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

Fried Green Tomatoes

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.

Beaches, BBQs, and Battleships this Memorial Day along the Charleston Coast

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Can you believe that Memorial Day weekend is just around the corner? Imagine your perfect getaway where the sun-kissed beaches of Folly Beach, Edisto Beach, and Isle of Palms. Sounds Dreamy, right? We can’t forget Isle of Palms and Wild Dunes, where you’ll meet serene landscapes. Each location boasts its unique charm, offering an ideal backdrop for your holiday retreat to the Charleston Coast.

Embrace the Charm of Charleston’s Beaches

Sunrise over the Atlantic Ocean in Folly Beach, South Carolina.

The Charleston area, renowned for its picturesque landscapes and vibrant culture, offers a beach for every mood. Folly Beach, with its laid-back atmosphere, is perfect for those looking to unwind with the sound of waves in the background. Edisto Beach offers a more secluded retreat, allowing you to reconnect with nature and, perhaps, yourself. Meanwhile, Isle of Palms and Wild Dunes blend natural beauty and upscale amenities, making every moment spent special.

The Comfort of Carolina One Vacation Rentals

Staying in a Carolina One vacation rental makes your holiday memorable. Awaken to breathtaking ocean views from the comfort of a cozy, modern home. Booking now for Memorial Day means a worry-free vacation. You only must ponder whether you want to swim first thing in the morning or have breakfast on the balcony.

Planning offers enormous benefits. Booking now with Carolina One ensures your dream vacation rental for May and June. When was your last visit to the Charleston Coast? Now’s the time to make those dreams come true. Secure your spot in paradise before it’s too late!

Memorial Day Memories Await

Memorial Day weekend along the Charleston Coast is not just a time for relaxation; it’s a time for celebration and remembrance. The area comes alive with events that honor our nation’s heroes while offering endless entertainment. Enjoy everything from savoring local cuisine at beachside BBQs to exploring historical sites like the USS Yorktown at Patriots Point. The weekend promises a perfect blend of fun and relaxation.

"The USS Yorktown was the 10th aircraft carrier to serve in the United States Navy and was commissioned in 1943. The carrier saw heavy action against the Japanese Navy during WWII.  It is now in permanent dry dock in Charleston, South Carolina and serves as a maritime museum located at Patriots Point."

In Folly Beach, join in the local festivities for their annual sand sculpting contest, a family tradition for many. Edisto Beach’s Memorial Day Parade is a colorful display of community pride. At the same time, Isle of Palms and Wild Dunes offer a variety of water sports and golfing opportunities for the more active visitors.

Book Now for a Season of Sun and Serenity

Looking ahead to summer, choose the Charleston Coast for an unforgettable Memorial Day vacation. Booking your stay with Carolina One Vacation Rentals now ensures a hassle-free holiday where the anticipation of your arrival is matched only by the memories you’ll create.

So, why wait? Secure your spot along the Charleston Coast and prepare for an out-of-this-world Memorial Day weekend. It is the perfect blend of relaxation, recreation, and remembrance. After all, the ideal vacation is not just about the place. It’s about the peace of mind from having everything sorted before packing your bags. Welcome to your next adventure, and welcome to the Coast of Charleston!

Innovative Ways to Enhance Your Next Vacation to the Charleston Coast

Folly Beach Pier near Charleston, South Carolina, USA.

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!

A Beachy Christmas along the Charleston Coast

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Welcome to the magical coastal wonderland where the sun, sand, and holiday festivals unite perfectly. Immerse yourself in the joyous celebrations along the Charleston coast this holiday season, from the festive Isle of Palms to Edisto Beach. Carolina One Vacation Rentals invites you to experience the holiday season like never before. Consider what fun activities and events you can partake in a Beachy Christmas along the Charleston Coast.

A Coastal Holiday Extravaganza on Isle of Palms

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Get ready to be dazzled by the festive spirit on Isle of Palms. The Holiday Festival on Front Beach promises a delightful blend of music, food, and holiday cheer. And we can’t miss Santa’s Cookie Workshop, which allows little ones to get a hands-on experience with holiday baking. And if you’re hunting for Christmas lights, there will be plenty around the island to drive by and enjoy with the family!

Holiday Festival on Front Beach

  • December 2nd, 2023
  • Time:2:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Santa’s Cookie Workshop at The Rec Center

  • December 19th, 2023
  • Time: 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
  • Must register by Friday, December 15th

Lights, Lights, Lights in the Charleston Area

Embark on a luminous journey at the Holiday Festival of Lights. You’ll be able to see James Island County Park transform into a sparkling paradise of lights, offering a captivating display of lights that will leave you breathless.

Holiday Festival of Lights at James Island County Park

  • December 10th – December 31st, 2023
  • Time: 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Sparkling Sands and Festive Delights in Folly Beach

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Folly Beach epitomizes holiday fun with its tree lighting, parades, and ice skating on the sandy shores. Dive into the festivities and welcome the New Year with a unique Flip Flop Drop and the iconic Bill Murray Look-a-Like Polar Bear Plunge. Folly Beach is a grand island to visit during the holiday season, and after your next stay, you’ll want to come back every holiday season!

Community Tree Lighting

  • November 26th, 2023
  • Time: 7:00 pm

Santa Visits Folly Beach

  • December 8th, 2023
  • Time: 6:00 pm

33rd Annual Folly Beach Christmas Parade

  • December 9th, 2023
  • Time: 12:00 pm

Folly Beach Menorah Lighting Ceremony

  • December 9th, 2023
  • Time: 5:00 pm

Ice Skating on Folly Beach

  • December 15th – 17th, 2023
  • Time: Friday, 12/15 – 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
  •            Saturday, 12/16 – 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm
  •            Sunday, 12/17 – 11:00 am – 7:00 pm

New Year’s Eve Fireworks

  • December 31st, 2023
  • Time: 7:00 pm

New Year’s Eve Flip Flop Drop

  • December 31st, 2023
  • Time: 11:59 pm

Bill Murray Look-a-Like Polar Bear Plunge

  • January 1st, 2024

Where Christmas Joy Takes Center Stage at Edisto Beach

Edisto Beach brings charm with its many different holiday events along the island. Join the Christmas Parade and indulge in the festive Holiday Market & Mingle, where you’ll find local vendors, food, and live music that creates a lively atmosphere to enjoy. Bring home that perfect gift for the ones you love at the Holiday Market this year.

33rd Annual Edisto Christmas Parade

  • December 9th, 2023
  • Time: 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Holiday Market & Mingle at Bay Creek Park

  • December 8th, 2023
  • Time: 10:00 am – 5:30 pm

A Tranquil Holiday Oasis at Wild Dunes

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Wild Dunes invites you and your family to relish in the holiday season with a market, movies, breakfast with Santa, and a New Year’s Eve celebration you won’t forget. Take advantage of the fun and the new memories you will make this holiday season at the resort.

Holiday Market on the Plaza

  • December 7th, 2023
  • Time: 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
  • Enjoy local vendors, food, and live music.

Holiday Family Movie Night

  • December 8th, 2023
  • Time: 7:00 pm
  • Indulge in fresh popcorn and hot chocolate.

Breakfast with Santa

  • December 2nd, 9th, and 16th, 2023
  • Time: 8:30 am – 10:30 am

Christmas Stories and Sweets

  • December 23rd, 2023
  • Time: 5:00 pm

The Duney Drop Family NYE Celebration

  • December 31st, 2023
  • Time: 8:00 pm

Stay with Carolina One Vacation Rentals

As you immerse yourself in the festive spirit along the Charleston Coast, make your stay extraordinary with Carolina One Vacation Rentals. Our comfortable and stylish accommodations provide the perfect backdrop for your holiday adventures. Book your beachy Christmas getaway now and create memories that will last a lifetime. Happy Holidays!

A Vibrant Autumn on the Coast of South Carolina: October Happenings

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As the crisp breeze of autumn sweeps through the streets of coastal South Carolina, it transforms into a picturesque fall wonderland. Charleston is known for its charming Southern hospitality and rich history, which takes on a unique charm during the fall season. Staying in one of our Carolina One vacation rentals will allow you to experience fall at its best. Let’s peek at what is happening in the Charleston area this October that you may not want to miss.

Celebrate Fall at Edisto Beach: Fall Festival & Turtle Tide Art Auction

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Nestled along the South Carolina coast, Edisto Beach is serene and picturesque, known for its natural beauty and coastal charm. While summer might be the peak tourist season, fall brings its unique allure to Edisto, with pleasant weather and exciting events like the Edisto Beach Fall Festival & Turtle Tide Art Auction. You and your family can join the fall festivities on Saturday, October 7th, 2023, from 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Enjoy live music with Edisto Gumbo from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. A street fair will be filled with vendors with arts & crafts food and items you can purchase. Be sure to check out the Turtle Tide Art Project Live Auction at 2:30 p.m., where they will be auctioning off ten turtles that have been beautifully decorated! The festival will be on Jungle Road just in front of Palmetto Plaza.

Savor the Flavor at the 4th Annual Cookin’ on the Creek BBQ Festival

If you’re a barbecue enthusiast looking for a mouthwatering fall event, the 4th Annual Cookin’ on the Creek BBQ Festival is a must-attend celebration. This festival is being held at Bay Creek Park on Friday, October 13th, from 6:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. and Saturday, October 14th, from 11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Friday will include music from Cody Webb and his band with a bit of BBQ sampling. Saturday will have more food sampling and live music. There will be an admission fee to this festival of $5 per person on Friday. You can purchase food & drink tickets for $1 each. Whether you’re a seasoned BBQ judge or simply someone who appreciates the art of smoked meats, this festival offers an unforgettable experience.

Journey Through Time: The Edisto & Beyond Historical Tour

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With its rich history and natural beauty, Edisto Island offers a captivating blend of cultural heritage and scenic wonder. If you’re a history buff, then this is the tour to immerse yourself in the island’s rich history. The “Edisto and Beyond Historical Tour” is a guided exploration of the island’s historical landmarks and broader regional history. Some locations you’ll learn more about are Gullah Culture and History, the Plantation Era, Historic Churches, and so much more. This tour is happening on Saturday, October 28th, from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. at the Edisto Museum.

From seasonal festivals to mouthwatering cuisine, there’s something for everyone to enjoy during this delightful time of year in Charleston. If you haven’t booked your stay in one of our Charleston vacation rentals, now is the time. All you must worry about now is packing your bags and embracing the vibrant fall season in this Southern gem!

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!

3 Tips for Affording Your Much Needed Vacation

 Summer should be the season for getting away from it all but taking a vacation isn’t as easy as it looks. For many Americans, vacation time can be very little, if any, depending on what they do for a living. The disparity in vacation time should explain why some people still a chance haven’t to take some time off in the summer, but many people aren’t going on vacation because they just can’t afford to. We have come up with three tips on how to afford your much-needed vacation to stay in one of our Carolina One vacation rentals below.

Forego a summer vacation

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If you aren’t going on vacation because you can’t afford it, you need to open yourself up to the possibility of going on an off-season vacation. Most rentals and hotels will be booked from May to August, and people who rent during those times will have to pay a lot more than people who go during the off-season. When most people think about the ideal time to vacation they think about the summer, but you can have just as much fun during the fall, winter, or spring.

Time your travel

If you have to fly to your vacation destination, you could save a significant amount of money if you plan your flight for the right day and time. A lot of people will try to fly during the weekend, or on a Friday or Monday. Simply booking your flight on a Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday could save you a couple hundred dollars. Also see if you can get a flight early in the morning or late at night. Since we’re on the subject of travel, we should tell you to . . .

Avoid flying

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When most people consider traveling for vacation, they immediately think of taking a plane. Airplanes can be expensive, but they take a lot less time than driving by car would. If you don’t want to have to pay for a plane ticket, but also don’t want to drive, consider getting to your vacation destination by train. Trains are bit more expensive than making your trek by car, but it’s considerable less expensive than having to fly. Amtrak and other rail services offer great discounts for people that travel during weekdays, and you could save hundreds in travel expenses.

While there are many other tips on how to save for your next vacation, we wanted to share these with you. If you are ready to make that dream vacation happen this year, give us a call. We hope to see you and your family soon!