Located across the harbor from Charleston, Mt. Pleasant is a beautiful scenic town with all the Charleston charm without the congestions and chaos of Charleston. Mt. Pleasant is the perfect place to stay if you want a quiet Charleston vacation. The Shem Creek Inn, a Mt. Pleasant resort, is located on the Charleston harbor front and will give you an amazing view. Their cozy accommodations feature plush bedding, large flat screen TVs and private balconies overlooking the harbor. Their beautiful Mt. Pleasant hotel is perfect for a quiet weekend away to the Charleston area.
If you are looking to eat some great lowcountry food when you are vacationing in Mt. Pleasant then come down at the end of January for the 30thAnnual Lowcountry Oyster Festival! The Lowcountry Oyster Festival is a Charleston tradition and has been named one of the “top 20 events in the southeast” by the Southeastern Tourism Society. This year the event is being held on Sunday, January 27th at Boone Hall Plantation in Mount Pleasant, just around the corner from the Shem Creek Inn. This one day event will feature 80,000 pounds of oysters that will be steam, shucked and eaten. Highlights of the festival include an oyster shucking contest, an oyster eating contest, live entertainment, and a kids’ corner complete with bouncy houses. Tickets are twelve dollars per person, but children ages ten and under get in for free. Tickets can be bought online.
If you are thinking about coming to Charleston for the Lowcountry Oyster Festival, make sure to book your stay at the Shem Creek Inn. Spend Friday night and Saturday lounging on the Shem Creek Inn’s sundeck that overlooks the waterfront before going to the festival on Sunday. The Shem Creek Inn is the perfect hotel near Charleston. Contact their staff today with any questions or to book your stay!