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As I said last year, this is a city I can see myself returning to and I did. We stayed on Folly Beach with a great view of the ocean. As it did last year, sunrise provided a constantly changing palette of color as a backdrop to the beautiful pier.
Walking through the historic district is like stepping back in time. The classic Charleston architecture with the colorful shutters and the courtyards with their wrought-iron gates and fences is like a treasure hunt with new and different treasures just a few steps away or around the next corner.
This year we went to both Middleton Place and Magnolia Gardens, two of America's most beautiful gardens got a much-needed flower fix. Different in their garden style, both were in nearly full bloom and the weather was perfect!
On our last night there we had dinner with friends from our hometown and did a lot of catching up and reminiscing. They made the city even more friendly and welcoming.
I hope you enjoy the images and I hope they inspire you to see Charleston, South Carolina for yourself.
Welcome to historic CharlestonPig in the Windowhistoric homesFolly Island Pier at sunriseMagnolia GardensProthonotary Warbler, Audubon Swamp Garden at Magnolia Gardens