Charleston was founded in 1670 and served as South Carolina’s first capital. It is also known as the place where the first shot of the Civil War was fired. The area grew as a center of tobacco, rice and indigo plantations. The city of today maintains the architecture of it’s past and many historical sites and buildings. Along the South Carolina coast, people traveling with dogs have a number of good choices of places to visit. Myrtle Beach is the beach town, Hilton Head Island has large resorts and golf resorts and Charleston has the history. A great vacation can be had with your dog in Charleston.