Located within Charleston’s famous Waterfront Park, the Pineapple Fountain is the iconic focal point of the park where visitors and locals alike come to cool off and even swim in the fountain during the summer. Read on below to learn more about the Pineapple Fountain and why you might want to add it to your list of spots to see during your time in Isle of Palms!
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If you’re not from our region, you may be wondering why Charleston has a fountain shaped like a pineapple. Our answer? It’s a Southern thing! The pineapple design harkens back to the days when Charlestonians and other Southerners would return from their travels abroad with pineapples, then host elaborate dinner parties with pineapples as centerpieces, give the fruit as a sign of friendship, or simply indicate that they had returned safely from their trip by leaving one of the fruits in sight of their dwelling. In short, the pineapple came to represent Southern hospitality, and the iconic fruit can be seen all over town-including in the form of the Pineapple Fountain.
The Pineapple Fountain is one of those can’t-miss landmarks in Charleston that has all of the hallmarks of a fun time spent downtown. Spend part of your day in Charleston at Waterfront Park and you’ll be treated not only to the sight of the Pineapple Fountain, but also views of the Charleston Harbor from the pier. There are even porch swings to sit on and boardwalks to walk on, allowing you and your guests to soak up the peaceful ambiance of this slice of immaculate greenery in downtown Charleston. You might even spot a dolphin from off of the pier!
If you’re traveling with children and plan on wading in the Pineapple Fountain, keep in mind which season you’re planning your vacation in Isle of Palms; the fountain doesn’t run during the colder months of the year, but when things heat up during the summer, children can often be seen wading in the Pineapple Fountain. Just be sure to bring your swimsuits, an extra change of clothes, a towel, and some sunscreen!
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