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Visiting Savannah

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Visiting Savannah

Greetings!

We are visiting Savannah this weekend to see a relative graduate from Ga Southern University. We are staying by the airport and wanted to see Savannah and the surrounding areas. We found a couple of good places to eat on Yelp and Tripadvisor but weren't sure about what to do. We'll have a couple of days to roam around. Are there any nice Plantation homes to visit or just neat attractions to visit?

Also, any unique dining experience reccomendations are most welcome.

Thank you so much for any advice!

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There aren't any plantation homes in Savannah. There are however,several historic homes you can visit. You can take a trolley or horse drawn tour and see the sites. We prefer walking through the historic district. You can see so much that way and decide which homes you may want to go through. A walk through Colonial Park cemetery is very interesting. Mrs Wilkes on Jones Street is a great place for a meal. It's also a beautiful street to walk on. Get there by 10:30 for a shorter wait. Look on T A for reviews and ideas. We like The Boars Head on River Street, Vinnie Van Go Go's for pizza in City Market, and Crystal Beer Parlor. For great barbecue we like Sandfly. Again, check TA for restaurant reviews and locations. Have a wonderful visit.

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thank you so much!

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You're very welcome. We just returned from Savannah last week. It was another wonderful visit.

I wanted to add, if you're going to River Street, there is an elevator between the Hyatt and City Hall on Bay Street. It's easier than the very steep steps. (You'll see) It comes out by the visitor center and bathrooms on River Street. Go to the candy shops and Peanut shop for free samples. You'll probably want to buy something after tasting. YUM!

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There are no plantation houses in savannah due to Sherman's march to the sea. But as stated before I have toured historic houses. Also like was mentioned before Vinnie van go gos has superb pizza I highly recommend also eat at lady and sons if you have time its excellent as well. Also take a tour with olde savannah tours. With Kathleen as your guide she is fantastic. Oh yea also go see the Bonaventure cemetery in thunderbolt its about 3 miles or so from savannah and its rated 3 or 4 on the most beautiful cemetarys in the world

Edited: 10:19 am, May 07, 2013
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5. Re: Visiting Savannah

There are no plantation house in Savannah (or Charleston) because the plantations were out in the country. The plantation owners had their city homes in town. Plantations were working farms.

Here's a possible option to visit outside Brunswick -

tripadvisor.com/ShowUserReviews-g34802-d5603…

If you do go to Brunswick, be sure to go to Jekyll Island and visit the historic district = the "cottages" of the world's wealthiest who spent winters on Jekyll when it was a private island

http://www.nps.gov/nr/travel/geo-flor/15.htm

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