January 29, 2008

Charleston, Savannah and St. Simon's Island

Hubby and I are going on a little vacation next month (February). I know it's not the ideal time weather-wise to visit beautiful places like Charleston, Savannah and St. Simon's Island, but with his work, that is when we must go. We usually fly or cruise to someplace warm, but this year I agreed to a "trade off" of a "big" vacation to get hardwood floors in my den and dining room. I love the look of hardwood floors with big, beautiful oriental rugs on them or the more casual sisal rugs, and he's agreed that now is the time! We were going to Cabo San Lucas but he "made me an offer I couldn't refuse" with the hardwood floor suggestion. I agreed but I told him he has to take me to the beach this summer (we haven't been since the devastating hurricanes of two years ago). He and I will go this Spring and later I am going on two "girl's" beach trips.

My mom and I went to Savannah about 8 years ago - one of the most beautiful cities I've ever seen. I've never been to Charleston or St. Simon's - places I've always wanted to visit.

I am asking for any suggestions for places to stay, places to eat, special things to do in those cities, etc. I know we will eat at Paula Deen's in Savannah. We would like to stay at a B&B in either Savannah or Charleston - any suggestions?

I know that a lot of ya'll have been to these wonderful areas of the south and I would love to hear any ideas you can give me for our trip.

Thanks bunches!

20 comments:

Kelly said...

Oh I would love to go to Savannah and Charleston one day and I hope you meet Paula Deen! :-)

Nonna said...

I want to take a vacation to Savannah someday! I LOVE Paula Deen. If you see her, get her autograph! hehe

Have fun!!

His Doorkeeper said...

My cousin who has an interior design shop wanted me to go to Savannah with her last year but we never could get a time we both could go. I still would love to go!

bj said...

Have a wonderful trip...I've always wanted to go to Savannah....
hugs, bj

Hillary said...

I've have always wanted to go to Savannah! We almost went a few years ago b/c we were at Sea Island, GA which is right next to St. Simon's (sp). We actually ate at a place called Gnats in St. Simon's and it was so good. It's like a burger joint but they had a great fried green tomato sandwich!

By the way, I came to your blog through Kelly's!

Hillary said...

Here's the website with their menu:
http://www.gnatslanding.com/our_menu.shtml

DebraK from ~the Bunnies Bungalow~ said...

I 've never been to Savannah, but I have been to Charleston. I loved the painted ladies. You'll love Savannah I'm sure! Take lots of pics for us. Hugs, DebraK

Mary said...

Hi Judy,
I can't give you any suggestions, but I sure hope you take lots of pictures! :)
xoxo,
Mary

Nonna said...

Yes, granddaughters are special! This is our first grandbaby, so you can imagine how excited we are about her. I hope you have a good time with your granddaughter tonight!

N M B said...

Charleston just so happens to be my favorite place on EARTH. There are a MILLION fantastic restaurants but I'm going to recommend Magnolia's for brunch and I've heard great things about High Cotton although I haven't made it there yet. You can spend more than one day walking up and down King Street and Market Street going into the little shops. If you have time, go to Middleton Place. It's about 20 min outside of town but it's ABSOLUTELY STUNNING...We took the carriage tour around the grounds and it's breathtaking. Also, there are a few locations for the Carolina Cider Company. If you're a fan of ciders, jams, and other amazing canned goodies- my favorite being the sweet potato butter- then this place is unREAL. I always stop on my way out of Charleston and stock up on the goods! Here's the URL: http://www.carolinaciderco.com/

There are carriage tours around the historic downtown that are really interesting and ladies sitting on the steps everywhere weaving sweet water baskets. Ahhh, I want to go back!!!

Karen H. said...

Good Evening Judy,
Oh my gosh, you are going to some beautiful places there. I have never been to Savannah either, but my Sister has. She ate at the Paula Deen's Restaurant there. I so love Paula Deen and would so love to meet her someday. I hope you will take some pictures and share it with us. I don't know much about the other places. I've never been to them either. Sorry I couldn't have been any help for you on that part. I know you will have a great time. Take care my friend and have a great evening. May God Bless You and Yours.

Love & Hugs,
Karen H.

Angela said...

Your going to have such a wonderful time:-). I lived in Charleston years ago. I was in Savannah last October and we didn't want to leave. Downtown is just beautiful and full of history:-). Say Hi to Paula while your down there..
Have a wonderfuil day!!!!

Angela said...

OOPPSS I meant to leave you with a few ideas on places to stay:-). Here's a few in Charleston.

http://www.johnrutledgehouseinn.com/
http://www.palmerhomebb.com/

In Savannah.

http://www.savannahbnb.com/
http://www.kehoehouse.com/

Kari & Kijsa said...

Sounds like a great place to visit...what a fun escape!

blessings,
kari & kijsa

Jessica said...

Hey first time reader here. I found you through Kelly's blog. My husband and I are going to Charleston for our anniversary this year in October. So when you get back let me know where you stay and what to do there.

I can't wait to read about your trip. Have fun!

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Hi, Judy, I've been to both Savannah & Charleston, although it's been several years since I've been. We stayed once in Savannah at a B&B called The Eliza Thompson house & it was very quaint and cute. It's right down the street from Mrs. Wilkes Boarding House which is a great place for lunch (and fab breakfast, although you won't need that at the B&B). I'm sure they have a website. It's an old house in the historic district. There are a lot to choose from, so I know you'll love it! Have fun & enjoy those new hardwoods.

xo,
Rhoda

Carol said...

Judy, I have been to Savannah, St. Simons many times for work and pleasure. I'll be glad to send you the info, if you email me as I couldn't find your email addy on this site.
Carol
http://ourreddoor.blogspot.com

Janet said...

Hi,
I am new here and love what I have seen so far. My boss is in Savannah, Charleston, St. Simon and Tybee this week. I will try to get info from her when she gets back. My hubbie and I are thinking of doing this trip next spring.
Janet

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