5 Reasons You Should Visit Charleston This Fall
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21 Sep 2021
After the hustle and bustle of peak tourist season in the Charleston area, things start to slow down and the city is as charming as ever. So, come experience Charleston as the locals do! From farmer's markets to festivals, here are some of the best things to do in Charleston during your autumn getaway. Your Isle of Palms or Charleston vacation rental will be waiting for you to return to after your adventures!
1.) No Crowds at the Beach!
Just because the summer is over, doesn't mean Charleston's perfect beach weather is! The weather in Charleston stays in the 70s and 80s all the way until mid-winter. An advantage of the fall is that you can enjoy our serene beaches without having to navigate the rush of summer vacationers. Simply grab a beach chair or your bike, and the peaceful oasis is yours to enjoy!
2.) Step Back in Time!
The Charleston area is far more than just pristine beaches and palmetto trees. Some of the most magnificent historic plantations are located right here in the Lowcountry. Enjoy the refreshing fall air as you walk through acres of vibrant flowering gardens, changing leaves on oak trees, and rich history.
Boone Hall Plantation, located directly across the Isle of Palms Connector, holds fun family-friendly activities throughout the fall including pumpkin patches, corn mazes, hayrides, and more.
3.) Fall Festivals!
In the fall is when Charleston's culture truly comes alive! During this season the Holy City hosts a variety of festivals celebrating the arts, food, and traditions that make the low country so unique. A few of the festivals worth exploring are:
The MOJA Festival, which honors African-American and Caribbean arts, is happening from September 30th through October 10th this year!
The Charleston Hot Air Balloon Festival is Saturday, September 4th, 2021 in North Charleston!
Charleston Restaurant Week, which is the perfect opportunity to experience the world-renowned Lowcountry cuisine.
4.) Home, History, and Ghost Tours!
As we enter the fall months, and the air is no longer hot and humid, and it’s the perfect time to go on one of the incredible walking tours in Downtown Charleston. There are a variety of tours available that explore the charming historic homes, the cultural significance of the Charleston region, as well as the haunting ghost tales of our historic ports. Come put on your walking shoes and take advantage of Charleston's rich history.
5.) Farmer's Markets!
After you book your vacation make sure that you add the Charleston Farmer's Market to your must-see list. Centrally located in Marion Square, right in the heart of Downtown Charleston, you can casually browse fresh produce from local farms, performances by local musicians, and merchandise from the Lowcountry's skilled artisans. What better way to start your weekend than by getting outdoors and supporting local businesses? Before you head out, be sure to check out our blog on staying safe and healthy during your visit.