The East Cooper area across the river from
Charleston includes the unique Daniel Island
community and the thriving town of Mt. Pleasant, as well as two barrier islands: The Isle of
Palms is a local favorite for day trips to the
beach, and Sullivan’s Island is home to historic
Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum
features tours of the USS Yorktown aircraft
carrier, the USS Laffey destroyer, and the USS
Clamagore submarine, plus the Medal of
Honor Museum and a 2. 5 acre Vietnam War
Cooper River Bridge
One of the best free things to do in Charleston is to walk, jog, or bike over the Cooper
River in the wide pedestrian lane of the
officially named Arthur Ravenel, Jr. ;ridge.
The route is about 2. 5 miles across and offers
sweeping views from a height of more than
Charlestonis South Carolina’shistoricportcity, o;en called “;e Holy City” for the many houses of
worship that highlight any walking tour of this legendary
peninsula between the Ashley and Cooper Rivers.
And during the spring season, the church cemeteries,
downtown parks, and nearby plantation gardens
blossom with a profusion of camellias and magnolias.
;e days are warm, the evenings are cool, and dinner at
any of the city’s acclaimed restaurants is sure to please.
Beyond its year-round calendar of cultural events,
including the springtime Spoleto USA Festival,
and educational center at the Medical University of
South Carolina, there are top-rated hospitals and
specialty-treatment practices located throughout the
With a vibrant heart like historic Charleston, it’s
little wonder that the surrounding area has attracted
so many new businesses and residential communities.
From Daniel Island and Mt. Pleasant just east of the
city to the lovely town of Summerville a short drive
north to the neighborhoods of West Ashley, and the
islands of Kiawah and Seabrook beyond, there are a
variety of amenity-;lled communities where former
visitors have found new places to call home.
TRAVEL DESTINATIONS AND ROUTES
Sunrise Over A Docked Sailboat In Charleston, SC
Places to Visit