Savannah Journals

Savannah Spree

A June 2005 trip to Savannah by beachbumm63

Quote: Savannah is such a stunning spot! I was only there for a week and my two complaints are just ghosts (AH!) and frizzy hair…
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My experience at the Doubletree Hotel in Savannah was great. I would absolutely recommend it for anyone! The service from the front desk to maids to valet was so good. They could easily tell us many places to visit or where to find a local drugstore, and made our stay very enjoyable. They also had these AMAZING cookies they gave you when you check in, or if they like you the way that they liked us they'll give them to you whenever you ask. I really can't even explain these cookies; they were hot fresh baked oatmeal chocolate chunk. I guess i just did explain, but you have to have one for yourself. Well, other than the cookies, the rooms were really nice too. If you're looking for a bigger room, reques...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on May 6, 2006

Doubletree Hotel Historic Savannah
411 WEST BAY STREET
Savannah, Georgia 31416
912 790-7000

Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace

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Attraction | "Juliette Gordon Low's Birthplace"

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"The Birthplace" is a term used by Girl Scouts to refer to the house Juliette Gordon Low, founder of Girl Scouts, lived in. It’s a great place to visit whether you’re a Girl Scout or not. However, if you have or are in a Girl Scout troop, there are a few extras you can enjoy like the programs just a few feet away in a house across the courtyard. My troop took the Fashion, Fabric, and Frills workshop and it was so much fun. Our great workshop leader, Diane, made it a hundred times better! We learned about fashions in every decade, got to see antique clothing of Juliette’s time, and even put on corsets and hoop skirts.Later, we got into Victorian-like dresses and had a ‘proper’ southern Victorian dinner...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on May 11, 2006

Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace
10 East Oglethorpe Avenue
Savannah, Georgia 31401
(912) 233-4501

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The Tybee Island Lighthouse was a pretty cool place to go. If you're in good shape a fun thing to do is take the hike all the way to the top of the lighthouse. The view is amazing from there and you can see Fort Screvren.(I think, but it might be a different fort.)Back on the ground, the head keeper's house is open to be toured. It has been restored with original or replicated furnishings and gives you a good idea of what it was like.I would definitely urge you to visit Tybee while you're in Savannah. After seeing the lighthouse, I'd suggest the obvious, going to the beach! It was raining the day I was there, but it could be fun on a nice day. We ate under the Tybee Island pavilion and pier which I wo...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on May 11, 2006

Tybee Island Lighthouse
Meddin Drive (just Off U.s. Highway 80)
Tybee Island, Georgia 31328
(912) 786-5801

Historic Savannah Carriage Tours

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Attraction | "Ghost Tour"

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THE one thing you have to do in Savannah is a ghost tour, of course! It's such a historical city and full of color. While I was there, I took a carriage ghost tour. It was really cool and mad scary.The guide will take you around and tell you various spooky stories as he or she also drives the horses. Our carriage was pulled by a couple of loving horses called Batman and Robin. They were so good, they knew where they were going without even being told! Certain things around the city made it so obvious that the locals have always truly believed. For one, the house next door to one extremely haunted house had up a brick wall with pointed shards of glass on top to keep out the ghosts from their own home. ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on May 12, 2006

Historic Savannah Carriage Tours
100 Aberdeen Street
Savannah, Georgia 31401
(912) 443-9333