This Is Why You Need to Visit Charleston in December

Who says Charleston vacations are only for the summertime? Not us! In fact, it’s truly a treat to enjoy a vacation in Charleston in December. If you didn’t already know why, then you’re about to find out! We’re about to tell you what makes this time of year so special in the Lowcountry. So, read on and find out everything you need to know to experience an incredible winter getaway to Charleston, South Carolina!

Your experience in Charleston is always our No. 1 priority. That’s why we love to provide plenty of helpful information to help you plan the perfect vacation. In addition to reading this blog, make sure you check out our free Vacation Guide! It’s full of our local recommendations for restaurants, shops, historical attractions, and more.

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3 of the Top Reasons to Visit Charleston in December

Cool Weather

Many people like to spend time here during the summertime, but winter is actually one of the best times to visit. The cooler weather in Charleston in December makes it perfect for those of you who like to bundle up in cozy clothing and explore the coastline without worrying about hot, humid afternoons – or getting sunburn! The average high temperature for Charleston in December is 60 degrees, and the average low is 46 degrees.

Exciting Events

What would a vacation during the holiday season be without fun festivities? Luckily for you, there are some magical Christmas events in Charleston that you can look forward to each winter. Here are a few of our favorites:

Note: These events might have limited hours or capacity as well as special rules in 2020 due to COVID-19. Please visit the official websites for updates and information before you plan your trip.

Fewer Crowds

Last but not least, one of the best reasons to visit Charleston in December is that there are fewer people here! Since so many visitors come to the Charleston Coast during the summer instead of winter, you don’t have to worry about waiting in line at your favorite restaurants and attractions. Plus, you can take peaceful, undisturbed walks on the beach without any distractions as you take in the scenery.

Find Your Happy Place for December

A living room

Here’s a bonus benefit of visiting in December: You get to choose from a selection of gorgeous vacation rentals that are typically booked during peak season. (You’ll even get some remarkable rates on them!) Charleston Coast Vacations offers a variety of luxurious villas and beach homes to make your winter getaway the best it can be. Whether you’d like to stay in Folly BeachIsle of Palms, of Sullivan’s Island, we have you covered.

Browse our beautiful properties today and experience the ultimate December vacation!

Where Is the Best Place for Happy Hour in Charleston, SC?

Where is your go-to spot for a cold beverage after a fun-filled day in Charleston, South Carolina? If you ask five different locals, you might get five totally different answers. That’s because there are simply so many fantastic bars in our area! Whether you’re visiting for the first time or you’re looking to try something new, we can help. Check out the list of possibilities below and discover the best place for happy hour in Charleston, SC, for you!

We included several of our favorite bars below, but there are many more that you should visit while you’re here. Access our free Destination Guide to get the full list of our recommendations for bars, restaurants, outdoor activities, and so much more. It’s the key to an unforgettable Charleston vacation!

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Enjoy the Best Happy Hour in Charleston, SC

Folly Beach

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Isle of Palms

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Sullivan’s Island

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Mount Pleasant

Downtown

  • Barsa: every day from 4 to 7 p.m.

West Ashley

Book the Best Vacation Rentals in Charleston

Now that you know where to find some of the best happy hour deals in Charleston, SC, it’s time to find a vacation rental near your favorite spots! You can score some incredible deals on properties with Charleston Coast Vacations for your upcoming getaway. 

A property at the beach during sunset

Whether you’re planning a romantic getaway with your special someone, a family reunion, or a group trip with old friends, we have an excellent townhouse or villa waiting for you. There are several beautiful options in Isle of Palms, Folly Beach, Sullivan’s Island, and more. Browse all of our properties now!