As summer comes to a close and the temperatures begin to cool down some of our favorite events in Charleston are just around the corner. Fall is one of the best times to visit the Holy City, especially for families. Whether you’re a local Charlestonian or planning a trip and looking for something to do, here are our favorite fall activities in Charleston:
Boone Hall is one of the most popular destinations in Charleston and for good reason: it has a wealth of historical significance, beautiful, manicured grounds and hosts fairs and festivals throughout the year. This breathtaking plantation offers up views that have been featured in films like The Notebook. One of our favorite activities at Boone Hall is the pumpkin patch! They have plenty of activities for the kids: a rock climbing wall, inflatable slides, and a corn maze. There’s also a rabbit and goat petting area. And best of all, you can take home the perfect pumpkin for your front porch, too!
Have a Shuckin’ Good Time – September-January, 2019
While some may think of it only as local, Lowcountry lore, it’s been said that oysters are best enjoyed in months that end in “R,” which means that September kicks off the oyster season after a long, hot summer in Charleston. We recommend taking a look at any oyster roast or shucking festival. You can learn about the different tastes and textures or just dive in to the delicious dish! If you’re traveling with folks who don’t enjoy oysters, most of the roasts also serve barbecue.
Folly Beach Sea & Sand Festival – September 20-22, 2019
Taking over the entirety of Center Street on Folly Beach, the annual Sea & Sand Festival is Folly’s longest running festival. Encompassing an entire weekend, you can enjoy events such as the Miss Sea & Sand Pageant, local artisans, live music from local artists, sand sculpture competition, and most importantly, food!
Get Spooky on a Halloween Ghost Tour – October 1-31, 2019
What better way to celebrate Halloween than learning about Charleston’s haunted past? Join the Charleston Ghost and Graveyard walking tour and explore our centuries old graveyards and hear of the various ghosts that walk our city’s streets – after dark.
So what are you waiting for? After the swimsuits and beach chairs are packed away join us in Charleston this fall and explore some of activities the lowcountry has to offer!
Note: If a vacation to Charleston SC is on your bucket list this fall, or any season of the year, book your stay in one of our downtown or Folly beach vacation homes and let our Concierge team help you start planning your trip today. Download our “Insider’s Guide to Charleston” to discover the best of EVERYTHING Charleston! Our vacation guide is bursting with restaurants, activities, and top destinations, and it includes some of our Top 5 favorite things to see and DO in Charleston. Plus we’ve included maps of downtown Charleston and the beaches, and put everything you need to plan your perfect Charleston vacation all in one place!