Photo: Landscape gardens at the Middleton Place Plantation

Middleton Place Plantation's graciously landscaped gardens are the oldest in America and among the most distinguished. The garden terraces, ponds, vistas, and footpaths continue to enchant visitors as they have since 1741.

Photograph by B Anthony Stewart

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    Don’t be fooled by appearances—although grandiose architecture and a sense of old southern aristocracy abound in Charleston, South Carolina, this city plays host to many options that won’t cost you a penny.

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    Family Trip: Charleston

    Take a trip to the coastal city of Charleston, famous for its history and Southern charm.

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    Low Country Road Trip

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    Congaree National Park

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