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Holiday Inn Charleston – Mount Pleasant

Things to do in Charleston: Boundless Attractions

Holiday Inn Charleston-Mount Pleasant is the go-to hotel near lots of things to do in Mount Pleasant and surrounding areas. Experience historic Charleston without having to pay high rates for historic Charleston accommodations. Mount Pleasant is a destination in itself, and Patriots Point, area beaches, Isle of Palms and waterfront dining are minutes from our front doors. We are also close to a number of area businesses and corporate attractions. Choose us whether you are heading out of Charleston port on a cruise, attending a picturesque wedding or visiting Charleston on business.

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Historic Charleston

Middleton Place

The Ravenel Bridge spans the Cooper River, and links the towns of Charleston and Mount Pleasant. As the oldest city in the state of South Carolina, Charleston is filled with a rich history and a number of landmarks to visit while here. Spend a few days in the beautiful town, and you'll agree with Condé Nast Traveler's list that Charleston is the #1 city to visit in the United States. From family fun destinations to historic sites and a wealth of tasty dining, here you will find a little something for everyone. Book Now.

Middleton Place
4300 Ashley River Road
Charleston, SC 29414

Telephone: 1-843-556-6020

Middleton Place contains gardens, a house museum and plantation stable yards for visitors to explore. This National Historic Landmark is considered America's oldest landscaped gardens. The house, built in 1755, was the birthplace of one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence. It has remained under the same family ownership for the entirety of its existence.

Isle of Palms
1-14th Avenue
Isle of Palms, SC 29541

Telephone: 1-843-886-3863

Isle of Palms is a beach park featuring a number of activities for families and vacationers. A picnic area with grills, sand volleyball courts, a boardwalk, children's play area, retail area and umbrella rentals make this East Coast spot a fun destination.

Patriots Point
40 Patriots Point Road
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464

Telephone: 1-866-831-1720

Patriots Point, home to the USS Yorktown, is a naval & maritime museum open daily. There is overnight camping available aboard the historic naval vessel. Meals, entertainment and guided tours are also featured at the museum.

Historic Downtown Charleston

Middleton Place

Charleston was a city to have a few important firsts in our nation's history. Here, the first golf course was established in 1786 (The South Carolina Golf Club), the first major American victory during the Revolutionary War was here and here the first shot of the Civil War was fired. Downtown Charleston is filled with fine dining, excellent shopping and a host of landmarks and museums that draw in many visitors each year.

South Carolina Aquarium

Endless family fun awaits at South Carolina Aquarium, which is located less than 10 minutes from the hotel on the waterfront in Charleston. You will marvel at the famous Great Ocean Tank. This 385,000 gallon aquarium reaches from the 1st to 3rd floors and is home to more than 700 animals. The little ones will love the extensive touch tank. For a special look at the animals of the coast, check out one of the fascinating 4-D theater programs.

South Carolina Aquarium
100 Aquarium Wharf, Charleston, SC, 29401
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Experience Mount Pleasant

Although for a number of years, Charleston was the major reason leisure vacationers would stay with us, Mount Pleasant is growing into a focal destination in its own right. As a major suburb of Charleston, we are no longer an afterthought for tourists. The eight-lane highway known as the Ravenel Bridge has connected the two cities together, making transportation between the two simple and scenic. Take advantage of some of these great attractions in Mount Pleasant:
  • Craft Brewery Tours
  • Dining
  • Shopping
  • Memorial Waterfront Park – 1.3 mile
  • Shem Creek Park – 1.5 mile
  • Mount Pleasant Old Village – 3.1 miles
  • Charles Pinckney National Historic Site – 7.3 miles
  • Boone Hall Plantation – 7.9 miles
  • Splash Island Waterpark – 8.1 miles
  • Palmetto Islands County Park – 8.1 miles

Corporate Destinations in the Mount Pleasant/Charleston Area

Charleston and Mount Pleasant are not only well known for being leisure destinations, but a number of guests flow through to visit the numerous corporations of the area. In addition to the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC), area colleges and universities include the College of Charleston, Charleston School of Law, Charleston Southern University, the Art Institute of Charleston and the Citadel. Other corporate destinations include:
  • Kindred Hospital – 2.5 miles
  • East Cooper Medical Center – 3.3 miles
  • S.C. Ports Authority – 4.4 miles
  • Roper St. Francis Medical Center – 4.7 miles
  • AT&T – 6.8 miles
  • SAIC, Inc. – 13.2 miles
  • Boeing – 13.4 miles
  • Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR) – 14.7 miles
  • Charleston Air Force Base – 16.8 miles
  • Nucor Steel – 29.6 miles

To experience all that Charleston and Mount Pleasant have to offer, stay with us at Holiday Inn Mount Pleasant.

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