This white wooden building anchoring Mount Pleasant's Historic District on the Cooper River is three-in-one—an excellent restaurant, a neighborly tavern, and a cozy inn, the last of which is set at the top of a high staircase and has rooms with hardwood floors and reproduction furnishings that will remind you of Cape Cod. The dark-wood furnishings feel right at home in a building with roots in the 1880s. The food is wonderful, from the pastries at breakfast to the dinners
downstairs in the Southern bistro. On Sunday you can order off the brunch menu. Staying in this charming, tree-lined village, you're within walking distance of Charleston Harbor and the nearby fishing community. Browse the shops along Pitt Street, including Out of Hand (great for gifts) and the pharmacy, where you can get a real fountain drink.