Itineraries for Savannah and Charleston

Old Sep 19th, 2015, 05:55 PM
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Itineraries for Savannah and Charleston

My husband and I (active seniors) will have 2 full days each in Savannah and Charleston. What are the most important/interesting sites to visit? We will have a car. Also would like recommendations for moderately priced restaurants. Thanks!
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Old Sep 19th, 2015, 11:41 PM
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One day for Charleston, one day for the nearby planatations. Take a look at my trip report; click on my name to find it.
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Old Sep 20th, 2015, 08:18 AM
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Hi crckwc1,

Visiting Savannah and Charleston, I'd make sure to include some of the local Low Country cooking while you're there. I liked Hominy Grill And Husk in Charleston and Belford's and Boar's Head in Savannah-- there are so many great choices for dining in both cities, with a few day visit as I had, I feel I've only just scratched the surface.

Activity highlights for me were the National Park Service's ferry boat ride out to Fort Sumter, the Aiken-Rhett House and the Nathaniel Russell House in Charleston; for Savannah, the Owens-Thomas House and the Isaiah Davenport House. Save some time for relaxed meandering-- I did enjoy my morning and evening strolls almost most of all, with all the lovely parks, gardens and beautiful architecture to behold.

Have a great trip! Daniel
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There are some great trip reports on this board that cold help you pick an itinerary. I could spend a hour making one for you, but my top picks might not match yours.

Daniel provided wonderful information. Click on his name to see his posts.
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Old Sep 22nd, 2015, 07:44 PM
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Thanks so much for your help!
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I can second the Hominy Grill in Charleston, especially for lunch – have been there a few times. Also Magnolias in Charleston http://magnoliascharleston.com

In Savannah, for a unique experience I would try Mrs. Wilkes Boarding House, aka Dining Room. I have been twice, but it has been about eight years. Somehow I doubt anything has changed… http://mrswilkes.com

And if you have time when driving between the two cities, Hunting Island State Park is always worth a stop over, however brief: http://www.huntingisland.com
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