We spent 5 days in Savannah, GA last March and simply loved it. The weather was perfect. We rented a Carriage House off Forsythe Park. It is a lovely, beautiful city and I would have loved to have gotten married there. There are great, affordable restaurants, a lovely waterfront and plenty to see and do. We headed to Tybee Island for 2 days after, and that to me is ok, but 2 days was too long. A nice excursion for a day, or to overnight and leave the next morning.
I haven’t been to Charleston, and we were supposed to go after Savannah, however my understanding is that Charleston is like a bigger, better Savannah. We didn’t feel we could do it justice in 2 days, so we decided to make that a trip for another time.
Next time we head down that way, we will do 4 days in Charleston, and 3 days in Savannah. 3 days is ample time for Savannah, IMO, and even though we’ve been there before, I just find it such a romantic, relaxing spot that I really want to return to.
If you do go, I highly recommend reading “The Book” (Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil) before you go. It’s a wonderful read, and based on a true story. Book is quite different than the movie, and it really gives you insight into Savannah society. I read it after we returned and regretted that I hadn’t done it last February instead.
I have been to DC, and it was many years ago with my mother. I found there is lots to do and see there, and much of it free or inexpensive. Probably because I was with my mother, and we were doing the tourist thing, but it didn’t strike me as romantic and restful, like I’d want a honeymoon to be. I’d love to go back again, but depending on what you do (Holocaust Museum, the various war memorials, Arlington Cemetary–all must sees IMO), it can be a little “heavy” and emotionally draining. So, it’s somewhere that I highly recommend, but I wouldn’t consider it a honeymoon destination. I do plan to return there again in the future.