Savannah Journals

Coastal Savannah

A travel journal to Savannah by willow

Quote: Savannah is an invitation to experience the South at its very best. Whether your visit is business or pleasure related, you are sure to fall in love with Savannah.

Coastal Savannah

Overview

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Experience cool breezes and warm people in Savannah. This Southern belle offers entertainment, architecture, history, beaches, fine dining and the friendliest people you will ever meet.

Quick Tips:

Proceed with caution through some downtown areas. Savannah has an active gang community and drive-by shootings do happen. I offer this not to spoil a visit but just so you can be aware of the dangerous areas adjacent to the historic district.

Best Way To Get Around:

Walking, biking and public transit are safe by day. After dark either drive or call a cab.

Hyatt Regency Savannah

Hotel | "Hyatt Regency"

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Luxury lodgings on the riverfront. Historic River Street beckons with shops and restaurants right outside the hotel. Indoor pool and fitness center. Dinner by candle light with a spectacular view of the river. Strawberries dipped in chocolate. A weekend with the one you love most. This is the place.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on November 16, 2000

Hyatt Regency Savannah
2 W. Bay Street
Savannah, Georgia 31401
(912) 238-1234

Holiday Inn Savannah Midtown

Hotel | "Holiday Inn Midtown"

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This is one of the nicest Holiday Inns in Savannah. This full service hotel offers the usual Holiday amenities. The location is convenient to the malls, hospitals and business districts. Not a place of celebration, but a good place to stay for business visits.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on November 16, 2000

Holiday Inn Savannah Midtown
7100 Abercorn St.
Savannah, Georgia 31406
(912) 352-7100

Red, Hot and Blue

Restaurant

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Red, Hot and Blue serves good Memphis style barbecue. Think lean pink tender pork cooked just the way you like it and served hot with a trio of sauces. In addition to great barbecue, Blues fans are treated to strains of Howling Wolf, B.B. King and Stevie Ray Vaughn.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on November 24, 2000

Red, Hot and Blue
South Abercorn Expressway
Savannah, Georgia

Tybee Island/Fort Pulaski National Monument

Attraction | "Fort Pulaski National Monument"

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This masonary fort was engineered by a young West Point Graduate by the name of Robert E. Lee. The fort hosts periodic historical encampments and arms demonstrations by local volunteers.

For some reason it's always windy at the fort, so bring a sweater.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on November 17, 2000

Tybee Island/Fort Pulaski National Monument
Cockspur Island
Tybee Island, Georgia 31328
(912) 786-5787

Tybee Island North Beach

Attraction | "Tybee Island"

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Tybee's salt marshes and sand dunes have withstood occupation by the Spainards, the French, the British, the Confederates, the pirates and now the modern-day tourists.

Located only 18 miles from downtown Savannah, Tybee is still a great place for an early morning walk, to escape from the hustle of the business district.

With the children, we loaded the bikes, floats and picnic basket and headed for a day at Tybee.

Tybee Lighthouse offers a rewarding view after a thrilling climb. Mariner's artifact on view.

Overnight lodging on the island is expensive and over-rated. We take day trips.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on November 16, 2000

Tybee Island North Beach

Tybee Island, Georgia

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Choose either the Georgia Queen or the Savannah River Queen and enjoy the view of Savannah from the river. We've done both the dinner cruise and the luncheon cruise. I prefer the day cruise. The narrator was more entertaining on the day cruise, and the breeze off the river was less chilly. The food was good, but not great. Overall we got a good value for our money. About $40 for two.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on November 16, 2000

Savannah Riverboat Cruises
9 East River St
Savannah, Georgia 31304
+1 912 232 6404; +1

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The first Saturday of every month, Savannah hosts a festival on Riverfront Plaza. The theme always changes to suit the season. We buy local arts and crafts as we are serenaded by street muscians, feast on regional cooking, and laugh at ourselves and the crowd. Our favorite festivals fall in the months of March, October and December. But we've never been disappointed. Each festival is unique.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on November 16, 2000

First Saturday Festivals
River Street
Savannah, Georgia