Spring Break in Charleston

It’s time to start planning that Charleston Spring Break getaway, and with March’s warm weather and tons of events and activities, this is your perfect opportunity to soak up the sun and enjoy the festivities.

To put a little more spring in your step,
we’re offering 20% off 3 and 4-night stays
March 7-11, March 14-18, and March 21-25.

Stay March 7-11… Charleston Wine + Food Festival

Charleston Wine + Food Festival draws visitors from around the world to celebrate Charleston’s famous culinary scene. This year, The Today Show’s Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb will be filming their show live at the culinary village. Aside from celebrity sightings and your chance to be on tv, the festival also offers workshops, hands-on classes, excursions, and signature dinners. Most events are within a short walk from The Charleston Chestnut Mansion. And you’ll need a good walk after feasting on all the fabulous food and drinks!

Stay March 14-18… St. Patrick’s Day

On Saturday, rise ‘n shine for the St. Patrick’s Day Parade (the largest is South Carolina)! Walk down to Miller’s All Day at 120 King Street (near the corner of King and Broad Streets) to fuel up on a savory breakfast, perfect to start the day.

If you’re an early bird, head to St. Patrick’s Church on the corner St. Phillips and Radcliffe for a celebratory mass at 8:00 am.

The parade kicks off at 10:00 am at the corner of King and Radcliffe Streets. The parade proceeds down King Street and then turns onto Broad Street.

At the end of the parade (around 11:30 am) Charleston’s favorite Irish sons and daughters will perform the flag raising at City Hall.

After a little break from the action, head to the Charleston Harbor Resort & Marina for Oysters on the Point from 2:00 – 6:00 pm. Charleston is known for their oyster roasts, and this is a local favorite. In addition to steamed oysters, enjoy live music, an art walk, Bloody Mary bar, and plenty of beer choices.

Throughout the weekend, the Festival of Houses & Gardens and the Charleston Antique Show are great ways to round out your visit. These events are also within a short walk from The Charleston Chestnut Mansion.

Stay March 21-25… Island Hop

We love this itinerary from the Charleston Visitor’s Bureau. Each day take your turn soaking up the sun at a different Lowcountry Beach. And to help you relax even more, let us arrange the transportation for you.

Day One: Isle of Palms

Start your adventure biking across beach inlet, connecting Isle of Palms and Sullivan’s Island, where you’re surrounded by lush marshes and ocean vistas everywhere you turn.

Finish your ride by cruising over to Front Beach between 10th and 14th Avenue to hit the beach volleyball courts.

For the golfer, Wild Dunes Harbor Course offers views like no other. Tee off alongside lagoons, marshes, and the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway.

Close out the day with dinner at Morgan Creek Grill. Feast on fresh, local seafood while taking in the stunning waterfront views.  

Click for more ideas and places to eat on Isle of Palms.

Day Two: Sullivan’s Island

Start your day at Fort Moultrie, one of the oldest remaining forts on the East Coast. Originally constructed in 1776 to protect Charleston, this fort has a fascinating history spanning from the American Revolution through World War II.

Next, head over to Station 16’s community dock to do some crabbing on the Intracoastal Waterway, a favorite for local crabbers.

Take a sunset stroll along the Atlantic’s water’s edge down to the lighthouse by Station 18. You’ll probably find a few shells and sand dollars along the way!

Walk back up to end the day with some down home Southern cookin’ at Home Team BBQ by Station 22.

Click for more ideas and places to eat on Sullivan’s Island.

Day Three: Folly Beach (aka The Edge of America)

Try your hand at fishing on the Folly Beach Pier. This popular pier jets a thousand feet into the Atlantic Ocean, making it the East Coast’s second-longest pier (and a perfect spot to take in the scenery and snap some memorable photos).

Head back up the pier for a casual lunch at Pier 101, known for its fried seafood, frozen drinks, live music, and wraparound views of “The Edge of America.”

Walk off your lunch with a stroll along Center Street’s funky surf shops and bohemian boutiques to find that perfect souvenir.

Finally, climb aboard the Carolina Skiff with Charleston Outdoor Adventures for a six-mile cruise to Morris Island Lighthouse (another photographer’s dream location). Be on the lookout for dolphins playing and jumping in the waves.

Day Four: Kiawah Island

A golfer’s paradise, Kiawah Island boasts five championship courses, each with its own breathtaking view and claim to fame (like the Ocean Course, which has hosted every major PGA event in the U.S.).

Do a little shopping at Freshfields Village with various cafes, restaurants, and boutiques like Lilly Pulitzer, Tommy Bahama, and Vineyard Vines.

As if all this time at the beach hasn’t relaxed you enough, a day at the 5-star Sanctuary Spa will definitely do the trick.

All this relaxing works up an appetite, so you will not want to leave Kiawah without one final indulgence: dinner at The Ocean Room.

One of these long weekends is sure to have your name on it. And when you can stay at the center of it all and for less, there’s never been a more perfect time to plan that escape and visit Charleston.

*Please call us directly at 843-936-1425 to book these 3 and 4-night weekends at 20% off.