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Riley Waterfront Park, Charleston

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Landmark Nature / Park
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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  • This park is lovely. The views are spectacular. There are plenty of shades. It is beautifully decorated. the landscape is gorgeous. A must go if walking around the French quarter.  more »
  • Walking along the Riley Waterfront Park was a good experience. There is a beautiful water fountain and is a great picture taking spot.  more »
  • This park has a pier to walk on, a splash area for the children to play, , and a beautiful pineapple fountain where we took lots of pictures. It was a pleasant park to cool off, and near the painted h...  more »
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  • This is a gorgeous park to walk through. It's close to the heart of the downtown tourist area and right on the water. It's generally a little cooler here since you get a great sea breeze. If you have young ones (or are young of heart) they can run around in two water fountains located here. This park is always busy but always has ample seating.
  • Great accessibility and atmosphere. Wonderful place to spend an afternoon or go for a walk. Family friendly, and if the kids are too hot they can jump into the fountains to cool off! Only complaint is needs more restrooms.
  • Very scenic with nicely up kept lawns and gardens and the water nearby. Good for a stroll.There are two fountains - seemed to be that one was for kids to play in and the other was for aesthetics (the pineapple fountain). The deck/pier has cute porch-style swings so you can sir and look at the water.
  • This a beautiful place. The sitting areas offer a spectacular view of the Charleston Harbor. The walking areas were always enjoyable. Do your tourist thing during the day then go to the park as the sun sets. It was also very nice in the early morning.
  • Wonderful idea for downtown Charleston. Great way to see the harbor and to cool off. Great city park, clean, plenty of seating, grassy areas and walking paths around the various fountains. Good for families and couples. Also good for just the lone traveler looking to relax and enjoy the views