WHERE TO STAY
Of course, the downtown area is full of boutique hotels, historic B&Bs, vacation rentals and all the famous brands. For a
more relaxing stay outside of the hustle and bustle, the West Ashley area is very convenient. It’s a short distance away from
the historic downtown waterfront, art galleries and restaurants, and there are a variety of reasonably priced hotels in the
area with free parking — a sharp contrast to the historic district.
The fact that West Ashley is reachable from Wilmington without having to drive through the city is an added bonus for
anyone who likes to avoid stop-and-go traffic. The strategic location also allows for visiting Folly Beach, Edisto Beach or
Beaufort without crossing the city.
CHARLESTON AREA CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAU
Above: The Ashley and
Cooper rivers converge at
Charleston, South Caro-lina.
Below, left to right:
The Awendaw Passage of
the Palmetto Trail offers
views of the salt marsh
along Awendaw Creek.
Two one-way drawbridges
connect West Ashley and