Fall is a great time to visit Charleston. Spring draws the crowds and summer brings the heat and humidity. But in fall you can find deals on hotels, the weather is milder, and you may even have the beach to yourself.
Charleston gardens are beautiful any time of the year, but the bright yellow Cassia blossoms are a favorite of mine.
The best way to see Charleston’s historic district is by foot. Walk down Tradd Street in the afternoon to see the golden light reflect on 18th-century houses.
The Unitarian Church in Charleston has a historic cemetery that’s open to visitors during the day. The cemetery is kept in a natural state, with wildflowers, vines, and trees draped with Spanish moss. The church dates from the Revolutionary War period and is the oldest Unitarian church in the south.
Charlestonians get really into the spirit of Halloween.
Don’t miss the house with the witch’s hat on Meeting Street!