The Couple’s Guide To Folly Beach

A couple’s retreat to Folly Beach comes with endless amounts of fun, romantic, and exciting things to do and experience. From downtown dining in historic Charleston and paddleboarding and kayaking off of Folly Beach to innovative cooking classes downtown and charming walks along the historic gardens of the Lowcountry – couples will find no shortage of entertainment during their stay in Charleston. Follow our Couple’s Guide to Folly Beach to make your romantic getaway to Folly Beach unforgettable.

Activities For Couples

Water Activities

Learn to paddleboard, kayak with dolphins, or take a boat tour around Charleston’s uninhabited islands for an exciting day of adventures.

Charleston Sup Safaris

83 Center St., Folly Beach

(843) 817-7877

Folly Beach Adventures

East Indian Ave., Folly Beach

(843) 696-2217

Tidal Wave Watersports

*Tidal Wave Watersports has multiple locations across Charleston

(843) 866-8456

Charleston Outdoor Adventures

1871 Bowens Island Road, Charleston

(843) 795-0330


Visit Local Breweries

Charleston is a beer lovers paradise, offering more than 15 local breweries. Take a tour of these local Charleston craft breweries and sample delicious libations.

Low Tide Brewing

2863 Maybank Hwy, Johns Island

(843) 501-7570

Charles Towne Fermentory

809 Savannah Hwy, Charleston

(843) 641-0431

Palmetto Brewing 

289 Huger St, Charleston

(843) 937-0903

Revelry Brewing Co.

10 Conroy Street, Charleston

(843) 203-6194

Holy City Brewing

4155 Dorchester Road, Charleston

(843) 225-5623


Carriage Ride Downtown

Take a romantic ride down the historic cobblestone streets of Charleston when you book a charming horse carriage buggy

Palmetto Carriage Works

Public tours start at $16 and private tours start at $200.

Contact (843) 853-6125 for more information.

Old South Carriage Company

Public tours start at $26 and private tours start at $150.

Call (843) 723-9712 for more details.


Tour Local Plantations & Gardens

Visit one of these historic gardens for a romantic stroll.

Mcleod Plantation Historic Site

Admission for ages 13 & up are $15 and $12 for ages 60 and up.

325 Country Club Drive, Charleston

(843) 762-9514

Magnolia Plantation and Gardens

Adult admission is $20.

3550 Ashley River Rd., Charleston

(843) 571-1266

Charleston Tea Plantation

Admission for adults is $12 per person.

6617 Maybank Hwy, Wadmalaw Island



Cooking Classes

Learn a few new tricks in the kitchen at one of these hands-on cooking classes.

In the Kitchen w/ Chef Bob Waggoner

164 Market St, Charleston

Call (843) 619-7529 for more details on pricing.

Zero George Street Cooking School

0 George Street, Charleston

Contact (843) 817-7900 for information on pricing.


RiverDogs Baseball Game

Catch a game with the New York Yankees’ Single-A affiliate Charleston RiverDogs.

360 Fishburne St, Charleston

Contact (843) 723-7241 for more details on daily promotions and ticket prices.


Live Entertainment

Enjoy live music from touring acts, local bands, theater productions, and comedy acts at these popular entertainment venues.

Charleston Music Hall

37 John St, Charleston

(843) 853-2252

The Music Farm

32 Ann St, Charleston

(843) 577-6989

The Pour House

1977 Maybank Hwy, Charleston

(843) 571-4343


547 King St., Charleston

(843) 793-2964


Spa Experience

Ease the mind, body, and spirit with a relaxing spa and massage treatment.

Sacred Body Massage and Healing Arts

213 E Ashley Ave, Folly Beach

(843) 343-6525

Folly Beach Massage

83 Center St, Folly Beach

(843) 588-5551

Malama Massage Therapy

104 W Hudson Ave, Folly Beach

(843) 737-1792


View our local attractions page for more Folly Beach and Charleston area recommendations.


Restaurants For Couples

A couples retreat isn’t complete without a delicious, romantic meal. You’ll have plenty of fantastic choices thanks to Charleston’s eclectic mix of dining options.

Rita’s Seaside Grille

Grab a bite at this Folly Beach restaurant, just steps away from the beach and the Folly Fishing Pier. Call (843) 588-2525 for more info.

Halls Chophouse

Featuring live entertainment and fantastic menu options, Halls Chophouse is a great option for a lively evening out. Call (843) 727-0090 for more details.

Edmund’s Oast

Head to Edmund’s Oast for a truly unique dining experience, featuring seafood fare, and an extensive drinks list. For more information, contact (843) 727-1145.


At Goat.Sheep.Cow, you’re invited to try delicacy cheeses from around the world with fantastic wine pairings. Contact (843) 203-3118 for more information.

Wild Olive

Enjoy delicious, artisanal cuisine at this John’s Island Italian eatery. For more information, call (843) 737-4177.


Mixing modern takes on Southern and seafood cuisine is FIG, located in downtown Charleston. Contact (843) 805-5900 for more information.

Tavern & Table

Enjoy delicious waterfront dining at this casual restaurant in Mount Pleasant. For more, contact (843) 352-9510.

EVO Pizzeria

Head to North Charleston for mouth-watering wood-fired pizza at EVO Pizzeria. Call (843) 225-1796 for more details.

View our local restaurants page for more Folly Beach and Charleston area recommendations.


Top Events For Couples

Head to one of these popular festivals, featuring delicious food, wonderful scenery, and entertainment.

Lowcountry Oyster Festival

Eat all the oysters you can handle at the 35th Lowcountry Oyster Festival.

January 28, 2018

Boone Hall Plantation, Mount Pleasant

Lowcountry Cajun Festival

Enjoy Lowcountry and cajun favorites at this mouth-watering food festival.

April 8, 2018

James Island County Park

Charleston Restaurant Week

Head to participating Charleston restaurants for nearly two weeks of delicious meals.

January 10-21, 2018

Holiday Festival of Lights James Island

Take this amazing driving tour through thousands of lights and decorations for the holidays.

November 10 – January 1, 2017

James Island County Park

Wine Under the Oaks Boone Hall

Sample wine and food pairings surrounded by beautiful scenery at Boone Hall Plantation.

December 3, 2017

Boone Hall Plantation


Are you ready to plan your romantic getaway?

Peruse our charming Folly Beach accommodations and view our exclusive romance packages to start planning your stay!

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