Day 1: Bed & Breakfast
After dinner, hop back onto Scenic Highway 17 and head into Darien to check in at the Open Gates Bed & Breakfast (opengatesbnb.com or 912/437-6985; doubles from $99), a two-story Italianate-style inn, complete with magnolia and live oak trees and a white
picket fence. Ask for the first-floor Island room.
The next day enjoy a homemade breakfast at the inn (waffles, creamy egg soufflés), and then let young owners Jeff and Kelly (she doubles as the town mayor) point you in the right direction to explore Darien, a tiny coastal town founded in 1736.