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- Uncle Bubba's Oyster House104 Bryan Woods Road, Savannah, GArecommended Uncle Bubba's Oyster HouseBEST SEAFOOD IN SAVANNAH!
recommended SavannahI was very disappointed with savannah. Not at all what I thought it was going to be.Amy Stead Madden
I have never been to charleston but my mother has and she said it was beautiful. We all went to Savannah last year and I was very disappointed with it. It was like seeing any city, nothing stood out about it at all.
- Greyfield InnCumberland Island, GA 31527recommended Greyfield InnIt doesn't get more romantic than this. The private island of the Carnegie family. You are treated as a guest in their beach "cottage" (aka mansion). Replete with honour bar, packed picnic lunches and ... read moreblack tie dinners. Miles of sand dunes and gorgeous beaches with wild horses running around. Truly a unique experience. And...no kids under 12!!!Kelly Lees
Again, worth it if you can vear a bit off course.
- The Lodge on Little St. Simons Island1000 Hampton Point Drive, Saint Simons Island, GA 31522recommended The Lodge on Little St. Simons IslandIf you have time then this is a well worthwhile detour. You have the run of the island with a few others. Five star service. Gorgeous accommodation. Food is great. If you don't want to splash out on ... read morethe cost for the entire week, then split time between St. Simons or Sea Island.Kelly Lees
If you can head a little further south this is really worth going to.
- B Matthew's Eatery325 E Bay St, Savannah, GA 31401recommended B Matthew's EateryThe place for breakfast in Savannah. Located in the historic district. Worth the calories. Great service. Cute setting.
- Bowen's Island1870 Bowens Island Rd, Charleston, SC 29412recommended Bowen's IslandSimple seafood served outside in a lovely setting. Located on a small island just outside of Charleston.
- Hominy Grill207 Rutledge Ave, Charleston, SC 29403recommended Hominy GrillLow country cooking at it's finest. A great place for lunch or dinner. I love the barbecue chicken sandwich. Or try the soft shell crab with baked cheese. Fully fattening and totally yummy.
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Savannah is slightly more quaint, though Charleston has better restaurants.
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Hi Robert-- that sure is a tough choice! If you like beaches, I would suggest giving yourself an extra day in Charleston and dedicating it to heading out to Isle of Palms or Sullivan's Island-- two beautiful Carolina beaches that are driveable from Charleston and protect the Charleston Harbor--
- The Battery5 East Battery, Charleston, SC 29401recommended The BatteryHugely historic site marking the start of the US Civil War, The Battery consists of a waterfront park facing Fort Sumter, lined with cement-plugged cannons and fronted by antebellum mansions.Meg Brooker
Explore historic Charleston with a walk from the Battery to the Market--
- Vic's on the River26 E Bay St, Savannah, GA 31401recommended Vic's on the RiverA visit to Savannah is not complete without a trip to the riverfront, and Vic's on the River provides a fine dining experience with a Southern feel. The lofty-ceiling dining room boasts large window, ... read morechandeliers, and a piano. The menu features some classic southern dishes including variations on fried green tomatoes, shrimp and grits, and crabcakes. Open for lunch and dinner--reservations recommended. Lunch runs about $8-$12 for sandwiches and $12-$14 for entrees. Dinner entrees range from $22-30. Wine list is great too.Meg Brooker
Great dinner option on the riverfront--
recommended Hamilton-Turner InnThe Hamilton-Turner Inn has that deep, old-South feel--ornate, elegant, and stately. Located in the historic district, this a a great place to see the city. Breakfast is decadent and the rooms evoke ... read moreluxury and romance.Meg Brooker
Beautiful place to stay--
- Husk 76 Queen St., Charleston, SCrecommended HuskCentrally located in historic downtown, Husk is Charleston's newest offering from James Beard Award-winning Chef Sean Brock and was even named "Best New Restaurant in America" by Bon Appétit Magazine. ... read moreEvery dish here is sourced locally and "if it doesn't come from the South, it's not coming through the door." A large blackboard at the front of the restaurant lists all of their seasonal dishes and where exactly they were grown or cultivated. Everything is fresh, innovative and sure to change your entire perspective of what it's like to eat in Charleston, South Carolina. Don't miss the fried chicken skins as an appetizer! Warm, crispy and served with a honey barbeque dipping sauce. Now that's some good ol fashioned Southern cooking!Ramona Flume
Hi Robert! I love both cities, but Charleston has an amazing Southern culinary scene. Husk being the best of the bunch!
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Tough question! These are actually the two cities I have on my radar screen for a move once my kids finish school - both are wonderful. I recommend three days in Charleston (it's bigger) and two in Savannah. Don't forget to write a review after your trip - I am already looking forward to hearing about it!