Charleston’s “shoulder season” is one of the best times to vacation in the Holy City. With fewer crowds, beautiful weather and blooming flowers, you’ll discover new ways to fall in love with America’s most historic city and its surrounding islands. Here are just a few Charleston vacation ideas to take advantage of the off-season:
Historic Charleston Tours of Must-See Attractions
Lace up your walking shoes and come face to face with Historic Charleston. With no need to worry about the heat, the spring is the perfect time to explore. Charleston is full of history and there are a variety of tours to choose from. Whether a history, culinary, architecture or garden tour, you’ll find something perfect for you and your family’s interests.
It’s the Best Time for Oyster Roasts in Charleston
Oyster Roasts are a Charleston essential thanks to its bounty of fresh seafood. Enjoy fresh-from-the-dock oysters from October 1st through May 15th on Charleston’s Islands. As one of the most fun things to do in Charleston for couples, you’re bound to find an Oyster Roast celebration nearly every weekend, so bring your appetite.
Staying in Shape with 5Ks & Marathons
Stay active on your vacation and join a 5K this spring in Charleston. If you’re feeling confident, give a marathon a try. With milder weather and lots of outdoor activities in Charleston, this makes it the best time to get outdoors and take fitness to a new, fun level. Check out runningintheUSA.com for upcoming races in and around Charleston.
Charleston’s Best Golf Destinations
Some of Charleston’s main attractions are its exceptional golf courses appropriate for all skill levels. World-class courses with beautiful views before the temperatures heat up are a spring treat. Swing away at the Seabrook Island Crooked Oaks Course or challenge yourself at the Kiawah Island Ocean Course — there are plenty of things to do for golfing in Charleston.
Family-Friendly Tennis Vacation Ideas
Sharpen your serve this spring and hop on the tennis court for one of the best things to do in Charleston with kids. There are plenty of courts to choose from throughout Charleston’s Islands, and with milder weather and fewer crowds, you’re in for a satisfying practice. Don’t forget to stop by the Volvo Car Open from April 1 - 9 on Daniel Island to watch the pros.
Get a jump on planning a spring break getaway to Charleston’s Islands.