Thursday, July 17, 2014

Take Romantic Savannah in Romantic Stride: Romantic Art, Literary and Cafe Places, Plus Tybee Beach Near Savannah!

SAVANNAH Georgia (July 16, 2014) -- Isn't it time to add a refreshing splash to your summer vacation? We have ideas for a few romantic Savannah days -- lunch in the museum, romantic literary and cafe spots, plus water sports, picnicking on a Tybee Island beach with kayaking or paddle boarding -- lessons, too if you want!

Let Savannah Romance You!

The historic Savannah + Tybee beach getaway makes for an affordable town-to-beach vacation, even for a quick or last minute getaway.
Of course, we would love for you to stay at one of our dozen Romantic Inns of Savannah. Check out the summer special dealsOne click and your inquiry is immediately emailed to all our Savannah romantic B&B inns at once.

Where are the romantic spots in Savannah? 
We'll share a few ideas that we think you'll love, and have posted even more romantic ideas in our Pinterest board. 
Forrest Gump (Tom Hanks, 1994) romanticized with his box of chocolates from a Chippewa Square park bench. Twenty years after it was released, the popular movie , filmed in many downtown Savannah and rural movie locations, still attracts fans to this romantic city. The historic Savannah Theatre is on the square, with 3:00 p.m. matinee and 8:00 p.m. musical shows almost daily.
Forrest Gump: "I'm not a smart man... but I know what love is." The movie starred Hanks, Sally Field (Mrs. Gump), Robin Wright (Jenny), Dan Sinise (Lt. Dan), and Mykelti Williamson (Bubba).
SCAD Museum of Art presents 'Jack Leigh: Full Circle, Low Country Photographs, 1972-2004'
The Jack Leigh photographic exhibit at SCAD MOA evokes new interest in "Jim Berendt's best selling story of murderous jealousy and eccentric aristocrats, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil..." [Source of quote: "Romantic Georgia" by Patrick Allen.]  The novel's cover photograph by Jack Leigh, The Bird Girl statue, is housed in the Telfair Academy on Telfair Square.

Romantic Spirits: Nineteenth-Century Paintings from the Johnson Collection
TELFAIR ACADEMY July 25, 2014 - February 15, 2015
Free admission: August 1-3, 2014, funded by City of Savannah

Venturers will love to cozy up
at the Byrd Cookie Company's chic
'B. Tillman' restaurant ... too often
overlooked as an affordable place
with glamorous-meets-nostalgic style.
Perfect southside Savannah
lunch or dinner spot when
visiting Wormsloe Plantation, Georgia's
oldest plantation, best known for its
romantic avenue of Live Oaks.
Romantic Georgia by Patrick Allen recommends to "stroll the literary landmarks." Think "Days of Wine and Roses" lyricist Johnny Mercer, Pulitzer Prize poet Conrad Aikens, and Flannery O'Conner. Then, "after all the city pleasures and formal elegance of Old Savannah, it's time to head for the barefoot beaches of the barrier islands". An Atlantic Ocean breeze and unhurried, do-as-you-please atmosphere of the idiosyncratic Tybee Island's small beach town are a mere 20 minute drive from downtown Savannah. Romantics adore the quirkiness and the worth-the-drive cuisine mixed with fresh salty air, laid back casualness, and day boat seafood -- fish, crabs, and shrimp.

Two don't-miss, romantic outings are to see the Super Moons of August 10, and September 9, 2014 from Tybee Island's flat, dark beach. The full moon on August 10, 2014, will present the closest super moon of the year (356,896 kilometers or 221,765 miles). Bring your camera and a blanket! Note: red lights only on Tybee Beach. It's turtle nesting season on Tybee, where passionate volunteers and the City of Tybee protect the vanishing sea turtles. 

About Romantic Inns of Savannah

A collective marketing association of family-owned historic home inns (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-room European-style town homes and mansions — that dot prestigious, quiet residential neighborhoods downtown. Elite among America's original 13 colonies, Savannah is prized for its southern traditions, award-winning architecture that survived the American Civil War (1861-1865), urban and coastal landscapes, the arts, heritage festivals, and international commerce. For more information --, Twitter @RomanticInns, Facebook and Pinterest. Press Contact: Sandy Traub, straub(at)spatior(dot)com

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