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Savannah, Ga.

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by fromthebluegrass, Jun 20, 2013.

  1. Long-time reader, incredibly infrequent poster -- but you all are a well traveled bunch, so I turn to you for travel advice. What are the must-see spots in Savannah, Ga.? I am heading there on Monday for vacation with plans to see the Mercer House (featured in the book Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil). Where else should we visit? Can anyone recommend any good ghost tours?

    Thanks for your help, and I apologize if this is a double post. I did a quick search and didn't see any recent threads. Feel free to link an earlier thread if there is one. Thanks!
  2. ColdCat

    ColdCat Well-Known Member

    here's a good place to eat (if you don't care about eating healthy)

  3. JackReacher

    JackReacher Well-Known Member

    I stopped through on a trip last year and had dinner at something Pirate themed. In some very old building. Had a great meal. Very good fried chicken and fried green tomatoes.

    Lotta fried foods. Shocker.
  4. sportbook

    sportbook Member

    I'd go to Charleston instead. Savannah is nice but if I was spending a week I'd do about 5 days in Charleston and 2 in Savannah.
  5. three_bags_full

    three_bags_full Well-Known Member

    The nicest thing about Savannah is that it's about an hour from Charleston. Although it's terribly dingy, it is a beautiful city to walk through, with a few decent shopping areas, a decent amount of good food (of which Lady and Sons was not, IMHO) and a terrible downtown bar scene.
  6. We'll be down there three full days, and we'll head to Tybee Island Beach one day. I wasn't planning on going to Paula Deen's place since I had heard mixed reviews. I've also been to Charleston before. It's always interesting to get different perspectives, because I have several friends who prefer Savannah to Charleston.
  7. John

    John Well-Known Member

    Charleston crushes Savannah every day of the year except maybe St. Patrick's.
  8. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    My parents moved to Charleston when I was in college and I still hate them for not doing it 10 years earlier.

    Savannah's fine though, the main drag downtown is good for a couple nights. If you're a golfer, play Savannah Harbor across the river.
  9. Buck

    Buck Well-Known Member

    What people love about Charleston:

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  10. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    My Dad once had Darius Rucker's cell number, they were members at the same golf club in Charleston and teed it up a few times. For someone as tragically unhip as my Dad, I have always found this mindblowing.
  11. novelist_wannabe

    novelist_wannabe Well-Known Member

    Or inexpensively.

    People generally don't come to the South for pizza, but Vinny Van GoGo's is pretty good. It's a couple of blocks off River Street.

    Touristy stuff: The Juliette Gordon Low (founder of the Girl Scouts) House is there. A walk through the squares and perusal of the markers there is neat for history buffs and free. If you're into lighthouses, Tybee Island has one. Stop in at River Street Sweets and get some pecan pralines.

    River Street has some old world charm. Beware the money pit though (the pralines IMO are worth it). There is a marker on the spot where the slave market used to be IIRC.

    Fort James Jackson and Fort McAllister are nearby, if you want to see a bit of military history.
  12. JackReacher

    JackReacher Well-Known Member

    I really, really wanted to eat at Vinny Van GoGo's. We walked through there before going to the place we had reservations at. Really thought about ditching it and just eating pizza. You can smell that place from blocks away.
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