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Charleston or Savannah for Thanksgiving weekend foodie trip?

Since our kids are away, and we don't have much extended family, last year my husband and I went to New Orleans for Thanksgiving. We ate at several wonderful places, August being my favorite.

This year we'd like to stay a little closer to home. We live outside of Washington DC, and would like to be able to drive there, so NC, SC, GA, TN would all work. I'm thinking Charleston or Savannah.

Anyone with thoughts?

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  1. They are both nice. Personally I prefer Charleston. To me it's a little nicer, cleaner and a touch more sophisticated. Tons of threads on both towns and where to eat.

    Fall/Thanksgiving is a lovely time to visit the area. You may also enjoy the mountain town of Asheville at that time. Again, lots of good info on this board if you do a search.

    1. I love Savannah, but I think if food is a big part of your plan you're a bit better off going with Charleston.

      1. Thanksgiving is beautiful in the lowcountry. Either one would be nice.

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          1. re: carolinadawg

            Thanks! I missed y'all too. Busy time, but all is well. I was stunned ot find out there is food in Greensboro!

            1. re: Sue in Mt P

              It's certainly no Charleston, but there are some decent eats. I moved from Charlotte to Winston 3 months ago. Hope all is well with you and your parents.

              1. re: carolinadawg

                No where is Charleston! Welcome to the Triangle. I love Winston. Let me know what you like over there.

                Daddy died, and Mama went to Europe for the first time, lol. We're all good now. Thanks for he thought.

                  1. re: carolinadawg

                    OP here, and another Tarheel. Born and mostly raised in Wilmington, went to UNC-CH. ALL of that has changed a lot since I lived there.

                    1. re: WhansaMi

                      Same here WhansaMi. I get lost a lot since I've moved back to NC. I actually called the Triad the Triangle. Oh well.

                      Like I said, both places are nice that time of year. Many of the nice Charleston places do nice Thanksgiving menus, but they won't post until later on in the year.

          2. Charleston has better food. Savannah has more character.