If you are looking for the best time to visit South Carolina, consider March through May, or September through October. Warm spring weather and longer days are just right for famous events like the Myrtle Beach Bike Week! But early fall’s mild temps and beautiful foliage are also very tempting. Come in October for the South Carolina State Fair, and add on some extras—the Palmetto State offers great hiking and fishing! “Shoulder season” (spring and fall) is also a pearl for budget tourists. If you choose to visit in summer, keep in mind that June through August are the peak of the heat and humidity, and you will be in the Deep South. To beat the heat, head to Charleston, Grand Strand, or Hilton Head to chill by the "big water" and enjoy those ocean breezes. The Carolina Country Music Festival, which takes place in June, is an event not to miss. Temperatures dramatically drop between December and February, and the coolest conditions can be found in the higher elevations of the Blue Ridge Mountains. But if you don't mind wintery weather, you’ll find the best prices with the least crowds.
Get covered in paint at this festival of color
A great combination of beach fun and country music
About half a dozen hummingbirds species visit South Carolina
Magic is in the air when thousands of synchronous fireflies light up the dark forest
Attracted by fruits and nectar, these birds are often spotted in the gardens
One of the best nature spots in South Carolina with boat-in camping
Twelve days of diverse exhibits, exciting competitions, rides, and premiere entertainment
The first-rate African American motorcycle rally in the U.S.
Discover top leaf-peeping spots of Upstate South Carolina
Myrtle Beach area offers a variety of events to celebrate the Independence Day
Bring the family and enjoy hot air balloons and food vendors throughout a weekend in September
The largest displays of holiday spirit in the state
A magical season full of events and activities
A dazzling holiday destination near Charleston
After visiting this festival, you'll fall in love with pecans!
The combination of balloon rides and equestrian competitions
Add a sparkle to your Myrtle Beach holiday vacation
One of the best cities in the world dresses up in red, white and blue
The cobblestone streets of Charleston, dating back to the 1670s, are a perfect backdrop for frights and scares
Plan your fall with this street fair in mind
The most famous holiday show of the South with a mix of Christmas music and Yuletide comedy
A large agricultural fair in Spartanburg with plenty of entertainment for the whole family
The annual balloon festival, which benefits a cancer charity