Battery Park

Battery Park, also known as the Battery, is the unofficial name for a well-known waterfront area of Charleston, South Carolina. More officially known as White Point Garden, this area is at the end of the peninsula and features a landscaped park that is dotted with palmetto and oak trees. Walkways, which are lined with large antebellum homes and various monuments and war relics, serve as ideal lanes for strolling. The area in general is an excellent place to absorb the charming Charleston ambience, with views of the harbor, Fort Sumter, and the beach destination of Sullivan’s Island only adding to its allure. Quite simply, the Battery is not to be overlooked when spending time in South Carolina’s oldest city. For reference, the streets that frame Battery Park are S. Battery Street, Murray Blvd., King Street, and E. Bay Street.  

Charleston Battery Hotels

Charleston Battery Hotels
Charleston Battery Hotels

Several hotels are found near Battery Park. As its name implies, one such hotel is the Battery Carriage House Inn. An adults only bed and breakfast, this inviting inn is worthy of consideration when planning romantic escapes to Charleston. Also found within very close proximity of Battery Park are the Palmer Home B&B (pictured) and the 21 East Battery B&B. Should you fancy even more area lodging recommendations, both the Historic 86 Church Street B&B and the John Rutledge House Inn should be added to the list. A number of other hotels are also less than a mile from the Battery, with examples including the Mills House Wyndham Grand and the Charleston Days Inn Historic District, so travelers have plenty of options to consider. In addition to being close to Battery Park, the hotels in the general area are also convenient to many other Charleston attractions, including Rainbow Row.

Rainbow Row Charleston

Rainbow Row Charleston
Rainbow Row Charleston  Image: rjones0856 (flickr)

A top Charleston attraction and one of the most photographed areas of the city, Rainbow Row consists of a charming row of colorful historic homes. Originally built in the 1700s, many of the homes were destroyed in a fire, though some were spared. After the Civil War, the area deteriorated into near slum conditions. It wasn’t until the 1920s that people began to see the worth in restoring the homes along Rainbow Row. Part of the restoration process involved painting the homes in pastel colors, hence the area’s name. The inspiration for the color scheme was the Caribbean, where pastel-colored buildings are fairly common

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