I’m pretty much picking up where I left off yesterday. In case you missed it, you can read all about our favorite fun things to do in Charleston here. We loved it!!
I mentioned we stayed in Folly Beach, about 20 minutes from downtown Charleston, which we also loved. It was the perfect little beach town and gave us a great mix of beach time/exploring a new city.
Ready for all the delicious and fun things to do in Folly Beach?!
We walked up and down the main street (Center Street) and stopped in several places. We did a lot of research before our trip, of course, too, because that’s just what we do. I would be so upset if we got home from a vacation and missed out on a popular restaurant or something. 🙂
Where to eat and drink in Folly Beach:
1, Taco Boy
We loved this place so much we went twice and this vacation was less than a week. The tacos and quesadillas were delicious, but if you go, PLEASE get the guac. SO.GOOD.
Oh, and how fun are their blue doors?
And their little chalkboard sign:
And their basket lights (it’s back to food after this, I promise):
2. Rita’s Seaside Grille
Rita’s was right by the beach with a big outdoor area. The atmosphere was really fun.
The chicken nachos with watermelon were delicious and such a fun tropical twist on nachos. Because really, who puts watermelon on nachos? We loved them.
Plus our waitress was from Wisconsin so we became fast friends with her.
I loved these driftwood fish on the walls.
3. Lost Dog Café
Everyone said Lost Dog Café was the best ever brunch, and guess what, it was. They served mimosas in cute little mason jars, and the French toast (with strawberries!) was delicious.
4. Surf Bar
Surf Bar had good food and a nice patio.
I got the Caesar salad. I think this was near the end of the trip and after all the eating out, I was seriously craving salad. I know, it’s weird, but it happens to me if I haven’t had salad in a while.
Kalen loves wings and raved about the wings and sauce.
5. The ‘Wich Doctor
The margarita pizza was delicious, and the ‘Wich Doctor had tons of different beers if that’s your thing. I love beer but honestly, different beers are most definitely not my thing. I want my lite beer please.
Fun things to do in Folly Beach:
We didn’t just eat and drink our way through the trip, I promise!
6. The beach
Of course. Probably my favorite vacation activity. I laid on the beach soaking up the sun and enjoying a few good books. Kalen would hang with me for a while, but the beach isn’t his favorite thing, so he’d go on long runs along the beach while I didn’t move … it was perfect!
The Folly Beach Pier was so pretty, too.
Ready for my favorite picture of the whole trip?!
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7. Paddle boarding
I was a swimmer most of grade school/high school, and I love anything water-related. Paddle boarding was so fun, I can’t believe this was our first time.
Kalen is the ultimate athlete but not a swimmer, and he was still better at paddle boarding than me. Of course.
We booked ours through Charleston SUP Safaris. Our guide was great – funny and helpful. We walked along the Folly River where we went paddle boarding, too. It was so pretty.
8. Morris Island Lighthouse
Drive all the way down Ashley Ave. and then walk down to the beach where you can see the Morris Island Lighthouse.
There were a few people having professional pictures taken when we were there. It’s such a gorgeous spot!
Remember to read this blog post to see our favorite things to do in downtown Charleston.
Have you been to Charleston or Folly Beach? What did we miss? We will be back at some point!
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