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Will my 9 and 6 year old be super bored? Will i be super bored? Thinking about flying down for a long weekend in early August.
 

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Probably but on the brightside...your kids might be able to see a tropical storm up close.
 

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Savannah is a cool place to visit but I’d agree with Capt. Tuttle about staying in Hilton Head and taking a day trip to Savannah.

I prefer Charleston to Savannah.. also historical, but with more going on.
 

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Yeah agree with above. Savannah is great but not Charleston or Hilton head. Definitely day trip territory.
 

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Thursday afternoon/evening - pool, walk, dinner. Friday - sight see, pool. Saturday - beach (Tybee Island). Sunday morning fly home. Can take Allegiant (yuck) direct for like $90 round trip.
 

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Thursday afternoon/evening - pool, walk, dinner. Friday - sight see, pool. Saturday - beach (Tybee Island). Sunday morning fly home. Can take Allegiant (yuck) direct for like $90 round trip.
Man, love Savannah but really don’t care for the quick trip out to Tybee.
 

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Thursday afternoon/evening - pool, walk, dinner. Friday - sight see, pool. Saturday - beach (Tybee Island). Sunday morning fly home. Can take Allegiant (yuck) direct for like $90 round trip.
Actually Allegiant is very good at what they do. They are great for nonstop flights between secondary markets/airports. The planes (A319/320s) are clean. I haven't had any major issues.
 

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Just did 3 days there with an 11 year old for the 4th. Not much to do there with kids. Wouldn't really recommend it.
 

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What's the problem with Tybee? What's the allure of Hilton Head? Legit asking. Hilton Head will run the cost of this up exponentially, though I could do a night there using a free night certificate from Marriott. Then pay the other two (which will be like $800 min).

We have a "beach trip" to Ocean City (Tuttle's suggestion) planned for the end of August. This is just a quick getaway. I dig the Southern Gothic stuff and kind of see this trip as New Orleans light.

Edit: Actually, the Marriotts on Hilton Head won't accept points that weekend so no certificate redemption available.

Edit 2: Could I day trip to Hilton Head instead of Tybee?
 
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What's the problem with Tybee? What's the allure of Hilton Head? Legit asking. Hilton Head will run the cost of this up exponentially, though I could do a night there using a free night certificate from Marriott. Then pay the other two (which will be like $800 min).

We have a "beach trip" to Ocean City (Tuttle's suggestion) planned for the end of August. This is just a quick getaway. I dig the Southern Gothic stuff and kind of see this trip as New Orleans light.

Edit: Actually, the Marriotts on Hilton Head won't accept points that weekend so no certificate redemption available.

Edit 2: Could I day trip to Hilton Head instead of Tybee?
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Yeah we walked around Charleston last July, and I kept thinking to myself "this would be the most perfect place on Earth... if I could breathe."
You get used to it. I was born and raised in NY. First year in Atlanta I was dying from April-Sept.

Now, a few years later, I’m wearing cardigans and hoodies in 70 degree weather. It’s embarassing.
 

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Savannah has a nice vibe, but the riverwalk is uber touristy. Further out into the town near the college is a little more laid back. It seems like a lot of people go there for the liberal open-container law. The spanish moss is pretty.

We went to Tybee and ... well, it's a beach.
 

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So here is the plan at this point (which i've modified based on some suggestions here).

Fly down Thursday and do touristy stuff in Savannah that afternoon/evening. Find a way to get to Hilton Head on Friday and Saturday. Fly home Sunday morning.

That's not a lot of time, but the tickets are $90 round trip, so we can always go back again if we dig it. I know the boys will dig Hilton Head (they'd probably dig Tybee too). Frankly, they'd be cool with Onondaga Lake if there were a few little waves and some sandy area. They just love the ocean.
 

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So here is the plan at this point (which i've modified based on some suggestions here).

Fly down Thursday and do touristy stuff in Savannah that afternoon/evening. Find a way to get to Hilton Head on Friday and Saturday. Fly home Sunday morning.

That's not a lot of time, but the tickets are $90 round trip, so we can always go back again if we dig it. I know the boys will dig Hilton Head (they'd probably dig Tybee too). Frankly, they'd be cool with Onondaga Lake if there were a few little waves and some sandy area. They just love the ocean.
Hope you found a place in HH to stay. It’s prime season there right now
 

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