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Travel & Leisure named Charleston “America’s Most Friendly City” in 2011 and 2013, and for good reason. Charleston’s ready to give you and your pets a healthy dose of southern hospitality, and all you have to do is check out Go Pet Friendly to discover where to go with to enjoy it with your pets. “The Holy City” is home to some truly beautiful parks, an open market, incredible bars and restaurants and so much more.
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Best Time To Visit
Spring and Fall offer the most comfortable weather for this dog walker’s paradise. Restaurant patios are open (some have heaters for chilly nights). And the local pet friendly beaches give your pup more freedom before the summer season.
You may also find some good bargains on lodging, as long as you don’t arrive during a big event like the Spoleto Arts Festival (held from late May to early June).
Don’t forget that fall brings the risk of hurricanes to the coastal south. You may want to purchase travel insurance for your fall visit.
Winter offers temperatures consistently above freezing and highs in the 60s (Fahrenheit). A light jacket allows comfortable explorations of the city’s stunning architecture and beautiful parks.
Things Not To Miss
Strolling King Street from the West to the East offers views of historic houses, a trip through the shopping district, and ending at the waterfront. Your pup will be happy to stop for a snack at Woof Gang Bakery along the way.
A short walk south to the Waterfront Pier Park gives you access to the pet-friendly water taxi. Buy a ticket for the day and your pet rides free while you get on and off for different attractions. Keep an eye out for dolphins!
A short drive outside of town brings you to Folly Beach, Isle of Palms, and several other pet friendly beaches. The surrounding area offers the stunning attractions of the Charleston Tea Plantation and several Ashley River estates that now offer nature trails, educational tours, and gardens.
A world-class city known for its food and culture, Charleston has plenty to keep any traveler with pets entertained.