You already know that Charleston is beloved for, among many things, exquisite weather:
- While it’s hot and sunny in the summer, we’re surrounded by water.
- The spring is a feast for the senses, with vibrant colors and delicious smells of blooming flora filling your eyes and nose.
- The fall is comfortable, perfect for touring around one of the most walkable cities in America.
- What little winter we get is easy to deal with. The average high and low in January are 60° F and 39° F.
If those winter days are too cold for you, try some of these great indoor activities.
- Visit the South Carolina Aquarium, the largest in the state. Commune with over 5000 animals of all kinds, from eels to octopus, from burrfish to moon jelly. Touch sharks and rays, experience a 4-D movie and tour the Sea Turtle Hospital. Open daily and admission can be combined with a Harbor Tour starting Feb. 12.
- Take the kids to the Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry. Dance, art, story time and all kinds of unstructured, self-directed play. There’s a Creativity Castle, a Kids Garden, a water game, a fire truck and, well, it might not just be for the kids!
- Visit the Charleston Boat Show, Jan. 29-31 at the Charleston Area Convention Center. More than 100 different types of boats. Standing among all those boats and boating equipment will shoo away any thoughts of winter. Plus, if you’re in the market for a boat, discounts and rebates abound.
- Visit America’s first museum, founded in 1773 – the Charleston Museum, where the history of the Lowcountry – and of our nation — is on display. A new exhibit on wedding fashion and traditions in the South opens January 22.
- Partake in culinary heaven! No matter what the weather, Charleston is a great place to eat.