Savannah or Charleston- If you had to choose.

May 4th, 2012, 12:27 PM
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 2
Charleston without a doubt. We have just come back from a trip to both and I certainly didn't find any charm and hospitality in Savannah.
texasgal77058 is offline  
Dec 10th, 2013, 12:51 PM
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 15,811
Another OLD OLD thread revived.
Gretchen is offline  
Feb 6th, 2014, 06:40 AM
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 791
With good reason.
3phish, are you still around? How about telling us some of those secret places. I'm going to be in Savannah within the next two weeks.
ahotpoet is offline  
Feb 6th, 2014, 09:05 AM
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 4,859
@3phish: "Isle Hope is probably one of the most beautiful marinas in the country with old historic homes on Bluff drive. Savannah has more to offer than river street and the downtown area. The golf is better and the ladies are gorgeous. Go boating to Wassaw and observe the beauty in the marshes"

The problem with a response like this is it is more for those who live in Savannah than those who visit. I don't go to any city for the marina - no matter how beautiful. I don't go to play golf - you can do that anywhere. I don't go to look at gorgeous ladies. How would a visitor go "boating" without joining some cheesy tourist trip? So while I'm sure its a wonderful place to live, I agree that Charleston is the better place to visit.
TC is offline  
Feb 6th, 2014, 09:49 AM
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 23,762
I'm bookmarking because we loved Charleston, but have never been to Savannah. The plantation tours around Charleston were really interesting to me. Loved the architecture and food as well.
volcanogirl is offline  
Feb 6th, 2014, 10:52 AM
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 58,297
I have not been to Savannah, but I adore Charleston.
JanetKMR is offline  
Feb 6th, 2014, 11:28 AM
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 7,843
If anyone still cares about this thread:

Have been to both, once to Charleston, 6 times to Savannah. Loved them both. While Charleston is a bustling city and probably has more to do and see, there is something special about Savannah that you can't describe. It has kind of a laid back mystical appeal. There is just a feeling I get when you are there that I do not get anywhere else. It is almost like you have stepped back in time. While in Charleston we were always on the go seeing this place and that place and eating great food. When in Savannah, the best thing you can do is park yourself in one of the squares and just watch. You can almost feel the history that happened there.

Just my humble opinion!
gmoney is offline  
Feb 6th, 2014, 12:20 PM
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 2,435
gmoney--I agree. Savannah can be almost impossibly romantic, in the parks or squares uptown with the live oaks and the moon. I never get that feeling in Charleston.
dwdvagamundo is offline  
Aug 15th, 2015, 05:44 PM
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 10,966
Linda took this trip a few years back.
happytrailstoyou is offline  
Oct 24th, 2017, 02:39 AM
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 15,811
Gretchen is offline  
Nov 7th, 2017, 08:04 AM
Join Date: Mar 2017
Posts: 86
I just used this thread as a reference as a way to decide where to go for a quick getaway. Remember, often people will search for something and are glad to find information.
StacyB is offline  
Nov 7th, 2017, 09:06 AM
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 33,332
OK, so it is an old thread, Gretchen and what of it? IMO it is still quite relevant even though being in Charleston during the occasional hurricane is NOT what I would consider attractive.
Dukey1 is offline  
Nov 7th, 2017, 12:23 PM
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 69,164
Fun read! Blast from the past. Someone I know just got engaged at the Isle of Hope marina.

Savannah. Hands down.
starrs is offline  
Dec 22nd, 2017, 08:57 AM
Join Date: Dec 2017
Posts: 1
I'm using this thread right now as a reference since I am planning an anniversary trip for my husband and I. Still a very relevant post.
Larissa8287 is offline  
Dec 22nd, 2017, 09:02 AM
Join Date: Nov 2013
Posts: 275
Both are wonderful cities, you can't go wrong. I think Charleston and surrounds has a bit more to do, so I would say 2-3 days there. And 2 days in Savannah. Savannah feels like you are stepping back in time. The drive between them is also lovely. Have so much fun!
Bostonblondie226 is offline  
Dec 22nd, 2017, 12:38 PM
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 63,253
Welcome to Fodors Larissa8287. If you are planning a trip it is usually better to start a thread of your own with your specific questions, rather than tagging on to old moldy threads - especially a six year old one.
janisj is online now  
Dec 22nd, 2017, 04:26 PM
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 15,811
But even in Charleston things change over 5 years--new restaurants, etc.
Gretchen is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy -


All times are GMT -8. The time now is 06:00 PM.