Greenville to Charleston - Driving Questions

Oct 27th, 2008, 08:04 AM
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Greenville to Charleston - Driving Questions

DH and I are traveling to South Carolina in February to attend a BMW driving school. It will be our first trip away from our one year old, so I am looking to make it a fun, romantic getaway.

We will be in Greenville on Thursday and Friday, and then I was thinking about going to Charleston for the weekend. Is the drive from Greenville to Charleston pretty? Is there a more scenic way than just freeway driving? Are there any attractions (plantation homes, Civil War monuments, etc.)that we should stop at along the way?

Thanks in advance for your help!!
Mrs. B
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Oct 27th, 2008, 09:56 AM
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The interestate isn't scenic but it is quick. I'd just get on it and go and enjoy Charleston.
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Oct 27th, 2008, 10:43 AM
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Agreed - nothing "pretty" to see between Greenville and Charleston. If an attractive drive is important to you, consider Asheville rather than Charleston.
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Oct 27th, 2008, 10:50 AM
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Ditto. It is about an hour and a half to Columbia and another hour or so to Charleston. A straight shot down the interstate.

BTW, I'd stay downtown Greenville and not off the interstate. Greenville is a lovely little town but the outskirts are not.
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Oct 27th, 2008, 01:16 PM
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Thanks for the replies!

GoTravel, BMW booked us into the Greenville Marriott...I'm hoping it's located in town, but since we will be busy with the driving school all day Friday, I guess it doesn't really matter.

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The Marriott is by the mall rather than downtown. Try eating at Stax Pepper Mill across the street.

I would definitely recommend the interstate. If you are looking for a good stop midway, get off at the Newberry exit (mile marker 76) The town square is quant and features an opera house. I like the gift shops and Cathy's Cakery.
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Oct 27th, 2008, 08:27 PM
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If BMW is running their school properly, you'll be totally exhausted at the end of the day.
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Oct 28th, 2008, 04:26 AM
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If you want a romantic place in Charleston, stay at Two Meeting St on The Battery. It is likely the finest B and B in town, The Carriage Room has access to the second floor porch and my wife flipped over the whole place. Took a carriage ride, dinner at Peninsula Grill, High Cotton, Fulton 5, etc.
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