Mt Pleasant South Carolina, or Mount Pleasant, as it is also commonly spelled, is the fourth most populous city in the state. It is separated from larger Charleston by the Cooper River and offers enviable access to the barrier island beaches on Sullivan’s Island and the Isle of Palms. Mt Pleasant residents and visitors alike can also venture off to the nearby beach community of Folly Beach when some time on the sand is in order. Away from the beaches, such area attractions as Boone Hall, the Charles Pinckney National Historic Site, Fort Sumter, and the Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum await. The beautifully-landscaped Memorial Waterfront Park and the Splash Island Waterpark are just two more points of interest. If your main reason for visiting Mt Pleasant is to board a cruise ship at Charleston Harbor, the area accommodations are known to offer great stay and cruise packages.
Mt Pleasant SC Hotels
Mt Pleasant SC Hotels
A number of Mt Pleasant hotels are chain brand establishments that mix Southern charm with their own time-tested service practices. Chain brand motels provide options in the more budget-friendly bracket. For those who are searching for something different, the Shem Creek Inn is a 50-room boutique hotel that offers waterfront charm just across the harbor from downtown Charleston. Several inns and bed and breakfasts, such as the Inn at I’On, can be found around Mt Pleasant, and when a beachfront accommodation is the aim, the Palms Oceanfront Hotel (pictured) figures among the area lodging options of choice. The Palms is found on the Isle of Palms just minutes from Mt Pleasant and Charleston.
Mt Pleasant Downtown
When Mt Pleasant visitors aren’t out visiting the area beaches or taking in such attractions as Boone Hall or Patriots Point, they can explore the city’s inviting downtown district. Shops, restaurants, and bars combine in the downtown area to provide options for things to do, and sightseers can wander over to “The Old Village.” Also known as the Mount Pleasant Historic District, this part of town boasts the oldest homes and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The district covers 30 blocks and is bounded by the Charleston Harbor, Shem Creek, Royal Avenue, and McCants Drive.
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