Savannah Journals

Savannah, America's first planned city

A travel journal to Savannah by Tideone

Quote: Savannah is a destination that beckons you back time and time again. It is absolutely beautiful, especially if you visit in the spring when the azaelas and other spring flowers are beginning to bloom. It can get awfully hot and humid in the summer but the old oak trees in the many squares provide ample shade and some relief from the heat. My favorite time to visit is in the fall and also St. Patrick's Day, when the river turns green.

Savannah, America's first planned city

Overview

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My most memorable moment is sitting by the river watching the ships travel up and down the river.Quick Tips: One place you will want to go eat, especially if you have a car, is Pearl's Elegant Pelican. It is located off the beaten path. Actually it is located on a bayou outside of town but it is worth the trip because the food is outstanding, especially the low country boil. An alligator swimming around in the water provided us with plenty of entertainment while we waited for our meal. Ask any local for directions on how to get to Pearl's because it is a local favorite.Best Way To Get Around: If you are staying outside of the historic district then a car is a must but if you are st...Read More

Courtyard by Marriott Savannah Midtown

Hotel | "Courtyard by Marriott"

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This is a typical Courtyard by Marriott, although our room did have a balcony overlooking the courtyard. Being away from the historic district the hotel is not as expensive and we were able to save a few bucks. By using the parking pass we bought at the Visitors' Center we were able to park almost everywhere in the historic district. Also many of the bus and trolley tours leave from the Visitors' Center.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 15, 2000

Courtyard by Marriott Savannah Midtown
6703 ABERCORN ST
Savannah, Georgia 31405
912-354-7878

River Riverboat Cruises: Savannah River Queen/Georgia Queen

Attraction | "Savannah River Queen/Georgia Queen"

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An hour long excursion up and down the Savannah River on a sternwheel replica of one of the boats that once operated on the river.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 15, 2000

River Riverboat Cruises: Savannah River Queen/Georgia Queen
9 E. River Street
Savannah, Georgia 31401
(912) 232-6404

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Members of the congregation conduct tours of the church on certain mornings of the week. This is the 'Mother Church of Methodism' in Savannah and is a very beautiful church. The sanctuary was spared when a disastrous fire destroyed much of the back part of the church, although it has been rebuilt as it was before the fire.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 15, 2000

Trinity United Methodist Church
225 West President Street
Savannah, Georgia 31401
(912) 233-4766

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Finding a parking place in downtown Savannah is not the easiest thing in the world to do. But one thing that will help you is buying a Visitor Parking Day Pass at the Savannah Visitor Center.

This pass, which is good for 48 hours, costs $5.00 but is well worth it because it will allow you to park for free at certain meters, to park longer than posted time limits and to park for free in the City of Savannah's parking garages.

St. Patrick's Day Parade and Celebration

Attraction | "St. Patrick's Day Celebration"

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If you are planning on celebrating St. Patrick's Day in Savannah, then make your hotel reservations as far as in advance as possible. Savannah is host to the second largest St. Patrick's Day celebration in the United States with hundreds of thousands of people coming to the city to celebrate.

St. Patrick's Day Parade and Celebration
Abercorn, Bull And Bay Streets
Savannah, Georgia
912 644 6401