Your Ultimate Guide to Charleston in January

Many people like to visit the Charleston Coast in the warmer months, but you can still have a spectacular time in Charleston in January! In fact, there are numerous benefits to visiting our beautiful area during the winter. For instance, there are fewer crowds at popular attractions, cool weather for walks on the beach, and remarkable rates on vacation rental properties! Learn everything you need to know about what it’s like to experience Charleston in January.

If you’d like to see some of our local recommendations for activities and attractions here, then we suggest checking out our free Destination Guide. We customized this convenient resource to include helpful tips and insider information that will simplify your planning process.

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What Is Charleston Like in January?

The Weather

First thing is first: you need to know about the weather. How else will you know what you should pack in your bags? It’s very similar to Charleston in December. Historically, the average high temperature is 57 degrees, and the average low temperature is 43 degrees. That means you should include some warm clothing in your luggage.

We recommend a jacket, gloves or mittens, a knit hat, and maybe a scarf so that you stay cozy no matter what the weather brings during your visit. Of course, you should still bring a T-shirt and a pair of shorts to enjoy the occasional warm afternoon, although jeans and a long-sleeved shirt might usually be the better option.

Fun Activities

Don’t worry, beach bums, you can still enjoy the sandy shoreline in January! In fact, our family-friendly beaches can be even more enjoyable during the winter due to the lack of crowds. Feel free to go for a stroll when the weather is warm in the afternoon and soak up the serenity. Or, pack a light picnic and indulge in delicious food with your loved ones. You’ll have your pick of your favorite spot in the sand! Of course, you can always check out our local shops and top-notch restaurants in January as well.

Discover the Perfect Vacation Rental for Your Visit

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Don’t overlook one of the most important details of vacationing on the Charleston Coast in January: choosing the right vacation rental property! Luckily, Charleston Coast Vacations has you covered with a wide variety of options in Folly BeachIsle of Palms, and Sullivan’s Island. We have plenty of options with oceanfront views, convenient locations, and luxurious accommodations. You’ll have no trouble finding your happy place here! View all of our properties and book your favorite.

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