Travel + Leisure’s Sarah Spagnolo presents easy weekend getaways from Savannah on the Weather Channel’s Wake Up with Al. Check out the video here.
1. Small Town Charms: Beaufort, South Carolina
On lists that rank the best small towns in America, Beaufort is always close to the top. Just 40 minutes north of Savannah, the enclave attracts former New Yorkers who love the relaxed vibe and Gothic architecture. Where to Stay Try the Rhett House Inn, set in a 190-year-old mansion, for the outdoor terrace where a complimentary southern breakfast (pictured) is served. Price $189 night, including breakfast, afternoon tea, bike rentals, pies for dessert, and more. Book Now www.rhetthouseinn.com
2. Historic Beachside Escape: St. Simons Island, Georgia
St. Simons is the largest of Georgia’s Golden Isles, and was a favorite southern escape for America’s industrial tycoons. Now, the pretty coastal escape about 90 minutes from Savannah offers golf, sailing, and even an upcoming Elvis festival. Where to Stay Next to the 1811 landmark lighthouse, St. Simons Inn by the Lighthouse is the only pet-friendly hotel in town. Price $119 a night. Book Now www.stsimonsinn.com
3. Urban Hideaway: Atlanta
Atlanta is on the rise, with a bevy of new restaurants and now, a revamped property in Dunwoody, 30 minutes outside downtown. Also coming soon: a new photography retrospective at Atlanta’s High Museum of Art. Where to Stay Sleep well in white plush beds at the Le Méridien Perimeter Atlanta, next to the expansive Perimeter Mall. In additional to easy access to great shopping, guests get a lesson in coffee thanks to the property’s new on-site coffee ambassador. Price $119 a night. Book Now www.lemeridienatlantaperimeter.com
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