FUN-travel: Good ole US of A! – Savannah, GA

June 16, 2014 by · Comments Off on FUN-travel: Good ole US of A! – Savannah, GA 

Day 1 – took the red eye w/layover in DC

Good News – saved the cost of a hotel night1 Savannah, Ga.
Bad News – very uncomfortable! Even in 1st class

  • 9:30 – arrive & pick up a car
  • Only takes 20 minutes to get to historic district

FUN-fact – Staying at the Eliza Thompson House – built in 1847 – features 12 rooms in the “Main House” and 13 rooms in a “Carriage House” which overlooks the courtyard. Amenities include: continental breakfast, turn down service, evening reception with wine and hors d’oeuvres, and desserts and coffee.

Good News – get parking spot right in front – $12 pass from Inn gets you 48 hrs
Bad News – room not ready & tired – oh well!

  • 10:30 – head off for nice stroll
  • 11:30 – lunch

FUN-food – The Public Kitchen & Bar – really good 100% Natural Free Range Grass-fed Ground Burger & spinach salad + 2 ice teas = $32

  • 12:30 – head to water front
  • 1:30 – take Oglethorpe trolley thru historic district
  • 4:00 – back to room for nap
  • 6:00 – happy hour in front living room
  • Lots of FUN people from around the world
  • 7:30 – walk to City Market – 4 block area
  • Dinner @ Vinnie Van Go-Go’s Pizza – (recommended by bartender @ the Public)
  • cheap and fairly good – best part is sitting outside and people watching
  • 9:00 – back to Inn for desserts

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More FUN-facts – Savannah is the oldest city in Georgia and the 13th and final English Colony.  It is known as America’s first planned city. The historic district is 2.2 square miles and the largest one in the US. The city was laid out in a series of grids that allowed for wide open streets intertwined with shady public squares and parks that served as town meeting places and centers of business. Savannah had 24 original park-like squares; 22 squares are still in existence today. Forrest Gump narrated his life’s story sitting on the bus bench in Chippewa Square. And Juliette Gordon Low who founded the Girl Scouts was born here in 1860.

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