Charleston is a charming destination any time of year full of history, elegant architecture, mouth-watering cuisine, and unique attractions that anyone can enjoy. Although, there are some undeniable great reasons for visiting Charleston any time of the year, a wintertime getaway has a lot to promise. While Charleston experiences its highest volume of visitors during the summer, wintertime offers its own worthwhile experience that you should always take advantage of if given the opportunity. In addition to the wonderful festivities around Valentine’s Day, here are three reasons why you should consider visiting Charleston in February.

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Cooler Weather

Charleston’s mild climate provides comfortable temperatures during the winter months, even in February, with the average temperatures ranging from 40 to 63-degrees Fahrenheit on any given day. Even on colder days, there’s still a myriad of exciting activities to indulge the traveling spirit. Take a peek at our Charleston 3-Day Winter itinerary to discover the best things to do in February.

Smaller Crowds

If you’re visiting Charleston in February, you’ll recognize a significantly lower volume of travelers relative to the summer months. There are definite advantages to traveling to avoid the hassle of crowds and other tourists in the mix. For instance, you’ll experience ease when it comes to making restaurant reservations, finding a spot on the beach, and getting into your highest priority attractions. You’ll be free to create the itinerary you truly want without being held back by other travelers.

More Affordable Rates

Since February is outside of Charleston’s peak tourist season, you’ll find that rental rates are significantly cheaper. You’ll be free to stay longer and experience more than other times of the year while only paying a fraction of the price.

Special Events

In a bustling city like Charleston, there are exciting events happening year-round and February is no exception. In fact, February boasts a few annual events that visitors and locals alike look forward to every year. Below are some notable favorites that we know you won’t want to miss!

Southeastern Wildlife Expo
The Charleston Museum’s Annual Oyster Roast
Save the Light Half-Marathon on Folly Beach

*NOTE* Due to COVID-19, some events for 2021 may be rescheduled or cancelled. Check the event websites to find up-to-date information.

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