The 25th Annual Christmas Made in the South Art and Craft Show

November 13th, 2013 by Corey A. Edwards

Savannah Christmas Made In the South Art and Craft Show

Christmas Made in the South
for that one-of-a-kind gift

There’s always one – if not more than one! – person on your holiday shopping list who is just plain difficult to buy for. No matter what you see, they either already have it or it wouldn’t suit them because it’s just ordinary.

Fear not! A solution is at hand: the 25th Annual, Christmas Made in the South Art and Craft Show is just around the corner. If you can’t find a gift here, it simply doesn’t exist.

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The 2013 Savannah Food and Wine Festival

October 10th, 2013 by Corey A. Edwards

It’s time to prime your taste buds for the 2013 Savannah Food and Wine Festival!

And what, exactly, is the 2013 Savannah Food and Wine Festival? Why, it’s only the single greatest foodie event on the planet is what!

2013 Savannah Food and Wine Festival

The 2013 Savannah Food and Wine Festival – November 11 – 17

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The Savannah Speed Classic: Oct 24 – Oct 27, 2013

September 25th, 2013 by Corey A. Edwards

The Savannah Speed Classic celebrates a southern tradition that many are unaware of: high performance road racing.

For most, mention of Savannah conjures up images of cobblestone streets and the slow, timeless gentility of Southern tradition – but did you know that part of that tradition is Grand Prix racing?

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Savannah Riverboat Tours – Your Passport to the Past

September 6th, 2013 by Corey A. Edwards

Savannah Riverboat Tours and Cruises

Nothing brings the rich history and lush beauty of our city to life like a Savannah riverboat tour. Set sail for a bygone era and discover the story of a river instrumental in the founding of our beautiful city.

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Top Ten Savannah Things To Do

August 23rd, 2013 by Katie Pate

This is our official run-down of the top ten attractions in Savannah. Lucky for you, many of theses places are located in one neighborhood: The Historic District. Any destinations that are in our neighborhood (less than 2 miles from the Inn) and I will include the mileage from McMillan Inn.  So, get your itinerary out – here come the signature landmarks, restaurants and properties of Savannah!

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Battlefield Memorial Park and the Siege of Savannah

August 17th, 2013 by Corey A. Edwards

Battlefield Memorial ParkBattlefield Memorial Park, located in Savannah’s historic district, is one of the few places in the continental U.S. that you can visit where literally hundreds of heroic men died in a single battle to protect your freedom from a foreign invader.

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First Friday in Savannah

July 29th, 2013 by Katie Pate

Enjoy Savannah’s First Friday & Saturday festivities from March through December. Located on historic River Street, you can see fireworks at the Rousakis Riverfront Plaza Friday nights.

Explore artist booths, entertainment and fun for the entire family on historic River Street. This beautiful outdoor venue attracts locals and tourists from all over the nation. The festivities run from 4 to 10 p.m., leaving you plenty of time to shop, dine, and delight in this historic landmark.

Shawndra Russell, a guest blogger on Visit Savannah, wrote a great blog about how to get the best out of your First Friday experience. Here are some highlights from her must-see list:

Start in the South of Forsyth (SoFo) District

Russell recommends starting your night in the SoFo district, which begins ten blocks south of our bed and breakfast and extends down to Victory Drive. See Arts-inspired events and eat up the quirky restaurants, shops and galleries.

Get a delicious Oyster and check out the Fireworks at First Friday.

Get a delicious Oyster and check out the Fireworks at First Friday.

Head to River Street for Fireworks and First Friday Oyster Roast

Take the ferry across the Savannah River, which departs every 20 minutes or so from River St. behind City Hall, a little more than a mile north of the inn. On the other side, The Westin Savannah has an oyster roast every Friday and a great view of the fireworks and riverfront.  The show starts at 9:30 p.m.

Romantic Lodging in the Heart of the Historic District

As you can read from the testimonial above, the McMillan Inn is conveniently located within walking and biking distances to many of the most popular and beautiful places in the city. Enjoy a lovingly restored home, full of opulent attention to detail and elegance. We love providing a great atmosphere for a romantic getaway or honeymoon. We also have all kinds of wonderful space for a girlfriends getaway or family gathering. With delicious breakfasts included in your stay each morning, we strive to offer you an unforgettable experience from start to finish.

Tour the Historic District of Savannah via Carriage Ride

July 6th, 2013 by Katie Pate

Did you know the number one Savannah Attraction on TripAdvisor.com is the Historic District? That’s right, the neighborhood where our Bed and Breakfast resides is also the number one place to check out on a visit to Savannah.

Beat the heat this summer during your tour of the neighborhood by taking an old-fashioned carriage ride. We offer a special for this unique and fun experience: Tour the Historic District of Savannah with a well-informed driver that will narrate the ride for you, pointing out historical points of interest and giving you the back story on well known Savannah landmarks.

The tour lasts approximately 45 minutes and will pick you up right here at the inn. The cost is $115 per couple.

Chocolate Covered Strawberries

A sweet treat to enjoy during your carriage ride in Savannah’s Historic District.

If you are looking a perfect proposal idea, add champagne and chocolate dipped strawberries to your ride in an extra-long white carriage. This romantic ride could be the beginning of a new life together! Upgraded carriage ride is $175 per couple.

Savannah Historic District Points of Interest

These are some of the places you will visit and learn about on your carriage ride:

  • Forsyth Park. The park’s north end is home to a cast iron fountain that was erected in 1858. The Forsyth Park Fountain was designed to resemble the grand fountain in Paris at the Place de la Concorde.
  • Mickve Israel Temple. Learn about the Jewish community and history in Savannah. The temple is a beautiful example of 19th century architecture.
  • Andrew Low House. The beautifully restored home of one of Savannah’s most infamous residents.
  • And many more!

Romantic Savannah Lodging

We like to think that McMillan Inn accomplishes a perfect balance of Victorian Romance with modern conveniences. Enjoy wide verandas and porches, the dipping pool for cooling off in the back courtyard, and in-room luxuries like Jacuzzi tubs and flat screen TVs.

 

Savannah Art Shows & Galleries

June 21st, 2013 by Katie Pate

We are lucky to have a thriving arts community here in Savannah. Along with the Savannah College of Art and the Savannah Museum of Art, we have and countless other galleries and performance spaces. The upcoming Tybee Arts Association show and sale is a great way to see (and purchase) local art in a lovely seaside setting.

Tybee Arts Association Show and Sale

By Brad Hook, a watercolor artist and instructor at the Tybee Arts Association.

By Brad Hook, a watercolor artist and instructor at the Tybee Arts Association.

Taking place the weekend after Independence Day, July 5 -7, the Tybee Arts Building will showcase paintings, driftwood sculpture, fiber arts, stained glass, prints, jewelry, photographs, quilts, pottery, handmade furniture and more. The Tybee Arts Association supports the artistic community of the Greater Tybee Metro area through the Tybee Arts Performing Society, the Tybee Turtle Tour and Festival of the Arts, as well as participating in a variety of local events such as the St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Admission is free and the sales takes place at Tybee Arts Association, #7 Cedarwood, Tybee Island, about a 30 minute drive from our Bed and Breakfast.

Other Savannah Arts Resources

Savannah College of Art: Offering more degree programs and specializations than any other art and design university, SCAD prepares students for professional, creative careers. They have tons of interesting professional and student exhibits as well as public events with fascinating and renowned speakers. Check their calendar of events for your visit.

Art Galleries: While, as we said above, there are many galleries in Savannah, here a few within walking distance of our Inn in the historic district:

  • Whitney Gallery, 415 Whitaker Street
  • Shop SCAD Savannah, 340 Bull Street
  • Daedalus Gallery, 129 East Liberty Street

Tasteful Savannah Lodging

If you are interesting in exploring art during your trip to Savannah, than you will no doubt appreciate our lovingly restored, 1888 Italianate Revival building. Our rooms are perfect for honeymooners, anniversary and birthday celebrations, girlfriend getaways, mother-daughter vacations, or even a last minute trip. We look forward to sharing the beauty of Savannah with you!

 

 

Blues, Jazz & BBQ on the River

May 14th, 2013 by Katie Pate

I can’t think of a better way to kick off summer in the South than blues, jazz and Bar-B-Que!

Enjoy non-stop live entertainment the last weekend of May (May 31 – June 2) as savory food items and cold drinks are consumed en mass along River Street.

Festival hours are:

Friday noon – 10pm
Saturday 10am – 10pm
Sunday 10am – 7pm

Get ready for the best in local barbeque and live jazz and blues music on Historic River Street.

Historic River Street

Historic River Street

An annual Savannah favorite, Savannah and surrounding area’s best barbeque joints will come together on beautiful River Street and sell their delicious wares – so you can try them all! Whether you like pulled pork, Brunswick stew, barbeque chicken or smoked ribs, you’re sure to find it at this event. While you’re there, enjoy the sights and sounds of River Street, which for this particular weekend will include live jazz and blues music from talented local musicians. In addition, you should visit River Street’s waterfront plaza full of artisans selling their wares, ranging from simple craft to fine art. Chat with the artists themselves and learn about their inspirations and process.

Added bonus: because it’s the first weekend in June, you can take advantage of First Friday and Saturday activities highlighted by fireworks over the river on Friday night!

If this sounds like your type of good time, come to Savannah for the weekend and stay with us! Our bed and breakfast is in the Historic District of Savannah, about a mile and a half from the River Street Plaza. We have a spacious courtyard with a ‘dipping pool,’ the perfect place to cool your feet after a day of walking and exploring Savannah. Sit and sip your favorite beverage as you cool off from the heat of the day! We’ll see you soon!

 

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