Charleston Sunrise: It Lasts Forever

There are not many moments in life that completely sweep you away, clear your mind and take you to a place so safe and comfortable that you never want to leave.? Some around these parts will argue that a Charleston sunrise is one of those magical moments.? Whether you are on the Cooper River Bridge or Folly Beach, there is something so inspiring about the first moments the sun enters the sky and celebrates a new day.

If you don’t believe us, let the pictures paint you a story.? Make no mistake, some of these images may look like paintings, but they are real time captures of Charleston’s gorgeous sunrises.

Sunday morning on Folly Beach
Sunday morning on Folly Beach

 

Look at the strokes of the clouds
Look at the strokes of the clouds

 

Surfing is just a way of life
Surfing is just a way of life

 

The reflection off the ocean is stunning
The reflection off the ocean is stunning

 

Folly Pier is like a postcard in the morning
Folly Pier is like a postcard in the morning

 

So majestic as it races into the ocean
So majestic as it races into the ocean

 

Rich pastel colors
Rich pastel colors

 

A view from under the pier
A view from under the pier

 

Absolute calm of the Charleston Harbor
Absolute calm of the Charleston Harbor

 

A view from the SC Aquarium
A view from the SC Aquarium

 

Waves celebrate with the rising sun
Waves celebrate with the rising sun

 

Its like a painting in the sky
Its like a painting in the sky

 

Celebrating freedom
Celebrating freedom

 

Charleston Waterfront Park
Charleston Waterfront Park

 

The Battery
The Battery

 

Set your alarm clocks.? You won’t want to miss the next one.

Must Do’s When Visiting Charleston, SC for the First Time

By Minta Pavliscsak
By Minta Pavliscsak

With Charleston appearing on many “Best Of” lists over the past few years, it’s no secret just how great of a city it is. Locals and visitors alike will be quick to tell you just how much they love the city and give you unsolicited recommendations of what to do while you visit. Charleston has a lot to offer, so how do you narrow it down if you only have a weekend here? We have put together a list of “Must Do’s” for you first time visitors. These things won’t take up very much of your time and you won’t find these in any brochure at the Visitor Center.

Must Do’s When Visiting Charleston for the First Time:

  • Buy a Palmetto rose. Scattered throughout downtown, local children will sell roses freshly made from palm leaves. You can also find them for sale at the market. They are even beautiful after they have dried out.
  • Pet a horse on the market. If not on a tour, you will find the carriages lined up along Anson Street on the market. They are super friendly and the tour guides are happy to have people stop by and say hi.
  • Taste honey at Savannah Bee Company. Located on King Street, this store is wall to wall honey and honey products.
  • Wander down a downtown alley. We have several throughout the peninsula. They are quaint, most are cobblestone, and all are full of beautiful history. (Stoll’s Alley)
  • Cheers to your vacation with a Bacon Bloody Mary at Eli’s Table. You won’t be disappointed!
  • Relax on the swings at Waterfront Park. You may have to wait for one to open up on the busy days, but the wait is well worth it.
  • Take a selfie in front of the Pineapple Fountain. This iconic fountain is a great spot to dip your toes and the kids enjoy splashing in the base.

There you have it. The “Must Do’s” during your first time visiting the Holy City. If you have been here and have missed something on the list, come back! If you haven’t been here yet, what are you waiting for?!

Sunrise on The Battery – Quiet Morning in Charleston

By Mark A. Leon
By Mark A. Leon

There is nothing more spectacular than a Charleston sunrise or sunset.? What makes a sunrise so remarkable is the absolute tranquility and silence that compliments a visual show of elegant serenity.? So often, we distracted by the tourists, cars, carriages, golf carts, dogs, runners, bikers and cameras that we lose sight of just home important a quiet moment can be to clear our minds and free our souls.

The Battery captures the essence of a true Charleston sunrise.? With the sun rising from the Harbor on the East and the colors of Rainbow Row and the flowers that ordain the walkway exploding in a shower of positive energy, it is a treat to see.? As you walk or sit, locals with be out for an early morning jog or to walk the dogs.? Don’t hesitate to smile and say good morning.? You know they will.

This visual point of view should sway your intentions to set your alarm a little bit earlier and experience this for yourself or with someone you love.

Good morning Charleston.? A flower to symbolize the start of a beautiful day

There is something magical about that yellow ball rising from the harbor

The smell of the flowers add to the experience

The reflection in the water goes right to your toes

Whether you look to your left or right, the view is perfect

The Palmer House is always a sight to see at 5 East Battery

The very first moments of dawn are a rainbow in the sky

All calm in the Charleston Harbor

Eclectic realm of natural life

All is right when you start your day with a quiet sunrise at The Battery

The Battery – Charleston, SC: The Great Escape

The Battery is a scenic walk along the Charleston Harbor ordained with history plantation homes, lines of palmetto trees, colorful flowers and at the right moment a cool soft breeze to alleviate the pressures of the summer heat.

We all have our personal experiences and and routines at The Battery.? For some, who take for granted or have not spent time recently at the Battery, you are missing one of the most serene places in all of Charleston.? We spent some time at the South Battery over the weekend and thought we would remind you of some of the great things you can do.

  • Picnic where the first shots of the Civil War were fired
  • Bike with someone you love along the Harbor
  • Go for a morning or evening jog as the sun rises and sets over the Charleston Harbor
  • Go for a local personal walking tour of the beautiful historic Plantation homes along The Battery
  • Offer directions to passing tourists that lost their way from the French Quarter
  • Get the motivation to finally learn how to sail after watching the boats pass by
  • Finally, keep your eyes open for frolicking dolphins

If these images make you sigh, picture yourself caught up in the beauty and serenity of it all.

The fresh flowers in the medium add the perfect amount of color and fragrance.

The view of the homes will make you yearn for a simpler time of yesteryear.

The Palmetto Trees offer a brief moment of escape from the sun and compliment the clouds very well.

Find your way back to The Battery soon.

Last moments of sunlight at White Point Garden

 

2 Meeting Street B&B
2 Meeting Street B&B