Item description for Play Hard Rest Easy Carolinas & Georgia: The Ultimate Active Getaway Guide (Play Hard/Rest Easy) by Malcolm W. Campbell...
This guide to the top 12 vacation spots in the Carolinas and Georgia gives the reader everything needed to plan the ultimate soft-adventure getaway, whether it's for a quick weekend trip or a one- to two-week vacation.
Each chapter includes an entertaining history of the area; the lay of the land; and detailed flying and driving directions. Also in each chapter, a "Play Hard" section describes the best active pursuits, including hiking, mountain biking, road cycling, paddling, fishing, horseback riding, swimming, scuba diving, sailing, and snow skiing, just to name a few.
Readers will also find descriptions of more relaxed activities, including antiquing; visiting art galleries, historic sites, museums, spas, wineries, and plantations; touring back roads; taking boat, buggy, hot-air balloon, and walking tours; attending music and theatrical performances; and, of course, shopping. Each "Rest Easy" section recommends upscale lodging choices-historic inns, quiet B&Bs, and full-service resorts-as well as great places to eat from chic restaurants and cafs to roadside BBQ shacks, fish houses, and picnic spots.
Each chapter also includes recommended itineraries; dozens of photographs; up-to-date websites; and GPS-accurate regional and city maps.
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Reviews - What do customers think about Play Hard Rest Easy Carolinas & Georgia: The Ultimate Active Getaway Guide (Play Hard/Rest Easy)?
Useful, but Frommer's is better Jan 7, 2007
When we were well in our way to South Carolina and Savannah for our vacation, it was too late to order the Frommer's guide to the area, so we scouted the books available in a local bookstore in Hilton Head Island (SC) and this one was the best one we could find. While it was packed with information that we found of good use, I constantly found myself missing elements that are typical in the books from the Frommer's series. Also (not that it's bad, but it wasn't just what we were after) it has a very strong focus (about half of the information) on outdoors activities. Our main interest was to make the most of the few days we had in the area, concentrating on the historical downtowns of the Low Country.
All in all, it was useful, but I'd recommend the equivalent book from the Frommer's series more.
This book is for the ACTIVE vacationer Sep 24, 2005
My husband and I like to find ways to keep healthy and active during our vacations. We love to do athletic things during the day but don't always want to camp or stay in rustic places. This book is a great guide to keeping active but also having very plush accomodations and dining. All the recommendations that we tried were great.