Come spend four wonderful days exploring the coastal area of South Carolina and Georgia known as the “Lowcountry”!
Smell the pluff mud as you travel around the marshes that make up much of the area in and around the coast. Enjoy the ocean breezes, fresh off the boat seafood, historical forts and plantations, all coupled with true “Southern Hospitality.”
Trolley Tour of Savannah
From Spanish moss draped oaks to magnificent old world architecture, a Trolley tour is a fun and informative way to see the best of Savannah. There are amusing stories, historical facts and just plain ole down home Southern country charm. Most tours include the Savannah History Museum, Battlefield Park, Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace, Christ Church, and the City Market, just to name a few.
Dinner at the Pirate’s House
Fifteen separate dining rooms all with a different décor make up the Pirate’s House Restaurant, a Savannah landmark since 1753. Originally opened as an inn for sailors, it has over time evolved into Savannah’s most intriguing restaurant featuring fresh local seafood and decadent desserts.
Lunch at Lady and Sons
Paula Deen started The Bag Lady out of her home in June, 1989 and the rest is history. Now The Lady & Sons is a world renowned restaurant serving true Southern cuisine with a dash of Southern charm and hospitality.
Beaufort City Tour
Learn about Beaufort’s Civil War History while touring St. Helena Episcopal Church, The Fort, the Anchorage House and the steps to Nowhere. Stroll through Waterfront Park and The Point where you’ll enjoy several blocks of pre and post Civil War mansions all now privately owned and completely restored.
Carriage Tour of Charleston
Travel cobblestone streets back to Colonial times while hearing a fully-narrated history of antebellum mansions, churches, gardens and notable buildings. This is truly one of the best ways to learn about the rich and vast history of Charleston.
The 65 acres of Middleton Place include centuries old camellias, magnolias, roses and crepe myrtles surrounding a circa 1755 plantation displaying four generations of priceless Middleton family furniture, sliver, rare books and art work. Recently renovated, the Plantation Stables now offer costumed guides demonstrating the skills once preformed on a Low Country rice plantation.
Edmonston – Alston House Tour
Constructed in 1825 by Charles Edmonston and offering a superb view of the Charleston Harbor, this is the home where General P. T. Beauregard stood and watched as Ft. Sumer was fired upon signaling the beginning of the Civil War. Sold in 1938 to Charles Alston the home has remained in the family ever since. Now completely restored, the Federal and Greek revival public rooms and piazzas include vast collections of the family’s 19th century furniture, books and other personal belonging.
Charleston City Market
Created in 1788 the Charleston City Market has stood strong through war, an earthquake, hurricanes, fires and tornadoes. Originally created for fishermen and farmers to vend their wares, now the City Market is home to local residents selling handcrafted items such as sweetgrass baskets, pottery, Lowcountry food items and local artwork.