Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Springtime in Hampton Park

Today I'm excited to share what is probably my favorite spot in all of Charleston this time of year: Hampton Park.  Located on the Charleston peninsula, next to The Citadel and the Ashley River, Hampton Park has some of the best walking/running trails in the city.  The entire park is so well manicured, and the park volunteers take care in curating seasonal displays of flowers in every corner of the park.
This time of year, the main draw is definitely the Confederate Jasmine arch, located near the Southeast corner of the pond.  Seriously, how stunning are these white blooms?!  I wish you could smell them, too.  They're just magical!
Not to be outdone are all of the blossoming magnolia trees and planted annuals between each path.  If you're more of an art fan, the park also has fantastic installations and sculptures across its 60 acres. 
Between March and September, the roads around the park are closed off to traffic on Tuesday and Thursday evenings (6:00-8:00pm) as well as Saturday mornings (8:00am-noon) so that even more people can walk, run, and cycle around the park.
There are parking lots at each entrance of Hampton Park, and if you don't feel like going for a run, bring a lunch to enjoy at the picnic tables scatted around the park, under the live oak trees.
Shop my look: Glade sunglasses in Turquoise Ice ||| workout tank ||| 2-in-1 compression shorts ||| sneakers

No matter what you're in the mood for, Hampton Park has it!

11 comments:

Christina Lea Loves said...

So pretty! We'll have to check this out next time!

Missy said...

So beautiful! I love all the flowers! My next door neighbor has confederate jasmine growing on the fence between our houses and it smells so good!

The Girl who Loved to Write said...

All the flowers are so gorgeous!

Kate at Green Fashionista said...

LOVING all the flowers, that arch is gorgeous <3
Green Fashionista

Ryann Carter said...

Wow! I have been meaning to visit Hampton Park. Going ASAP! It’s always pretty but this is gorgeous! I love taking my own photos of beautiful Charleston and I’ve posted some on my blog too.

Ryann
www.holycitylife.com

Jen said...

I want to go there! It's so beautiful!!!

Emily @ Martinis & Bikinis said...

The flowers are gorgeous! Looks like a beautiful place to explore. Emily @ Martinis & Bikinis

Marianna Lucas said...

this place is just gorgeous!

www.thesweetestclementine.com

Girl Meets Bow said...

What a gorgeous trail! I would definitely be motivated to run all the time if this was my view :)

Nadine Lynn said...

Those flowers are so pretty! That park sounds big with the 60 acres. I dont take advantage of our parks around here near enough.

Brenda @ Chatting Over Chocolate said...

So beautiful!!

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