Getaway alert: Travel from Cleveland to Charleston

You don’t necessarily have to go far, far away to have a memorable vacation: there are plenty of U.S. cities worth exploring. One option is Charleston, a top travel destination in the American South.

The oldest and largest city in South Carolina, Charleston is known for its history, architecture, food culture and hospitality. The city sits on a harbor at the nexus of three rivers, and it boasts a vibrant music and arts scene, along with numerous museums and family-friendly attractions.

Whether you’re trying to escape ASAP or you’re looking to plan ahead based on the cheapest fares, take a look at these forthcoming flights between Cleveland and Charleston, which we pulled from travel site Skyscanner.

We've also included popular hotels, restaurants and attractions in Charleston to get you excited about your next excursion.

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Flight deals to Charleston

The cheapest flights between Cleveland and Charleston are if you leave on May 26 and return from South Carolina on May 30. Frontier Airlines currently has roundtrip tickets for $87.

There are also deals to be had in June. If you fly out of Cleveland on June 9 and return from Charleston on June 13, Frontier Airlines can get you there and back for $148 roundtrip.

Top Charleston hotels

Regarding where to stay, here are some of Charleston’s top-rated hotels, that we selected from Skyscanner's listings based on price and customer satisfaction.

The Mills House Wyndham Grand Hotel (115 Meeting St.)

If you're looking for an inexpensive place to stay, consider The Mills House Wyndham Grand Hotel. The hotel has a 4.6-star rating on Skyscanner, and rooms are currently available for $123.

This reconstruction of an 1853 hotel is close to the Gibbes Museum of Art and the Charleston County Courthouse and all that Meeting and King streets have to offer. 

The Market Pavilion Hotel (225 E. Bay St.)

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If you're looking to treat yourself, try The Market Pavilion Hotel, which has rooms for $199/night. It has 4.7 stars. 

Set in the heart of Charleston, this hotel is located right beside the open-air market and close to the Waterfront Park.

Belmond Charleston Place (205 Meeting St.)

A pricier alternative is the Belmond Charleston Place. The 4.6-star hotel has rooms for $249/night.

Featured Charleston food and drink

Don't miss Charleston's food scene, with plenty of popular spots to get your fill of local cuisine. Here are a few of the top-rated eateries from Skyscanner's listings.

The FIG (232 Meeting St.)

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One of Charleston's most popular restaurants is The FIG, which has an average of 4.9 stars out of 40 reviews on Skyscanner.

The restaurant works with local farmers, growers and purveyors to source products with integrity, flavor and soul. The seasonal offerings are then incorporated into the nightly menus.

"This is a great place to eat if you can get a reservation ahead of time," wrote visitor Wythe. 

Halls Chophouse (434 King St.)

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Another popular dining destination is Halls Chophouse, with 4.9 stars from 31 reviews.

"Absolutely delicious!" wrote reviewer Maria. "Our entire group was not only happy with their choices, we were all stuffed! Everything tasted fresh. The staff was so friendly, and they truly made it an unforgettable experience."

Slightly North of Broad (192 E. Bay St.)

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Finally, there's Slightly North of Broad, with 4.8 stars from 22 reviews. 

"I had the sweet potato tamale and it was very good," wrote Joleen. 

What to see and do in Charleston

Charleston is also full of sites to visit and explore. Here are two popular attractions to round out your trip, again from Skyscanner's listings.

Downtown Charleston (King Street)

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First up is Downtown Charleston. It has 4.8 stars from 133 reviews.

The historic area of Downtown Charleston is an experience not soon forgotten by the thousands of tourists who visit there each year. The main feature is the historic row homes, many of which have been renovated and restored to their original Revolutionary War appearances.

"Downtown offers great shopping, eating and sightseeing," wrote visitor Sarah.  

Charleston Waterfront Park (1 Vendue Range)

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Lastly, spend some time at the Charleston Waterfront Park. It has 4.8 stars from 87 reviews on Skyscanner. 

Stroll along the pier of this park and behold the beauty of Charleston Harbor. Bring your entire family to enjoy the water fountains and a picnic in the park.  

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