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Visiting Savannah

Sultry Savannah—dripping with history, draped with Spanish moss, and resounding with Southern drawls—is a perfectly laid-back place to get away from it all. Check into one of its charming and historic hotels (you can do haunted, too, if you’d like) and begin a vacation full of fun things to do (or head to Tybee Island beaches to do nothing at all). For Civil War buffs, there’s Fort Pulaski; for shoppers, River Street; and for art lovers, Telfair Museums.

But perhaps the best of Savannah is reserved for foodies: tucked between rightly famous destination dining like The Lady & Sons and The Pirates’ House lie many wonderful low-key restaurants for a low-country boil.

For a glimpse of the stunning parks and gardens you’ll see on your future trolley tour, check out our Savannah photos. Already thinking about how to get there? Browse cheap flights, too!

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Sultry Savannah—dripping with history, draped with Spanish moss, and resounding with Southern drawls—is a perfectly laid-back place to get away from it all. Check into one of its charming and historic hotels (you can do haunted, too, if you’d like) and begin a vacation full of fun things to do (or head to Tybee Island beaches to do nothing at all). For Civil War buffs, there’s Fort Pulaski; for shoppers, River Street; and for art lovers, Telfair Museums.

But perhaps the best of Savannah is reserved for foodies: tucked between rightly famous destination dining like The Lady & Sons and The Pirates’ House lie many wonderful low-key restaurants for a low-country boil.

For a glimpse of the stunning parks and gardens you’ll see on your future trolley tour, check out our Savannah photos. Already thinking about how to get there? Browse cheap flights, too!

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Stories and Tips Savannah

Trolley Tour of Savannah

Written by weeblewobble46 on 07 May, 2009

The Trolley tour of Savannah - and there are several to choose from - is an hour and a half of never-ending information.We took the Old Town Trolley tour from the tourist welcome center on MLK. For a nominal fee, we were entertained…Read More


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Enjoy Savannah!

Written by vampirefan on 27 Mar, 2005

The history of Savannah goes back to February 12, 1733, when English General James Edward Oglethorpe and 120 colonists arrived in Savannah and founded the 13th and last colony in the New World. The colony grew, and people from all over began to gather in…Read More


Square Roots

Written by Armed With Passport on 11 May, 2002

The ship "Anne", commandeered by General James Edward Oglethorpe of England, landed at a natural port on the Savannah River in February of 1733. Oglethorpe and his 120 passengers had landed at a spot later known as Savannah in a new English territory named…Read More


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My journal notes - Part VI - The Parade and Clary's

Written by Armed With Passport on 19 Mar, 2002

MARCH 16, 2002 SATURDAY NIGHT 11:15 p.m. DESOTO HILTON SAVANNAH, GEORGIA I'm back in the Hilton at my desk, writing what has happened earlier this day. Toni is lying on the bed, watching the local news coverage of the parade and thr River Street revelry. After I signed…Read More


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My journal notes - Part III -

Written by Armed With Passport on 19 Mar, 2002

MARCH 15, 2002 11:25 p.m. DESOTO HILTON SAVANNAH, GEORGIA Note: This is a continuation of my entry in my written journal. It picks up with my wife and I walking down Abercorn Street toward Oglethorpe Square and The Olde Pink House. We carried on down Abercorn, walking…Read More


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My journal notes - Part II - First Night in Savannah

Written by Armed With Passport on 19 Mar, 2002

MARCH 15, 2002 11:25 p.m. DESOTO HILTON SAVANNAH, GEORGIA I'm sitting at the desk in our nicely appointed Hilton room located in the heart of historic Savannah. Roaming the halls are many green clad Hibernians and old women in feather boas (green, of course) toasting with beer-filled…Read More


My journal notes - Part I - Pre-trip thoughts

Written by Armed With Passport on 19 Mar, 2002

What follows are the exact notes as excerpted from my travel journal that I kept while in Savannah. It is meant to give a present tense recount of my thoughts and impressions of Savannah while these were still fresh in my mind. Any…Read More


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My journal notes - Part IX - Sunday Morning

Written by Armed With Passport on 27 Mar, 2002

MARCH 17, 2002 SUNDAY AFTERNOON 3:55 p.m. CONCIERGE LEVEL DESOTO HILTON SAVANNAH, GEORGIA I am on the concierge level of the Desoto Hilton drinking a Sprite that I found in an unlocked cupboard. The concierge area is pretty spartan as these things go - no drinks (except for…Read More


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Six Degrees of Savannah-type Separations

Written by smmmarti guide on 07 May, 2002

Piquing interest in Savannah one celebrity connection at a time... Did You know that the 50-inch statue of the "Bird Girl" made famous by the "Book" was created by sculptor Sylvia Shaw Judson in 1938 in the Chicago suburb, Lake Forest, Illinois, where I used to…Read More


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Savannah's Story

Written by smmmarti guide on 07 May, 2002

"...with twenty-two luscious green squares it is like strolling through the rooms of an elegant open air mansion." John Berendt (Author, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil) Savannah started when a group of English settlers accompanied James Oglethorpe to the colony that would be…Read More


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