Thursday, June 12, 2014

Romantic Inns in Savannah Share One Wonderful Day: What To Do in Savannah GA

SAVANNAH Georgia (June 11, 2014) -- Here we share a few ideas for what to do in Savannah -- ideas of things to do in Savannah from a few Romantic Inns members, the small, historic and family-owned bed and breakfasts in Savannah, Georgia's historic district.
Walk Forsyth Park and see the famous French fountain |
Savannah's central park in the Landmark Historic District
Photo © Sandy Traub

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Day One Savannah Itinerary Ideas from Zeigler House Inn

8:00 am Rise and shine and enjoy freshly baked goodies in room or on our southern porch.
9:00 am Stroll to the Visitor’s Center for a look around the museum and proceed to the north parking lot to board your trolley tour.
11:00 am Depart the trolley and go in search for the perfect lunch spot. Maybe back to Jones Street for lunch at Wilkes House restaurant or if you don’t want to wait in line, how about the Crystal Beer Parlor.
1:00 pm Head to the Telfair Museum for your three property ticket to tour the Telfair Museum, Jepson Center for the Arts, and the Owen Thomas House.

3:00 pm You’ve done some walking, now its time for a little break. Off to Leopold’s Ice Cream shop for a dip (or two) or their homemade ice cream! Yum, that’s a great reward for all that walking.
4:00 pm Let’s head back to the inn but on the way, let’s stop by the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist on Lafayette Square for a look around.
5:00 pm Back at the inn. Let’s grab a complimentary cold or hot beverage and chill out on the side porch. Maybe bring a book and relax for a while.
7:00 pm Time to head out to dinner, let us get you reservations at one of our favorite spots. (Alligator Soul, Noblefare, A.Lure, Sapphire Grill, Local 11 Ten, Old Pink House, Vic’s on the River, just to name a few)
9:00 pm After dinner drinks at Jazz’d Tapa Bar for some music and a little dancing.
10:00 pm If you want a little late night sweet take a stroll over to Lulu’s Chocolate Bar. If you’re up for more dancing and libations a trip to Factor’s Walk and a visit to Savannah’s very own speak easy Mata Hari.
"As one walks from square to square, passing each building, discovering a different nuance of detailing, from the eaves to the railings and stairs, the visual-architectural experience can be as overwhelming to the eye as a symphony is to the ear."
--Eric Meyerhoff, Savannah architect. Note: The Savannah architectural firm of Robert Gunn and Eric Meyerhoff designed the now-famous Savannah riverfront walk known as Rousakis Plaza. It runs along the Savannah River harbor.
Ideas from Amethyst Inn at Sarah's Garden
"We always tell our guests to walk over to the Forsyth Farmers Market in Forsyth Park on Saturday mornings - starting @ 9:00 a.m. 'til 1:00 p.m. Then to take in Forsyth Park, such a beauty in itself. Early morning guests can go for a run at Forsyth Park -- 1 mile around. Then go down Bull Street to the Design District that takes in Whitaker Street (near Jones Street) for morning strolling and shopping. If it's Monday through Friday, stop into Mrs. Wilkes for a true southern lunch. Or, keep on going to Broughton Street for more local shopping -- the vinegar store [Low Country Gourmet], Savannah Bee [honey] store, The Salt Table, and then onto Savannah City Market."

Telfair Museum of Art on Telfair Square
Ideas from Forsyth Park Inn
8 a.m.: The Baby Stroller Brigade, Zumba Class, and other workout enthusiast in Forsyth Park (Saturday’s Forsyth Park Farmer's Market)
9 a.m.:  Cling Cling goes the trolley to tour downtown Savannah
10 a.m.:  Line starts to form at Mrs. Wilkes for famous southern cooking
11 a.m.:  Tee time at Savannah Harbor Golf Course
Noon:  Lunch at the chic, farm to table Soho South CafĂ©
1 p.m.:  SCAD Museum
2 p.m.:  Telfair Museum
3 p.m.:  High Tea at the Gryphon on Madison Square
6 p.m.:  Live Music in Savannah City Market
7 p.m.:  Live music in Planters Tavern, Olde Pink House on Reynold's Square
9 p.m.:  Ghost Tours
10 p.m.:  Nightcap and dessert at Lulu's Chocolate Bar

Savannah Things to Do from Green Palm Inn
“I love the little spots, so I’m eager to find the great little places to shop, explore, and eat in Savannah. Like other historic B&B owners in Romantic Inns of Savannah, my experience helps guests to bypass the iffy-ness, while still finding unique things to do, purchases, and deals,” the Savannah B&B owner Diane Crews adds. The innkeeper’s fresh Savannah ideas point to the little local spots where beauty and fun are sure to be found. “My recommendations are not intended as a checklist,” Diane assures, “but rather pointing out the consistent places that I enjoy and my guests repeatedly praise. Green Palm Inn’s recommendations are adjusted to compliment each guest’s interests.” Located near the waterfront, below Diane shares her ideas for ARRIVAL DAY -- an easy orientation to downtown Savannah's friendly and welcoming day in the historic district any time of year.
  • Leopold’s Ice Cream Shop (212 E Broughton St., 912/234-4442). 
  • Papillote French Cuisine to Go (218 West Broughton St., 912/232-1881). 
  • The Paris Market & Brocante (36 West Broughton St., 912/232-1500). 
  • Red Clover (53 Montgomery St., 912/236-4053). Guests love this value-packed boutique.
  • Ellis Square, Savannah’s newly restored square. Johnny Mercer’s life-size statue, entertainment, and comfort-break facilities are here. 
  • Jen’s & Friends Martini Bar (7 E. Congress St. 238-5367).
About Romantic Inns of Savannah
A collective marketing association of family-owned historic home inns in the Savannah historic district (circa 1855-1898), Romantic Inns of Savannah LLC interprets and romanticizes southern hospitality a dozen different ways in Savannah, Georgia USA -- renown as North America's most beautiful city. Let Savannah Romance You!™ is the invitation from the non-profit organization. Situated along the southeast Atlantic Ocean coast, Savannah's National Landmark Historic District (2.5 miles) is home to the city's smallest to grand Golden Era restored home inns—private carriage houses to 16-guestroom European-style town homes—that dot prestigious, quiet residential neighborhoods in historic Savannah, Georgia. Elite among America's original 13 colonies, friendly Savannah is prized for its southern traditions and award-winning architecture that survived the American Civil War (1861-1865), urban and coastal landscapes, the arts, and international commerce. For more information --, Twitter @RomanticInns & Facebook. Press Contact: Sandy Traub, straub(at)spatior(dot)com

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