Charleston Spring Break Crawl: Beaches and BBQ in South Carolina

Cypress Gardens Charleston
Look for wildlife, including alligators and birds, at Charleston's Cypress Gardens. Photo: Cypress Gardens

With five (that's right, five) nearby beach towns -- Folly Beach, Isle of Palms, Kiawah, Seabrook and Sullivan's islands -- internationally-acclaimed cuisine, world-class golf courses and enough historic sites to create its own textbook, Charleston is an obvious choice for spring break.