Family Weekend Getaways
September is a great time of year to take a road trip for long weekend getaways in South Carolina and Georgia. It’s not as crowded as the summer months of June through August, the air temperature is more comfortable, and the ocean water temperature is still plenty warm for beach adventures. It thought I’d share a few reruns featuring a few places to visit if you’re looking for a weekend destination in this area.
I’d also love to hear of any suggestions you have for weekend getaways. Leave any recommendations in the comment section below.
The Angel Oak, Johns Island, South Carolina: The Angel Oak is a huge 1400+ year old live oak tree thought to be the oldest living thing in the eastern US. It’s a majestic sight. Pretty amazing to consider what has happened on earth in it’s lifetime. It was born around the same time King Arthur was. Angel Oak turned 900 around the time Columbus sailed. She was 1100 when Blackbeard blockaded Charleston. The Charleston earthquake of 1886 was less then 10% of it’s lifespan ago.
Botany Bay, Edisto, South Carolina: is a heritage preserve on South Carolina’s Edisto Island. Stroll along the beach where the maritime forest meets the surf and see an amazing number and variety of shells.
Savannah, Georgia: Rich history, beautiful architecture, gorgeous scenery, and of course, great dining make Savannah, Georgia a great city to visit. When you are in town make time to stroll in one of the many city square parks and enjoy the fountains and shade trees.
The Georgia Aquarium, Atlanta, Georgia: The Georgia Aquarium, located in the Atlanta, is a cool place to visit, especially with fish-loving children. They’ll be amazed by the variety to be discovered.
Don’t forget to plan time to get out and see something new! Again, if you have any fun destinations to share, please do in the comments below.