07/11/2012 07:10 am ET Updated Sep 10, 2012

The Beaches Of Charleston County, South Carolina (PHOTOS)

Charleston, South Carolina is one of the most beautiful and historical cities in the United States. Millions of people visit there every year for Charleston's culture, history, architecture, food and shopping.

In fact, Charleston was named the top city in the U.S. in the Conde Nast Traveler 2011 Readers' Choice Awards.

You should also consider Charleston when planning a beach vacation. While the city itself doesn't have any beaches, you don't have to travel far to enjoy world-class beaches, which simply adds to Charleston's attraction as a vacation destination. With its many opportunities to delight in city and beach activities, Charleston appeals to travelers with a variety of interests.

The Beaches of Charleston County, South Carolina