Trip Report

Girls Trip to Charleston & Savannah

Spent a week exploring all that the South has to offer: amazing food, eclectic bars, and lots of history.

by JessicaKHAbout Me:Young professional living in Seattle who loves taking long weekend trips! read more

North AmericaUnited States7 days / September 2017

Highs & Lows

Eating oysters and exploring the historic districts

Hurricane Maria almost hit, so many of the shops in Charleston and Savannah were boarded up

Q & A

  • What would you have changed?

    I would have wanted to spend more time in Savannah! The city is absolutely beautiful and I felt like there were still areas I wanted to explore.

  • What tips would you give a friend?

    If visiting from far away (i.e. west coast), allow yourself a full week to visit both Charleston and Savannah.

  • Transportation Tips?

    Rent a car to drive between Charleston, the surrounding beaches, and Savannah. However, once in the cities its very easy to get around by Uber.

  • Anything go wrong during the trip?

    At the tail end of the trip, a lot of shops and restaurants started boarding up their doors in preparation for a massive hurricane. Fortunately the hurricane never hit, but because they advised people to evacuate the areas, the city was left very quiet.

  • Packing tips?

    Prepare for rain! Sudden, heavy rainstorms are common so dress in layers and bring a light rain coat. Also, expect some humidity!

  • How was the food?

    The food in Charleston and Savannah were a-maz-ing! One morning I woke up sick, but my friend went to Mrs. Wilkes Dining Room, which is said to have the best fried chicken in Savannah. It's a cash-only, $25/per person, and is limited to a small number of seats per day. The other couple of restuarants you must check out are Husk, The Darling Oyster Bar, and Butcher and Bee in Charleston, as well as The Olde Pink House in Savannah.