The spring season has arrived in Charleston bringing with it beautiful blooms, warmer temperatures and more hours of daylight. Spring is one of our favorite seasons in Charleston and there are so many ways to enjoy this time of year in the South’s Best City.
Kayak on Shem Creek. Launch a kayak from Shem Creek Park and take in marsh views along this peaceful waterway in the heart of Mount Pleasant. In addition to a variety of waterfowl you might also encounter a playful pod of dolphins that frequent the creek.
Walk the Ravenel Bridge. Connecting downtown Charleston and Mount Pleasant, the iconic Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge boasts incredible views of the Cooper River and Charleston Harbor. Walk, run or bike on the protected pedestrian path that is approx. 2.7 miles long to enjoy the sea breezes and stunning views.
Picnic at Hampton Park. The largest park on the Charleston peninsula, Hampton Park features ponds, walking paths, a physical fitness trail with equipment, extensive floral displays, and a beautiful gazebo. Spread out a blanket on the lush lawn and enjoy a peaceful picnic meal while enjoying the sights and sounds of this tranquil park.
See the Morris Island Lighthouse. Located just north of Folly Beach, the Morris Island Lighthouse has not operated since 1962 but is a beloved testament to times gone by. Walk down a paved pathway and a short distance through the dunes to reach the beach, where you can admire the lighthouse from across the water.
Try a Classic Southern Recipe at Home. Charleston is known for its incredible culinary variety and world-class restaurants – and you can enjoy the taste of Southern-style food from your own kitchen. From fried green tomatoes to shrimp ‘n’ grits, try your hand at one of Southern Living’s 25 Most Iconic Southern Dishes.
Read a Book on the Beach. Though it may not be quite warm enough to get our swimming gear out, spring is a great time to enjoy the Lowcountry’s beaches. Grab a good book and your beach chair and head to Isle of Palms, Sullivan’s Island or Folly Beach to soak up some sunshine during the spring months.
Plant Spring Blooms. Spring is a great time to clean up your garden beds and get them ready for a long growing season. Whether you prefer brightly colored blooms or hardy perennials, this Garden Guide has recommendations for every preference.
We hope you enjoy this wonderful time of year in Charleston!
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