Dream Winter Getaways In The South – Charleston, SC

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Let’s be honest, winter can be a bummer. Hiding inside from the cold, shorter days, grey skies. Sounds like a vacation is in order. If you haven’t heard, Charleston, SC is one of the best winter getaways in the south! It’s supremely temperate climate will rarely force you to bundle up, and winter—or any season—in Charleston is packed with plenty of festivities, exquisite cuisine, and renowned southern charm. Here are some things to look forward to during Charleston’s chilliest season.



Charleston winters are known for their amazing festival lineup. Starting in mid-January, the Charleston Comedy Festival kicks off the season, bringing world-famous comedians and a host of top-shelf improv talent to the Holy City. The Charleston Jazz Festival celebrates the illustrious history of jazz in Charleston—a history as storied as any in the world—once again, bringing a bevy of world-class talent to town.

February brings the Southeastern Wildlife Exposition, the largest wildlife event in the nation. This wild festival offers a wide array of breathtaking demonstrations, art exhibitions, and auctions. Then there’s Charleston Wine + Food, even further amplifying Charleston’s already vaunted culinary scene. And don’t forget Charleston Fashion Week, which brings the culture of the New York City runway to the Holy City.


If you’re a traveler who’s not a fan of the big crowds, visiting Charleston in the winter can be the ideal respite. Charleston’s historic beauty is on display without the spring/summer hordes of tourists getting in the way. And virtually anything you’d want to do any other time of the year is still at your beck and call. From tours of colonial buildings and historic site to experiencing the bustling nightlife or going to the beach, Charleston is full of life and fun any time of year. Obviously you’re not going to be swimming, but strolling down a deserted beach is a gorgeous, awe-inspiring sight that few take the time to see. Oh, and not to mention…


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Charleston has a renowned culinary scene. Many of our finest restaurants use local seasonal ingredients. When it comes to planning your winter getaways in the South, this means that visiting Charleston in the winter gives you the chance to try menu items that can only be experienced—and savored—in the winter. With so many mouth-watering restaurants to choose from, you might want to compile a list, and definitely make reservations. This food is too good to not be in high demand. Whatever you’re tastes, from southern specialties to French delicacies and Asian fare, there’s bound to be an awarding winner chef in Charleston cooking it up just for you.



It’s no wonder Charleston, SC is one of the best winter getaways in the south. But where should you cozy up for your stay here? Look no further than Walk Away Stays. We offer the finest vacation property rentals in downtown Charleston. All of our properties feature resort-style amenities, including hotel toiletries, luxury linens and towels, and complimentary locally roasted coffee. Whether you’re traveling with the whole gang or having a romantic rendezvous, Walk Away Stays has the perfect property for you.

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