Traveler and writer Kathy Petrino visits many locations across the U.S., sharing her adventures with others who follow similar footsteps. The wandering soul of Petrino discovered both history and charm within one of America’s top destinations: Charleston, S.C. Known as the Holy City, the city is beautifully draped in Spanish moss with nearby beaches for a full trip. Among the best things to do in Charleston, Petrino suggests walking, carriage or boat tours to learn the history and see a variety of sights. The Battery is among can’t-miss locations, stretched along Charleston’s southern edge with water views and historic homes. Nearby Fort Sumter offers a true view of the nation’s history as the spot where the first shot of the Civil War was fired in 1861. And for a real southern shopping excursion in the Holy City, Kathy Petrino says Charleston City Market must be visited with its unique treasures and a glimpse of the old south.