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Savannah Halloween 2014: What Will You Be Doing? 29 Aug 2014, 1:30 am
From spooky ghost tours to haunted graveyards, you are sure to be scared out of your mind during your time in Savannah for Halloween. America’s most haunted city, Savanna is the spot to spend your Halloween this year! Come stay with us at Presidents’Quarters Inn and discover all the mysteries of Savannah Halloween 2014. Don’t know what the haunted city has to offer for Halloween? Well, we are here to let you know about all the frightening and exciting activities that Savannah offers for this thrilling holiday! Read on to find out more on how Savannah Halloween 2014 is done.
Ghost and Gravestones Tours
Hop aboard a Ghost and Gravestones tour and take a haunted journey that you will never forget. Your Gravedigger Host will tell tales of Savannah’s past and its spooky side. One awesome part of the Ghost and Gravestones tour is the exclusive nighttime entry to River Street’s Perkins and Sons Ship Chandlery. This tour is not for the weak at heart! If you dare, jump aboard the Trolley of the doomed for a Halloween “frightseeing”journey! Children under 4 are not allowed, and an adult must accompany anyone under 18. The tours are very popular during the creepy holiday, so make sure to make reservations!
The Haunted Sorrel-Weed House Ghost Tour
For a guaranteed spook factor, take a tour of what is known as the most haunted home in the city, the Sorrel-Weed House. For Halloween, the house will offer an authentic Ghost Hunting Experience! Join in on this exciting and thrilling event. The tour is offered throughout the holiday weekend, so be sure to make your reservations!
Ghosts and Ghouls Tour
For ghosts of all ages, try the Savannah Ghosts and Ghouls Tour by Ghost City Tours. Every child under the age of 12 will receive a treat basket on the tour, which is sure to delight the young ones. You and your family will be spooked and entertained on the Ghosts and Ghouls tour of the haunted places the Savannah has to offer! Tours are offered only October 26th through November 3rd!
This year, Savannah’s Riverfront hosts the Crawl-O-Ween, a bar crawl along the cobblestones at ten of Savannah’s favorite bars. From Kevin Barry’s to Rusty Rudders, adults young and old will enjoy this fun event! If you complete your “Crawl”by the end of the night, you have a chance at winning over $600 worth of prizes. The event begins at Dub’s Pub at 7 P.M. and ends at 11 P.M.
There are plenty of events for Savannah Halloween 2014 to fill your planner. As you’re planning your trip, don’t forget to secure your reservation at the Presidents’Quarters Inn. Any of our 16 luxurious rooms would make an excellent home away from home for a couple of nights. This exquisite Savannah boutique hotel will not only provide a good night’s rest, but the Presidents’Quarters Inn also energizes you for the next day by serving a complimentary Southern breakfast. Enjoy favorites such as muffins, pastries, French toast, or eggs Benedict. Come stay with us for a true Savannah Halloween 2014 experience!
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The Harper Fowlkes House & The Society of the Cincinnati 25 Aug 2014, 1:30 am
It’s not a secret that the city of Savannah is full of rich, intriguing history. Over the years, Savannah has evolved into the beautiful city it is today. From fascinating museums to traditional cuisine, there is something in this southern city for everyone. One fantastic thing to see while in Savannah is The Harper Fowlkes House. We here at Presidents’ Quarters Inn love nothing more than the exciting history of our city, and we want you to experience the best of it when you come to visit. Here are a few things to know about The Harper Fowlkes House and The Society of the Cincinnati!
The history of The Harper Fowlkes House is a long and interesting journey that you will enjoy! In 1842, Stephen Gardner began construction on the beautiful house; Gardner, however, had financial problems. Gardner sold the home to his brother, John, who in turn sold the home to Aaron Champion in 1843. When Champion passed away in 1881, the house was left to James W. McAplin, Champions son-in-law. McAplin’sgrandchildren were the first to renovate the house in 1895. The extensive renovation increased the value of the property by $6,000. In the end, Alida Harper Fowlkes purchased the property for $9,000 through an auction held by Citizens and Southern National Bank in October of 1939. In 1985, Alida Harper Fowlkes died, leaving the property to The Society of the Cincinnati in the state of Georgia.
The Greek Revival mansion is located in the heart of Savannah’s historic district. Built in 1842, the gorgeous mansion is open for tours through out the year. Because the house is furnished with antiques, visitors are taken back in time to a different era. The house was constructed with Savannah grey brick, which was stuccoed and scored to resemble large blocks of stone. This was a very common practice in the city during the 19th century. The house is thought to have been designed by Charles B. Cluskey.
The collection of chandeliers throughout the beautiful mansion is the most striking interior feature of The Harper Fowlkes House. The collection was made around 1847 by Cornelius Company in Philadelphia. Located in the hallway is the magnificent clock. Of American origin, this federal style mahogany piece has been in the hall since the completion of the house. As you tour the house, take note of the stunning plaster crown molding in every room of the immaculate home. From the carving embellishments to the fabrics, the house is full of rich details. The Front Double Parlor holds the 1930 Persian rug, beautifully designed with shades of rust, red and blue. If you are looking for a mansion full of interesting history, The Harper Fowlkes House is just what you are looking for.
The Harper Fowlkes House is open for tours Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10 A.M. to 4 P.M. with the last tour at 4 P.M. General admission is $10, $5 for students, and children 12 and under enter for free! If you wish to take a private tour, simply call and make your reservations.
The best part about The Harper Fowlkes House is that it is less than 10 minutes away from the Presidents’Quarters Inn! This charming bed and breakfast is located right on Oglethorpe Square and neighbors the stunning mansion. This makes the Presidents’ Quarters Inn the perfect place to stay during your exciting trip. In addition to its superior location, the Presidents’Quarters Inn offers guests 16 luxurious accommodations from which to choose. We can’t wait to see you!
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Pristine Savannah Golf Courses You Can Play 19 Aug 2014, 1:00 am
Golfing season is here, and Savannah is the place to be. For all you die hard golfers out there, visiting the Presidents’ Quarters Inn allows you to experience all the fantastic Savannah golf courses! Located in the southeastern part of the state of Georgia, Savannah offers some of the best golf courses in the region. Grab your golf clubs, and get ready for an adventure you won’t want to miss! Here is all you need to know about the Savannah golf courses.
Bacon Park Golf Course
One of Savannah’s true gems, Bacon Park Golf Course was designed by Donald Ross in 1926. Owned by the charming southern city and managed by O.C. Welch Golf Properties Inc., the lush, green course is being returned to Donald Ross’s original design. Play a few rounds on the beautiful fairway, and have an unforgettable experience!
Henderson Golf Club
This 18-hole championship course has all the characteristics of an old southern golf course. The breathtaking views of centuries old live oaks, sprinkled with Spanish moss, pristine wetlands, grand pines, and gorgeous magnolia trees make the experience even more memorable. Golfers will find that the front 9 holes roll like a traditional links course, while the back 9 holes offer tree-lined fairways in a beautiful natural setting.
Located on Hunter Army Airfield, Hunter Golf Course is situated among sprawling Spanish Oaks and mature Georgia Pines. The 18-hole course is nestled in mid-town Savannah and offers visitors to the city a convenient place for a quick game of golf on beautiful greens. Access to Hunger Army Airfield is easy, so don’t be worried. Simply enter the installation through the Montgomery Street gate, and show the your driver’s license at the gate. The guard will direct you to the gold course from there! Get up early and hit the spacious fairways and teeing ground for an excellent round of golf!
Southbridge Golf Club
Legendary architect Rees Jones designed one of the most highly acclaimed Savannah golf courses, the Southbridge Golf Club. This picturesque course is located only minutes away from Savannah’s historic district. This course is a treat both for the eye and the game. The pristine course offers golfers of all skill levels an excellent experience. With fairways winding thru beautiful stands of grand live oaks trees and Georgia pines, visitors won’t want to leave this breathtaking course. Plus, the course is only minutes away from Presidents’ Quarters Inn, making this the ideal place to start your tour of all the Savannah golf courses.
As you start planning your trip to all the Savannah golf courses, we invite you to reserve your stay with us at the Presidents’ Quarters Inn in Savannah, Georgia. Our Inn is nestled in the heart of Savannah’s historic district on Oglethorpe Square, with an exclusive location that is just steps away from all the attractions Savannah has to offer. We offer 16 richly appointed suites with decorative fireplaces and several rooms with private balconies overlooking the courtyard garden. Click here to view our Savannah bed and breakfast accommodations! We can’t wait to see you soon!
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What to do in Savannah this Fall 13 Aug 2014, 1:30 am
There is no better time to visit the charming city of Savannah than during the changing of the seasons. The picture of colorful leaves falling onto the cobblestone streets is beautiful. Offering an array of activities to enjoy, Savannah is sure to offer something that catches your eye. We here at Presidents’ Quarters Inn want you to know what to do in Savannah on your next trip. From excellent festivals and events, the classic southern city is packed full of great things for the whole family. Keep reading if you are not sure what to do in Savannah this fall!
This October 3rd through 5th, enjoy a bit of Germany Savannah style at the 31st Annual Oktoberfest on Historic River Street. From a beer garden offering a variety of beers to food booths featuring German cuisine, the Oktoberfest is the best way to celebrate the season. The Fest will also feature regional arts and crafts exhibitors, live entertainment on the Arbor Stage and so much more.
Shalom Y’all Jewish Food Festival
Held in beautiful Forsyth Park, the Shalom Y’all Jewish Food Festival draws about 10,000 people annually from around the world. With delicious potato latkes, blintzes, deli sandwiches, fresh Challah, brisket, and much more, this mouthwatering event is a must. The Festival also features live music, puppet shows, and dance shows. Sample tasty Jewish cuisine while enjoying the magnificent scenery of Forsyth Park! Admission is free and food tickets are 1$ each. Cost of food varies from 1$-10$ per item.
Savannah Greek Festival
With 64 years of tradition, the Savannah Greek Festival is a one-of-a-kind event. From homemade Greek food to dancing, the three-day Festival is an amazing way to experience true Greek culture. This celebration of Greek food, music and heritage is a fantastic event to visit during your time in Savannah. The Festival is from October 9th through 11th.
Still not sure what to do in Savannah this fall? There is no better way to celebrate all things Georgia than at the Harvest Fest this November 7th and 8th. From the music to the delicious food, this event features only Georgia brands. Sample tasty brews and scrumptious cuisine at this weekend fest, which is all about the great state.
Tybee Island Pirate Fest
This fantastic event highlights the unique personality of Tybee Island. For a memorable Columbus Day Weekend, make your way over to Tybee Island for their Pirate Fest! From the pirate parade to thieves market, guests will have an unforgettable time at this event. The event kicks off with the Buccaneer at the Crab Shack on Thursday, October 9th. The 10th Annual Tybee Island Pirate Fest opens at 5 P.M. on October 10th, October 11th at 10 A.M, and October 12th at 11 A.M. Make sure to dress up in your finest pirate attire!
As you are deciding what to do in Savannah this fall, don’t forget to find a place to stay. Right in the heart of Savannah’s historic district, Presidents’Quarters Inn is conveniently located near everything the city has to offer. Before you head to one of the exciting Festivals listed above, the Inn will feed you a signature gourmet breakfast, and after you return, you will be able to stay in any of the 16 rooms that the Savannah bed and breakfast has to offer. You can book your stay today to help ensure that you will have an unforgettable trip!
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Visit the Savannah History Museum 8 Aug 2014, 1:30 am
The beautiful southern city of Savannah is overflowing with rich, intriguing history. From the old cobblestone streets to gorgeous century old houses, Savannah is any history buff’s paradise. There is no better way to experience the city’s past than by visiting the Savannah History Museum. The Museum is the best place to start your history tour of Savannah. When you come to stay at the Presidents’ Quarters Inn, you will have the opportunity to visit the fascinating museum and gain a better understanding of the area’s history and culture. Here are a few things to know before you visit the Savannah History Museum.
Located within the historic Central of Georgia Railway train shed, the Savannah History Museum offers visitors a glimpse into the city’s past, starting in 1733. With exhibits illustrating the American Revolution and Civil War, to the industrial Revolution and beyond, the Museum is packed full of fantastic information. The exhibits also highlight the City’s musical, cultural, and artistic contributions. The museum also displays items from the past generation. Visitors can view the bench used in the Forrest Gump movie as well as Johnny Mercer’s Oscar and Grammy Awards, and they can celebrate over 100 years of Girl Scouting.
The Savannah History Museum is situated on Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard and operates Monday through Friday from 8:30 A.M. to 9 P.M. and Saturday through Sunday from 9 A.M. to 5 P.M. The admission fee for an adult is $7 and $4 for a child ages 2 to 12.
Adjacent to the Savannah History Museum is the Battlefield Memorial Park. On October 9, 1779, more than 8,000 troops of three armies fought during the American Revolution Battle of Savannah. The Battlefield Memorial Park is a memorial for those who fought in the second bloodiest battle of the American Revolution, and it marks where 800 troops were wounded or died. Take time to wander through this beautiful park and honor the men who fought in the battle.
This small but historical place offers an in-depth tour of the past, which is given by friendly and informed guides. For the best experience, take time to stop and read the details on the exhibits. The newest addition to the Savannah History Museum is the “Women of Merit: Featuring Juliette Gordon Low and The Girls Scouts” exhibit. Celebrate Girl Scouts by visiting this excellent exhibit during your visit!
While planning your visit to the Savannah History Museum, make sure to find the perfect place to stay during your time in the city. Staying at the Presidents’ Quarters Inn allows guests to experience the history of the city and the Inn itself. This historic boutique hotel in Savannah provides all the personal touches and amenities associated with a bed and breakfast. Nestled in the heart of Savannah’s historic district, the Presidents’ Quarters Inn is ideally located for guests to learn more about the history of Savannah without having to go far. In addition to its superior location, the Presidents’ Quarters Inn offers guests 16 luxurious accommodations from which to choose. Every morning of your stay, we serve you a full southern breakfast before you hit the town. We hope to see you soon!
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Head to the Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum 31 Jul 2014, 1:00 am
For all you history buffs and airplane fanatics out there, you don’t want to miss out on this interesting activity. When you come to stay with us at the Presidents’ Quarters Inn this summer, you will have the opportunity to take a step back in time. One of the most moving museums in Savannah is Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum. After visiting all the fantastic exhibits, you will be changed forever. Here is an overview of what the Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum is all about.
Preserving the stories of courage, character and patriotism displayed by the men and women of the Eighth Air Force from World War II to present, the Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum is a fantastic place to gain deeper insight into the lives of generations past. Take an incredible adventure through this fantastic Museum and be moved by the stories of past men and women.
This excellent Museum on the air war during World War II is heart wrenching and informative. The Museum presents an overview of the 8th Air Force that was based out of Savannah as well many other units. Visitors will be moved by the documentaries of the aircrews that served this great country! Your visit to the Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum will be the most talked-about experiences after your trip to Savannah.
Located in Pooler, Georgia, in the western suburbs of the historic riverfront city of Savannah, the Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum educates visitors through the use of exhibits, artifacts, archival materials, and stories. Throughout the many World War II exhibits are aircraft including a B-17 Flying Fortress bomber that can be viewed, a Bf 109G Messerschmitt fighter, and a P-51 Mustang fighter.
Directly outside the Museum are the memorial gardens. The gardens features a B-47 Stratojet, a key aircraft used by the United States during the Cold War years; it could fly at high altitudes to avoid detection. Make sure to take time and wander around this amazing aircraft.
After strolling through the Museum and Gardens, make sure to stop by the Chapel of the Fallen Eagles. Visitors have the opportunity to reflect on the sacrifices made by veterans as they visit the Chapel of the Fallen Eagles. This stunning stone chapel, which is constructed to resemble an English chapel, gives visitors a place to quietly reflect. Weddings and Memorials are held in the chapel. Nearby is the Garden of Folded Wings Columbarium, which provides an honored and reverent, yet unique final resting place for those who recognize and support the importance of the role of the US Armed Forces.
If you wish to take a group tour, you must have a minimum of 15 people. The Museum is open 7 days a week from 9 A.M. to 5 P.M. Don’t miss out on this once in a life time experience!
As you are planning your visit to the Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum, don’t forget to find a place to stay! The Presidents’ Quarters Inn is a charming bed and breakfast located in the heart of Savannah. The Inn is less than 30 minutes away from the Museum, making it the ideal place to which to return after wandering through the fantastic Museum. In addition to its superior location, the Presidents’ Quarters Inn offers guests 16 luxurious accommodations from which to choose! We can’t wait to see you soon!
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Where Was the Forrest Gump Bench Location & Other Savannah Trivia Tidbits 25 Jul 2014, 5:00 am
Savannah is known for an array of things, its history, scrumptious food, sweet southern style and more. But one special thing that people are reminded of when thinking of Savannah is the beautiful setting. Numerous films have been shot in the picturesque city! When you come to stay with us at the Presidents’ Quarters Inn, you will have several opportunities to step into the your favorite movie that was filmed in Savannah or the surrounding area. The most frequently asked question that visitors have when in the city is where is the Forest Gump bench location. Let us tell you where to find the Forrest Gump bench location and other Savannah trivia tidbits.
The Forrest Gump Bench Location
The city of Savannah is a place that holds numerous film scenes. One movie in particular is Forrest Gump. In the opening scene, a feather floats high above the grand southern trees and sweeps down towards Chippewa Square, eventually landing at the base of a park bench. Forrest, portrayed by Tom Hanks, sits on the park bench for almost 80% of the film, telling his life story to anyone who will listen. If you are in search of the Forrest Gump bench location, make your way to Chippewa Square. Sadly, the bench that Forrest sat on was actually a movie prop that has since been placed in the Savannah History Museum. Chippewa Square, however, is still a popular spot for photographs; it is definitely worth your time. Take a step into the movie and be transported into the life of Forrest Gump with a visit to this special location!
The Last Song Location
The Nicholas Sparks’ novel The Last Song was turned into a movie in 2010. Starring Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth, this heart wrenching film is about a troubled teenage girl who reconnects with her estranged father and falls in love during the summer in a quiet Southern United States beach town. The movie was set in Tybee Island, GA. The movie became the first film to be both shot and set in Tybee Island! Take a trip to the fun filled island and wander around the beautiful beach!
Force of Nature Location
The Force of Nature features stunning, beautiful Savannah throughout the film. From DeRenne Avenue to the historic downtown, an array of locations and people are featured in the movie, starring Sandra Bullock and Ben Affleck. The Comer House, located on the corner of Taylor and Bull street on Monterey Square, is seen in the first few minutes of the movie as Bridgette tries to escape her parent’s bickering. The Federal Building and US Courthouse are two of the first things Sarah and Ben see upon their arrival to Savannah. Make time to stop by these beautiful places that are a part of an amazing story!
As you are planning your trip to the Forrest Gump bench location, make sure you have a place to which to return after a day full of memorable activities. The Presidents’ Quarters Inn – our historic Savannah boutique hotel – offers you the finest accommodations and will provide you a signature gourmet breakfast. You will be able to stay in any of the 16 rooms that the Inn has to offer. You can book your stay today to help ensure that you will have a fantastic trip that you’ll remember!
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Enjoy Waterfront Dining at 3 Tybee Island Restaurants 21 Jul 2014, 1:30 am
Georgia is full of rich culture, natural beauty and charm. The most charming city in the state is Savannah, which was voted the 3rd best city in the United States. Visitors to the area have many opportunities to enjoy fine dining in and around Savannah. One fantastic place to enjoy a bite to eat is on the charming Tybee Island. The picturesque Island offers numerous places to eat, allowing you to choose something that tempts your palate. When you stay at Presidents’ Quarters Inn, you can take advantage of Tybee Island’s best features, including the beaches, beautiful lighthouses and the waterfront restaurants. Along with our favorite spots in Savannah, you should add these Tybee Island restaurants to your menu. Take a day or two to try all these fantastic restaurants!
This family owned Tybee Island restaurant serves some of the finest local cuisine. Sundae Café was formally an ice cream deli but has now created a romantic atmosphere with some of the best dishes available in the southeast! The southern-inspired dishes are created with only the freshest ingredients! The daily lunch menu features dishes like chicken salad, crab cake sandwich served on a toasted Kaiser roll, fish taco wrap, and crispy fried seafood. Lunch specials feature pot roast, fried pork chops, fish ‘n grits, and more! If you are looking for something a little more romantic, dine with the friendly staff at Sundae Café for dinner! Don’t forget to try a divine dessert before leaving!
NORTH BEACH BAR AND GRILL
This gem is nestled between a classic lighthouse and sandy white beach! Offering amazing lunch and dinner menus, North Beach Bar and Grill features entrées made with fresh, sustainable seafood with a Caribbean flair. This quaint beach shack by the sea is serving not only gourmet creations but also hot dogs, crab cake sandwiches, fish tacos and wings for those not ready for the adventure. Grab a bite to munch on and a cold beer to sip on at this local establishment!
Serving the finest seafood on the Back River, AJ’s Dockside restaurant will win your heart over with its scrumptious cuisine. Located at 1315 Chatham Avenue on Tybee Island’s beautiful Back River, the outdoor deck overlooks the Blue River, perfect for an early evening dining experience. Open everyday from 11 A.M. to 10 P.M, AJ’s Dockside serves a wonderful lunch as well as dinner. With a selection of over 46 types of bottled beers, fresh seafood, and friendly service, don’t miss out on this restaurant! The buffalo shrimp is delicious!
After you’ve tried the delights of these Tybee Island restaurants, the Presidents Quarters Inn is the perfect place to which to come back and unwind. After enjoying all the Tybee restaurants, make sure to explore all that the Island has to offer. Relax in the comfort of our luxurious rooms between all the activities. Every morning, enjoy a full southern breakfast before you hit the town. Our Savannah hotel boutique will make your time in the area all the more special. We can’t wait to see you!
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Savannah Craft Brew Fest 2014 15 Jul 2014, 1:00 am
For all the beer enthusiasts out there, get ready for an event created with you in mind. On August 30, Savannah, Georgia, will be holding a Fest full of cool and rich flavored Craft Brews. Lift your spirits at one of the greatest events in the historic southern city, the Savannah Craft Brew Fest 2014. Sip on your favorite beer while munching on some of the most scrumptious food. Come stay with us at the Presidents’ Quarters Inn and make unforgettable memories! Here’s all you need to know about the Savannah Craft Brew Fest 2014!
Showcasing two-ounce unlimited sampling of craft beers from around the world, the Savannah Craft Brew Fest 2014 will win over your heart in seconds. You will have an amazing experience at the Fest, which offers delicious food, beer seminars, a mixology garden, a cider garden, live music, corn hole tournament and more.
Take in Savannah’s picturesque skyline across the River while enjoy an evening with you friends. The Fest will be held at One International Drive, Savannah, Georgia, which is located right on the Savannah River! Visitors to the Fest will sample an array of craft beers from worldwide to local breweries. The Fest will offer more than 150 brewing companies such as West Brook, ACE California, Bottle Tree, Brooklyn Brewery, Founders, Penn Brewery, Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale, Three Taverns Craft Beers, 21st Amendment Brewery, Samuel Adams, S.C. River Dog Brewing Co., Thomas Creek, Allagash, and Boulder Beer.
The Savannah Craft Brew Festival is held annually on Labor Day weekend in Savannah, Georgia, and tickets can be purchased in advance. If you are the designated driver but still want to experience the Fest, tickets are $15 and the VIP tickets are $25. The general admission tickets cost $40 to $50 and include a souvenir sampling glass, full color festival guide, complimentary draft magazine, unlimited sampling of more than 150 world-class craft beers, live entertainment, games, and more!
If you want to get ahead of the crowds, purchase the priority entrance tickets. The $55 dollar ticket lets you enter the festivities at 12:45 P.M. instead of 1:00 P.M. Or purchase the VIP tickets and start enjoying the Festival at 12:00 P.M. Find out more about the tickets here!
No matter if you want to try as many beers as you can or you just want to wander around, the Savannah Craft Beer Fest 2014 is an amazing experience. The Presidents’ Quarters Inn is just a few blocks away from the Fest and is the perfect place for you and your friends to relax after a fun and memorable day. This Savannah boutique hotel offers 16 different rooms, all named after former Presidents of the United States who visited Georgia’s first city. Every morning you stay, you can expect a delicious gourmet breakfast prepared to order. This can energize you for the Savannah Craft Beer Fest 2014. And when you’ve had enough of the Fest, you can come back in the afternoon and rejuvenate. For more information on the Presidents’ Quarters Inn and the city itself, you can request your Savannah vacation guide today! We can’t wait to see you!
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6 Things You Must Do in Savannah this Summer 9 Jul 2014, 9:00 am
Savannah is full of great summer activities, from exploring the historic downtown to wandering through century old cemeteries. With so many things to choose from, it can be difficult deciding which ones are worth your time! Come stay at the Presidents’ Quarters Inn and check out 6 awesome activities you must experience in Savannah. You won’t be disappointed!
1. Bonaventure Cemetery
The idea of wandering through a cemetery may sound a little morbid; however, recent visitors agree that a visit to Bonaventure Cemetery is a must. As you wander through the cemetery, keep your eyes open for the tombstones of such celebrities as poet Conrad Aiken. On the eastern edge of Savannah, Bonaventure Cemetery features striking monuments, elaborate burial vaults and grand live oak trees.
As you explore the gravesites, you will notice many of them date back to the mid-19th century. The charming site rests on a scenic bluff on the Wilmington River and was original purchased for a private cemetery in 1846. Later, in 1907, the site became a public cemetery. The elegant sculptures nestled between the grand trees and glistening riverside make Bonaventure a wonderful experience. The main section of the cemetery has plenty to keep you occupied for an afternoon. Before starting your journey around Bonaventure’s 100 acres, stop by the Visitors Center and pick up a copy of the 16-page “Historical Society Guide” which will give you a brief history of the property.
2. Tybee Island
A quaint beach town on the Atlantic Ocean, Tybee Island, is the perfect place for those wanting a quieter afternoon to relax on the beach. Tybee is known for its laid-back vibe, natural sand dunes and close proximity to Savannah. Only 20 minutes from Downtown Savannah, Tybee Island offers a warm sandy beach, a classic lighthouse, and true southern food. Rich in both history and natural beauty, the Island is fantastic for an afternoon away from the main strip. Children and adults alike will enjoy exploring the island’s three miles of white-sandy beach. Pack a picnic and find your spot on the beautiful beach of Tybee Island. If you enjoy fishing, this charming Island offers fishing piers, and off shore and deep-sea charters, or you can fish right in the surf.
The Island also offers an array of delicious dining options. A Tybee Island gem is the Sundae Café. Causal by day and romantic by night, the Café features an extensive lunch menu, with everything from island inspired spicy tuna tacos and fried oysters to more traditional fare such as fresh club sandwiches, crispy chicken fingers and juicy burgers. Desserts, displayed in the glass case at the front, are mouthwatering, from key lime pie to Reese’s peanut butter pie. Be sure to try a side of thick sweet potato fries with your lunch.
3. Forsyth Park
Thirty acres of lush green grass and grand oaks, Forsyth Park has a little bit of something for everyone. The park’s marvelous two-tiered, white cast-iron fountain is a visual masterpiece. Two large areas of grass are perfect for visitors to kick a soccer ball, throw the Frisbee, or have a picnic. The park features two playgrounds, one for younger kids and one for older ones, giving children an opportunity to burn off some energy. Stroll through this picturesque park and enjoy the cool later afternoon.
4. Savannah River Street
River Street is a glittering gem along the wide Savannah River. River Street, lined with souvenir shops, sidewalk cafes and seafood restaurants, is a lively area for an afternoon stroll or a cup of Jo. The century old buildings, once cotton warehouses, have been transformed into antique shops, fantastic galleries, charming boutiques, divine restaurants, unique nightspots, and more.
River Street’s cobblestone, brick-lined road offers a unique glimpse into Savannah’s past. The Oglethorpe Landing monument marks the exact spot where General James Edward Oglethorpe landed in the port of Savannah in 1733, and the Steamship Savannah Marker recognizes the SS Savannah, the first steamship to cross the Atlantic. Both can be found along this charming street.
5. Leopold’s Ice Cream
Slurp on a rum-based Tutti Frutti cone studded with Georgia pecans in this 1930’s ice cream joint. Three brothers from Greece, George, Peter and Basil Leopold, founded Leopold’s Ice Cream in 1919. They learned and perfected the art of candy and dessert from an uncle who had already settled in America. Generations of people have enjoyed Leopold’s ice cream and other tasty treats such as hamburgers and a classic, pimento cheese sandwiches. The classic ice cream parlor is located on downtown Savannah’s bustling Broughton Street. The absolutely one-of-a-kind ice cream features classics flavors from chocolate to vanilla and seasonal flavors from Guinness to Eggnog. Hop on a bar stool and enjoy your favorite flavor!
6. Stay at a Savannah Boutique Hotel
After enjoying all the amazing things to do in Savannah, there is nothing like resting your head at a classic Southern bed and breakfast. The President’s Quarters Inn offers a selection of lovely rooms and suites, which are all elegantly decorated to match the southern charm of the city. Your stay comes with a full delicious breakfast each morning so your days will start off on a bright note. Complete your list of things you must do in Savannah with a stay at the Presidents Quarters’ Inn. We can’t wait to see you this summer!