Spring is one of the most beautiful times of year to visit Charleston. The weather is warm, the flowers are blooming and there are plenty of great outdoor events going on to enjoy. Stay at great hotels near Charleston, like the Shem Creek Inn, for an amazing spring vacation. The Shem Creek Inn is located on the Shem Creek right off the Charleston Harbor. Their beautiful waterway views are perfect for watching the sun rise over the ocean. The feature fabulous accommodations and amenities like a deluxe continental breakfast, a huge pool and sundeck that overlook the waterfront, free parking and high-speed wireless internet access. They are the perfect Mt. Pleasant resort to stay at if you want to come to town for the Blessing of the Fleet.
The 26th Annual Mount Pleasant Blessing of the Fleet is a local tradition that has turned into a fun all-day event for seafood lovers. The festival was started in 1987 as a way to support and honor the local shrimpers but soon turned into one of the town’s mostly highly-anticipated events. This year’s blessing of the fleet is taking place on Sunday, April 28th from 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. There will be tons to do including live music, a shrimp-eating contest, shag dancing, arts and crafts show and tons of family-friendly activities. Plenty of savory shrimp will be sold by local vendors and Mt. Pleasant restaurants and there will be event memorabilia as well. The highlight of the event, of course, is the ceremonial boat parade and blessing of the fleet. Bring the kids and check out this great event going on in Mt. Pleasant.
Stay at the Shem Creek Inn located not far from Memorial Waterfront Park and Pier where the events are taking place. Their Mt. Pleasant lodging is perfect for the whole family and it will be a trip you won’t soon forget.