Charleston has long been recognized as one of the most beautiful cities in the nation, with a distinguished record of outstanding historic preservation and tourism management. This historic city has plenty of interesting and engaging activities and nightlife. Charleston is a home port for Carnival Cruise Lines. As a result, the number of cruise ships and passengers has increased exponentially, creating significant impacts throughout the National Historic Landmark district. There is never a dull moment in the city of Charleston. Lots of culture, arts, entertainment, major festivals and events filled with family fun. Shop the historic streets of The Market area, a 200 year old market complex that spans 4 blocks. Make new friends at local distilleries and brew houses or find the perfect place to meet colleagues on one of the rooftop bars.