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Quiet and peaceful stroll

Walked all around this park, through Common, and nearby streets. Lots of shady roads and old... read more

Reviewed 18 June 2018
Lois B
Tampa, Florida
Independence Idyllic

The park is situated in a beautiful location beside the Atlantic Ocean with wonderful views over... read more

Reviewed 21 October 2017
John H
Tonbridge, United Kingdom
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Reviewed 18 June 2018

Walked all around this park, through Common, and nearby streets. Lots of shady roads and old architecture..old cemetery and churches to explore.

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Lois B
Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

The park is situated in a beautiful location beside the Atlantic Ocean with wonderful views over the bay and the yachts in it. It is great for walking, cycling and running and we ran twice once in the evening and once in the morning. We...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank John H
Reviewed 8 September 2017

This past spring, 2017, we went to see the Air Force Band play there. Naturally the band was awesome as usual. It's was our first time there respectively. The area is beautiful but the parking is bad. With any event, you have to get there...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank apatriot73
Reviewed 30 August 2017

If you're ever in town for the 4th of July this is the place to hang out for free concerts, nice views of the bay (including the fireworks show) and several nice food trucks. Several nights of free concerts take place here around the 4th...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank worldtravelerabm
Reviewed 15 June 2017

Check out Bristol Fourth of July Celebration of events online. Bring the family and enjoy an amazing night of music, food, dancing and sunset overlooking the bay.

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank shemond1
Reviewed 22 May 2017

This is a park for everyone, not too large, and room enough for children to play and adults to enjoy with their own chairs on the grass or on the benches on the boardwalk with a great view of the harbor and beyond. Residents and...More

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank Stephanb1126
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

Nice little park near the water, with concerts near the 4th of July. You can walk on the (short) boardwalk, throw down a blanket for a picnic, or let the kids run around. They also have some benches facing the water. It's really just a...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Rebecca P
Reviewed 18 April 2017

Independence Park is a small park on the Bay. It offers beautiful views and often a stunning sunset. The bike/running trail begins here and it goes on for miles.

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank newengland50
Reviewed 14 March 2017

The views of the water are great and there is a boardwalk to walk along. Park itself is just grass with historical signs and military-related memorials. There is water access for boats.

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Beth S
Reviewed 25 September 2016

Nice park overlooking the water. Lots of open space to enjoy. Pleasant area to relax in while touring.

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank 119TomB119
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6 August 2016|
Response from HowlnBubba | Reviewed this property |
There is on-street angle parking, and a parking area at the south end of the park (I don't think Quito's controls it). There was actually enough parking nearby on the holiday weekend, so I would think it would be fairly... More
30 June 2016|
Response from JCioc | Reviewed this property |
Yes, Bristol has a fireworks display and the perfect spot to watch them has always been Independence Park. You just need to get there early to get a good spot and parking is hard during that time. I thought Providence also... More