My husband and I are driving to St. Augustine in September for the Mumford & Son's Gentlemen of the Road tour. The show is from September 13th - September 14th & we are planning on hitting the road on Wednesday, September 11th to return Tuesday, September 17th.
We're planning on doing most of our driving on Wednesday, September 11th with stop-offs on the way & then doing an overnight in either Savannah, GA or Charleston, SC. It looks like Charleston would leave us about 4.5 hours away from St. Augustine (from Baltimore) & Savannah would leave us about 3 hours away. We will most likely spend one night & 1 day in whichever city we choose. Would anyone recommend one over the other, recommend a place to stay, etc.? We would probably want to stick between $150 - $200 a night if possible but are flexible.
For the ride home, I'd like to do similiar to our ride to St. Augustine & do the bulk of our driving one day & then overnight in a place about 3-5 hours from home for our final day of driving. I am wondering if anyone could recommend a city or stop that would be good for an overnight & then a day of exploring.- I am guessing that it would have to be in NC or TN, but again, we are flexible & would be open to other suggestions or alternate ideas.
Also, as I am researching, does anyone have recommendations for stops during the trip. We have a National Parks passport and will be keeping our eyes for stop along the way to get stamped. But, if there are any kind of quirky, off the beaten path stops we need to make, I'd love to hear about them.
I am 30 & my husband is 35, we're both fairly adventurous, eating & drinking (especially beer) is a hobby of ours, we have a pretty flexible budget, are into history & really like hearing about off the beaten path stuff to check out.
Thanks in advance for your help - I hope I gave you everything you need!