Top things to do in Charleston in February
Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! Imagine whisking your special someone away to an unforgettable destination for the holiday. What about a destination with delicious food and wine, historical sites, coastal vibes, and charming city attractions? Sound like a good match? Pack your bags – you’re headed to Charleston for your perfect romantic getaway!
Any time of year is a great time to visit Charleston, but the winter months are particularly desirable for several reasons. Popular attractions stay open year-round and the crowds typical during the summer months diminish considerably from January through March. The winter weather in Charleston is mild and snowfall is rare. You can expect cooler mornings and evenings with warm, pleasant afternoons reaching the mid-60’s. Most importantly, all of the culinary favorites that we love to visit on our tours offer seasonal, mouth-watering dishes that are worth savoring any time of year.
We pride ourselves in offering the highest quality culinary tours with our knowledgeable, personable tour guides. Because we have relationships and connections with restaurant owners throughout the city, we are able to treat you to experiences not every tourist gets to enjoy. In addition to the adventure for your palate, you will be entertained with historical tidbits and stories about the Lowcountry throughout your time with us. Count on us to help provide you with an unforgettable experience led by an experienced local with insider tips. Be sure to call ahead to book one of our award-winning culinary tours – many of our most popular tours sell out!
Keep in mind, Charleston is a city that offers something for everyone. Need a few ideas? Here is a great list of upcoming attractions during the month of February to get you started.
Drayton Hall Walking Tour – February 1
A beautifully preserved Civil War-era plantation, this historical site is worth the visit. This walking tour of Drayton Hall is your opportunity to visit and discuss in-depth the events and implications of the end of the Civil War on the lives of the enslaved and the Drayton Hall owners at the time.
Oyster Roast Festival – February 8
This is an annual cork shuckin’ festival with local oysters, music, food trucks, and beer, plus tastings and drinks from Deep Water Vineyard and Firefly Distillery. You can also expect swings, vineyard animals, and a jump castle with hot cocoa or slushies (depending on weather). There will be something for everyone!
Charleston Wine Festival – February 8
Come and sample 50+ different wines, mimosas, beers and ciders all while enjoying live music and opportunities to socialize. Ticket price includes a souvenir acrylic wine glass, entertainment, and all of your wine, cider, & beer samples.
Charleston Coffee Festival – February 9
The 6th Annual Coffee Festival will be held at Lo-Fi Brewing and will host local coffee roasters as well as those all over the east coast. Look for coffee competitions, ware from local artisans, and activities for kids at this family-friendly event.
LowCountry Irish Fest Concert – February 23
This musical and cultural gathering celebrating all things uniquely Irish will be held in Downtown Charleston at the Charleston Music Hall. This historic building is worth visiting in and of itself, but will be doubly exciting to participate in the highly acclaimed Irish fest. One of the oldest buildings in town, the music hall was originally built in the mid-1800s as a railroad station. It was transformed to a music hall just in the 1990s.
Catch some tunes
Enjoy live entertainment at a concert while visiting.
- The Fab Four – Feb. 8
- Tony Bennett – Feb. 11
- Kansas – Feb. 14
- ABBA – Feb. 21
- Wallows – Feb. 22
- Amy Grant – Feb. 27
- Tommy Emmanuel – Feb. 28
Visit the theatre
Looking for live entertainment? There are plenty of local option from comedy to live theatre performances throughout the month of February. Check our their schedules for upcoming performances.
We know you have a choice in the destinations you choose to travel to. Whether this is your first time visiting the Holy City or if you have been here many times before, we look forward to helping you create memories and connections that will last a lifetime. When Charleston was established way back in 1670 as Charles Town (in order to honor King Charles II of England), it gained popularity, quickly becoming one of the largest cities in North America within a short ten years. Its popularity has continued to increase to this day.
Beautiful historic homes and gardens, fine art by local artists, fresh oysters, creative cuisine, stunning beaches and antique shopping are just a few of the reasons visitors frequent this ever-popular city. We hope to see you soon!