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Charleston Ranked #2 Top City to Visit

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CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) -- Charleston is No. 2 and wants people to come for a visit. More than 4 million people visit Charleston yearly.

Charleston was ranked No. 2 last month in Travel and Leisure magazine's list of the top cities in the United States and Canada.

Now Charleston attractions, hotels and restaurants are offering a series to specials to mark the honor.

More than a dozen hotels are offering special packages, including a number costing $222. One hotel offers a 22 percent discount. There are also $222 spa packages, two-for-one tickets for walking tours and area attractions.

The Convention and Visitors Bureau says visitors can see all the specials at

Tourism is an $18 billion industry in South Carolina. About 4 million visitors a year visit Charleston.

(Copyright 2011, The Associated Press)