For your next trip to Charleston, we would like to suggest you stay an extra day or two and explore areas outside the Peninsula of Charleston. The first in our series of recommendations is the Old Village of Mt. Pleasant, just across the Cooper River.
Set along the Charleston Harbor, the Old Village Historical Section of Mt. Pleasant, presents a wonderful day trip opportunity. This historic neighborhood dates back to the 1800’s with Spanish moss draped Oak trees lining the picturesque streets.
Otis Picket Bridge Recreation Area (Old Pitt Street Bridge)
Pitt Street and Schweers Lane, Mt. Pleasant
Start your day with a walk down the Old Pitt Street Bridge, a bridge that used to connect Mount Pleasant to Sullivan’s Island. When a new bridge was built, the town created a pedestrian walkway perfect for walking, jogging or fishing. At the end of the walkway, you can see the remains of the old bridge, as well as a great view of the Intracoastal Waterway.
Pitt Street Pharmacy
111 Pitt Street, Mt. Pleasant
After wandering down the Pitt Street Bridge, take some time to explore the boutique shops on Pitt Street. One can’t miss stop is the Pitt Street Pharmacy, an old fashioned pharmacy and soda fountain built in 1938. They have a specialized compounding pharmacy, but we think their Fountain Cherry Coke and Chicken Salad Sandwiches will cure anything that ails you.
131 Middle Street, Mt. Pleasant
Spend the afternoon exploring Alhambra Hall, an old ferry terminal building that offers one of the best views of Charleston Harbor. The lawn outside the main building is home to many games of catch, there are walking paths to the marsh and a large playground is across the street.
Explore downtown Charleston and venture out to her other charming areas. Old Village is an excellent day trip with allure to explore.