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America's Snobbiest Cities

America’s Snobbiest Cities: Charleston

Adam Chandler

No. 14 Charleston

This refined South Carolina city impressed readers with its picture-perfect architecture. And as you wander King Street—lined with upscale boutiques and antiques shops—you might feel as if you should dress a little better, or perhaps just invest in an antique fainting couch. (For something more contemporary, browse for art at the George Gallery nearby.) The most elegant neighborhood is South of Broad, yet some of the best restaurants are now on the traditionally un-fancy Upper King, from the oyster hall The Ordinary to the small-batch spirits of High Wire Distilling.

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