asks Elizabeth L., from Philadelphia, PA.
It’s a good thing you’re planning ahead, Elizabeth… public restrooms are sometimes one of the trickier things to find in Charleston. While all the hotels and restaurants have restrooms, it’s not always comfortable trying to use them if you are not a patron. The City of Charleston does have quite a number of restrooms scattered around the historic district, but there NONE below Broad Street (which is primarily a residential neighborhood). If you’re going to be strolling the Battery or playing in White Point Garden, please know that you will have to go a fair distance to find a public restroom (the closest being City Hall or the parking garage on East Bay/Prioleau Street).
The Post and Courier (Charleston’s daily newspaper… and the oldest daily in the South) created this nifty graphic showing all the public restrooms and their locations.