Charleston, known as Charles Towne or Charlestown in late 1670s is the largest city of South Carolina
. In 1680 this city relocated to its present location at Oyster Point. On discovering this city, one would be pleased with the presence of myriad peninsulas. Some of the distinct peninsulas are Cainhoy peninsula, West Ashley, Danie Island, James Island, Johns Islands, and Downtown Peninsula. The old city, as the Charlestonians proudly say, is situated on a peninsula where Cooper Rivers and The Ashley merge together to form the Atlantic Ocean. Owing to its predominant peninsular region, Charleston faces frequent upsurges of storms, floods, heavy rain fall etc.
Charleston, owing to its topography has a humid subtropical weather with considerable downpours throughout the year. This cool humid weather also happens to be a sought-after tourist attraction for those hailing from hot parts of the country. The city experiences mild winters and extremely humid and hot summers. Summers are long and characterized by heavy rainfall and thunderstorms, whereas, winters are short with occasional rainfalls.
Travelers and visitors are welcomed by many historic attractions in this city. The Gibbes Museum of Art, Nathniel Russel House, and Joseph Manigault House are just some of the popular historic buildings worth visiting in Charleston. Apart from the historic buildings, Charleston boasts a huge hub of reptiles from all over the world at The Edisto Island in existence since early 1800s. On the north-east of Charleston lies The Boone Hall Plantation, one of the biggest plantations in the Southern USA. The area boasts a huge mansion with magnificent gardens and fascination plantations.
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