Mount Pleasant, SC, USA

Mount Pleasant, SC, USA

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Where to stay around Mount Pleasant, SC?

Our 2018 property listings offer a large selection of 2,872 vacation rentals near Mount Pleasant. From 1,467 houses to 643 condos, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Mount Pleasant for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

Fresh seafood, historic ships, and more in Mount Pleasant

Just a short hop across the Cooper River from Charleston, this lived-in place of bobbing fishing boats and South Carolinian chowder bars offers a fine alternative to staying in bustling Chucktown. You can look for homey Mount Pleasant vacation rentals that put you within striking distance of the dune-backed beaches of Sullivan's Island and the Isle of Palms. Or, you can go for rustic cabins on the outskirts of the Francis Marion National Forest, where the Palmetto Trail and winding boardwalks cut through lanky woods and old revolutionary war camps. And that's not even mentioning the history spots and formidable military museums closer to the center.

Exploring SC's wilder reaches from Mount Pleasant

Given the proximity to the beautiful beaches on South Carolina's section of the Eastern Seaboard, the lovely Isle of Palms, and the wild trailheads and campsites of the Francis Marion National Forest, it's hardly a surprise that hiking, surfing, and beachcombing are major activities here. However, there's also plenty of American history to get through, which is great news if you've bagged yourself Mount Pleasant vacation rentals close to the famous frigates and docks of Patriots Point.

Mount Pleasant combines history and nature

The historical attractions of Mount Pleasant start as soon as you hop across the Cooper River from Charleston. Look down to Patriots Point on the edge of the bay there, where the USS Yorktown, USS Laffe,y and USS Clamagore beckon with their fascinating military exhibits and big guns. Keep driving into the heart of Mount Pleasant, and the charming eateries around Shem Creek are a fine place to recuperate. Keep going even further and you'll eventually reach the wide wetlands of Gray Bay, the Isle of Palms, or the golf courses close to the Francis Marion National Forest.

Spring and fall shine in Mount Pleasant

South Carolina enjoys 2 separate peak seasons. These occur first with the blooming of the local flora in April and May, when the golf courses are at their finest and the hiking trails of the forests prepped for walkers. Second comes the late-summer boom, when the scorching heat of June, July and August leaves off, and the sun persists into September and October, offering great beach days and perfect sightseeing conditions. Meanwhile, looking for Mount Pleasant vacation rentals in winter means dodging the crowds and enjoying the lowest rates.

Forests and frothing waves courtesy of Mount Pleasant

Mount Pleasant has an enviable location between the wave-splashed sands of the Carolinian coast, the rolling wetlands of the Eastern Seaboard, and the sub-tropical forests that dominate this corner of The Palmetto State. The Francis Marion National Forest hugs the north of town, offering hiking paths where worm-eating warblers and rare swallow-tailed kites are often spotted in the canopies. Meanwhile, the Isle of the Palms beckons to the east, touting surfing swells, sport fishing, and long sandy beaches.