Savannah or St. Augustine?

Discussion in 'Life After Brown' started by Harry Manback, Dec 5, 2014.

  1. Crazy Diamond

    Crazy Diamond Robot Extraordinaire

    So... My wife and I are planning a weekend away, sans children, and she's charged me with choosing the destination.

    I'm thinking either Savannah GA or St. Augustine FL. I'm reaching out for ideas on places to stay and things to do that will knock her socks off.


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  2. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Just another internet hooligan.

    St. Augustine. Neat town, great restaurants and bars. The waterfront is awesome, and it has the oldest Catholic church in the new world. If you stay downtown, you can walk everywhere.

    I've been through Savannah, but never stayed there.
     
  3. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    Savannah is not a knock your socks off place.
    Beautiful town with good eating (Old Pink House is my fav) along the Riverfront which is a touristy but cool area.
    Nice view of bridge at night.
    The Historic area is cool. There are over 20 parks/squares which are all pretty (Sherman did not burn Savannah) but it's more about history and architecture.
    Bonaventure Cemetery is a great place to experience ... it is a good example of Southern Gothic with a strong hint of Victorian style thrown in.
    Nice views of the water from many area.
    Wormsloe is a good example of pre-antebellum architecture and a famous overhanging oaks tree road.

    I am a photographer so I see Savannah through the eyes of a photographer although I have got wasted there a few times.
     
  4. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Just another internet hooligan.

    St. Augustine felt like a small (expensive) town to me. Kind of a friendly vibe.
     
  5. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Just another internet hooligan.

    As a once upon a time, pretty good photographer, St. Augustine would also rate pretty highly.
     
  6. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    Hard to believe it but I have never been to St Augustine.
    That is why I did not compare the two.
    Been to Savannah a couple dozen times.
    Savannah has Tybee Island which is not much.
    It also has Fort Pulaski which is kinda cool.
     
  7. Crazy Diamond

    Crazy Diamond Robot Extraordinaire

    Have you ever been to Charleston, Hoax... ahem, Photog?

    Beautiful city, wonderful sites, and great restaurants. That's sort of what I'm looking for, only farther away from home.


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  8. joeboodog

    joeboodog good people drink good beer

    Why not Cleveland? We got beer and umm, let me think, it'll come to me, oh yeah, we got beer and more beer.
     
  9. arice11

    arice11 Active Member

    Cleavland rocks Cleavland rocks , Cleveland rocks!
    Ohio!
     
  10. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    A pierogi party with a pink flamingo décor.....dinner at Michael Simon's place.
     
  11. rod

    rod retired and happy

    If you come to Minnesota bring warm clothes.
     
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    oldngray nowhere special

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  13. Operational needs

    Operational needs Well-Known Member

    Love Charleston! I went to two weddings there. Love the vibe.
     
  14. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    Took the family to Charleston. Enjoyable.
     
  15. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    Been to Charleston a few times.
    Savannah is comparable.
     
  16. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Just another internet hooligan.

    C'mon, tie-die, beard, long hair.

    You should fit right in on Tybee!
     
  17. Crazy Diamond

    Crazy Diamond Robot Extraordinaire

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    Operational needs Well-Known Member

  19. Crazy Diamond

    Crazy Diamond Robot Extraordinaire

    When I was a kid, we used to go Silver Dollar City/ Dollywood all the time. My wife has never been.

    I love my boys but, she and I need a vacation. Adults acting like little kids...

    We might not even leave the house. :)