South Carolina

It’s all about timing. To avoid crowds and inflated prices, we recommend the period between high and low seasons when the weather is fine, places are still open and happy to welcome travelers, and you can explore a destination at your own pace. ShermansTravel experts call this magical time and space continuum the Sweet Spot.

When to go to South Carolina

Peak Season: mid-March to August

Travelers flock to beach towns like Myrtle Beach and Hilton Head as soon as spring hits, where they’ll stay until the kids head back to school in fall. Spring is also peak season for Charleston, but high humidity and heat keep crowds thin during July and August.

Off Season: October to mid-March

Though most regions of South Carolina experience fairly mild winters, it’s still cold enough to empty the beaches and golf courses. Charleston remains bustling throughout the fall but visitors taper off after Christmas.

Sweet Spot: September

Whether in the city or on the beach, September is the best time to avoid the crowds and extreme heat, and prices should be lower to boot.

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