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March Hot Spot Savannah, GA (from bnbfinder.com)

kathleen Dupuis - Wednesday, March 06, 2013

If there’s one word that captures the aura of Savannah, GA, it’s enchanting. From the garden squares filled with towering oaks draped in Spanish moss to the grand, historic homes lining cobblestone streets, the “Hostess City of the South” will captivate you with its laid-back southern charm.

The Olde Savannah Inn Bed & Breakfast
The Olde Savannah Inn Bed & Breakfast

What to Do: Let the rhythmic “clip-clop” from a horse-drawn carriage ride take you back to Savannah’s historic roots as you enjoy a leisurely tour through the largest National Historic District in the U.S. It’s also where the 22 garden squares, called the city’s “heart and soul” by some, can be found. Designed to be an essential part of the downtown area, these squares provide a relaxing tree-covered area to stroll or relax while reading the paper by cooling fountains, lush gardens, and historical monuments.

Follow the cobblestone streets and southern hospitality to the waterfront of the Savannah River. River Street is a destination for quaint storefronts and fine-dining establishments built inside centuries-old buildings that once housed goods in one of the busiest ports in America. You can even set sail down the Savannah River and catch a glimpse of the city skyline from aboard an open-air canopy deck on a riverboat.

If you make your way to Savannah this month, don’t be surprised if you find the Forsyth Park fountain flowing green! "The Greening of the Fountain," taking place on March 8th, is part of the city’s massive and long-standing St. Patrick’s Day celebrations. Last year, Savannah hosted the second largest St. Patrick’s Day parade in the world and began the celebrations as early as two weeks before. If you’re in town Saturday, March 16th, go green for the 189th Annual Savannah St. Patrick’s Day Parade.......

 

Where to stay:

 

The Olde Savannah Inn Bed & Breakfast welcomes guests with gorgeous French Renaissance furnishings in each of the five rooms. Situated only a block from Forsyth Park, the inn puts you steps away from Savannah’s award-winning restaurants and shops and is a perfect location to watch the St. Patrick’s Day Parade.

Want to see what else awaits you on your southern getaway? Visit our “There’s Something About Savannah” Pinterest board for must-see sights and other B&Bs located in the Georgia Coast Region.

Savannah's St. Patrick's Day Festivities

kathleen Dupuis - Thursday, January 17, 2013

 

Start planning NOW to attend the 189th St. Patrick's Day festivities! 

 

Almost 200 years ago a small group of Irish immigrants marched in the streets of Savannah to remember the death of the Patron Saint, Saint Patrick of Ireland.  At that time the city was only 80 years old, and had become a favorite place for the Irish to settle.  Their own country suffered from the potato famine as well as political persecution.

 

That initial "parade" became the first of what is now a 200 year old tradition.  Today, the festivities begin approximately two weeks prior to the parade. Some of these traditional events include the Investiture of the Grand Marshal, Greening of the Fountain in Forsyth Park, Tara Feis, Celtic Cross Mass and Ceremony, and Sergeant William Jasper Green Ceremony.

 

The Olde Savannah Inn, Savannah's award winning bed and breakfast, is in the perfect place to enjoy all the St. Patrick's Day festivities.  Book Now to ensure your front row seat!

 

For more information about the St. Patrick's Day Festivities visit : http://www.savannahsaintpatricksday.com/