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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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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!

 

 

Tybee Wine Festival

March 27th, 2013 by Katie Pate

A five day wine festival on the beautiful Tybee Island – what better way to welcome Spring to Savannah?

Come to Savannah from April 10 – 14 and celebrate wine, food and the beauty of the Spring bounty at the Tybee Wine Festival. Each day of the event has a theme and its own admission fee, between $35 and $60.

Wednesday April 10 at 6:30 p.m. Wining and Dining – “The Art of Pairing”

A wine connoisseur will lead you through a specially prepared five-course meal, each course perfectly matched with an assortment of fine wines. Learn the dynamic of each dish and associated wine flavor. Descriptors of aroma and taste will suddenly make sense, and you too, will understand the art of pairing food and wine! At the Tybee Island Social Club, 1311 Butler Ave. $60 plus $5.00 tax and handling ($25 of which is a tax deductible contribution). Tax and gratuity are included.

Thursday April 11 at 11:30 a.m. Seafood School – “Seafood Treasures from the Golden Isles”

Perfect your seafood skills with expert chefs from the Savannah area. Watch, learn, ask questions and sample! Five scrumptious seafood dishes via fabulous culinary demonstrations! See the chefs and their dishes on the Tybee Wine Festival website. Tybee Lite Shrine Club, 1 Meddin Avenue. $55 plus $3.00 tax and handling ($20 of which is a tax deductible contribution).

Friday April 12 from 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. An Evening of Oysters & Wineoysters-and-wine-pairing

Legend has it that Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love, sprang forth from the sea on an oyster shell and promptly gave birth to Eros. Thus began the belief that oysters, harvested and consumed since Roman times, hold special aphrodisiac powers. Along with oysters will be an array of perfectly matched wines – all designed to complement your oyster feast – and live music! Marlin Monroe’s Surfside Grill 404 Butler Avenue. $40 plus $2.00 tax and handling ($25 of which is a tax deductible contribution).

Saturday, April 13 from 3:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m. Grand Wine Tasting

This is the Tybee Wine Festival signature event, featuring tastings and samplings of international wine and morsels from favorite eateries on Tybee Island and nearby areas, all on the beautiful grounds of the historic Tybee Island Lighthouse. This event also features a live and silent auction, live music and a limited edition 2013 Tybee Wine Festival glass. Feel free to bring your own blanket or chair but no coolers please. Tybee Island Lighthouse Grounds 30 Meddin Drive. $50 plus $2.00 tax and handling ($30 of which is a tax deductible contribution).

Sunday, April 14 from 12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Champagne Brunch

Close out the Tybee Wine Festival with a Sunday Champagne Brunch. Feast on a scrumptious buffet of homemade delights. The Crab Shack, 40 Estill Hammock Road. $35 plus $2.50 tax and handling ($10 of which is a tax deductible contribution). Includes two glasses of Champagne, tax and gratuity.

Savannah Lodging

If you are coming to Savannah for the Wine Festival, please consider our historic district bed and breakfast for your accommodations, less than 30 minutes away from Tybee Island. We would love to host your stay during your Spring escape!

 

 

 

Savannah Boat Tours

January 5th, 2013 by Katie Pate

Winter in Savannah is not very cold; even in January the temperature usually floats around 60 degrees.

So why not do some outdoor exploring during your trip to Savannah? Bull River Cruises offers a winter eco tour that is sure to delight!

Travel the tidal creeks and rivers through the salt marshes down to the Georgia’s wild islands. An expert in Georgia ecology and history will guide your trip. Learn about marshland and tidal river ecology, view the undisturbed islands and learn the history of these pristine landscapes.

Watch dolphins at play and egrets stalking along the oyster beds. This educational trip is fun for all ages! Running through March 23; $160 (two people) and $25 for each additional person.

Savannah dolphin tour

Catch a glimpse of dolphins!

Other River and Dolphin Tours:

Dolphin Discovery Cruise: This shorter cruise is mostly about the local dolphins but is also filled with the scenery and wildlife found in the low country marshes. The guide will talk about and see marshes, crabs, pelicans and of course dolphins.

Savannah River – Thunderbolt – Skidaway River Tour: This tour is steeped in history. From Ft. Jackson to Bonaventure Cemetery, enjoy taking in the history and nature of Savannah and coastal Georgia. Thunderbolt, a historical fishing village, that sees more yachts then fishing boats today now that it is the home of Palmer Johnson, builder of megayachts. Skidaway River brings you past beautiful homes in the Modena and Isle of Hope area. This tour ends at Skidaway State Park where a bus awaits to take you back downtown.

Visiting Savannah Soon?

If you are planning a trip to Savannah, we hope you will consider staying with us in our historic district bed and breakfast. As innkeepers, we love to help our guests plan their perfect Savannah vacation. Whether that means fine dining, historical tours, nightlife or simply relaxation with in-room massages and other luxury amenities, we are here to help!

Food and Wine Tastings around Town

December 22nd, 2012 by Katie Pate

When visiting Savannah during the winter months, we suggest to our guests fun indoor activities the city has to offer. Often, when couples come to stay at our historic district inn, the lady is excited to shop while the man may not look forward to “browsing all those cute little boutiques!”

Here is a compromise: how about some food and wine tastings? Classy and fun, we think this is a great way for couples to spend an afternoon around Savannah.

Aged Balsamic Vinegar and Extra-Virgin Olive Oil Tasting

A half mile from our inn on Liberty Street is Low Country Gourmet Foods. Every day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. they offer tastings of over 20 different aged balsamic vinegars and 16 different extra-virgin olive oils. The knowledgeable staff can suggest how to use aged balsamic vinegars and extra-virgin olive oils to create great, healthy meals.

Wine Tasting at the Savannah Wine Cellar

One of the most popular places to buy wine, the Savannah Wine Cellar, holds hand poured wine tastings every Saturday afternoon anytime between the hours of 4:00 and 6:00 p.m. You’ll find the staff talking about and hand-pouring a sampling of delicious wines. Come enjoy and meet others who appreciate good wine.

Red, white, sweet or dry, sparkling or still, it’s always a tempting mix of liquid love! Tastings are $10 per person, which includes hors d’oeuvres platters for your enjoyment. The Savannah Wine Cellar, located at the Twelve Oaks Shopping Center, is less than a 15 minute drive from our luxury bed and breakfast. Couples: if one of you wants to shop, the other can stay for wine tasting and pick out some bottles to bring home while the other browses about in the mall.

This is just a small example of the fun you can have during a winter trip to Savannah. With all of the history, art and delicious foodthe city offers, we hope to see you at the B&B soon!

 

Savannah Shows: Live Music, Variety and More

November 17th, 2012 by Katie Pate

Sometimes, cold winter nights make for the best dates. Women hide elegant evening gowns under voluminous winter coats. Couples cuddle closely and hold hands to shirk off the chill. After walking through crisp fall air, the warmth and smells of a fine restaurant can somehow seem more enticing. Finally, after a delicious meal and perhaps some warming wine or coffee, you are off to sit in a cozy theater, in the dark, and enjoy some live entertainment. It sounds like a perfect way to spend a November night. Here are some upcoming shows in Savannah that we think look interesting.

Savannah Live!

Running until Nov. 30 – THESE ARE THE FINAL PERFORMANCES!
$35 adults, $16 child
912.233.7764 to purchase tickets
The Savannah Theatre is celebrating it’s 10-year anniversary with a spectacular new show – two hours of high-energy song, dance and comedy called Savannah Live! The Historic Savannah Theatre is inside the refurbished c.1818 Savannah Theatre Building, making it a downtown destination.
The high-energy production includes several dance features, 17 costume changes and elaborate lighting effects. Come and join as this troupe celebrates 10 years; be bring out the whole family!

Live Music at Jazz’d

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Jazz’d Tapas Bar in Savannah makes for sultry dates night. Live music six nights a week.

Six nights week in 2012
No Cover
912.236.7777 for performer information
If you’re looking for something more grown-up, why not try a night of blues or jazz in a sultry underground club? Located in Savannah’s Historic District, Jazz’d has received good reviews as a unique hot spot in Savannah. Described as swank, sexy and sophisticated, this industrial chic restaurant offers more than food and drinks. Expect eclectic Americanized Tapas and specialty martinis. Featuring live entertainment six nights a week; blues, swing, jazz, or classic vocals in the style of Sinatra or Savannah’s Johnny Mercer.

Nothing makes date night more special than ending the evening in a romantic bed and breakfast. We hope that when planning your vacation in Savannah, you will consider our historic district bed and breakfast for your lodging.

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