a) Savannah, Georgia: haunted by living revelers and the dearly departed, decorated with historic architecture and oak-lined squares dripping with moss. To-go drinks, gumbo, and a tour for every soul. Then, there's Tybee Island for miles of fun and sand.
b) Charleston, South Carolina: Churches with ancient, beguiling cemeteries melting into the earth, soul-satisfying food like mouth-watering biscuits and pimento cheese, horses clomping the uneven, brick-lined streets. Mansions, flowery courtyards, mayhem. Then, there's breezy Edisto island and the wild beach at Botany Bay.