Savannah is the Perfect Weekend Getaway
Savannah, GA is one of the best kept secrets of the South! I love getting away to Savannah to experience the rich history it has to offer. Home of where the Girl Scouts were founded in 1912 Savannah is saturated in southern charm, dynamic seafood, passionate politeness and such much more! Famously known for their Saint Patrick’s Day celebration, Bed & Breakfast Collection, Tybee Island, River Street and a few other things historic Savannah knows how to draw you into good old fashion southern charm. Simply stated, the entire city is a must see and you need at least a four day three night game plan.
Savannah has the best collection of B & B. With a sweet collection of over fifteen to select from you cannot help but find the perfect one for you and yes you will more than likely stay there for every visit. They each have their own special charm and character. The top five to visit in a life time are President’s Quarters Inn, The River Street Inn, The Olde Savannah Inn, Forsyth Park Inn, and Foley House Inn. You will be amazingly please and they will not disappoint. People are natural drawn to The River Street Inn because of its cobblestone streets and being located on the main strip however I invite you to definitely select from any of the five mentioned for your first visit.
The Historic District of Savannah is the original heartbeat of the city. I just love it. It has been often referenced as one of the most beautiful cities in the world and well I have to agree hands down. From the cobblestone streets to the meticulous manicured gardens to the Spanish Moss landscape and it presents like a fine piece of art rich with history. As the largest National Historic Landmark District in the United States, Savannah presents over twenty city squares. These squares included richness of famous Churches, Colonial Mansions, tried and true forts of the Revolutionary & Civil War eras, monuments and museums. The Trolley’s are the perfect way to see it all!
A greatly known claim to fame is the Girl Scout history began in Savannah, GA. The location of its first headquarters still stands today and is used as a museum. If this is your thing you must spend a couple of hours here absorbing how the legacy began.
River Street is similar to the strip in Las Vegas! Everyone wants to be on River Street because it is the central point of everything Savannah. It is the gem of Savannah with the Savannah River proudly on display hence the name River Street. Affectionately termed the gem of Savannah it does not disappoint with the beautiful century old buildings and cotton warehouses which have been converted to antique shops, one of a kind boutiques, dynamic galleries, brew pubs, fabulous and famous restaurants and more. Again, River Street is where it all happens. River Street is also where one may indulge in the famous Riverboat Dinner Cruise with live entertainment and fabulous seafood. As one of the busiest ports in America there is a different kind of magic in their dinner cruise because it is more than entertainment as you watch the interworkings of the port first hand.
Saint Patrick’s Day Celebration belongs to Savannah hands down. This city truly shows you how to embrace the spirited holiday. They have the second largest celebration in the US and seeing the entire river turned green is breathtaking. With over 300K people and more than 350 floats they turn Blue and Harris streets into an unforgettable memory.
Tybee Island is not in Savannah yet a very important part of the Savannah fabric. The two go hand in hand. You cannot visit one without making the 20 minute drive to the other. Tybee presents a resort lifestyle of a pristine seaside resort; you owe it to yourself to visit. I will go back and visit these two locations soon because they are both created equals in my opinion! Don’t forget to check out all of the FREE Things to do while you are visiting Savannah!