After a long hot summer, the beautiful Fall season is welcomed with open arms by Lowcountry residents. Cooler weather provides the perfect opportunity to enjoy more of your favorite activities with friends and family. Whether you’re a local or just visiting, follow these tips to make the most of the Fall season in Charleston.
Go on a Walking Tour. There is nothing like exploring historic Downtown Charleston on foot. The autumn season offers ideal weather for walking tours, where a guide leads you through picturesque streets punctuated by stunning gardens, wrought-iron gates and unique historic architecture. Learn more about Charleston walking tours here.
Explore the Lowcountry’s Waterways. Beautiful waterways and serene marshes are among the most Lowcountry’s most beloved features. Fall is the perfect time to explore Charleston’s waters on a kayak or paddleboard, and there are a variety of rental services available around the Charleston area.
Take in Views from the Ravenel Bridge. Spanning the Cooper River from the Downtown Charleston peninsula to Mount Pleasant, the Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge offers a pedestrian and bicycle pathway that is 2.7 miles long. From the top, enjoy panoramic views of the river, Charleston Harbor and Atlantic Ocean beyond.
Walk Around the Battery. A landmark defensive seawall and promenade that stretches around the tip of the Charleston peninsula, the Battery is flanked by luxurious homes on one side and water on the other, creating a truly scenic walkway. Don’t forget to stop by White Point Garden which features beautiful old oak trees, a gazebo and an impressive display of Civil War cannons.
Appreciate the Arts. Plan a visit to The Gibbes Museum of Art and explore a variety of exhibits from paintings to sculptures to multi-media marvels from all over the globe. Learn more about visiting The Gibbes here.
Roast Oysters At Home. Oyster season is upon us and you can enjoy this Lowcountry delicacy in your very own backyard. From instructions for building your own roasting pit to special sauce recipes, Southern Living has you covered with this all-encompassing guide.
Picnic at the Park. Downtown Charleston is home to many beautiful parks and green spaces, from Hampton Park in the Upper Peninsula to White Point Garden and Waterfront Park with Charleston Harbor views. Bring a blanket and a take-out meal from your favorite Charleston restaurant and enjoy an al fresco meal.
Enjoy a Beach Day. Locals will tell you one of the best things about living in the Lowcountry is its long, luxurious beach season. The months of September, October, and even November offer many sunny, warm days perfect for enjoying area beaches from Folly Beach to Sullivan’s Island to Isle of Palms.
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