As the hustle and bustle of the summer season comes to a close, it may be easier — and cooler — for you and your family to travel throughout the south. In Mount Pleasant, the mild climate keeps the coastal community cool, allowing visitors to take full advantage of events and attractions the whole season. Positioned between historic downtown Charleston and the beautiful beaches of Sullivan’s Island and Isle of Palms, fun is never far away and visitors don’t have to leave to find ways to play.
Autumn Adventure Awaits
In the Lowcountry, leaves don’t change but event calendars do! Daily events and activities means there is something fun for everyone in Mount Pleasant. Get in on the local action and enjoy the annual Children’s Day Festival on Sunday, Oct. 16. Admission, activities and parking are free during this afternoon full of carnival rides, enormous inflatable slides, live entertainment, wall climbing, face painting and abundant family fun. If you consider yourself a foodie, come on over for the Mac Off held Nov. 5-6. Taste the best, locally-made macaroni and cheese then vote on which restaurant crafted the best version of comfort food. As we get closer to the holiday season, the fun does not slow down. On Dec. 4, enjoy Wine Under the Oaks at Boone Hall Plantation. Sample decadent wines, desserts and hors d’oeuvres during this popular event. Finally, when you start to hear the sleigh bells ringing, join Mount Pleasant for an entire weekend of free holiday events. Mount Pleasant’s Holiday Weekend will be held Dec. 10-11 featuring the Holiday Farmers Market and Craft Show and the famous Christmas Light Parade and Tree Lighting which attracts thousands of onlookers annually. In between the large, annual events, there is never a dull moment. From concerts to 10Ks, to Shaggin’ on the Cooper to Restaurant Week, there is always something to do in Mount Pleasant.
Bringing the Past to the Present
The past is around every corner in Mount Pleasant. Floating on the Charleston Harbor you will find the USS Yorktown. This decommissioned World War II vessel is a landmark fixture of Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum. At their interactive exhibit, the Medal of Honor Museum, hear the stories of the country’s bravest men and women. Under moss-draped oaks, travel though three centuries of history at Boone Hall Plantation, one of America’s oldest working, living plantations. In the heart of Mount Pleasant, visit Charles Pinckney National Historic Site to delve into the lives of enslaved African Americans and the history of this 18th century plantation. Through the tidal creeks, historic homes and sweetgrass basketry of Mount Pleasant, you are never too far away from the past.
R&R: Respect and Recognition
All those who live or visit Mount Pleasant are lucky to experience all the town has to offer. Without the men and women of the United States military, there would be little to enjoy. In Mount Pleasant, we ask all military service members to join us for a little R&R: respect and recognition. Visit Memorial Waterfront Park to remember those we have lost and those continuing to serve. At the War Memorial and reflective pools, the Town of Mount Pleasant continues to remember the hard work and sacrifice of our U.S. military. Throughout the community the sentiment is shared. Various local attractions continue to thank and recognize current and former members the U.S. military with discounted tickets: