Remembering the Southern Atlantic Coast
We’re still reeling from our trip along the Southern Atlantic Coast Highway! From sunny days at the beach to magical rides in Orlando, we discovered some of the best adventures out there.
We started in Virginia Beach and met up with our friends from Brazil. We spent the day at the beach and walked along the boardwalk before hitting the road to Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. The adventures started at the Wright Brothers National Memorial, where we saw an exact replica of the 1902 Wright Glider, the first plane to actually take flight! After a delicious lunch and a tour of the infamous Bodie Island Lighthouse, we went to a show at The Lost Colony Outdoor Drama. The amazing production is made possible by the talented staff that reenacts historical events weekly!
On our second day on the road, we visited the North Carolina Maritime Museum and got a glimpse into the life of the famous pirate, Blackbeard. After our pirate lesson, we drove to Carolina Beach, one of the most famous beaches in the USA! We loved seeing all the colorful characters along the boardwalk.
Next we headed to South Carolina’s Myrtle Beach, where we started with a round of mini golf at The Hawaiian Rumble Mini Golf. From there, we visited Boone Hall Plantation, one of America’s oldest running plantations, and took the Savor the Flavors of Charleston Food Tour (a must for any food enthusiast!). After that, we celebrated the 4th of July on the flight deck of a decommissioned US Navy ship. What a thrill! Needless to say, we had fallen in love with South Carolina, but more adventures were waiting…
Georgia was next, and we started at the Savannah College of Art and Design, one of the country’s best art schools. We felt inspired touring the campus surrounded by the students’ creative work. From there, we headed to the Savannah River for a scenic tour followed by a delicious dinner at Vic’s on the River. The following day, we visited the Georgia Sea Turtle Center, which focuses on turtle research and education. We loved seeing the great work the Center does, and even got to meet one of the turtles called Mahi. Our time in Georgia ended with a bang at the area’s longest oyster bar. Yum!
After Georgia, we headed into Florida. We started in Jacksonville’s St. John’s Town Center, the biggest mall we’d ever seen! We took advantage of its amazing stores and did some much-needed shopping. In Florida, we also visited the USA’s oldest continuously occupied European city, St. Augustine. We loved touring the city on a vintage carriage, and learning all about its rich colonial history.
Our road trip ended in Orlando. We had only a couple of days left, so we made the most of them! We started with a trip to iFLY for indoor skydiving at the Mall of Millennia. We loved that we didn’t need to fly out of an airplane to feel the same rush. Our adrenaline was still pumping so we were ready for more excitement. And Orlando’s Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure were the perfect place. We spent the day running from ride to ride, each one better than the last. Our favorites were The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, Spider-Man, The Cat in the Hat, The Hulk, and Transformers.
We definitely enjoyed our trip along Southern Atlantic Coast Highway, but we’re ready for our next adventure. See you back on the road!