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Fall Savannah Vacation – Click Here
Autumn in Savannah is the traditional season for giving thanks. Called the living museum, Savannah showcases grateful living every day through true southern hospitality and mannerly people — helping to tell its captivating stories, history, architecture, and artful living. Click here for fascinating things to do in Savannahduring September, October, November and December.
Travel reviews point to historic Savannah’s top-tier appeal — “World’s Best City” – Travel + Leisure Magazine, July 2011; “Best US Vacations – U.S News & World Report, June 2011; “Top 10 Destination in the US in 2011” – Lonely Planet Travel Guides, March 2011; “America’s Best Cities for Coffee” – Travel + Leisure Magazine, February 2011; “One of America’s Favorite Cities” – Travel + Leisure Magazine, December 2010; “A Top Ten U.S. City” – Conde Nast Traveler Magazine, November 2010; “Savannah’s River Street: America’s Coolest River Walks” – Travel + Leisure Magazine, September 2010; “USA’s Best Ice Cream Parlors: Leopold’s Ice Cream Shoppe” – USA Today, August 2010; “Top 25 Arts Destinations” – American Style Magazine, June 2010; “Travelers Choice Destination” – TripAdvisor.com, May, 2010; “Top 10 Romance Destinations in the U.S.” – TripAdvisor.com, May, 2010; “Top 10 Culture and Sightseeing Destination in the U.S.” –TripAdvisor.com, April, 2010; “Most Romantic Getaways” – US Airways Magazine, February, 2010; “Top Romantic Southern Escapes” – Southern Living Magazine, January, 2010 … and the list continues over the years!
The Savannah Conventions and Visitor’s Bureau points to richly diverse Savannah stories — The Walking City, The Garden City, The Inn City, The Dining City and The Festival City where The Arts Are Alive!
Winter Savannah Vacation – Click Here
A genteel, holiday mood prevails amid the slower pace and saltwater fishing. Lyricist, record executive and singer Johnny Mercer praised his hometown, bringing Savannah attention from New York City and Hollywood.
“Sunshine and blue skies met him,” wrote Time magazine of Savannah in December 1933 for President Hoover’s visit, reiterating that the culturally rich, friendly Savannah also has no snow! Practical, long vacation weekends are grand times for an unforgettableChristmas (December) and New Year (January).
A Little Known Fact: President Theodore Roosevelt wrote of his mother, Mittie Bulloch Roosevelt from Savannah: “…sweet, gracious, beautiful Southern woman, a delightful companion and beloved by everybody.” Mittie was Eleanor Roosevelt’s grandmother.
Spring Savannah Vacation – Click Here
Our beautiful port city offers a rich tapestry of guided tours, river cruises and carriage rides that highlight Savannah’s commitment to a genteel society … past and present. Bring your walking shoes to explore Savannah’s wonderland of flowers forEaster (April), Savannah Music Festival (March-April) andSavannah Tour of Homes and Gardens (March).
A Little Known Fact: U.S. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt visited Savannah in 1933. He rode down Bull Street to Forsyth Park in route to giving a speech at Grayson Stadium. In route the bells of St. John’s Church pealed out “America.”
Summer Vacation in Savannah – Click Here
We embrace Savannahian Johnny Mercer’s admonition —Accentuate the Positive. Enjoy a cool and cultured Savannah™ with visits to chilly art galleries, mansion museums, and chilling places laced with refreshment and Savannah nostalgia —Leopold’s Ice Cream, Café GelatOhhh! (named best of the road by Rand McNally) for freshly frozen Italian gelato in City Market,Harris Baking Co. for the Harris family’s famous Regency Salad, and Planters Tavern in the Olde Pink House. More summer things to do in Savannah are July 4th fireworks on the Riverfront and Savannah Theatre’s LIVE musical show.
A Little Known Fact: On June 24, 1885, President Woodrow Wilson married Ellen Axson Wilson at the Independent Presbyterian Church (1890). In the movie, Forrest Gump, the opening feather scene showcases the church steeple overlooking Chippewa Square where Forrest sat on a park bench with his box of chocolates.