Getting Outdoors Year Round in Charleston, SC

Posted by Lee and Katherine Keadle on Tuesday, January 14th, 2014 at 3:41pm.

The mild weather year round in Charleston, SC is a common reason we hear for why home buyers choose to relocate to our city. In this blog, we’ve included some entertainment options to get outdoors this January.

Lowcountry Oyster Festival

outdoor Charleston oyster festival

This annual tradition is the largest oyster festival in the world, with approximately 80,000 pounds of oysters expected for shucking at this year’s event! On Sunday, January 26, Boone Hall Plantation in Mt. Pleasant will feature contests, live music, a children’s area, and food trucks (with local non-oyster options).

Charles Pinckney National Historic Site

Charles pinckney national historic site

This historic site features the cottage and 28-acre farm of a Founding Father. Visitors can watch a 20 minute film, view exhibits, and walk on trails at the farm. On Saturdays in February and March, visitors can attend programs that teach about the Gullah heritage in Charleston. There's also a Gullah Film Series held on Sundays in February and March. Admission is free. Located at 1254 Long Point Road in Mt. Pleasant.

Charles Towne Landing

charles towne landing

Charles Towne Landing was the first permanent European settlement in South Carolina. At this state historic site, you can see a life-sized reproduction of a 17th century cargo ship, or visit the natural habitat zoo showing animals populating the area during the time Charles Towne was settled. Charles Towne Landing is a great way (for kids especially) to learn about what original settlers in 1670 may have encountered in establishing their home in Charleston. Charles Towne Landing is located off Hwy 171 in West Ashley.

Learn more about living in Charleston SC and see what outdoor events you can take advantage of year round!

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