Cruising Around Charleston SC in the Fall

After hopping on a cruiser bike to explore Charleston SC a couple of weeks ago, I have decided visiting the charming town in the fall is a must!

Why You Should Visit Charleston SC in the Fall | Cruiser Bike | Louella Reese

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If you’ve been following Louella Reese for any length of time you know I absolutely love Charleston. As well as the fact that I’ve been 100000x times – maybe a little bit of an exaggeration but I have been a crazy amount of times. The charming town is a very easy drive from Charlotte. Can even be a day trip (have done a day trip twice, it’s a long day but totally doable). Anyways, after visiting year after year in the spring, summer, and winter seasons, I visited in the fall. Now I think fall is THE TIME to go to Charleston.

This realization also made me realize that my initial visit to Charleston was also in the fall. I never really thought about that being the case because I just fell in love with the town SO much and every visit after was spring, summer, or winter. No wonder I really fell in love with the southern town – not only all of it’s charm but Charleston’s fall weather is pure perfection. Especially when you spend your days + evenings outdoors.

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What to Wear to Bike around Charleston | Casual Fall Outfit for Travel | Louella Reese

Reasons to visit Charleston SC in the Fall

The weather is incredible and makes spending your days outdoors a lot more bearable. Charleston in the summer is HOT! I mean HOT, HOT, HOT and ridiculously humid. Which kind stinks when you’re spending the whole day outside exploring the charming streets, visiting the shops on King St., or sipping a cocktail at one of the many rooftop bars. Therefore, fall temperature is a dream! You can easily spend the whole day outside without breaking a sweat.

All of the fall decor. Charleston locals bring their A-game when it comes to fall decor. From their fall floral window boxes to their staircases full of the most beautiful mums. You’ll typically find a beautiful wreath on their front door as well. You’ll head home with all of the front porch decor inspiration!

The fall treats at all of the local restaurants, coffee shops, bakeries and bars! I don’t know about you but I love alllll of the fall treats. Pumpkin everything, apple cider, apple baked goodies, and the list goes on. Lucky for me (and you, if this is you’re thing as well) Charleston is totally stocked with all of these goodies in the fall season. My favorite from our trip, a Apple Cider Margarita at The Spectator Hotel’s bar – it was AMAZING! Definitely wanting to recreate at home.

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c/o everlane cashmere crewneck sweater | c/o everlane wide leg crop pants | reebok white leather sneakers | madewell transport tote | bp. round frame sunglasses | lack of color wool hat

With the beautiful weather, we were able to cruise around on the cruiser bikes from The French Quarter Inn to explore Charleston a bit. Which I think is the best way to get around town! There is just so much ground to cover, a bike makes it all a little more accessible. As well as getting you in the Charleston mindset – tell me a cruiser bike doesn’t scream Charleston. Oh and you’ll see so many of the local riding them as well!

So are you convinced you need to book your trip to Charleston this fall ASAP?!

More Charleston content coming later this week and next but before that, catch up on past Charleston content. Some of my favorites – Hotel Bella Grace + Charleston Travel Diary + Your Charleston Questions Answered, Spring Trends to Try with Versona, and Spring Maxi Dresses with Hillary

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28 Comments

  1. Dana Mannarino wrote:

    I’m DYING to do Charleston in the Fall! I feel like I’d really enjoy it during cooler months.

    Dana | The Champagne Edit 

    Posted 10.23.19 Reply
    • You need to gal! Seriously the best. The cooler temperatures make exploring WAY better!

      xo Laura Leigh

      Posted 10.23.19 Reply
  2. Morgan wrote:

    Three things Laura Leigh LOVES – Charleston, being outside on a nice day, and Everlane! So, this post pretty much describes your perfect day 💕

    -Morgan
    How 2 Wear It [] http://how2wearit.com

    Posted 10.23.19 Reply
  3. Lizzie wrote:

    I love this outfit so much! it couldn’t be more perfect. The neutral colors go well together and I feel like these pieces would mix well with pretty much anything!

    Lizzie
    http://www.lizzieinlace.com

    Posted 10.23.19 Reply
    • Thank you Lizzie 🙂 you are just too sweet! And they really do mix and match so well.

      xo Laura Leigh

      Posted 10.23.19 Reply
  4. Rachel wrote:

    Such a fun trip!! I’ve been dying to get down to Charleston, SC and will definitely make a point to visit next fall.

    Rachel
    http://www.hello-her.com

    Posted 10.23.19 Reply
  5. rebecca wrote:

    your posts always have me wishing I was in Charleston!! It really does sound like Fall is a great time to go. Can’t wait to see more!

    xx rebecca

    Posted 10.23.19 Reply
  6. This looks like it was so much fun! Omg this neutral outfit is amazing- love the pants! xoxo sarah

    Posted 10.23.19 Reply
    • It really was. Aw thank you lady 🙂 they’re the best pants – totally hooked on them!

      xo Laura Leigh

      Posted 10.23.19 Reply
  7. Stephanie wrote:

    If I’m being honest, I think autumn is the ideal season to visit literally anywhere – because it’s the most comfortable. Although, I guess I’d probably do January or February for like Cali, Arizona, or Florida (because of the intensity of heat). Can you tell I hate the heat? Haha! But now I really wanna visit Charleston in the fall!

    Posted 10.23.19 Reply
    • That is very, very true! And girl I am with you on the heat – I like a little sun and warmth but not into the full on sweating kind of heat. You absolutely should visit – it is seriously the most beautiful during fall season. Spring as well if I am being honest – when everything is in bloom.

      xo Laura Leigh

      Posted 10.24.19 Reply
  8. Anna English wrote:

    Charleston is perfect, no matter what time of year it is! I can’t wait to see more from your travels.

    Posted 10.23.19 Reply
  9. Annaliese wrote:

    I was in Charleston in late September and I agree with you- such an AMAZING time of year to visit! It was like 80 and low humidity every day- perfection!

    xoxo A
    http://www.southernbelleintraining.com

    Posted 10.24.19 Reply
  10. Oh Charleston in the fall is goals, I would love to just spend a long week there adventuring. I love that you went on a bike tour!

    Posted 10.24.19 Reply
  11. Emily wrote:

    I couldn’t agree more! Charleston in the fall may just be my favorite! It’s less busy and the lack of humidity and heat makes it so perfect! I hate we missed you by a day when we were there!

    Posted 10.24.19 Reply
    • Yes girl with you on that! Definitely true about it being less busy as well – which I love! And me too – would have LOVED to see y’all!

      xo Laura Leigh

      Posted 10.24.19 Reply
  12. Lydia wrote:

    I think you’ve convinced me! The weather sounds perfect, and I know the town is just dripping with charm. I’d get a cruiser bike for sure!
    Chic on the Cheap

    Posted 10.24.19 Reply
    • Yay! So happy to hear that…my job here is done 🙂 haha. It really is the most charming town ever!

      xo Laura Leigh

      Posted 10.24.19 Reply
  13. Caitlin wrote:

    Some day I will make it to Charleston! I wish you had the bike riding video on here though haha!

    Posted 10.25.19 Reply
    • Yes girl, you have to! Oh my goodness I should have done that. Need to figure out how to add it haha.

      xo Laura Leigh

      Posted 10.25.19 Reply
  14. roxy wrote:

    Cruiser bikes!! 😍 Yup I’m in love. We have wanted to do Charleston for a long time and I just know we have to get there soon!!

    Posted 10.27.19 Reply
    • They’re the best, aren’t they? You absolutely must plan a trip soon. Definitely visit in the fall if you can or early spring.

      xo Laura Leigh

      Posted 10.28.19 Reply