Comfort Suites at Isle of Palms Connector
1130 Hungryneck Blvd.
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
Phone: (843) 216-0004
Fax: (843) 216-8811
Originally a 715-acre (290-hectare) plantation called Snee Farm and owned by four-time Governor of South Carolina Charles Pinckney. this historic attraction is now 28 acres (11 hectares). A leader in the early formation of the United States, Charles Pinckney was a delegate to the 1787 Constitutional Congress in Philadelphia. In 1791, President George Washington visited the plantation during his Southern Tour. An 1828 farmhouse, rebuilt on the site of former buildings destroyed by hurricanes, serves as the visitor center to the park and offers an orientation video, historic exhibits, self-guided tours, archeological sites and bookstore. There is also a half-mile walking tour. Ongoing archeological excavations since 1987 are uncovering important dwellings and plantation items that existed during the Pinckney era. There is no admission fee. Administered by the National Park Service, Department of the Interior, it is closed New Year's Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. Complimentary use of wheelchairs is available at the visitor center. -Natasha Lawrence
Spend a relaxing day with your family at Palmetto Islands County Park. This park features biking trails, walking tracks, playground and picnic spots for enjoying a fun day with your loved ones.
Explore the beer-making process at Westbrook Brewing Company. This place is known for making some of the best craft beers in town. Check their website to know more about their beer tasting and other events at the brewery.
Although the main attraction is a pirate-themed miniature golf course, Blackbeard's Cove also offers go-karts, arcade games, gemstone mining and wall climbing. There is also an indoor playground and jump land for youngsters and paint ball for the older crowd. Refreshments can be purchased at the Galley, which features pizza, hot dogs and chicken fingers. Picnic tables are available. Located adjacent to the Mt. Pleasant KOA, live entertainment is offered Friday and Saturday evenings from 6p at the Tiki Bar (that also sells wine and beer). Hours vary by season, so check the website. There is free parking on-site. Prices vary for golf and attractions; combination can be made.
For those curious about the natural water wonders around Charleston, Nature Adventures take small groups on saltwater and blackwater tours. Experienced guides take you on guided expeditions of the wetlands and rivers via kayaks or canoes. Learn about the colonies of shorebirds and see colorful wildflowers, Native American ruins and old rice plantations. Two- and three-hour tours are offered. All day and overnight trips are also available. Check the website or call for more information. No experience is necessary.
Mt. Pleasant Presbyterian Church or MPPC is a local church that dates back to 1854. This structure was raised by survivors of Civil War and then was used as a hospital and school respectively. Today, it is a modern church that retains traditional values and helps the local community. The church also has on-site accommodation option for visitors who have patients admitted in the surrounding area and do not live in Mt Pleasant. It also has a learning center that educates students in a caring and loving environment. For complete details, check website.
Feel close to nature as you visit the Pitt Street Bridge. This park is known for its scenic setting and houses different species of birds. Watch a beautiful sunset or sail through the water; this place is a must visit for spending a relaxing day with your loved ones.
Open sunrise to sunset. Park with restrooms and visitor information. Metered parking. Free admission.
Enjoy a peaceful day in the company of your loved ones as you visit the scenic Mount Pleasant Pier. This place is known for fishing activities. Apart from this, Mount Pleasant Pier features multiple picnic spots offering beautiful views of the town. There is a small shop which stocks fishing equipment, souvenirs and refreshments.
Fort Moultrie National Monument is a superior example of how coastal defenses have evolved over time. It is actually the third structure built to defend the coast on Sullivan's Island; the first two versions of Fort Moultrie were destroyed in hurricanes. Edgar Allan Poe penned a poem and the story "The Gold Bug" while stationed here in the early 1800s, and Seminole Indian Chief Osceola was buried at the entrance to the fort. Artillery buffs will find the historic cannons fascinating. The historic Fort Sumter is a short distance away on its own island (though they share the same mailing address), but visitors without their own boat cannot reach Fort Sumter from Fort Moultrie; they must take a ferry via downtown Charleston or Mount Pleasant.
Located in Charleston Harbor, this museum is home to the USS Yorktown, nicknamed The Fighting Lady. This historic battleship played an important role in the Pacific during World War II, sinking the largest battleship ever built. In 1970, Yorktown participated in the recovery of the crew of Apollo 8, shortly before being decommissioned. Moored beside her is USS Laffey, a World War II destroyer, and USS Clamagore, a diesel attack submarine. Many interesting displays and exhibits lie within these vessels and group tours and overnight stays are available for explorers. So come experience a piece of American maritime history!
Shaped like a submarine, Patriots Point Cold War Submarine Memorial is a museum as a tribute to the sacrifices of the mariners. This museum has seven insightful exhibits of the marine world and is famous for housing the life size model of the Benjamin Franklin Class Fleet Ballistic Missile Submarine.