Friday, December 23, 2011

Savannah Book Festival, February Special Events

Savannah, Georgia inns look forward to hosting you during your attendance of the 5th Annual Savannah Book Festival, one of many February Events in Savannah!


This year, the Festival is a five-day event in honor of the Book Festivals fifth anniversary.   It will be a fun, informative, and entertaining celebration of books and the written word. Authors from all over the country will be in attendance to present their work to, and discuss their work with, audiences in attendance.

Held this year from February 15 through February 19, 2012, the Savannah Book Festival is a world-class literary event bringing over 40 critically-acclaimed authors and thousands of readers together in Savannah.

This event is free and open to the public. However some specific events, presentations, and ceremonies are ticketed affairs. Tickets are first-come, first-serve and can be purchased online at SavannahBookFestival.org. Tickets are non-refundable, but are transferrable, and must be made by 5pm on Wednesday, February 8, 2012. You will also see a few fundraising activities during the event to keep this a free festival in the future.

Most events take place in or around Telfair Square in historic downtown Savannah, GA, within one mile of most of our Romantic Inns of Savannah (Tybee Island notwithstanding).  Presentation venues include the Telfair Museum, the Telfair’s Jepson Center for the Arts, and Trinity United Methodist Church.

While there is not yet a specific itinerary for each day, we do know that you can come to the main Savannah Book Festival tent to purchase books and have them signed by authors. So far there are 42 authors who will be in attendance during the event.

The Headlining ticketed events have been announced.   Tickets can still be purchased for those events not listed as sold out (at the time of this posting):

- Wednesday, Febrary 15, 2012: Kick-Off Celebration with An Evening with Brad Thor, Cocktails and Dinner at the Plantation Club in The Landings at 6PM. This is a ticketed event.

- Thursday, February 16, 2012: An Evening with Walter Isaacson at the Trustees Theater at 6:30 PM. This is a ticketed event.

- Friday, February 17, 2012: Evening Keynote Address with Pat Conroy at the Trinity United Methodist Church at 6 PM and VIP/Meet the Author Party to follow at the Jepson Center.   This is a ticketed event.

- Saturday, February 18, 2012 from 9:30 AM to 5 PM: Author Presentations in the Jepson Museums, Trinity United Methodist Church and tent in Telfair Square.

- Saturday, February 18: Evening Authors Only Party to be held at a private home in historic downtown Savannah. This event is, regrettably, not open to the public.

- Sunday, February 19, 2012: Closing Address with Guest of Honor, Stephen King at 3:00 at the Trustees Theater. This is a sold-out ticketed event.

A full schedule of daily events will be available on February 1, 2012.

So come stay at your favorite area bed and breakfast, and walk through historic downtown while attending the Savannah Book Festival!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Savannah Romantic Getaway, Upcoming Holidays

We realize that Christmas 2011 is not even upon us, but it is never too soon to plan a Savannah romantic getaway for those upcoming holidays.

Last week, we covered some GREAT ideas for celebrating New Years Eve and New Years Day, 2012. And that weekend will be here before you know it. But, an even more important day is looming:  one for romance, indulgence and celebration.



Give up?



It's Valentine's Day!



Yes, February 14, 2012 is imminent.  Have you decided how to pamper your sweetheart on this monumental day?

May we suggest a bit of extravagance during a romantic bed and breakfast holiday?

Whether you prefer to be deep within the Savannah Historic District, charmed in the Victorian District, right in the middle of the Shopping District, or finding escape on Tybee Island, Savannahs gorgeous inns will help you set the perfect stage for a superb romantic escape.
Need something special during your weekend together?  Our innkeepers are amazing hosts who are happy to help you find a perfect restaurant, a wonderful spa, or amazing settings for any picnics to be eaten, questions to be popped, or just some simple time together.

Inquire soon about room availability and any specials each of our Romantic Inns of Savannah may have for the holiday, and enjoy some time away with us!

Friday, December 9, 2011

New Years in Savannah, Savannah Events

The New Year is looming, why not treat yourself to New Years in Savannah?  The annual Tybee Pier Fireworks are lit at midnight, but before that there are plenty of area events to help you say goodbye to 2011 and hello to 2012!  Here are just a few events to choose from.

The Westin New Year's Bash is a traditional celebration with activities for the entire family.  Beginning at 10:00 am, this family-friendly celebration features foot races, live music by Big Daddy Weave and much more!

City Market offers a free outdoor street party with live music all evening!  This free outdoor street event happens all evening, and live music will be featured between 9:00 pm and 1:00 am.  If you plan on dinner at one of the great restaurants in the Market, reservations are strongly encouraged.

Savannah Riverboat Cruises offers events all evening on December 31, 2011.  It all begins with a 2-hour dinner cruise complete with music and buffet at 7:00 pm.  A 4-hour New Year's Eve Gala Dinner begins at  8:00 pm with a Captains reception, gourmet dinner buffet, a bottle of house champagne or wine, party favors, live bands, and cash bar.  A New Year's Celebration Party complete with music and favors at 10:00 pm.

Jazz’d Tapas is hosting a Studio 54-themed NYE bash, complete with 70's (and modern) hits, disco lights and decorations.  Expect revelers to dress the part!  If you want to guarantee a place at this party, $75 a person buys you their famous Tapas for Two, a champagne split, party favors, and your own private table for the entire evening, even if you leave the building!  Yes, you can eat, hit the town, and then come back to your private table to enjoy the rest of the night!  However, reservations are not necessary, as the bar is open to the public the entire evening.

On New Year's Day, 2012 you can take part in the annual Tybee Polar Plunge!  Benefitting the Tybee Post Theater, the official event begins at noon at the Tybee Pier.  Find a group of 4 or more and sign up to take the plunge!  However, you're welcome to simply watch the festivities, costumes, and fun.  Who will win the coveted Le Goofs Trophy in 2012?  You can also help us break a World Record whether or not you're swimming:  The Guiness World Record attempt to break the Largest Gathering of People Wearing Swim Caps, will begin at 11:45 and must last at least 10 minutes (there is a $25 fee to participate).


These are just the highlights, any of our great innkeepers will be glad to suggest additional New Year's Eve options during your visit!  So make your reservations NOW at your favorite Savannah Inn for New Year's, 2011-2012!  Your room, and the entire city, will be awaiting your arrival!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Trees for Life, Holiday Event, Westin Savannah Resort

The Romantic Inns of Savannah welcome you to enjoy a December getaway at any of their area inns.  While here, enjoy the continuing December festivities with the 11th Annual Trees for Life holiday event at the Westin Savannah Resort.

The Westin moves from gingerbread to Christmas Trees during this fundraiser for the Greenbriar Children's Center.  Sponsored by the Savannah Harbor Foundation, this event features beautifully- and creatively-decorated Christmas trees on display in the hotel lobby.  Local businesses, groups, and individuals provide the trees which will be auctioned off to the highest bidder!

Holiday Trees for Life can be viewed alongside the annual Gingerbread Village through January 1, 2012.  The Westin is just a ferry ride across the river from your favorite Savannah Bed and Breakfast, and we look forward to hosting your stay!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Lighted Christmas Parade, Christmas on the River, Holiday Events

The turkey has been devoured, and family has taken their leave... just in time for Savannah holiday events for the holdays to begin!  So come one, come all to Christmas on the River, a daytime activity event, and lighted Christmas parade in the evening, on Saturday, December 3, 2011!  Activities will also continue on Sunday, December 4.

The Romantic Inns of Savannah invite you to enjoy this First Saturday on the River event, hosted by Savannah Riverfront from 9:00 am to 8:00 pm on Saturday, and from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm on Sunday.  The December event is the Christmas version of our monthly activities on, and by, the river.  Work on your Christmas shopping checklist by visitng local artisans presenting wares ranging from craft to fine art at the River Street plaza.  Not to mention the 100+ shops, open for your shopping needs, holiday entertainment, children's activities across from the Candy Kitchen, and the feel of the holiday spirit.

The 5:30 pm Lighted Parade will make its way down River, Bay, Abercorn, and Broughton Streets on Saturday evening, and will feature lights, magic, and the arrival of Santa to Savannah!

The event itself is free to the public, but bring your holiday shopping budget with you!

Choose your favorite Savannah Inn to return to after the excitement.  A warm welcome and bed await you there!

Monday, November 21, 2011

Savannah Gingerbread Village Holiday Event, Westin Savannah Resort

** Update:  Dates for the #Savannah Gingerbread Village (free viewing at the Westin) are through December 30, 2013.

Are you crazy for gingerbread?  Does the sight of gingerbread houses make you welcome Christmas into your life?   Is your holiday incomplete without creating beautiful gingerbread-and-icing  architecture?  If you can answer "yes" to any of these questions, you're sure to enjoy the Gingerbread Village holiday event, held annually at the Westin Savannah Resort!


This free event, sponsored by the Savannah Harbor Foundation, runs from Thanksgiving through December 26, 2011 at The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa Main Lobby.  This friendly competition challenges both amateur and professional chefs to present their gingerbread creations for all to see.  One lucky designer will walk away with the title of "Best Gingerbread Creation."

The Westin is on Hutchinson Island, but if you are staying at a romantic Savannah Inn, you can make use of the FREE water ferries of the Savannah Belles Ferry system, in front of City Hall on River Street.  Ferries run from Savannah to the island and back each day from 7:00 am to midnight, at 15-20 minute intervals.  PLEASE NOTE that no ferries run on Thanksgiving Day or Christmas Day.

Judging takes place before the event is open to the public this year.  Prizes will be awarded to the top two Adult, Junior, and Children's Division entrants, so come by to see the gorgeous entries, view the winners, and soak up the holiday spirit!


Monday, November 14, 2011

Holiday Tour of Homes, Savannah Historic Tour 2011

Have you ever wanted to see the inside of those gorgeous houses around Savannah?  Then take advantage of your stay at a Savannah Bed and Breakfast, during the weekend of December 10-11, 2011 to enjoy the Holiday Tour of Homes.  This yearly event features a tour through some of the city's stunning homes and inns, and the 2011 historic tour of Savannah comes complete with a Victorian Tea and a stage show!
Savannah's Holiday Tour of Historic Homes and Victorian Tea is produced by the Downtown Neighborhood Association.  During this weekend the residents of Savannah's Historic District invite the public into their beautiful homes, all decked out in holiday finery!  Home owners will often have tales to tell about their residence's characteristics and past.  There are two separate tours on Saturday, showcasing a total of twelve lovely homes.
In between the two Saturday tours, there will be a Victorian tea to enjoy at the Downtown Garden Club of Savannah, complete with Victorian sandwiches and other treats!  Members of the Garden Club will be dressed in period clothing.
On Sunday, there will be a tour through a selection of area Inns, including our own Catherine Ward House Inn, and The Green Palm Inn!  The Inn Tour will be followed by "A Christmas Tradition" stage show at the historic Savannah Theatre, featuring music, comedy, and audience participation.
Tickets for each part of the Tour and Activities are available at the Tour Headquarters, but tours do sell out!  Advanced ticket purchase is recommended.  All proceeds go to the Savannah downtown Historic Landmark District.
Savannah's Tour of Homes Schedule and Prices:
Saturday, Dec. 10 at 11:00 am:  Tour #1 - Self-guided tour of six magnificent homes.  Tickets are $30.

Saturday, Dec. 10 at 3:00 pm:  Victorian Tea (with treats) at a mansion not on the tour.  Tickets are $20.
Saturday, Dec. 10 at 5:00 pm:  Tour #2 - Tour of homes eight through twelve with trolley service until 8:00 pm.  Tickets are $30.

Sunday, Dec. 11 at 11:30 am: Self-guided tour of six majestic Savannah Inns.  Tickets are $20.
Sunday, Dec. 11 at 3:00 pm:  "A Christmas Tradition" stage show.  Tickets are $30.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Boat Parade of Lights, Savannah Christmas Parade

Savannah bed and breakfasts invite you to the city's annual post-Thanksgiving activities!  One of our favorite events is the annual Boat Parade of Lights.  This is Savannah's "Christmas Parade" on the Savannah River waterfront during our "Holly Days" Holiday Series events sponsored by the Savannah Harbor Foundation and the Westin Savannah Harbor.

Beginning at 5:00 p.m. on November 26 at the Westin Riverwalk, General James Edward Oglethorpe will address attendees and officiate the tree lighting, before the Boat Parade of Lights brings the Savannah River to life with boats, lights, and the holiday spirit.  Boat owners from near and far decorate their boats with decorations and lights for a Christmas Parade, Savannah-style, followed by a grand fireworks display!  The parade can be enjoyed from both sides of the river, but is best viewed from River Street, and from The Westin Savannah Harbor.

So come stay at one of Savannah's romantic bed and breakfast inns and join us in officially welcoming the Christmas Season!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Christmas Made in the South, Holiday Craft Fairs

During your November 18-20 stay at your favorite Romantic Inns of Savannah bed and breakfast, enjoy a weekend of holiday shopping at Savannah's Christmas Made in the South (one of the many popular holiday craft fairs in our area) on November 18-20, at the Savannah International Trade & Convention Center.
During this popular event hundreds of skilled regional artists and master craftsmen present everything from popular seasonal decorations, to jewelry, pottery, blown glass, soaps, clothing, and much more!  Visit the Christmas Made in the South Facebook page to find out more about the events, and possibly win free tickets.  Whether you attend to complete your seasonal gift needs, learn more about your favorite art form from the artisans, find inspiration for your own crafts, or even just "window shop," Christmas Made in the South - Savannah is the ideal way to begin the season of giving!
Spend a day at the event, have a wonderful southern dinner, and then return to your Savannah Inn to enjoy a relaxing evening in comfort!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Veteran's Day Promotions, Inns of Savannah Honor Military

Spend Veteran's Day in Savannah this year at one of the Romantic Inns of Savannah. Some of our inns are participation in a national Veteran's Day Promotion program entitled B&Bs for Vets.Participating Inns are providing a free night's stay to active and retired military personnel and vets plus one guest on November 10, 2011.

During your stay at one of our Savannah bed and breakfasts, you may wish to attend Savannah's Veteran's Day parade on November 11th.  Then be sure to make time to visit The Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum.  Special admission rates will be given on November 11th for military veterans and active military personnel.    Also, Fort Pulaski National Park, located 15 miles east of Savannah, is waiving all entrance fees Friday, November 11th through Sunday, November 13th.  A variety of programs and activities are scheduled throughout the weekend at the Fort, including a special military tribute to veterans on Saturday, November 12th.

Visit the B and B for Vets website for additional details.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Stay at Savannah Lodging during Rock N Roll Marathon Series

Stay at Savannah Lodging during the Rock N Roll Marathon Series on November 5, 2011 and you can relax your cares away in luxurious style after a busy day whether you ran the race or not.

There are both a 1/2 Marathon and a full marathon for participants to choose from.  The start line for the race is Bay Street & Bull Street with the finish line at Forsyth Park and the begins at 7:30 am.  Runners will start in heats based on experience level and estimated finish time, for more information click here.

Musicians who will be all along the course are going to rock and roll the runners as the go by.  Later that night, Carolina Liar the headliner concert will take the stage.

It is a family fun event that you wont want to miss as a spectator or participant so be in Savannah on November 5 and find your Savannah lodging here.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Savannah Greek Festival October 13-15, 2011 Savannah vacation

A fun and exciting Savannah vacation idea is the 60th Annual Savannah Greek Festival this October 13th - 15th, 2011.  This years festival will be the largest and gradest Greek Festival in Savannah history.

The annaul event will feature Greek food specialties, traditional dancing, church tours of the St Paul's Greek Orthodox Church, a market place and a live band.  To download the menu, Click Here.

The festival begins on Thursday, October 13th and ends Saturday, October 15th and is open from 11am - 9pm each day of the event.

The festival will have FREE admission until 4pm on Thursday and Friday with a $2 donation after 4pm both days.  Saturday will have a requested donation of $2 all day.

Take a Savannah vacation in mid-October to take part in the 60th Annual Savannah Greek Festival and stay at one of these fine Savannah Bed and Breakfast.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Tybee Pirate Festival, October 6-9, 2011 Tybee Island Events

The 7th Annual Tybee Pirate Festival, October 6th - 9th, 2011 is one of this years Tybee Island Events your family will not want to miss out on.

Swashbucklers of all ages will be setting sail for Tybee Island to join in the merriement of this years festival during Columbus Day weekend.

Whether your discovering Pirate Fest for the first time or your coming back again you will not be dissapointed with this years Tybee Pirate Festival.  Events include a Pirtate Victory Parade, Live entertainment, Costume Contest, childrens activities and the Thieves Market that will be filled with treasures, grog (beverages) and grub (food).

Raise anchor and set sail for Tybee Island and join the crew for a adventure filled weekend at this years Tybee Pirate Festival and when you do, book your lodging at a Savannah Bed and Breakfast

Friday, September 30, 2011

Things to Do in Savannah GA, Picnic in the Park, BBQ

October 2, 2011 there are many fun things to do in Savannah GA a few of which are a Picnic in the Park on Forsyth and also the 2nd annual BBQ, Brews and Bluegrass at the Roundhouse Museum.

Picnic in the Park is a beloved Savannah tradition that takes place in Forsyth Park on Sunday October 2, 2011 beginning at 3pm.  The event will feature an evening filled with live music and family picnics big and small.  Entertainment this year will be provided by Eddie Wilson and The Strings of the South.

This years picnic themes for the contest will be 'Greenest Picnic' and 'Rock & Run' in celebration of the runners, volunteers and upcoming event, Savannah Rock n Roll Marathon, promises to put Savannah on the running map.  Come to the picnic dress as your favorite rock star or athlete and enter the WSAV Look-a-like Contest!

Also there will be the 2nd Annual BBQ, Brews and Bluegrass festival on Sunday October 2, 2011 from 3pm -7pm.  This event is The Next Generation's Annual Fundraiser for the Children's Hospital at Memorial University Medical Center.  Last year this event raised $25,000 for the Children's Hospital and the look forward to another great year.

The festival will be at The Roundhouse Railroad Museum at 303 MLK Jr Blvd. and will feature music from The Jimmy Wolling Bluegrass Band and also The Marshall Brothers.  There are going to be kids activities such as FREE train rides, face painting, pumpkin patch, Arts & Crafts and much more.

Food will be available to purchase from the Smokin' Pig BBQ, Whistle Stop Cafe and Wright Square Cafe.  A Cash Bar will be available as will free Coca-Cola products.  Tickets are $20 per person (kids 12 and under are FREE) and may be purchased by clicking here.

As you can see there are many wonderful and family fun things to do in Savannah GA.  Book your overnight lodging with one of our many fine Savannah Inns.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Savannah Film Festival is a must see Savannah Event

The Savannah Film Festival is a must see Savannah Event presented by SCAD October 29- November 5, 2011.

The film festival which is hosted by the Savannah College of Art and Design features the best in independent and innovative film from around the world. SCAD brings in feature-length films to two-minute shorts that presents a full range of cinematic creativity from both award-winning professionals and emerging student filmmakers.

Festival attendees can listen to panel discussions and presentations by visiting artists who offer movie buffs the unique opportunity to experience the art of film while interacting one-on-one with their favorite filmmakers.

From the moss-draped trees and shaded parks to the shops and ships of River Street, Savannah attracts millions of visitors each year, including film crews who take advantage of the city's ambience, mild year-round climate and easy-going lifestyle.

Come and be a part of this annual tradition in beautiful Historic Savannah when you plan your autumn Savannah vacation.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Savannah Oktoberfest 2011 is a Savannah Getaway

Savannah Oktoberfest 2011 is a Savannah Getaway along the Savannah Riverfont begining September 30 - October 2 that your family will not want to miss.

Head down to the Riverfront for a Wiener Dog Race, Bratwurst tasting, Chicken Dancing, Fireworks and much more!  Enjoy a variety of German beverage stations serving up a one of a kind beers and wine.  Coke products and food vendors such as Repicci’s Italian Ice, Savannah Kettle Corn will also be available.

There will also be four plaza's full of arts & craft vendors, Rhinelanders Oompah Band and additional headline entertainment to be announced later.

Plan your Savannah Getaway this fall at one of Romantic Inns of Savannah’s distinguished bed and breakfast.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Savannah Inns welcome Savannah Jazz Festival 2011

The Savannah Inns welcome Savannah Jazz Festival 2011 that begins on September 18 and concludes on September 25.

Over the years the Savannah Jazz Festival has featured some of the best artists in the business from Lionel Hampton to Jimmy Smith.

All events at the 2011 Savannah Jazz Festival are FREE and open to the public.  Click here for the 2011 Line-Up.

When you come to the Savannah Jazz Festival, book you lodging with one of these romantic Savannah Inns.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Haunted Harbor Cruises are a favorite Savannah Attractions


Haunted Harbor Cruises are a favorite Savannah attractions each year on Friday nights beginning in April and ending in October.  Boarding begins at 9pm and the River Street Riverboat leaves port at 9:30pm returning at 11pm.

As the seasons begin to change and the time of Halloween nears, wouldn't it be a delight to take a Haunted Harbor Cruise and discover if old habits and practices of hags, haunts and 'Da Buzzard Man' have long gone from Georgia or does the veil of mysticism still cast in shadow influence over the sea islands.

Come and see for yourself as you voyage along the Savannah River on board the River Street Riverboat followed by a restful night in one of Savannah Historic Inns.

Monday, August 29, 2011

River Street Labor Day Celebration, Savannah Getaways

Come to the River Street Labor Day Celebration for your Savannah getaways before then end of the summer travel season.

The River Street Labor Day Celebration will be along Historic River Street on September 3 - 4, 2011.  Opens at 9am both Saturday and Sunday.

This annual event features artists from around the region with unique arts & crafts and is FREE.  Also enjoy entertainment & fun for the entire family.

Savannah getaways this Labor Day must include the River Street Labor Day Celebration!

Monday, August 22, 2011

Savannah Craft Brew Fest in Historic Savannah

Savannah Craft Brew Fest in Historic Savannah is coming up very soon on September 2-4, 2011.  This event is the area's much anticipated opportunity to experience a three day festival that is solely dedicated to the craft brew enthusiast.

Don’t miss the contests for professional and home brewers, which will include local and national judges to test the best brews of the event. And also take advantage of seminars and discussions with brewers from across the U.S. all while overlooking the Savannah River and Historic River Street.

Tickets are on sale and information about reserving your spot at the event can be found here.

Come to Historic Savannah along the Savannah River and Historic River Street for a weekend of fun and book your weekend guest room at our fine and elegant Savannah lodging establishments.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Savannah's TLC Members Best of 2011, Savannah Sites

Savannah's TLC Members Best of 2011 includes some Savannah Sites that need to be visited when you plan your Savannah Vacation.

We at Romantic Inns of Savannah want to take a moment to congratulate a few of the fine locally owned business who are a part of the Savannah Tourism Leadership Council (TLC).

Savannah Music Festival:  Best Cultural Event, Best Festival That's Not St. Patrick's Day.
Savannah Theatre: Best Local Theatre Production.
Jepson Center for the Arts: Best Museum, Best Art Gallery.
The Crab Shack: Best Tybee Island Restaurant, Best Outdoor Dining.
Leopolds: Best Ice Cream.
The Olde Pink House: Best Overall Restaurant, Best Fine Dining, Best Downtown Restaurant, Best Wait Staff, Most Romantic Restaurant.
Wet Willie's: Best River Street Bar.

Congratulations to them all and remember when you plan your Savannah Vacation to be sure and include our historic Bed and Breakfasts in your travel plans.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Job Fair, Things to Do in Savannah GA

Looking for things to do in Savannah GA, look no further as there is a Job Fair coming up on August 24 from 10am - 3pm.

Hosted by Congressman Barrow at the Savannah Civic Center's mezzanine area this job fair is free to both employers and attendees.  For those interested in participating, contact Kristen Fulford at 912-354-7282.

No matter if it is a job fair or the sites of Historic Savannah, visitors and residents can always find many things to do in Savannah GA.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Savannah’s 150th Civil War, Historic Savannah

Historic Savannah celebrates Savannah's 150th Civil War commemoration with Riverboat Cruises on the River Street Riverboat as it travels along the path of the Civil War soldiers toward Old Fort Jackson.

The Civil War Experience trips will be on Friday August 5, Friday September 2 and Friday October 7, 2011.  Boarding begins at 6:00pm with a sail time of 7:00 - 10:00pm each night.

As guests board they will be welcomed by uniformed Civil War Union and Confederate soldiers while a Dixieland Jazz band plays.  Once on board, guests will be able to absorb the beautiful and stunning views of historic Savannah, listen to period music and dine on a savory and authentic southern dinner buffet.

Upon arrival to Old Fort Jackson, guests will be greeted by the fort’s honor guard and escorted inside the fort.  As they cross the drawbridge, the guests will enter the year 1861; watching soldiers prepare the fort and practice their marching and artillery drills.

Guests will have the opportunity to interact with the soldiers of Old Fort Jackson while learning what daily fortification life was like.  Live period music will fill the air of the fort while leading up to the climax of the evening, a live firing of one of the largest and oldest original artillery pieces in the country!

On the return voyage back to Savannah aboard the River Street Riverboat, guests will enjoy sweet Savannah treats and night lights of Savannah itself.

Cost: $69.95 Adults;  $27.95 Children 4-12; Children 3 and under Free but require reservations.  For making a reservation, please call 912-629-2637 or email dbouchea@savannahriverboat.com

Make plans now for a Historic Savannah getaway to experience Savannah's 150th Civil War commemoration aboard the River Street Riverboat.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Savannah Events, Its Savannah Restaurant Week

Savannah Events, Its Savannah Restaurant Week starting Friday July 29 - Sunday August 7, 2011.  This great 10-Day celebration of Savannah’s restaurant scene pays tribute to the wonderful culinary heritage that makes our city unique.

Each participating upscale restaurant will offer a spectacular 3-course dinner menu for only $30 per person (not including tax and gratuity).  Reservations are strongly encouraged.  Peruse the participating restaurants to learn more about their offerings and how to book your table.

It’s a unique event that would have likely been praised by Englishman James Oglethorpe, who is credited with identifying the site of present day Savannah and laying out its now famous and inviting squares.

Mark your calendars now for this great event, and don’t forget to make your lodging reservations in advance at a premier Savannah bed and breakfast.

Friday, July 22, 2011

TAPS presents The Wizard of Oz, Tybee Island Events

The Tybee Arts Performing Society (TAPS) goes the full tornado with 'The Wizard of Oz' for the next Tybee Island Event.  The show opens today July 22 at 7:30PM with additional evening performances on July 23, 29 & 30.  Sunday matinees at 3:00PM will be on July 24 & 31.

Admission is $20 adults (non-association members), $12 children age 12 and under and $18 for Tybee Arts Association member.

Tybee Arts Performing Society produces several plays a year. Performances are occasionally staged at the Tybee Gymnasium. TAPS directors and actors also offer workshops to the public, and a summer children's camp.

Additional info about Tybee Performing Arts Society may be found at: www.tybeearts.org

This and many other fun and exciting events can be found on Romantic Inns’ Savannah Events Calendar.  Make your reservations today in beautiful Savannah and enjoy all that it has to offer.

Monday, July 18, 2011

The Tybee Island Wedding Chapel, a Premier Wedding Venue

The Tybee Island Wedding Chapel, a Premier Wedding Venue for your destination beach wedding awaits to host your special event in their elegant and romantic setting.

Tybee Island Wedding Chapel and Oceanfront Cottage Rentals officially opened the Tybee Island Wedding Chapel June 24, 2011.  The chapel, once a cinematic landmark, repurposed as an elegant destination wedding and special event venue located on a wooded lot just seconds from the beautiful sandy beach.

The wedding chapel was recently renovated to accommodate wedding events and features a bridal parlor, groom's dressing room, classic pews or chiavari chairs, state-of-the-art sound and lighting system, a baby grand piano, full caterer's kitchen and enough tables for 150 festive guests that will be enjoying a delicious coastal cuisine and charming oceanfront accommodations in one of the rental cottages or nearby hotels.

"We're delighted to bring a romantic new wedding venue to Tybee Island," said Stacye Jarrell, owner and founder of Tybee Island Wedding Chapel and Oceanfront Cottage Rentals. "The chapel is a beautiful venue visitors and event professionals can choose when they decide to make Tybee Island their event destination."

Since its soft opening in April 2011, the Tybee Island Wedding Chapel has booked over 50 weddings and it is already receiving many high marks, including upcoming features in The Knot and Wedding Magazine.

"It was a moment of pure chance when I decided to acquire the chapel for an event venue," said Jarrell. "The idea was to help further opportunity on the island and remind our regional beach-lovers that Tybee Island is the perfect setting for their destination wedding."

For more information about the Tybee Island Wedding Chapel or to arrange a site visit or tour, please visit Tybee Wedding Chapel or call 912-786-0054 or 800-786-5889.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Oyster Roasts, Arts & Crafts and Folk Music

Oyster Roasts, Arts and Crafts and Folk Music are all part of a very special tradition in Savannah that take place on the First Friday and First Saturday of each month.  These are all family friendly events and there is something for everyone.

'First Friday Oyster Roast & Fireworks' are at the Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa every First Friday.  People enjoy live entertainment, dancing, plus what the night is famous for- buckets and buckets of oysters.  There are also other tasty grill items to enjoy for those not interested in the shellfish morsels and a full bar.  The evening is capped off with a fireworks show that is always a crowd pleaser.  It all begins at 7pm and concludes at 10pm.

'First Friday for Folk Music' is Savannah's monthly showcase for local and nationally acclaimed folk music talent.  It all starts at 7:30pm on the First Friday of each month at the First Presbyterian Church located at 520 Washington Avenue.  All shows are non-smoking, non-alcohol and family friendly with baked cookies and beverages available at nominal cost.  Suggested donation for the concert is $2.

'First Saturday on the River' is a plaza full of great artisans unique one-of-a-kind works ranging from simple crafts to exquisite fine art.  Plus you can sample Repicci’s Italian ices, Savannah Popcorn’s kettle corn, cold beverages and much more as you amble along Rousakis Riverfront Plaza on Historic River Street.

Come and stay in Historic Savannah for a family fun vacation with memories that will last a life time. Contact us today!

Monday, July 4, 2011

Historic Tybee Island Light Station and Museum of Tybee Is.

Historic Tybee Island Light Station and Museum of Tybee Is. is one of many awe-inspiring sites to see on a tour of Tybee Island.  First ordered by Gen. James Oglethorpe in 1732 this lightouse is one of America's most intact left with all of its historic support buildings on its own five acre site.

Rebuilt several times the current light station display's its distinct 1916 day mark with 178 stairs to the magnificent 9 foot tall First Order Fresnel lens, this beacon of light continues to guide mariners safely into the Savannah River as it has done for over 270 years.

Under the management of Station Keeper Cullen Chambers and his staff, they keep the Tybee Island Light Station as one of North America's most beautiful Maritime museums in use.

Whether it is for business or pleasure, give one of our Savannah Inns a call or book online one of our many beautiful guest room in historic Savannah Georgia.  Happy 4th of July!

Monday, June 27, 2011

Celebrate the 4th of July 2011 in historic Savannah Georgia

Celebrate the 4th of July this year in historic and beautiful Savannah Georgia.  There are many wonderful and family fun activities starting on July 1, some of which go all weekend long.

Here is a list of events around the Savannah area which we hope you will come and be a part of.

Great American Weekend - Amble along Rousakis Riverfront Plaza enjoying the sights and sounds while browsing exhibitor booths of art and chatting with the artists themselves.  Food concessions available.

July 4th Weekend at Old Fort Jackson - Visit Old Fort Jackson and step into the shoes of the soldiers that were stationed here during the Revolutionary War, War of 1812, and the Civil War.

Celebrate July 4th at Tricentennial Park - Listen to a reading of the Declaration of Independence and learn about the 1779 Battle of Savannah. Steam train rides and activities continue at the Georgia State Railroad Museum.

6th Annual Patriotic Big Band Salute - Savannah Swings! - Jeremy Davis and the Fabulous Equinox Orchestra and our amazing cast of singers, featuring Clay Johnson, will be in full swing at the Savannah Theater on July 4 for one fantastic show. We will be honoring our American military heroes with a patriotic big band salute. A portion of the proceeds will go to benefit the next phase of Savannah WWII "A World Apart" monument on River Street.

July 4th Celebration - Celebrate good times with a patriotic decorating contest (pets, yourself, your bikes, etc.), hayrides, crafts, a greased pole climb and other challenges.

Fireworks Spectacular - Fireworks from River Street.

July 4th Fireworks Cruise - Celebrate our nation's independence on the Savannah River Queen and the Georgia Queen! On this 1 1/2 hour cruise, enjoy the music of our riverboat DJ who will be spinning all of your favorite tunes! The highlight of the evening will be the spectacular waterfront fireworks display.

Mark your calendars now to be in Savannah Georgia for this event and don’t forget to make your lodging reservations in advance at a premier Savannah bed and breakfast.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Visit Georgia Historical Society during 2011 summer vacation

Visit the Georgia Historical Society during your 2011 summer vacation for great vacation ideas throughout the Peach State.  The Georgia Historical Society has many wonderful ideas from Civil War commemoration events and festivals to road trips along its 2,000+ Historical Marker routes.

The Society has been publishing Georgia history almost since its founding and remains committed to this vital part of its mission.  They are the premier independent statewide institution responsible for collecting, examining, and teaching Georgia history.

Chartered by the Georgia General Assembly in 1839, the Georgia Historical Society is the state’s oldest cultural organization and first and only statewide historical society with offices in Savannah & Atlanta ready to serve you.

Do your vacation plans include a trip to Savannah?  Make it a more special visit by staying at one of Romantic Inns of Savannah’s unique bed and breakfasts.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Tybee Island Marine Science Center 2011 Sea Camp

The Tybee Island Marine Science Center 2011 Sea Camp is here and there is still time to get your kids signed up!  The Tybee Island Marine Science Center offers great educational & fun programs for visitiors, student groups and Boy & Girl Scouts troops where the classroom is not only inside the Center, but can be on the beach, in the marsh or at the Coastal Georgia Gallery.

The Sea Camp has 3 unique 4 day long (Monday - Thursday) camps this summer for different age groups:
The Mini-Beach Explorers is for ages 4-5.
The Coastal Adventure is for those age 6-8.
The Marine Quest is for kids ages 9-11.
Click here for a Sea Camp brochure in PDF format to read more about each camp, costs and session dates.

Come and stay in Historic Savannah for a family fun vacation with memories that will last a life time. Contact us today!

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Roundhouse Railroad Museum 2011 Summer Camps

Roundhouse Railroad Museum 2011 Summer Camps in Savannah are coming up soon!  The summer camps offer fun opportunities for young children and their families to enjoy learning together.

The camps are themed and age appropriate and have included trains and life in Savannah during the colonial times and the 1800's.  The Roundhouse Railroad Museum, Old Fort Jackson, Battlefield Park and the Savannah History Museum provide the perfect environment to learn more about Savannah.

'Get On Board' is a camp for children ages 3-5 years.  'The Great Train Exploration' is for kids rising 1st - 3rd grades and 'Deerskins, Rice and Cotton: Life in Early Savannah' is for grades rising 1st - 5th.

Click here for more information including the 2011 Summer Camp Guide and Registration Form.

Mark your calendars now to be in Savannah Georgia for this event and don’t forget to make your lodging reservations in advance at a premier Savannah bed and breakfast.

Monday, May 30, 2011

Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum events for June 2011

The Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum events for June 2011 are a summer camp for young kids and a family fun sleep over at the museum.

On June 10th come to the Museum's 'Bunking In!' event.  Learn what it would have been like to be a member of the Eighth Air Force during World War II; dinner and a mission briefing will kick off the night.  Then experience the Museum at night with a unique tour by Rosie the Riveter, learn the techniques of a bombing mission, explore the combat gallery by flashlight and relax while watching a movie before bedtime.  Reservations are required and spaces are limited in each sleepover night.

Flying Legends Summer Camp is a half day or full day summer camp for kids 2nd grade to 5th grade.  The June half day camp runs from June 20th - 24th, 9am-12pm.  The full day camp runs June 13th - 17th, 9am-4pm.  Cost for the half day is $60 and a snack is included.  Full day is $150 with lunch and a model building included.  Register today at education@mightyeighth.org or contact Heather Thies at 912-748-8888 ext. 106.

Happy Memorial Day and Thank You to all of this nations great service men and women here and abroad.

Come and stay in Historic Savannah for a family fun vacation with memories that will last a life time. Contact us today!

Monday, May 23, 2011

Armed Forces Days on the River, Memorial Day Weekend 2011

Armed Forces Days on the River is Memorial Day Weekend, May 27-29, 2011 on the historic River Street of Savannah, GA.

Make your holiday weekend travel plans for the Savannah Riverfront for arts & crafts, Patriotic entertainment and fun for the entire family.

This event is not a Savannah Waterfront Association festival, but is supported by the SWA by collaboration.  Proceeds from this event go to the Georgia National Guard Family Support Foundation.

Mark your calendars now to be in Savannah Georgia for this event and don’t forget to make your lodging reservations in advance at a premier Savannah bed and breakfast.

Monday, May 16, 2011

2011 Tybee Island Beach Bum Parade, Tybee Island Georgia

The 2011 Tybee Island Beach Bum Parade of Tybee Island Georgia returns on May 20, 2011 for another one of-a-kind family fun event.

Unlike most parades, The Beach Bum Parade might surprise the unsuspecting visitor. Yes, there are floats pulled behind cars and trucks and yes the occupants of the floats will be throwing things to the crowds along the street. But unlike most parades these floats, often trailers or boats, are filled with water-throwing paraphernalia.

Spectators gallantly line up along the parade route on Butler Avenue, armed with buckets, squirt guns and hoses. What results is an all-out water war for fun loving beach bums of all ages.

For more information, click here or call (912) 786-5444, toll free at (800) 868-2322.

Do your vacation plans include a trip to Savannah?  Make it a more special visit by staying at one of Romantic Inns of Savannah’s unique bed and breakfasts.

Monday, May 9, 2011

2011 Annual Taste of Downtown Business Connection

The 2011 Annual Taste of Downtown Business Connection sponsored by Bank of America returns for this its 10th year on May 19th 2011 from 5:30 - 7:30PM.

Join in the excitement by attending this annual event and enjoy networking with other Savannah Chamber members in the beautiful setting of Johnson Square while sampling the savory specialties of local restaurants and caterers.

There is FREE parking in the Byran Street Garage, be sure to write the word "TASTE" on the back of your parking stub.

For more information about the Annual Taste of Downtown Business Connection, contact Susan Smith at 644-6434 or SSmith@SavannahChamber.com.  No RSVP is necessary to attend.

Whether it is for business or pleasure, give one of our Savannah Inns a call or book online one of our many beautiful guest room in historic Savannah Georgia.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

35th Annual Savannah Scottish Games


The 35th Annual Savannah Scottish Games are here. Saturday May 7th beginning at 9am on the Bethesda Grounds overlooking the Moon River, 9520 Ferguson Avenue. Welcoming ceremonies begin at 12 noon with Closing ceremonies at 4:30 pm. The Savannah games are the 4th oldest Scottish Games in the Southeastern United States. The Games allow the visitor to enjoy the sounds, tastes, and visual images that Highlanders experienced as early as 100 AD. Come join a grand celebration of Scottish culture with competition, entertainment, shopping, activities, and refreshments for the entire family!

According to folklore, highland competitions extend back well before medieval times to keep Scottish Regiments physically fit so they could maintain their endurance during battle or to celebrate a victory. The Savannah Scottish Games boasts three competitions – 2011 USIR Highland Dancing Regional Championships, SSAAA sanctioned Amateur Heavy Athletics and EUSPBA sanctioned Bagpipe bands/individual pipers:

· Highland Dancers like to fling! The Fling is one of four dances that five age groups from throughout the southeast will perform as part of the 2011 USIR Highland Dancing Southern Regional Championships. This event is one of six regional competitions held in the United States. Come and see potential 2011 USIR Highland Dancing Champions!

· Heavy Athletics are the original extreme sport – a power sport for power athletes! Men and women compete in seven events that hone the skills that a warrior needs. Come see the Caber Toss, Hammer Throw (and explosive event), Stone of Strength (Clackneart), Tossing the Sheaf and other events.

· Bagpipe bands and individual pipers come from all over the southeast to compete in the Savannah Games’ EUSPBA sanctioned competition. The piping competition hosted over 140 pipers at the 2010 games. The “mass bands” of the opening ceremonies parade all bands center field as a powerful representation of Scottish culture with music to officially begin the games.
North America’s beloved Scottish folksinger, Alex Beaton will grace the entertainment stage performing three sets throughout the day. This quintessential entertainer delights audiences with his rich baritone voice, virtuoso guitar playing, and engaging stage presence. The entertainment stage will present traditional Celtic music throughout the day with the talents of the Savannah Ceilidh Band and Cynergy featuring Moira Nelligan. Moira is a distinguished touring artist of the Georgia Council of the Arts, and has been awarded their Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Grant as a master fiddler.
Love Celtic art? The Scottish Market offers everything from bagpipes to cashmere sweaters, kilts to Scottish souvenirs, music, replica weaponry, jewelry and pottery. Taste traditional Scottish fare such as haggis or Scotch pies. Discover your roots in the Scottish Highlands by visiting the genealogy tent on Clan Row or visit the backbone of all Scottish Games, one of over 20 clan tents to learn more about their clan and Scottish heritage.

The Savannah Scottish Games is a great way to study early Georgia History in a family-friendly setting. Clann Nan Con was formed in 1998 to give as accurate a portrayal as possible of the early Scottish settlers of Georgia. See their period clothing made of real Scottish tartan material and traditional weapons and accoutrements. Interact with Governor General of the Colony, James Oglethorpe, (Scott Hodges of Hodges, South Carolina), as he walks through the crowd offering historical account from past times and events which helped to shape our modern world. Watch Master trainer Bill Coburn’s Border Collies demonstrate their amazing sheep and geese-herding skills. Wee visitors to the Children’s Activities can try their hand at several pint-sized athletic activities including the tug-of-war, sheaf toss, caber toss, haggis hurl, stone throw, welly toss and sack race.

The games are also honored to host a documentary crew from The Savannah College of Art and Design. They will be filming at this year’s games as well as at other games-weekend events to capture the essence of Savannah’s celebration of Scottish culture.
Celebrations go on before and after the Games:

· Friday evening 5 PM, May 6th at Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub & Grill. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door.

· Friday, May 6th at 7 pm, Sponsors and Patrons gather for a formal event at The Savannah Golf Club.

· On Sunday, May 8th, a Kirkin’ O’ The Tartans will be held at 11am at Independent Presbyterian Church on Bull Street. Highlander patriotism, faithfulness, and strong independence are remembered by the displaying of tartans and public parade of the clans to the sound of the bagpipe in beautiful historic downtown Savannah.
For a full schedule of events and more information on the 35th Annual Savannah Scottish Games,
please visit and browse:
www.savannahscottishgames.com

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Tea in the Garden at the Davenport House 2011

Tea in the Garden at the Davenport House returns on Thursdays and Fridays in May 2011 with the first event tomorrow, May 5th at 4:30PM.

Additional dates and times are: May 6th, 12th, 13th, 19th & 20th all at 4:30PM; on May 26th & 27th the event will be held at 5:30PM.

Come and learn about tea traditions and experience an early 19th century tea in Davenport House’s beautiful courtyard garden. Patrons will visit areas of the home where tea service took place and will participate in an afternoon tea given with costumed interpreters in the garden.

Admission is $18 and reservations are recommend.

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Sunday, May 1, 2011

2011 Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf Tournament in Savannah

 On April 18 through April 24, 2011 the Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf Tournament was held at the Club at Savannah Harbor in Savannah, GA; a beautiful city boasting of Southern charm and old-fashioned hospitality.

Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf is the tournament that sparked the creation of the Champions Tour, formerly known as the SENIOR PGA Tour, and it continues to showcase the greatest golfers of yesterday and today.

The 54 hole, two man team tournament was won this year by the team of Mark McNulty and David Eger. The team won $460,000 for their efforts. The 33 year old tournament has been held here in Savannah for the last 9 years.

Make plans to attend next year’s tournament or plan a golf vacation to include a round of golf at this fabulous course.  Make it a more special visit by staying at one of Romantic Inns of Savannah’s unique bed and breakfasts.

Friday, April 29, 2011

Garden Club of Savannah presents the NOGS Garden Tour 2011

The Garden Club of Savannah presents the NOGS Garden Tour on April 29 & 30, 2011 from 10am – 4pm each day.  The tour formally known as the North of Gaston Street Tour has changed to North of Gwinnett Street Tour to incorporate the southernmost streets of the National Historic District and their Hidden Gardens.

One of Romantic Inns of Savannahs very own, the Azalea Inn, was chosen as a stop on this prestigious tour this year.  The walking tour includes eight walled gardens and the Owens-Thomas House English inspired par-terre garden.  The gardens are selected each year for the excellence of design, historical interest and beauty.  Hostesses at each garden will greet visitors and point out special plants, garden features and interesting historical facts.

From 2 – 4 pm daily ticket holders are invited to tour the historical Harper Fowlkes House and enjoy a southern tea in its beautiful garden. There will be entertainment provided during the tea and they are hinting at a surprise guest appearance.

It’s not too late to make plans and get tickets to this lovely event. Tickets are $45/ per person, $40/ per person with 10+ people (Promo Code: c7B72u4).

If you can’t make it this year mark your calendar for next year’s tour which will be held April 20 – 21, 2012. And don’t forget to make your lodging reservations in advance at a premier Savannah bed and breakfast.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Savannah College of Art & Design Annual Sidewalk Art Festival

The Savannah College of Art and Design's annual Sidewalk Arts Festival in Savannah GA draws thousands of visitors each year to view temporary chalk masterpieces created by SCAD students, alumni and prospective students on the sidewalks of historic Forsyth Park.

The event has been the cornerstone of SCAD's spring activities and marks it's 30th Anniversary in 2011 and features a chalk art competition, children's drawing areas for young artists, food, drinks and music.

The participants will be judged for first, second and third place monetary prizes. The artists represent many areas of study from animation to architecture in the three categories of student, alumni and prospective student.

The Sidewalk Arts festivities will be kicked off by Films in Forsyth, SCAD's outdoor film series for the SCAD and Savannah communities. "Goonies" will be screened on Thursday April 28, 2011 and "Toy Story 3" will be shown on Friday, April 29, 20011. Both movies begin at dusk, around 8pm.

Admission to the SCAD’s Arts Festival is FREE and open to the public.

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