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Old Nov 15th, 2018, 06:28 PM
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Savannah or other last minute trip recommendations

I'm planning a last minute 5 day trip. Savannah came to mind. What is Savannah like this time of year ? Just looking for good food & shopping and some general sight seeing. Open for other suggestions within a few hour flight from Boston .THANKS
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Old Nov 16th, 2018, 02:58 AM
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I prefer Charleston but you could have a taste of both Savannah and Charleston.
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Old Nov 16th, 2018, 05:30 AM
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We love Savannah, been there 5 or 6 times. For 5 days I too would suggest both Charleston and Savannah.
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Old Nov 16th, 2018, 05:41 AM
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We love Savannah, been there 5 or 6 times. For 5 days I too would suggest both Charleston and Savannah.
what airport is the closest. I saw Savannah had their own airport but I'm not sure how many flights from my area go there. Is Atlanta close by? Any suggestions on hotels . I would like to be able to walk from the hotel for as much as possible. Safe area too. No real budget . Thanks
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No help with the airport, lobstercraven.

FYI, here's my TR for a brief Savannah visit--DH and I had been before and taken house and plantation tours. This trip was to scope out Savannah as a place to live:
Driving From Florida to Maryland
The B&B, Ballastone Inn, was wonderful: https://ballastone.com/

Have a great time and please report back!
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Old Nov 16th, 2018, 10:05 AM
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what airport is the closest. I saw Savannah had their own airport but I'm not sure how many flights from my area go there. Is Atlanta close by? Any suggestions on hotels . I would like to be able to walk from the hotel for as much as possible. Safe area too. No real budget . Thanks
Definitely stay in the historic district. We like the Hilton Garden Inn on Bay street. There are many others on Bay as well such as Hampton Inn and Holiday Inn. For a little more upscale we also loved the Andaz. The Bohemian is also nice with a really cool rooftop bar overlooking the river. We like this area because you can walk to all the craziness on River street as well as the squares of the historic district and City Market. There are also many Inns in Savannah that we have heard are very nice but a little pricey.
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Definitely stay in the historic district. We like the Hilton Garden Inn on Bay street. There are many others on Bay as well such as Hampton Inn and Holiday Inn. For a little more upscale we also loved the Andaz. The Bohemian is also nice with a really cool rooftop bar overlooking the river. We like this area because you can walk to all the craziness on River street as well as the squares of the historic district and City Market. There are also many Inns in Savannah that we have heard are very nice but a little pricey.
thanks for the tips. We took your advice and we're staying at the andaz
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No help with the airport, lobstercraven.

FYI, here's my TR for a brief Savannah visit--DH and I had been before and taken house and plantation tours. This trip was to scope out Savannah as a place to live:
Driving From Florida to Maryland
The B&B, Ballastone Inn, was wonderful: https://ballastone.com/

Have a great time and please report back!
Thanks for sharing
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If you fly into Jacksonville FL, the Amtrak Silver Meteor leaves JAX about 5PM and arrives in SAV about 7:30PM every day. The coach fare from JAX to SAV is under $40 per adult.
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If you fly into Jacksonville FL, the Amtrak Silver Meteor leaves JAX about 5PM and arrives in SAV about 7:30PM every day. The coach fare from JAX to SAV is under $40 per adult.
good info - thanks
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let's see. The Jax airport is 13 miles from the Amtrak station through the city.

Charleston has an airport also, of course.
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We were able to fly into Savannah. Looking for any must see & things to do. Thanks
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Tours of the historic houses were very interesting to us. We had a car and drove to plantations as well. Take a google gander at what to do. 15 best things to see, etc. will give you a good idea. Will you be renting a car? Some folks like to visit nearby islands.

Justing remembering that our first trip coincided with the movie "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil"--there were special tours covering the homes that were used in the movie.

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Yes we did rent a car
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Here is a google page of articles from Garden and Gun
https://www.google.com/search?q=Gard...hrome&ie=UTF-8
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You can fly nonstop Boston to Charleston. Both cities are wonderful. You can't go wrong with either one.
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thanks for the tips. We took your advice and we're staying at the andaz
You will love the Andaz and I hope to read about your trip.
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