Saturday, May 2, 2015

Savannah, Georgia Romantic Inns' Extended Hospitality: "Don't Miss" Places and Things To Do in Savannah

SAVANNAH Georgia -- Romantic Inns' bed and breakfast innkeepers are among the famously friendly Savannah folks who invite travelers to the visual splendor, entertaining arts, and taste-temptation parties in Savannah's historic district.

In the 2014 Conde Nast Traveler survey, Savannah, GA is #2 among the friendliest USA cities.

Our best recommendations, of course, come directly from discerning Savannah locals who daily explore and experience Savannah entertainment, dining, and attractions. Romantic Inns's owners are among the tourism stars -- the Savannah GA locals, who invest in the ongoing world-famous preservation of the National Landmark Historic District in Savannah and who carry on the tradition of southern hospitality in lovingly restored historic inns.
To assist with Savannah trip ideas and destination plans, we continually update a smorgasbord of events and things to do in Savannah GA on the Romantic Inns' EVENT calendar.
What to See and Do in Savannah:  Places and Things You May Otherwise Miss!

The Savannah Morning News recently published 26 focal points in its "Savannah A to Z" (April 2015), which we recommend for a traveler's delightful introduction to notable Savannah places and iconic topics. The Tourism Leadership Council released a beautifully picturesque edition of "Savannah: A Southern Journey" (2015). Writing in Country Living magazine Sienna Fantozzi shares 25 Reasons Why Savannah, GA is the Most Utterly Enchanting Place in the South (May 2015).

Within this travel blog we add five tips -- "Savannah Things to Do and See, those things that you may otherwise miss, beginning with A through E" for now.

A: Arts. City fathers held a high priority for role of The Arts in Savannah. Renown artists and musicians, art museums, Savannah College of Art and Design, the Savannah Philharmonic, Savannah Music Festival, Savannah Theatre's year around performances, among others, champion the vision of turn-of-the-century leaders. One of two 10-foot statues atop Savannah City Hall represents ARTS. The second represents COMMERCE.  "On September 13, 1905, Architect H. W. Witcover chose the designs of sculptor Carl William Winstedt for the figures of “Art” and “Commerce” to adorn the new city hall building. Source: The Birth of City Hall, 1903-1906. City of Savannah Research Library and Municipal Archives.


B: Bed and Breakfast Inns.  Many of the beautifully restored historic inns began as antebellum mansions, now admired architecture and beautifully restored homes in the National Landmark Historic District. Quiet charm and personable hospitality are the hallmarks of lodging in the family-owned and operated Romantic Inns of Savannah, 10 of the historic district's popular bed and breakfasts.
The popular veranda porch at Forsyth Park Inn overlooks
Forsyth Park in downtown Savannah's historic district.
C:  Cooking Classes. Southern charm and southern cooking go so well together. Marion Cunningham gives a hint of southern cooking secrets in her Los Angeles Times article, writing about Reconstructing Southern Cooking -- "Every dish [is] exemplary cooked with flavor and finesse." Delightfully cobbling the charm of Savannah with traditional southern cooking secrets and new southern cuisine, cooking classes offer girlfriends, couples, mothers and daughters a unique way to delve even deeper into the local Savannah experience through food origins and southern kitchen secrets. We recommend Chef Darin Sehnert's Kitchen Table, Chef Joe Randall's Cooking School, and at Kitchen Outfitters with Damon Lee Fowler.
Cooking southern USA food:
Three-legged iron kettles being used for cooking the Southern food
staple known as chicken pilau (or perlou).
Photo by Stetson Kennedy, Library of Congress
D: Day Trips.  Easily accessible along I-95, which follows the USA East Coast from Maine to Florida, Savannah's historic district is where to enjoy comfortable and character-rich B&B lodging and fashionable downtown dining. Our Romantic Inns offer a comfortable home base for day trips to Tybee Island, Hilton Head Island, water trips to Daufauski Island and Georgia's natural barrier islands including Ossabaw, Wassaw or St. Catherine's Island. Perfect for a girlfriend's getaway complete with shopping spree, the newly opened Tanger Outlets shopping mall (boasting 85 national brand stores) is near the Savannah-Hilton Head Airport.
85 brand stores at new Tanger Outlets in Pooler, GA
near Savannah-Hilton Head International Airport
E: English Pub. Especially for our UK travelers, we add some English (British) places to eat in Savannah -- the British pubs! This southern American city boasts two British-owned pubs. Six Pence is a British-style ale house with Public House Specialties, indoor and sidewalk seating, delivering English-accented pub grub and a big beer list. Churchill's Pub serves a British menu and American menu, plus offers its own "10 Downing" banquet room for rehearsal dinners, private parties, and large group dining.
More British connections are through the world-famous Savannah architecture, including
Andrew Low House on Lafayette Square, Savannah, Georgia USA.
Built for Andrew Low, a British cotton factor, Andrew Low House was
home until 1927 of Juliette Gordon Low, founder of the Girl Scouts.
The house was bought in 1927 and is beautifully restored and decorated
by the Georgia Society of the Dames of America.
Photo: Frances Benjamin Johnston, Library of Congress.



Each of the Romantic Inns of Savannah innkeepers will have favorite places and even more local insider tips and Savannah secrets to share. We hope to see you and invite you to lodge with us soon! Meanwhile, contact us here.


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