Chapel Hill, Charleston, Savannah Road Trip!

  • bigtallguy

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    Aug 08, 2009 8:47 PM GMT
    Hey guys. I decided to leave on Thursday for a road trip from Richmond VA with stops in Chapel Hill NC, Charleston SC, and Savannah GA.

    I've never been to any of these places so I was wondering if any of you guys that live in these places could make some recommendations of things I have to see/do, places to go out, places to stay, places to work out, etc.

    Also, if there is anything between these cities that I must see let me know so I can plan a stop.

    Thanks.
  • ChilaxinJOCK0...

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    Aug 09, 2009 2:47 AM GMT
    Im in Charleston...walking around downtown is always cool...alot of historic crap. Check out the battery, the old market on king street and theres some real nice beaches around the harbor...alot of touristy stuff...Theres some gyms downtown i believe and i know theres a golds gym in charleson as well near downtown...
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    Aug 09, 2009 4:03 AM GMT
    Savannah has lots to see and do and it has a lively night life with City Market, and River Street. Chucks on River Street is probably my preferred place to go, there's also club one (cabaret, and dance club), Blaines (older crowd) and there's another dance club that I've never been to. Tybee Island which is the local beach is within 30 minutes of downtown. Be careful about walking around by yourself late at night around City Market and beyond. It's kind of hard to avoid doing since parking there can be a challenge. If you have to make sure you're taking routes where there are plenty of people.

    If you like fresh sea food the Crab Shack is a must do. It's on Highway 80 on the way to the beach.

    Gym wise there are a couple of ymcas when I go down there I go to the Fitness Club on Victory Drive typically. 10 bucks or something like that for a guest past at least last time I was there.

    If you have any other questions you're more than welcome to shoot me a message.
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    Aug 09, 2009 5:04 AM GMT
    Hey, this is going to be mostly from the point of view of a tourist who is into history, but I hope it helps.

    Chapel Hill

    Check out the UNC Morehead Planetarium evening shows, especially if you have a romantic interest to go with you. I went there on what I consider to be my first real date. Great place to make some memories.

    Also, the Carrboro Farmer's Market is a nice way to spend a Saturday morning. Lots of local produce and crafts.

    The UNC Campus is quite pretty in itself if you want to take some rollerblades. The sidewalks are paved with red bricks. You just have to dodge all the squirrels. Some of the buildings date back to 1793.

    If you want a typical (but unhealthy) North Carolina lunch, check out Sutton's Drug Store on Franklin Street. Before I became vegetarian, I used to eat there all the time. Nice people, old-fashioned menu. You won't leave hungry.

    If you want something a little less atherosclerotic, you might want to check out the restaurants just as you enter Carrboro from Chapel Hill which tend to be more organic.

    Savannah


    I love this city.

    If you only plan to spend a day or so there and if you like history, I would go ahead and cough up the money to take the trolley tour of the city which leaves from the Savannah History Museum on MLK.

    Also, the tour at Fort Pulaski on the way to Tybee Island was well worth it if you are interested in Civil War history.

    As a tourist, I enjoyed Uncle Bubba's restaurant (Paula Deen's brother's restaurant). It's definitely touristy, but the food was good.

    I wanted to have dinner at the Pink House, but it was booked.

    For breakfast, I went to Clary's Restaurant on Abercorn. Typical southern breakfast fare. It was much more of a local hangout.

    River Street is always a nice morning or early evening walk. Hot in the afternoon though.


    Hey, I hope this helps and I wish you a safe and enjoyable road trip.
  • bigtallguy

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    Aug 10, 2009 12:09 AM GMT
    Thanks for the advice guys.

    Does anyone have any other suggestions for these cities?
    or other places I should stop on my road trip?