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What's happening this fall around Charleston

Written by Nikki Smith on Friday, 16 September 2011.

What's happening this fall around Charleston
Tee off on the Links or Harbor course during your stay at 48 Ocean Point.

Summer is becoming a distant memory, which means it's a great time to start taking advantage of Wild Dunes in the off season. Fewer crowds. Cooler temperatures. With an average high of 76 degrees, it's the perfect time of year to golf, shop and tour the Charleston area.

Here's a look at what's happening near 48 Ocean Point in October. We still have a couple weeks available if you'd like to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. in our vacation home.

Golf at Wild Dunes

One of the best perks of staying at 48 Ocean Point is the proximity to two of the world's most beautiful golf courses. Both designed by the esteemed Tom Fazio, the Links Course and the Harbor Course are challenging at every level. 

During your down time at the house, you can watch other golfers putt on the 17th green on the Links Course from your private patio or collect lost golf balls near the beach. 

Homes & Garden Tour

Tickets are on sale now for the Preservation Society of Charleston's 35th Annual Homes & Garden Tour. It's actually several tours you can take, where you'll enjoy unique neighborhoods that represent Charleston’s flourishing culture from the Colonial era to the present. 

Most of the properties on tour are privately owned and are open to the public exclusively for the Preservation Society of Charleston. Tours begin September 22 and last through October 23. Check out their website for more.

Explore Civil War history

Charleston is where the Civil War began more than 150 years ago. And with the weather cooling down a bit, the air is right for a tour of the city's extensive history. Set sail with one of any number of companies that offer cruises around the Charleston Harbor and Fort Sumpter. Or saddle up for a horse-and-buggy carriage tour of the "Holy City." Get and up-close look at the old walled city as well as historic churches and public buildings that stood as far back at the Colonial Days.

If walking is more your speed, there are a number of interesting walking tours. Some of our favorites tour the darker side of the city's history, including The Old City Jail and some of the city's spooky graveyards.

Shop for antiques

If you think a city like Charleston, which is so rich with history dating all the way back to the founding of this country, would be an ideal place to find an abundance of antiques, you'd be right. Go for a walk and explore some of the Holy City's many fine antique shops. You'll be sure to find one-of-a-kind furniture, Civil War relics, priceless pieces of art, silver and other artifacts.

Fall is also a great time to stay at 48 Ocean Point because it's so affordable. While the price usually doesn't drop to $295 per night until October 7, I'm going to start offering the fall price 10 days early since we have some availability still during the last week of September. Contact me if you'd like to book a stay with us. 

About the Author

Nikki Smith

Nikki is the booking manager for 48 Ocean Point. She works directly for the property owner and books reservations for this property only. If you have a question about the house or would like to make a reservation, please send her an email.