Vacations are all about RELAXING, with a drink in your hand and your feet in the sand, but that doesn’t mean you can’t also keep up with the healthy lifestyle you maintain while at home. There are plenty of opportunities to eat and stay healthy on vacation in Charleston SC. From running along the beach, to walking the historic streets downtown, and seeing Charleston from top of the Ravenel Bridge, you can get your steps in while exploring the Holy City.

Lace up your shoes and head out for a walk

fitness and walking with tennis shoes Charleston SC

Staying in downtown Charleston? Luxury Simplified Retreats’ luxury vacation rentals are conveniently located within walking distance to local shopping, dining, and entertainment – perfect for reaching your daily steps goal. Whether you’re looking to see Charleston historic sites such as Rainbow Row, the Market, the Battery, White Point Gardens or venturing to Hampton Park to relax or take a walk around the live oaks, Charleston is a completely walk-able city.

After walking around the downtown and working up an appetite, you’re surely going to want to head somewhere for lunch.  Healthy eaters will appreciate the farm-to-table feel of Five Loaves Cafe, where they use locally-sourced ingredients to cook up classic cafe favorites. Walk off those calories on your way over to Affordabike where you can rent a bike and spend a few hours cruising around town. Bikes are a great way to see Charleston’s scenic, downtown neighborhoods including South of Broad, and the French Quarter.

Nearby Westside staple, Dellz Uptown, serves up fresh, flavorful vegan and vegetarian fare. From pizzas to wraps and salads, even the meat-eater in your life will walk away satisfied.

Grab a yoga mat and head to the beach

woman doing yoga at sunrise on Folly Beach SC


Folly Beach is a great place to get in some rest and relaxation. It’s also a great place to take a morning stroll on the beach and see the sun come up over the Atlantic Ocean. The beach is also the perfect place for yoga, sports, running, and biking – and when you’re ready to get wet, jump into the ocean for surfing, swimming, parasailing, paddle boarding or kayaking. You can get all of the equipment for your favorite beach activity at Folly Beach Adventures.

When you’re ready to take a break from the beach you can enjoy a nice stroll to a local favorite, the Lost Dog Cafe. You’re four-legged friend is invited too!  At “The Dog” brunch lovers will find breakfast served all day seven days a week, alongside an afternoon lunch menu.  This iconic Folly Beach fav is the perfect place to start your day!

Stay in Luxury

Planning a vacation to Charleston or Folly Beach and staying at one of our luxury getaways?  Let our Retreat Concierge handle all the details so all you have to focus on is the FUN!  From booking your bike rental, planning a paddle board dolphin tour with a local guide or even scheduling a soothing massage after a day of outdoor fun, our Concierge team can do all the planning.

So … what are you waiting for?