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“Center of Town”
Review of Marion Square

Marion Square
Ranked #44 of 235 things to do in Charleston
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: A section of Charleston where hotels, restaurants and nightlife are found.
Charleston, SC, USA
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71 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“Center of Town”
Reviewed April 1, 2013

People complain that Charleston's major public square is "loved to death." People sunbathe here, watch movies, have farmer's markets, remember the horrors of WWII. John C. Calhoun looks down on it all. Charleston is a very social and civic place and people flock here to be around other people. There are lots of nice, private places for girls from the College of Charleston to Sunbathe around town. Go check out Brittlebank Park. Same grass, same sun, no girls. People like to see and be seen in Charleston. In a city where people live this close together, privacy can't catch up with showing off.

Visited March 2013
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Smithfield, Virginia
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
“Great place to visit especially for the market.”
Reviewed March 31, 2013

You have to go to the Saturday market at Marion Square. There is something for everyone including the kids. When we visited there were animals to pet and ponies to ride. We also bought some gifts and grocery items.

Visited August 2012
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Thank harrhut
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Hollywood, Maryland
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112 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Spring Day Place - All Season Place”
Reviewed March 27, 2013

What a wonderful and fun place to spend a warmish spring day. I can only imagine the energy of a Saturday with the Farmers Market in full action! I hope to catch it on one of my trips!

Visited March 2013
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Santee, California
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Food & Wine”
Reviewed March 13, 2013

The Charleston Food & Wine festival was held here. What a perfect location for this event, making it convenient for visitors to get there by foot or and trolley bus. The best part is that is sits on King St. and if you’re not sure what that mean, asks any local women, she can tell you.

Visited February 2013
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Thank Lydia M
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Calgary, Canada
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12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Wine and Food Festival yummy”
Reviewed March 11, 2013

Loved the atmosphere for my first festival, and meeting the chefs and tastings. Location walking distance from many hotels. Lots of shopping nearby.

Visited March 2013
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Thank melanie999_13
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