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Town of Mount Pleasant
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Town of Mt. Pleasant, South CarolinaBiking the Cooper River Bridge

Located just across the Cooper River from Charleston lies the lovely and historic town of Mt. Pleasant. Maybe the fact that a community with more than 70,000 residents chooses to remain a “Town” says it all. Convenient to downtown Charleston by car or by water taxi, there are many things in this quaint harbor town to enjoy...shopping, dinning, sightseeing. But fun is the major industry here and the town has carefully invested its resources to assure that there is no shortage of entertainment and recreation opportunities. Enjoy scrumptious waterfront dining along scenic Shem Creek or take in 18 holes of golf at one of many semi-private golf courses. Fishing and boating are certainly a favorite of locals and four marinas, one big ocean and numerous tidal creeks help accommodate visitors as well. While staying in Mt. Pleasant, your hardest decision may be to take a five-minute drive south to historic Charleston or a five-minute drive east to the east coast’s most
picturesque beaches. Discover Mt. Pleasant – the fun, convenient and affordable way to get more out of Charleston!

Sports Visitors Top "Picks"

• “The Bridge” – A great attraction for visitors, the Arthur Ravenel Bridge has easy access for walkers, runners and cyclists at its foot in Mt. Pleasant. A 12-foot lane is shared by pedestrians and bicycles, 24/7, and stretches over the Cooper River some three miles long.

• College of Charleston Athletics - Although the College of Charleston is located inSailing downtown Charleston, the Town of Mt. Pleasant is the host site for the majority of its athletics competitions. Just minutes away from campus, the college’s sports complex is home field for baseball, softball, soccer, sailing and tennis competitions.


• Tee-off on any of the four championship courses, each with breathtaking views of the marsh and scenic waterways. www.charlestongolfguide.com

Youth RaceRecreation Activities

• Palmetto Islands County Park is a 943-acre park with a variety of recreational opportunities available including Splash Island water park, crabbing and fishing from floating docks along tidal creeks and lagoons, biking, lagoon boating and picnicking. www.ccprc.com

  • The Mt. Pleasant Memorial Waterfront Park and Pier is located at the foot of the Ravenel Bridge. A fishing pier is adjacent and stretches out over the East Cooper river for spectacular views.

Beaches of Isle of Palms and Sullivan's Island

Offshore Fishing• Mount Pleasant is also Charleston’s only access to the barrier island beaches of Sullivan’s Island and Isle of Palms. Many retail shops along the way offer equipment rentals for any type of water sport. The Mt. Pleasant Visitor Center is operated by the Charleston area CVB and and is located at the Waterfront Park, at the foot of the Arthur Ravenel Bridge.

Town of Mt. Pleasant Website:www.tompsc.com






• Charleston named No. 2 of the Top 10 Travel Destinations in the U.S. – Conde’ Nast Traveler 2008.

Southern Living readers vote Charleston their Favorite Southern City. Holy City honors also include top tier billing for Best Weekend Getaway and Best Family Destination – 2009.

• Charleston is named No. 6 City in the nation for winter getaway
destinations for U.S. travelers by
Orbitz.com – 2008.

Southern Living names Charleston No. 1 Spring Vacation Destination – 2008.

• In Golf World's 2009 Readers' Choice Awards, Kiawah Island Golf Resort was selected as the No. 1 resort in the U.S., and voted No. 1 of the top 38 golf destinations in North America and Europe – 2009.

• Charlestonians are America's friendliest people (No.1) – Travel & Leisure 2008.

• Kiawah Island was lauded as the No. 2 island in North America – Conde’ Nast Traveler 2008.

• Charleston named One of the Top Ten Places to Visit Before You Die – Andrew Harper, 2008.

National Geographic Adventure named Charleston one of the 50 next great adventure towns in which to live and play – 2008.

Travel + Leisure magazine’s World’s Best Awards readers’ survey ranks Charleston as the fourth best city in America – 2008.

Charlotte Parent Magazine recognizes Charleston as Best Weekend Getaway in the Family Favorites Reader’s Choice awards – 2008.

Parade Magazine names Charleston one of the five Best American Cities – 2008.

• Charleston is named No. 3 Spot to See Before You Die by Yahoo.com 2008.

Travel + Leisure names Charleston the 6th Best City in the United States and Canada – 2007.

• Charleston, South Carolina receives Most Mannerly City Lifetime Achievement award – 2007.

Travelocity.com names Charleston a Top Food Destination – 2007.

• Charleston is selected “Favorite City” and “Best Shopping” by Southern Living Readers – 2007.

Virtualtourist.com votes Charleston the only American city in the Top 10 Unique Romantic Destinations category – 2007.




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