Mt. Pleasant, SC
Sweetgrass Cultural Arts Pavilion: Located at Memorial Waterfront Park, this open-air pavilion showcases the Lowcountry basket tradition and its basket makers, selling beautifully handcrafted items that tell a story of Charleston’s African origins and centuries-old tradition. Sweetgrass baskets are one of the most coveted souvenirs in and around Charleston. Kiosks and panels throughout the Pavilion tell the history of one of America’s oldest African-inspired arts. Sold year-round. 99 Harry M. Hallman Jr. Blvd 843.884.8517
Shem Creek: Offers great views of shrimp boats, creek and surrounding wetlands. Waterfront bars and restaurants line both sides of the creek. A commercial fishing dock is available to visitors, as well as kayak tours (offered year-round), where visitors can see the natural wonders of Shem Creek: pelicans gliding above the water, dolphins swimming and the 22-acre Crab Bank Seabird Sanctuary, home to Charleston’s nesting sites for pelicans, black skimmers and more. Tours are $58 for adults. The Town of Mount Pleasant welcomed the community and visitors to the opening of Shem Creek Park in October 2012. Featuring 2,200 feet of boardwalk from Coleman Boulevard to near the mouth of the creek at Charleston Harbor. Travel by boat to eat at a creek restaurant or take the local water taxi from Shem Creek to Patriots Point or downtown Charleston. Motorists will have a choice of 35 parking spaces next to public restrooms. Park hours are daily from 5 a.m. to midnight.
Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum: Located along the the waterfront in beautiful Charleston Harbor. Tour the USS Yorktown, USS Clamagore, USS Laffey, Medal of Honor Museum, Cold War Submarine Memorial and the only Vietnam Support Base Camp in the U.S. Experience the Yorktown Audio Tour where you can rent your own personal audio player to hear exclusive stories about the ship and crew. Open daily 9AM-6:30PM, except Christmas Day. $17 admission for Seniors 62+. $20 for adults.
Mt. Pleasant Lunch: The Pickled Palate Rated #1 out of 264 restaurants in Mount Pleasant! An eclectic little place with great service and reasonable prices. With fresh, high quality options, the turkey cranberry and tuna melt sandwiches rate high on the menu. Friendly staff make you feel so at home, you might just kick your shoes off! Truly a hidden gem. Open Tues-Sat 11AM-3PM. 411 Hibben St. 843.388.7813.
Mt. Pleasant Dinner: Langdon’s Restaurant and Wine Bar Rated #4 out of 289 places by TripAdvisor. Classic fine dining. Entrees range from bone-in Berkshire Pork Chop with smoked tomato-brie grits and fresh horseradish-apple slaw to Market Fish over leek and sweet corn risotto with Meyer lemon and chive beurre blanc. Winner of the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence and AAA Four-Diamond Award. Dinner served Mon-Sat from 5pm. Closed Sunday. 778 South Shelmore Blvd. (in Bi-Lo Shopping Center) 843.388.9200
Antiques Shopping in Mt. Pleasant: Antiques Market at 634 Coleman Blvd is great for furniture and home decor; Six Mile Antiques at 761 W. Coleman Blvd offers collectibles, glassware, Civil
War items, American primitives and stained glass; Palmetto Moon Antiques at 1157 Chuck Dawley Blvd is recommended for garden art, vintage linens and jewelry and home decor.
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