I truly think that Springtime is the best time to visit Charleston. Sure, everything is covered in thick layer of yellow pollen and every pharmacy in town struggles to keep Claritin and Zyrtec in stock, but it’s still a beautiful time to visit this historic city.
The weather is about as close to perfect as we can possibly get. Our mornings and evenings are cool, but the daytime highs are close to seventy degrees on most days. And everything is in bloom—all the trees and flowers. I love wandering through the area South of Broad in Charleston and admiring all the gorgeous window boxes filled with vibrant flowers.
Ryan and I have spent so much time outside lately, walking through downtown Charleston, at Magnolia Plantation & Gardens, and taking the dogs to the park. My favorite is strolling along the streets South of Broad, though. Nothing compares to the beauty of those well-maintained streets and the massive, historic houses.
I wonder if people who live in downtown Charleston ever get used to people standing in front of their houses, taking photos. We tried to be respectful and take them quickly, but that didn’t always work out.
Anyways, if you’re planning a visit to Charleston, come in the Springtime! Bring your best walking shoes and be prepared to walk a lot along the historic streets. Or, there are several bike-rental kiosks throughout the city where you can rent bikes and pedal through downtown. I’ve never tried them, but it looks like fun!
No matter where you are in the world, I hope you’re enjoying Springtime. I hope the azaleas are blooming, the weather is warm, and the pollen is minimal!