CNN Travel names Charleston as a top Memorial Day getaway

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With one of the most fun long weekends just a day away, CNN Travel published their picks of '9 Great Memorial Day Getaways,' and good old Charleston has made the cut.

Charleston was tagged as a city known "for high art with Southern hospitality," and the beginning of the Spoleto Festival is a major reason for the inclusion. Also, a little fact that you may not have known:

One of the earliest observances of Memorial Day was by a group of freed slaves and took place weeks after the Civil War ended in 1865 in Charleston's Hampton Park.

Pretty cool, huh?

To take a look at the entire post and see which other cities made the cut, click here.

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