Just north of Charleston lies Mt. Pleasant, a beautiful coastal town with a historic flair of its own. While you won’t find quite as many crowds here as you will in Charleston, Mt. Pleasant is a fast-growing area for permanent residents and tourists alike. Experience the fantastic food scene, historical sites, and proximity to Charleston’s nightlife for yourself with one of our Mt. Pleasant vacation rentals.
While it’s just 10 miles—about 20 minutes—from the beloved destination of Charleston, Mt. Pleasant has an allure of its own. The state capital of Columbia is about two hours away, making it a great escape for city dwellers. Hot summers and mild winters mean that a Mt. Pleasant vacation home is perfect for any time of year, and the beaches of Sullivan’s Island and Isle of Palms are just a short drive away.
One of our favorite things about this beautiful town is the Old Village District: a result of Charleston’s expansion in the 1700s. Here you’ll find charming historic architecture and quiet streets peppered with live oaks. Pitt Street Pharmacy is a must for vintage flair, where you can enjoy a grilled cheese or a burger at an old-fashioned counter. Check out the local arts and crafts at Studio Shoppe, or grab a bottle at Rudi’s Old Village Wine Shop to enjoy back at your Mt. Pleasant vacation rental.
Stretch your legs along the water at Mount Pleasant Memorial Waterfront Park, catching sunsets behind the iconic cable bridge, or a live performance at the Sweetgrass Pavilion. Grab a sandwich at the River Watch Cafe and Gift Shop to enjoy at one of the picnic tables.
History buffs will love taking a guided boat ride to Fort Sumter, a Civil War fort built in 1865. The 40-minute boat ride is narrated with tales of the fort’s history, and once on land, visitors can explore on their own. And don’t forget to check out the gift shop for a fun souvenir to remember your trip.
And, of course, there’s the incredible local food scene. Our Mt. Pleasant vacation homes are surrounded by restaurants, cafes, and other eateries serving everything from Southern-style cookin’ to European-inspired tapas to healthy bites. In fact, you could probably spend your entire trip just exploring the restaurants, breweries, cocktail bars, bakeries, and more.
If you’re headed to coastal South Carolina, why not treat yourself to a stay in one of our Mt. Pleasant vacation rentals? Check out our collection of homes today and start planning your getaway.