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3 Must-Try Things to Do in Charleston in the Fall


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If you ask anyone who’s been to Charleston in the fall, there’s a good chance they’ll tell you it’s the best time to visit. Breezy Atlantic air, near-perfect weather, and extraordinary outdoor dining are just a few of the “Holy City’s” autumnal offerings. As Charleston’s premier vacation rental service, YOURPAD knows a thing or two about maximizing a fall getaway. So, to get you ready for the most transformative season of the year, we put together a quick guide to some of the best things to do in Charleston before winter’s arrival.

Enjoy an Al Fresco Dining Experience

Whether on the Waterfront or a downtown rooftop, al fresco dining in Charleston in the fall is a must-try experience for culinary tourists and foodies. Stars Rooftop & Grill Room’s Satellite Bar offers captivating city views from Upper King Street. Fleet Landing Restaurant & Bar is a more casual seafood establishment on the Waterfront. Finally, for breakfast, try Daps Breakfast and Imbibe on Ashley Avenue in the West Side Neighborhood.

Go on a Ghost Tour

As one of the nation’s most historical cities, Charleston, in the fall, has some spectacularly spooky attractions. A haunted carriage tour from Old South Carriage Company is an excellent segue into Halloween. Bulldog Tours’ “Charleston Ghost and Graveyard Tour” will surely send shivers down your spine. At the same time, Sandlapper Tours boasts the city’s only haunted boat and pirate tour.

Visit the Boone Hall Plantation and Gardens

Located less than a 30-minute drive from Downtown Charleston, the Boone Hall Plantation & Garden in Mount Pleasant has something for everyone. This unique historical landmark boasts several outdoor activities and educational programs, from house and tractor tours to the Gullah Luncheon. Moreover, their fall events, Boone Hall Pumpkin Patch and Fright Nights, are some of South Carolina’s largest fall extravaganzas. 

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Now that you have three activities to consider while visiting Charleston in the fall, you should be on your way to an unforgettable autumn escape. And if you’re looking for somewhere much more than a place to stay, YOURPAD has you covered! Choose from a distinct collection of unique properties in Charleston’s best locales, and start planning your getaway today!