Traditional Charleston homes and buildings typically have decks or balconies facing south or west, to ensure the house receives ample breeze. This design feature is a testament to how high the temperature can get in Charleston.
Charleston was the first American city to open a public college, open a museum, and open a theatre. The city was also the used as the filming location for many scenes in the hit movie The Notebook. Special The Notebook tours are run for fans of the film.