Cruise from Charleston

If you've peered inside glossy travel magazines over the past five years, you'll know that words "undiscovered" and "hot" have been getting a workout when placed anywhere near "Charleston." Forgetting that nothing stays "undiscovered" for that long, Charleston, South Carolina is most definitely hot: Hot restaurants, hot bars, hot antiquing and other shopping, and most definitely, come the middle of summer, hot weather. The city's historical old heart — long a series of postcard glimpses — is better than ever, offering big-city smarts for an increasingly international crowd in its trademark refined, genteel air. Slow down, and come on down, to Charleston.