As travel restrictions begin to loosen up, we know travelers are ready to end their months of lockdown and do some exploring. We also understand the first adventure might be a domestic road trip. This blog series, ON THE ROAD with MANN TRAVELS was developed with that in mind. Please enjoy these ideas and itineraries designed to inspire you to visit the USA – from sea to shining sea!
Southern hospitality shines in the beautiful cities of Charleston and Savannah. Both are an easy drive from Charlotte and have nearby beaches to enjoy when you are finished with the city touring.
In Charleston, a romantic carriage ride offers views of picturesque architecture, coastal culture and southern history. And when you are finished soaking up the sights, the amazing restaurant scene and luxurious accommodations beckon. It’s clear why this charming destination ends up top on the lists of great vacation spots year after year.
Foodies can indulge their passion, shoppers can peruse both the outdoor market or sophisticated galleries and history buffs can enjoy museums, nearby plantations and the famed French Quarter.
Mann Travels recommends staying at the Belmond Charleston Place right in the heart of the historic district. With its timeless elegance, Charleston Place offers a spa, restaurants and shopping complex. Another wonderful option is Hotel Bennet, a smaller, unique hotel overlooking the historic Marion Square. Or, if you prefer to stay at the beach, the barrier islands of Charleston offer a few options. On Isle of Palms, the Wild Dunes Resort is an ocean front paradise. The Sanctuary at Kiawah is another luxurious option offering spacious rooms, and indoor pool and spa and year long activities.
For those looking for a city both hip and historic, Savannah might be a perfect destination. Savannah aficionados describe the southern city as both robust and refined – more friendly than formal. It, like Charleston, offers a rich history, amazing architecture and some spooky cemeteries. As one of the earliest planned communities in the US, its a beautiful city to walk around and historic preservation has saved many iconic buildings.
Mann Travels offers special amenities at two beautiful hotel properties in the city. The Andaz Savannah offers a contemporary experience with artful decor and a relaxed urban vibe. A new member of the Luxury Collection, The Perry Lane Hotel is a wonderful mix of of both regional and contemporary aesthetics in the midst of the city.
Beach lovers can find the Hilton Head community less than an hour from Savannah. Known for its lowcountry beauty, the island boasts renowned beaches and golf courses and is a premier vacation destination.
Call your Mann Travels advisor today to plan your road trip to these southern jewels.