There are so many amazing things about Charleston but the one thing that I think sticks out most is its charm! If you have never been to visit it is something that you won’t forget. Yes, we have beaches, museums, parks, and lots of history, but it’s the southern charm that will grab at your heartstrings! Today I am sharing the Charleston Southern Charm that I will miss most!
My husband and I are moving in the next few weeks to Florida. It is not what we had planned for our future, but we are still excited about the new adventures that await us there! While Florida is still in the South, we will miss the parts that Charleston brings that no other city has been able to. If you haven’t visited it yet I highly recommend it because it is beautiful! I have a few blog posts that will help but start with, 3 Hidden Gems to Visit on Your Next Trip to Charleston SC.
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Southern Style Homes
I absolutely love a front porch and with our current home, we have a double front porch. It doesn’t get more southern than that! Porches are big here in the Charleston area and people like to personalize them. With adding flower planters, rocking chairs, swings, you name it! My favorite time of year is Memorial Day or the 4th of July when people deck their porches out with red, white, and blue banners!
Prior to A/C southern porches had a privacy door on them and would sometimes be on the side of the house. It depended on which direction the home was built and which way you could get the best airflow! The privacy door serves a purpose and people used these as sleeping porches or for privacy to just strip down to their bloomers back in the day when they dressed to the nines to cool off!
Mossy Trees & Landscape
Is there anything as pretty as taking a long drive and seeing tree-lined roads with hanging Spanish Moss? We have several roads that have “tree tunnels” of these mossy hanging trees. The moss typically likes to hang out on Southern Live Oaks and Bald Cypress trees. It is a pretty sight to see but you generally want to use caution when picking it up. It tends to be a popular place for snakes, bats, and jumping spiders to hang out! No thank you! I will enjoy it from a distance … Lol! Birds do love it to build their nests with.
A few popular places to go to enjoy a great photo opportunity are Boone Hall Plantation and The Angel Oak Tree.
Boone Hall Plantation has a famous avenue of Oak trees as you drive in which is beautiful! They also have many other things that you can do while there which are worth the trip. Click here to find out more information.
The Angel Oak Tree is considered to be the largest Live Oak Tree east of the Mississippi estimated to be 300 to 400 years old! It is beautiful and is a great photo opportunity! The Angel Oak is located on James Island. You can find out more information here.
Charming Downtown Streets
Downtown Charleston has so much to offer! There is something for everyone and southern charm is on top of the list! You could spend an entire day just walking the streets looking at all the homes, businesses, parks, and historical sites.
We had our family photos taken downtown a few years ago when we had all our kids in town at the same time. Talk about an abundance of photo opportunities! Spring and summer is a great time to visit because so many of the streets have window boxes of flowers and plants that are beautiful! And don’t get me started on all the iron gates and fences, so pretty!
I did a blog post a while back, 3 Must Do’s on Your Next Charleston Trip. You should check it out! All 3 things are in the downtown area.
We have loved every moment that we have spent in the Charleston area and are going to miss it terribly, especially that southern charm! We have so many great memories but are excited about the new adventures we are going to have. I am super excited about being able to share those adventures with y’all!
Please share in the comments your favorite parts of Charleston and what you would like to see in my future blog posts as we move to Florida!
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