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The winter months are more commonly associated with mountain trips, but here in the Carolinas it’s time for long strolls on the beach and off-leash runs for Jasper! In the winter months, temperatures stay in the low 60’s, and the beaches empty out…creating ample space to park a chair and enjoy the salt air. If you’re planning a getaway in the next few months, mark your calendar for Sullivan’s Island and consider this your personalized itinerary for a memorable weekend!

Friday | settle and feast.

Arrive in Charleston mid afternoon, and settle into your new “home away from home.” Grab a beach chair and claim your spot by 5:00 p.m. And my dear friend, prepare your eyes for a breathtaking sunset. Charleston is known for its historic sites and fantastic food…and the beach is no different! With a weekend on Sullivan’s Island, you can put the car in the garage and enjoy some world class dining just blocks from your wrap around porch. (Make sure you have a 7:00 p.m. reservation for The Obstinate Daughter!)

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Saturday | breathe in, and walk it out.

First rule of island life: don’t set an alarm clock! Wake up as you’d like, and make your way to Cafe Medley for a cup of coffee and a delicious egg and cheese sandwich. Relish a mid-morning stroll along the shoreline, and find your spot for a picnic lunch near the Sullivan’s Island Lighthouse. And for the remainder of your day’s planning, practice my husband’s saying: nothing to do and all day to do it.

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Sunday| bike for burgers.

Even with a winter breeze, the weather bodes well for a beach cruise on wheels. Rent a beach cruiser and cover the island. Mid morning, make a stop on the end of the island for a tour of Fort Moultrie. Loop through the residential area of Sullivan’s and turn back towards town for award winning burgers at Poe’s – a must for all visitors and residents alike. (And if you’re not ready to leave after lunch…stay an extra day with us, and explore downtown Charleston!)

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Cooler temperatures and few tourists make this season ideal for a peaceful “beachy” getaway. Visit the town’s website for fall events and even more getaway ideas! Happy travels, my friend.


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