Charleston, South Carolina

Charleston, South Carolina, USA
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Climate & Best time to visit Charleston

Climate in Charleston:

Number of rainy days:

J Jan
F Feb
M Mar
A Apr
M May
J Jun
J Jul
A Aug
S Sep
O Oct
N Nov
D Dec
9
8
8
8
8
12
13
13
10
7
7
9

Best time to visit Charleston:

Spring (March to May):

  • Spring is a delightful time to visit South Carolina. The weather gradually warms up, with daytime temperatures ranging from the 60s to 70s Fahrenheit (15-26°C). This is an ideal season for outdoor activities such as exploring the historic district of Charleston, visiting plantations and gardens, and hiking in state parks. Spring also brings blooming azaleas and dogwoods, creating a colorful landscape.

Summer (June to August):

  • Summer is a popular time for visitors to South Carolina, especially along the coast. The weather is warm and sunny, with daytime temperatures often in the 80s and 90s Fahrenheit (27-37°C). This is the best time for beach vacations on the state's coastline, including destinations like Myrtle Beach and Hilton Head Island. Summer is also ideal for water sports, golfing, and enjoying the vibrant nightlife in cities like Charleston.

Fall (September to November):

  • Fall is a favorite time for many visitors to South Carolina. The weather remains pleasant, with daytime temperatures ranging from the 70s to 80s Fahrenheit (21-30°C). The fall foliage in the Upstate and the Blue Ridge Mountains turns into vibrant shades of red, orange, and yellow, making it ideal for scenic drives, hiking, and apple picking. Fall is also great for attending harvest festivals and exploring historic sites.

Winter (December to February):

  • Winter in South Carolina varies by region. Along the coast, the weather is relatively mild, with daytime temperatures often in the 50s and 60s Fahrenheit (10-21°C). In the Upstate and mountainous areas, you can experience colder weather with opportunities for winter sports in places like Table Rock State Park. The holiday season brings festive events and decorations.

Note on Charleston:

  • Charleston is a major attraction in South Carolina, known for its historic charm and culinary scene. It's a year-round destination, but spring and fall are often considered the best times to visit due to the pleasant weather.

Note on Hilton Head Island:

  • Hilton Head Island is another popular destination along the coast. Summer is the peak season for beach vacations, but fall and spring offer milder weather and fewer crowds.

Money & Prices

Currency in United States of America:

U.S. dollar (USD)

How expensive is a trip to Charleston?

Eating out:
Simple meal:
25.75 USD
Fast food meal:
10.28 USD
Mid-range meal:
57.16 USD
Bottle of water:
1.31 USD
Soft drink:
2.27 USD
Cappuccino:
4.96 USD
Local Beer:
6.75 USD
Transportation:
Public transport - one way ticket:
2.07 USD
Taxi - 1km:
1.77 USD
Accommodation:
Refer to the Hotels section for the most up-to-date accommodation prices.
* Prices are approximate. Make sure to check the latest exchange rates when planning your trip.

Day Trips

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General information

United States of America general information:

Electricity:
Voltage: 120 V, Frequency: 60 Hz
Sockets:
  • Type A (North American/Japanese 2-pin)
  • Type B (American 3-pin)

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