Charleston Waterfront Park

Currently Closed
  • Address: 1 Vendue lane, Charleston, SC 29401, United States
  • Timings: 10:30 am - 06:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +1-8437247321
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Outdoors, Waterfront, Entertainment, Family And Kids, Picnic Spot

Charleston Waterfront Park - Review

This is rated as the most beautiful park in the equally beautiful city. The place where the park is situated was once the centre of maritime trade in the city. The whole square got devastated in a painful fire tragedy and everything went grey. After this the state authorities took up serious initiatives to restore the former glamour of such an important landmark. The people hired the best architects and the work began. It took a long time and this is what resulted as a “fruit of patience”.

The park has been awarded with the “Landmark Award” in 2007 and also the most prestigious award from the National trust for Historic Preservation. The name waterfront comes from the fact that the park is just on the banks of the Cooper River. The green stretches with the most spectacular view of the crystal clear water of the river looks amazing. There is no particular time when the place does not feel good to be in. Probably the most peaceful place in the city, you can forget all your tensions and refresh yourself for a fresh tomorrow.

How To reach Charleston Waterfront Park by Public Transport

  • Take Bus no. 211 till Waterfront Park

Restaurants Near Charleston Waterfront Park

  • McCrady’s
  • Magnolia’s
  • Husk
  • A.W. Shucks Seafood Restaurant
  • High Cotton Charleston Restaurant
  • TBonz Gill & Grill
  • Lowcountry Bistro

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TripHobo Highlights for Charleston Waterfront Park

  • Charleston Waterfront Park Address: 1 Vendue lane, Charleston, SC 29401, United States
  • Charleston Waterfront Park Contact Number: +1-8437247321
  • Charleston Waterfront Park Timing: 10:30 am - 06:00 pm
  • Charleston Waterfront Park Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Charleston Waterfront Park(preferred time): 11:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Charleston Waterfront Park: 02:00 Hrs
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Things to Know Before Visiting Charleston Waterfront Park

  • 95% of people who visit Charleston include Charleston Waterfront Park in their plan

  • 65.44% of people start their Charleston Waterfront Park visit around 10 AM - 11 AM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Charleston Waterfront Park

Friday, Saturday and Sunday

51.39% of people prefer walking in order to reach Charleston Waterfront Park

People normally club together Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge and The Old Exchange And Provost Dungeon while planning their visit to Charleston Waterfront Park.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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Charleston Waterfront Park, Charleston Reviews

  • What a nice, clean and beautiful park located in the middle of historical Charleston. Surrounded by beautiful townhomes, hip restaurants and brick paved streets. Love the walkway along the harbor with the street lamps and the palm trees. The fountains are beautiful and the kids love to play in the wading pool. On a Saturday night, lots of couples sitting along the benches listening to the local saxophone player. Loved the large flat grassy area for the kids to run around in. The only downside is the unfortunate trash that has been dumped in the water that tends to collect along the retaining wall.

  • Beautiful park between the river and a section of fantastic historic homes! Wonderful places to sit and relax and two very nice fountains. There is also a nice open area where you could picnic, throw a frisbee, etc. The lawn and foliage are perfectly maintained and there is no trash anywhere. Kids really enjoy playing in the larger fountain especially on warm summer days. Great place for a leisurely stroll!

  • Great views of the harbor. Swings, covered porch, cool breeze. There's a water fountain that kids young and old can enjoy. Great green spaces for picnics. Benches in the shade. Nice spot to spend a few hours relaxing downtown.

  • Beautiful park with a great view of Charleston harbor. There are lots of areas to sit along the park, including shaded swinging benches and wooden benches all along the end of the pier, and also a telescope to use to look out on Fort Moultrie and Fort Sumter. There are also a couple of fountains that are ideal for bringing kids to play on hot days. The park is also just down the street from several great restaurants.

  • Great place for some family time! The kids love playing in the fountains, feeding the seagulls, and running through the park with other children. For the adults the bench swings are a relaxing and romantic respite after walking around downtown Charleston. The view can't be beat with a variety of ships and sailboats always in sight. The patient and the lucky are often rewarded with aquatic wildlife sightings that include bottlenose dolphins and harbour seals. The Joe Reilly Waterfront Park is definitely a must see when planning a visit to the Holy City of the South.

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