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Charleston Travel Guide

Why You Should Visit Charleston

In Charleston, antebellum mansions dazzle visitors with an array of pastel colors, gas carriage lanterns flicker in the moonlight, bells ring from towering church steeples, and horse-drawn carriages clickity-clack along the streets. There is, however, more to this city than its good looks. Visit Charleston to discover low-country eats, one-of-a-kind shopping, and history galore.

When to Visit Charleston

Visit Charleston in the late fall to early winter to avoid heavy crowds, booming hotel prices, and hot weather. The busiest time for Charleston travel is from March to May, particularly over Easter, and from September to November, when the weather is milder and crowds flood the city to see the sights by foot. Heat and humidity peak in the summer.

The Weather in Charleston

Charleston experiences a subtropical climate that produces mild winters (average of 47 to 52 degrees Fahrenheit) and warm summers (average of 78 to 82 degrees). Spring is beautiful and brings a high of 72 degrees and is an ideal time to see azaleas, dogwoods, and other regional flowers in full bloom. Fall temperatures hover between 58 and 76 degrees.