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Old Village

The Old Village sits right on the Charleston harbor and is known for its beautiful historic homes, moss-draped live oak trees and small-town feel. Perched right on the Charleston Harbor and surrounded by water, Old Village claims some of the best waterfront views of the Charleston area. The Old Village is as coastal as it gets, and its breezy location is what prompted some of Charleston’s earliest residents to establish summer homes in the area in the 18th and 19th centuries. Today, the Old Village retains that historic charm while still leaving room for mom-and-pop shops, restaurants and gathering spaces.

Picturesque, delightfully quaint and home to some of Charleston’s most friendly residents, exploring this little coastal community feels like discovering one of Charleston’s best-kept secrets. Even better is the fact that this special little district is just a hop, skip and a jump away from some of Charleston’s must-see sites. Staying in and around the Old Village area is great for leisure and business travelers alike looking for old village-style charm, sea salt air and a home away from home that’s just minutes from the beach and downtown Charleston.

From Downtown

Follow Meeting St and Columbus St to E Bay St
Take US-17 N/Arthur Ravenel Jr Bridge and SC-703 E/W Coleman Blvd to Whilden St in Mount Pleasant
Continue on Whilden St. Drive to Venning St

Explore Old Village

Cantina 76 - Mt. Pleasant

Cantina 76 is a lively, independently-owned taqueria and bar in Mt. Pleasant that specializes in fresh Mexican-inspired cuisine and signature margaritas.

Handcraft Kitchen & Cocktails

Handcraft Kitchen & Cocktails is Charleston's upscale cocktail bar dedicated to delivering modern, innovative comfort food and sophisticated cocktails in a relaxed setting.

Page's Okra Grill

Combining simple Southern cuisine with the casual elements of traditional coastal seafood. Fresh, seasonal, local ingredients in our made-from-scratch dishes wherever we can.

Post House

A neighborhood landmark in the Old Village, Mt. Pleasant, built in 1896 and offering seven cozy hotel rooms upstairs and a seasonally inspired, coastal tavern downstairs.

Red Drum Restaurant

Awarded Mt. Pleasant's best restaurant 6 years running! South by Southwest cuisine from our wood-fired grill. Local Seafood, original margaritas, specialty beers, & Fine wine.

Red's Ice House

If you’re looking for a friendly spot to enjoy cold beer & fresh local seafood in a laid back setting, you’re going to love Red’s Ice House on historic Shem Creek.

Shem Creek Inn

Located in Mount Pleasant, SC on the shores of its namesake, Shem Creek Inn offers guests an authentically Lowcountry experience in a now completely renovated space.

Stox & Co.

Award-winning wellness spa & salon offering facials, massage, airbrush tanning, waxing, threading, weddings, hair & nail spa, & a boutique with a wide selection to shop from.

Tavern & Table

Tavern & Table on famed Shem Creek is home to classic cocktails & delicious Lowcountry inspired dishes in an atmosphere as casual & comfortable as your own living room.

Taziki's Mediterranean Cafe on Coleman

Enjoy our hand cut lamb, beef and chicken Gyro's, fresh Mediterranean salads and home made pimento cheese. Beer and wine service available.

TownePlace Suites Charleston Mt. Pleasant

Designed for travelers who want to feel at home and stay productive. Thoughtful service, comfortable spaces and local know-how, we make the new feel familiar.

Ty's Roadside

Ty Neal and Chef Jonathan McArthur bring the fire with their brick oven and open-fire grill. Craveable American cuisine, 20 taps, full bar in this light and airy renovation!

Old Village

Old Village Musts

Comprised of just over 30 blocks, Old Village is great for exploring on foot or by bike. Reserving the time to take in the unbeatable waterfront views along Pitt Street Bridge and explore the quiet residential streets to marvel at stately historic homes is a must. It’s been said that Charleston tastes as good as it looks, and Old Village certainly lives up to that standard. Once you’ve worked up an appetite, you can enjoy everything from old-fashioned soda joints to hip coffee shops, cozy bars to lively cafes—and nearly every style of cuisine under the sun. Duck into the area’s many shops to find uniquely Charleston gifts and one-of-a-kind treasures.

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