After a week-long vacation to San Francisco / Monterey Bay in October, I'm ready to begin dreaming about a travel adventure for 2009, and Charleston is a possibility...with a day or two in Savannah configured into the week. Like Northern CA these are both places I've never explored (though I've been to Kiawah and Hilton Head several times in the mid-80s).
Generally when I'm planning our vacations, I like to gather advice about things to do, places to eat and stay and how to organize this in a way that's not a crammed-full schedule but rather a relaxing time to appreciate the area. We're in our early 60s; regularly see art exhibitions in the cities we visit or catch some live music; prefer distinctive, though not necessarily lavish, lodging and dining; like to walk but not really athletic; particularly appreciated the natural splendor of CA.
What do you suggest I look into for Savannah?