Take the scenic route and explore the hidden wonders of the New South by planning a road trip from Orlando, Florida to The Restoration Hotel in Charleston, SC. Start your journey through these amazing places and take fascinating detours to make your adventure unforgettable.
Lake Eola Park
Amid colorful flower beds and some of the best views of Orlando’s skyline, Lake Eola Park is a must-see destination in the heart of Downtown Orlando. It’s home to the Walt Disney Amphitheater, which hosts year-round performances, swan-shaped paddleboat routes, and a weekly farmer’s market.
It’s motto Happily Whatever You’re After says it all — Disney Springs has something for everyone. This colossal pavilion is home to 104 shops, 64 restaurants, and 23 different family-friendly activities, including its marketplace carousel, Aerophile balloon flight, and The VOID Hyper-Reality Adventure.
Daytona Beach, FL
Daytona Beach Boardwalk
Built in 1938, the Daytona Beach Boardwalk is a coastal treasure. It’s lined by ocean-front shops, snack bars, a bandshell with live performance, and a classic arcade. Open 365 days a year, Screamer’s Park is home to the thrill rides Slingshot and Vomatron, billed as “the ride the astronauts feared”.
Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse
A National Historic Landmark located near Daytona Beach, the Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse has been sparking the curiosity of locals and visitors alike for over 130 years. It’s considered one of the most authentic and complete historic lighthouses in the country and stands an impressive 175 feet tall.
Intuition Ale Works
Founded by Jacksonville native Ben Davis, recognized as one of Northeast Florida’s “40 Under 40” by the Jacksonville Business Journal, Intuition Ale Works is one of the city’s most beloved taprooms. Its extensive selection including IPAs, Pale Ales, Sours, and Stouts is getting a lot of attention lately.
Riverside Arts Market
Located along the St. Johns River, not far from 5 Points, The Riverside Arts Market is hosted every Saturday from 10 AM – 3 PM and gives guests an opportunity to shop and interact with hundreds of local vendors, from craftsmen to artisan bakers. Visitors are encouraged to arrive by boat, foot, or bike.
A haven of Southern hospitality, Satchel was founded in 2006 by SCAD graduate Elizabeth Seeger and it carries a truly remarkable inventory of handmade leather goods. Customers can choose their own leathers, linings, and hardware to customize an existing design or to start one completely from scratch.
The Coffee Fox
Coffee Fox is an award-winning craft coffee shop that has gained notoriety for signature drinks made from locally-roasted flavors, light bites, and cheese boards. From classics likeCafe Cubano to trendy concoctions like their Horchata Latte and coffee-free Matcha Latte, their menu has something for all.
Edisto Island, SC
Botany Bay Road
Over 20 registered historic sites are located along Botany Bay Road, including Bleak Hall. However, it’s worth visiting solely by virtue of its striking natural landscapes. It’s a great place to go for a relaxing sea-side stroll and take it low country wildlife and the floral patches lining its meandering pathways.
Ella & Ollie’s
You can’t visit Edisto Island without sampling its seafood, and few restaurants have a more mouth-watering menu than Ella & Ollie’s. Evolving frequently based on current season and availability, their dishes, accompanied by a craft cocktail or wine, are the perfect way to replenish your energy.
The Restoration Hotel
By staying at The Restoration Hotel, guests can be in close proximity to some of the most picturesque sites Charleston has to offer. Enjoy dishes that define Lowcountry cuisine, bask in our soulful musical heritage, take in striking historical sites and lush landscapes, and experience our multifaceted culture. Learn more about our Neighborhood and plan your trip and book your stay today!