Savannah Georgia

@coferbox (298)
United States
July 20, 2007 1:54pm CST
How many of you have been to Savannah, GA? Have you taken the ghost tours or been on the tour of Mercer house. I love Savannah and it is my favorite place to visit. I think it is one of the few places in the US that can even begin to compare with the quaint villages of Europe. What is your favorite part of Savannah or if you haven't gone would you like to and what would you like to do?
4 responses
@inked4life (4227)
• United States
20 Jul 07
I love Savannah and have been a couple of times. I've always wanted to go on their ghost tour as I've heard it's one of the best in the US along with St. Augustine, FL but the kids are always with me when I go and the tour I want to go on starts very late. I hope to get there some time with my paranormal group and investigate.
@coferbox (298)
• United States
20 Jul 07
You belong to a paranormal group? How interesting. There is a local ghost hunters group in my area that I want to join - but I'm just having a hard time finding the time to go to a meeting, there always seems to be a conflict. This same group is doing a ghost tour in a nearby town this fall that I fully intent to take, I love this kind of stuff. I really wanted to go on a ghost tour the last time I was in Savannah but I was there with my entire extended family in honor of my parents 60th wedding anniversary. We knew my parents wouldn't be able to walk that far and it didn't seem right to leave them at the hotel since the trip was all about them. I am going again this fall but we will have my young granddaughter with us so again I don't think I will get to take the ghost tours. But there are many other wonderful things to do and see in Savannah that I think I will get over it! I just love River Street and the historic houses.
• United States
20 Jul 07
I've missed a few investigations because of time constraints with kids, family etc but we have a cemetery investigation coming up in a couple of weeks that I'm going to. River St. is great...love the little Irish pub there
@cynddvs (2950)
• United States
24 Jul 07
We are thinking about taking a trip to Savannah sometime in late August for a weekend trip. It's only about 7 hours from where I live so it would be perfect for a weekend vacation. I really want to check out some ghost tours while I'm there. I want to check out some of the more historical places. I also really want to go to Paula Deen's restaurant. I bet that place is so yummy.
@coferbox (298)
• United States
24 Jul 07
Late August will be a good time to visit Savannah I think. It should be less crowded as most school systems are back in session so that will mean less families with school age children - which means less crowded over all. The heat may be a little less than it was last time I was there in June. That was hot!! Good luck on getting into Paula's restaurant. It's not easy but I'm sure it is worth the wait. Every time I have been to Savannah the lines have been out the door, down the street and around the corner. And that was just the line to go you name on the list to come back and eat later!!!! But as I pointed out before by late August the city should not be as busy so you might stand a better chance. My daughter and I are going sometimes this fall so I might give it a try. But even if you can't get into Paula's there are plenty of great restaurants in Savannah. Paula's might be one of the most famous because of her books and cooking show but it's not the only restaurant around. If you like good seafood check out the restaurants on River Street - they are great but a little pricey. But there are lots of great little cafe's all over the historical district and downtown. If you want to ghosthunt while you eat check out Church Hills pub and Six Pence pub as well as the Pirates House Restaurant because they are all suppose to be haunted.
• United States
20 Jul 07
Nope never been there but sounds really cool. What would you suggest checking out if I were to go?
@coferbox (298)
• United States
20 Jul 07
Well it depends on what you like. If you like history then you need to check out the historic district and take some of the history tours. There is also Wormsloe Plantation which was build in the 1700s and FT Pulaski National Monument. If you like great seafood there are wonderful restaurants on River Street and Love's Seafood on Basin Road which was used in the filming of the movie Forest Gump - there were several scenes of that movie filmed in Savannah. If you like to shop there is always River Street and Market Square shops (the original shops of historic Savannah). And there are plenty of antique shops and other interesting shops in the older section of town. If you like the beach it is less than an hours drive to Tybee Island and just a little further to Hilton Head Island. Other things worth seeing are Mercer House which was the setting of the book Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, I really like the dolphin tours - the one leaving from river street is good, but it's a fast and bumpy ride up the river to the ocean so be prepared for that. Another place worth checking out is Bonaventure Cemetery it is so beautiful and the statues are breathtaking. If you like that kind of thing - there are guided tours available and a lot of famous people were buried there. And if you like taking pictures Savannah is the place to be there are plenty of great photography opportunities around every corner.
@carolscash (9500)
• United States
22 May 09
Actually, we went to Savannah for the first time last summer and loved it. My daughter did a ghost tour at the Sorrell-Weed house and loved it. She would have done more if we would have had time. Also, we enjoyed River Street, Old Fort Jackson, Tybee Island,etc. I have written an article about Fort Jackson on associated content if you would like to read it. My user name on there is carol slater. I am hoping that we can go back as we really enjoyed the time we were there.