And we're back... Vacation is officially over...
Every year for the 4th of July, my family and I take off down to South Carolina to this little slice of heaven called Wild Dunes, on the Isle of Palms.
It is divine!
Wild Dunes is the perfect location, too. You feel like you're worlds away, but it's only 5 minutes from Sullivan's Island, 10 minutes from Mount Pleasant, and 20 minutes from Charleston--one of the most magical places on Earth!
Take a look below for a peek into our low-country vacation and tips and tricks on where to go and what to do!
The view from our town house could not have been any more perfect--right on the ocean!
P.S. - We always rent through Beach Side Vacations.
The first thing I do when I arrive is unpack and put my suit case away. I also try to pair up all of my outfits on hangers so it's easier to get ready, and I can spend more time on the beach in the evenings. Upfront planning really pays off!
A casual evening stroll to dinner
Acme Low Country Kitchen is a must do on the island. The food is F-A-B-U-L-O-U-S, not to mentions their killer happy hour every weekday from 5-7--all top- shelf choices are just $5 - SIGN ME UP!
Our first day on the beach... nothing short of pure bliss!
Sullivan's Island is another favorite spot and a "must-do."
It has an old Caribbean island feel--warm and welcoming, casual and comfortable.
Take a stroll or a drive up the tree lined streets.
The downtown strip is filled with local trendy restaurants and quaint shops.
This is my favorite house on Sullivan's Island. I drive by it a minimum of 3 times each visit.
I can totally see myself just moving right on in!
We spend as much time on the beach as possible, so we pack a serious survival cooler full of all kinds of goodies.
Lunch on the beach just tastes better, and my favorite is a Palmetto Pimento Cheese sandwich.
We can't forget a refreshing cocktail--I prefer Bud Light Lime or Jose Cuervo pre-mixed margaritas (makes for easy serving!)
Our 4th of July festivities include,cocktails, Low Country boil, & fireworks on the beach!!!
Another great area, that is often over looked, is Historic Mt. Pleasant. It has all of the charm Charleston has
without the hustle and bustle.
One of our very favorite restaurants is The Old Village Post House. It's actually on old U.S. post office turned fine dining.
We spent our final evening in Charleston!
Dinner at - High Cotton
Photo Op. - Magnolias
Photographer - My adorable Daddy
If you're planning a trip to Charleston or a surrounding area, be sure to add some (or all!) of these spots to your list!
Thanks for reading and following along!
Cheers - Molly
7/25/2016 11:43:53 am
Love your blog and Love Wild Dunes. Thanks for introducing our family to this gems a few years ago. Great pictures and great photographer.
8/20/2017 10:51:49 am
Molly, Molly, thank you for introducing me to heaven on earth. I've been dreaming and looking for a places like this for a long time ..Just knew they had to be out there somewhere. May I add too, just loved your hat and especially the white beach outfit and all your other outfits and accessories as well. Any possibility you could share where you purchased them. Hope you will continue blogging....
9/4/2018 09:08:52 am
I just moved away from IOP do to husband’s work!!
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