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Old 06-14-2008, 02:29 AM
 
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Hi there,

I'm visiting Savannah next month and still haven't booked accommodation yet.
I was looking at the map and Hilton Head looks very close to Savannah. Could anyone tell me if it's feasible to base myself out at Hilton Head and commute into Savannah on a daily basis? what's the drive like?

Pete
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Old 06-14-2008, 06:20 AM
 
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Not knowing you, and what you expect out of Hilton Head, I can't say. It's an hour's drive more or less, depending on traffic.

Since you're not from here, there might be some attraction to HHI for you, but --- I just don't know why you'd do that on a daily basis unless you had no other option. Stay for a day or so in Savannah and stay for a day or so there?

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Old 06-14-2008, 07:54 AM
 
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It looks close, but according to Map Quest, it's about 42 miles and 57 minutes driving time. A lot will depend on where you would be staying. The traffic can be heavy at times. It could easily take an hour and a half to two hours. With the price of gasoline at $4.00 a gallon, a round trip daily could add up to a tidy sum quickly. If that's not a problem for you, a round trip can be done. Unless you have a special reason for doing it that way, you would probably enjoy your vacation better by a few days at each place. Going back and forth is not convenient.
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Old 06-14-2008, 07:56 AM
 
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Forgot to mention. The Highway Patrol between the two places gets rather tacky about speeders. So be careful.
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Old 06-16-2008, 11:38 AM
 
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Unless you want to party and are looking for some nightlife I would say stay on Tybee. Close and reasonable though it practically shuts down @ sunset which some find boring.
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Old 06-16-2008, 05:45 PM
 
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Unless you want to party and are looking for some nightlife I would say stay on Tybee. Close and reasonable though it practically shuts down @ sunset which some find boring.
You're right about staying on Tybee. I prefer it to Hilton Head. Just depends on whether the OP is thinking about playing golf...

And boring is in the eye of the beholder...summer nights can be filled with characters out there on the island. LOL
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Old 06-17-2008, 05:00 AM
 
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You're right about staying on Tybee. I prefer it to Hilton Head. Just depends on whether the OP is thinking about playing golf...

And boring is in the eye of the beholder...summer nights can be filled with characters out there on the island. LOL
A friend described Tybee as "Mayberry on acid" lol
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Old 06-17-2008, 10:44 AM
 
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I was in Hilton Head a couple of months ago. I noticed at the Sea Pines resort there is a boat that takes people to Savannah. It didn't look fancy but I think it was some sort of tour boat and maybe there was a dinner in Savannah. I'm not really too sure about that. I think Hilton Head is one of the most quiet and beautiful places around. I really love their beautiful beaches!
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Old 06-17-2008, 04:47 PM
 
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A friend described Tybee as "Mayberry on acid" lol
It can often be that way. I prefer its quiet, rebellious eccentricities to the dated and sterile stage setting of HHI. Just my personal taste.

As far as that boat the next poster mentioned, seems I've seen a similar one that goes to Daufuskie. It's probably pretty expensive because it's a private, for profit venture for what we call "rich people from up north." (as opposed to the ones from here, who don't spend money) It would still be a great vacation outing for someone who was interested in seeing the area from the water.
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Old 06-19-2008, 07:43 PM
 
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You would be better off spending half of your nights in Savannah and half on HHI. The drive is fairly miserable although not as bad as exaggerated earlier. There is a lot of traffic and a lot of it is 2 lane with slower traffic. A condo on HHI for a few days would get the beach and the Jimmy Buffett store out of your system. Then you could venture over to Savannah and stay at one of the B&B's downtown and take a stroll through history.....just don't be out too late at night and use some common sense to protect yourself.

Hope you have a good time,

Michael
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