!" "Yes, ma'am" and "No, sir" are all common phrases in the land of southern hospitality. The readers of Conde Nast even voted Charleston the Friendliest City in America!

9. The F0o0o0o0od

Oh you fancy, huh? Charleston is home to ridiculously luxurious lodging and trendy culinary destinations. We're spoiled with fabulous high-end food and libations no matter where we turn, which makes it super hard to visit other cities and expect the same in return. The Lord giveth and the Lord taketh away. #FoodSnob
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Oh you fancy, huh? Charleston is home to ridiculously luxurious lodging and trendy culinary destinations. We're spoiled with fabulous high-end food and libations no matter where we turn, which makes it super hard to visit other cities and expect the same in return.

The Lord giveth and the Lord taketh away. #FoodSnob

10. NBD...

... Just a horse and carriage casually hanging out downtown.
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... Just a horse and carriage casually hanging out downtown.

11. Say it With Me: Happy Hours

From heading to Shem Creek after work for happy hours, or braving downtown on the weekends, getting a buzz has never been easier or more fun than in good ol' Charleston. I, for one, am not complaining.
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From heading to Shem Creek after work for happy hours, or braving downtown on the weekends, getting a buzz has never been easier or more fun than in good ol' Charleston.

I, for one, am not complaining.

12. Potential BAEs Are Plentiful

For some reason, everyone here is like, really attractive. Is it hot in here or is it just me?
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For some reason, everyone here is like, really attractive. Is it hot in here or is it just me?

13. Charleston is LITERALLY the Best City in the Country

For three years in a row, Charleston has ranked as the #1 city in the USA!Game over.

For three years in a row, Charleston has ranked as the #1 city in the USA!

Game over.

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