Things to Do in The Isle of Palms, South Carolina

Are you looking for a new beach destination where you can really unwind? The coastline of South Carolina, and specifically Isle of Palms oceanfront rentals, could be a perfect match. This barrier island is home to many oceanfront vacation rentals you could call home for a week or more, and provide excellent access to beaches and local activities. Whether you want a trip full of relaxation or are looking forward to tackling a long list of things to do in Isle of Palms, this South Carolina destination will leave you longing to return.

Fun Under the Sun

people_couple_on_beach_bahamas.jpgAt the top of the list for Isle of Palms things to do is beach activities, especially on Front Beach. Many visitors choose to bring along their furry friends to pet-friendly rentals, so waking up early for a stroll on the beach with your dog will be an invigorating start to the day. Or if you prefer, sleep in and laze the day away sunbathing or reading a good novel. Sandy beaches here are ideal for tossing a Frisbee or building a sand castle.

All year long travelers head to South Carolina to check out the local activities. Adventurous visitors might want to give scuba diving a try. Whether you choose to scuba or simply snorkel, you are likely to encounter local creatures including dolphins, sea turtles, colorful fish, and stingrays. A day at the beach can take many forms from splashing around in the surf with a boogie board to heading out on a boat rental for a sunset sail to fishing at the Isle of Palms Marina.

Take a Day Trip

charleston.jpgAfter spending days on the beach, one of the most popular things to do in Isle of Palms is to take a day trip. Charleston is located only 10 miles away from Isle of Palms and offers a range of historic attractions, dining choices, and shopping. If you have never been to this charming city, it would be a shame to be so close and not visit. If you're looking for a little nightlife, Charleston is the place to be. Home to a university, Charleston is known for its nighttime spirit. Whether you want to listen to live music or enjoy a relaxing night in a wine bar, you will find many options in Charleston. If you prefer to visit during the day, joining a local walking tour or exploring a historic house are top choices.

The Sophisticated Side of the Isle of Palms

Another favorite activity on the list of Isle of Palms things to do is golf. South Carolina is known for its golf courses, and year-round mild weather attracts golf enthusiasts from around the globe to play when other courses are covered in snow. Playing 18 can be a great start to the day or sign up for a lesson if your swing needs some work. The most popular course is located at the Wild Dunes Resort.

Many vacation rentals in Isle of Palms seem like a spa themselves, with outdoor showers, hot tubs, and soaking tubs for two, but if you're looking for an actual spa treatment, you will find this option as well (the Beach House Spa is a favorite). Complete your vacation by signing up for a soothing massage or cleansing facial.

Isle of Palms Has It All

With a long list of things to do in Isle of Palms, you can rest assured that you won't be bored during a trip to the South Carolina coast. While some beach destinations are all about relaxation, Isle of Palms offers so much more. Adventurous travelers can go kayaking, snorkeling, or sailing. History buffs can explore the architecture and museums of Charleston. And don't forget about local shopping and dining, too - the cherry on top of a vacation full of pleasures.

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