I have visited Savannah, Georgia on four separate occasions as a tourist and I have always been treated wonderfully. The people are friendly and seem to genuinely want to make your stay excellent in their community.
Savannah is a town that is steeped in history and Southern beauty. There are numerous areas on the outskirts of town that are less then desirable and it is advanced that you avoid those neighborhoods. These slum areas are common in almost every city in the Old South but if you simply avoid them and focus your visit on the historic districts and sites then you are assured of having a fantastic trip.
In my opinion Savannah is a romantic city and it’s the perfect getaway or vacation site for any couple who want to be able to fall back in time and stroll the historic streets. The romance seems to flow through the air.
Here is a guide of where to stay, where to eat and what to see.
1) The choice of lodging is endless in Savannah but I would suggest a quaint Bed and Breakfast or Inn. Here are a few that I have personally stayed at during my trips.
a. Ballastone Inn
This is a wonderful luxurious inn where you feel more then welcome. This Bed and Breakfast is romantic beyond words. The Old South mansion was built in 1833. When we stayed there it was as if we had stepped back in time to a bygone era. I cannot tell you how utterly wonderful it was. The service was outstanding. The breakfast they feature each morning is superb. This is a perfect place for any couple.
During my many years of traveling the Ballastone Inn ranks in my top ten for the most romantic B and B’s.
b. Eliza Thompson House
This lovely Bed and Breakfast is located in the heart of historic Savannah. The service is exceptional. It is quite beautiful and peaceful. I adored the fact that we were within walking distance to virtually every site in the historic district.
c. Kehoe House
This Bed and Breakfast is a1892 Renaissance Revival Mansion. It is conveniently located in downtown Historic Savannah. The B and B is reasonably priced and they offer a made to order breakfast each morning. The setting is very cozy and the service is fantastic.
d. The Gastonian
This is a lovely Bed and Breakfast that is quite romantic. Each room in the lovely two mansion B and B offers a fireplace to snuggle next too. They also have fantastic bathrooms that fit two easily. Each morning you can enjoy food in your room or join the other guests in the dining room.
2) Here are a couple of restaurants that are exceptional.
a. The Olde Pink House
23 Abercorn St, Savannah, GA 31401
This restaurant offers top of the line service with wonderful seafood and southern foods.
b. The Crab Shack
40 Estill Hammock Rd, Tybee Island, GA 31328
I adore the Crab Shack. It a fun laid back restaurant that serves superb food.
3) Here is a list of things to see and do in and around Savannah Georgia. I have been to the city four times for several days each visit and I always find something new to explore or do. It seems to have a wealth of opportunities especially if you enjoy history and the Old South.
a. Just strolling through the historic district and all the shops is a wonderful experience.
b. Bonaventure Cemetery
330 Bonaventure Road
Thunderbolt, GA 31404-3222
This is an amazing cemetery that sits amidst large oak trees draped in Spanish Moss. There are many unique statues throughout the cemetery and its a wonderful way to spend the afternoon simply strolling.
c. Wormsloe Plantation
7601 Skidaway Rd
Savannah, GA 31406-6449
If you love history and the Old South then be sure to visit this plantation that was built in the 1700s.
d. Old Fort Jackson Historic Site
1 Fort Jackson Road
Savannah, GA 31404-1039
This is a do not miss fort for any history buff.
This is just a small sample of what to see and do around Savannah. The city is the perfect place to plan your trip if you want to enjoy the Old South hospitality and history of the area. It is truly one of the friendliest cities in America.