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Hidden Gems of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina

July 3, 2017
Isle of palms

The suburb of Mount Pleasant sits just five minutes outside of Charleston CBD. This area outside Charleston is quickly becoming one of the most popular destinations for families, with an estimated 3-5 families moving to Mount Pleasant each week! While you may be thinking I’m not looking to move to Mount Pleasant, SC you should be aware of all the things Mount Pleasant has to offer. Since my family became part of those statistics last year I thought I’d share with you what I love about Mount Pleasant.

Beautiful beaches and packed with tons of history this suburb might inspire you to step out of the city when visiting Charleston.

1. Isle of Palms

The Isle of Palms or as the locals say the IOP is where we go to spend a day on the beach. The IOP is always dotted with colorful beach umbrellas and its sandy shores are lined with beautiful houses. We found the best time to grab your spot on the sand is around 9 am. A lot of the residents here tend to be late risers (or maybe just late to the beach) and usually start to arrive at the beach around 11 am or noon and after that, it becomes harder to find parking.

Traded the Palm Beaches for the #IsleOfPalms 🌴🌊💙

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2. Boone Hall Plantation

I’m a big history buff so ANYTHING having to do with plantation houses or estates excites me. The first time I visited Charleston I made my parents take me to Boone Hall Plantation. We toured the house and the grounds and learned some awesome history about the location. Now my parents only live 10 minutes down the road, it couldn’t get any better! #luckyme


3. Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum

Step aboard the USS Yorktown and learn about America’s naval history and the men who served aboard these amazing ships. If you want to take it a step further book tickets to watch the Fourth of July fireworks aboard the USS Yorktown.


4. Shem Creek

Shem Creek is a great place to get dinner on the water or hang out at the bar on a Friday night. You can drive your boat right up to the restaurants, stand up paddle board and even spot dolphins swimming past!


5. Fort Sumter

See where the Civil War began, hop on a tour boat to visit the South’s most famous sea fort.  Fort Sumter is packed with history and is definitely a must when visiting Mount Pleasant.

#fortsumpter #charleston #southcarolina

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6. Center for Birds of Prey

Eagles, hawks, owls and more! Mount Pleasant’s Center for Birds of Prey is an avian conservation center that brings education to the community about South Carolina’s unique birdlife. Witness flying demonstrations, feedings, and if you’re lucky some cute baby owls. 🙂


7. Mount Pleasant Pier

Mount Pleasant Pier is part of the Memorial Waterfront Park complex and is the perfect place to have a picnic, go fishing, let the kids play or to just have a pretty damn good view of the Cooper River Bridge.


There is it Mount Pleasant’s hidden gems. To all of you who visit Charleston and may want to do something a bit different be sure to visit Mount Pleasant.

XX Court

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  • Reply Top 5 Favorite Things to do in Charleston, South Carolina - The Mind of Court July 3, 2017 at 3:11 pm

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  • Reply Stephanie Lane July 4, 2017 at 8:11 am

    Living in GA this is so close to home. Have to put on the “List”!

  • Reply WhodoIdo July 4, 2017 at 8:18 am

    These are truly hidden gems! I’ve only visited a few places in USA – hopefully we’ll explore these gems in the future!

  • Reply Dominique | Perchance to Cook July 4, 2017 at 11:37 am

    I basically want to go to ALL of these places. I can’t wait to check it out next time I’m in SC.

  • Reply Delphine July 4, 2017 at 9:14 pm

    Love your use of your Instagram photos, it gives your post a very genuine feel. Well done and thank you for sharing!

  • Reply Nicole Caudle July 5, 2017 at 5:24 am

    I love visiting Mount Pleasant. Thank you so much for this. I will certainly be checking a few of these places out.

  • Reply Umberta July 5, 2017 at 4:56 pm

    what nice pictures! Beautiful sunset from the pier. And I’d love so much to have dinner on that restaurant on the water !

  • Reply Nazrin July 5, 2017 at 9:03 pm

    South Carolina looks absolutely stunning! I haven’t crossed USA off my travel list yet but I sure will one day!

  • Reply Tina July 6, 2017 at 10:40 am

    The beach looks amazing! Forgive me for my lack of knowledge around American geography, but is Mount Pleasant situated atop a mountain or is it just a name?

    • Reply Court July 6, 2017 at 11:31 am

      Just a name, no mountains haha I guess that could be confusing when you think about it.

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