Charleston City Mark has more than 300 vendors for you to visit. (Restoration hotel; Stacy Smallwood; Charleston Tourism Board)

With winter behind us, it’s time to venture out and enjoy exploring a new destination. That makes the first week of April the perfect opportunity for a spring getaway to Charleston. There, you can take in the Volvo Car Open—the largest women’s-only tennis tournament in North America—and savor all the charm and flavor this southern city has to offer.

For retail therapy with a distinct Charleston feel, wander downtown, where you can shop at independent bookstores, stationery shops and stylish boutiques specializing in everything from vintage jewelry to the latest designer fashion. King Street is the hub of all things style, with Hampden Clothing leading the way. Charleston City Market has more than 300 vendors, showcasing art, crafts, edible gifts, home décor, jewelry and Charleston’s signature sweetgrass baskets.

Most hotels in flavor-rich Charleston are more than just a place to lay your head. At the luxurious Belmond Charleston Place, The Spa, featuring a sauna, steam room, brand new beauty salon and a 50-foot salt-water pool with a retractable roof, is fresh from a refurbishment, while the hotel’s acclaimed and elegant restaurant, The Charleston Grill, hosts live jazz ensembles seven nights a week.

Experience Southern hospitality with a “New South” spin at The Restoration Hotel, a stylish hideaway in the heart of downtown. The hotel has historic bones but a thoroughly modern vibe, with stylish coffee-table books in its library and The Rise Coffee Bar. The boutique vibe is also evident in the rooftop bar and restaurant, curated gift shop and sleek Martone bikes available for guests.

WTA Charleston (4/2-4/8)

Tennis Channel Plus has live outer-court coverage from the Volvo Car Open beginning Monday 4/2 at 10 AM ET. All matches from the tournament will be available on-demand.

Davis Cup Quarterfinals (4/6-4/8)

Check out Davis Cup ties Germany vs. Spain, France vs. Italy and Kazakhstan vs. Croatia LIVE beginning Friday 4/6 at 5:30 AM ET on Tennis Channel Plus

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