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36 Reasons To Love Charleston

This one's for the Lowcountry.

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1. In Charleston, you can turn a corner and feel like you're in a fairytale.

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2. Our buildings are the colors of rainbows.

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3. And our rainbows are the best in the business.

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4. The Ravenel Bridge makes you feel on top of the world.

Remember these?
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5. And so do those benches on Vendue Wharf, if you swing with all you've got.

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6. The Joe is home to the RiverDogs and all the best fireworks.

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7. And Anthony Wright with his legendary boiled peanuts.

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8. Sometimes, you can catch a glimpse of the team's famous owner.

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Bill Murray loves him some Charleston.

9. These guys are from Charleston.

Hootie and the Blowfish
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Hootie and the Blowfish

10. And so is this guy.

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Stephen Colbert

11. Our trees tend to look like this, or that.

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ALL. YEAR. ROUND.

12. And our fountains look like pineapples.

(OK, it's just the one.)
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(OK, it's just the one.)

13. The Battery has some of the craziest old houses you'll ever see.

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14. And the tiniest beach where the water ends.

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15. Breakfast is not breakfast unless grits and biscuits are involved.

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Hominy Grill

16. And dessert is not dessert unless it's some Toll House cookie pie.

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Kaminsky's

17. Or gelato from Paolo's.

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18. In Charleston, shucking oysters for a roast is an olympic sport.

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19. The fruits and vegetables at the farmer's market in Marion Square are as fresh as they come.

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20. And the handmade sweetgrass baskets as you pass through The Market.

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21. Second Sunday on King Street comes with the 99% chance you'll find yourself lost in conversation with everyone you've ever met.

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22. Even the pets stop everything to say hello to a familiar face.

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23. In the winter, we skip the snow and go straight for the lights.

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24. The sound of horse hooves along Meeting Street is like a looping lullaby.

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25. The street musicians will make you want to shag.

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26. Piccolo Spoleto Festival brings out the best in the arts (and a true Charlestonian knows where to go for all the free events).

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27. New York can keep Broadway. We have The Dock Street Theatre.

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28. Charleston is home to some of the most beautiful college campuses in the nation.

College of Charleston
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College of Charleston

29. And the Marina at sunset will give you chills every time.

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30. Our beach piers stretch out into infinity.

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31. And you never know what adventure awaits as you wander through the dunes and out onto the sand.

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32. In Charleston, you can pretty much live on the water, whether it's the ocean.

Folly Beach
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Folly Beach

33. Or a river or a creek.

Shem Creek
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Shem Creek

34. Or just in the street after a big storm.

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35. Because Charleston is home to some strong, brave, beautiful people.

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36. And the best damn sunsets you'll ever see.

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