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Where to go in Georgia and the Carolinas?

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Where to go in Georgia and the Carolinas?

Travelling north from Jacksonville to the Great Smokey Mountains national park in NC/Tennesse. We have time to expolre so can anyone suggest anywhere in Georgia and SC thats worth taking in on the way?

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Carole

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1. Re: Where to go in Georgia and the Carolinas?

Savannah, Charleston and Asheville are all great cities with lots of history, good food, etc.

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2. Re: Where to go in Georgia and the Carolinas?

I agree.

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Hi Carole

There's more from the UK here than I thought! We've just done the trip the opposite way and it depends on your exact travel plans but Charleston is an absolutely lovely place and don't miss the Boone Plantation - 20$ each but well worth it. We came via Blowing Rock which is a lovely little town in the mountains and the drive from Blowing Rock to Asheville along the Blue Ridge Parkway was amazing and well worth doing. Asheville is raved about but we saw little of great interest there, especially as Biltmore is of less interest with houses you've seen in the UK. Again, we took the Blue Ridge Mountain Parkway from Blowing Rock to Cheyenne and then the New Found Gap through the Smokies. An absolutely fabulous drive and scenery amazing. Gatlinburg quite nice and don't miss the Roaring Fork 8 mile motor drive which is lovely, but try and avoid Pigeons Forge unless you enjoy Blackpool! Have a great time.

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Hello Depending on how long you have going from florida to charleston then the smokeys is a long way between, a more direct route is florida through atlanta, 75 to 575 up through blue ridge ga, a wonderful mtn town with cabin rentals or hotel, fine foods wonderfeul mercies apple orchard, which then can take you up to n Carolina, drive the route that takes you to the "nantahala river" beautiful! This will take you to smoky mtn nat park. Be sure and go to Cade's cove " the quiet side if the smokeys" and don't get lost in the stores etc, but do enjoy the park and all it's beauty.

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5. Re: Where to go in Georgia and the Carolinas?

Thanks. We are now past all this area, but really did enjoy the Blue ridge pkwy and the smokeys. We are now about to ride the dragon's tail.

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6. Re: Where to go in Georgia and the Carolinas?

Enjoy the Tail of the Dragon!

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