Road trip advice needed - GA/SC/FL

Old Apr 30th, 2021, 09:31 AM
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Road trip advice needed - GA/SC/FL

Hello! My boyfriend and I are planning a week long road trip in early October through Georgia, South Carolina and possibly a little into Florida. Were starting in Blue Ridge. Our end game is Charleston, then Savannah and possibly St Augustine If we have time. What Im stuck on is where to stop in the middle (for probably just one night). We love small towns, country roads and good food. My boyfriend is into history. Were always looking for scenic routes but are also willing to just jump on the highway when need be. Im very interested in Congaree National Park too so maybe that area? Thats still pretty far from Blue Ridge though. Also wondering if St. Augustine is worth visiting? Or should we skip it? Any advice would be super helpful!! Thanks!!
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Old Apr 30th, 2021, 10:24 PM
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I would say St. Augustine is worth going to, especially if you're into history. I really enjoyed my time there, but you can see all the major sites in about 4-6 hours, so it's probably not worth more than a day imo. (Unless you wanna do beach days)

The main stop between Blue Ridge and Charleston is Columbia, although I've never been there. The Riverbanks Zoo has a reputation for being one of the best zoos in the country. Hopefully someone who's been there can shed more light on it.
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What is "Blue Ridge"? I would think you could drive to Charleston . If you want a stop in SC you could make it Greenville. There is an Andrew Wyeth exhibit at thier museum and a lively restaurant scene..
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Blue Ridge Mountains, I presume? but where, somewhere around Asheville is the starting point?

The drive from Asheville to Charleston isn't that long, it's only about five hours so no need to spend the night anywhere. Of course that's on major highways, but still. I don't really understand the dilemma, Congaree State Park is right on the general route between Asheville and Charleston, so don't see why you can't visit it. It's only about 3 hrs from Asheville, I'm not understanding the problem actually. If Blue Ridge means northernmost part of parkway, say around Staunton VA, you could certainly drive that in a day on major highways if you didn't want to stop anywhere in-between. I drive that much all the time on trips, it's only 6 hrs by interstate.

So if you have no place you really want to stop in-between, I could see going there quickly first day and then you have plenty of time to see it next day and go on to other interests. I don't know that part of the US so cant' recommend some small town gems on that route.
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