(Closed) Romantic week away – Savannah, Charleston, or other?

posted 8 years ago in Travel
  • poll: Where should Mr. Noopnoop and I go?
    Savannah, GA : (18 votes)
    64 %
    Charleston, SC : (9 votes)
    32 %
    other (please specify) : (1 votes)
    4 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    7053 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I vote Savannah!  It’s gorgeous, and is very close to the Golden Isles of GA (gorgeous GA coast with great resorts too).  Very romantic city, filled with history and great restaurants.

    T and I went there for our first romantic getaway and it really cemented us together. 

    If you go, do make sure to read “Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil” before you go, to get a taste of the beautiful city by the sea.  We love Savannah here in GA! 

    Post # 4
    Member
    3576 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I love Charleston and voted for that selection.  But I don’t think you can go wrong with either choice!

    Post # 5
    Member
    2859 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2011 - Bartram's Garden

    I’ve never been to Charleston but I looooved Savannah. They’re only 2.5 hours away from each other though, so can’t you do both?

    Post # 7
    Member
    928 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Honey I say Savannah and believe me, there is more than just ghost tours! You can fly right into Savannah and it’s on the river with the ocean about 20 mins away (Tybee Island). So there you go!

    There are tons of beautiful and romantic bed and breakfasts if yall are into that and if not, tons of nice hotels. I would stay in the dowtown historic district which will be close to River Street, all the parks, the shopping, the restaurants, the historic homes, etc. A hotel we stay in when we have events downtown is Avia and it’s a super cute modern, trendy hotel with great prices and right in the middle of everything.

    Savannah is a walking town, which I love. Yes a horse and buggy ride is sweet but you can really learn a lot about the city. Tybee Island is only right across the bridge about 20 mins from the city. There’s the old cemetary, River Street (cobblestone district on the water full of bars, restaurants, and eclectic shops and candy kitchens), City Market (like River Street in the middle of the historic district), THe Lady and Sons restaurant (Paula Deen’s very own, omg mouth watering good), you can tour the old historic homes, piddle around in the artsy and eclectic shops or hit the designer and boutique shops, the parks are romantic and fun to walk around in (you might even see a wedding or couples like me and my Fiance taking our e pics-we had our e pics done in Forsyth Park).

    Something fun we’ve always wanted to do is the haunted (yes but keep reading) pub crawl! You go from bar to bar, grabbing a beer of course, and learn the history of the bootleggers and pirates along the way. Speaking of beer, the cool thing about Savannah is that you can walk around the city with your alchohol as long as it’s concealed in a cup. Dont know if yall are drinkers or not but just a FYI.

    There really is a lot to do in Savannah and is very similar to Charleston but personally, there’s just something a little more in Savannah 🙂  A little more romantic and oozing the Southern charm, more fun…I dont know but I may be biased because my Fiance is based there and I will be moving back after we get married. PM if you have any questions or what to chat about it! Theres so much to Savannah, I could keep going on lol.

    Post # 8
    Member
    2859 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2011 - Bartram's Garden

    Savannah has Tybee Island, which is a beach island near the city.

    Tybee Island

    And here is where we stayed, it was really cute, affordable and near everything:

    http://www.eastbayinn.com/

     

    Post # 9
    Member
    11325 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2011

    We’re doing both in about 2 weeks! 🙂

    Post # 10
    Member
    928 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    We’ve stayed in the Kehoe and let me tell you, we didnt have any problems and I a the worlds biggest weanie!!! It was GORGEOUS!!! EVery morning they had breakfast waiting for us to do breakfast in bed and each night they had wine and apps in the dining room. So fun and in a great part of the city. I would def reccommend that one, despite the ghost warnings 😉

    Post # 11
    Member
    4123 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I voted Charleston, because my wedding photographer is there now and at some point we need to take a weekend down there for an e-sesh! lol

    timwill.com/blog

    Post # 12
    Member
    2859 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2011 - Bartram's Garden

    Here are some pics from my trip:

     

    Post # 13
    Member
    206 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    Savannah all the way!! Although I am biased because that is where Fiance and I got engaged!

    It is so romantic and historic, I think you’ll love it! 

    We wanted to stay in the historic district, which I recommend because it is close to the shopping and squares.

    We stayed at the Marshall House which was nice and supposed to be haunted, but we never heard/saw anything!

    http://www.marshallhouse.com/

    The B&Bs looked lovely as well though.  Have fun planning your trip!

    Post # 14
    Member
    226 posts
    Helper bee

    The Boyfriend or Best Friend and I have been to both recently and we vote Savannah all the way. To us Savannah was easier to navigate. Also the streets were better lit in Savannah. We also did many ghost tours in Savannah and had a great time. Charleston is lovely however we couldn’t get any ghost tours to call us back and we didn’t enjoy our trip as much. However if you do go to Charleston we stayed at the Cannonboro Inn and loved it! It is so lovely and the Innkeeper was very helpful.

    If you would like any more info on things to do, places to eat just let me know!

     

    Trish

    Post # 16
    Member
    229 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    If you’re planning to do a week, I would do both. I spent three days in Savannah and loved every minute of it, but it was definitely enough time to feel like I’d done the town justice. We didn’t need my car while we were there, though you may want to rent one to drive in from Charleston or Atlanta where flights may be cheaper. As far as hotels,  I recommend the River Street Inn. We requested a room with a balcony overlooking the river. The decor was lovely and the location great. Design Sponge’s city guide covers a lot of the best restaurants and shopping in town. As far as Charleston – that’s next on my list…

    Either way, I’m sure you’ll have fun. Let us know what you decide!

    The topic ‘Romantic week away – Savannah, Charleston, or other?’ is closed to new replies.

    Find Amazing Vendors