Charleston has been on my list of places to visit. Spring break just seemed like the perfect time to get away, and take another one of my solo road trips! Yes, I drove from Long Island to the Isle of Palms (over two days mind you). I would not recommend this if you have a hard time sitting for long periods of time. I spent 7 hours behind the wheel
the first day, and 8 hours the second.
Staying at the Palms Oceanfront Hotel was a good choice. Steps away from the beach, shops, and restaurants. Ask for Matt at the front desk. He is full of ideas for things to do, see, and experience during your stay.
A morning sunset is worth the rise!
The beach stretches for about 4 miles north of the hotel, and about 2 miles south. There you will find the bridge that joins IOP (Isle of Palms) to Sullivan's Island.
You can walk, run or ride a bike along the sand.
It is also a dog lover's destination.
You will see a lot of locals and vacationers alike, walking their beloved pets along the beach.
You will also come across board and kite surfers, people playing volleyball, and families flying kites in the salubrious breeze.
Browse the shops for much-needed accessories like sunscreen and bathing suits, as well as souvenirs and keepsakes.
Eat at one of the very local restaurants which offer plenty of variety. Of course, shrimp and grits in particular since you are in the "low country". A term coined because of the low land level and encircling waterways.
Culture, architecture, and cuisine also help define this LC (low country) region.
Check out Papi's Taqueria for a quaint, friendly, and tasty bite.
Beer, wine, tacos, and nosh is what you will be served.
A kid-friendly zone, with golf-carts, slow-moving cars, beach chairs, and ice-cream, summer rentals, and locals pretty much sum it up!