, 2022-08-25 04:17:27,
We know the rivalry — the one between Savannah and Charleston and how Charleston is more often than we’d like, considered as our fair Hostess City’s classier, older sister.
Granted, Charleston began as English settlement and port 63 years before Oglethorpe and company founded Savannah in 1733. And yes, the Holy City’s historic downtown is half a size bigger than Savannah’s and surrounded by a wide marine harbor instead of turbid rolling river.
But instead of getting caught up in comparisons — and fomenting any more sibling rivalry — I’d like to think of these influential ladies as empowered sisters on a joint mission to share their depths and wisdom with the world.
Recent one tank trip:Augusta Canal provides amazing views, camping and kayaking. Just not in summer.
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What I offer here is an adventure for Savannah locals to getaway for a couple days or long weekend and learn more about what our dear sister is up to on the South Carolina coast.
At just over one hundred miles northeast of the Hostess City, Charleston similarly shines in her historic glory and authentic splendor.
The Emeline provides a divine visit to Charleston
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No matter what your budget, there’s an accommodation for you. If tent or RV camping speaks to your traveling soul, you have options. James Island County Park offers four miles of paved walking and biking trails, kayaks, a disc golf course, water slides, rock climbing and more. The 643-acre park also hosts a summer concert series, and with tent camping at $35 per night and RV spots at $60 per night, the campground is a great economical bet that’s just a little over six miles from downtown Charleston.
Lake Aire RV Park is also nearby, a few dollars less per night, offering tent camping, a swimming pool, fishing pond, walking trails and is less than 15 miles from the city center.
But if the thought of potential biting insects and blistering humidity triggers anxious memories of summer camp gone awry, Airbnb and Vrbo also offer some sweet spots in and around the city. In my search I found places, prices and sizes ranging from $79 per night for a…
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