About The Center for Birds of Prey and the Avian Conservation CenterUnder the umbrella of the nonprofit Avian Conservation Center, the Center for Birds of Prey and the Avian Medical and Oiled Bird Treatment Facility near Charleston, S.C., identify and address vital environmental issues through avian medicine, educational outreach and conservation...more
This is a graceful mansion with beautifully landscaped lawn and gardens.You drive up the entrance under arching live oaks to the parking area. The brick and colonaded porchway leads into a massive foyer. The guide greets you after you sign-in and starts a one-hour tour. You enter each room and hear some interesting facts about the structure and the...more
When you visit the Boone Hall Mansion, you will see and hear advertisement of the Boone Hall Farms. Take a ride down Long Point Road to US 17, then follow the signs north to the farm market.This one was a lot more commercially setup than the farm markets we usually go to. They had fruits and veggies and canned and jarred stuff, but they also had...more
350 Johnnie Dodds Blvd., Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, 29464, United States
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255 Sessions Way, Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, 29464, United States
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1104 Isle of Palms Connector, Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, 29464, United States
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Good for: Couples
Their website says: "We make our own dough, grate our own cheese, and make fresh sauce daily. N.Y. style pizza comes naturally to us, as Michael Rabin, the founder of Andolinis Pizza, was born in Queens, New York. Edie, his wife, not only makes all the dough, but she helps make it all happen too. Michael's brother, Neil, was born in Brooklyn and is...more
We were driving around in the dark trying to find a place to eat. We tried the restaurant next to this one and couldn't even get into the parking lot. So we came here. The place was almost deserted. I see by searching on the internet that it has many bad reviews, including bad service. I didn't think it was that bad. I had creme brulee for dessert...more
It pretends to be Australian with all the paraphenalia (Boomerangs, Aussie flags, kangaroos, aboriginal art) but it is American.Some of the items on the menu have an Australian flare (Like Walkabout Soup or Kookaburra Wings or Chicken Barbie) but the food tastes just like any other steak house.Prime rib is very good (8ounce is plenty enough for me)...more
After the grandchildren swam in the hotel pool next to the marina, we wanted to go someplace for dinner and ended up here. Although I think of TGIF as primarily a drinking establishment (happy hour after work type of thing), they do have a large children's menu. I had a steak and mashed potatoes, and then I had a sundae for dessert. One of the...more
We were going to eat dinner after the kids swam in the pool at the marina. We couldn't all fit in one car, so my son drove and we followed. He stopped at the shopping center where this restaurant was, but it wasn't open yet (it was early on Sunday afternoon), so we went next door to TGIF. I haven't eaten here. Steaks from their menu on lineFlo’s...more
The Mt Pleasant Towne Centre is an outdoor shopping center that has it all. There is a department store (Belk's) clothing stores (Old Navy) bookstore (Barnes & Nobles) Salon & Spa (Stella Nova) movie theatre, restaurants & several specialty shops. The Towne centre has something for everyone.
What to buy: My favorite store is Yankee Candle. There are also some very nice shoe stores & children's boutiques.
What to pay: Depends on the shopper but you could spend all day walking around & looking for free.
Mount Pleasant is in the top 70% of safe cities in the U.S.
There is only one registered sex offender in the area.
Simple precautions like locking doors and knowing where the kids are and not flashing large sums of money will keep you from being targeted as tourists and possible crime victims.
Have a safe and happy stop in Mount Pleasant.
We stayed here for a week Nov 2000, a week Nov 2003, and a week in the spring of 2004
NOTE: This marina is NOT in Charleston.
Out at the end of the docks where they put transients there is virtually no wind protection. Fortunately we were in a slip. The marina has someone on duty 24 hours, and they are very accommodating.
-Courtesy Car for shopping. In lieu of a courtesy car from the marina, you can use the van from the Hilton to go into Charleston or to the grocery etc. There is no charge for this although you may be expected to tip the van driver. You can also use the water taxi to Charleston, for which there is a charge. It runs every half hour.
- Laundry can be done at a local laundromat via the van from the Hilton, or you can give it to the marina and they will do it for you. Don't know the charge.
-Docks - floating (necessary because of large tides). There is a LOT of current in this marina but they have a big barrier to protect against wakes.
-CTV is a charge of $5/day for only 12 channels which is IMHO a rip off. With an antenna, we can get almost that many channels and the quality of the cable reception is not that great. The second time we went, we just used our DirecTV antenna.
Other items: They will not allow downloading of e-mail and you can no longer get phone service, but there is a free WAN that you can get the internet from. The best thing to eat in the bar (where they have a big screen TV) is the barbecue sandwich. There is also a real restaurant in the hotel. The hotel has a pool and you can use their fitness equipment. They no longer give you a goodie bag which in 2000 was a nice canvas bag with a plastic tub of Benne Wafers, plus tourist information.
Equipment: Current rates
Daily $1.35 Ft. $4.00 30 Amp
Weekly $7.50 Ft. $7.00 50 Amp
Monthly $19.00 Ft. $15.00 100 Amp
The only places I've actually been to in Mount Pleasant were the marina and the Yorktown exhibits (See also Yorktown State Park).
The marina is well run and pretty easy to find from the water (you can just look for the Yorktown), but has a LOT of current and is very exposed to wind.
Fondest memory: I saw dolphins twice right near our boat in the marina. I even managed to get a picture of them. We had seen them in the ICW before, but never actually in the marina with us.