Best Springtime Outdoor Pursuits on Daniel Island
It’s no secret that springtime in the Lowcountry is something special. For visitors, it’s remarkable to see the azaleas in full bloom or to sit on the beach in mid-March. But if you live here – and particularly on Daniel Island – you become accustomed to planning your days based on how best to take advantage of the abundant sunshine and mild temperatures at this time of year.
If you’re planning a visit to Daniel Island and Charleston this spring, we hope to see you out and about on the island, enjoying some of these outdoor pursuits. Please stop by our waterfront sales office to pick up an island map and learn more about what it’s like to live here, year-round!
1) Watching the tennis greats.
The Volvo Car Open is annually one of the most anticipated sports events in the Charleston area and this year is no exception, with five of the tournament’s previous champions are returning to the courts: Venus Williams (2004), Jelena Jankovic (2007), Samantha Stosur (2010), Caroline Wozniacki (2011) and Andrea Petkovic (2014). The nine-day Volvo Car Open is the largest women’s-only tennis tournament in North America, attracting an average of 90,000 attendees and more than 70 of the top tennis players.
2) Playing on the water.
Water temperatures may still be on the cooler side but that doesn’t stop residents from jumping in…at least in a kayak or on a paddle board! March is also the ‘kickoff’ of the offshore fishing season in the Lowcountry, though inshore fishing remains constant throughout the year.
3) Dining al fresco.
Most people know that dining out is a favorite pastime for Charleston visitors and residents alike, but this time of year it’s even more enjoyable because the weather is perfect for dining outdoors. The restaurants on Daniel Island encourage dining al fresco, and all boast patios and outdoor dining areas. There’s almost nothing better than enjoying fresh air, great company and conversation, and a delicious meal just minutes from your home.
4) Digging in the dirt.
Island residents are eager to start on their window boxes, gardens and lawns as soon as the temperatures begin to rise. Some years that could even happen in February! The Daniel Island Garden Club was one of the first resident clubs on the island (formed in 1998) and members get together once a month to discuss their love for all things flora and fauna. The club also awards the ‘Garden of the Month’ accolade – the competition really kicks into high gear during the spring!
5) Cruising the trails.
Daniel Island’s 25+ miles of trails are a great way to experience the natural beauty of Daniel Island, while staying fit at the same time! Perfect for walking, running or biking, the trails are easily navigated using the DITrails mobile app. Click here to learn more and download the app.
6) Swinging on the fairway.
Spring is one of the best times of the year to play the Daniel Island Club’s two award-winning golf courses. Members of this private in-town country club enjoy several great golf events each spring, including the Men’s and Women’s Member-Guest Tournaments, 9-Holes Couples’ Golf, the Daniel Island Cup and many more.