Historic River Street is a fascinating and must see area to visit. River Street was once the site of a bustling cotton industry with many warehouses to store the cotton. Today River Street is a bustling area for both tourists and locals.
River Street is a nine block of renovated old cotton warehouses which now house restaurants, pubs, night spots, shops, galleries, open-air marketplace and boutiques. The stone ramps that connect Bay Street with River Street are made of the English ballast stones which gave schooners added stability for their trips from Europe. These discarded stones were also used to pave River Street.
River Street is a great place to people watch or just sit, relax and watch the huge container ships go by. You can also be entertained by some of the local musicians.
There are plenty restaurants to choose from as well as shops for treats. Stop by River Street Sweets for a sample of the best homemade pralines in the south. There are several pubs who feature live entertainment each night. Don''t forget shopping. River Street has several boutiques, art galleries, and other specialty shops.
Time to spend: 4 hours to entire day