When you're moving you've gotta have options.....for us those options have been (painfully and slowly) narrowed down to two: Charleston, SC & Savannah, GA.
My husband and I didn't go on a honeymoon for a couple of different reasons, (partially because paying for a wedding wiped out our honeymoon fund) one being that we needed to explore the places we plan to move to! With all the other traveling we're doing this summer it was tough to fit in, but we were able to take a 4 day research trip!
We flew in and out of Savannah, GA - so the first day (Thursday) was basically air travel, and then driving up to Charleston, SC.
I've gotta be honest - at this point in the trip I was pretty much settled on Savannah, only because of it's placement right on I-95, and the fact that it's right in between Florida & South Carolina - but Dave was pretty set on Charleston....so driving there first was a really mostly to appease him. (Don't tell him I said that).
We our first night at the Courtyard Marriott in the historic district basically just because it was a self-park, and Dave hates valet parking....but it was probably the best thing we could have done, because their concierge is AMAZING! If you ever take a trip down there and want a place to stay, I'd suggest this place. Not because the hotel is amazing (it's nice, don't get me wrong, but it's basically the same as every other Marriott) but because you'll get some awesome insights into the city through the concierge.
Through the concierge we ate dinner at a great place called Coast - the food was good, but our favorite part was the building! (We're nerds....)
The concierge also set us up on a great historical walking tour of the city with a guide named Tommy Dew....literally the best tour I've ever been on. It was a little longer than 90 minutes, and he gave us an AWESOME history of the city and the south in general.
Since both Dave and I are history nerds (as mentioned above...) :-) we probably enjoyed the walking tour of Charleston more than any other part of our trip, which is saying a lot! We took tons of photos, and thankfully the weather was beautiful, we weren't really too hot until the very end of the tour.
The walking tour ended at the battery wall (and unfortunately so do my photos of Charleston) so Dave and I decided to head back to get our car and go see the local beaches. FYI, the local beaches are BEAUTIFUL. I left my camera in our hotel room when we went so I can't share the beauty yet, but after this visit I think we were both about 90% on board that Charleston (already) won the "where shall we move" competition.....so I'm sure I'll have more soon.
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