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Hilton Head as a base for a week's fly/drive

Fulham
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Hilton Head as a base for a week's fly/drive

A couple of Brits here who have yet to see the Carolinas.

We thought we'd start with South. Yes/no?

We originally considered using Charleston as our base and then looked at Savanna. We'll only be in the area for a week so would prefer not to move hotels.

The map suggests Hilton Head would be a better base. Both of the above look to be a relatively easy day drive. Beaufort looks interesting - so that's three days take care of.

Are we on the right track or do you more experienced 'locals' have some better ideas?

Tony and Christine.

London UK

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1. Re: Hilton Head as a base for a week's fly/drive

Pretty much smack dab in the center of the SC coast is Charleston. Basing yourself here allows you to visit Beaufort (good choice), Savannah, and even go north to Pawley's Island, Murrells Inlet and Myrtle Beach - and of course, all of historic Charleston, which will keep you busy indeed..

It would be a long day to visit HH and Savannah from Charleston, though. Better to base in Savannah for 2-3 days and Charleston for 3-4 days.

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2. Re: Hilton Head as a base for a week's fly/drive

Thanks CH,

We can do a two centre as we'll have wheels.

It'll be interesting to see what other ideas emerge - but thanks for the quick reply.

T&C

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3. Re: Hilton Head as a base for a week's fly/drive

I agree with CH.One day in Savannah is not enough, nor is one day in Charleston. If you based in the middle you'd spend a lot of valuable time in the car. Stop by Beaufort on your way from one to the other.

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4. Re: Hilton Head as a base for a week's fly/drive

Thanks S...

Wise advice.

T&C

Edited: 25 January 2010, 21:16
5. Re: Hilton Head as a base for a week's fly/drive

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