Friday, May 16, 2014

2014 Memorial Day Weekend in Savannah: Travel Tips from Romantic Inns in Savannah GA

SAVANNAH Georgia (May 16, 2014) -- For Memorial Day Weekend in Savannah, get away to gentle climates and quiet, patriotic days and nights.

Patriotic Savannah GA historic district
flags are flying on Oglethorpe Avenue
Victorian townhomes.
Photo © Sandy Traub
The city itself is a spectacular destination worth the trip and worth the anticipation to explore. Especially in Savannah’s beautiful springtime one does not need events. Yet, we have put together a few things to do in Savannah, Tybee Island, and Hilton Head Island that you may have not considered (below).

Recommendations from our innkeepers:  embrace Savannah’s unique places and southern style.

Famous places include garden-park cemeteries -- Colonial Cemetery downtown, Bonaventure Cemetery on the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, and Laurel Grove Cemetery where over 600 Confederates from the Battle of Gettysburg are buried.
  • On tours of mansion museums in our fair city, you’ll come to appreciate architecture and lifestyles that survived the Civil War.
  • On a walk down the Bull Street corridor, visitors will take photographs in Savannah’s famous squares that highlight monuments dedicated to fallen heroes. A monument to Major General Nathaniel Greene is in Johnson Square. A monument to Polish General Casimir Pulaski is in Monterey Square.
  • On a walk along the Savannah River riverfront and bluff tourists will see the World War II Memorial, and Vietnam War Memorial (on the upper Bay Street bluff)
  • Colonial and 19th Century forts – Fort Jackson and Fort Pulaski -- are spots you don’t want to miss.

Here the Savannah Slow Ride (pedal and
drink tour) cycles by Presidents' Quarters
Inn. Photo © Sandy Traub,
In downtown Savannah we have seen
photos of brides and bachelorette parties
on these! Their published cycling
tours include these:
Boos Cruise, (Slow Ride's Haunted Tour)
Savannah's Historical Stories of the South
Pub Crawl
Holy Savannah Church Crawl
Pedal to Painters: The Artsy Excursion
Architecture of Savannah: Oglethorpe's Plan

For a long holiday weekend in Savannah, Romantic Inns of Savannah innkeepers will help you to celebrate Memorial Day – the day in late May that typically marks the start of the summer vacation season.
  • May 24: Jukebox! at Savannah Theatre
  • May 24: The Savannah Mile, Forsyth Park, Savannah GA, family run/walk event -- fallen heroes, boys and girls, strollers, dogs, men and women; benefits to Savannah 200 Club of the Coastal Empire
  • May 24: The Great Savannah Endurance Challenge 6, 12 & 24 Hour Individual Events + a 24 Hour Relay, Hutchinson Island Race Track, Savannah GA
  • May 24-25: Tybee Arts Association Show and Sale, Tybee Island
  • May 24 - 26: A Century of Sentries: 100 Years of Fort Jackson Guarding Savannah, Old Fort Jackson. Special children's activities.
  • May 24 - 26: Bug Fest, Savannah Children's Museum | 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. (Saturday & Monday); 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. (Sunday)
  • May 24 - 25: Hilton Head Arts Festival, Shelter Cover Harbor, Hilton Head Island, SC
  • May 25: ** Memorial Day ** 
  • May 25:  Savannah Live! at Savannah Theatre
  • May 25: Holiday Weekend Gaslight Tour, Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace (6:45 - 7:45 p.m.)
  • May 25 - 26: War of Jenkins Ear at Wormsloe Plantation, Georgia's Oldest Plantation (Experience 3 centuries in 2 hours at Colonial Wormsloe ... reenactments, musket firing, tours) | 1 - 3 p.m.

The homes of Romantic Inns of Savannah are like Savannah herself -- always dressed and ready for company. Just ask. We’ll even rustle up a picnic ‘dinner on the ground’ for you!

Enthusiastically, we look forward to welcoming you to our Romantic Inns in Savannah during your next road trip to the Georgia Coast! 

Copyright 2014 Romantic Inns of Savannah / Sandy Traub

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