Located and is the county seat of Charleston County in the state of South Carolina and is the state's oldest and largest city. Known for its important part during the American slave trade, it is a seaport city, and the city's historic downtown is situated in a peninsula that is formed by two rivers flowing into the Atlantic, Ashley, and Cooper and has been dramatically protected by the open ocean and of its surrounding islands. A popular destination for tourists with numerous hotels, inns, and bed and breakfasts, and restaurants. A notable art destination and has been named by American Style magazine as a top 25 arts destination in the United States. Commercial shipping is essential and integral to Charleston's economy, owning and operating two shipping terminals. Charleston has always been cited because of its beauty, history, livability, shopping, restaurants, business climate, and many of its accolades that seem to be endless.
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