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Bright green public space overlooking the coast: great for picnics and lounging.
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1 Vendue Range, Concord Street, Charleston, SC 29401-2129
+1 843-724-7327
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited here on a particularly beautiful autumn day. We sat in the swing chairs and enjoyed our walk along the waterfront.

Thank shonas804
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you're downtown walking around, you have to stop at the Waterfront Park and walk underneath the beautiful oak trees, and around the fountains, and stop at the pier to take in the breathless views of the Cooper River as it empties out into the...More

Thank Draikencub
Reviewed 1 week ago

The park is really beautiful and has lots of photography places within. It's suitable for family and all kind of age group.

Thank Vivek P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loved the oak trees and walking under them. The waterfront is beautiful and you can spend a relaxing afternoon watching pretty sailboats go by.

Thank 814vinitaj
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I can’t deny I love water activities ... Either going fishing , kayaking, paddle boarding, walking next to the ocean and of course being at Riley Waterfront Park in Charleston only to relax made me feel the same! When I visited, there was a huge...More

Thank allertstar
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It’s not very big, but Charleston is a walking town, so walk on by. Beautiful fountains, lovely views, and neat architecture.

Thank msa23_2000
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at the Vendue so the park was a very short walk away. The park offers a beautiful view of the waterfront and is a nice relaxing walk away from all the traffic in downtown Charleston. The fountains offer a great backdrop for some...More

Thank Don B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Before the pier is a lovely fountain and brass maps of the city over the centuries. It was interesting to see how the city grew and changed. The pier has covered seating, a couple of swinging benches, and uncovered seating. Relaxing atmosphere.

Thank SharonB1313
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is so relaxing to sit here and watch the boats of all sizes going by, the pelicans diving for fish and occasional dolphins. The pineapple fountain in the park is unique and lovely. We also enjoy looking at the bronze maps of Charleston for...More

Thank BennieG45
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Gorgeous views, beautiful fountain and a wonderful set of maps showing the peninsula's development over time

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Laura K
June 25, 2018|
Response from 159elizabethe | Reviewed this property |
Yep, but I’m sure it will fill up quick.
November 6, 2016|
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Response from alocalSummervilleSC | Reviewed this property |
Old Exchange Bldg. is on Broad St and East Bay. About a 4 block, 10 minute walk to the park.
January 31, 2016|
Response from alocalSummervilleSC | Reviewed this property |
It is a City of Charleston park, so there are definite restrictions. I'd call the city and ask. Parking can be a problem, and there are always LOTS of tourists, so any sort of privacy will be difficult. Not so sure if you... More