Huffpost Travel

25 Reasons You Must Visit Charleston, South Carolina Immediately

Posted: Updated:

There’s a reason Charleston has been voted America’s Best City three times over: the grits are spicy, the weather is warm, and the people are oh-so charming. This ain’t a resort town either, y'all-- the city’s got a history as rich as a biscuit covered in gravy.

After the summer crowds ebb, late fall is Charleston’s prime time. Craving some southern comfort before winter sets in? Here are 25 things worth the rush down to “Chucktown.”

1. Seventy-six degree weather in November
136596775

2. Long cobblestone streets

3. The peanut butter burger at Poe’s Tavern

4. College of Charleston basketball games
college of charleston basketball

5. The Movember Celebration Finale, a small-town festival where your mustache could win the "Most Like Tom Selleck" award

6. A Sunday bike ride on Ravenel Bridge
ravenel bridge

7. The newly revamped dance floor at Prohibition bar

8. A perfect bowl of shrimp and grits

9. Sand between your toes and surfers galore at Sullivan’s or Folly Beach
144415463

10. She-crab soup, Charleston's signature dish made from the sweet meat of a female crab

11. The Holiday Progressive Dinner, in which horse-drawn carriages shuttle you to three separate dining spots

12. Hand-woven palmetto roses
157560315

13. Country bands playing Daft Punk songs in the bars on King Street
mucis

14. Sunsets over the Cooper River
170628169

15. The incredibly large (and incredibly potent) Mason Jar Margarita at Yo Burrito

16. A drive across the causeway to Sullivan’s Island

17. Spanish moss on oak trees
200440398001

18. That casual stuffed wombat or deer head on the wall at every watering hole
deer head bar

19. Civil War cannons and a view of Fort Sumter at the Battery

20. The "Big Nasty Biscuit" at Hominy Grill
157560315

21. Window-shopping for mansions on Rainbow Row
157560315

22. Second Sundays on King Street, when vendors set up tables on the town's main drag to mingle with food trucks and music performers

23. Snack-cake-scented candles at MoonPie General Store
Photos of MoonPie General Store, Charleston
This photo of MoonPie General Store is courtesy of TripAdvisor

24. Some refreshingly friendly locals

25. Blended mudslide cocktails served waterside at the Charleston Harbor Resort

Earlier on HuffPost:

Close
Charleston, S.C.
of
Share
Tweet
Advertisement
Share this
close
Current Slide

Suggest a correction

Around the Web

SC ports chief says 2018 to be big year

Gov. Haley: Higher education is South Carolina's best friend

Officials: $4 million in pot seized in Charleston Co. drug bust

Charleston, SC | Official Site for Charleston Vacations & Charleston ...

Visit Charleston, SC - Charleston Area Convention & Visitors Bureau

Official Tourism Guide for Charleston, SC - Charleston.com

Charleston Tourism and Vacations: 290 Things to Do in Charleston ...

South Carolina Beaches - Charleston Things to Do - Historic ...