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Old 04-20-2019, 09:13 PM   #1
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Charleston SC or Savannah GA? (3 Nights)

OK my friends I need your assistance in deciding where to stop on the east coast on my way back to Arizona.
I will be visiting the east coast in Sept and Oct and I will be in Myrtle Beach for a few days then heading south to Jacksonville Florida to the Navy base there.


I probably will use Route 17 from Myrtle Beach south to this area.

The question I need answering is two fold.
1. Would I enjoy stopping in Charleston SC or Savannah Ga. for 3 nights.
Seafood and southern dishes will be a key factor.

2. Then the second part of the question is what is a good or even great private RV park I can enjoy my sweetened Ice Tea?


Thank you my friends.
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Old 04-20-2019, 09:24 PM   #2
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We absolutely love Skidaway Island state park in Savannah, haven’t heard one negative thing about it
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Old 04-20-2019, 09:29 PM   #3
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My son lives in Savannah. We stayed in Charlotte, but AVOID Lake Aire campground. I almost got stuck there, plus lots of junky full timers. Oak Plantation was almost across the road, and looked good from the road. We stayed at Rivers End, but it's not on the way to anywhere, it's out at Tybee Island. LOTS of eateries in Savannah. Hunter Army Air Field has a campground for retired vets.
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Old 04-20-2019, 09:30 PM   #4
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Both are well worth visiting. Sept and Oct. are in the height of hurricane season so............. it is a toss up........


We will be in the Myrtle Beach area both in early Sept and late Oct.


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Old 04-20-2019, 09:38 PM   #5
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There is a somewhat new campground off I-95 east of Savannah called CreekFire
https://www.creekfirerv.com. It is within Savannah by about 20 minutes. It is a new park so the trees are not mature and not any shade to speak of. The pool is nice and the sites are nice. We stayed in the back 40 by the lake.

Now while in Savannah you might try Belfordís (Belford's Seafood and Steaks - Savannah, GA, Restaurant) for lunch. Have their shrimp n grits or their fried chicken. Web sites looks a lot fancier than the place is. We have only had lunch here (several times).

Now a little more upscale but old school type of place where the regulars are known is Garibaldi Cafe (Garibaldi). We have only had dinner here.

We think Paula Deenís sonís restaurant is over hyped but each to his own.

There is a campground on Tybee Island. Not much that we wanted to do in Tybee. We stayed there once. Park was friendly but it was pretty much a base and worked well for us. Still 20 minutes to Savannah.

You said private park but there is a state park called Skidaway Island. Nice shaded park. Iíve been to so many I donít remember if it is FHU but you can research that if interested.
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Old 04-20-2019, 10:01 PM   #6
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If you like History and siteseeing, both city's are great to visit. Have been to both and will be going back one day.
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Old 04-21-2019, 09:25 AM   #7
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I have been to both cities. But, if I had to choose between them and I had too choose just one, it would be Charleston SC. Why? I think the city is cleaner and there is more things to do and see in Charleston SC. You can visit the USS Yorktown,USS Laffey DD-724 and the USS Clamagore SS-343 plus other exhibits at Patriots Point. There is also Fort Sumter to visit plus the old slave market down town. With a carriage ride of the old town of Charleston the history of the town is explained along with what transpires at Battery park at the start of the civil war.

Cuisine is excellent in both cities but with the old southern charm is more apparent in Charleston SC.

We stay at St James Island campground and drove into the city daily. One of the finest county parks I have every stayed in. We had full hook-ups, 50amps and a very long pull thru site.
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Old 04-21-2019, 09:36 AM   #8
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Both cities have a lot to offer! If you decide on Savannah, I would stay at Skidaway.
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There is a somewhat new campground off I-95 east of Savannah called CreekFire
https://www.creekfirerv.com. It is within Savannah by about 20 minutes. It is a new park so the trees are not mature and not any shade to speak of. The pool is nice and the sites are nice. We stayed in the back 40 by the lake.

Now while in Savannah you might try Belford’s (Belford's Seafood and Steaks - Savannah, GA, Restaurant) for lunch. Have their shrimp n grits or their fried chicken. Web sites looks a lot fancier than the place is. We have only had lunch here (several times).

Now a little more upscale but old school type of place where the regulars are known is Garibaldi Cafe (Garibaldi). We have only had dinner here.

We think Paula Deen’s son’s restaurant is over hyped but each to his own.

There is a campground on Tybee Island. Not much that we wanted to do in Tybee. We stayed there once. Park was friendly but it was pretty much a base and worked well for us. Still 20 minutes to Savannah.

You said private park but there is a state park called Skidaway Island. Nice shaded park. I’ve been to so many I don’t remember if it is FHU but you can research that if interested.
X 2 on CreekFire cg resort. Lots to see as mentioned in Savannah. As for another cg ground stay on Tybee Island at Rivers Inn cg has been remodeled and really nice now. Neat things to see on the Island and not far to go to Savannah. Good sea food place to eat on the Island is Gerald's. They catch daily. A heads up is that most all restaurants on the Island do not serve fresh sea food. Also Joes crab shack on Island. Later RJD
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Old 04-21-2019, 01:28 PM   #10
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We live close enough to visit both often. We both prefer Charleston. For C-ton we most often stay at the AFB but if not possible the KOA. Not a great fan of KOA but this one is nice.
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