If you're in need of a getaway this fall and Charleston SC is on your list, you've made the right choice. Once you've planned your trip and it comes time for packing, there's something you should keep in mind: fall in Charleston SC is unique. In terms of weather, it's still fairly hot. Not "dog days of summer" hot, but warm enough for t-shirts and flip flops, which can present a bit of a challenge for the fashionista whose fall wardrobe wouldn't be complete without their favorite flannel shirt, wool sweater, or boots. So what should you pack for your fall Charleston vacation? Use these tips to incorporate the fall fashion trends we all love while visiting the #1 City in the USA.
For a town amplified by the tourism economy, Charleston SC often sees a slowdown during the winter months as fewer visitors are flocking to its sandy shores. Many hotels and rental properties resort to deep rate cuts to entice visitors and maintain bookings - a tactic referred to as "dynamic pricing." While dynamic pricing is important in keeping rental income at a steady stream, this off-season period of potentially lesser income is the ideal time to assess the property and make any necessary maintenance updates to ensure it's in tip-top shape for the next peak season. If occupancy was successful during the busy summer months, vacation rental properties see wear and tear which means, whether it's minor adjustments or a large repair, there are always improvements to be made in the slower season.
Owning a short-term rental (STR) property in Charleston SC can be a lucrative investment. The local beaches, history, and charm make the city a vacation destination. For many years the hotel and bed & breakfast industry has cornered the market on overnight accommodations in the city, however, with the rise of the sharing economy and the popularity of services like Airbnb and VRBO property owners are eager to cash in on their income properties. In an attempt to catch up with this trend the City of Charleston and nearby City of Folly Beach are drafting new policies to help regulate this fledgling industry and ensure safety for owners and guests alike.
It's that time of year, marked by the turning of the leaves and the smell of "pumpkin spice everything" wafting through the air. Autumn in Charleston SC brings with it a new wave of events and festivities. Alongside the traditional pumpkin patches and haunted house are annual celebrations unique to Charleston. We've put together a list of the top events that you won't want to miss - mark your calendars for these upcoming events in Charleston SC!
It’s no secret that downtown Charleston, SC has a lot to offer both guests and locals alike. Its southern charm, combined with its sandy shores, make it an ideal vacation destination for families, friends, and honeymooners, as well as girlfriend weekend getaways and bachelor parties. With a rich culture and growing, vibrant downtown that includes "Michelin star" awarded restaurants and swanky rooftop bars, Charleston’s dazzling nightlife offers something for every occasion ... whether your vacation goals are to experience the history and glamour of this elegant southern city, or simply hit the beach and soak up the sun.
A vacation to Charleston SC is just that - a getaway from your every day hustle and bustle. And after relaxing on the beach with the sand between your toes and salty air blowing, you're wondering what to do with your night. Whether you're visiting Charleston with your closest friends, your significant other, or your family, with a variety of local restaurants, bars and activities, the nightlife on Folly Beach SC offers something for every occasion.
Originally recognized to honor the American labor movement, for most Americans Labor Day has come to signal the end of summer. With the holiday always falling on a Monday, many use the holiday as a chance to getaway for a long weekend, head to the beach before school starts back up, or have a cookout at home to spend time with family and friends. With its rich history, southern hospitality, beautiful beaches, and lowcountry fare, its no wonder many flock to Charleston SC to spend the Labor Day weekend. Beyond the beach, you can find something for everyone.
There are many events throughout the year when Charleston SC REALLY comes alive - Wine + Food Festival, Fashion Week, Spoleto Festival - but this August there is one extra special day marked on everyone's calendar. On Monday, August 21, 2017 Charleston SC will experience a once-in-a-lifetime phenomenon where the city will go completely dark at 2:48PM EST due to a total solar eclipse. And if you're visiting the Holy City for this incredible event, you chose wisely because Charleston has been named among the "Ten Best Places to View The Eclipse" by both USAToday and ABC.
Heading to the sandy beaches of Charleston SC for a getaway? Nothing says summer like a day spent on one of South Carolina’s beautiful beaches. Whether you are staying at one of our vacation rentals on Folly Beach or visiting one of Charleston’s other top-rated beaches - Isle of Palms, Sullivan’s Island, or Kiawah Island - having the right essentials in your beach bag will help make your beach day that much better. Check the weather forecast, call your friends and pack these "5 Beach Bag Essentials" to guarantee you'll have a fun day in the sun:
Head to Folly Beach this 4th of July for an all-American celebration. Packed with restaurants, bars, and of course the beach, Folly Beach is a fun place to be any time of the year. It’s the ideal setting for 4th of July festivities so whether you live in the area or are visiting from out of town, you’re sure to enjoy spending the 4th on Folly.