Jameson’s End of Summer Getaway!
Interested in an end of the summer getaway? My wife Kelly and I spent our honeymoon last summer in some of the best areas the South has to offer: We spent a week between Charleston and Hilton Head, South Carolina, as well as Savannah Georgia.
We flew from Boston to Charleston and spent 2-nights at the Renaissance Marriott in the Historic District. Just about everything you need is within walking distance; shops, museums, bars/restaurants, waterfront, etc. Some our our favorite stops included Market Street Shops, Fleet Landing, Charleston Crab House, Red’s Ice House, and O’Hara & Flynn’s Wine and Cheese Bar. I highly recommend making the short treks to Folly Beach and Sullivan’s Island.
Kelly and I left the beauty of Charleston for Hilton Head, a 2-hour drive which, unfortunately can’t be done on the coastline. We used Airbnb for our 3-night accommodations in Hilton Head, which were great, however just make sure that you rent out the entire unit and not just a bedroom. We didn’t realize this until our second night and let’s just say we had made ourselves at home and were quite shocked to find out we had the owner with us and her dog “Sassypants!” We spent a day at Harbour Town, jet skiing beneath the Harbour Town Light, and had a couple of nice relaxing beach days. We had a great dinner at the Skull Creek Boathouse – there is always a long wait but they serve cocktails outside so you can enjoy the wait with some cold beverages!
We concluded our trip, making a 45-minute drive from Hilton Head, to Savannah. Savannah is an absolute gem and was our favorite stop on the trip. Savannah is known as one of the most haunted cities in America, built upon Native American burial grounds and consisting of 22 historic squares throughout the grid-laid city. We spent 2-nights at the Courtyard Marriott in the Historic District, conveniently located across the street from The Distillery, a bar with countless beers on tap. Savannah does not have an open container law so you are free to grab beers to go, which is phenomenal, especially when you spend most of your time walking from place to place. This is also a great way to enjoy the many benefits of Savannah’s Happy Hour!
We had an incredible dinner at the haunted Olde Pink House, took a midnight ghost tour through the city on a horse and buggy, and spent a day on Tybee Island. Be sure to stop at the Crab Schack on your way back from Tybee Island for a unique dining experience, and don’t forget to feed the alligators hanging out in the lagoon!
Our honeymoon trip through Charleston, Hilton Head, and Savannah was amazing and we would highly recommend this journey to everyone!