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Riverfront Plaza

River Street, Between Abercorn and Barnard Streets, Savannah, GA
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Ranked #63 of 119 attractions in Savannah
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Activities: Shopping
Description: This nine-block pedestrian plaza is located on the former grounds of the city's cotton exchange.
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Clarksville, Tennessee
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80 reviews 80 reviews
46 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Great waterfront with excellent restaurants, shops, tourist attractions, and bars. Beware, the waterfront street is cobblestone. I would not recommend high heel shoes. Some of the stairs going down to the waterfront are steep, but there are elevators available in some of the hotels.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

I'm from Charleston, SC so riverfront/ waterfront parks are nothing new to me, yet this was still a beautiful place to walk around for a bit. There are tons of places to grab something to drink and if you make it down there in time you'll be sure to see a beautiful sunset. We watched a large container ship pull... More

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Aguadilla, Puerto Rico
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

This place is so pretty! My son loved to watch the ships and boats over the river. We walked part of it since it's long and he wasn't in a stroller. The shops are so pretty and the people was amazing (except for a non child friendly person that attended us at the visitors center) The street looks son pretty... More

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Sacramento, California
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124 reviews 124 reviews
60 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Worth a stroll, but shops are a bit pricey and many sell the same touristy items. A few decent restaurants, but other felt like tourist traps and weren't great. I wouldn't make it priority, but stroll through if you have time.

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Hialeah Gardens, Florida
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

The riverfront is chalk full of history!...every shop or restaurant occupies space in the old cotton warehouses. The walls and the cobblestone streets have been there for over 100 years. Before you shop or eat just take in where you are. Enjoy the the scenery. I'm going back!

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Shepherdsville, Kentucky
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

We arrived in Savannah late afternoon so we unpacked and headed down to Riverfront Plaza early evening. I have two children so we figured we could find a nice place to eat dinner. I was surprised by all adults that were under the influence at 7ish. We decided to move away from the Riverfront after walking a couple blocks and... More

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Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
24 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

There is a nice candy shop and some quaint shops. You can get this done in an hour but it's a nice setting and a fun place for awhile.

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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

There are better places to go in Savannah. The Riverfront Plaza is a tourist trap with panhandlers, grifters and scammers. The history and architecture could be interesting, but the tackiness of the shops detract from it. While there, we were approached for money and for the "use" of our cell phone. If shopping is what you are seeking, we would... More

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Richmond, Virginia
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93 reviews 93 reviews
19 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

We ventured down to the riverfront district twice during our stay in Savannah. They have done a really nice job of developing the walkways and restoring the old warehouse into usable spaces. We enjoyed the view, had a drink late one afternoon on a second floor restaurant which was clearly the best part of the afternoon. The shops tend to... More

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Southside, Alabama
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58 reviews 58 reviews
13 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

A nice view of the river and a beautiful yacht was there for everyone to dream about. Restaurants and some shops, hotels. Not so impressive after visiting the historic district. But if you are a lover of the river, give it a try.

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