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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!
Photo courtesy Quinn Dombrowski.
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!
Where To Stay During Your Savannah College of Art and Design Tour 30 Jun 2014, 1:30 am
Finding the perfect university can be an exciting ordeal. Walking through the halls and seeing current students in a lecture can be slightly nerve racking but also exhilarating. If you are looking for a place to stay during your Savannah College of Art and Design Tour, look no further than the Presidents’ Quarters Inn. This historic boutique hotel in Savannah, GA, provides all the amenities associated with a bed and breakfast and will make your trip less stressful!
The Savannah College of Art and Design offers over more then 40 majors and 60 minors in degree programs and specializations than any other art and design university. The Presidents’ Quarters Inn, located in the heart of the city, is right next door to most of the Savannah College of Art and Design buildings. You will also be within walking distance of all the interesting and historical sites of Savannah.
The Inn provides the best bed and breakfast accommodations to ensure you enjoy your stay at the Presidents’ Quarters Inn. With 16 excellent rooms from which to choose at The Presidents’ Quarters Inn, you are sure to find the perfect one in which to relax after your Savannah College of Art and Design tour. Every room is named after a former President of the United States. From Monroe to Lincoln and Jefferson to Eisenhower, you can stay in the accommodation named after your favorite president.
It’s quite easy to rise from bed at the Inn and prepare for your tour. As the smell of brewing coffee and freshly baked muffins looms in the hallways, you won’t be able to resist getting out of bed. Enjoy a true southern breakfast every morning during your stay. Buttery pastries, savory breakfast breads, homemade granola, croissant French toast, eggs benedict and homemade quiche fill you tummy before you hit the cobblestone streets of Savannah.
Another great perk of staying at the Inn is that you won’t have to deal with downtown parking on the day of your tour. Enjoy your scrumptious breakfast, grab your bag and stroll right over to the Admission Welcome Center located at 342 Bull Street. The lovely 10-minute walk is a great way to prepare for the tour.
The Savannah College of Art and Design Tours are offered daily at 9:30 a.m. and 2 p.m., Monday through Saturday. As a prospective student the tour gives you an opportunity to view classrooms and administrative buildings, galleries, residence halls and dining facilities and to see where current students live, learn and prepare for professional careers. Branch out and see how the students live not only in the school setting but also in the city setting! Make it a long weekend and see the beautiful southern city of Savannah! After talking with the admission representatives, completing application forms and learning about all the scholarship opportunities, become one of the students and discover Savannah!
Consider staying with us at the Presidents’ Quarters Inn as you plan to attend your Savannah College of Art and Design tour. We have an exclusive location that is only steps away from the SCAD buildings and all the attractions the city has to offer. Our classically decorated guest rooms are perfect for relaxing in after the excited day! Please don’t hesitate to contact us. We are here to help you plan and book the perfect trip to one of the South’s most historic cities!
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6 Romantic Restaurants in Savannah GA 23 Jun 2014, 1:30 am
One of the many benefits of staying at our Savannah bed and breakfast is how close the inn is to local attractions and dining. Presidents’ Quarters is located downtown, so you won’t be far from all the city has to offer. You’ll find no shortage of excellent romantic restaurants in Savannah, GA, to satisfy even the most selective palate. With so many unique restaurants from which to choose, it can be difficult deciding which is perfect for your evening out. To assist in your planning, we recommend you visit these romantic restaurants in Savannah GA.
Noble Fare is not serving your usual fried chicken and gravy southern cooking.The chef at Noble Fare creates locally inspired cuisine with a modern twist. Pair a glass of wine from the Fare’s extensive selection with the House Cured Pork Chop and enjoy it in a charming historic setting. The menu changes regularly as the seasons change. Although a little off the beaten path, this exquisite restaurant is definitely worth your time!
Consistently recommended by Savannah’s most discerning citizens and travelers, Alligator Soul is known for organic, fresh, local and regional fare. From delicious organic made cocktails to house made desserts prepared by its pasty chefs, Soul is a romantic and elegant downtown dining experience you do not want to miss!
The Olde Pink House
An old mansion in the heart of downtown Savannah, Olde Pink House was built in 1771 and is one of Savannah’s most popular restaurants. Offering new southern cuisine in a sophisticated, yet casual setting, guests will delight over dining in this 18th century colonial mansion. Start your meal with the bourbon molasses grilled pork tenderloin and finish it with a pecan cup with vanilla ice cream, fresh berries and homemade whipped cream.
Vic’s on the River
Located at 26 East Bay Street between the Old Cotton Exchange building and City Hall, Vic’s is a fantastic place for a light lunch or a romantic dinner. From BBQ egg rolls to fried green tomatoes, every dish served is simply wonderful! With excellent service and an elegant atmosphere, Vic’s on the River is one of the top romantic restaurants in Savannah, GA.
Elizabeth on 37th
Opened in 1981, the chefs of Elizabeth on 37th serve delicious cuisine in a relaxing atmosphere. The simple elegance of the 1900’s Southern mansion sets the perfect tone for its superb coastal menu. Food preparation is an art at Elizabeth, and each dish is presented perfectly. The dense dark chocolate pecan torte is the perfect way to finish off your Savannah dinning experience.
The Sapphire Grill
A visit to The Sapphire Grill is a must when in Savannah! Chef Nason serves the most scrumptious food from the New York strip with braised Oxtail to the berry cobbler; visitors to the Grill won’t be disappointed. Perfect for a special dining experience!
Your experience while in Savannah will be enhanced when you choose Presidents’ Quarters Inn as your Savannah bed and breakfast. Our selection of lovely rooms and suites are all elegantly decorated to match the southern charm of the city. Your stay comes with a full Southern breakfast each morning so your days will start off on a bright note. And after your visit to one of the romantic restaurants in Savannah, GA, listed above, you can relax with cordials in the parlor. Start planning your romantic getaway to Savannah today!
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2014 Labor Day in Savannah GA 16 Jun 2014, 1:30 am
Looking for a memorable Labor Day destination? Take your holiday our charming Savannah Inn and have an unforgettable experience. Whether you are looking to relax or see everything that there is to see, Savannah is the place to visit. From riverboat tours to fire works at the pier on Tybee Island, visitors are sure to enjoy their last summer getaway to this historic southern city. Although the history and beauty of the city are enough to keep anyone busy for a whole weekend, you will also be able to partake in several special events. Here’s a list of all the fun things you can do on Labor Day in Savannah GA!
Passengers aboard the Savannah Riverboat Cruises experience the city in a unique and exciting way. With a variety of cruise options from which to choose, guests are sure to find one that suits their taste. Enjoy a delicious evening dinner, with live entertainment and an unforgettable tour of Savannah on a Sightseeing Riverboat cruise. Celebrate the holiday a day early with a Sunday brunch cruise. Experience refreshing breezes while munching on local southern flavors at a lavish brunch! There’s sure to be a cruise that fits your plans while in Savannah! Click here to book your Riverboat Tour today!
Labor Day Fireworks
Venture out of the heart of Savannah to Tybee Island for an evening of sparkles in the sky! On August 31 at 9:15 p.m. stand beneath an umbrella of beautiful colors on Tybee Island Pier. This is the perfect way to celebrate the holiday!
Before enjoying the show, grab a bite to eat at Coco’s Sunset Grille. Serving handmade drinks and the freshest seafood, Coco’s not only offers delicious food but also the best sunset view on Tybee Island. The Grille is one of the very few restaurants located at an operating marina and is a hidden gem of the Georgia’s coastline!
A great way to relax on your vacation is playing a few rounds of golf. Head on over to The Club at Savannah Harbor located on Hutchinson Island in the middle of the Savannah River and experience some fantastic low country golf. With the attentive, courteous, and friendly staff, your time at the Club will be memorable. The grill is an excellent place to sit and enjoy the very best cheeseburger in all of Savannah!
Old Fort Jackson
Finish off your holiday with a piece of history at Old Fort Jackson. This stronghold is the state’s oldest remaining fort, dating back to 1808. It includes a number of Civil War and other military exhibits through which visitors can wander and learn about the fascinating history. On Memorial Day weekend, the Fort will be holding special events. Experience the lives of the soldiers stationed at Fort Jackson during the American Revolution, War of 1812, and the Civil War. If you’re a history buff, this Fort is a perfect afternoon activity for you!
When you come to Savannah to celebrate Labor Day, you are taking time to display your patriotism and love for the United States. After the night winds down and the corporate celebration ceases, there is no better way to finish of the day than by staying at the Presidents’ Quarters Inn. Each of the 16 rooms is named after a former President of the United States. From Truman to Lincoln and Kennedy to Roosevelt, you can stay in the accommodation named after your favorite president. Rooms will book extremely fast for Labor Day weekend at our Savannah boutique hotel, so be sure to book your room today to make sure you can stay at the best place in town.
Photo courtesy U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District.
Savannah Historic District Tour Guide 10 Jun 2014, 1:30 am
In the heart of one of the most beautiful cities in the world, the Historic District of Savannah is full of cobblestone streets, magnificent gardens, and oak-shaded parks sprinkled with Spanish moss. Buzzing with art, culture, festivals, live theater, outdoor cafes, and gourmet restaurants, this true southern city will win your heart over! Savannah is a great place to live and visit throughout the year! For the visitors wishing to learn more about the roots of the city, Savannah Historic District is the best place to start your adventure! We at the Presidents’ Quarters Inn have written this guide so that you can experience the area to its fullest!
A number of companies offer tours of the Historic Distract, allowing visitors to explore the entire city by foot, carriage or bus! Spend the day with the staff of the Old Savannah Tours! The On & Off Tour is a fantastic way to explore as much of Savannah as you can fit into a day. You will enjoy an informational tour given by your guide and the option to explore the Historic District with the company’s 15 trolley stops throughout the day! Find out more at the Old Savannah Tours’ website here!
Among the cultural gems in the historic district reside some of the country’s most beautiful churches. None is more gorgeous than the First African Baptist Church on Franklin Square. The church was built by slaves in 1859 and was once a stop on the Underground Railroad. Although the exterior is simple, the interior will take your breath away!
The only Broadway-style professional live show in the city is the Historic Savannah Theatre. The show features a 5 piece live band, cast singers, dancers, and actors that sing music from an array of popular themed shows! The building in which the theatre is located was constructed in 1818 and is the oldest operating theatre in the United States. Seeing a show is a great way to stay cool in the summer heat while still enjoying the history of the city!
Located on Drayton Street and East Park Avenue, Forsyth Park is a great place for outdoor enthusiasts to visit! At the north end of the park is a cast iron fountain that was erected in 1858. The fountain was designed to resemble the grand fountain in Paris at the Place de la Concorde. A stroll through the 20-acre Forsyth Park offers a true southern picture, with Spanish moss hanging from massive old live oaks.
Savannah has numerous beautiful historic homes to see and tour. One that is a must see is the Andrew Low House! This beautifully restored home is filled with wonderful portraits of the people who have lived and visited the family of the house. The home has deep roots with Savannah’s history and the Civil War. Another classic Savannah building is the Davenport House, which was completed circa 1820 by Isaiah Davenport. Take a tour of this lovely home and experience what the early 19th century was like in Savannah.
City Market is one of the best ways to experience Savannah. From unique art to Southern cuisine, you will need an entire day to explore every nook and cranny of the Market. Since the early 1700’s, City Market has been the center of historic Savannah. Today, City Market offers the best of what is old and what is new in Savannah! Sit down at any of the charming outdoor restaurants or enjoy a delicious scoop of ice cream from Café GelatOhhh in a classic courtyard.
The best part about spending time in the Savannah historic district is that the Presidents’ Quarters Inn is right there and ready to host you on your trip. This charming bed and breakfast is located right on Oglethorpe Square and neighbors several prominent historical sites. 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! See you soon!
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Savannah International Trade and Convention Center 4 Jun 2014, 8:00 am
Savannah, GA is such a large city, which makes it difficult to find a place to have your next meeting. If you are in search of a great meeting place, let us help you! From a convention to a private party, Savannah International Trade and Convention Center is the perfect place to hold your event! Plus, The President’s Quarters Inn is located right around the corner, giving you easy access to the Center. Here is all you need to know about the Savannah International Trade and Convention Center.
The goal of the Savannah International Trade and Convention Center is success. They want you to have the best experience possible! The experienced staff will work with you throughout the entire process to make sure you have a memorable and successful event! When you hold your meeting at the Savannah International Trade and Convention Center, an Event Planning Guide is provided with useful information on the Center’s polices and procedures. Find out more at the Savannah International Trade and Convention Center information page here!
The Trade Center provides you with a list of vendors that will help you organize a flawless event. The Center has worked with some of the industry’s leading providers of meeting and event services, not just in the city of Savannah, but also nationwide. Click here to see the list of vendors!
Internet service is provided through the Center’s venue partner CLD Networks. You simply need to complete the order form! The center also provides an exclusive in-house security, which is maintained 24 hours to ensure your safety. Find out more about all their services here.
With some of the finest cuisine in the Low Country, you won’t be disappointed by SAVOR… Savannah Catering! The distinguished chef of SAVOR is sure to bring you the finest southern food, using the freshest local food to create her masterpieces. Whether it is a reception for a small group or a large reception, SAVOR… Savannah will serve up the most scrumptious food! As the Savannah International Trade and Convention Center’s exclusive food service contractor, SAVOR… offers several culinary options.
The Savannah International Trade and Convention Center holds an array of events. One special event is weddings. Cherish your day in one of the exclusive event spaces at the Center. The romantic and private venue is perfect for either a traditional affair or a modern celebration. Your guests will be in awe of the panoramic view of historic River Street, the restored waterfront and the beautiful backdrop! The esplanade and river plaza is fantastic for any occasion! The venue overlooks the amazing coastal scenery, which is perfect for an evening affair. Savannah’s temperate climate is ideal for an outdoor affair; however, the ballrooms are a gorgeous alternative.
After your successful event at The Savannah International Trade and Convention Center, stay at a classic Southern bed and breakfast in the heart of historic downtown Savannah. The Inn is the perfect place for guests to stay at during all the festivities! The President’s Quarters Inn offers 16 luxurious rooms to relax in after a long and exciting day. All the rooms are named after former Presidents of the United States who have visited Georgia’s first city. Plus, your stay includes a delicious breakfast. Book your room today!
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Savannah Indoor Activities During Hot or Rainy Days 28 May 2014, 1:30 am
Savannah is certainly an outdoor-minded city, with squares and streets made for a pleasant stroll. But when summer comes around, enjoying the historic streets can be a hot, sticky, and wet ordeal with high temperatures or an afternoon thunderstorm. Deciding on the Presidents’ Quarters Inn as your boutique hotel of choice puts you within walking distance of most of Savannah’s indoor activities. We have made a list of some of those fantastic Savannah indoor activities near our luxurious accommodations to help you plan for any weather conditions!
Mercer Williams House Museum
Walk through the Mercer Williams house and experience life in the 1860’s. Relish in the art of days gone by and the antique furnishings. Learn of the family’s history on a guided tour and visit the gardens, if the weather permits. Read the book or see the film “Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil,” which was filmed in the Mercer Williams House. Reading the book before visiting makes the tour even more enjoyable!
The Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist
Stunning. When it comes to the oldest Roman Catholic Church in Georgia, only one word is needed to describe the beautiful 1873 building. Take a few minutes and admire the architecture on the exterior with incredible stain glass windows, then walk inside and view the lovely choir area. This building is said to rival some of the finest churches in Europe.
The Owens-Thomas House
The Owens-Thomas House, considered by architectural historians to be one of the finest illustrations of English Regency architecture in America, was built in 1819. Decorative arts collection, furnishings, and American and European objects dating from 1750-1830 are throughout the house. The Museum Store is located in the original stables and the tours begin in the original slave quarters, giving guest a feel for life of a slave in the 1800’s.
The Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum
A navy man’s highlight, The Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum is housed in the Scarbrough House, which was built in 1819. The museum has exhibits of ship models, paintings and maritime antiques and the largest garden in the historic district.
The Academy was built in 1818 as a mansion for Alexander Telfair. The Telfair family once lived in this magnificent mansion, which now houses their impressive collection of American and European paintings. The museum includes works on paper, wonderful oil paintings, antique furniture, sculptures, and major paintings by Childe Hassam and many more artists. Enjoy browsing the exhibits and reading about the architecture of the house or take an informative tour. The perfect place to visit when it’s overcast and rainy!
Even though Savannah is a beautiful city with so much to enjoy outside, having a plan for unfavorable weather is always a good idea. Just because a bit of rain falls doesn’t mean you have to give up hope of having a great day. The Presidents’ Quarters Inn is located in central downtown, offering you the best access to all the activities listed above! Book one of our 16 luxurious rooms to escape to after a rainy day. We will be sure to prepare you for a hot summer day with a delicious complimentary breakfast!
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Fun Things to do on Tybee Island 23 May 2014, 1:30 am
As the warm weather approaches people are scrambling to bask in the rays of sunshine. Start planning your trip to Savannah to enjoy the beautiful months of summer. Spend a day on the town, lounge on the sandy beaches or visit a few of the historical sites. When there’s nothing else to do in central Savannah, take a trip to Tybee Island and enjoy the day exploring with the family. With so many options, it can be hard to decide where to go and what to do. We have created a list of fun things to do on Tybee Island to add some adventure to your vacation in Savannah!
Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum
A must see when visiting Tybee Island, the Lighthouse Museum gives visitors a glimpse into what life was like for a lighthouse keeper and his family in the early 1900′s. Explore the nooks and crannies of the lighthouse, and, if you dare, hike 178 steps to the top for an amazing view. The climb is worth it!
Fort Pulaski National Monument
Kids and history buffs will love uncovering the mysteries of long ago at Fort Pulaski! Guests can travel through secret underground tunnels, swing the cannons, and look though all of the rooms where soldiers once stayed and fought. Take a tour and learn more about what occurred there during the Civil War. Catch the musket and soldier demonstrations everyday or the cannon-firing demonstrations on Saturdays and Sundays.
Tybee Island Beach
Nothing beats just lounging around and reading a book on the beach. Pack a basket of goodies and load the car up for a fun day on the scenic Tybee Beach. Stroll down the boardwalk at sunset and enjoy the stunning skyline. Whatever your desire, Tybee Island Beach is a beautiful spot to spend your day!
Located in the middle of water, explorers need to rent a kayak and paddle out to this beautiful lighthouse to view it up close. If you time your visit just right, when the tide is low, you can stroll right up to the lighthouse and take a peek inside.
A wonderful place to watch the world go by, North Beach is less traveled and quieter than the main strip. Wander along the rocky areas of the coast, watch the dolphins play in the salty water or enjoy the charming lighthouse against the picturesque sky. It is beautiful during every season of the year!
Captain Mike’s Dolphin Tours
Experience the graceful and playful wild bottle-nosed dolphins on a boat tour! A family run business, Captain Mike’s gives guests a taste of the true Georgian low country. Enjoy a memorable dolphin adventure in the waters of Tybee Island. Captain Mike’s also offers sunset cruises.
With so many things to do on Tybee Island, from walking on the beach to exploring lighthouses, you’ll want to make sure you have a place to come back to after a day full of memorable activities. The Presidents’ Quarters Inn – our historic Savannah boutique hotel – offers you the finest accommodations and will feed 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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