Presidents' Quarters Inn

225 East President Street, Savannah, Georgia 31401
Innkeeper(s): Jane Sales

Don’t Miss the Savannah Food and Wine Festival 1 Sep 2015, 1:00 am

Do you ever wish that there was a way to try a variety of different cuisine at one time and in one place? Well, you’re in luck! The Savannah Food and Wine Festival will take place November 9th through the 15th, and is the perfect way to experience the South’s best culinary happenings all at once. When you stay in Savannah, be sure to book a room at Presidents’ Quarters Inn. Our historic and comfortable rooms are a great place to relax and recline after a long day of feasting. Get ready foodies, because this is one event you’ve just got to see!

Master Class Series

Start your day off right by attending the Master Class Cooking Series, which will take place at the Mansion on Forsyth Park. You’ll learn how to cook like the experts by utilizing techniques involving smell, taste, and touch. You’ll also get to know the personalities behind the celebrity chefs who make some of the most incredible food in the world. This class is offered every day during the Savannah Food and Wine Festival, so you’ll have plenty of chances to attend!

River Street Stroll

This event takes place on November 13th and will be, of course, on River Street! During the Stroll, you’ll be able to taste hundreds of wines, hand-crafted cocktails, and beer from around the world – with a backdrop of the beautiful Savannah River. After the tasting, head over to one of the many great restaurants on River Street and end your day with another delicious meal. The River Street Stroll sells out every year, so be sure to get your tickets soon!

Georgia Grown Trustees Wine Challenge Dinner

Watch the best Georgia wines receive prestigious awards and distinctions during this exceptional dining experience. At the Wine Challenge Dinner, you’ll taste delicious dishes that have been prepared with foods and products grown only in Georgia, and your meal will be paired with Georgia Gold Medal award-winning wines. You’ll have a newfound love and respect for the peach state after this luxurious five-course feast.

Taste of Savannah

Consistently one of their most popular events, the Savannah Wine and Food Festival invites you to the Taste of Savannah. This famous affair allows guests to try hundreds of world-class drinks (served in a souvenir leaded crystal wine glass) as well as dishes from Savannah’s best restaurants. You’ll also have access to cooking demonstrations, various venues, and learning experiences that will make you feel like you’ve hit the culinary lottery.

Jazz & Bubbles Brunch

End your incredible week in Savannah by attending the lovely Jazz & Bubbles brunch in the Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa. There, you’ll be able to relax to the sounds of smooth jazz and enjoy the scenic views of historic downtown, all while sipping some great champagne. Make this brunch one to remember by saying cheers to the upcoming New Year with your loved ones.

Book Your Trip!

So, are you hungry yet? The Savannah Wine and Food Festival is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that will expand your palate, entice your senses, and leave you with wonderful, lasting memories. For more ideas on all of the exciting events taking place in Savannah, download our free vacation guide! It’s a great resource for finding the best of the best in scenic Savannah Georgia.

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5 Ways to Celebrate Halloween in Savannah 26 Aug 2015, 4:15 am

As the oldest city in all of Georgia, Savannah has a haunting history that dates all the way back to the 1700s. With crooked cobblestone streets and eerie Victorian homes, Savannah was named the “Most Haunted City in America” by Fox TV’s “Scariest Places on Earth.” It’s guaranteed to give you the scare you’re craving on Halloween. Before you start planning all of your spooky adventures, be sure to book your room at the Presidents’ Quarters Inn. Our historic boutique inn will serve as a calming oasis after a day full of ghoulish fun. Read on to find out our favorite 5 ways to celebrate Halloween in Savannah.

1. Ghost Tours

There’s no better way to see the spirits of the departed than to travel, well, like the departed! Hearse Ghost Tours allows guests to ride through the city in a hearse that was used by actual funeral parlors to carry thousands of dead bodies. Those brave enough to endure the tour will be brought through cemeteries and haunted streets of the Historic and Victorian districts. A kooky and hilarious tour guide will teach guests about the spirits and energies that are said to haunt Savannah, and tell stories about the city’s dark and mysterious past. It’s the perfect paranormal adventure to try this Halloween.

2. Haunted Pub Crawl

If you’re too old to trick-or-treat, going on a Haunted Pub Crawl might be the next best (or first best?) thing. On this tour, costume-clad guides will take you on a 2-hour candle-lit tour of Savannah’s pubs and taverns, where you’ll learn all about the spirits that haunt them while drinking spirits to calm your nerves. All of the stories told on the tour come from verifiable, true history that has been constructed by decades of research in the paranormal scene. You’ll hear so many bone-chilling tales that you’ll have to order another drink. For more information on the crawl, check out our blog: Try a Savannah Haunted Pub Crawl.

3. Cemetery Stroll

Warning: this is no walk in the park! Take a terrifying trip through Savannah’s most famous burial site on the Bonaventure Cemetery tour. On this tour, guests will experience 3 hours of fright in over 100 acres of haunted, swampy land, while holding nothing but flashlights. Experienced tour guide Shannon Scott will tell true stories of death, murder, mafia, and prohibition, on the most spooky night of the year. If you want to have a horrifying Halloween that you’ll never forget, then walking through this ghostly Gothic cemetery is for you.

4. Midnight Adventure

If you’re a believer in the witching hour, then taking this ghost tour will be even spookier. On the Savannah Midnight Ghost Tour, guests will be able to explore the back streets of old Savannah long after the sun has gone down. Tour guide Tim is an experienced investigator with a passion for the paranormal. He will inform tour-goers about the dark nature of the city’s history, and will provide them with a once-in-a-lifetime Halloween experience in the dead of night. This is one ghostly affair that you don’t want to miss.

5. Family Fun

If the kids are too young for ghosts and goblins, be sure to take them to Boo at the Beach. On October 29th, families are welcome to the Tybee Island Marine Science Center, where they will enjoy Halloween treats, crafts, and stories. Children are invited to wear costumes, watch films, and can even pet marine animals in a touch tank. It’s a great way to have some family fun during the spooky and silly Halloween season.

Book this Fall!

Now that you know about some of Savannah’s best and scariest Halloween attractions, be sure to book your trip for this coming October! And for more ideas on what to do, where to go, and all things Savannah, download our free vacation guideIt’s the ultimate guide to visiting this beautiful – and sometimes creepy – Southern city.

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Things to Do in Fall in Savannah GA 17 Aug 2015, 1:48 pm

As the warm, balmy summer days roll into mild, cooler nights, you can tell that fall is in the air in Savannah. This historic city is breathtaking any time of the year, but it is even more special when the leaves begin to change, making the weather perfect for walking around. Before you begin planning your trip during the beautiful autumn months, be sure to book your stay at the Presidents’ Quarters Inn. Our local boutique hotel is the perfect homestead for you and your family in between adventures in this charming Southern town. Read on to find out some of the best things to do in the fall in Savannah GA.

September

Kick off your fall season the Southern way by attending Savannah’s second annual Bacon Fest. Yes- we said Bacon! On September 4th & 5th, bacon lovers can have their fill of all things crispy and delicious. Local restaurants will be serving a variety of bacon creations all weekend long, and vendors and artisans will be set up along Rousaki’s Plaza for festival-goers.

Or, simply enjoy the fresh air and learn more about Savannah by strolling through the historic district. You can even take a horse-drawn carriage ride or bus tour, where you’ll find picturesque homes, classic cobblestone streets, and red brick buildings that are draped in Spanish moss.

For music lovers, the week-long Savannah Jazz Festival begins on September 20th and celebrates all types of jazz, from traditional swing to funky blues. The festival is free and open to the public, so be sure to go out and enjoy the beautiful Savannah sites and sounds.

October

If you’re over the age of 21, Savannah’s Oktoberfest is an event that you can’t miss. Starting on October 2nd and continuing through the 5th, the 32nd annual Oktoberfest on River Street will have all of your German favorites, including a beer garden, concession stands, and even a Weiner dog race. In addition, attractions like live entertainment, fireworks, and arts & crafts exhibitors will bring the historic streets to life.

In the evening, a living history program titled Stranger than Fiction: An Exploration of the Extraordinary Old Savannah will take place every Friday and Saturday evening throughout October, allowing guests to step back in time and see what Savannah life was like during the 1820s.

Or, a trip to Tybee Island could serve as a peaceful refuge away from the hustle and bustle of downtown. The tepid weather is perfect for enjoying the sunset over a wide, clean beach and warm, gentle ocean waves, and is a great end to a fun-filled day in Savannah.

November

As the temperature continues to cool off through November, there is plenty to see and explore indoors throughout the city. To learn more about Savannah’s unique and inspiring architecture, be sure to visit the Owens-Thomas House, a National Historic Landmark that was once a residence and is now considered one of the best examples of English architecture in America.

Or, if you’re an art-lover, visit the SCAD Museum of Art, which is a contemporary art museum featuring the work of highly-acclaimed artists that is meant to inspire and challenge the creativity of local SCAD students.

For those interested in Savannah’s maritime history, visit the Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum. There, guests can view models of famous ships, paintings, and artifacts dating back to the 18th and 19th centuries. Even when the weather is chilly, Savannah has plenty of museums and exhibits that are warm and inviting to all who visit.

Start planning your trip!

No matter the season, Savannah is the perfect place to learn about and experience Southern history and traditions. Now that you know some of the great things that Savannah has to offer throughout the fall, be sure to book your room at the Presidents’ Quarters Inn, and download our FREE vacation guide for more ideas including restaurants, events, and sites!

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Looking for Something Different to Do? Try a Savannah Haunted Pub Crawl 12 Aug 2015, 9:30 am

Savannah is stunning during the fall. As the leaves change color, there is no better time to visit the charming city and to experience the beautiful weather. The picture of colorful leaves falling onto the cobblestone streets is breathtaking. 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. Offering excellent festivals and events, the classic southern city is packed full of great things for the whole family. One fantastic activity in which to participate is the Savannah Haunted Pub Crawl. Read on to find out more!

There are several great things to enjoy in Savannah during the beautiful fall season. The Savannah Ghost Tours offers one event that you don’t want to miss. The Savannah Haunted Pub Crawl, held nightly, is the perfect activity for the adults. Ghost stories are not just for kids; adults can enjoy the creepy, crawly tails as well. The Crawl is given by knowledgeable and fully licensed guides, who will be decked out in period costumes to enhance your experience. You are sure to have a few laughs during any of the Savannah Tours!

Everyone will enjoy this informative and humorous two-hour candlelight walking tour of all of Savannah’s best pubs and taverns. Guests on the tour will enjoy the strange and intriguing history as well as both types of local “spirits” the city holds. The tour is only for adults 21 years of age or older, no exceptions. Alcohol is not provided and one is note required to drink. If you are planning on enjoy a glass of wine or beer, however, make sure to bring your I.D., because all bars in Savannah will card you regardless of age.

There are two tour times for the Savannah Haunted Pub Crawl. One is at 8 P.M. nightly and the other is at 9 P.M. Monday through Saturday. The 8 P.M. tour departs from the Moon River Brewing Company at 21 West Bay Street. The 9 P.M. tour departs from Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub near City Market at 311 West Congress Street. Reservations are required for the tours. The times and pubs visited along the tour change seasonally because of availability and other restrictions. It costs $20 for adults and $18 for adults 65 and older. Click here to book your tour today!

There are plenty of events in Savannah. The Savannah Haunted Pub Crawl is by far one of the best! 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 Haunted Pub Crawl!

 

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Don’t Miss the Savannah Film Festival 5 Aug 2015, 9:30 am

For all you film enthusiast out there, here is one event you don’t want to miss. We, here at the Presidents’ Quarters Inn, love our city, from its interesting history to its current festivals. If there is one event you don’t want to skip, it is the Savannah Film Festival. If you are a fan of the silver screen, then this is right up your alley. Find out why we love the Savannah Film Festival so much.

There is something truly interesting about filmmaking. From the actors to the setting, directors and screenwriters have to put a lot of thought and consideration behind each and every film produced. Savannah is a wonderful destination for filming, with its breathtaking cobblestone streets and grand oaks. Savannah is no stranger to movie crews and film. Established in 1998, The Savannah Film Festival is hosted by the Savannah College of Art and Design. This fantastic event brings filmmakers, actors, and educators to the city for eights days of film viewings, conferences and lectures. More than 40,000 people attend the Festival. This is definitely the place to channel your inner film buff and savor the cinematic creativity the festival holds.

At the Savannah Film Festival over 90 premiere film screenings will give you an array of opportunities to see amazing independent films. From big names to local film students at SCAD, the Festival is for everyone wishing to share his creativity. Throughout the Festival are Q & A sessions hosted by directors, actors, and writers of some of the biggest films of the year.

Keep your eyes open for famous faces during the Festival. This event brings famous writers, actors, and directors from around the world. Jeremy Irons, Norman Reedus, Alec Baldwin and Abigail Breslin are just a few actors who have received awards at the Film Festival. Make sure to purchase tickets for the after party to meet a few of the actors and actresses. Matt Bomer, from White Collar, was awarded the Spotlight Award last year and Analeigh Tipton, from Crazy, Stupid, Love, was awarded the Rising Start Award.

Tickets for the Festival will be available for purchase on October 1, 2015. The Savannah Film Festival is from October 24th to October 31st. This week is packed full of fantastic events that will leave you wishing it lasted longer! To view ticket prices and to purchase them, click here.

Make your plans today to attend the Savannah Film Festival. This will be the 17th Annual Savannah Film Festival that Savannah College of Art and Design has hosted. As you are planning your schedule for the event, make sure you have the best place to stay while visiting. There is no better place to stay while in the area than at the Presidents’ Quarters Inn. Choose from the 16 beautifully decorated rooms the Inn has to offer. This exquisite Savannah boutique hotel will provide you complimentary Southern breakfast. Enjoy favorites such as muffins, pastries, French toast, or eggs Benedict. Come stay with us and enjoy the SCAD Savannah Film Festival 2015.

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Elizabeth’s on 37th and Other Treasures in Savannah’s Starland Design District 27 Jul 2015, 9:00 am

Numerous areas throughout Savannah are filled with interesting things. One of the Presidents’ Quarters Inn’s favorite areas is the Starland Design District. Most guests to this beautiful city head straight to the historic district, but what they are missing out on is the gem of the southern city. Take time to discover all that the Starland Design District has to offer, from fantastic eateries to local artist galleries. Here are just a few things you should check out, including Elizabeth’s on 37th when you are in the district!

1. Elizabeth’s on 37th

For the finest dining the Starland District has to offer, head over to Elizabeth’s on 37th. This perennial favorite features a seven-course meal. Elizabeth’s on 37th is, of course, located on 37th Street and was the creation of Chef Elizabeth Terry and her husband Michael. This is a favorite among locals and visitors alike. Don’t miss a lovely evening with your significant other at Elizabeth’s on 37th during your time in Savannah!

2. Back in the Day Bakery

For all of you with a sweet tooth, we have the best place in the district for you to try. At Back in the Day Bakery, it is nearly impossible to decide which delicious treat you want to try. You can never go wrong with the Bakery’s Old Fashioned Cupcakes or the Star Brownies. Everything offered at the Bakery is scrumptious and makes perfect gifts for friends! Make sure you grab a treat for the trip home!

3. Green Truck Pub

There is nothing better than a juicy burger at the Green Truck Pub. The Pub was created to provide Savannah with a casual place to eat and drink well. Everything served at the Pub is handmade, from the ketchup to the pimento cheese. Josh and Whitney took a dream and turned it into a reality. The Green Truck Pub is a must when in Savannah, not only for its mouth-watering food but also for its location. Sit back and bite into one of the best burgers served in the city!

4. Chef Darin’s Kitchen Table

When in Savannah, one must learn the art of cooking authentic southern cuisine. Take cooking lessons with Chef Darian. Designed with maximum hands-on opportunity in mind, the kitchen is furnished with five KitchenAid dual ranges and double wall-ovens, the dream of every cook for his or her personal kitchen! After creating delicious masterpieces, each guest gets to sit down and enjoy what he or she made! Check out the different classes offered at Chef Darin’s Kitchen Table here.

Now that you know about Elizabeth’s on 37th and Other Treasures in Savannah’s Starland Design District, it is time for you to plan your trip to Savannah. The Presidents’ Quarters Inn offers a selection of lovely rooms and suites, which are all elegantly decorated to match the southern charm of the city. This charming bed and breakfast, located right on Oglethorpe Square, neighbors several prominent historical sites and offers easy access to the Starland Design District. We hope to see you soon!

 

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Do You Dare to Go on a Savannah Ghost Tour? 20 Jul 2015, 9:00 am

There are numerous ways to explore the stunning city of Savannah. From historic walks to carriage tours, guests to the Southern city are sure to find a way to see all of it. One fantastic way we here at the Presidents’ Quarters Inn enjoy seeing the city is on a Savannah Ghost Tour. The exciting and spooky tours will leave Goosebumps on your arms and send chills down your spine. This tour is not for the weak at heart. The question at hand now is, do you care to go on a Savannah Ghost tour? Read on to find out what they entail.

1. Savannah Tours by Foot

Explore the streets of Savannah on a Creepy Crawl Tour! Your tour guide will tell thrilling tales of the past on the Haunted Pub Tour. During your journey through the streets of Savannah, you will be welcomed into some of the city’s finest pubs! Make sure to put on your walking shoes! This tour, which lasts for two and a half hours, cost $20 a person. You must be 21 years or older to participate!

2. Hearse Ghost Tours

Have you ever been on a Hearse Ghost Tour? Well, after a visit to the mysterious city of Savannah, you can say you have. The Hearse Ghost Tour company offers over two-dozen ghost tours, but only one of them transports you in an actual hearse. You learn about the intriguing history of the city while you pass by cemeteries and haunted buildings. Adults cost $15 and children cost $10. Reservations are necessary and can only be made by phone. Click here to find out more. Warning, the ride is a little bumpy.

3. Sixth Sense Savannah

This Savannah ghost tour will send chills up and down your spine. Guests will be taken through the historic district on the Sixth Sense Savannah Tour. This family-friendly tour is perfect all ages! Every family tour departs at 7 P.M. If you are looking for something a little spookier, try the 18-and-up tour, which begins at 9:30. Both of the tours depart from Clary’s Café! During this wonderful yet frightful two-hour walking tour, guests will explore haunted houses and learn about Poltergeists, shadow people, orbs, exorcisms, tunnels, root doctors, voodoo and more. The Sixth Sense Savannah also offers tours of the Bonaventure Cemetery! Make sure to make reservations. They are required for every tour offered by Sixth Sense.

These are just a few of our favorite Savannah Ghost Tours. After deciding which one you dare to take, make sure you have the perfect place in which to relax. There is no better place to stay while in the beautiful southern city than at the Presidents’ Quarters Inn! Offering a selection of lovely rooms and suites, which are all elegantly decorated to match the southern charm of the city, the Inn has a room that will suit your needs. Your stay comes with a full delicious breakfast each morning so your days will begin on a bright note! We can’t wait to hear about your mysterious adventures!

 

 

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3 Reasons Why Mrs. Wilkes Dining Room is a Must 13 Jul 2015, 9:00 am

There is truly nothing more important than food. Whether it’s a bowl of creamy pasta or a slice of rich, decadent chocolate truffle torte, everyone enjoys munching on good food. No matter what you do, one thing that is a must when touring the southern city is a visit to Mrs. Wilkes Dining Room. This lovely establishment offers visitors an experience like no other. Here are just four reasons why Mrs. Wilkes Dining Room is a must when you come to Savannah.

1. The Food

Although this is an obvious reason, it is definitely the main reason to visit Mrs. Wilkes Dining Room. The Southern home cooking will make your taste buds exploded. From the fried chicken to the macaroni and cheese, your entire family will be satisfied. The menu also includes Squash, Rice & Gravy, Mashed Potatoes, Candied Yams, Collard Greens, Okra & Tomatoes, Brown Rice, Potato Salad, Apple Salad, Macaroni Salad, English Peas & Noodles, Baked Beans, Cole Slaw and so much more. A line gathers at the door of the dining room at 107 West Jones Street every morning. The doors open at 11:00 A.M. and the crowds fill in, wanting a seat. Make sure to get there early to ensure you get a seat! The seasonal menu is subject to change.

2. Dining Experience

If the food isn’t reason enough to visit, then the unique way of dining might just draw you in. You will be seated at a table for ten with strangers. This interesting way of making sure a person occupies every seat in the dining room allows you to have a different dining experience. The tabletop will be covered with platters of fried chicken and cornbread dressing, sweet potato soufflé, okra gumbo, and of course classic southern biscuits. Family style is the way Mrs. Sema Wilkes intended the dining room to be run when she first opened it in the 1940’s. This is a neat way to enjoy a meal with neighbors and strangers.

3. The History

In most Southern cities, there was a boardinghouse where visitors to the town could find a simple, quiet room and home cooking. In 1943, young Sema Wilkes took over a boardinghouse in the historic downtown Savannah. Her goal was to make a living by offering comfortable lodging and delicious homestyle cooking served family style. Mrs. Wilkes picked up were the previous owner left off. She cultivated relationships with the local farmers who provided the sweet potatoes for her mouthwatering sweet potato soufflé. Come experience the history through the dining room and the food.

Savannah features numerous restaurants, but Mrs. Wilkes Dining Room is a must when you come to visit! While you are planning your visit to this Savannah staple, make sure you have a place to stay. Your experience while in Savannah will be enhanced when you choose Presidents’ Quarters Inn as your bed and breakfast. Our wide selection of lovely rooms and suites are all tastefully decorated to match the southern charm of the city. Start planning your trip today!

 

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4 Great Seafood Restaurants in Savannah GA 6 Jul 2015, 9:30 am

Everyone loves a fresh plate of seafood, whether it’s fried shrimp or crab cakes. Savannah is not lacking when it comes to the best seafood in the state. When you come to visit us at the Presidents’ Quarters Inn, we desire our guests to create unforgettable memories. As you plan your days in the city, make sure to include the following 4 seafood restaurants in Savannah GA on your list.

1. Pearl’s Saltwater Grille

Nestled away from Savannah’s historic and commercial district, Pearl’s Saltwater Grille serves wonderful food that you don’t want to miss. Munch on hushpuppies with honey butter, while enjoying the stunning view of the Herb River. Not only is the food at Pearl’s excellent, but the service is also great! The selection of seafood at the Grille will make choosing just one thing difficult. From fried seafood to steamed Alaskan crab legs, Pearl’s has something for every palate. The crab stuffed flounder is one of the best items on the menu!

2. Olde Pink House

A Savannah icon, the Olde Pink House is dishing out some of the finest seafood in the city. Whether you are craving crispy fried lobster tails or sautéed shrimp and scallops in Parmesan cream sauce over fettuccine, this top-notch restaurant is a fantastic place to enjoy a relaxing dinner or light lunch! The menu also features steak and pecan crusted chicken for those in your party that don’t want seafood!

3. Crab Shack

If you are looking for something a little casual but still delicious, head to the Crab Shack! Located on Tybee Island right next to Savannah, the Crab Shack is one of the best places in town! Enjoy mouthwatering platters of seafood while taking in the scenic views of the waterways! This restaurant offers both indoor and outdoor seating and wonderful service! Seafood lovers will be in paradise with the massive selection of fresh fish the Shack offer, from boiled shrimp to buckets of oysters. The low country boil is a staple at the Crab Shack!

4. Driftaway Café

This Café is taking a different approach to seafood. The Café boasts a fantastic selection, including spicy tuna tacos, a Gullah oyster sandwich, and a fried grouper sandwich! The Café also offers an array of classics, like pan-roasted salmon and a seafood combo platter with fried buttermilk shrimp and Gullah fried oysters. No matter what you desire, Driftaway Café has it all, from seafood to salads! This is a must on our list of great seafood restaurants in Savannah GA.

Savannah is a fantastic place to eat your way through! While you are planning at which restaurants in Savannah GA to eat when visiting, make sure you have a place to stay. Your experience while in Savannah will be enhanced when you choose Presidents’ Quarters Inn as your bed and breakfast. Our wide selection of lovely rooms and suites are all elegantly decorated to match the southern charm of the city. Start planning your trip today!

 

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3 Hit Movies Filmed in Savannah 30 Jun 2015, 1:30 pm

Savannah is known for an array of things, from its delicious food to its sweet southern style. One special thing that people are reminded of when thinking of Savannah is the beautiful setting. Several films have been shot in this picturesque city, giving people another reason to come and explore Savannah! 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. Here are 3 hit movies filmed in Savannah that you should definitely watch before visiting the city!

1. Forrest Gump

One excellent movie filmed in Savannah is Forrest Gump. The icon bench scene is located in the heart of Savannah. The most frequently asked question of visitors to the city is where is the Forrest Gump bench located. An interesting fact about the movie, 80% of the film was actually just Forrest sitting on the bench. The bench was once located at Chippewa Square; however, it has been relocated to the Savannah History Museum. Take a step into the movie and be transported into the life of Forrest Gump with a visit to this special location and the museum!

2. Force of Nature

Featuring stunning shots of Savannah throughout the film, Force of Nature gives you a glimpse of the southern city before you have the opportunity to explore it yourself.  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 movie also has scenes featuring the Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse of Savannah! Rent this movie for awesome shots of Savannah!

3. The Last Song

For all you romantics out there, this is a movie you must see! The Last Song, a Nicholas Sparks’ novel that was turned into a movie in 2010, might cause you to shed a few tears while watching it. This heart wrenching film follows the love story of Veronica and Will, portrayed by Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth. The movie was filmed on neighboring Tybee Island, just a few minutes outside of Savannah! This love story is the first film to be both shot and set on Tybee Island! Take a day trip to the Island to see where every scene was filmed!

As you are planning which hit movies filmed in Savannah to watch next, start planning a trip to see all the sights on which the films where shot! Come stay at The Presidents’ Quarters Inn – our historic Savannah boutique hotel. We offer you the finest accommodations and will provide you a signature gourmet breakfast every morning of your stay. You will be able to choose from 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! Start watching your movie marathon today!

 

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