Here’s How to Plan the Most Exciting Charlotte to Charleston Vacation

There are plenty of destinations to choose from when traveling from Charlotte, NC, but one, in particular, stands out from the rest. Trade city life for the Lowcountry atmosphere, even if only for a weekend. Explore the rich history and unbeatable cuisine, all while soaking up the Charleston sunshine. Here’s everything you need to know to plan the best Charlotte to Charleston vacation. 

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Everything You Should Know to Plan the Best Charlotte to Charleston Vacation 


It’s no secret that Charleston is one of the best beach getaways from Charlotte, but you may not have thought about everything Charleston has to offer. In fact, Charleston is a top vacation destination year after year, and it’s easy to see why. With gorgeous coastlines, charming architecture, and unmatched culinary experiences, the Holy City truly has it all!  

Map Your Route 

Pack the car and hit the road! The drive from Charlotte to Charleston is a breeze, a short 3-hour trip via Insterstate-77 South and Interstate-26 East. There are few road trips with a route this simple!  

Stops Along the Way 

If you’re from the Charlotte area, you’re probably familiar with Columbia, SC. It’s an excellent place to stop along the way if you’re in the road trip spirit! This city offers a variety of attractions like the Riverbanks Zoo and Botanical Gardens and the Columbia Riverfront Park, not to mention many historic museums. These stops will offer great entertainment opportunities along the way before arriving at your ultimate destination. 

The Perfect Packing List 

You know the must-have packing items when visiting like beach like swimsuits, flip-flops, and beach towels. But here are just a few things necessary for any great vacation that you might forget!  

  • Reusable water bottles to avoid littering our beaches 
  • The book you’ve been wanting to read (there’s nothing like a good beach read!) 
  • Walking shoes to keep you on your feet longer 
  • High SPF sunscreen 
  • Beach games like volleyballs or spikeball
  • Weather-appropriate clothing  

Find Your Seaside Villa at Charleston Coast Vacations  

Charleston Coast Vacations is ready to fulfill all your needs when you book one of our premier beachfront homes. Explore villas on Folly BeachSullivan’s Island, and Isle of Palms to find one that feels most like home to you. Whether you’re planning a getaway for a special occasion or a trip inspired by a spurt of spontaneity, you can rest assured that your trip will go smoothly when booking through us. Book your stay with us today to start planning your Charlotte to Charleston escape!

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