Mount Pleasant (South Carolina)Greater Charleston region of South Carolina. The population of the town has exploded, making it a very popular bedroom community of the city of Charleston.
address: 99 Harry M. Hallman, Jr. Blvd
- Take US-17 North out of Charleston across the Ravenel Bridge.
- Or, take I-26 W out of Charleston to I-526 E
From Myrtle Beach
- US-17 S from Myrtle Beach through Georgetown and to Mount Pleasant.
- Take I-26 E to I-526 E. (About 40 miles from I-95)
phone: +1 843-881-5516This national historic site features a portion of the rice and indigo plantation of one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence. It tells the story of a little known founder who helped write the Declaration of Independence, as well as the stories of enslaved people on his plantation. The visitor center is housed in an 1828 Lowcountry coastal cottage, but this was built after the farm was sold by the Pinckneys.
address: 444 Needlerush Parkway, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464Offers a water park, large shaded meadows perfect for picnics, a dog playground, and plenty of trails for taking in the scenery.
phone: +1 843 216-9900address: 1600 Palmetto Grande DriveTown Centre has many upscale clothing stores, restaurants, and shops. It has a movie theater, the Palmetto Grande 16 Stadium Cinema. It is easy to walk around, with plenty sidewalks, and is suited more for pedestrians than cars. It has an Aussie Outfitters, Banana Republic, Barnes & Noble, Bed Bath & Beyond, Belk, J. Jill, Old Navy, and a TCBY, to name a few. Its restaurants include Burtons Grill, Grimaldi's Pizzeria, LongHorn Steakhouse, P.F. Changs China Bistro, and Qdoba(Mexican restaurant). The full list of stores is at
Sweetgrass Craftsaddress: Highway 17 North of IOP ConnectorSweetgrass weaving is a Gullah specialty and done by hand to produce a wide range of crafts from coasters to child-sized baskets. It's interesting to see the weaving process and it can be viewed for free wherever sweetgrass crafts are sold. The seller will typically be working on a craft wherever he or she is selling them. For the larger baskets, they will sit inside of it while weaving. Sweetgrass crafts are quite expensive. A small basket to hold coins or keys will cost between $70 and $150 depending on the intricacy and features such as handles. Larger baskets can cost upwards of $500. If you want more of a bargain or a little more selection, go to the roadside stalls on Highway 17 in between The Isle of Palms Connector and Park West.
Although nearby Charleston is more well known for its restaurants, Mount Pleasant has its fair share of great places to eat as well.
address: 624 Long Point Rd. Mount Pleasant, SC 29464 (Belle Hall Shopping Center)Delicious fried chicken with great dipping sauces, sandwiches, salads, and beer. Fried banana pudding for dessert!
Mt Pleasant features Shem Creek and several bar and grills side by side. Red's Icehouse, RB's, and Vickery's are the most popular.
address: 400 Magrath Darby BlvdThis extended stay hotel has an outdoor pool, exercise room and offers free continental breakfast.
address: 1401 Shrimp Boat LaneBreathtaking views of Shem Creek highlight this boutique hotel 4 miles from Charleston. The hotel features an outdoor pool, complimentary continental breakfast, meeting rooms, restaurant, and wireless internet access.