Type: Attractions, City, Great Views, Historic Sites, Local Picks, Parks
Marion Square's 6.5 acres of green city park space is always a great spot to picnic, take a break from shopping, or catch some Charleston sun. Once used as drilling grounds for The Citadel,... Read More
Marion Square's 6.5 acres of green city park space is always a great spot to picnic, take a break from shopping, or catch some Charleston sun. Once used as drilling grounds for The Citadel, Charleston's local military college, Marion Square Park is now home to weekly Saturday Farmer's Markets, as well as many other special events, including Charleston Fashion Week, Food + Wine Festival, and the Piccolo Spoleto Festival. Often referred to by local college students as Marion Square "Beach" in warmer months, the park is frequented by locals playing Frisbee and sunbathing with their laptops and textbooks. Don't miss an opportunity to stop and rest a while (or even picnic) on the wide open field space here--so very convenient to every city attraction.
Calhoun, Meeting, King Street
- Parks: "Don't miss the Saturday Farmer's Markets from April to December - a great way to try the best of Charleston's local farmers, artisans, and food trucks!"
- Best for Parks Because: Anytime of year, the centrally-located Marion Square is a buzz of activity, from the Farmers Market to Fashion Week and the Wine & Food Festival.