Your 7-Day Itinerary To Explore Kiawah Island, SC

Nestled off the South Carolina coast, Kiawah Island is an idyllic retreat known for its pristine beaches, world-class golf courses, and untouched natural beauty. This seven-day itinerary takes you through some of the highest-ranked TripAdvisor locations on and near the Island, ensuring a blend of relaxation, outdoor adventure, and culinary delights. Each evening, you’ll be dining at a top-rated restaurant to satisfy your foodie cravings.

Day 1: Beach, Bike, and Southern Comfort

Day: Start your journey with a day at Beachwalker Park, relaxing or exploring the 11 miles of beach by bike, available for rent at Alligator Bike or Seacoast Sports and Outfitters.

Dinner: Savor lowcountry cuisine at Jasmine Porch at The Sanctuary, which sources local seafood and produce.

Day 2: Nature Walk and Visual Arts

Day: Explore Marsh Island Park’s boardwalk and observation tower in the morning, then head to the Wells Gallery at The Sanctuary to appreciate the local and regional art.

Dinner: Delight in the coastal culinary experience at The Ocean Room, offering the finest cuts of beef and an extensive wine list.

Day 3: Golfing Adventure and a Taste of Italy

Day: Test your golf skills at The Ocean Course, a world-renowned golf course known for its stunning views and challenging play.

Dinner: Enjoy a slice of Italy at La Tela Pizzeria, offering wood-fired pizzas and handmade pasta.

Day 4: Dolphin Watch and Seafood Indulgence

Day: Book a Dolphin Encounter with Sonny Boy Charters for an exciting day out on the water spotting Kiawah’s playful residents.

Dinner: Enjoy a waterfront dining experience at Fleet Landing in Charleston, renowned for its fresh seafood and harbor views.

Day 5: Historical Exploration and French Cuisine

Day: Step back in time with a visit to Charleston’s Historic District, home to beautifully preserved antebellum houses, historic churches, and gardens.

Dinner: Savor an exquisite meal at 39 Rue de Jean, a gem in downtown Charleston serving classic French cuisine.

Day 6: Magnolia Plantation and Asian Fusion Fare

Day: Explore the Magnolia Plantation and Gardens in Charleston, one of the oldest plantations in the South, known for its beautiful gardens and rich history.

Dinner: Experience Asian fusion at CO Banh Mi Noodles Bar. Their Vietnamese-inspired dishes are a culinary delight.

Day 7: Kayaking and a Grand Finale Feast

Day: Spend your last day on a guided kayak tour with St. Johns Kayak Tours, exploring the island’s beautiful waterways and spotting local wildlife.

Dinner: Wrap up your fabulous week at The Atlantic Room, a premier seafood restaurant with stunning ocean views, a fitting end to your unforgettable journey.

This itinerary not only showcases the top attractions of Kiawah Island but also includes a few quick trips to Charleston, offering the best of Lowcountry’s charm, history, and natural beauty. A week might seem quick, but the memories you create are sure to have a lasting impact. Safe travels!

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