The 10 Best Free Things to do in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina (SC)

October 14, 2021 Lean Nau

Mount Pleasant is a large suburban town in Charleston County, South Carolina, United States. It is the fourth largest municipality and largest town in South Carolina, and for several years was one of the state's fastest-growing areas, doubling in population between 1990 and 2000. The population was 67,843 at the 2010 census,, making it the largest South Carolina town by population in that census. The estimated population in 2014 was 77,796. At the foot of the Arthur Ravenel Bridge is Patriots Point, a naval and maritime museum, home to the World War II aircraft carrier USS Yorktown, which is now a museum ship. The Ravenel Bridge, an eight-lane highway that was completed in 2005, spans the Cooper River and links Mount Pleasant with the city of Charleston.
Restaurants in Mount Pleasant

1. The Coastal Cupboard

644 Long Point Rd Unit J, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464-8301 +1 843-856-4321 http://thecoastalcupboard.com/
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5.0 based on 11 reviews

The Coastal Cupboard

Reviewed By DUDE642021 - Mount Pleasant, United States

I had heard of this place and I was across the street, I had to see myself. I have to admit, this place is everything they say it is. Wonderful selection of all things for home,kitchen and entire gifts/entertainment needs. Loved it!

2. Patriots Point Cold War Submarine Memorial

40 Patriots Point Rd, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464-4377 +1 843-884-2727 http://www.patriotspoint.org/exhibits/cold_war/
Excellent
47%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
16%
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2%
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4.5 based on 159 reviews

Patriots Point Cold War Submarine Memorial

Reviewed By Mike_and_Denise16

This is a really interesting little park that shows the large cold war subs as they appear to most people.

3. Mount Pleasant Farmers Market

Coleman Boulevard, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464 +1 843-884-8517 http://www.facebook.com/MountPleasantFarmersMarket
Excellent
61%
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4.5 based on 28 reviews

Mount Pleasant Farmers Market

4. Mount Pleasant Memorial Waterfront Park

99 Harry M Hallman Junior Blvd, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464-1817 +1 843-762-9946 http://Charlestonparksconservancy.org
Excellent
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4.5 based on 693 reviews

Mount Pleasant Memorial Waterfront Park

Called the crown jewel of Mount Pleasant, Memorial Waterfront Park offers more than just your average park. Located under the grand entryway to the town, at the base of the Ravenel Bridge, this park has plenty of lawn for enjoying family picnics, a nautical-themed playground modeled after the bridge that provides shade and the boats that pass by in the harbor, and soft-serve ice cream from the River Watch Cafe. The cafe offers beautiful views of Charleston Harbor and a 1,250-foot-long pier where you can sit and swing a while. Memorial Waterfront Park is also home to the Sweetgrass Cultual Arts Pavilion, War Memorial and Visitor Center.

Reviewed By Cpatt11

Cute park with a kids jungle gym, a grassy area, walking path to the bridge, small workout area, and great pier with seating and a gift shop and small cafe during the day

5. Pitt Street Bridge

Pitt Street and William Street, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464 http://www.sciway.net/sc-photos/charleston-county/pitt-street-bridge.html
Excellent
66%
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4.5 based on 184 reviews

Pitt Street Bridge

Reviewed By HepaticPlexis1 - Buffalo, United States

Quiet stroll in a small park. Beautiful green grass. The dogs enjoyed it. Wide enough walking path to pass other fog walkers. Sit and ponder your thoughts a while on the benches overlooking the water.

6. Bottles Beverage Superstore

610 Coleman Blvd, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464-4018 843 849-WINE (9463) [email protected] http://www.shopbottles.com
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4.5 based on 27 reviews

Bottles Beverage Superstore

Bottles is a Wine, Beer and Spirits Beverage Superstore located in the Moultrie Plaza shopping center in Mount Pleasant. Bottles offers an array of affordable, highly-rated wines; a unique assortment of domestic, imported and craft beers, and a superior spirits selection in one convenient, comfortable space. At our tasting bar, customers can sample new and featured wines, beers and spirits and mingle with the friendly, knowledgeable Bottles team.

7. Shem Creek Park

Coleman Boulevard, Mount Pleasant, SC http://www.scgreatoutdoors.com/park-shemcreekpark.html
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4.5 based on 776 reviews

Shem Creek Park

The most picturesque waterway in the Lowcountry. Revel in glorious sunsets over Charleston Harbor as you enjoy a stroll on the docks.

Reviewed By stacyandryan2008

Very clean, beautiful area. You feel like your in the movie JAWS lol. We went to see if you could find or spot any dolphins. We heard this is the best spot to see them up close. We walked the Pier and watched for awhile and seen nothing. Others have claimed to spot them in 30 min of being there. I have heard that if you take out a kayak on the water, dolphins can be spotted coming right up to you in them. We defiantly want to do this next time we come back down from Michigan. Because there is no way to get into he water here without a kayak , we opted to go to Folly beach instead so we could get in the ocean. There we seen a few pod of dolphins in the distance. This area is very peaceful though and you can spot a lot of Fiddler Crabs ( the ones with the one large claw ) in the Marsh area and around the sidewalks so look for them. They are pretty neat. Lots of great looking restaurants around the area too. We stayed at Bolt farm luxury treehouses on wadamala island just 20-30 min from here.

8. Mount Pleasant Pier

71 Harry M Hallman Junior Blvd, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464-1817 +1 843-762-9946 http://www.ccprc.com/index.aspx?nid=1171
Excellent
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4.5 based on 248 reviews

Mount Pleasant Pier

Part of the Memorial Waterfront Park complex, the 1250-foot long Mount Pleasant Pier stretches out into Charleston Harbor under the foot of the Arthur Ravenel, Jr. Bridge. The pier's foundation was created from pared-down pilings from the old Silas N. Pearman Bridge. One end of the pier features an 8,100-square-foot covered pavilion for hosting dances and other events. Visitors can enjoy beautiful views of the bridge and harbor from the pier's bench swings and shade structures. Pier Features - Fishing - Gifts and souvenirs - Made-to-order sandwiches, ice cream, fruit smoothies, and more at the River Watch Cafe and Gift Shop - Special events - Swings, picnic tables, and rocking chairs - Tackle sales and rod rentals

Reviewed By 646jeffa - Hutchinson, United States

We really enjoyed the long walk out on the pier underneath the bridge. Lots of great views and could watch people fishing and walking all along the pier. Everything was clean and neat.

9. The Wine Bar

664 Long Point Rd Unit G, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464-8316 +1 843-849-5185 [email protected] http://www.thewinebarmtp.com/
Excellent
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4.5 based on 35 reviews

The Wine Bar

Specializing in a unique selection of wines, craft beers ,cheeses , charcuterie meats and chocolates and a selection of small plates.

Reviewed By Jmsi1956 - Toledo, United States

Used a Groupon - reviews were good. I completely agree. Great atmosphere, extensive wine list, wonderful appetizers, charcuterie and cheeses and chocolates. It was a special evening. Service was great also.

10. Six Mile Antique Mall

761 Coleman Blvd, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464-4051 +1 843-884-7900 http://sixmileantiquemall.com/
Excellent
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4.5 based on 21 reviews

Six Mile Antique Mall

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