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Riley Waterfront Park, Charleston

(4.7/5 based on 4,200+ reviews on the web)
Relax in the shade of a southern live oak tree while watching sailboats cruise at Riley Waterfront Park. Situated on 5 hectares (12 acres) that hug the Carolina coastline, the park features several landscaped gardens and picturesque plazas against the stunning backdrop of the Atlantic Ocean. Take an stroll past stately fountains and colorful flower beds before sitting on a bench. Stop at one of the oceanside restaurants that line the park for a traditional southern meal. Plan to see Riley Waterfront Park and other attractions that appeal to you using our Charleston vacation planner.
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  • We were walking around the beautiful streets in Charleston and stumbled upon this park. It was a bit windy but a beautiful park. There is a huge pineapple waterfall in the middle of the park that is p...  more »
  • This is where you find the famous Pineapple Fountain. It is a nice place to kick back and relax, relatively close to the city market and a stop on the 211 DASH bus. Scenic views of the harbor and USS ...  more »
  • The waterfront park is beautiful and has these rocking benches that you can sit and enjoy the view. I definitely recommend coming here for a stroll and take some photos of Charleston's waterfront.  more »
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  • This is a really great park. Very vibrant and diverse atmosphere. The fountains were beautiful along with the view. If you wait around long enough, you can grab a seat on a swing and listen to some local musicians come out and play their music.
  • Great to take a walk, or swing on the swings while enjoying the view. On Sundays you'll see lots of sailing boats on the river that makes the whole scenery very enjoyable. The pineapple fountain in very nice but some days they turn it off.
  • Great time sitting and walking at this place. I been in Charleston many times but never thought to come here. Just amazing and peaceful. May have to make this a place to come to every time I'm in town. Great place for a day with your special someone.
  • A cool little place along the riverside. ALways busy and crowded though. Lot's of places with good food nearby. Worth a quiet stroll in the evening. But if you are looking to escape the crowds, then this is not the best place to be.
  • Beautiful place. Great stop on a date that's going well in the spring or summer - in the fall, the wind rolling off the harbor gets relatively freezing. But, all months of the year this is a great place to be.