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Weekend away

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Weekend away

Looking for a weekend away with just the wife. Do not want to drive more than five hours or so. Charleston and Savannah ar both similar distances. Is Charleston a better spot than Savannah? It would probably be three nights. Want to stay in a nice Inn or hotel. Dining, and sights are most important, followed by bars. We enjoy heading to the bars for a few drinks but are certainly not looking for a party.

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1. Re: Weekend away

Asking if Charleston is a better spot than Savannah is kind of like asking if Eastern or Lexington BBQ is better :-) Hubby and I have had great weekends in both cities.

Charleston is bigger and sits on a peninsula - more water is around the city. Beautiful historical sections and breathtaking views. Fine dining and plenty of good watering holes.

Savannah is a riverfront city with beautiful 'squares' throughout the historical part of the city - it feels greener. Plenty of sidewalk cafes and a lively art scene (Savannah College of Art and Design is there). Good restaurants and bars.

I think you could have a good weekend in either place. My only advice is to try to stay in the Historical District - whichever place you choose - and travel around as much as possible by foot so you can be immersed in the place. Very relaxing. Both cities have taxis and bike-cabs to transport you around in the evening. Good shopping in both cities - Charleston Market is a major plus there since it is a large showcase of local crafts and products.

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Do you have dates that you are interested in? If it happens to be a weekend when some huge event is going on in Charleston, it could affect your decision.

In general, Charleston has MUCH more to see and do and has retained much more of the historic sites, etc than has Savannah. Lots of hotels in the historic district to choose from and fantastic restaurants. If staying in the Historic district you can walk almost everywhere.

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Charleston! There is so much more to and see here. Do stay in the historical district. When making reservations, there is a difference between HD and Downtown.

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Yes, when looking for hotels, be aware that "historic district" and "downtown" are NOT the same thing. You want historic district if you want to be able to walk to most things.

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