Visiting Mount Pleasant, SC - Stay, Play, Eat

February 7, 2022

Y'all, I love Charleston, SC! I would totally move there in the blink of  an eye. And I could go on and on gushing over Charleston, but today, let's talk about another city that is very close to Charleston, and that is Mount Pleasant, SC. 

Mount Pleasant is a suburb of Charleston and has a population of 90K and climbing each year and it is about 9 miles from Charleston, like across the gorgeous Arthur Ravenel Jr Bridge, which I actually "Got Over" during the 2021 Cooper River Bridge Run. More on this years bridge run can be found here. If you are making plans to visit the area soon, be aware this years race is scheduled for April 2, 2022 and it starts in Mount Pleasant and ends Downtown Charleston. Gary & I, will be participating in the race again and always enjoy our time in both cities.

Mt. Pleasant offers some very nice hotels, an array of shopping, local beaches, delicious food and much more. 

I don't know about you but, I pick a hotel based on its pool, especially during the summer months. 

Home Away from Home

Hotel Indigo is a boutique hotel that is only a bridge away from Downtown Charleston. Features include a gorgeous heated pool, an onsite bar and restaurant, yoga rooms and more. You can walk to the waterfront from here or across the bridge to Charleston.

Visiting Mt Pleasant, SC! Where to Stay, Play, Eat

This pool at Hotel Indigo gives me California vibes.

The Beach Club at Charleston Harbor  is the only resort of its kind in the area. Relax with a couple's massage, have a movie night in the intimate 33 seat theater with recliners and surround sound. Soak up the sun or lounge in a private cabana by the pool. 
Take the water taxi from the marina to historic downtown.

The pool at The Beach Club is steps from The Cooper River in Mount Pleasant, SC

Hampton Inn Mt. Pleasant-Patriots Point is just a few miles from Historic Downtown Charleston and Mount Pleasant Town Center, home to over 60 brand name shops and restaurants. Sullivan's Island and Isles of Palms are 5 miles away. Enjoy free breakfast, 24 hr coffee station, outdoor pool and a fitness center. 

Budget Friendly hotels in Mount Pleasant, SC

Perfect after a long day of sightseeing

Getting Hungry?

Mount Pleasant has many options as far as food goes. These are just a few of our favorites. We don't eat anywhere when we are traveling that we can eat at home. It's like our own travel code.

We also like laid back places, kinda hole in the walls, where only the locals go. 

Art's Bar and Grill is in the heart of Mount Pleasant. Stop in for lunch or dinner and try some of their legendary cuisine, attend one of their famous oyster roasts, listen to local artist or just relax. the food is delicious and we loved the atmosphere. 

Where to grab a drink like a local in Mount Pleasant, SC

Flying Biscuit Cafe is proud to call the Mount Pleasant Community home. Join them for the best breakfast, brunch & lunch in the dining room, or at the bar on the outdoor patio. Flying Biscuit has been serving breakfast all day for over 25 years. 

Eat like a local in Mount Pleasant, SC

The Wreck of the Richard and Charlene is the ultimate hole in the wall in Mount Pleasant, and this is a great thing. Have you ever watched Outer Banks on Netflix? Well, Kie and her family own the wreck or at least on the show.  So, maybe catch an episode or two before your visit. With great views of shrimp boats, gorgeous sunsets, cold beer and, oh yea the food makes The Wreck, our favorite of favorites. 

Know as The Wreck, it is a laid back place with the perfect atmosphere

View from the patio of The Wreck

The Best Things To Do

Where to find a 945 acre park near Charleston, SC

You can visit Palmetto Islands County Park if you want to participate in outdoor activities while in Mount Pleasant.
This 945-acre nature-oriented park has a design that primarily puts families and groups into consideration.
It features a tropical setting filled with bike paths and boardwalks.
You can rent bikes or bring your own for the perfect day.

Fresh Fruits and veggies near Charleston, SC

Head over to Mount Pleasant’s Farmer’s Market if you want to try out the best local produce around.
Here, you can support local farmers and artisans who produce a wide variety of goods. Held on Saturdays from April to the end of September from 8 am till noon.

Visiting beautiful plantations are a must in Mount Pleasant

Boone Hall Plantation was founded in 1681 when Englishman Major John Boone came to Charleston and established a lucrative plantation and gracious home on the banks of Wampacheone Creek. The driveway up to the plantation is just as stunning as the home itself. 

Mount Pleasant has so much to explore and enjoy, and I hope you consider visiting here on your next vacation. For more information about this great city, check this out!



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