Posted on 4/6/2017 by Angie Schnell

Isle of Palms Magazine | Summer 2017

Taking a vacation with the people you care most about, is a time where great and long-lasting memories are made. Isle of Palms holds a special place in many families' hearts. Whether you are visiting for the first time or you come back year after year, the Charleston area provides much character and a place where you can truly enjoy your experience. Our friends at Mount Pleasant Magazine put together a fabulous article interviewing guests about their experiences on Isle of Palms in their latest issue of the Isle of Palms Magazine. Read guest testimonials on their experience when visiting Isle of Palms and get excited to make a trip to Lowcountry yourself!


See a glimpse of Tim Thigpen's exclusive interview about his family memories vacationing to the Isle of Palms! For the full interview, click here

What time of the year do you visit and why?

We come all times. For many years, the week of July 4 has been the summer vacation week. The weather has been excellent (the occasional rain shower just allows for recovery time in the condo or house). Daily time (sun, fun, surf, games) on the beach, which is never too crowded, biking to breakfast and dinner, night walks through town, neighborhoods around Wild Dunes and on the beach define a vacation for me.

Sitting on a deck with a copy of coffee watching the sun rise or sitting on a deck with a glass of wine watching the sun set over the marsh – I know no better way to start or end my day.

Fall, winter and/or spring is for our long weekends. We often bring our dogs and take advantage of the "off leash" times. I am sure we have not missed any month over the years.

What do you do while on vacation?

Of course, every day includes time on the beach and playing/swimming in the ocean. Morning will begin with a beach run, breakfast in or out, then head to the beach for the day. We play, swim, surf, skim board, boogie board, competitive beach games. All the while, plot the evening/night plans. Most often we will all bike to dinner and find our way to Ben & Jerry's for dessert – then a night walk on the beach with the stars and through the local area where we are staying.

I/we will often do a local race or triathlon. Flat courses have their advantages! Staying on IOP gives you full access to Charleston, its unique history and the endless options of every category for a vacation week or long weekend. I believe we have done most everything and, in many cases, done them so many times.


Whether you are coming with a small group or with a party of 10+ people, Island Realty has the perfect vacation property for you! Enjoy the luxury of staying at a home with a private pool, or a condo or villa with ocean views. Wondering on what to do with your dogs while you visit? Bring them! Island Realty offers pet-friendly properties – now, your furry friends can enjoy going on vacation too! Isle of Palms and Sullivan's Island are both pet-friendly beaches.

Make a summer memory with your family and friends this year on Isle of Palms and Sullivan's Island! View our vacation rental properties or call our team of Vacation Planners for guidance on your next reservation. With the amazing cuisine and activities all around the area, you can't help but have a wonderful experience. 

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