Savannah Journals

Savannah the Beautiful: A Small Taste of the Old South

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An August 2007 trip to Savannah by Troobabiee7

La Quinta Inn Savannah Southside Photo, Savannah, Georgia More Photos
Quote: On our drive down to Orlando from New York, we decided to stop overnight in Savannah, GA and explore the city for a few hours. It was a gorgeous place and quickly became one of my favorite cities.

City Market

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Attraction | "Savannah City Market: A Charming Shopping Experience"

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Savannah is one of my favorite places in the world. Unfortunately my family's trips to the area have always been quick. It's the perfect overnight stopping point for our long drives from New York City down to Orlando each summer. While we may not get to spend much time in the city, we've fallen in love with it regardless. The charm of it's giant trees covered in Spanish moss, locally-owned restaurant, and quaint shops keep us coming back to Savannah year after year, if for only overnight.This year we were lucky enough to have some extra time in the city, and decided to spend a few hours at the City Market. Located a block off of the famed River Street, it's a quaint shopping village f...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 6, 2009

Lady and Sons

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Restaurant | "Lady & Sons: Southern Comfort Food"

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My family loves the Food Network. Despite the fact that half of us don't cook, there's something fun about watching the pro's cook up delicious treats and make it look easy. One of our favorite chef's is Paula Deen, so when we decided to stop overnight in Savannah on our drive down to Orlando from New York, we knew we had to try Lady and Sons. Lady and Sons is the restaurant owned and operated by Paula Deen and her two boys, and is a big hit not only with Food Network fans, but also with Savannah locals looking for delicious, down-home country cooking.Located in downtown Savannah, only a few blocks away from the river, Lady and Sons is a charming restaurant with a twist. The walls give...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on October 6, 2009

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

La Quinta Inn Savannah Southside

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Hotel | "A Gorgeous, Affordable, and Modern Hotel with Huge Rooms!"

La Quinta Inn Savannah Southside Photo, Savannah, Georgia
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After a long drive from New York, we finally reached Savannah at 7:00 at night. The hotel wasn't located in the historic district, but was a few miles away in a more industrial part of Savannah. It's surrounded by warehouses and factories, but we didn't hear (or smell) anything from them and hardly knew they were there. We had booked the Baymont Inn and Suites for our overnight stop because it's pet friendly and affordable, and is only two-years old so we figured it would be in good condition.It took us ten-minutes to get to the hotel from I-95, and when we went to check in we were surprised to see that almost every family there had a dog with them. If you're traveling to Savannah with...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on January 18, 2009

La Quinta Inn Savannah Southside
8484 Abercorn Street
Savannah, Georgia 31406
912-927-7660

Forsyth Park

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Attraction | "A Gorgeous and Tranquil Step Back in Time"

Forsyth Park Photo, Savannah, Georgia
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Even before I got to visit, the thing that always reminded me of Savannah were giant trees covered in Spanish moss. To me, that's what symbolizes the beauty and tranquility of the cities of the south. After stopping overnight at the Baymont Inn and Suites in Savannah on our drive from New York City to Orlando, I started to wonder if my depiction of Savannah was only a fantasy... an artist's rendering of what the south once was, or could have been. Our hotel was in the industrial part of downtown Savannah where factories and CVS drugstores were more abundant than any kind of Spanish moss. Could this really be the gorgeous city I'd always dreamed of visiting?Luckily my first impression w...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on January 18, 2009

Forsyth Park
Historic District
Savannah, Georgia 31401

Monterey Square

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Attraction | "A Picturesque Spot Full of Dark History"

Monterey Square Photo, Savannah, Georgia
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One of the main reasons I was so excited about visiting Savannah for the first time was because I'm a big fan of "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil" by John Berendt. A true-crime novel, it's the story of Jim Williams, a respected and affluent art collector and restorationist, who was thought to have murdered his lover, the younger Danny Hansford in the '80s. I love learning as much as I can about a destination before arriving, especially if it's about the more unexpected parts of the city... the true underbelly, as told by the locals. So when we decided to stop overnight in Savannah on our 2007 trip down to Florida, I decided to take "Midnight" out of my college's library, and I finished it i...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on January 18, 2009

Monterey Square
Bull Street & Gordon Street
Savannah, Georgia 31401