Comfort Suites at Isle of Palms Connector
1130 Hungryneck Blvd.
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
Phone: (843) 216-0004
Fax: (843) 216-8811
Open in 2002, the RiverTowne Country Club is an eighteen hole Arnold Palmer signature course. The course plays through scenic marshlands and majestic live oaks. As evidenced by the club's name, water is abundant at RiverTowne and 13 holes play along the Wando River and Horlbeck Creek. The rolling fairways feature some dramatic mounding are large and challenging. The bunkers are strategically placed and plentiful, forcing many to choose between risk and reward. RiverTowne plays from 5300 to in excess of 7200-yards, and there are five sets of tees to accommodate all skill levels. Tee times and rates vary; check website.
With 600 feet of ocean frontage, this public access beach is a great place to come and spend the day. Lifeguards are on duty for safety during the high season and there is plenty of parking available. Stroll the dunes boardwalk, set up a family get-together at the designated picnic area, play sand volleyball and let the kids enjoy the play area. Or just rent a beach umbrella and chair and while away the day reading a good book. Snack and drink vending machines are available. Restaurants are within walking distance. Open sunrise to sunset. See their website for further information.
The best way to explore South Carolina's coast is on kayak. Coastal Expeditions provides exquisite tours and services to complete your Mount Pleasant itinerary. Take a boat ride to Bull's Island with their friendly and nature-loving guides or be your own navigator aboard their rented kayaks to discover the mesmerizing beauty the town has to offer. Wildlife enthusiasts be on the lookout for alligators and exotic birds sightings. Whether or not you love the outdoors, these family-oriented excursions guarantee a fun and memorable time for all.
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.
Over the Ravenel Bridge from Charleston, off Coleman Boulevard at Shem Creek, where the shrimp boats are docked, visitors can stroll 2,200 foot (670 meter) of boardwalks to view 43 acres (17 hectares) of marsh land, Hummock Island and Charleston Harbor. There are commercial docks, where you can catch a ride by boat or buy fresh fish. The neighborhood is noted for its excellent seafood restaurants, marinas, nature tours and hotels. Visitors who come by car will find ample free parking and public restrooms. This is a great opportunity to take a close look at working boats, dine at one of the popular joints or purchase the day's fresh catch.
Charleston National was designed to be an exclusive private country club in the manner of Augusta National. Designer Rees Jones was brought in to build the finest golf course on the southeastern coast. Rees carved Charleston National along the intracoastal waterway, through the natural wetlands and lagoons and through the pine and oak tree forests. The result was a championship caliber golf course with some of the best views on the coast. Unabashedly beautiful, Charleston National is a golf facility of high standards and impeccable taste. This 18-hole championship course is the only Rees Jones Design in the Charleston area open to the public. With greens that roll true, a friendly and knowledgeable staff, and superb playing conditions year-round, it is not surprising that Rees Jones calls Charleston National "one of the elite venues in golf." Tee times and rates vary; contact the club or check the website.
Smythe Park is a quiet park in an upscale neighborhood of Daniel island. It features several walkways around the large lake, where you can relax and unwind with a nice stroll. There are also picnic table and a fun playground for the kids, which make this park a great place to spend a day with family.
Surrounded by lush landscape and old oaks, the Family Circle Tennis Center on Daniel Island is host to the Family Circle Cup. Located along the banks of the Wando River, this 17 court complex includes 13 composition and four hard surface courts. One of them can seat 10,000 fans! Around the courts there is a handsome two-story clubhouse with an expansive pro shop, cherry-wood floors, locker rooms and a small fitness room. Although it looks like a private club, it is, in fact, a public facility, open to all. So you can schedule a tennis vacation and get instructed on the perfect serve. And when you're not hitting those forehands, seize the opportunity to explore the historic and cultural nuances around Charleston.
Located across the harbor from Charleston, South Carolina's most historic city, Patriots Point is a par-72, championship golf course with the feel of the great links courses of Scotland. The layout is set on a secluded peninsula, surrounded by the waters of Charleston Harbor. The ever-changing wind that typically sweeps across the harbor also shapes the personality of the challenge from one round to the next. Patriots Point is known for the consistent quality of its putting surfaces, cooler temperatures in the summer months and the three beautiful, but challenging, finishing holes. Call for tee times.
The Cooper Rive Bridge (officially known as the Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge) connects Downtown Charleston with Mount Pleasant. Along the bridge's 1,546 feet (471 m) span, there are two separate lanes for running and biking. This is the perfect place to get some great exercise while looking over the beautiful harbor that the bridge crosses.
Don't miss Charleston Waterfront Park, on the East coast of the peninsula. Spanning over 1,000 feet along Charleston Harbor, this is a must-see for any walking tour of the city. Sit on one of several family-sized swings on the pavilion and watch ships come and go. Find an old-fashioned park bench in a shady spot and watch people stroll by as children romp on the large green lawns and run along the palm tree-lined walkways. Two enormous fountains invite children to splash and play in the cool waters.
An arena which has facilities for many sports like basketball, racquetball, volleyball and badminton. With an excellent hardwood floored basketball court, it is named after Head Men's Basketball Coach John Kresse. The arena has hosted many major tournaments and is buzzing with matches in many seasons. So do catch up with the latest basketball games in South Carolina.