Discover Charleston and Isle of Palms in the Fall

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Discover Charleston and Isle of Palms in the Fall

With May as the unofficial kickoff of summer, we eagerly anticipate welcoming many first time visitors as well as summer sojourners back to our beloved Isle of Palms!  Memorial Day plans beckon us to grill out, take our first dip in the pool, as well as pause to remember the sacrifices made by many to protect the many freedoms we enjoy as Americans.  However, it is also a prudent time to remind our visitors what a phenomenal time it is to visit Isle of Palms in the fall!  (and to make reservations sooner than later!)
There is nothing like a fall respite in quaint Isle of Palms.  Not only will visitors continue to enjoy outdoor activities long into the fall months, but they’ll also have easy access to all the exciting autumn events in Charleston and the surrounding area. We’d be delighted to assist you in securing your ideal vacation home among our vast assortment of vacation rental properties in Isle of Palms.  We’d also be happy to provide personalized recommendations on events, restaurants, and activities to make your stay unforgettable.
Charleston Restaurant Week (September 5-15, 2024)If cooking is not on your “To-do List” while on vacation, fall is an ideal time to visit! Indulge in the world-renowned cuisine of the Lowcountry during Charleston’s Restaurant Week!  From September 5-15, over 50 participating restaurants offer prix fixe lunch and dinner menus ranging from $20 to $50. This is your chance to sample the best of Charleston’s culinary scene, with each restaurant featuring custom menus with three to four courses. Enjoy dishes like savory shrimp and grits and classic pecan pie from well known restaurants such as 82 Queen and High Cotton, or perhaps discover a new favorite restaurant!  Restaurant week spans the entire Greater Charleston area!
82 Queen High Cotton

MOJA Arts Festival (September 26 - October 6, 2024)The MOJA Arts Festival is an annual celebration of African American and Caribbean arts and culture held in Charleston. The 2024 festival marks its 40th anniversary and will take place from September 26 to October 6. This event is known for its vibrant array of activities and performances, including visual arts, music, dance, theater, poetry, storytelling, traditional crafts, and family-friendly activitiesKey highlights of the festival include musical performances across genres like gospel, jazz, and reggae, as well as theatrical productions and art exhibitions. Notable events this year include theatrical performances such as "Wedding Band" by Alice Childress and "Paradise Blue" by Dominique Morisseau, as well as a classical chamber music concert by the Colour of Music Festival to honor Charleston-born composer Edmund Thornton Jenkins.
House and Garden Tours with the Preservation Society of CharlestonEvery October, for 47 years running, many of Charleston’s private homes open up for public tours. These House and Garden Tours are perfect for anyone curious about the secrets, spirits, and treasures hiding inside stately historic residences. It’s a unique opportunity to peek into Charleston’s private homes and gardens.  Held weekly, visitors are permitted to explore properties at their own pace while volunteers provide meaningful, interesting, and even humorous insight into the homes.In addition to tours focusing on the overall homes and gardens, tours with more concentrated focuses are also available.  They include Architectural tours, Insider History tours, and Garden tours - ideal for the horticulturalist, aspiring green thumbs, or simply those with a deeper fascination with the intricate features of Charleston’s historic and prominent gardens.
(One last tip for these home tours- tickets are immensely popular and often sell out!  Tickets available July 1st.)


Charleston Beer Week (October 25-Nov 3, 2024)Beer enthusiasts can look forward to a week-long celebration of craft beer with Charleston Beer Week. Currently set to take place from October 25 to November 3, 2024, over 50 events are held at various breweries, bars, and restaurants throughout the city. Enjoy beer tastings, special releases, and food pairings while exploring Charleston’s thriving craft beer scene.  The festivities also include pub crawls, haunted houses, zombie escape rooms, costume contests, and the unveiling of new taps.  Other popular events include yard pong at Commonhouse Aleworks and tap takeovers at various locations including Odyssey Bottle Shop and Lowes Foods.Charleston Beer Week demonstrates the strong community spirit within Charleston’s local brewing industry and invites travelers and locals alike to try something new, savor the spice of life, and stay a while!


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Take a Ghost TourAs the evenings cool down to perfect sweater weather, it’s the ideal time for a ghost tour. Explore the haunted history of Charleston on a walking tour, and discover the spooky stories that lurk in the city’s past. The cooler weather makes it a comfortable and thrilling experience.


Charleston Ghost and Graveyard Tour Charleston Ghost and Dungeon Tour
With lively, entertaining, and vibrant events abounding and perfect weather, fall is a wonderful time to visit Charleston and Isle of Palms. The milder temperatures, smaller crowds, and the array of activities and events make this historic city come alive alongside the beautiful Isle of Palms serene backdrop. Our IOP Escapes staff would be more than happy to provide specific recommendations and help you plan your perfect fall getaway, from booking your vacation rental property to sharing our favorite events and restaurants!  Call or email us today!  AND- We are currently running a bonus!  A 5th-night free promo, read all about it here!  Perfect for your fall plans!