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Mount Pleasant is a large town in the Greater Charleston region of South Carolina. The population of the town has exploded, making it a very popular bedroom community of the city of Charleston.


Get in[edit]

By Car[edit]

From Charleston[edit]
  • Take US-17 North out of Charleston across the Ravenel Bridge.
  • Or, take I-26 W out of Charleston to I-526 E
From Myrtle Beach[edit]
  • US-17 S from Myrtle Beach through Georgetown and to Mount Pleasant.
From I-95[edit]
  • Take I-26 E to I-526 E. (About 40 miles from I-95)

Get around[edit]



  • 2 Boone Hall Plantation (From I-526, take exit 28 (Long Point Road) away from the port terminal. On the left after 2.1 miles.), +1 843-884-4371. Tours of the grounds and plantation house, local events, and beautiful scenery.
    Boone Hall Awaits!
    $19.50 adults, $9.50 children. Boone Hall (Q4943634) on Wikidata Boone Hall on Wikipedia
  • 3 Charles Pinckney National Historic Site, +1 843-881-5516. This national historic site features a portion of the rice and indigo plantation of one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence. It tells the story of a little known founder who helped write the Declaration of Independence, as well as the stories of enslaved people on his plantation. The visitor center is housed in an 1828 Lowcountry coastal cottage, but this was built after the farm was sold by the Pinckneys. Charles Pinckney National Historic Site (Q5081670) on Wikidata Charles Pinckney National Historic Site on Wikipedia
  • 4 Patriot's Point (U.S. 17 N from Charleston, right onto Coleman Blvd. Right at first light.), toll-free: +1-866-831-1720. 9AM-6:30PM. Tour the USS Yorktown, a decommissioned aircraft carrier, or one of the other ships or submarines at the park.
    The USS Yorktown at Patriot's Point.
    $18 adults, $15 seniors/military, $11 children, free for military in uniform. $5 parking. Patriots Point (Q3370061) on Wikidata Patriots Point on Wikipedia


  • Palmetto Islands County Park, 444 Needlerush Parkway (I-526 exit 28, away from the port terminal approximately 1.5 miles on the left), +1 843-884-0832. Offers a water park, large shaded meadows perfect for picnics, a dog playground, and plenty of trails for taking in the scenery. $1 per person park entrance, $8 for water park.


  • Town Centre, 1600 Palmetto Grande Drive (Off of highway 17, long length of business on the right heading NE from the Ravanel Bridge.), +1 843 216-9900. Town Centre has many upscale clothing stores, restaurants, and shops. It has a movie theater, the Palmetto Grande 16 Stadium Cinema. It is easy to walk around, with plenty sidewalks, and is suited more for pedestrians than cars. It has an Aussie Outfitters, Banana Republic, Barnes & Noble, Bed Bath & Beyond, Belk, J. Jill, Old Navy, and a TCBY, to name a few. Its restaurants include Burtons Grill, Grimaldi's Pizzeria, LongHorn Steakhouse, P.F. Changs China Bistro, and Qdoba(Mexican restaurant). The full list of stores is at [1]
  • Sweetgrass Crafts, Highway 17 North of IOP Connector (take 17 North, stalls are along the road once you pass the connector). Sweetgrass weaving is a Gullah specialty and done by hand to produce a wide range of crafts from coasters to child-sized baskets. It's interesting to see the weaving process and it can be viewed for free wherever sweetgrass crafts are sold. The seller will typically be working on a craft wherever he or she is selling them. For the larger baskets, they will sit inside of it while weaving. Sweetgrass crafts are quite expensive. A small basket to hold coins or keys will cost between $70 and $150 depending on the intricacy and features such as handles. Larger baskets can cost upwards of $500. If you want more of a bargain or a little more selection, go to the roadside stalls on Highway 17 in between The Isle of Palms Connector and Park West. $1-1000.


Although nearby Charleston is more well known for its restaurants, Mount Pleasant has its fair share of great places to eat as well.


  • Dog and Duck, 624 Long Point Rd (Belle Hall Shopping Center), +1 843-881-3056. Daily 11AM- Midnight. Delicious tacos, fish and chips, burgers, and beer. $10-20.



Mt Pleasant features Shem Creek and several bar and grills side by side. Red's Icehouse and Vickery's are the most popular.


  • Candlewood Suites Charleston - Mt. Pleasant, 400 Magrath Darby Blvd, +1 843-972-6106. Check-in: 3PM, check-out: noon. This hotel has an outdoor pool, exercise room and offers free continental breakfast.
  • Shem Creek Inn, 1401 Shrimp Boat Lane, toll-free: +1-800-523-4951. Breathtaking views of Shem Creek highlight this boutique hotel 4 miles from Charleston. The hotel features an outdoor pool, complimentary continental breakfast, meeting rooms, restaurant, and wireless internet access.


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Routes through Mount Pleasant
Myrtle BeachGeorgetown  N  S  CharlestonSavannah

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