Savannah Journals

Conference in Savannah

A November 2004 trip to Savannah by akeesee

Quote: I attended the American Physical Society Division of Plasma Physics' annual meeting in Savannah, Georgia, and took my husband with me. We didn't have lots of time for sightseeing, but we got some in and got to go to lots of great restaurants!

Westin Savannah Harbor Resort and Spa

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Hotel | "Westin Savannah Harbor Resort"

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The Westin was a nice place to stay in Savannah. We had a nice view of the river and city. The opposite side has a view of the golf course. The rooms were nice and comfortable, with Westin's signature bedding and showers. The location was especially convenient since I was attending a conference in the conference center next door. This is the only hotel on Hutchinson Island. There is a ferry that goes across the river to town that runs about every 20 to 30 minutes. They increased ferry runs as they noticed the high conference traffic. Unfortunately, the ferry had stopped at about 10pm, so we had to get a cab back to the hotel on the nights we wanted to stay out - this was about $9 from the a...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on December 26, 2004

Westin Savannah Harbor Resort and Spa
1 RESORT DRIVE
Savannah, Georgia 31421
912-201-2000

Pirates' House Restaurant

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Restaurant | "The Pirate's House"

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The Pirate's House is my must-do recommendation of all the restaurants that we ate at (and this was a tough one with all of the great restaurants in Savannah). First, the house has an incredible history - people who ate there often woke up to find themselves on a pirate's ship out at sea. There's even a tunnel that leads to the ocean used for this purpose - definitely ask to see it. There's also lots of history hanging on the walls, including original parts from Treasure Island. Once you've been intrigued by all the neat history, you'll be even more enthralled by the food! Everything was excellent. I got the red snapper, which was delicious. Another in our group said that the ribs wer...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on December 26, 2004

Pirates' House Restaurant
20 E Broad St.
Savannah, Georgia 31401
(912) 233-5757

Lady and Sons

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Restaurant | "The Lady and Sons"

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If you're looking for good down-home Southern cooking, this is the place to go. This is the restaurant of Paula Dean, who has a show on the Food Network. I recommend getting the southern buffet - it's always available - which allows you to try out several things, and happens to be the cheapest meal on the menu. The buffet also includes a small serving of dessert. The food was so good that I bought one of her cookbooks, which has some good recipes. She indicates which recipes are served in the restaurant. This restaurant has lots of seating on multiple floors - we had a large group (15 to 20 people) and were able to get one big table within 30 minutes. (I can see that this may be impos...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on December 26, 2004

Lady and Sons
102 W Congress St.
Savannah, Georgia 31401
(912) 233-2600

Wall's Bar B Que Restaurant

Restaurant | "Wall's Bar B Que"

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When we were heading down to Savannah, I gave my friend from Alabama the task of searching out a good Southern barbeque joint. He asked around and when he was told that this one was in an alley, he knew he'd found the right place.

This is a hole-in-the-wall kind of place, where the best barbeque can be found. There are only a couple of tables in the small building, so you may want to plan to take your food with you and enjoy it sitting on a bench in one of Savannah's beautiful squares.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on December 26, 2004

Wall's Bar B Que Restaurant
515 E York Ln
Savannah, Georgia 31401
912/232-9754

Gray Line Savannah Tours

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Attraction | "Historic District - Gray Line Tours"

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There are several bus tour companies in Savannah. We chose the Gray Line company (red trolleys) because we could get a free entrance to the maritime museum by buying our ticket there. A bus tour is the best thing to do if you don't have lots of time for sightseeing because you'll learn a lot quickly. I also would recommend it as the first thing to do if you do have more time because you can learn a little about everything and choose what you want to learn more about, then using the on-off feature to get around. We bought our tickets pretty late in the day, so they let us do the full 90-minute tour that day and then save our ticket so we could use the on-off feature the next day. This was excel...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on December 26, 2004

Gray Line Savannah Tours
215 West Boundry St.
Savannah, Georgia 31401
(912) 232-0685