36 Reasons To Love Charleston

This one’s for the Lowcountry. Thanks to Buzzfeed who originally posted this article.

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

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.

Our buildings are the colors of rainbows.

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

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.

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

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Remember these?

5. And so do those benches on Vendue Wharf, if you swing with all you’ve got.

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

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.

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

Bill Murray loves him some Charleston.

9. These guys are from Charleston.

These guys are from Charleston.

Hootie and the Blowfish

10. And so is this guy.

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.

And our fountains look like pineapples.

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(OK, it’s just the one.)

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

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.

And the tiniest beach where the water ends.

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

Hominy Grill

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

Kaminsky’s

17. Or gelato from Paolo’s.

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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College of Charleston

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

30. Our beach piers stretch out into infinity.

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.

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.

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

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Folly Beach

33. Or a river or a creek.

Or a river or a creek.

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Shem Creek

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

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

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

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

And the best damn sunsets you'll ever see.

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