South's Greatest Destinations of the Lowcountry of 2017 Winners



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We polled our readers to bring you the best places to Eat, Stay, Play and Shop in the Lowcountry. Check out these 10 places that will be sure to impress. 

Savannah

Stay

THE BRICE: There’s a reason this gorgeous downtown hotel was voted as the best place to stay in Savannah, because of their chic, contemporary quarters, private pool & rustic Italian eatery and bar right at your fingertips!
601 E Bay St, Savannah, GA / 912-238-1200 / bricehotel.com 

 

Tybee Island

Shop

MERMAID COTTAGES: Every one of their vacation homes are unique (and most are pet friendly!) with coastal gardens, white picket fences with decks and fire pits to enjoy the outdoors as well as your private indoor space.
912.313.0784 / mermaidcottages.com

 

Charleston

Eat

BURWELL’S STONE FIRE GRILL: Burnwell’s serves refined American & steakhouse fare, like its House Cut Prime NY Strip Steak, offered in an elegant, contemporary atmosphere.
14 N Market St, Charleston, SC / 843-737-8700 / burwellscharleston.com

 

Bluffton & Beaufort

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THE HEYWARD HOUSE HISTORIC CENTER: The Heyward House was built in 1841 in the early Carolina Farmhouse style brought to North America by planters from the West Indies. It is one of only eight remaining antebellum homes in Bluffton.
70 Boundary St, Bluffton, SC / 843-757-6293 / heywardhouse.org

 

Hilton Head

Eat

THE BLACK MARLIN BAYSIDE GRILL: This lively waterfront joint serves fresh seafood, like their Baha Tacos and Pecan Brown Butter Cod, in a relaxed setting, with ample outdoor seating.
86 Helmsman Way, Hilton Head Island, SC / 843-785-4950 / blackmarlinhhi.com 

 

Atlanta

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SKYVIEW ATLANTA: If you really want to see Atlanta, view it from above nearly 20 stories above Centennial Park. The SkyView Ferris wheel features 42 climate-controlled gondolas providing guests with breathtaking panoramic views of downtown.
168 Luckie St NW, Atlanta, GA / 678-949-9023 / skyviewatlanta.com 

 

Golden Isles

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SOUTHEAST ADVENTURE OUTFITTERS: The SouthEast Adventure Outfitters carries outdoor clothing, gear and accessories perfect for your next adventure, and even has a personal dock for you to test dozens of their newest kayaks. 
313 Mallery St, Saint Simons Island, GA / 912-638-6732 / southeastadventure.com

 

Jacksonville

Stay

OMNI JACKSONVILLE HOTEL: Omni Jacksonville is a posh hotel with a modern bistro and a casual bar, plus a fitness center and an outdoor pool with a relaxation area. The rooftop view just can't be matched.
245 Water St, Jacksonville, FL / 904-355-6664 / omnihotels.com/hotels/jacksonville

 

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Greatest Kids 2019

Nominate your kid this year and tell us why he or she has to be the winner of our South's Greatest Kids contest. Don't be shy — this could be your year!

Greatest Chefs 2019

Behind every good meal is a great chef; they are the invisible artists, working behind the scenes. Nominate your favorite chef for South magazine’s Greatest Chefs contest!
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Events Calendar

  • SS Savannah (1819-2019)

    May 23, 2019
    10:00 AM - 5:00 PM @ Ships of the Sea Museum

    2019 marks the 200th anniversary of the SS Savannah's groundbreaking trans-Atlantic crossing.  In recognition of this monumental achievement,...

  • Savannah Philharmonic Chorus Auditions

    Sep 07, 2019
    10:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Collegiate Church of St. Paul the Apostle

    The Savannah Philharmonic is holding auditions throughout the year for singers to have the opportunity to join the Chorus for the exciting...

  • "Portrait of the Artist" Exhibition at Telfair Museums

    Aug 03, 2019
    12:00 PM - 12:00 PM @ Jepson Center

    This exhibition brings together several photographic portraits of recognizable creative individuals from Telfair’s permanent collection....

  • A New Leaf + Fundraiser for the Salvation Army

    Sep 24, 2019
    5:30 PM - 7:00 PM @ Savannah Station

    Savannah Master Calendar and Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Bay Street Realty Group have partnered together to host an event to benefit The...

  • Arthouse Cinema: BUÑUEL IN THE LABYRINTH OF THE TURTLES (2019)

    Sep 24, 2019
    7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Lucas Theatre

    In a stranger-than-fiction tale befitting the master surrealist filmmaker, BUÑUEL IN THE LABYRINTH OF THE TURTLES tells the true story of how...

  • Savannah Jazz Festival

    Sep 22, 2019
    All Day

    Announcing the 38th annual Savannah Jazz Festival lineup, featuring 27 free performances highlighting regional, national and international jazz...

  • September cSpot

    Sep 25, 2019
    5:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ The Fat Radish

    The goal of cSpot is to provide a fun environment for creatives and like-minded people to get together to connect and inspire. c is for creative....

  • Annual THRIVE Lowcountry Women’s Conference

    Sep 26, 2019
    12:30 PM - 5:00 PM @ Hilton Head Marriott Resort & Spa

    Marjorie Young, an award-winning public relations consultant and founder of Carriage Trade Public Relations® Inc., will share five proven...

  • Girlboss: Hair, Makeup, & Headshots

    Sep 26, 2019
    4:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Hustle and Blow Dry Bar

    Getting ready to elevate your career, social profile, or even your dating app first impression? Take advantage of our annual #Girlboss: Personal...

  • Mini Golf Tournament

    Sep 26, 2019
    5:30 PM - 8:00 PM @ Bogey's Sports Bar and Mini Golf

    Let’s Par-Tee and help a Hole lot of people in our community! Join us for a night out with mini-golf, music, food and drinks to benefit...

  • Brews for a Cause

    Sep 26, 2019
    5:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Casmir Lounge at 700 Drayton

    South Magazine and Southern Eagle presents BREWS FOR A CAUSE, Thursday September 26th, 2019.  Once a month, join a collection of...

  • Bingo Night for LLS

    Sep 26, 2019
    6:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ World of Beer

    It’s BINGO Night at World of Beer! Join us on Thursday, September 26th for some BINGO and fundraising for The Leukemia & Lymphoma...

  • Share the Bounty for Second Helpings

    Sep 26, 2019
    6:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Harbour Town Clubhouse, Sea Pines

    Second Helpings to Host Annual Event   Fight hunger locally by joining Second Helpings for our annual SHARE THE BOUNTY event, a night of...

  • SAVANNAH/CHATHAM CASA DANCING WITH SAVANNAH STARS

    Sep 26, 2019
    7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Lucas Theatre for the Arts

    Join us on Thursday, September 26th for our 12th Annual Dancing with Savannah Stars. Join us for our signature fundraising event. All dollars...

  • 4th Annual Beaufort's Brewin' Craft Beer Festival

    Sep 27, 2019
    3:00 PM - 7:00 PM

    Prepare to raise a glass September 27th and 28th to mark Beaufort Wine and Food’s fourth annual craft beer festival, Beaufort’s...

  • "The Peanut Butter Falcon"

    Sep 27, 2019
    7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Tybee Post Theater

    An award-winning modern Mark Twain style adventure story filmed in Savannah and Tybee Island, "The Peanut Butter Falcon," tells the story of Zak...

  • Friday Concert Series

    May 03, 2019
    7:00 PM - 12:00 AM @ Historic Courthouse, Downtown Blairsville on the S

    Come enjoy live music every Friday Night from the first Friday of May through the end of October. The Historic Union County Court House will host...

  • Forsyth Farmer's Market

    Jun 29, 2019
    9:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ South end of Forsyth Park

    The Forsyth Farmers’ Market vendors offer a variety of local goods including seasonal produce, eggs, honey, pastured meat, bread, cheese,...

  • Cowboy Cookout and Boston Butt Fundraiser

    Sep 28, 2019
    11:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ Grainger Honda

    Y'all come on down for some BBQ fun at Grainger Honda & Grainger Nissan! Saturday, Sept. 28th from 11 am – 1 pm for some BBQ &...

  • Free Admissions Day at Fort Pulaski

    Sep 28, 2019
    All Day @ Fort Pulaski

    The National Park Service offers FREE admission to ALL parks, monuments and historic sites (whether or not connected to the Civil War) that...


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Scenes of the South

Grand Opening Studio 60 | Body Brite

Studio60BodyBrite owner and girl boss Bobbie Ciaccio unveiled Savannah’s newest salon to the public by hosting a grand opening, “Pink Party,” on Friday, Sept. 13.

The Laughter After: George Montero's Visual Art Show

Savannah's art world gathered at the Cork House, Thursday to experience the award winning SCAD graphic design professor, Jorge Montero's opening exhibition of paintings, drawings, prints and more!

Buy Local's Big Barn Business Bash

Brews for a Cause at Husk, August 22, was truly an unforgettable night, featuring live music by Thomas Claxton and some fantastic craft beer by Southern Eagle — along with the top-notch cuisine of Chris Hathcock. A variety of incredible auction items benefited the Royce Learning Center and the Chatham Academy, including a pearl necklace from International Diamond and several rounds on the Bacon Park Golf Course!

Ruth's Chris National Taste Maker's Veuve Clicquot Wine Dinner

Ruth's Chris held their Veuve Clicquot Tastemaker Dinner on Friday, August 23, pairing their signature steaks with renowned Veuve champagne — which was founded in 1772 and is one of the largest champagne houses in the world. The Tastemaker Dinners are held at Ruth's Chris locations across the country, featuring a five-course meal inspired by the French heritage of Veuve Clicquot, including dishes such as filet mignon and lobster agnolotti.

August Brews for a Cause at Husk

Brews for a Cause at Husk, August 22, was truly an unforgettable night, featuring live music by Thomas Claxton and some fantastic craft beer by Southern Eagle — along with the top-notch cuisine of Chris Hathcock. A variety of incredible auction items benefited the Royce Learning Center and the Chatham Academy, including a pearl necklace from International Diamond and several rounds on the Bacon Park Golf Course!

Leopold's Ice Cream's 100 Year Birthday Block Party

Leopold’s celebrated its 100th anniversary on Saturday, August 17, throwing a birthday block party to commemorate the event.

Savannah Downtown Business Association Luncheon

The Savannah Downtown Business Association held its monthly luncheon on Aug. 14

Bohemian Hotel 10th Anniversary

The Bohemian Hotel celebrated their 10th year in business with an incredible night of cocktails and appetizers. Guests ventured up to the stunning rooftop deck overlooking the Savannah River to celebrate the hotel's decennial anniversary — reveling in the scenery with a glass of champagne.

Stonewall50 - A Legendary Block Party

The Stonewall 50 block party, held on June 28th outside the LGBTQ Center on Bull Street, commemorated the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Protest — one of the most important moments in LGBTQ history and the catalyst for the gay rights movement.

Pelindaba Lavender Savannah Grand Opening

Pelindaba Lavender Grand Opening was this past Thursday, June 28th! This fun night included ribbon cutting, product sampling, lavender refreshments and special prizes! During this festive evening 10% of sales benefitted the good work of Coastal Pet Rescue. Stop by the store at 112 E Broughton St, Savannah, Ga to see the many products they offer!