If you live in an apartment in Charleston, SC, here are some must-adds for your fall to-do list.
October has arrived! Besides the great weather that fall brings, the season also brings a lot of fun fall activities along with it. Here are 10 things to do in Charleston this October.
1. Boone Hall Fright Nights
In the spirit of Halloween, a visit to Boone Hall is a must. That is, if you love haunted houses and being scared out of your mind! During October Boone Hall is transformed into a spooky haunted mansion. They have four different attractions, including a super creepy hayride. On top of the Fright Nights, they also have a killer maze and pumpkin patch open during the day.
2. Legare Farms Pumpkin Patch
This may be a little basic, but it is the epitome of a fall fun. Legare Farms is one of the oldest working farms in the nation, established in 1725. On top of having an extremely popular pumpkin patch, they also have a series of mazes that are super fun as well. What are you waiting for? Go pick some pumpkins, take them home to decorate and sip your pumpkin spice latte while watching "Halloweentown" on Disney. Fall perfection.
3. Fall Carriage Ride
Charleston is known for their horse-drawn carriage rides. Yes, it is a major tourist attraction, but sometimes it's nice to be a tourist in your own town. Taking a carriage ride this month is a nice and easy way to really enjoy the changes of the season -- the colors of the leaves and the nice fall breeze.
4. Ghost Tours
Ghost tours are also pretty popular among tourists visiting Charleston, but it's oh-so-Halloween and super informative! It's a great way to learn about the many legends haunting the Holy City. There are many different tours to choose from with different themes. One of the most popular ghost tours in Charleston is the Haunted Jail Tour. It was built in 1802, and it's amazing that most of its structures remain the same! It is known to be one of the creepiest of the many ghost tours.
5. Boneyard Beach
Boneyard Beach, or Bull Island Ferry, is a cool place to visit in general. Not only that, but the atmosphere of this beach in the fall is quite enchanting. It's the perfect place for a fall stroll and you are guaranteed to take some great photos. It's one and a half miles of cedar and oak trees stuck in the shore of the beach, and bleached by the sun. There is also no sign of civilization from the shoreline, which makes for an eerie experience.
6. Camping at James Island County Park
Fall, in my opinion, is the best season for camping. James Island County Park is a fantastic place to camp if you aren't looking to drive outside of the low country. They have kayak, paddle boat and bike rentals, as well as several scenic trails for walking, running and biking. They also have a dog park and a disc golf course. Did I mention they have wall climbing? James Island County Park is home to South Carolina's tallest outdoor climbing wall.
7. Kudu Coffee Dates
Kudu Coffee on Vanderhorst Road in downtown Charleston is known for its quaint and cozy atmosphere. It's a great place to get a hot cup of coffee or hot chocolate on a chilly or rainy fall day. They also host live music on the weekends, and the pastries are to die for. Plus, they have cute outdoor seating for the warmer days. It might be fall, but it is still Charleston.
8. Citadel Football Games
Fall wouldn't be fall without college football! The Citadel's Johnson Hagood football stadium is situated conveniently in downtown Charleston.
9. Greek Fall Festival
Festivals are always a must. The Greek festival is a tradition in Charleston that brings great food, music and culture to the city. There is always something for everyone at the Greek festival.
10. Murder Mystery Cruise
Who doesn't enjoy playing dress up every once in awhile? Departing from the City Marina, this unique cruise transforms into a 1920s themed speakeasy. It's very much like a big game of "Clue." Dinner is included. Food is always a plus!