3.21.2012

Wednesday’s Wish We Were Here: Savannah

Savannah is a Southern city that has been on my list of places to visit for years. It’s taken me a lot longer to visit than I thought it would.  This is also an interesting little fact. When I graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill, I received my first rejection letter from a Savannah TV station right after school. I didn’t get a reporting job there, and over twenty years later, I’m still waiting to visit.

Savannah, Georgia
Spring is a lovely time to visit this historic city with lots of architectural style. It was established in 1733.  It’s rich with history and beauty.

Azaleas bloom in Savannah in the Spring
The city is like a living garden with public spaces in full bloom. The arts thrive here, and Savannah showcases some of the best restaurants in the South. 

Savannah is home to charming boutiques and bistros
The city hosts 150 festivals each year, and in May it will host the Tall Ship Challenge. At least 15 tall ships will be on the riverfront May 3-7. 

The temperature gets a little sultry in the summer, but that is when you can find some great rates in the city.

So where would this hotel-loving blogger stay in Savannah?

For a hotel lover, Savannah has some fantastic properties for all budgets. Believe it or not, I couldn’t narrow it down to one choice for this post, so I’m giving you my two top choices. Both hotels are family-friendly, but I would lean on one for a trip with my husband and the second property for when my kids are in tow.

Drumroll, please!

My Romantic Choice for Couples
Bohemian Hotel Savannah Riverfront

Bohemian Hotel Savannah Riverfront
The boutique property, Bohemian Hotel Savannah Riverfront, looks to be a gem in Savannah’s lodging crown.  

It’s located on a cobblestone street on the Savannah riverfront.  I could totally see my husband and I having a drink on this rooftop after a day of sightseeing. 

"Rocks on the Roof" is Savannah's newest hotspot.  I think that table has my name on it. 

The inn has 75 guestrooms, a full-service restaurant, and all the amenities you find in a luxury hotel. 
It’s my choice for a couple getaway.  The rooms have a posh feel about them.

The rooms evoke the 18th century era of  maritime settlers with a contemporary flair

The reviews are fantastic for this hotel, and a lot of people have stayed at the hotel with their children, but I have another choice for families.

My Family Choice
Westin Savannah Harbor Golf and Spa Resort

 I think my children at their current ages would be better suited at the Westin Savannah Harbor Golf and Spa resort. For one thing, it has a gorgeous pool for the hot summer heat.

This pool is gorgeous
It also has kid's club activities, and a spa for mom.  No one wants to sightsee all day.  I don’t.

The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort and Spa
The hotel is on an island in the Savannah River.  The hotel provides a complimentary water taxi to the historic district.  If your kids are like mine, then the 90-second boat ride may be what they remember most. And of course, I always like a heavenly bed.

Guestrooms have a classic feel. 
Savannah is on my list. I'm ready to go.  Is it on yours now?

For more information on Savannah, visit http://savannahvisit.com/






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