Solo traveling is a new trend in the tourism industry. No matter your age or stage of life, this time spent by yourself is a great way to explore new and exciting things during your vacation. Traveling solo allows the opportunity to do what you want to do, when you want to do it.

We have mapped out a guide for the solo traveler who is planning to visit Foley, Alabama. From bars and restaurants to parks and roller coasters, this guide will spur ideas for all kinds of entertainment.

For those into the restaurant scene, treat yourself to places that boast interesting features and characteristics. Feel free to eat slowly and just sip your beverage – dawdling is encouraged!

  1. The Copper Kettle Teabar is an eclectic place with fascinating people and interesting teas. Family owned, this stop serves unique food and famously good brewed leaves. Follow their events page for fun tea times with all kinds of characters.
  2. Desmond’s Taste of Jamaica is known for great Jamaican and American food. Start with soup – maybe cream of crab, pepper pot or pumpkin – then try their famous jerk chicken sandwich or oyster salad. You’ll be back for more!
  3. The Groovy Goat offers numerous screens to catch the games and drink a cold one, plus live music on Fridays. Their menu covers options from soups to steaks, and everything is made from scratch. And really, you just need to eat in a place with such a fun name!
  4. GypsyQueen Java is a great place to grab a morning coffee or mid-day pick-me-up. This unique “full-service coffee bar with soul” serves coffee made in Auburn, Alabama, as well as breakfast and lunch fare. Make new friends while you’re there!
  5. P.S. Taco Company uses vibrant ingredients to make their savory tacos and their own versions of classic Latin dishes. Take a selfie in front of the colorful wall for an Instagram-worthy memory.

If you are looking for an adventurous day followed by some relaxation time, these outdoor activities are for you.

  1. Start the day with a round of golf at GlenLakes Golf Club. You will always be a winner when you play a round here! Stop in their café for lunch after your game.
  2. To enjoy local nature and kayaking, the Graham Creek Nature Preserve will provide that and more. Complete with a 5-mile hiking trail, 7.5-mile biking trail, 3-mile cross-country trail, and 9-basket disc golf course, this preserve has something for every outdoorsy person. Finish out your adventure with a picnic at one of their many eating areas.
  3. Heritage Park in the center of downtown Foley is a great place to throw a blanket down and enjoy a little rest. This park is home to many of Foley’s outdoor events such as art markets, concerts and movie nights.