Once you cross the bridge from Charleston to Mount Pleasant, a different world awaits. While low-key in comparison to its world-renowned neighbor, Mount Pleasant offers plenty of history, recreation and things to see and do. Golf, beaches, shopping, restaurants and more—Mount Pleasant has it all, but at a town’s pace.
The main drag, Coleman Boulevard, is dotted with shops and restaurants and serves as the entrance route to Patriots Point, home to a naval and maritime museum, the World War II aircraft carrier USS Yorktown, and other historic vessels. Also on site are the Cold War Memorial, Vietnam National Experience (the only one in the U.S.) and the official Congressional Medal of Honor Museum. Oh, and a golf course (Patriots Point Links, one of four public-access courses within the town limits) with spectacular views of the harbor.
Equally popular — and even more historic — is Mount Pleasant’s Old Village, where visitors can see 18th-century homes and plantation houses, as well as a couple of hidden restaurants, such as The Wreck. The original footprint of the town, the Old Village was formally laid out in 1803 by James Hibben, and the Hibben House still stands in the area. Whatever you choose to do — go boating on the harbor, enjoy the lively ambiance of Shem Creek with its fishing boats and seafood eateries, take in harbor views or tour historic plantations – Mount Pleasant is a refreshing change of pace from its more bustling, tourist-focused neighbor to the west
Description Credit: SC Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism, DiscoverSouthCarolina.com