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.
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.
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!