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ALABAMA ARKANSAS FLORIDA GEORGIA KENTUCKY LOUISIANA MARYLAND MISSISSIPPI NORTH CAROLINA OKLAHOMA SOUTH CAROLINA TENNESSEE TEXAS VIRGINIA WEST VIRGINIA South Beach Marina Shops in Hilton Head. INSIDER'S G U I D E By Barbie Perkins-Cooper South Carolina Lowcountry Charleston, Beaufort and Hilton Head are some of the major tourism areas of South Carolinaʼs Lowcountry, an internationally renowned coastal region thatʼs known for its historic cities and communities, natural beauty and unique cultural heritage. The region contains its share of culture and history that draws from Southern, European, African, Caribbean and Native American roots. Among the more notable are the Gullah influence (a people who have preserved much of their African linguistic and cultural heritage) and the Caribbean influence on architecture. The region has dozens of antebellum and postbellum homes that reflect unique blends and styles of architecture. ■ Francis Marion Hotel Charleston's Accolades Rise It Above The Rest Francis Marion Hotel 34 ⎜ ConventionSouth Charleston is especially known for its Southern hospitality, historic architecture and award-winning restaurants for every taste. No building within the city can be higher than the highest church steeple, giving the city the nickname, "The Holy City." When it comes to travel, you could also call it, "The City of Awards" as it racks them up. It was recently bestowed with the honor as "The Number One United States City," according to ⎜NOVEMBER 2013 Condé Nast Traveler Readers Choice Awards—for the third consecutive year. "We are tickled pink and on top of the world. Now Charleston is charmed to receive such an honor for the third year in a row," said Frank Fredericks, managing director of Charleston's Wild Dunes Resort, and chair of the Charleston Area CVB Board of Directors. "Visiting Charleston is a unique experience for many reasons. From the nationally recognized restaurant scene and the Historic District, to the pristine beaches and barrier islands, Charleston offers sophistication, history, beauty and world-class hospitality. In addition, six Charleston hotels received 2013 World's Best Awards, including the Market Pavilion Hotel, Wentworth Mansion, The Sanctuary Hotel at Kiawah Golf Resort, Charleston Place, the French Quarter and Planters Inn." ■ w w w. c o n v e n t i o n s o u t h . c o m