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    Melt in your mouth pralines!

    by rexvaughan Written Jun 12, 2005

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    Favorite thing: I never make a trip to Savannah without finding some of the wonderful pralines which are a Southern treat that I think actually has French origins. It is brown sugar, butter and pecans - how could you beat that combination?? You can find them several places, but I like Savannah Candy Kitchen which has locations at River Street and City Market. They also have delicious chocolate fudge and other sweets and nut treats to tempt you. Indulge!

    Fondest memory: Pralines -I have even asked friends who went to Savannah to bring me some back - some did!

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    Trolley Tours

    by grandmaR Updated Apr 7, 2005

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    Favorite thing: Originally, I intended to take the Gray Line tour, which is one of several available. They advertise that tours depart every 30 minutes from the Visitor's Center and Gray Line central (free parking). The Trolley Tour is a comprehensive, fully narrated tour uninterrupted by trolley stops. Enjoy a 75-minute journey through 260 years of Savannah's history, homes and haunts with unlimited on and off privileges at 12 trolley shuttle stops within the Historic District.

    In the end, I switched to Old Savannah Tours, and was very happy with them.

    Note in the photo - white bumps in the street around the stop sign which appears to be farther out into the street than usual

    Fondest memory: In addition to Grayline and Old Savannah, possible tours include:

    • Motorcoach & Van Tours
    Tours by BJ
    Old Town Trolley Tours

    • Sightseeing & Interpretive Guide Service
    Historic Savannah Foundation Special Tours
    Personalized Tours of Savannah

    • Guided Walking Tours (alphabetical order)
    Ghost Talk Ghost Walk
    Ghosts of Savannah walking tour
    The Original Savannah Walks Inc.
    Risky Venture Tavern Tour
    Savannah Haunted History Tours
    See Savannah Walking Tour
    Sixth Sense Savannah Ghost Tours
    Spirit of Savannah Tours

    • Boat Tours
    Savannah Riverboat Cruises
    Standard Bay Charters
    Tybee Island Adventures

    • Limousine Tours
    A1 Atlanta Limos
    G.R.A.C.E. Limousine Service
    Old Savannah Limousine Service
    Southern Comfort Limousine

    • Cemetery Tours
    Bonaventure Cemetery Tours

    • Dolphin Watching
    Tybee Island Adventures

    • Eco-Sensitive Tours ( Bull River Cruises from Tybee road)

    • Boat, Canoe & Kayak Rentals
    Captain Walt's Charters
    Net Cruzr Charters
    Savannah Canoe and Kayak

    Greyline Red Tour Trolley
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    • Architecture
    • Sailing and Boating
    • Historical Travel

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    A Bit Of Gory History

    by kidkilowatt Written Mar 31, 2005

    Favorite thing: Stop by the Lucas Theater at 32 Abercorn and see if you can find the bullet holes from a supposed drive-by shooting in prohibition times in which several people (I think 11) were killed. The bullet holes are still there, just touched up a bit to make them less noticeable.

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    Check Out That Iron Work...

    by kidkilowatt Written Mar 31, 2005

    Favorite thing: There is a history behind Savannah's iron work and it can be seen all throughout the historic city. Just stop by fences or iron trims on the houses as you stroll through Savannah and admire the beauty of this iron work. If you are really interested, you should take a tour of the Savannah iron work.

    Try this website: www.seesavannah.com/iron2.htm

    Iron Work

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    Come With An Appetite

    by kidkilowatt Written Mar 31, 2005

    Favorite thing: Serving sizes were huge in Savannah in most of the restauratns we visited, but everything is so good that it was hard to stop eating, even when we knew we should call it quits. Come to Savannah with an appetite and take advantage of all the great restaurant serving up hefty portions of local favorites.

    Fondest memory: Eating my way through the city...

    An Empty Plate

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    Don't Rush, Just Soak It All In...

    by kidkilowatt Updated Mar 31, 2005

    Favorite thing: Savannah is such a beautiful city to walk around. Do walk as much as possible in soak in your surrounds. Living in New York, I see many benches but never before have I had the desire to sit down on one just to ponder or soak in the atmosphere. Savannah is such a wonderful place to just take a seat and be at peace with the world. Take advantage of the benches in Savannah's parks and squares.

    Fondest memory: Sunshine and blue skies can't be beat.

    A Walking City

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    Skidaway Island

    by brkilbourne Written Nov 13, 2004

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    Favorite thing: The Science Museum is a wonderfull place for children, with an aquarium, short trail system and picnic tables. Can be added to visit to the Skidaway Island State park ( camping, trails, pool. or a walk in Wormsloe
    Plantatation

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    A city of monuments

    by zrim Written May 1, 2004

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    Favorite thing: Never before have I seen so many monuments in a U.S. city outside of Washington, D.C. They seem to dole out monuments to every Tom, Dick and Harry. I'd hate to have lived in 1700s Savannah and not have a monument. It seems like you'd have to have been a real loser not to warrant a monument.

    One of Savannah's many monuments
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    • Historical Travel

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    A City of Parks

    by zrim Written May 1, 2004

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    Favorite thing: Never have I seen a city with so many small beautiful parks. In the downtown area between the river and Hall Street there are about 25 manicured parks. I picked a perfect time to visit as all the flowering trees were in bloom. The historic buildings give Savannah a certain oldworld charm, but for me what truly makes Savannah a stand out city is its parks.

    one of Savannah's many parks
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    • Road Trip

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    Savannah's historic district

    by tpangelinan Written Mar 13, 2004

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    Favorite thing: Either take a bike, trolley, car or carraige ride, but you must go to the Historic District of Savannah. It's a wonderful place full of great photo shots at every turn, so bring your camera and lots of batteries. Great shops all along here, any thing you could want. Cheap to park, about 50 cent to $1.00 per hour and right on the water.

    Savannah's historic district
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    • Family Travel

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    Factors Walk

    by PA2AKgirl Updated Jan 15, 2004

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    Favorite thing: Business used to be conducted from the decks of ships and wharfs, so cotton factors used to set up shop here on the W. side of Bay Street. These were the 1st offices and warehouses and the walk is named after the brokers (factors) who made this area wealthy initially. This really isn't my fondest memory, but it's a pretty street and you can't miss it if you're downtown at all. It's the way to get down to River Street.

    Factors Walk

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    Walking in Savannah

    by PA2AKgirl Written Dec 11, 2003

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    Favorite thing: This is definitely a city you where you can walk around. It's laid out in a grid system, with "squares" everywhere. These little open areas have live oaks and beautiful architecture surrounding them where you can just relax. There is a ton of history in this town and notorious for its southern society. ("Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil contributed to this...a lot like "The Great Gatsby" of the south...) Just walking around, you can submerge yourself in history and southern culture and customs.

    one of the many squares
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    • Architecture

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    Tybee Island

    by PA2AKgirl Written Dec 11, 2003

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    Favorite thing: I like that this beach is not overly developed. Mostly, it's residential with some hotels. Not at all like the NE coast or even down to Myrtle Beach in South Carolina. You can kayak, watch dolphins, walk along the beach and I've never experienced crowds of people there. The lighthouse is nice, the restaurants are okay...they have good views:) But it's a nice getaway from the city, I suppose.

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    • Sailing and Boating

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    Savannah

    by cobrioc Written Jul 10, 2003

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    Favorite thing: Savannah
    With its cobblestone streets, historic squares, opulent mansions, and spreading dripping with Spanish moss, Savannah is one of the most distinctive cities in the United States, ranking with New Orleans, San Francisco, and Charleston, South Carolina. The town has a lazy, genteel feel, accentuated by the humid southern climate and laid-back nature of its citizens. There is much to see and do in Savannah, and it serves as a good home base for excursions to other, wilder areas of the Georgia coast.



    Officially, the district is defined by the Savannah River and Gaston Street (Forsyth Park) and bordered by East Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. The Victorian Historic District, which stretches south from Forsyth Park for approximately 1 square mile, is undergoing renovation and development that has already swept through the neighborhoods to the north. Some beautiful lodging and delicious dining are found in this area as well.

    It is recommended that visitors start their sojourn in Savannah at the Savannah Visitors Center. From here, tourists can get oriented to the town's charms by taking a tour or picking up maps and helpful information. Annual events to be aware of start with St. Patrick's Day. For more than 160 years, this riotous event has celebrated the Irish heritage of the city. The St. Patrick's Day parade is the second largest in the U.S., behind New York, and the celebration is the third oldest, behind New York and Boston. Other events to look out for are annual tours of homes and gardens, which allow a peek into some of Savannah's finer homes that usually are closed to the public.



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    Fondest memory: Touring Savannah
    Savannah is ranked in the top 10 best walking cities in the U.S. by Walking Magazine. Most tourists sites are concentrated around River Street, City Market, and the Historic District. River Street and City Market are thriving tourist areas within walking distance of each other that feature a collection of restaurants, clubs, art galleries, and souvenir shops housed in the historic buildings of Savannah's waterfront and City Market.



    Savannah Visitors Center/Savannah History Museum
    Located in the 1860 Central of Georgia Railroad Building, visitors starting here can get information on lodging, restaurants, and attractions that make Savannah distinctive. Walking, driving, or carriage tours are booked here. The Savannah History Museum offers an excellent introduction to the area's history. Exhibits feature Forrest Gump's bench and the Bird Girl statue on the cover of Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, discuss the Siege of Savannah, Savannah-born songwriter Johnny Mercer, and Savannah's railroad history.

    Directions: I-16 to Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard Exit 37A/167. At light, go left. Visitors Center is on left.
    Activities: Historical touring.
    Facilities: Restrooms, gift shop, snack bar.
    Dates: Open 7 days a week, 9–5.
    Fees: A small fee is charged for the museum.
    For more information: Savannah Visitors Center/Savannah History Museum, 301 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, Savannah, GA 31499. Visitors Center: Phone (912) 944-0455. History Museum: Phone (912) 238-1777

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    Savannah Port

    by cobrioc Updated May 9, 2003

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    Favorite thing: Savannah's port has always been a significant part of the city's economy, transporting timber and other resources to England in its earliest days.
    Savannah once served as a prime shipping avenue for New World goods bound for Europe.
    Today, Savannah has the largest foreign commerce port on the South Atlantic Coast.

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    • School Holidays
    • Casino and Gambling
    • Historical Travel

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