Savannah, St. Simons & Jekyll Island

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Savannah is a short 4hr drive from ATL(3.5 if you know how to scan for the blue lights :). Its a nice escape away from the city. This was my third time visiting and most enjoyable I might add. This time I avoided the hotels outside of the downtown area and chose a Bed and Breakfast right in middle of the historic district. Sadly my camera got into a little accident so I didn't get a chance to take pics of the Inn. I highly recommend the bed and breakfast experience. See review below.

River street has all the markings and attractions of this great town. Great seafood restaurants, nice shops, pebble stone streets with the old railroad tracks, back alleys to access the main streets, cotton candy, Coke in bottles, souvenirs, an open market, the pier, hotels on the river and very nice people with big smiles.

pebble stone streets
There are lots of tours(ghost tours, cemetaries etc) and things to do. Visit the welcome center on river street for brochures or check with your hotel for specials. If you stay in the historic district the attractions are all within walking distance.

 I always wanted to do the horse drawn carriage ride but didn't get a chance but it looks like a nice romantic way to tour the city. There is a little area by Oglethorpe, Bull street(name escapes me) with more shops and lots of art galleries I visited a few yrs back. I bought some really great artwork from Steve Schuman and got it personally autographed. See print on link http://www.stevenschuman.com/gallery.php?browse=all. The artists frequent the galleries, there was another artist named Chuck very interesting guy.

He played the piano and serenaded my girlfriend and I to Elton John at the gallery. Great times!

If you're visiting in the summer its extremely hot so come prepared with appropriate clothing and do visit Wet Willies to have some great frozen alcoholic beverages to cool down. There are plenty of squares and parks in the historic district with lots of weeping willow trees and benches in the park to rest and people watch :).

Tybee Island beach is about 30mins away from Savannah to complete the experience. You just might see a dolphin. I have had the pleasure of seeing a few giving us a free show sitting right on the beach. There are accommodations on the strip with restaurants inside for fine dining, come prepared with your quarters for parking or you will get a ticket. Go on and have some good ol' southern fun. Njoy Savannah and Tybee!

Dreamsoftravel says:
Savannah is one of my all time favorite cities. I went there for the first time last year. I drove there from ATL as well and was blown away by how beautiful it was. I love the park squares. I'm moving to Charleston SC in Dec so I will definitely be visiting Savannah again.
Posted on: Sep 30, 2011
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old steps access alleys
old steps access alleys
pebble stone streets
pebble stone streets
sit n watch the boats on the pier
sit n watch the boats on the pier
river street
river street
eclectic sourvenir shops line rive…
eclectic sourvenir shops line riv…
side street off river st
side street off river st
weeping willow trees line the squa…
weeping willow trees line the squ…
Wet Willies lots and lots of great…
Wet Willies lots and lots of grea…
Savannah Hotels & Accommodations review
I stayed at the Savannahs Bed and Breakfast Inn(Azalea room) for 2 nights and I absolutely loved it. Lovely brick walls a 2 bedroom suite perfect for … read entire review
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