6 Best Dining Hotspots from Charleston to Edisto Beach

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When on vacation, the last thing you may want to do is cook, but have no fear as the culinary scene along South Carolina is hopping. From the historic streets of Charleston to the serene beaches of Edisto Beach, each location offers a unique dining hotspot that captures the essence of Lowcountry cuisine. We at Carolina One Vacation Rentals have chosen the six best dining hotspots that you must visit on your next vacation to the area.

Charleston: Husk

Charleston, South Carolina USA - May 3, 2022: The popular Husk restaurant in the historic downtown district on Queen Street.

In the heart of Charleston, you’ll find the incredible Husk, a beacon of Southern cuisine. This award-winning restaurant redefines what it means to cook and eat in the South. Chef Sean Brock focuses on locally sourced ingredients and traditional Southern recipes with a contemporary twist. You’ll find this fantastic restaurant in a beautifully restored Victorian-era home. Some of their signature dishes that you’ll find at Husk are Cornbread, Heritage Pork, and Fried Chicken. Any of their dishes will make your mouth water and your stomach full, and you’ll want to continue to visit with each vacation.

Sullivan’s Island: The Obstinate Daughter

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On charming Sullivan’s Island, The Obstinate Daughter offers a delightful blend of Southern and Mediterranean cuisines. This cozy yet sophisticated restaurant is known to many locals for its fresh, locally sourced seafood, wood-fired pizzas, and inventive pasta dishes. Its rustic-chic décor and laid-back island vibe make it the perfect spot for a leisurely family meal. We must tell you to try the Gnocchi alla Romana or the Lowcountry Shrimp Roll, which perfectly captures the spirit of Sullivan’s Island!

Wild Dunes: Coastal Provisions

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Nestled within the Wild Dunes Resort on the Isle of Palms is Coastal Provision, an upscale dining experience with spectacular views of the Ocean. The restaurant’s menu features some of the best Lowcountry cuisine, focusing on fresh, sustainable seafood. If you’re on the hunt for some standout dishes, then be sure to try their Lobster Bisque, She-Crab Soup, and Grilled Swordfish. Coastal Provisions is an excellent choice for those looking to experience a sophisticated meal in a serene beachfront setting.

Isle of Palms: Acme Lowcountry Kitchen

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Acme Lowcountry Kitchen is a beloved dining spot on the Isle of Palms known for its relaxed atmosphere and delectable Southern comfort food. The restaurant specializes in seafood and Lowcountry classics such as Crab Cakes and Succotash; we can’t forget those fried green tomatoes. The friendly service and beachy ambiance make Acme popular with locals and visitors. Don’t miss their famous brunch, which features various mouthwatering options.

Folly Beach: The Crab Shack

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Folly’s Beach’s laid-back vibe is perfect for The Crab Shack. This casual seafood spot has served delicious dishes for years. Known for Its friendly atmosphere and generous servings, The Crab Shack offers various seafood options. Some of the dishes include steamed crabs, shrimp platters, oyster buckets, and hushpuppies. Enjoy a cold drink and seafood meal with views of the Folly River from their outdoor seating area.

Edisto Beach: The Waterfront Restaurant

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Rounding out our best dining hotspots list is The Waterfront Restaurant on Edisto Beach. This family-owned restaurant offers a welcoming atmosphere and a full menu of fresh seafood and Southern favorites. Their menu includes Pimento Burgers, Seafood Platters, Fried Calamari, and even Alaskan Snow Crab Legs. Let’s not forget the little ones. They can enjoy classic kid foods while adults savor their favorites. The Waterfront’s riverside setting is ideal for relaxing and enjoying a meal with family and friends.

South Carolina’s coast is a paradise for food lovers, from Charleston’s bustling streets to Edisto Beach’s tranquil shores. Each of these dining hotspots offers a unique taste of the region’s rich culinary heritage for you to enjoy. Whether you’re a local or a family visiting for vacation, these restaurants will surely provide an unforgettable dining experience. So, let’s embark on this gastronomic journey and savor the best that the Lowcountry offers!

Discover the 8 Most Instagrammable Spots along the Charleston Coastline with Carolina One Vacation Rentals

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As you wander the old cobblestone streets of Charleston and venture to the tranquil shores of Folly Beach, South Carolina unveils many picturesque locations perfect for your Instagram feed. To fully immerse yourself in these endless opportunities to capture the perfect picture, consider staying in a Carolina One vacation rental. These rentals, strategically located near some of the most stunning spots, offer a comfortable and convenient base for your adventures. Let’s delve into these 8 most Instagrammable spots along the Charleston coastline, each offering unique photo opportunities that are sure to make your friends and followers swoon.

1. The Battery

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The Battery, with its majestic old homes that gaze out to the sea and the renowned White Point Garden, presents panoramic views that encapsulate the timeless charm of Charleston. This area is not just a picturesque spot, but a living testament to the rich history of Charleston. It’s a sanctuary of ancient oaks and graceful, antebellum-style homes that have withstood the test of time. Capture the essence of Charleston’s heritage with a photo of these homes, bathed in the warm, golden glow of the sunlight during the golden hour of the day.

2. Rainbow Row

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Rainbow Row, an iconic series of pastel-colored homes on East Bay Street in Charleston, is a sight to behold. It’s not just a location but a vibrant, living piece of history. Its unique hues and historical significance have made it the most photographed spot in the area and a must-see for any visitor. Prepare to be captivated by its charm and vibrancy. If you visit in the early morning, you can capture the best pictures to share on Instagram, as the soft light enhances the vibrant colors.

3. Folly Beach Pier

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Folly Beach Pier stretches far into the Atlantic Ocean, offering a dramatic perspective with the waves crashing below. A favorite spot to create a stunning sunrise backdrop is under the dock as the sun peeks through the pillars. The glow of the sunlight at sunset is another way to capture your Instagram feed as the sky changes into beautiful pastel colors.  Share in both color and black & white to add more dramatic views for all to love.

4. Sullivan’s Island Lighthouse

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Sullivan Island has one of the most unique spots to photograph for all to fall in love with. The Sullivan Island Lighthouse has a different shape as it’s triangular and not the typical cylinder shape. It has a stark white façade, making the perfect backdrop against the deep Carolina blue sky or during a stunning sunset. Another location on Sullivan’s Island is Fort Moultrie, where you can capture beautiful photos to share. The old cannons give your picture a telling tale of past battles and coastal defense.

5. Angel Oak

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For something that is out of this world gorgeous and something that you’ve ever seen is the Angel Oak Tree. It’s a breathtaking natural landmark believed to be one of the oldest living things in the country. Its sprawling branches and lush greenery create a mystical and enchanting setting for any photo captured. Share this whimsical tree on your Instagram feed on your next visit to the area.

6. Pineapple Fountain at Waterfront Park

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The Pineapple Fountain, located at Waterfront Park in Charleston, is a beloved landmark and a sign of hospitality. Positioned in this gorgeous park, it is seen on many photo outlets and offers fantastic photo opportunities during the day and at night. Are you ready to add this photo to your feed and share it with friends and family?

7. Edisto Beach

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Edisto Beach is full of natural beauty and unspoiled landscapes. Many places on the island are perfect for capturing stunning pictures, like the Edisto Island Serpentarium. Head over to the Botany Bay Plantation, where you can capture the beach covered in driftwood. The contrast of the weathered wood against the soft sand and waves creates a dramatic composition for any Instagram post. If you want to capture the natural beauty of the marshes and coastline, the Edisto Beach State Park is the spot. Go during a golden hour, where you can capture the magical glow of the scenic vistas in the area.

8. Isle of Palms

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Isle of Palms offers stunning beach scenes, and the beautiful Isle of Palms County Park is where you can capture the soft, sandy beaches framed by the pier and palm trees. This location’s tranquil beauty is perfect for a sunrise or sunset photo to share the serene atmosphere of the island. Sneak away to Palm Boulevard and stroll along the beautifully landscaped walkways and the impressive beachfront homes.

Capture the charm and beauty of Charleston through your lens and share your adventures on Instagram. Staying with Carolina One Vacation Rentals ensures you have the perfect home base to explore, relax, and return for more picturesque moments along the Charleston coastline.

Innovative Ways to Enhance Your Next Vacation to the Charleston Coast

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Embarking on a vacation to the Charleston Coast offers a blend of enchanting history, serene beach landscapes, and vibrant local culture. But what if you could elevate your experience even further? From the comfort of a Carolina One vacation rental to the excitement of the Cooper River Bridge Run, here are a few innovative ways to enhance your next seaside escape.

Embrace the Comfort of a Carolina One Vacation Rental

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Your adventure begins with the perfect accommodations. Carolina One Vacation Rentals provides a luxurious yet homely base to explore the Charleston Coast. Choose a beachfront property where the sound of the waves serenades you to sleep. Or opt for a secluded hideaway surrounded by lush Lowcountry foliage. These rentals come equipped with all the comforts of home and prime access to the area’s top attractions. This ensures your stay is as relaxing as it is memorable.

Discover the Beaches: Folly Beach, Edisto Beach, and Isle of Palms

Folly Beach is known for its laid-back style, surf spots, and picturesque pier. It’s a haven for those looking to unwind or catch some waves, with local shops and restaurants that offer a taste of the coastal lifestyle.

Edisto Beach presents a more secluded getaway, perfect for families or couples seeking tranquility. Its uncommercialized charm means enjoying pristine sands, finding shells, and observing wildlife without crowds.

Isle of Palms & Wild Dunes offers a blend of relaxation and luxury. Well-maintained beaches, world-class golf courses, and exclusive resorts provide a refined escape with all the amenities you could wish for.

Mobility Made Fun: Golf Cart Rentals

Transform your beach commutes into delightful adventures with golf cart rentals. These eco-friendly modes of transportation are perfect for exploring the coastline at your leisure. Cruise from your rental to the beach, visit local stores, or enjoy a scenic drive. With a beach access point every other block, you’re never too far from a newly discovered spot or a stunning view to admire. So, if you’re staying in a rental on Folly Beach, Edisto Beach, Isle of Palms, or Wild Dunes, you can get a golf cart. This allows you to check out the area and explore as much as you’d like.

Gear Up with VayK Gear

Elevate your beach experience with VayK Gear. This innovative service allows you to rent beach gear, from bikes and kayaks to paddleboards and beach chairs, delivered directly to your vacation rental. It’s a hassle-free way to ensure you have everything you need for your next seaside adventure.

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Many of our homes in Folly Beach, Isle of Palms, and Wild Dunes offer the additional amenities of VayK Life. Be sure to look for the VayK Life logo on each property page to see if it’s provided to get up to $250 credit toward complimentary beach gear during your stay. Unfortunately, it’s not offered in Edisto Beach, but don’t worry, there are gear rentals specifically for Edisto Beach here.

Join the Community Spirit: The Cooper River Bridge Run

Align your vacation with the Cooper River Bridge Run for an unforgettable experience. This annual 10k run draws participants worldwide and will occur on Saturday, April 6th, 2024. A run like no other offers breathtaking views from the iconic Ravenel Bridge in Charleston. It’s more than a race; it’s a community event filled with excitement, entertainment, and the infectious spirit of Charleston.

Your next trip to the Charleston Coast can be more than just a beach vacation. It’s an opportunity to immerse yourself in the local culture, indulge in the comfort of a Carolina One vacation rental, and create memories that last a lifetime. With these innovative enhancements, your coastal getaway will be as enriching as relaxing!

Unlocking Spring Break Bliss by Booking Early

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When planning the perfect Spring Break getaway, timing is everything. One of the best-kept secrets for an unforgettable Spring Break vacation lies in the art of booking early. If you dream of pristine beaches, coastal charm, and the laid-back atmosphere of South Carolina’s Lowcountry, look no further. Staying in one of our Carolina One vacation rentals, you’ll enjoy stunning destinations such as Edisto Beach, Isle of Palms, Folly Beach, and Wild Dunes. In this guide, we’ll show you how booking early can unlock your Spring Break bliss in these coastal paradises.

Beat the Rush & Secure Your Ideal Accommodations

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Isle of Palms, Edisto Beach, Wild Dunes, and Folly Beach are renowned for their picturesque beaches and various accommodation options. From cozy beachfront condos to luxurious oceanfront beach houses, these destinations offer something for every traveler. However, the demand for these accommodations surges as Spring Break draws nearer. Early booking can help you secure a dream beachfront rental before the rush, ensuring you and your family have the perfect home away from home for your vacation.

Enjoy Peace of Mind

Booking your Spring Break trip well in advance provides peace of mind. You won’t have to worry about last-minute availability issues or settling for accommodations that don’t meet your expectations. Instead, you can relax and look forward to your vacation, knowing everything is in place. All you’ll need to do is pack and wait patiently for your vacation to get here.

Plan Your Itinerary with Precision

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Booking early allows you to plan your Spring Break itinerary with precision. There are so many fun activities that you can do, such as paddleboarding, dolphin cruises, and historic tours. Depending on when your spring break happens to be this year, check out Charleston’s Food + Wine Festival from March 6th to 10th, 2024. Tickets are on sale right now, and this is a must-visit if your trip happens to fall during the festival. Now, you can plan, ensuring you experience everything on your must-do list without worrying about availability.

Create Lasting Memories

You set the stage for a stress-free and memorable Spring Break vacation by booking early. You’ll have the opportunity to explore our pristine beaches, indulge in delicious Lowcountry cuisine, and immerse yourself in the rich history and culture. Take time to soak in the natural beauty of the Isle of Palms and Edisto Beach, explore Folly Beach, and play at Wild Dunes. You can create lasting memories with the family this Spring Break in many ways.

Unlocking Spring Break bliss by booking early is a strategic move that can make all the difference in your vacation experience. Don’t wait too long and start planning your Spring Break getaway in a Carolina One vacation rental today. It’s time to let the beauty and charm of these coastal paradises leave you with lasting memories that you’ll cherish for years to come!

Make a Big Splash with Our Heated Pools & Hot Tubs

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As school begins for the kids and the season changes, so do the ocean’s temperatures. We usually will see a difference in the water temperature further into fall and early winter, which makes enjoying the beach a little more challenging. While you don’t want to swim in the ocean if the water is a little too chilly for your liking, we offer many vacation rentals with heated pools and hot tubs. Let’s take a quick peek at some properties that provide a heated pool or a hot tub.

Happy Salmon

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Happy Salmon is located at 401 East Indian on Folly Beach and has just what you’re looking for: a heated pool! This home features an open floor plan, enough space to sleep up to 10 people, and has four bedrooms with 4 ½ bathrooms. The amenities for this property are high-end appliances such as a Sub-Zero fridge, a Wolf 6-burner gas stove and oven, a Bosch dishwasher, an additional KitchenAid oven and a microwave. Plus, if you have anyone in your family who has difficulty climbing stairs, no worries, as this home also features an elevator. The pool can be heated during the cooler months for a fee. Make Happy Salmon your must-stay vacation home on your next vacation to Folly Beach!

705 Carolina Blvd

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If you want to stay in the Isle of Palms area near beach access, 705 Carolina Blvd is your home. This beautiful home feels like home with a cozy kitchen, four bedrooms, 2 ½ bathrooms, and can sleep up to 12 people. The amenities in this home are a living room with a 50” TV, stainless steel appliances, a master suite, and plenty of space for the whole family. 705 Carolina Blvd will knock your socks off your feet when you arrive for your vacation, as you can enjoy the heated pool for a fee, along with a hot tub.

Cooper Cay

Hot Tub under back deck at Cooper Cay on Folly Beach, SC with palm tree, grass in backyard, outdoor shower

Cooper Cay, located at 406 West Cooper, Folly Beach, is just a hop, skip, and jump from a beach access. This home has four bedrooms and three bathrooms and sleeps up to 9 people. Plus, this home is pet-friendly so you can bring your favorite furry pal to the beach. While Cooper Cay does not offer a heated or private pool, it does offer a hot tub in the backyard. The amenities of this house are a fully stocked kitchen, stainless steel appliances including a gas stove, plenty of cabinet space for all your food, and a small table to eat dinner at. Don’t worry if you think there isn’t enough space at the kitchen table as there is a larger dining room table too!

Many other homes offer hot tubs and private or heated pools, but we had to share these with you. If you’re ready to book your fall or winter vacation with us, call us today! We can’t wait to hear which home became your new favorite to stay in.

Summer Events on the Coast of South Carolina You Don’t Want to Miss

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It’s hard to believe that the summer is halfway through for many kids, and now is the time to visit the coast of South Carolina. Staying in one of our Carolina One vacation rentals will allow you and your family to be close to some fun in the sun. Let’s see what summer events you don’t want to miss here in the area.

Isle of Palms Beach Run

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Are you staying in one of our Isle of Palms vacation rentals and looking for something fun to do? Then look no further, as the annual Isle of Palms Beach Run is back on Saturday, July 29th, 2023. The 5k & 10K Run will begin at 8:00 am on the beach behind the Windjammer at 1008 Ocean Blvd, Isle of Palms. Don’t feel like running, then walk in their 5k walk or let the kids participate in the Youth Fun Runs at 8:30 am. There will be awards for the 5k and 10k runs after the fun runs for the kids. Registration online ends on Wednesday, July 26th, so register today! Who said you can’t exercise? Why on vacation?

19th Annual Sweetgrass Cultural Arts Festival

Is running not your thing, no worries, we have you covered. On Saturday, July 22nd, 2023, the Annual Sweetgrass Cultural Arts Festival is at the Mount Pleasant Memorial Waterfront Park. Here you’ll be able to learn more about the culture of the Gullah Geechee people and their history and traditions, and even see their basket art made from sweetgrass. Admission to this festival is free and will be from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. There will be other things to enjoy, like live entertainment and different activities. See how a basket is woven with sweetgrass and other crafts you can purchase. Think of the gifts you can go ahead and start getting for Christmas this year.

Movies in the Park

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One of the best things about vacationing on Edisto Beach is its different activities and summer events. Join Edisto Beaches Movies in the Park on Wednesday, August 9th, 2023, from 7:00 pm, and the movie will begin at dusk. Popcorn and admission into the event are free, and additional food and ice cream will be available for purchase. Bring your chair or blanket to sit back and relax while you watch the movie with the family. This event will take place at Bay Creek Park and is one you don’t want to miss.

Many other fun events are happening in the area, but we wanted to share these with you. If you haven’t booked your next stay with us at Carolina One vacation rentals, now is the time. We can’t wait to see you and your family as you explore the different events happening this summer on the coast of South Carolina!

Don’t Miss These Summer Events in the Charleston Area

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Can you believe that spring is here and before you know it, summer will be here too? It’s hard to believe that it was cold just a few weeks ago in most of the US, but now the warmer months are here to stay. Staying in one of our Carolina One vacation rentals will keep you and your family close to some of the action. Look below at what events you don’t want to miss in the Charleston area this summer.

Charleston Carifest

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If you’re looking for a little Caribbean vacation but don’t want to travel outside the states, check out the Charleston Carifest. This annual festival brings Bahamian Carnival Culture to the SC Coast, filled with music, parades, costumes, and more. Plus, you don’t want to miss being able to try some of the fantastic Caribbean food, such as jerk chicken, conch fritters, and Bahamian crawfish. Don’t miss this Caribbean festival from June 29th – July 1st, 2023, with the family!

 Movies in the Park

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Are you staying in an Edisto Beach vacation rental and looking for something for the whole family to enjoy? Beginning July 12th, 2023, join at Bay Creek Park to take part in a free movie night! The movies will start around dusk, so bring your chairs and blankets to sit and watch a family-friendly film. Every 2nd Wednesday between July & September, a movie will play in the park, along with free popcorn. Other drinks and snacks will be available to purchase. Think of the fun the whole family will be to sit and watching a movie as you make new memories.

Many other fun events happen later in the summer, including 4th of July fireworks around the area, like Folly Beach, Isle of Palms, and Charleston. If you still haven’t booked your Carolina One vacation rental this summer, now is the time. We can’t wait to hear which event was your favorite!

Don’t Miss These 3 Events Happening Near Charleston in December

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Can you believe that Christmas will be here in just a few short weeks? We can’t believe how fast 2022 has flown by, but we still have another month before 2023 will be here. The holiday season is a favorite for many of our guests to come and stay in one of our Carolina One vacation rentals. Look below at what three events you can miss this December here on the Charleston coast.

Holiday Festival of Lights

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The Holiday Festival of Lights happens yearly at James Island County Park. This park is close to both Charleston and Folly Beach. The Festival of Lights is open daily from 5:30 pm until 10:00 pm until December 31st, 2022. Some fun things you can do there are visiting Santa’s Village, where you can meet Santa Claus himself, enjoy a winter wonderland or enjoy the Palmetto’s workshop. Think of the new memories you and your family will make while visiting this fantastic event this holiday season.

Holiday Street Festival

Join the annual holiday festival in Isle of Palms for the Holiday Street Festival on Saturday, December 3rd, 2022. This event will include the tree lighting ceremony, live entertainment, crafts, delicious food, and more. There will even be a visit from Santa and plenty of activities for the kids. This event is free to attend and will be held from 2:00 pm until 7:00 pm. Come prepared to enjoy a little holiday cheer on the Isle of Palms this year.

27th Annual Christmas Light Parade

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Look no further if you’re looking for something a little more like a Christmas parade. On Sunday, December 11th, from 5:30 pm until 8:00 pm, the Mount Pleasant Christmas Parade will be happening. This parade starts with a bang with an impressive fireworks show followed by the parade. You’ll see lit-up floats and different groups brightly as they march down the streets. What an incredible experience to see, and it may become one of your favorites in the area.

While plenty of other events are happening this December, we wanted to share these with you. Give us a call if you haven’t booked your next stay with us at Carolina One vacation rentals. We hope that you and your family have a wonderful holiday!

Don’t Miss These October Events Happening Near Charleston

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Do you have a family vacation planned to the Charleston area in October? Let us share with you a few events that are happening near the area if you do. Staying with us at Carolina One vacation rentals will keep you and your family close to the fun. Let’s look at some of the events that are happening this October you don’t want to miss.

Edisto Beach Fall Festival

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Join the Edisto Fall Festival & Turtle Tide Art Auction on Saturday, October 15th, beginning at 11:00 am and ending at 4:00 pm. This year’s fall festival will be a street fair in front of the Jungle Rd Plaza that will feature over 50 vendors. Some vendors will include arts & crafts, clothing, food, and more. From 11:00 am until 2:00 pm, listen to some live music in the lot between the Jungle Road Plaza and Food Lion with Edisto Gumbo. Around 2:30 pm is when the Turtle Tide Art Project Live Auction will be held. This is where you’ll see the ten turtles, including “Myrtle,” who we’ve sponsored, being auctioned off to benefit local non-profits! This is one event that you don’t want to miss this year!

Boone Hall Plantation Pumpkin Patch

For many families, fall isn’t the same without having at least one trip to the local pumpkin patch. This year instead of going to one at home, why not give our local one at Boone Hall Plantation a try? Every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday during October, you and your family can come and enjoy some great things at Boone Hall Plantation. From taking that famous Halloween Tractor Tour to playing in the Corn Maze, there is something for everyone in the family. Admission to the Pumpkin Patch is $15 per person ages 3 & up and free to any child ages two and under. Be sure to check out bringing a pumpkin or two home as your souvenir this year from the beach.

Halloween Carnival

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Another great event this October is the Halloween Carnival on the Isle of Palms. Join us on Saturday, October 29th, from 11:00 am until 2:00 pm, where you and the family can watch the golf cart parade through town starting on 27th Street and ending on 28th Street. After the Halloween Golf Cart Parade, head to the Playgrounds where the carnival will be. Here you’ll be able to drive through the haunted house, play on the inflatables, check out some local food vendors, and more. Plus, there will be trick-or-treating bags for all kids! What a fun event to check out on your next vacation to Isle of Palms.

Many other fun events are happening along the South Carolina Coast, but we wanted to share these with you. Now is the time if you haven’t booked your next stay with us at Carolina One vacation rentals. We can’t wait to hear which event was your favorite this October!

How to Enjoy the Best Fall Vacation on the SC Coast

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Do you have a vacation planned to the coast of SC this fall? If the answer is yes, let us share how you can enjoy it a little more. Staying with us at Carolina One vacation rentals allows you to enjoy what fall offers. Let’s look below at our few ways how you can enjoy the best fall vacation you’ve ever had on the SC Coast.

Weather

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The fall will bring not only the change of colors with the leaves but also cooler temps. The weather during the fall months will leave you wanting to stay longer and allow you to get out and enjoy the area more. The temps during September during the day usually are around 83° and a low of around 72°. October brings on cooler temps with a high of 75° in the day and a low of 62°. November brings much cooler days with a high of 67° and lows in the 50s. We always suggest bringing a light jacket and packing a pair of pants just in case you get a little chilly at night. The average amount of rain for September is around seven days and four days for October and November. No matter what the weather may be here, it’s better than being at home and not on vacation.

Fewer Crowds

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Another great reason why vacationing on the SC Coast during the fall months is there are fewer crowds. This means that when you visit one of the beaches in the area, like Folly Beach or Isle of Palms, you will get a better spot for the day. Fewer crowds also mean that going to local attractions and restaurants means less waiting time. Who wants to wait over two hours to grab a bite to eat when you can vacation this fall and get in with less wait. This is one of the best ways to enjoy your vacation this fall!

While there are many other reasons why you can have the best fall vacation here on the SC Coast, we wanted to share these with you. If you haven’t booked your next vacation to stay in one of our Carolina One vacation rentals, now is the time. We can’t wait to see you and your family as you experience one of the many reasons, we love the fall!