Charleston is a very relaxed city, but even so, it’s nice to get out of town and see some of the surrounding wildlife if you get a chance. When that’s the case, we make the 20-minute trip to Sullivan’s Island, which is home to a lot of pretty nature and The Obstinate Daughter. This restaurant is only five minutes from the beach and serves everything from pizza and pasta to Lowcountry classics, along with a huge variety of wine and cocktails. If you head here for brunch, order the shrimp roll and geechie frites - grits fries - and take a walk down to the water afterward. If you make a day out of the trip and come back for dinner, the griddled octopus and campanelle with oyster mushrooms are two of our favorites.