Savannah

Savannah, GA knows all about Southern hospitality and is a balm for the senses. The city inspires visitors with its emerald tree canopy, quaint cobblestone streets and majestic architecture.

Known as the “Hostess City of the South,” this historical riverfront hotspot is Georgia’s first city. Practically bursting with history, Savannah shows off its origins with monuments, historic mansions and forts, and the city’s historic district offers 24 squares of entertainment and gorgeous architecture.

 

River Street is a glittering, multi-faceted gem along the broad Savannah River. The century-old buildings, once cotton warehouses, have been converted to antique shops, distinctive boutiques, spectacular galleries, quaint brewpubs, fabulous restaurants, unique nightspots, elegant inns, and hotels.

Take a 20-minute drive to Tybee Island, Savannah’s beach, perfect for sunbathing, walking, biking, sailing, fishing, or frolicking like the Atlantic Bottlenose dolphins in the rolling waves.

The perfect 3-day itinerary around Savannah:

Day 1 – Morning:
Built in 1819, the Owens-Thomas House & Slave Quarters allows visitors to explore the complicated relationships between the most and least powerful people in the city of Savannah in the early 19th century. The north half of the building contains the home’s original slave quarters, one of the remaining examples of urban slave housing remaining in America. Beginning in November 2018, these wonderfully preserved spaces will offer new interactive exhibits to help visitors understand the day-to-day lives of the enslaved people who lived and worked in the space.

Day 1 – Afternoon:
Add a special touch to your afternoon and join the Captain and crew of the Savannah Riverboat on a reserved bow area of the boat for a “southern way of life”. Enjoy a Savannah Lemonade as the chef prepares a selection of beef starters and a bourbon ball dessert in addition to a selection of domestic cheeses.

Day 1: Evening:
Hop onboard the Savannah Slow Ride’s multi-pedal bikes for some hair-raising tales. Their guides’ expertise on Savannah’s haunted past will keep your group looking over their shoulders as they creep past two hours of mass graves, Revolutionary War battlegrounds and especially our many haunted houses and landmarks.

Day 2 – Morning:
Make your trip to nearby Tybee Island more than just a trip to the beach. With marine biologist Dr. Joe Richardson, your group will learn about Tybee’s animals and ecosystems. With a short stroll on the beach they’ll hear all about different shells, species adaptions and behaviors, all told in an exciting and interesting way by Dr. Joe.

Day 2 – Afternoon:
Learn how the art of praline-making traversed the Atlantic from France to New Orleans and across the South. Following a short demonstration, your guests will work in teams of two to prepare a batch of Southern confections they can take home as an extra-sweet memory of their time in Savannah! If they last that long….

Day 2 – Evening:
More than just great food, your groups will get a huge helping of history at The Pirates’ House. Dating back to 1753, the restaurant’s building has a lively past filled with pirates, rum tunnels, and tales of locals becoming unwilling pirate ship deckhands.

Day 3 – Morning:
The Savannah African Art Museum will soon re-open in its new location, with space to showcase even more of their extensive collection of hand-forged bronze sculptures, ceremonial beaded masks and intricately carved wooden totems. The artifacts, some more than 1,000 years old, come from 22 African countries and are part of one of the most significant private collections in existence.

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