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.
- Take Bus no. 211 till Waterfront Park
- A.W. Shucks Seafood Restaurant
- High Cotton Charleston Restaurant
- TBonz Gill & Grill
- Lowcountry Bistro
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95% of people who visit Charleston include Charleston Waterfront Park in their plan
10 AM - 11 AM
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
51.39% of people prefer walking in order to reach Charleston Waterfront Park
I love this place. Seeing the cruise ships come in and other large tankers is pretty cool. You get a great view of the bridge. Also the wildlife is pretty awesome. Dolphins, all sorts of birds and even fish. It isn't always crowded, so it's a good place to go for a nice walk. The fountains are fun too.
Beautiful area to go and relax. Get there early to get a swing on the board walk. I love the path under the trees with little areas to sit and read a book. The main water feature always has kids playing in it. So if you bring the little ones make sure they have their swimwear. My wife loves to watch the ships come in and out of the harbor.
How beautiful to walk right by the water. Loved both fountains. There are plenty of benches to enjoy the sun and take a break also shady spots under the trees. The waterfront houses are beautiful. The pineapple fountain was of course a nice photo opportunity. This is definitely a must see park for every Charleston visitor.
This is a super nice area to walk around in downtown Charleston right on the water with a famous pineapple fountain and rainbow row not too far from each other. Nice shade on the warm days with two rows of trees forming a canopy overhead and there's always a homeless population in any downtown area but we didn't feel threatened or unsafe. Definitely would like to go back and explore more and try some food!
We were in town for a conference and decided to check out this area while we were here. It was super hot out, so we thought a walk near the water would be nice. This is a nice area, especially for walking. There were kids playing in the fountain and people enjoying themselves all over. Worth checking out.