Georgia and the Carolinas

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The southern states of Georgia and the Carolinas pack a punch that belies their sleepy nature. This is the slower pace of the USA, where antebellum mansions nestle among blooming pastures, banjo-filled music sweetens the air along with the scent of mint juleps and mountains slip down into the sandy banks of the Atlantic barrier islands. Here is where the old South meets the new, in a romantic clash of beautiful landscapes and some of the friendliest people you will come to meet.

Life's peachy when you've got Georgia on your mind. The proud home of CNN, Coca-Cola and the 1996 Summer Olympics, the state is bustling;unsurprising as it's home to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, the world's busiest travel hub. Georgia inspired writer Margaret Mitchell to create Scarlett O'Hara in Gone with the Wind and is the birthplace of music icons like Otis Redding and Ray Charles. You'll be relaxing in style, be it in bustling Atlanta, in the timeless Southern elegance of Savannah or somewhere along Georgia's enormous coastline, an unspoilt Atlantic paradise with islands, waterfalls, marshes, cliffs and secluded beaches.

The Carolinas, both North and South, are home to some of the best beaches in the States. Between the Appalachian Mountains of the west and the coast of the East you'll discover a plethora of cultures and communities with accents and traditions difficult to place, clinging on to the past. Colonial plantations and marshy fallows are abundant, interspersed with excellent golf courses and fantastic driving routes, while the friendly cities are full of charisma.

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Our experts can tailor-make the perfect holiday to suit your individual requirements, however, if you need inspiration or a starting point, below are some of our suggested trips and experiences:

Highlights of Georgia and Carolinas

Nights: 9 | from £2,375pp

Explore the Antebellum heritage on this charming self-drive tour. Starting in Atlanta and ending in Asheville. Enjoy the open roads, the magnificent scenery... Find out more

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Andrew Pinckney Inn

Charleston, South Carolina

The distinctive yellow walls greet you with all their charm as you approach the Andrew Pinckney Inn. Surrounded by over 300 years of history this is a... Find out more

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Hilton Myrtle Beach Resort

Myrtle Beach , South Carolina

Set at the north end of Myrtle Beach, the Hilton Myrtle Beach Resort is located on 'The Grand Strand' where you will have easy access to many attractions... Find out more

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Jeckyll Island Club Hotel

Jekyll Island, Georgia

Originally a private members club Jekyll Island Club Hotel has hosted an array of interesting characters from J.P. Morgan, Rockefeller, Astor, Macy, Vanderbilt... Find out more

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Loews Atlanta

Atlanta, Georgia

The Loews Atlanta is one of our favourite new additions to our portfolio. Situated in the centre of Midtown, where the cultural heart of Atlanta beats... Find out more

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Mansion on Forsyth Park

Savannah, Georgia

Mansion of Forsyth Park is a fine example of old meets new and offers an iconic stay for guests visiting charming Savannah. The four diamond hotel recently... Find out more

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The Fairmont, San Francisco

United States

Third night free
Stay at The Fairmont, San Fransico and your third night wil be free in certain room types. Valid for travel from the 01st June to 30th September 2017. Must be booked by the 14th June 2017. Subject to availability. Terms and conditions apply.apply.

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Charlotte, Vicki, Heidi and Rod are experts in designing the perfect holiday in the USA and Canada to suit your personal needs, interests and budget. Their intimate knowledge of our hotels and resorts featured in our portfolio, together with our own network of offices throughout the region, allows us to offer unique in-depth knowledge, unparalleled insider access and the VIP service for which Abercrombie & Kent is renowned.

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Best time to be there

At 38 times the size of the UK, there is always a part of the country having great weather. The peak season is from June to September.

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British Airways fly to all the major cities in the States.

Flying time

7-12 hours

Time difference

From -5 to -10 hours behind GMT


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