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Sitting by The River Watching The Ships Roll In

9 May 2006  Third trip back to Savannah
4.0 of 5 bubbles based on 8 votes

Park your car once and forget about it, walk everywhere you want, relax on a balcony overlooking the river, watch the people come and go on River Street. Eat some great seafood and shop for some great bargins.

  • Category: Perfect weekend
  • Traveler type: Repeat visitors
  • Appeals to: Couples/romantics
  • Seasons: Spring, Fall
  • 1. Perfect Place to Stay

    River Street Inn-Great Location
    Get a room with a balcony facing the river. Perfect place to see the big tanker ships come and go up the river and watch the people below on River Street. Take your chairs out on the balcony along with a bottle of wine in the late afternoon and enjoy the cool breeze and people watch with your honey, then go down to the street level directly from the hotel elevator and head out to dinner! Best view in town of the great happenings on the River - we wouldn't stay any place else. WE enjoy the relaxation of sitting on the balcony and waving at the ships coming in right in front of you!

  • 2. Places to Eat

    Vic's on The River for Dinner - you have to take the elevator up to this restaurant(it is right down the street from River Street Inn) the view is worth it. Great Bar facing the river, piano player adds to the atmosphere and Sean the bartender is an interesting guy to talk to. Dinner was superb both nights - grouper& crab cakes are the best! For lunch one day, head down to the historic district to Sorry Charlies on Congress street. Order the blackened grouper sandwich, you won't be sorry! Another lunch favorite is Cotton Exchange on River Street - Grouper basket is soooo very good and the coleslaw is excellant - we eat lunch there at least twice during our visit! Iced tea is refreshing and big glasses! Head to the City Market and sit outside and people watch at Belford's - a wonderfull old building with a lot of history. Blackened grouper is wonderfull - By now you can tell we love the seafood in Savannah!

  • 3. Sighseeing

    Take the Ferry boat over to the Westin Hotel - Nice ride across the river and tour the wonderfull golf course and beautiful hotel there, sit on the balcony there if you have time and have a cool refreshing drink before heading back across to River Street. The other thing we enjoyed doing was Savannah Then & Now Tour with the Trolley company. Great overview of Savannah history and you get to see alot of places you would not see. Walk thru the parks in the squares in the historic district and wander off the beaten paths to see the inviting Southern houses tucked back in some of the side streets, walking tour of them is the best by yourselves. There is always someplace to stop and get a cool drink along the way. You can pick up the CAT shuttle almost anywhere along your way - it is free and will take you back to the hotel, or to city market or thru downtown and the historict district, if your legs give out along the way. Also the churches are worth the walk there, very pretty. Stop at the vistors center on East Bay street, right on the corner - it is in a old old bank building with the old vault still there and open for you to look in and the people there are friendly and there are a ton of brochures to explore to expand your knowledge of where to go and what to see in this beautiful old historic town!