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Isle of Palms vacation

A January 2003 trip to Charleston by Suzie1969

Quote: Charm, history, and relaxation on one island. What more could you ask for?!

Isle of Palms vacation

Overview

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Best thing to do is relax and take in the beauty of this island. Also check out all the plantation, and other historic sites as well as the other surrounding islands.

Quick Tips:

Don't miss Boone Hall, Drayton Hall, and downtown Charleston.

Best Way To Get Around:

Best way to get around is to rent a car. You won't regret it. If you go to downtown Charleston, make sure you take a quided tour by carriage, a must do there!

Isle of Palms Resort & Beach Club

Hotel | "Isle of Palms Resort & Beach Club"

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We have stayed here twice, once here and once across the street in the bigger timeshares. Accommodations are great with laundry on-site. Everything you would need are in the units. Condos are right on the beach and each with a great view of the ocean. Private parking for timeshare vactioners. During the summer parking can be at a premium, but you won't have to worry staying here. Only drawback is staying on the top floor with small children.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on October 30, 2003

Isle of Palms Resort & Beach Club
1009 Ocean Blvd.
Charleston, South Carolina 29451
(843) 886-6387

Tommy Condon's Irish Pub & Seafood Restaurant

Restaurant | "Tommy Condons Irish Pub & Seafood Restaurant"

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We had gone after Christmas and it was chilly in downtown Charleston. Went in to warm up and found this great place. Food was great, so was the atmosphere. I highly reccomend this place. Very friendly staff.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on October 30, 2003

Tommy Condon's Irish Pub & Seafood Restaurant
160 Church St
Charleston, South Carolina 29401
+1 843 577 3818

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Breakfast, lunch, or dinner you can't go wrong here. This is down-home cooking and worth the drive. It takes awhile to get there from Isle of Palm, but great for sightseeing along the way--make an adventure out of it. Rib sticking meals and a hearty, traditional breakfast. Dinner you get mashed potatoes, roll with butter, and vegetables. Great family place. Enjoy!

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on October 30, 2003

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store
7351 Mazyck Road
Charleston, South Carolina 29406
(843)553-4232

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Just across the bridge from Isle of Palm on Hwy 17. Worth going to see, especially if you're a Gone With the Wind fan. North and South was also shot here and around Charleston. Beautiful grounds, and they have their own restauraunt. There's also a great souvenir shop. It's filled with history and is very interesting for all!

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on October 30, 2003

Boone Hall Plantation
Highway 17 North
Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina 29465
+1 843 884 4371

Fort Moultrie National Monument

Attraction | "Fort Moultrie"

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Civil War buffs will love this place as my husband did. Old fort with its bunkers, you can almost hear the cannons going off. Great for the men in the family. Ladies take a book and a blanket and enjoy the ocean while the men check out the fort. Also a great photo opportunity for pictures. Get there via Mt. Pleasant. Worth the drive! Also great places to eat on Sullivans and very quaint!

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 30, 2003

Fort Moultrie National Monument
1214 Middle St
Sullivan's Island, South Carolina 29482
+1 843 883 3123

Charleston City Market

Attraction | "Old City Market"

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I have been to Charleston many times. The Old City Market is in the heart of old Charleston. It is quite busy now as it houses a flea market with many local goods such as sea grass baskets. These baskets are made locally and you can see many of the vendors making them on-site. Within walking distance are the many other great sight in downtown Charleston. You will need more than one day to see them All! But worth every minute. About 20 minute drive from Isle of Palm.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on October 30, 2003

Charleston City Market
Meeting Street To East Bay
Charleston, South Carolina

To sum it up!

Story/Tip

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We have stayed here on Isle of Palm twice. It is very quaint, quiet, and relaxing. Many small places to dine and moderately priced. If you need your city fix, you are just a hop, skip, and a bridge away from all the hustle and bustle you need. Charleston is such a historic place, you will never tire of finding things to do.

We have been there during the summer and the winter, and both are charming times of the year. The winter holidays were fantastic seeing downtown Charleston in her holiday lights. It is worth the trip for the history alone, but also for the relaxation on the Isle of Palm.