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“Peaceful plus a Great View”

Riley Waterfront Park
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Lost Stories of Black Charleston Walking Tour
Ranked #3 of 237 things to do in Charleston
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Bright green public space overlooking the coast: great for picnics and lounging.
Greenwood, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 238 helpful votes
“Peaceful plus a Great View”
Reviewed 24 January 2012

We rode the free 211 trolley to the park. As we stepped up the entrance-way, we were immediately enchanted! A covered pier/walkway was to the left with a view of USS Yorktown across the Cooper River. The sailboats dotted the river and harbor and a cruise ship tied up just upriver lent a majestic note to the entire waterfront. We simply sat for a while and took it all in before we began strolling toward the Battery. As we started our stroll, we saw the famous Pineapple Fountain in the center of the park. We visited in January so the grass was dormant and brown, the flowers were mostly dormant and the fountain was not flowing. Still it was a beautiful, peaceful park just minutes away from the shops, restaurants and general bustle of Charleston. Just to sit and gaze at the harbor, Mt Pleasant and Sullivan's Island across the Cooper River made us want to just stay forever. But we didn't, we walked a few blocks to the Rainbow neighborhood on East Bay Street and then the majestic mansions of the Battery. But that is another review! Bon Voyage!

Visited January 2012
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Tega Cay, SC
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“Beautiful waterfront park”
Reviewed 21 January 2012

Great place to see the Charleston Harbor and the pineapple fountain

Visited August 2011
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“Romantic at night”
Reviewed 20 January 2012

Love the wooden swing, pineapple water fountain, and cool sea breeze in summer nights. Romantic place take a first date after dinner.

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Livermore, California
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“Beautiful pineapple fountain”
Reviewed 19 January 2012

Very nice to walk in. There are several fountains, but the most beautiful is the spectacular pineapple fountain.

Visited January 2012
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San Antonio, Texas
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“Great Park”
Reviewed 18 January 2012

This is great park which has a great view of the water and of downtown Charleston. This is a really cool fountain here and plenty of places to sit. It is a good refreshing place to go to escape the hustle and bustle of the city.

Visited October 2011
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