Greatest Destinations 2021: Richmond Hill

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At Marker 107, guests are on Kilkenny time. That is, Kilkenny Creek, not the town in Ireland. Enjoy a craft cocktail and fresh seafood with a splendid Lowcountry view.

South present’s our hotly anticipated, annual guide to the Greatest Destinations of 2021. Each year, South produces the definitive list of the best places to stay, play, eat and shop in Charleston, Hilton Head Island, Bluffton, Savannah and Jacksonville. This year, we’ve added some new locations for an exhaustive guide to the Coastal South.

 

South’s Greatest Destinations serves as an annual guide to the best locations in the coastal South from Charleston through Jacksonville. The list includes the premier places to stay and the hottest spots to play, as well as the best bites and top shops. In the past year, the Southeast saw continuous visitors—despite recent restrictions—proving there is just something inexplicably hospitable about our beautiful region. Without further ado, here is South’s definitive guide to the greatest destinations.

Richmond Hill, Georgia

Just minutes from metropolitan Savannah, find that small-town Southern feeling in Richmond Hill. Wave “hello” to your neighbors and take a back road, knowing that anywhere you pull over, you’ll see a friendly face.

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KOA Campground

The Richmond Hill KOA Holiday campground is equipped with upgraded RV sites with KOA patios, deluxe cabins with full baths and good old-fashioned campsites, offering plenty of options for every comfort level. Enjoy a sparkling swimming pool, dog park and unrestricted fishing. koa.com/campgrounds/savannah

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Fort McAllister Cabins 

Camp on the banks of the Ogeechee River and former battleground of the American Civil War. In addition to historical exploration, guests enjoy pleasant cabins amidst the palmettos, fishing, trails, canoeing and more outdoor fun. gastateparks.org/FortMcAllister 

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Fort McAllister 

The grounds at Ft. McAllister is the best-preserved earthwork fortification of the Confederacy. The park museum specializes in Civil War Artifacts, and guests can enjoy educational programs, a Civil War film and plenty of outdoor activities. gastateparks.org/FortMcAllister 


Richmond Hill Museum

The Richmond Hill Museum occupies a building that auto legend Henry Ford originally built to serve as a public kindergarten. The museum showcases items from the era with pictures and information about the many contributions Henry Ford made to the area, as well as antebellum artifacts. richmondhillhistoricalsociety.com 

Richmond Hill Museum

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J.F. Gregory Park 

J.F. Gregory Park is a 335-acre multi-use recreational area that once encompassed a thriving rice plantation and was subsequently bought up by Henry Ford. The park includes over 3 miles of walking and biking trails, a children’s playground, a covered pavilion, and large open areas for picnicking. traillink.com/trail/jf-gregory-park-trail

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Fish Tales

Fish Tails at Fort McAllister Marina is known for its delicious fried shrimp baskets and our world-famous hushpuppies, a family-recipe passed down through the generations. They serve the freshest local seafood, or guests can bring their own catch to be cooked by the professionals. fishtalesrh.com

Fish Tails

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Marker 107

Specializing in delicious Southern seafood, Marker 107’s secret is serving the freshest catch prepared with family recipes, combined with a modern flair and refreshing cocktails. marker107.com


Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub & Grill 

MacPherson’s is a tribute to the owner’s great-grandmother and grandmother, both Scottish immigrants who passed down their traditional recipes. Guests can enjoy authentic, wholesome Scottish dishes and a lively, warm atmosphere. macphersonspub.com

Molly Macphersons

Photo: Molly MacPherson’s


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Ellas

This combined home goods and garden store offers beautiful, rustic and coastal-inspired decor along with local goods, including local honey. The garden store offers a serene array of plants to compliment your home and outdoor space. facebook.com/ellasofrichmondhill


Photo Point Gallery 

Photo Point gallery is where the garden meets art. This primarily local artist gallery features original art, photography, books, prints, gifts and more. The works offer a stunning reflection of Southern themes, often of the natural world. deepsouthphotopoint.com

Photopoint Gallery

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Game Changers Running Company

Game Changers Running Co. is doing just that—run and owned by physical therapists, this is not your average shoe store. Get top-of-the-line products with expert advice and consultation. Game Changers is the only Richmond Hill-Savannah shoe store to suit all your running and walking needs. gamechangersrunningcompany.com

Game Changers Running

Photo: Game Changers Running Company


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