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Favorite thing: Either New Orleans or South Carolina will make a nice area for a romantic visit.
Charleston (photo 3) to Savannah (photo 4) are quite close together. I think I would fly to Savannah and visit the city and Fort Pulaski and Tybee Island. Then drive up to Hilton Head for a quick visit, take a tour of Beaufort, and then to Charleston for a couple of days. From there you can go north to McClellanville and Georgetown, and maybe take the ferry across to Fort Fisher. This is an area that is big into historic old houses, and Civil War history.
We've also done the trip along the Gulf Coast from Fort Walton Beach to New Orleans. If I was going to do NOLA, I'd do the subsequent journeys up to New Iberia and St. Martinsburg to Evangeline/Cajun Country (photo 2), and maybe up to Baton Rouge. This is another big historic type area - plantations etc.
Fondest memory: Biloxi and some of the areas along the coast still has some hurricane damage (or did in January 2008 when we were there). Also, the coastal area is mostly beach country. If I were doing the coast, I'd start in Mobile (visiting Bellingrath Gardens (photo 5) and Dauphin Island (and maybe take the ferry from there over to Fort Morgan and Gulf Shores), and then go to Pensacola to the NAS Museum, and then drive along to Fort Walton Beach (which is kind of like Key West was 40 years ago) and Panama City.
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