Planning an Incredible 5-Day Itinerary to the Isle of Palms, SC

If you’re looking for an incredible 5-day itinerary to the Isle of Palms, look no further! Here at our blog, we know all there is to know about this beautiful coastal town. In this post, we will share some of our favorite tips and tricks for enjoying everything the island has to offer. Whether you’re looking for a relaxing beach vacation or an action-packed adventure, we’ve got you covered! So without further ado, let’s get started!

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Have the best South Carolina Adventure With this 5-Day IOP Itinerary

Day One: Walk and Visit The Windjammer

After you’ve arrived on the island and settled into your accommodations, we recommend taking a stroll down Ocean Boulevard. This is the main drag on the Isle of Palms, and it’s lined with adorable boutique shops, delicious restaurants, and beautiful beachfront property. Be sure to stop by The Windjammer for lunch or dinner – it’s a local favorite! The Windjammer is known for its great live music shows they’ve been hosting for over 50 years. Afterward, head to the beach for a sunset stroll or a game of volleyball.

Day Two: Golfing on Isle of Palms

Wake up early and enjoy a cup of coffee on your porch or balcony while listening to the sound of the waves crashing. Then, it’s time to hit the links! The Isle of Palms is home to two championship golf courses – the Dunes West Golf Club and the Wild Dunes Resort. After a round of golf, relax with a massage or spa treatment at one of the island’s many resorts.

Day Three: Explore the Park

Today is all about exploring! Start your day with a hike through the Isle of Palms County Park. This 562-acre park offers miles of hiking and biking trails, as well as a playground, picnic areas, and a dog park. Afterward, take a kayak or paddleboard out to Shem Creek for some wildlife watching. You might even see dolphins! In the evening, grab a bite to eat at one of the many seafood restaurants in town. We recommend The Boathouse!

Day Four: Relax on the Beach

Today is a perfect day for relaxing on the beach with a good book or catching up on some much-needed rest. But if you’re looking for something more active, there are plenty of options. Rent a jet ski or go parasailing, or take a charter fishing trip. You can also take a dolphin cruise or go on a glass bottom boat tour.

Day Five: Enjoy Brunch on Isle of Palms

On your final day, we recommend taking it easy with a leisurely breakfast at one of our favorite brunch spots to enjoy the best of Charleston’s food scene. Then, spend the afternoon lounging on the beach before heading back home.

Stay on the Isle of Palms

Life is better lived when you have a great place to come back and relax to. East Islands Rentals offers a wide selection of Isle of Palms rental homes with everything you need to sit back and relax. Whether you prefer sitting poolside in a lounge chair or right on the beach at 8 am, you don’t have to go far to experience the beauty of IOP! 

Browse a full inventory of our Isle of Palms rental homes to start planning your foodie vacation!