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Charleston is a magical place to visit but the Fall might be the best season. Have you considered the following?
- The kids are back in school. You can have the place to yourself, relatively speaking. Particularly on weekdays, the lines are short and you can even get reservations for your favorite restaurants.
- It’s cooled down. To 81! And the humidity has washed out to sea. It’s still shirt sleeve weather, but without the perspiration.
- It’s a great time to walk. Add #1 and #2 and you get #3. Or grab a helmet and hop on a bike. Charleston is built on a human scale, making it a great place to look at from ground level. Get a rental from Affordabike downtown or The Bicycle Shoppe in Mt. Pleasant. Or take a cruise through the harbor and a carriage ride through the historic streets.
- Football! Football! Football! The locals are consumed with the college variety, so either avoid the sports bars on Saturdays or make a beeline to them and commune with the crowds. But first, learn how to say the following: Go ‘Cocks! Go Tigers! Go Bulldogs! Go Bucs! (That’s South Carolina, Clemson, Charleston Southern and The Citadel, for you visitors.)
- Oysters are abundant. It’s a month with an “R” so you can eat oysters again, which means the local delicacy will be plentiful. You can find oyster roasts all over town, every weekend. Look for an oyster roast sponsored by a local charity, so your culinary enjoyment supports a good cause. One of the first is the Halos Oyster Roast on October 16 benefiting Halos, a non-profit “providing support and advocacy to abused and neglected children and kinship caregivers.”
- Fall Tour of Homes. The Preservation Society of Charleston conducts its annual Fall Tour of Homes each October. Step into some of the most magnificent private homes and gardens in the world and learn about their history and architecture. A must-do if you’re here that month.
- It’s still warm enough for the beach. September and October are still beach weather down here. Folly, Sullivan’s or Isle of Palms – enjoy the beach scene without the crowds.
Autumn is a great time for fall in Charleston, the #1 travel city in the world.