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Recommendations for a first night stay?

Scotland
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Recommendations for a first night stay?

We are flying into Charlotte around 2pm, and then driving down to Savannah where we are staying for 2 nights at either the Fairfield Inn & Suites or Springhill Suites.

I’m looking for some suggestions for that first night - not looking to ‘go wild’ after a transatlantic flight & a couple of hours drive .. just a meal & some drinks is my first thought, but happy to hear some other ideas if possible.

Our next day will be probably be the HOHO Trolley, Riverboat Cruise, Prohibition Museum (maybe Railroad Museum if we can fit it in), and then again ‘something’ at night.

We leave the next morning for Charleston then Myrtle Beach.

Thanks in advance as always!

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1. Re: Recommendations for a first night stay?

Stay at the Staybridge Suites. The better of those two choices.

Lots of options for food/drink. If you want a nice dinner, the Pink House is my favorite in Savannah. Even if you don't eat there, go to the Planters Tavern in the historic basement for drinks and maybe some of the fabulous appetizers or dessert.

Savannah isn't much of a "wild" town, except maybe on St. Patrick's Day. She's more of a genteel southern lady than a wild party town. Those who want more of a party experience go to River Street and/or City Market. I rarely go to either. But it's hard to walk a block in Savannah and not find a good place to eat or drink. It's a foodie town and GREAT places to eat all throughout the HD. Check out the TA list of top ones and pick from them. Most are on the eastern side of the HD and not far from the Staybridge Suites.

Edited: 05 August 2018, 22:16
Scotland
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2. Re: Recommendations for a first night stay?

Thanks for the tips ... we are in our late 40’s so no intentions of partying all night, lol.

I’ve seen the Pink House recommended a number of times, so will definitely take a look maybe for our 2nd night.

Intention is probably just to wander towards the river & ‘see what happens’ but just wondered if there was something locally to hotel that we shouldn’t miss out on.

However I plan to research a couple of restaurants since we are are only there for 2 nights (widhbit was longer but we hadn’t actually planned on visiting at all, but changed our plans so that we could at least do a whistle stop tour rather than missing it completely.

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