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Top park recommendations from locals

Scenic Lookout
“Historic and beautiful on the Charleston Harbor, surrounded by lovely historic homes, built before the civil war. A must see while downtown Charleston .”
  • 83 locals recommend
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“On Saturdays between April and December, theres a great farmers market here! Either way, its a fun park to walk through!”
  • 63 locals recommend
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“Beautiful little walk with low country views, right by tons of bars and restaurants. A great way to get some nature without venturing too far from downtown!”
  • 38 locals recommend
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“This is where you can park to walk on The Ravenel Bridge!! This is my favorite place to walk if I want to see a really good sunset :)”
  • 28 locals recommend
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“As a kide this is where id go fishing before I had a boat. :) Still good fishing. And the wife loves the whole long walk on the beach feel.”
  • 27 locals recommend
Monument / Landmark
“just off the beach of Sullivan's Island, overlooking Cooper River & Fort Sumpter”
  • 8 locals recommend
Historic Site
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“Beautiful flowers and garden.. was an old planation back in the day- very historic ”
  • 124 locals recommend
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“Large park - walking/running trails, large dog park, multiple playgrounds, BBQ areas”
  • 89 locals recommend
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“When its hot and humid and everyone needs a good cool down, the kids can play in the fountain while the adults picnic in the grass. Right on the water, this is a great spot for a summer day!”
  • 42 locals recommend
Historic Site
“Some of the most spectacular views are from this old plantation. There is a restaurant on the premises but you can as easily pack a picnic and enjoy the majesty of the views along the Ashley River.”
  • 62 locals recommend
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“The historic Battery, at the tip of the peninsula. Its the location on the harbor you always see the weather channel broadcast from during big storms. Wonderful photo spot, large oaks and great spot for a picnic. Great place to see old architecture. Free parking along the battery also. There are no public restrooms in the park though (just keep in mind)”
  • 63 locals recommend
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“A beautiful park in the heart of one of Charleston's oldest neighborhoods. ”
  • 60 locals recommend
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“One of the most famous scenes of Charleston! While often a touristy spot, this place can be enjoyed day or night. Relax on the grass with a picnic. Or just sit and watch the boats go by. ”
  • 58 locals recommend
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“Picturesque grounds with animals and historic features. Host is getting married here in 2020! ”
  • 40 locals recommend
Monument / Landmark
“Revolutionary War fort and other side of the harbor from Ft Sumter. Worth a visit then head to one of the great beach bars on Sullivan’s Island ”
  • 27 locals recommend
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“Receive a guided tour of a former plantation. Guides provide great historical context for what was happening while McCleod operated as a plantation. From the perspective of the enslaved people, not the property owners.”
  • 20 locals recommend