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Mt. Pleasant Day Trip

While Staying on the Isle of Palms, Take a Day Trip to Mt. Pleasant

The Isle of Palms is a great location to stay. There are a ton of great beaches, the weather is nice almost year-round, and there are a ton of things to do. However, to really experience the Isle of Palms trip to its fullest, day trips are a necessary feature. With historic Charleston all around you, make sure that you take advantage of the close locations during your trip. One of these great locations is Mt. Pleasant. This day trip is a must-do during your Isle of Palms vacation and there are many Mt Pleasant activities to choose from.

Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum

One of the great Mt. Pleasant attractions that you can experience on your day trip is the Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum. Guests of the museum can walk in the steps of heroes and see the USS Yorktown. There are three total vessels you can board, along with the Medal of Honor Museum, the Vietnam Experience, and much more. Learn about our nation’s maritime history at this great day trip location.

Boone Hall Plantation

Boon Hall Plantation has been recognized as the number one plantation in the Charleston area by the USA Today 10 Best list. This location is really a must see. Guests can experience a revolutionary war era plantation, complete with main house, barn, long scenic drive, and life on the plantation. If you are a history buff, you will love the intricate designs of the home and the stories that go along with it.

Mount Pleasant Pier

Mount Pleasant Pier is a beautiful 1,200-foot pier that jets over the river. Guests can walk down the pier, visit all the little shops, and see the spectacular views of the Mount Pleasant area. If you feel like fishing, visit one of the tackle sales and rod rental locations and cast right off of the pier for an experience like no other. Make sure you take plenty of pictures or your friends may not believe your fish story.

Palmetto Islands County Park

If you are looking for a scenic park to take a furry companion to, look no further than Palmetto Islands County Park. This park features 943 acres of off-leash dog park with biking and walking trails throughout. The park also has areas to picnic and grill if you are looking to put together a fun day at the park with plenty of things to do in Mt. Pleasant.

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