Posted on 4/12/2017 by Angie Schnell

Where to Wednesday: Are you Prepared for your Summer Vacation?

If you are a regular visitor to Isle of Palms and Sullivan's Island or if this is your first time visiting Charleston and its beaches, then you know a lot can go into preparing for your trip! Knowing what the area has to offer and the local suggestions that we at Island Realty can offer you provides many benefits and can help the process run even more smoothly. In addition to this post, you can review our recommended vendors list on the website and find what you are looking for.

Pre-arrival Services:

It is our goal to ensure your vacation and pre-planning is hassle-free! If you want to have your vacation rental stocked and ready to go before you arrive, take advantage of these unique services that can deliver groceries, beach gear, and children's vacation needs (i.e.—crib, stroller) directly to you. With these services, you can travel light, leave the gear at home, and ensure you are vacation ready before you arrive.

Baby's Away

Don't bother bringing along bulky cribs, high chairs, strollers, gates and other things your baby will need. Baby's Away will deliver these items directly to your rental property.

Beach and Games ToGo

Beach and Games ToGo provides beach games, water sports and beach gear. Items for rent include bocce ball, corn hole, horseshoes and more!

Groceries Ahead

Groceries Ahead will shop and deliver your entire grocery order. With this service, you don't have to worry about the stress of grocery shopping when you arrive.

Once you're here, head to Isle of Palms or Sullivan's Island!

If you don't want to travel with bulky beach chairs and bikes, let IOP Beach Chair Company set your chairs up at a beach side location of your choice. Additionally, this locally owned and operated business can deliver bikes to your vacation rental before your arrival!

Isle of Palms Beach Chair Company

Offering bike and beach chair/umbrella rentals, IOP makes it easy for you to relax! Wooden beach chairs and 7 ½ foot resort style umbrellas make for the perfect beach day! Beach chairs are set up on the beach in your desired location and taken down each night for you!

Don't want to cook? Leave It To The Pros!

If you want to kick back and, leave meal preparation, cooking, and cleaning to someone else. Take advantage of some of Charleston's premier catering companies who create customized menus and experiences designed with your vision in mind. Indigenius Cuisine is a great choice for your catering needs.

If you want to leave your home and enjoy a laid back local BBQ joint, scope out Home Team BBQ on Sullivan's Island.

Things To Do:

Fishing and Tours:

Scales & Tails provides everything you need to enjoy your day, including rods, rigs, tackle, baits, and a full tackle box. Each session is five hours and includes a tutorial and time spent on the beach catching fish!

Sandlapper Tours offers history, nature, sunset, and ghost tours of the Charleston Harbor

Marshview Fishing Charters offers inshore and deep sea fishing trips that range from 5 to 80 miles offshore. Longer offshore trips target species such as mahi mahi, wahoo, king mackeral, sail fish, and marlin!

Local Sporting Events:

Charleston RiverDogs

Charleston's minor league baseball team and a Class A affiliate of the New York Yankees! With home games every week during the season, a visit to the RiverDogs' stadium is a wonderful way to relax after a day of walking around downtown Charleston

Charleston Battery

South Carolina's only professional soccer team. Affiliated with the United Soccer League, Charleston Battery, has a great stadium and lots of parking for tailgating

South Carolina Aquarium

Take your friends and family to the South Carolina Aquarium for a day experience they will love.

For more local insight and suggestions on your trip and planning, visit our local recommendations! Also, for easy convenience, download our mobile-friendly app for the latest events scheduled around the Lowcountry. Most importantly, enjoy your experience on the island! We are glad you are here!

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