General Recreation in Charleston
Looking for things to do during your visit to Charleston? Whether you want to spend the day relaxing at Folly Beach, fishing off the pier, or sliding down thrilling waterslides, there’s no shortage of recreational activities to enjoy near the Battery Carriage House Inn. Check out a few of our favorite activities below or ask our staff for more suggestions.
South Carolina Aquarium – 1.7 miles
This amazing aquarium features moray eels, loggerhead turtles, sharks, river otters, and more. You can even tour their Sea Turtle Hospital to learn about the care and preservation of these beautiful creatures.
Splash Zone Waterpark – 7.2 miles
Located in James Island County Park, this water playground offers two 200-foot tube slides, a lazy river, a waterfall, a leisure pool, and more. It provides affordable fun for the whole family.
Folly Beach Pier – 11.8 miles
Visit the pier for fishing, walking, birding, and great views of Folly Beach. The pier extends more than 1,045 feet into the Atlantic Ocean.
Splash Island Waterpark – 11.7 miles
Located in Palmetto Islands County Park, this waterpark features multiple slides, one of which is 200 feet tall, as well as sprays, waterfalls, geysers, and an activity pool. Concessions, locker rentals, and lounge chairs are also available.
Whirlin' Waters Adventure Waterpark – 17.8 miles
Located at Wannamaker County Park, this waterpark sits on more than 15 acres and features all sorts of slides, including tube slides and a six-lane racer slide. Additional features include a 27,000-square-foot wave pool, an 870-foot long lazy river, and the Big Splash Tree House, which features 66 interactive play elements.
Includes over 80 species of eagles, hawks, falcons, owls, and other birds of prey from all parts of the world in a 152-acre campus with display aviaries.
Edisto Island Serpentarium – 43.3 miles
While it’s a good drive from our hotel, the Edisto Island Serpentarium is worth it. This reptile park is perfect for visitors and educational groups, and is home to all kinds of alligators, turtles, snakes, and lizards.