If you come to Charleston in the Spring, bring a comfortable pair of shoes, a good pair of sunglasses and your nose. It’s a great time to walk around, smell the Confederate jasmine and sit on a deck with a glass of wine watching the sun go down.
Let’s look at some great Springtime activities in America’s number one city:
- Take a carriage tour. Great for any season, but even more comfortable when it’s not 95 degrees. Enjoy the incredible history and beauty of the older parts of the city. Book a carriage ride as part of a package with a harbor cruise.
- Visit an historic plantation. Enjoy the beauty of Middleton Place, Boone Hall or one of the other area plantations, while reflecting solemnly on the regrettable brutality that made them possible. Have a picnic lunch, stroll through the gardens and harken to 19th century commerce along the rivers that fed the plantations. Also available in a package from Charleston Harbor Tours.
- Walk around downtown. Spring is a great time to perambulate the ultimate walking city and just take in the sites. The weather is warm but the humidity is low and the blooming flora are delicious. Your nose will thank you. Make sure to include The Battery and Rainbow Row in your travels.
- Salute The Citadel. South Carolina’s Military College has a beautiful campus with an historic checkerboard quad. Visit on Fridays for “formation,” when the cadets drill on the checkerboard before being given leave for the weekend.
- Get on a waterway. Have a meal on Shem Creek or at one of the many waterfront dining options around the area. The pelicans, sea gulls, terns , dolphins and occasional manatees will spice up whatever fare you have ordered.
- Take a harbor tour. The weather is perfect for this fascinating cruise through the historic harbor, home to Revolutionary War battles and the Civil War’s commencement ceremonies. The narration brings history alive while you enjoy the sea breeze blowing through your hair. https://www.charlestonharbortours.com/
- Climb up to a rooftop bar and watch the sun go down. If you haven’t seen a Charleston sunset you’re missing out on an experience. Consider the rooftop bars at Market Pavilion Hotel, Vendue Inn, Stars, Red’s Ice House or one you’ve found on your own.
Spring is a great time in the Charleston area. Come on and visit, y’all!