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Historical Sites for day trips

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Historical Sites for day trips

We will be making our first trip to HHI the week of June 21st; staying in South Forest Beach at Xanadu. Our group will be two adults, one 16 yr old girl + plus friend, and a 6 yr old boy. While we love the beach, we also love making little sides trips to experience the real "feel" and history of a location. Can you suggest places we should see while we are there? We are interested in both quick side trips for family, and possibily a longer trip ( Charlestown? Savannah?) for a one-day adult get-away.

Thanks for your help,

Deb & Brian

Louisville, KY

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1. Re: Historical Sites for day trips

I would suggest either Svannah or Beafort for a day trip, both are about 1 hour away, Charleston is about 3 hrs away. Vagabond Cruises has a day trip to and from Savannah, you may want to check out their website. Beaufort is also a great place to spend a day, there is a large vistors center as you enter town, we have done the self guided walking tour in Beaufort. We also did a tour to Savannah a few years ago, we booked it through Marriott since we were staying a Marriott Resort. Savannah also has a large visitors center.

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2. Re: Historical Sites for day trips

Check out the Penn Center on St Helena Island. A well preserved and interpreted example of African-American educational institutions.

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3. Re: Historical Sites for day trips

The area around Savannah has a lot to offer in my opinion. We really enjoy the Tybee Island area near Savannah- the lighthouse is interesting and Fort Pulaski really wowed us- especially when we learned that a young Robert E. Lee was involved in its design. Also, you just have to go to The Crab Shack to eat....a real kitchy place, but delicious food- get the crab soup.

If you like horseracing, you might enjoy the Thoroughbred Racing hall of Fame in Aiken- that is up north near Augusta GA.

Edited: 06 June 2010, 06:32
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4. Re: Historical Sites for day trips

Aiken would be a long "day trip" from HHI.

Edited: 06 June 2010, 13:49
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