A Living Museum Rich with History, Culinary Delights and So Much to See and Explore.
Just a short drive from Isle of Palms, SC, Charleston makes for a perfect day trip destination. The rich history and Southern charm of this city make it a must-see, with plenty to do and engage in during your stay.
Charleston is comprised of the following areas: North Charleston / Historic Downtown Charleston / Mt. Pleasant / Summerville / Sullivan's Island / Isle of Palms / Folly Beach / John's Island / Daniel Island / Kiawah Island / Seabrook Island
The Historic Downtown District has stood throughout Charleston's history as the cultural capital of the South and is considered by many to be a living museum, with a wonderful variety of things to do and see. In this beautifully preserved city you can experience tours through historic landmarks, including 18th century homes and plantations, the Battery, museums, churches and the city market. The number of historic sites in Charleston, South Carolina is astonishing. Charleston also boasts numerous art galleries that display the city's impressive appreciation for the visual arts. Charleston is also home to many of the finest restaurants and world-renowned chefs, with fresh local seafood and unique takes on Southern delights. In addition, there are many historic Charleston, South Carolina accomodations to choose from when planning your visit. You'll find horse-drawn carriage tours that provide a historic storytelling perspective of the Historic Downtown District, as well as bicycle taxis and Mini Moke electric vehicles that make exploring Charleston an exciting adventure with all the ingredients necessary for a great vacation!
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James Island County Park Campground
Park Ranger on call 24 hours. Full hookups $33, Tent Sites $31. Primitive Tent $21. A 125 space recreational vehicle campground situated in James Island County Park. Conveniently located campground provides visitors with full hook ups, 24 hr security, roundtrip shuttle service to downtown, the beach and fishing pier.
Mt. Pleasant is located directly across the new Cooper River Bridge. At the heart of Mt. Pleasant is the "old village" which is designated a National Register Historical District with gracious homes from the colonial and antebellum periods. Mt. Pleasant is home to one of the world's largest naval and maritime museum complexes, Patriot's Point, which is dominated by the World War II famous aircraft carrier, the Yorktown. Visitors may also board tour boats to visit the National Monument, Fort Sumter, where the Civil War began. Mt. Pleasant hosts several popular annual festivals. So, expect many exciting days when visiting Mt. Pleasant.
This 4,000-acre master planned island town is part of the city of Charleston. A distinctive mix of traditional neighborhoods and a growing collection of amenities offer island residents all of the essential components of a community – schools, medical centers, boutiques, restaurants, office buildings, churches, a modern supermarket and more. World class recreational opportunities, including a private golf club, professional tennis and soccer facilities and access to hundreds of acres of parks, 23 miles of rivers and creeks and miles of bicycle and jogging paths, provide residents with endless choices for an active lifestyle.
The historic village of Summerville is like a walk back in time. Known as the "Flowertown in the Pines," was once an escape for plantation owners from the mosquito-laden marshes. Today, visitors are invited to explore the historic downtown area of Summerville with over 700 buildings on the National Register of Historic Places, including surrounding neighborhoods of distinctly Victorian homes and delightful parks and gardens. Qualities developed in this village as one of America's first resorts dating back to the early 1800s are still very much alive today, and you will be able to experience the kind of charm and hospitality one expects from a small Southern town.