Renaissance Weekend

Renaissance Weekend

copy - New Year's 2015, Charleston

December 28, 2014—January 1, 2015
'Ring in the New Year in America?s Favorite City'

Named "America's Top City" to visit by Conde Nast Traveller, Charleston is renowned for its exquisite architecture and gardens, distinct Low Country charm, beautiful beaches, and famed boating, tennis, golf, and spas.

Belmond Charleston Place, one of the country's finest hotels, hosts Renaissance Weekend in the heart of the Historic District amid palmetto-lined streets, unparalleled fine dining, and shopping.

New Year's Eve is celebrated with international cuisines and entertainment for all ages.

Less than 60 days before the Weekend, a $200/person Late Fee applies. Accommodations at the principal meeting site, Belmond Charleston Place (formerly an Orient-Express Hotel), typically are fully booked by November 1.

"America's Top City" to visit:  That's how Conde Nast Traveller's readers rate Charleston, its palmetto-lined streets and historic homes, fine dining, distinctive shops, great beaches and boating, famed tennis, golf, and spas.

No other city more lovingly preserves its past than Charleston, evident in its houses, churches, and 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 doors of Renaissance Weekend's designated hotels, guests can enjoy leisurely strolls or stunning jogging routes through some of America's most beautifully preserved antebellum architecture. Historic plantations and gardens are a short drive away. Nearly every downtown block boasts renowned restaurants, from Southern comfort food to New American fine dining.

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.

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"
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