My boyfriend and I have just booked a week in Savannah next February. He’s been to California and Florida in the past, but I’ve never been to the States before, and we’re both really looking forward to our first taste of the South! We’ll probably end up hiring a car so we can take a day trip to Charleston, but I wanted to ask a few questions to people native to the area:
Is it worth also doing a day trip to Jacksonville? I don’t know anything about the place.
Is there anywhere else without a two hour (or so) drive from Savannah we shouldn’t miss? Might be worth mentioning that we’re a gay couple. We’re not into public displays of affection or particularly flamboyant about it, but I wasn’t sure how welcome we’d be in some of the more conservative parts of the State?
Also, in Savannah itself, we’re staying just off Reynolds Square, but we tend to walk for miles whenever we’re exploring a city. Is there anywhere in particular we should aim to avoid in the day time, in terms of safety? I think crime rates in American cities are higher than in big British cities, but then it also seems that Americans are more safety-conscious (or sometimes a little over-cautious) about these things, so would be good to get some local knowledge.