Travel: Playing House (without the hassle): The Inn at Palmetto Bluff, Bluffton, SC
THE VIBE: Infused with that easy Southern Lowcountry pace; just 30 minutes from the Savannah airport. Hole up in one of the high-end but quaint guest cottages or suites (fireplaces! Screened porches!) on the banks of the May River, and hang out like you always wish you could at home, if only there weren’t laundry to do and gutters to clean and dinner to cook and …
FOR THE BABIES: Splash in the pool. Crawl around and see all the pretty things we don’t have up north: palmettos, camellias, Spanish moss, palm trees. Sail on the sunset boat cruise. Look for the bottlenose dolphins in the May River. Sleep. Sleep. Sleep.
FOR MOM AND DAD: Golf the 18-hole Jack Nicklaus signature course. Head to the spa (on a nearby island). Dine on the she-crab bisque at the Inn’s upscale River House Restaurant. Sip port at the Veranda Bar. Take off (babysitters available) to a wine-pairing dinner at the May River Wine Cellar. Sleep. Sleep. Sleep.
866-706-6565; palmettobluffresort.com. Rooms from $450 per night