Road Trip: Magnolia Plantation (Part 2)

Okay, on to the next part of the trip! If you’re behind, check out my first post yesterday for all the details.

On Wednesday, Ben and I got up, headed to the hotel lobby for some breakfast (yummmm) before heading out to the Magnolia Plantation outside of Charleston.

Magnolia Plantation

We walked around the plantation a bit before jumping on the tram tour where our host told us all about the rice plantation, the slaves that used to be there and everything you would want to know about the wildlife there. So fun!

Magnolia Plantation

After the tram, we headed out to eat some lunch (more PB&J and gummy worms – woo!) and then headed to our self-guided swamp tour where we saw and alligator WAY too close for comfort. I was too busy walking very quickly away from it to take a picture while Ben was taking a video, so you’ll just have to imagine it. 😉

Magnolia Plantation

After the swamp tour, we headed out to drive to Savannah. Thankfully it was only a two-ish hour drive, so we got there right around 5 p.m. and headed into B. Matthews for a quick dinner. The food was good, but nothing out of this world. Our bartender (we could only get a bar seat – they were full with reservations) was awesome, though!

B. Matthews

We headed out to Tybee Island (a 20-25 minute drive from downtown Savannah) where we got to our hotel that Ben magically found with an ocean view (smartest guy EVER).

Since we had been go-go-go the last few days, we spent the night watching a funny movie and just listening to the ocean waves crash outside our window. Not a bad way to fall asleep. 🙂

Tomorrow will be my last post from this week-long road trip! It’ll be all about our last day in Savannah and then our drive back to Chicago. I can’t believe the trip is over, but it’s fun to write out these posts.

Have you ever been to plantation?


  1. Amy says:

    Oh my gosh—I visited Savannah and went to B. Matthews—-this was about 5 yrs ago and we only had a glass of wine, but it was so cute:)

  2. Amy says:

    Yeah and get this, I was visiting a guy I’d met while dating online—-it was not a love match but had a fun time seeing Savannah with him………..ha:) I could not believe it was 70 degrees in Feb. since I’m used to MN cold……….lol:)

      • Amy says:

        Yep, super cold, windy and icy in minnesota…! My husband and I are going to Clearwater FL in a few weeks, woohoo! So that will help us get thru winter:)

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