It is always difficult to pack for a trip to Charleston or anywhere else for that matter. You can find extremely organized and experienced individuals willing to pack your bags for a fistful of dollars on TaskRabbit. Live smarter. Get things done easily, reliably and quickly.
Sunglasses are extremely essential items when you are going to Charleston and you should always bring a few of them.
Average Weather In February
The coldest month of the year in Charleston has always been January followed closely by December and February according to US News.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration or NOAA is a federal agency that enriches life through science. Their reach goes from the surface of the sun to the depths of the ocean floor as they work to keep citizens informed of the changing environment around us.
How cold or hot is Charleston in February, exactly?
Do I need to bring my umbrella to Charleston in February?
When in February should I go to Charleston if I don’t like the cold weather or the hot weather?
NOAA spends more than $5.6 billion each year answering these and other extremely important questions about the weather. You may as well use the massive data warehouses currently stored in their supercomputers to plan your next trip. Here is more detailed information about the weather in February in Charleston.
Here are some outfit ideas.
What to wear if you are a woman
I suggest at least a few skirts, dresses, shorts, a couple of sandals and you also need to be packing some very comfortable running shoes because you are going to walk a lot.
What to wear if you are a man
If you are going to a fine restaurant, and you should every time you are in Charleston you should make an effort and dress properly.
Inappropriately dressed people do not affect the taste of superb food, but let me ask you one thing.
If you are invited to a place to enjoy classical music composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart would you rather wear a tuxedo or a pair of leather pants? Falco died in 1998.
In this scenario, each musician invested decades of his life training to become a master in one or more musical instruments and they expect to be appreciated by you, the consumer.
These musicians work for you. Even if the concert is totally free. They are still working for you. Maybe the extremely nice people of Russia are paying their salaries and the rest of the financial costs because they want to share the works of masters like Пётр Ильи́ч Чайко́вский or И́горь Фёдорович Страви́нский.
Preparing a meal is exactly like playing a song. The top chef behind the original recipe has been dead for decades and somehow the recipe was recorded for the next generation of human beings, first on a cookbook and more recently in a television show on the Food Network.
Unless you are eating at Burger King or Kentucky Fried Chicken, it is likely that the chef went to Le Cordon Bleu.
Le Cordon Bleu is, in case you have been living under a rock in the last two decades, a school from France that was started in 1895 that has slowly expanded to 50 schools in many countries including Canada, the United States of America and Mexico.
If you are planning to open a restaurant, then you really should hire a chef graduated from this experienced educational institution.
Back in the day you had to be a President or a CEO to enjoy a meal prepared by these individuals. Now anybody can eat like a Khan. It is very difficult to become a chef, particularly if you live in Mexico or Peru.
It’s not a bad idea to partner with seven middle class individuals in your city and hire one of my Mexican or Peruvian chefs to prepare all your meals once a week. I will take care of all the paperwork for you. If you are making more than $62,434 each year, then you should drop me a line. Your family deserves to eat like an Emperor at least once a week.
You work hard. Sometimes you have to stop and smell the roses. Life is too short.
If you don’t know who Julia Child was then I strongly suggest you to watch the film Julie & Julia starring Academy Award Meryl Streep and Academy Award Nominee Amy Adams.
Back in the day, you could not enter into a restaurant if you were not white. A few decades later, you could not enter into a restaurant without a jacket because jackets were expensive at the time and most people could not afford them. Fortunately for all of us, Sam Walton found a way to bring cheap jackets from China into the United States of America and now homeless persons have jackets, mostly because angry wives everywhere are always donating their husbands’ entire wardrobe to the catholic churches after they discover that they are having an affair with the maid or the secretary or the exotic dancer moonlighting as a driver for Lyft to pay her student loans.
The jacket was a symbol of financial success and a way to separate the poor from the wealthy.
You don’t have to wear a jacket anymore, but you should wear a jacket anyway. You can afford one now. I don’t think you fully understand how fortunate you are.
Only 1,400 Canali suits are manufactured daily in seven factories in Italy. These magnificent suits used to cost thousands of dollars each and they were hand made by tailors. Now anybody can buy them because we have machines that can make them a lot faster than a human being without sacrificing the high quality.
Back in the day, you could only buy these fine suits in Italy. Now they are only a few miles away from where you live. Maybe I should open a Canali store in Houston, San Antonio and Dallas.
What to wear if you are a minor
Nobody cares. You will be fine.
Nobody knows more about globe-trotting than the National Geographic Society, which has been around us since 1888. If you are not currently a 21 Century Fox (FOX, FOXA) shareholder then you should buy a few shares each month. They will pay you at least $100 each month assuming you hold at least 4,800 shares which should be more than enough to pay for your satellite or cable bill.
Sadly, the National Geographic Channel barely reaches 73.95% of the households in the United States of America.
The South Carolina Guide is extremely useful.
Charleston Travel Tips
Many major roads change names without warning and if you are not careful you may think that you made a wrong turn and you somehow ended on different street but you are still on the right track. Confusing, I know.
You don’t want to end up like Cosmo Kramer on the nexus of the universe where a street intersects with itself.
There is a new invention. It’s called MapQuest.
This may be a good time to let you know that one of the largest consumer electronics companies in the entire world is Garmin (GRMN) and they sell $2.6 billion each year in electronic devices designed to help you find your way.
They turned a profit of more than $520 million in 2011, $542 million in 2012 and $612 million in 2013.
Apparently, a lot of people get lost very easily. It’s not a bad idea to systematically buy a few Garmin shares each month. It’s not like we are going to increase our navigational skills anytime soon. I still don’t understand how the birds fly in the right direction every time.
You need to buy one of these things if you are behind the wheel in Charleston.
I found the article 25 reasons we love Charleston by Geraldine Campbell helpful.
Stay in a B&B. There are many of them all over the city and they charge you less cash than publicly traded corporations like Hilton Worldwide Holdings (HLT) because they don’t need to buy any golden parachutes.
Hilton Worldwide Holdings currently generates a profit of more than $1,000,000 PER DAY if you can believe that. They don’t even need to build more hotels anymore. They can just acquire an unprofitable hotel from Wyndham Worlwide (WYN), Marriot International (MAR) or Starwoods Hotels and Resorts Worldwide (HOT) and change the name to Hilton and turn it into a gold mine.
This blog post is brought to you by Holidae Inn.
I write every now and then about Las Vegas Sands (LVS) and other hotels.
I hope this article can help you to decide what to pack.