The South’s Lowcountry region, between Charleston and Savannah, is full of wild charms and urban adventures—and the best way to see it all is a road trip between the two.
Charleston to Savannah has long been the ultimate southern road trip. Here’s how to do it right.
THE NOVELIST Pat Conroy once summarized the Lowcountry and its legendary allure—which has captivated everyone from conquistadores and colonists to cultural lions such as Edgar Allan Poe—as a place that “can rise up and steal your soul with a moment so magical it seems like an exorcism.” Today, the region continues to live up to its near-mythical hype, with white-sand beaches, backwoods cypress for- ests, antebellum architecture, and enough comfort-food joints in between to fill a lifetime. Its anchor cities, Charleston and Savannah, draw visitors from around the globe, and you can easily make a four-day excursion in each, and perhaps have. Yet taken together, they showcase the best of what the Lowcountry has on tap—and can bookend an adventurous, 100-odd-mile afternoon road trip, filled with wild landscapes, offbeat pit stops, good grub, and gone-era charm, for an entirely new southern experience.