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St. Patrick's Day Fun-Savannah Style

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A March 2003 trip to Savannah by vampirefan

St. Patricks Day Parade and Celebration Photo, Savannah, Georgia More Photos
Quote: The traditionally stoic Southern town makes everyone else turn positively green with envy once a year, as it goes all out to help celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.

St. Patrick's Day Parade and Celebration

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Attraction | "St. Patrick's Day Fun-Savannah Style"

St. Patrick's Day Parade and Celebration Photo, Savannah, Georgia
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The best part of the trip was just being here during St. Patty’s Day. It is just so much fun to get caught up in all the things that are going on. It is such a party atmosphere without being too wild. I just love seeing everything green for a day. Being Scotch-Irish myself, it is just great to see everyone celebrate and be Irish, even if it is just for a day!${QuickSuggestions} My best advice is to plan well in advance. Like I said, more than 500,000 people turn out for this celebration. Hotels anywhere within a 50-mile radius are hard to come by at the last minute. If you plan on staying in the downtown area of Savannah, you will need to put in your reservation by the end of March. If you plan on doi...Read More

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

KOA Savannah South

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KOA Savannah South Photo, Savannah, Georgia
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Best Things Nearby:Located 18 miles from Savannah and Tybee Island. Also near Jekyll and Hilton Head Islands. Jacksonville, Florida, is 2 hours away. Best Things About the Resort:It is located on a lake, providing a beautiful view to wake up to each morning. Resort Experience:A few years ago, my husband and I decided we could take more vacations if we could do something about the price of a hotel room. My husband mentioned camping, but I had done enough of that while in the Army. He still convinced me to try it. I agreed, only if we were in a campground with bathrooms and showers nearby. We purchased a HUGE, spacious tent, queen-size air mattress, and portable...Read More

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KOA Savannah South
4915 US 17 South
Savannah, Georgia
(912) 756-3396

Huey's

Restaurant | "Huey's on the River"

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While in Savannah, you will not want a chance to dine at Huey’s, located on River Street. If possible, try to get a table in the patio area. Here you will find a wonderful view of the river. Huey’s offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The food is full of the great tastes of New Orleans. Huey’s offers beignets every bit as good as you will find in New Orleans at the Café Dumond. They are a great way to start breakfast, or you can get them as an appetizer during the rest of the day. We try to go here anytime we are in town. This particular time, we stopped in for lunch. They have wonderful muffalettas that are to die for. You certainly don’t walk away feeling empty here. This is a very popular spot to d...Read More

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Huey's
115 East River St
Savannah, Georgia 31401
+1 912 234 7385

Savannah Walks

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Attraction | "Savannah Walks Civil War Tour"

Savannah Walks Photo, Savannah, Georgia
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For Savannah, the Civil War began in January of 1860, three months before the official start of the war. Georgian troops seized Ft. Pulaski before the seizure of Ft. Sumpter in Charleston. This bleak chapter in American history destroyed families and pitted brother against brother, as well as destroying communities. This time out to Savannah, we decided to take a walking tour with the Savannah Walks Tour Company. The company offers a variety of tours in addition to the Ghost Tour. They also offer a Civil War Tour, Gates and Gardens, Revolution, Savannah Stroll, Historic Homes, Pubs and Taverns, and Midnight Tour (offering places from the John Berendt book Midnight in the Garden of Good and E...Read More

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Savannah Walks
37 Abercorn Street
Savannah, Georgia 31401
(912) 238-9255

Savannah Walks

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Attraction | "Savannah Walks Ghost Tour"

Savannah Walks Photo, Savannah, Georgia
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123 E. Congress St. Phone 888/728-9255. Admission: $8(a), $5.50 (c) Did you know that Savannah is considered on of the most haunted places in America? Yes, indeed. Now, granted, some of the number of ghost sightings may have to do with the number of to-go cups full of beer sighted all over the place. What accounts for all of this ghostly activity? For one thing, Savannah still prides itself on its history. Savannah has one of the largest concentrations of historical houses in the States. Rather than bulldoze down old houses and replace them with new ones, Savannah residents restore and bring back to life its old magnificent structures. In many cases, this brings back to life its former residents...Read More

Savannah Walks
37 Abercorn Street
Savannah, Georgia 31401
(912) 238-9255

St. Patrick's Day Parade and Celebration

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Attraction | "St. Patty's Day in Savannah Pt. 1"

St. Patrick's Day Parade and Celebration Photo, Savannah, Georgia
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Savannah is usually a slow-moving Southern gem located along the coast of Georgia. Most visitors come here for the amazing collection of preserved historic houses found within the very large historic district. You will also find lots of giddy Gil Scouts en route to the Juliet Low house. But once a year, on March 17, you will find this otherwise Southern Belle amuck in the revelry of St. Patrick’s Day. The town gets an almost Mardi Gras-type atmosphere in its party mood. But families will be glad to know that there is no breast-bearing for beads here—just lots of green, fun, and beer. Savannah has a very substantial Irish population. The celebration is the second-largest celebration in the U.S. ...Read More

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

St. Patrick's Day Parade and Celebration

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Attraction | "St. Patty's Day in Savannah, Part 2"

St. Patrick's Day Parade and Celebration Photo, Savannah, Georgia
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There are a variety of celebrations and festivals to be found here. Many of these start a day or two prior to March 17th. One of the biggest festivals can be found down on River Street, which, as one might guess, runs along the Savannah River. Seven years ago, the Savannah Waterfront Association got together to plan activities that would offer visitors (especially families) a fun and safe way to celebrate. The festival typically spans 3 days. The festival brings in well-known national musical acts, as well as local talent. They offer several stages and shows throughout the day, offering a variety of music. Celtic music is also on the roster. You will also find a variety of street performers, crafts, f...Read More

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