Renaissance Weekend

Renaissance Weekend

New Year's 2013, Charleston

December 28, 2012—January 1, 2013
Unparalleled reverence for history, architecture, nature & gardens

Among America's finest hotels, Charleston Place is the heart of the Historic District, renowned for its exquisite architecture, gardens, arts & fine dining.  New Year's Eve is celebrated with international cuisines and entertainment for all ages.

For those registering later than 30 days before the Weekend, a $100/person Late Fee will apply.  Accommodations at the principal venue, Charleston Place, typically are fully booked by November 1. 

"America's Top City" to visit:  That's how Conde Nast Traveller's readers view  Charleston, its palmetto-lined streets and historic homes, fine dining, distinctive shops, great beaches and boating, famed tennis, golf and spas.  The Holy City, steeped in history and culture, is often referred to as "America's most beautiful small city":

  • #2 City in Travel & Leisure's "World's Best"
  • #2 in Travel & Leisure's "Top American Destinations"
  • Family Fun's "Top Three Cities for Family Vacations"
  • Travel Holiday's "Top Five Romantic Destinations"
  • Tennis' "Best U.S. Tennis Town"
  • #4 in Food & Wine's "Top Food & Wine Destinations"
  • #5 in Parade's "Best American Cities"
  • #6 in Outside's "Best Towns Ever"
  • #8 in Forbes' "Smartest Cities in the World"
  • Southern Living's "Favorite Southern City"

No other city more lovingly preserves its past than Charleston, from its houses, to churches, and even the cobblestone streets.  Magnificent historic homes are seen at every turn in the large Historic District, from the Battery to the French Quarter.

From the front door of Renaissance Weekend's designated hotels, guests can enjoy leisurely strolls or inspiring jogging routes through some of America's most beautifully preserved antebellum architecture.  Historic plantations and gardens are a short drive away.

Golfers can play more than 20 courses in the area, including the legendary Kiawah, Wild Dunes and Arnold Palmer Rivertowne courses.  A 15-minute drive puts beach-lovers on pristine white sand beaches perfect for kayaking, fishing, sailing, surfing or simply watching dolphins play.

Check out an excellent review of Charleston.

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