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Old 03-14-08, 07:13 PM
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We are taking a trip to Disney the last of April or first of May. On our way back we are thinking of stopping off in Savannah for a few days.
My wife has always thought it would be a fascinating place to see in our senior years. Any information would be helpful such as what areas of the city to stay in. I am not a B&B fan so rule that one out. Any must see sites? Favorite restaurants? Tours? Hotel suggestions? Nothing too expensive but not a dive...Thanks.
 
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Old 03-15-08, 06:51 AM
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my wife and i went there a few years back and loved it. we didn't stay long enough to see all of it. can't recomend any places to stay, but the OLD city is beautiful. sorry i can't be more help. ENJOY!
 
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Pirate's House Restaurant (classic visitor's spot). Definitely walk the Riverfront. Most of the deep history of early shipping is found there. Some of the walkways are the actual ballast rocks used in the ships when they came here to pick up goods to take back to the old world. I would take a bus tour of the city, rather than driving it. Narrated descriptions of the historic districts, and besides you won't get lost. Many of the houses in downtown are considered historic sites, and if you buy one, you must restore the exterior to it's original state, which makes the place look so neat as you drive down the streets. If you ever saw the movie "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil", you will get a taste of it. You can't take your drinks from bars in glass, as they must be transferred to plastic cups for that. I live in North Georgia, and their language in Savannah is truly unique, especially the older ladies. Even the word "Savannah" is pronounced "Su-'va-nuh". You'll love it, probably better than Mickey mouse. Motels and Hotels are plentiful. Don't forget to take US 80 to Savannah Beach. Nice drive, and if it is still there, William's Seafood, was always a good luncheon spot on the way to or from the beach.
 
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If you have not seen the movie "Midnight in the Garden of Good & Evil," you must to whet your appetite for Savannah, GA. As indicated, there is much to see and do there.

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http://www.savannah.com/

http://www.savannahvisit.com/


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Thank's for the excellent information. This will be kind of an exploring visit. If we like it as much as I feel we will then we will schedule a more extensive trip.

I had planned to take a bus or trolly tour whichever they have there. I love them, when you are driving yourself you can miss so much. Any suggestions there? I see that there are lots of tours and several tour companies.
 
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Old Town Trolley Tour is probably the best because of the options offered. 90 minute express tour. All day tour with on and off stops. Or, the two-day pass.

There are other tour options available. Explore all here: http://www.historictours.com/savannah/
 
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very useful information, thanks. I've been planning to ride the trolley tour but I wasn't sure about it. Now at least I can consider the tour.
 
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If you're continuing on up the coast you might also consider visting Charleston, SC. My gang did a stopover there last summer on the return trip home from NC. Highlights were Patriot's Point:

http://www.patriotspoint.org/

The SC Aquarium:

http://www.scaquarium.org/

and the tour of Fort Sumter:

http://www.spiritlinecruises.com/sumter_overview.asp
 
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Old 03-19-08, 06:54 PM
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That sounds good too.. Darn there are just so many interesting places to see. Wish I had more time and more money.
 
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Old 04-22-08, 08:09 AM
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Savannah is a beautiful place - been there once - you are going to love it.
 
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Looks good. Is there anything in particular that I should be aware of when visiting?
 
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Old 05-02-08, 04:34 AM
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Yep, remember where home is. You will get so mesmerized by the beauty of the city, history, folksy ways, etc., you may forget that your vacation is over, and you have to get back to work. First stop would be a visitor's center. Get the brochures that are available and listen to the folks there. They know the city and where to go. Just don't make fun of the way we talk. Remember, as Lewis Grizzard said, "God talks like we do". As stated earlier, take at least one trolley tour. Go to the riverfront. Have fun.
 
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