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Riley Waterfront Park

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1 Vendue Range, Concord Street, Charleston, SC 29401-2129
+1 843-724-7327
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Bright green public space overlooking the coast: great for picnics and lounging.
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good29%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
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“bench swings” (63 reviews)
“watch the boats” (60 reviews)
1 Vendue Range, Concord Street, Charleston, SC 29401-2129
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great place to visit while you're in Charleston. There's not much to do, but you can take in the view and relax. There are swings you can sit in, which makes for a great spot to enjoy sunrise, sunset and anything in...More

Thank MCG1300
Reviewed 1 week ago

In addition to spotting dolphins very close to shore, we saw a river otter catching fish. We also saw pelicans, cormorants, gulls, and other birds. You can see the Ravenal Bridge from here, and Ft. Sumter in the distance.

Thank Rosemary W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice area to take a walk and experience a look at SC history. The Aquarium is in the waterfront park and tickets range from $30 to $60 for walk-ins which isn't bad because it's pretty big. You can also get a glimpse of where the...More

Thank 843TBOOGIE
Reviewed 1 week ago

We walked to the waterfront on Sunday to see so much fun activity. There was the beautiful fountain to greet us, the very talented breakdancers, and the lovely waterfront with Fort Sumpter in view and much movement of ships in the harbor. After walking the...More

Thank jmonson
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent place for a stroll. Good vantage point to look out to Fort Sumter. You get some scenic views of the harbor area.

Thank Jim M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful view. Fun large swings. Well maintained. Gorgeous fountains. Picturesque. We enjoyed a leisurely walk

Thank Plc7
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

when it's extremely hot go to this park and stand on the pier, with the breeze the temp and the humidity seem to be a lot less and it's a nice retreat from sweating! LOL The best part is the bench swings, I could sit...More

Thank Shawna M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice leisurely walk down the pier and you can grab a swing and enjoy the atmosphere. Really nicely kept spot and it's great to look out and watch the boats or the dolphins.

Thank c0urtney00
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great for a stroll along the water. Boat watch or people watch. Beautiful views from many directions.

Thank Nancy L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What an amazing city! The history, the architecture, the food! All wonderful. They have many. Hop on hop off tours, take advantage. I would suggest you go on the whole tour and then stay on and get off at the parts you liked the best

Thank Minkster56
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John S
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
Josh B
December 4, 2015|
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Response from Blacksoup |
There are parking garages nearby. You will be very lucky to find a parking meter close by or have enough change. A quarter gets you 15 minutes. Enforced to 6:00 pm free on weekends.