Mount Pleasant's finest hotel sits on Charleston Harbor, so you can gaze at the city's skyline with your feet on this resort's sandy beach or from the waterfront pool. A lot goes on here, from splashy boat shows at the marina to wedding celebrations to summertime concerts on Friday evenings. Ask for one of the renovated rooms with a fireplace. Children can jump into the mini-mariners' program, and parents can learn to navigate a sailboat. A number of annual sailing events are held here, and the bar scene at the three on-site restaurants is fun. Get here via a 10-minute ride on the Charleston Water Taxi (bikes are welcome) or on a trolley that runs to the Market area.