Where: Oak-lined Boone Hall Plantation; Charleston, SC
Earn your stamp: Tuck into freshly steamed oysters at the Lowcountry Oyster Festival— they go through 65,000 pounds every year!—on the lawn of the 720-acre colonial revival plantation, which served as Allie’s summer home in The Notebook. This bash is the winter equivalent of a backyard barbecue.
When to go: January 27 for the Lowcountry oyster roast—prime time to shuck the winter doldrums.
Plan it now: $15 admission, $10 for a bucket of three dozen oysters. boonehallplantation.com