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City of North Charleston

City of North Charleston, South Carolina

North Charleston is the perfect place to have as a home base for your Lowcountry North Charleston Coliseumvisit. The City has more than 4,000 affordable to luxury hotel rooms, a wide selection of restaurants, entertainment complexes, shopping malls and specialty shops, and is central to accessing area attractions. Tanger Outlet is its newest attraction with more than 90 brand name outlet stores, just minutes away from the Charleston International Airport, the busiest passenger airport in the state.

An integral part of the Convention Center Complex, is the North Charleston Coliseum, a 13,600-seat facility home to the South Carolina Stingrays Hockey team. It also stages a variety of other sports events, such as ice-skating, professional bull riding and college basketball – including CSU and College of Charleston.

Complimenting the coliseum, is the 200,000+ square-foot convention center complex, which includes a 2,300- seat performing arts center. This site is host to a number of sports competitions including cheer, dance, body building and gymnastics. No matter what your purpose is for visiting the Charleston area, you will enjoy North Charleston for its variety, convenience and affordability.

Sports Visitors Top "Picks"

South Carolina Stingrays Hockey• South Carolina Stingrays Hockey – With close to 40 home games a year, this
organization just celebrated 16 years in the Lowcountry and every season begins in October, with playoffs in April and May. www.stingrayshockey.com

• The Golf Club at Wescott Plantation – The city opened its first public golf course in 2000. This 27-hole course has all the finest amenities, including a 12,900 square foot Clubhouse complete with a pro shop, restaurant, and meeting space. Ph#: 843-871-2135

Riverfront Park• Riverfront Park – Set on the banks of the beautiful Cooper River, Riverfront Park has been built near the historic homes once occupied by the Naval Base Admiral and officers. Bordered by Noisette Creek, the park boasts a magnificent contemporary Performance Pavilion and Grand Lawn. The national Outdoor Sculpture Competition and Exhibition is installed there. The Greater Charleston Naval Base Memorial was dedicated in November of 2007 to honor the generations of naval and civilian personnel who served at the base from 1903 until its closure in 1996. A boardwalk and pier over the Cooper River has also been completed.

Riverfront ParkRecreation Activities

North Charleston Wannamaker County Park is a nature-oriented park designed for family and group use. It offers more than 1,015 acres of beautiful woodlands and wetlands. Miles of paved trails allow for exploration of the area’s beautiful natural resources. www.ccprc.com

 

SoftballCity of North Charleston Website:
www.northcharleston.org

North Charleston Visitor Center: Opened in 2007, the center is located within the Fire
Museum and Educational Center at Tanger Outlet Complex.

 
 

 

 

 

CHARLESTON AREA RANKINGS AND RECOGNITION:

• Charleston named No. 2 of the Top 10 Travel Destinations in the U.S. – Conde’ Nast Traveler 2008.

Southern Living readers vote Charleston their Favorite Southern City. Holy City honors also include top tier billing for Best Weekend Getaway and Best Family Destination – 2009.

• Charleston is named No. 6 City in the nation for winter getaway
destinations for U.S. travelers by
Orbitz.com – 2008.

Southern Living names Charleston No. 1 Spring Vacation Destination – 2008.

• In Golf World's 2009 Readers' Choice Awards, Kiawah Island Golf Resort was selected as the No. 1 resort in the U.S., and voted No. 1 of the top 38 golf destinations in North America and Europe – 2009.

• Charlestonians are America's friendliest people (No.1) – Travel & Leisure 2008.

• Kiawah Island was lauded as the No. 2 island in North America – Conde’ Nast Traveler 2008.

• Charleston named One of the Top Ten Places to Visit Before You Die – Andrew Harper, 2008.

National Geographic Adventure named Charleston one of the 50 next great adventure towns in which to live and play – 2008.

Travel + Leisure magazine’s World’s Best Awards readers’ survey ranks Charleston as the fourth best city in America – 2008.

Charlotte Parent Magazine recognizes Charleston as Best Weekend Getaway in the Family Favorites Reader’s Choice awards – 2008.

Parade Magazine names Charleston one of the five Best American Cities – 2008.

• Charleston is named No. 3 Spot to See Before You Die by Yahoo.com 2008.

Travel + Leisure names Charleston the 6th Best City in the United States and Canada – 2007.

• Charleston, South Carolina receives Most Mannerly City Lifetime Achievement award – 2007.

Travelocity.com names Charleston a Top Food Destination – 2007.

• Charleston is selected “Favorite City” and “Best Shopping” by Southern Living Readers – 2007.

Virtualtourist.com votes Charleston the only American city in the Top 10 Unique Romantic Destinations category – 2007.

 

 

 

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