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May 13th, 2015 by Teresa Jacobson

Summer kicks off with fun Savannah events.

We’ve had a gorgeous extended spring here in Savannah.  There has been just enough rain to fill the city with flowers, bright blue skies with highs in the mid 70’s, and cool evenings on the porch.  It’s a beautiful time in Savannah.

Tybee Island Beach Bum Parade

Tybee Island Beach Bum Parade

Savannah events continue to be fun and fascinating as we approach the summer season.  The rest of May will take you to the beach, showcase Paris worthy high fashion, bring runners back to Savannah in a burst of color, and Savannah is going to try to break the world record for the largest bar crawl.  On May 15th, the Tybee Island Beach Bum Parade will make its way across the island.  A local spectacle that showcases all that is unique, fun, and funky about Tybee Island.  If you don’t make it to Tybee Beach on the 15th, you can drop by Telfair Museum’s Jepson Center where Life’s a Beach photography exhibit will be opening.  One of Britain’s most beloved photographers, Martin Parr, takes you on a journey to beaches around the world highlighting the people who enjoy them.  Telfair Museums is celebrating the opening by partnering with nationally recognized local designer Zia Sachedina with an exhibit of his exotic collection of jewelry and accessories in, Art on Tap: Zia at the Beach.


Billed as the top student fashion show in the country, May 16th,  SCAD School of Fashion students showcase their talent at the annual SCAD Fashion Show at the SCAD Museum.  If you want a glimpse into the future of fashion, you can watch the show online LIVE here.


May 16th, The Color Run returns to Savannah.  The original paint race and “Happiest 5K on the Planet”, The Color Run turns Savannah’s Historic District into a burst of color and fitness.  And on the other side of the event spectrum, on May 30th, Savannah is once again going to try to break the Guinness World Record for Largest Pub Crawl with The Crawl of the South.

As summer begins to simmer in June, Savannah events focus on music and art.  River Street’s annual Blues Jazz & BBQ Festival is June 6th and 7th.  Deep southern blues, smooth jazz and smokey BBQ will be served up all weekend long on River Street.  The Savannah Civic Center has a fantastic line-up of shows in June.  Classic artists for all music tastes with Earth, Wind, & Fire, Casting Crowns, MAZE featuring Frankie Beverly, and John MelencampThe Lucas Theater calendar in June is full of tributes to great artists.  See 1964 The Tribute (a tribute to the Beatles), Walking After Midnight w/ JJ Hobbs (a tribute to Patsy Cline), and Travelin’ Light with acclaimed New York Cabaret artist Minda Larsen (a tribute to Savannah’s own Johnny Mercer).

On June 7th, take the opportunity to join one of two art events showcasing galleries in two different areas of town.  The Savannah Art Walk begins at Rocks on the Roof with a glass of wine and guides you through 4 galleries or exhibitions in the Historic District.  Or head to the south end of Forsyth Park and take the Starland District First Friday Art March through local galleries and their Indy Art Market.  Local art always makes a great Savannah event!

Come As You Are: Art of the 90’s Exhibit is opening at The Jepson Center on June 12th and the Downtown Neighborhood Association hosts its 2nd Annual Artists and Artisans Tour on June 25th.  Enjoy sipping wine in private downtown homes while meeting local artists showcasing their latest work.

So much to do in a Savannah summer!  Read our recent blog on the best ways to tour Savannah while you’re here.  Azalea Inn and Gardens wants to be your host in the Hostess City of the South.  One visit and you’ll consider Savannah and Azalea Inn & Gardens your second home.

Azalea Inn and Gardens, a Savannah GA bed and breakfast inn, invites you to reserve a room today to begin enjoying the best experiences in our city, which Travel + Leisure Magazine acclaimed as a “World’s Best City.”

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The Best Way To Tour Savannah Is ……

May 7th, 2015 by Teresa Jacobson

The best way to tour Savannah is your way!

We’ve heard it said that the refreshingly slow pace of Savannah can be attributed to a handful of things.  The 22 squares throughout the Historic District slow the traffic down significantly.  Once you’ve slowed down, you start to look around and can’t help being mesmerized by the beauty and charm of moss draped oaks and stunning historic architecture.  Then, there are all the people walking around that the city has given the right of way to cross the street every few blocks.   And if you’ve ever gotten behind a horse and carriage, you know that you aren’t getting anywhere in a hurry, but the view sure is beautiful.  Might as well take it all in.

There are many distinctly different ways to see Savannah.  Depending on your pace or interests, a visitor can choose to see Savannah in a way that gives them the ideal experience.

Historic Savannah Carriage Tours

Historic Savannah Carriage Tours

A trolley tour is probably the most popular in the Historic District.  If you prefer to sit back and relax driving through the District, Old Savannah Tours has the most experienced tour guides that are sure to inform and entertain you.  They also offer a variety of different touring options from their Historic Overview tour, Fort tour, and Ghost tours.

Step back in time on a carriage tour through Savannah’s Historic District.  The slow pace of the horses gives you ample time to take in the sites and their stories as you make you way around Savannah’s squares.  Historic Savannah Carriage Tours has fantastic guides that bring the cities storied past to life.

The ample green space of Savannah’s squares and the shade of the oaks makes the perfect landscape for a walking tour.  There are many brilliant and experienced walking tour guides in Savannah, but the Azalea Inn picks are; Old City Walks, Historic Savannah by Foot with Jack Wray, and the always popular in seersucker, Savannah Dan.   Azalea is happy to arrange for a guide to come to the Inn to begin your tour right from our front door.

Segway Tours

Segway Tours

Bike Tours

Bike Tours

 

 

Some visitors enjoy being on the move, still having control of where they stop and go.  For that, you can pedal through history on a bicycle with Savannah Bike Tours, on a scooter with Vespa Savannah , or glide around the squares with Segway of Savannah.

 

For some, what you see is just as or more important than how you see it.   Savannah’s history, beauty, and charm pave the way for enthusiasts of all kinds to be enthralled with Savannah.  Tour Savannah’s notorious haunted past with Cobblestone Tour or Blue Orb.  Savannah is known as one of America’s most haunted cities and ghost tours around town don’t disappoint.  Capturing Savannah has tours for the budding or professional photographer.  They will guide you and your camera to capture the most stunning scenes and details of Savannah.

 

Our friend Jonathan Stalcup leads Architectural Tours of Savannah and is fantastic!!  Savannah’s historic architecture is a huge part of the city’s charm and Jonathan knows more than anyone we know!  Savannah has landed itself on the map in recent years as a destination for great food.  Savannah Taste Experience offers a unique culinary experience through bites and tastings at distinctive restaurants and specialty food stores.  Notorious for its open container policy, Savannah can happy hour with the best of them.  Savvy Savannah Tours will show you where the best martinis are all over town.  Savannah has been a Hollywood movie set many, many times.  Savvy will take you to Forrest Gump’s bench, Jim William’s home that was featured in The Garden of Good and Evil, and then treat you to ice cream at nationally known Leopold’s!

Sunset Dolphin Cruise

Sunset Dolphin Cruise

 

AND, dolphins.  Who doesn’t love dolphins?  Captain Mike will take you out onto the river for a sunset cruise when the dolphins come out in droves.  You’ll never forget seeing dolphins play in their natural habitat.

Savannah truly is the ‘Hostess City of the South’ and Azalea Inn is here to show you the Savannah that you’d like to see in a way that you’d like to see it.   The Best Way To Tour Savannah Is Your Way!

Azalea Inn and Gardens, a Savannah GA bed and breakfast inn, invites you to reserve a room today to begin enjoying the best experiences in our city, which Travel + Leisure Magazine acclaimed as a “World’s Best City.”

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Azalea Inn’s Top Ten Restaurants in Savannah and Their Best Dish

April 29th, 2015 by Teresa Jacobson

A great benefit of being a guest at The Azalea Inn & Gardens Bed and Breakfast is the expertise they have to make sure you have the perfect Savannah experience.  With a wide variety of wonderful restaurant options in Savannah, Azalea will tell you where to go AND what to eat.  Here are our Top Ten Restaurants in Savannah and our favorite choices at each!

  1. 45 Bistro – 123 East Broughton Street

    Best dishes:

    45 Bistro Rack of Lamb

    45 Bistro Rack of Lamb

  • Beef Carpaccio with Dijon mustard aioli, shaved Parmesan cheese, spinach chiffonade and crispy capers
  • Grilled Hearts of Romaine, garlic croutons, shaved Parmesan and Caesar dressing. Add grilled shrimp.
  • Roasted Ruby Beets, golden and ruby beets marinated in a champagne vinaigrette with Belgian endive, praline walnuts, Stilton cheese
  • Rack of Lamb, herb crusted and roasted, with whipped truffle Yukon Gold potatoes finished with port wine and rosemary demi-glace.
  • Escargot sautéed in herbed white wine butter with sun-dried tomatoes, slow roasted elephant garlic clove and grilled Asiago ciabatta.

 

Vic's on the River Crawfish Beignets

Vic’s on the River Crawfish Beignets

  1. Vic’s On The River – 26 East Bay Street
    Best dish:
  • Crawfish Beignets with Tabasco syrup
  1. Noble Fare – 321 Jefferson Street
    Best dish:
  • Ahi Tuna Tartar with avocado puree, pineapple pico, plantain chip, Ossetra caviar, curry oil
  1. The Grey – 109 Martin Luther King Boulevard
    Best dish:
  • Pork Shank with a “mess of greens” and cornbread

 

Local 11ten Mussels

Local 11ten Mussels

  1. Local 11 Ten –1110 Bull Street
    Best dishes:
  • Spicy Prince Edward Island mussels, house-made chorizo, tomato, cherry peppers, basil, garlic, white wine, grilled baguette
  • Open-faced rabbit ravioli, fire roasted tomato sauce, basil coulis, house-made ricotta
  1. Sapphire Grill – 110 West Congress Street
    Best dishes:
  • Benne Speckled Calamari & toasted coriander pesto with curried peanuts, lime sugar & soy glaze
  • Toasted garlic seared Muscovy duck breast & butternut squash confit with braised red chard, pain d’epice & toasted shallot
  • Toasted pepper seared tuna mignon & crispy golden rice with sauce ponzu, dried chili, pickled beets & scallion
A'lure Lamb Carppacio

A’lure Lamb Carppacio

  1. A’Lure – 309 West Congress Street
    Best dishes:
  • Lamb Carpaccio with cracked pepper scallion oil, basil, capers, savory Sweetgrass Diary blue cheese ice cream
  • Peas & Carrots pan seared sea scallops, sweet baby carrot risotto, shiitakes, ginger carrot reduction, sweet pea coulis
  • House Smoked Duck Breast ginger & garlic bbq, pickled mustard seed coleslaw, duck confit, brie and collard green egg roll
  1. Jazz’d Tapas Bar – 52 Barnard Street
    Best dishes:
  • Mussels Fra Diavolo – Season mussels steamed with white wine, simmered with grilled tomato sauce and finished with compound butter and toasted baguettes.
  • Coca-Cola Pork Ribs – Baby back ribs slow roasted with a Coca-Cola BBQ sauce and a fresh tortilla fennel slaw.
The Olde Pink House BLT Salad

The Olde Pink House BLT Salad

  1. The Pink House – 23 Abercorn Street
    Best dish:
  • BLT salad, fried green tomatoes & sweet bacon with black pepper thyme buttermild dressing
  1. Leoci’s Trattoria – 606 Abercorn Street
    Best Dishes:
  • Beet Salad with brick-oven roasted beets and Leoci’s pickled sweet baby beets accompanied by farmers blue cheese, drizzled with house-made champagne tarragon vinaigrette.
  • Brick oven-roasted mixed olives, a mix of Mediterranean olives

 

If a guest decides wants venture out of Historic District, this is where Azalea Inn will send you:

Ele Fine Fusion

Ele Fine Fusion

The Florence – The Starland District / 1 West Victory Drive
The latest from celebrity chef Hugh Acheson, The Florence is a neighborhood restaurant that highlights local and regional ingredients using Italian technique and background

Ele Fine Fusion – Wilmington Island / 7815 Highway 80 East
Unforgettable ambiance, unique cocktails, sushi bar & fine dining.

The Tybee Island Fish Camp – Tybee Island / 106 South Campbell Avenue
A cozy 1950’s cottage nestled under live oak and cedar trees with a regionally-focused seafood agenda, a full bar featuring heavily-domestic wine program, and specialty cocktails.

Sisters of the New South – Near Bonaventure Cemetery / 2605 Skidaway Road
Best Soul Food in Savannah!

 

And if you have something specific in mind…………………..

Best Seafood – You’re in Savannah, everybody asks, “Who has the best seafood?”  We always tell people that you can find great seafood all over Savannah.  All of the best restaurants have great seafood dishes.  We’d recommend seafood at all of our top restaurants.

Chocolat by Adam Turoni Blood Orange Truffle

Chocolat by Adam Turoni Blood Orange Truffle

Best Vegetarian – Kayak Café

Best Steak – 45 Bistro

Best Sweets – Leopold’s Ice Cream, Chocolat by Adam Turoni, Lulu’s Chocolate Bar

Best BBQ – Angels BBQ, Wiley’s Championship BBQ,

Best Casual & Experience – The Pirates House – Have the spring rolls!

Best Lunch Spots – Zunzi’s, Public Kitchen, B Matthews, Blowin’ Smoke, Papillote

Azalea Inn Breakfast

Azalea Inn Breakfast

 

Best Breakfast – The Azalea Inn & Gardens of course.  Nothing better in Savannah!

 

Azalea Inn and Gardens, a Savannah GA bed and breakfast inn, invites you to reserve a room today to begin enjoying the best experiences in our city, which Travel + Leisure Magazine acclaimed as a “World’s Best City.”

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Tour Hidden Gardens in the Historic District of Savannah

April 22nd, 2015 by Teresa Jacobson

This past weekend, The Garden Club of Savannah celebrated the 40th Anniversary of it’s Tour of Hidden Gardens.  Visitors were granted access to eight private gardens throughout the Historic District as well as the Massie Heritage Center Gardens.  The gardens ranged from expansive green space to small courtyards all brimming with beautiful native garden species and unique decor.   Just in case you missed it, we took pictures all along the way to share with you.

The Platt Garden – East Hall Street
The Platt Garden has generous private green space in the heart of Savannah’s Historic District.  A massive oak offers shade to the entire garden and reaches out over the sidewalk down Hall Street.
Click on the first photo to launch The Platt Garden slide show.

The Murse/Kern Garden – East Huntington Street
Cherokee Roses drap the gate at the entrance of the Murse/Kern garden.  Recent renovations to this garden include a beautiful fountain and built-in brick planters.  We found a mother robin nesting in a potted lemon tree.
Click on the first photo to launch The Murse/Kern Garden slide show.

The Mastrianni/Hester Garden – East Gaston Street
A sculpture bought by the homeowners while on vacation in Europe is the centerpiece of this small courtyard garden.  The art hangs above a mostly edible garden while colorful trumpet honeysuckle covers the wall of the garden.
Click on the first photo to launch The Mastrianni/Hester Garden slide show.

The Seabolt Garden – Abercorn Street
Another small courtyard garden built for lounging all year round.  A covered patio adorned with small statues and planters looks over a sitting area with a working fireplace and corner fountain.
Click on the first photo to launch The Seabolt Garden slide show.

Massie Heritage Center Gardens – East Gordon Street
The Massie Heritage Center is honored as Georgia’s oldest school in continuous operation.  The extensive grounds along Calhoun Square has a lovely courtyard surrounded by a brick wall draped in green vines.
Click on the first photo to launch the Massie Heritage Center Garden slide show.

The Russell Garden – East Gordon Street
The Russell Garden got our vote for the most beautiful entrance.  Brick columns in an iron fence covered in greens sets the stage for the lush drama of the garden within.   A beautiful brick patio takes you through an arbor to a pond with a sculpture and fountain surrounded by bamboo.  It’s so lush, you feel like you’ve stepped into a jungle.
Click on the first photo to launch The Russell Garden slide show.

The Chastulik Garden – West Gordon Street

Every step of the way through the garden and pathways of the Chastulik garden had fun garden treasures to see.  We only scratched the surface with the photos.  Walkways through two different patio area leads you to an open garden with a swimming pool.  Two stories of screened in porches overlook this incredible space filled with enchanting creatures, decor, and planters.  We weren’t surprised to see a plaque from Hidden Garden Tours of years past throughout the garden.
Click on the first photo to launch The Chastulik Garden slide show.

 The Bolch Garden – West Perry Street
The Bolch garden is designed with walkways around two fountains and a patio with a stunning Italian white marble sculpture.
Click on the first photo to launch The Bolch Garden slide show.

The Salandi Garden – East Oglethorpe Avenue
The Salandi garden of the Ballastone Inn is a lovely space for guests to relax in.  Moss dragonflies adorn the walls of this secret space hidden behind huge potted tea olives lining Oglethorpe Avenue.
Click on the first photo to launch The Salandi Garden slide show.

 

Azalea Inn and Gardens, a Savannah GA bed and breakfast inn, invites you to reserve a room today to begin enjoying the best experiences in our city, which Travel + Leisure Magazine acclaimed as a “World’s Best City.”

Savannah Celebrates Spring With Festivals and Fun

April 7th, 2015 by Teresa Jacobson

Azalea's in the Inn Garden

Azalea’s in the Inn Garden

 

 

 

The weather has finally shifted and the azaleas are blooming.  Spring has sprung in Savannah and it is beautiful!  Spring is a fantastic time to be in Savannah as everyone feels the glorious relief of warmth from the chill of winter and gets ready to celebrate with a bevy of spring festivals and fun that Savannah has to offer.

 

Fort Pulaski National Park

Fort Pulaski National Park

Locals and visitors from all over the world have just enjoyed another incredibly successful Savannah Music Festival.  With artists such as The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Roseann Cash, Bela Fleck, and Mavis Staples it’s easy to understand why USA Today calls the Festival, “one of the top festivals in the world”.  The rest of April in Savannah will see a wonderfully diverse offering of festivals.  On April 11th and 12th, there will be an incredible celebration colonial history at the 153rd Anniversary of the Siege of Fort Pulaski, Savannah’s own National Park.  Participate in a diverse array of activities to recognize the Battle of Fort Pulaski in 1862.  A fantastic Earth Day Festival will be in beautiful Forsyth Park on April 18th just steps away from The Azalea Inn.

SCAD Sidewalk Art Festival

SCAD Sidewalk Art Festival

 

 

The Tybee Island Wine Festival will last 5 days from April 22nd – 26th, and then you’re back to Forsyth Park for the SCAD Sidewalk Chalk Festival on April 25th.  There are a few rooms left at The Inn for that last minute getaway into the sunshine of the South and The Azalea Inn concierge is ready to help you navigate all festivities!

 

Susan G Komen Race photo from Savannahnow.com

Susan G Komen Race
photo from Savannahnow.com

 

Runners will wash Savannah’s Historic District with Pink on April 18th for the Susan G. Komen Race for a Cure.  The world’s largest and most successful education and fundraising event for breast cancer ever created with 100% of proceeds going toward their mission.  Registration is still open and there is room at The Azalea Inn!  Take a run for a good cause then let Inn staff pamper you silly while you rest your tired feet in our garden pool.

 

 

River Street Seafood Festival

River Street Seafood Festival

Make plans now to be with us at The Azalea Inn & Gardens in May.  The River Street Seafood Festival kicks off the month May 1 – 3.  Seafood Fest is one of River Street’s longest running and most anticipated events of the year.  Come enjoy shrimp, crawfish, oysters, crab, and live music at Rousakis Plaza.  Savannah’s most colorful cultural festival, The Savannah Scottish Games, will take place on May 2nd at historic Bethesda Academy’s Bynah’s Field overlooking the iconic Moon River.  A grand celebration with music, dancing and athletic competition, demonstrations, shopping, food, and fun for all!  If Scottish culture isn’t what you’re looking for on May 2nd, you can head to Tybee Island and submerge yourself in the low country culture of one of America’s best small beach towns by joining their Tybee Island Tour of Homes.   Wait a week and experience the Savannah Preservation Festival from May 7th – 9th.  It is an educational festival that demonstrates all the historic preservation that makes Savannah so unique and special.  The Preservation Wine Tour is always in high demand.

Visual Blues Exhibit at Telfair Museum

Visual Blues Exhibit at Telfair Museum

 

 

Art lovers can join the Starland District Art March on May 1st.  This tour guides you through local galleries and art exhibits south of Forsyth Park in the Starland District neighborhood the first Friday of every month.  Visit The Telfair Museum to experience the Visual Blues Art Exhibit through the end of May or go to Telfair’s Jepson Center on May 15th for nationally renowned jewelry designer Zia Sachedina 10th Anniversary Fashion Show.

 

There are many more fun and intriguing things to do and places to be in the Spring in Savannah.  The Azalea Inn & Gardens is excited to be your guide and show you southern hospitality at its best.

Azalea Inn and Gardens, a Savannah GA bed and breakfast inn, invites you to reserve a room today to begin enjoying the best experiences in our city, which Travel + Leisure Magazine acclaimed as a “World’s Best City.”

Thanks for reading. Don’t forget to follow Azalea Inn & Gardens on Facebook and Twitter, too!

Sing & Dance at the Savannah Music Festival

February 22nd, 2015 by Teresa Jacobson

Savannah Music Festival

Do you love music? Well, plan a trip to Savannah and check out the Savannah Music Festival!

Sing & Dance at the Savannah Music Festival

 Savannah is a lively place, full of beautiful scenery, stunning history, and plenty of artistic influence. Between SCAD, Art March, the Telfair Museums, theater performances, and live music all over downtown, Savannah has a hoppin’ artistic scene! Come Spring, however, Savannah puts on an even bigger show, lasting nearly a month long! If you’re a music fan, don’t miss out on the Savannah Music Festival, taking place this March & April!

 

 

 

 

 

Savannah Music Festival

One of Savannah’s most notorious artistic events is the Savannah Music Festival. In its 26th season, the Savannah Music Festival is a conglomeration of music genres and artists, coming together to create the largest musical arts event in Georgia. See a variety of bands and artists around Savannah, and enjoy the eclectic and diversified genres that the Savannah Music Festival brings to the Hostess City! Get your tickets here.

 

Savannah Music Festival

Enjoy luxury and comfort during your Savannah stay at Azalea Inn & Villas.

Stay with Azalea Inn & Villas!

If you’re a music lover, you certainly do not want to miss the Savannah Music Festival. Catch fabulous performances, and enjoy the artistic side of Savannah! Stay with Azalea Inn & Villas and enjoy luxury and Southern comfort. We offer friendly concierge service, a sit-down breakfast, and a nightly homemade dessert. What’s not to love?  Book your rooms today, because they’re going fast!

 

 

 

Azalea Inn and Gardens, a Savannah GA bed and breakfast inn, invites you to reserve a room today to begin enjoying the best experiences in our city, which Travel + Leisure Magazine acclaimed as a “World’s Best City.”

Thanks for reading. Don’t forget to follow Azalea Inn & Gardens on Facebook and Twitter, too!

Plan An Intimate Savannah Wedding

February 15th, 2015 by Teresa Jacobson

Savannah Wedding

Plan a stress-free wedding with Azalea Inn!

Plan An Intimate Savannah Wedding

 The stress of wedding planning can be daunting, from choosing venues, going over guests lists, picking out the perfect dress, the right colors… We’re stressed just thinking about it! How about removing that wedding stress and enjoying the day for what it should really be about: you and your beloved. Choose a Savannah Wedding at Azalea Inn & Villas and leave the planning up to us!

 

 

 

Savannah Wedding for Two

Are you looking for the perfect space for a wedding for two? Perhaps you are overwhelmed with trying to please both sides of the family and you find yourself more time crying than laughing? Have you done the big wedding thing before and now you want it to be just for two of you?

We have the answer: Plan a beautiful Savannah wedding ceremony and celebration for you and your fiancé with Azalea Inn’s Elopement package. Our Elopement Package includes the following:

  • Non-denominational minister (or judge)
  • Six Rose Bouquet and Single Rose Boutonniere
  • Wedding cake in your choice of flavors
  • Champagne Toast for Two
  • Silk Rose Petal turndown & Chocolate Covered Strawberries on your wedding night.
  • An assistant on your wedding day for up to one hour to ensure the ceremony area is set up, the champagne is chilled and your cake has arrived and is set up.

 

  

Savannah Wedding

Plan an intimate Savannah Wedding with those who mean the most to you.

An Intimate Savannah Wedding

Looking for a romantic and intimate space for a small wedding party? Azalea Inn & Villas is the perfect spot! Our heritage gardens and historic architecture are picturesque for a Savannah Wedding. We offer the same amenities as the elopement package, but scaled to meet the number of guests at your wedding. Call our front desk and ask about Whole House Wedding options and accommodations. Our helpful concierge is happy to assist!

 

  

 

Savannah Wedding

Allow Azalea Inn to make your wedding day memorable and worry-free!

Make Your Savannah Wedding Plans with Azalea Inn

 We believe your wedding day should be stress free, so let us provide that for you. Choose from our Small Wedding or Elopement Package and we’ll take care of the rest! Experience luxury, romance, and relaxation at Azalea Inn & Villas, and walk away with the memory of a beautiful Savannah Wedding. Call our friendly concierge and make your plans today!

 

Azalea Inn and Gardens, a Savannah GA bed and breakfast inn, invites you to reserve a room today to begin enjoying the best experiences in our city, which Travel + Leisure Magazine acclaimed as a “World’s Best City.”

Thanks for reading. Don’t forget to follow Azalea Inn & Gardens on Facebook and Twitter, too!

Calling All Fashionistas! See Oscar de la Renta in Savannah

February 8th, 2015 by Teresa Jacobson

Oscar de la Renta

Don’t miss the fabulous Oscar de la Renta exhibit at the SCAD Museum this Spring!

 

See Oscar de la Renta Fashion in Savannah

 Do you long after red carpet fashion? Have you ever found yourself flipping through fashion magazines, ear-marking your favorite gowns, jewels, and accessories? Do you follow your favorite designers and their latest trends? Well, if you answered yes to all of these then you truly are a fashionista. If that is the case, then you must make plans to see Oscar de la Renta Fashion in Savannah this Spring!

 

 

Oscar de la Renta: His Legendary World of Style

The SCAD Museum of Art presents “Oscar de la Renta: His Legendary World of Style” this Spring, going on now through May 3. View Oscar de la Renta’s renowned work, with most of the exhibit pieces coming from the closets of iconic clients such as Diana Taylor, Mrs. Mercedes T. Bass, Annette de la Renta, and Eliza Bolen. Take in the stunning beaded work, gorgeous fabrics, and timeless silhouettes created by the ever-artistic Oscar de la Renta.

 

Oscar de la Renta

Ask the Concierge at Azalea Inn where the best places to shop are in Savannah!

 

Savannah: Your Fashion Central

Don’t let the fashion fun stop there! Stop into Savannah’s Design District and explore local boutiques for the latest fashions. Pick out a new outfit at Red Clover, head over to Satchel for a great, handmade leather bag, and over to Globe Shoe Company for some head-turning pumps! With so many wonderful boutiques and shops in Savannah, something will certainly catch your eye!

 

 

Spend Your Fashionista Getaway at Azalea Inn & Villas

Shop ‘till you drop during your Fashionista Getaway in Savannah! Come back to Azalea Inn & Villas after a long day of shopping, or drooling over Oscar de la Renta, kick up your feet, and enjoy a glass of wine. Enjoy our luxury rooms, delicious sit-down breakfast, and decadent, homemade desserts. Let us make your Savannah getaway memorable and relaxing. Book your rooms today!

 

Azalea Inn and Gardens, a Savannah GA bed and breakfast inn, invites you to reserve a room today to begin enjoying the best experiences in our city, which Travel + Leisure Magazine acclaimed as a “World’s Best City.”

Thanks for reading. Don’t forget to follow Azalea Inn & Gardens on Facebook and Twitter, too!

Visit Savannah in the Spring

February 2nd, 2015 by Teresa Jacobson

Spring Blooms in Savannah

Spring Blooms in Savannah

Visit Savannah in the Spring

 Are you tired of scraping ice off of your windshield? Is the winter chill getting to you? Do you dream of warm breezes, blue skies, and plenty of sunshine? Well, then you should make plans to visit Savannah in the Spring! Savannah boasts beautiful weather this time of year, as well as gorgeous, blooming scenery.

But, that’s not all! There are also plenty of other reasons to visit Savannah in the Spring! Read about all of the upcoming events this season, and make your plans. You won’t want to miss out on these great Savannah events!

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Make Plans Now for a Savannah St. Patrick’s Day!

January 25th, 2015 by Teresa Jacobson

Savannah St. Patrick's Day

Join us for one of Savannah’s Biggest Celebrations of the Year: St. Patrick’s Day!

Make Plans for a Savannah St. Patrick’s Day!

March is a beautiful time here in sunny Savannah. The weather is stunning, the flowers are blooming, and the town is turning green. March is not only a great time to visit Savannah, but also an exciting time! Savannah boasts one of the biggest St. Patrick’s Day Parades in the United States, and after 191 years, we’ve earned the title. So, pull out your best green clothes, channel your inner Irish, and paint the town green at one of the biggest Savannah celebrations of the year! Make Plans for Savannah St. Patrick’s Day now!

 

Don’t Miss Out on the Irish Festivities!

While the Savannah St. Patrick’s Day parade is the main attraction, there are a few other celebrations taking place during the month of March that you really should not miss. It’s the perfect time to join in on these Irish festivities and enjoy Irish music, dance, food, culture, and more!

 

Savannah St. Patrick's Day

Do St. Patrick’s Day Savannah Style by Turning the Fountain Green!

Go Green

One of the most beloved Savannah St. Patrick’s Day traditions is the Greening of the Fountain in Forsyth Park. This kickoff to the St. Patrick’s Day festivities takes place March 6 at 12pm, and is just a block over from Azalea Inn & Villas. Join in on the Savannah St. Patrick’s Day fun and watch as our Fountain goes green!

 

Celtic Cross Ceremony

Celebrate Irish Catholic Heritage at the Celtic Cross Ceremony, taking place March 8 at 1pm at Emmet Park. This year marks the 29th annual Celtic Cross Ceremony. Listen as the haunting bagpipes play while various members of our Savannah Irish community speak about the past, present, and future. Don’t miss out on this wonderful homage to Irish culture.

 

Savannah St. Patrick's Day

Everyone is Irish in Savannah on St. Patrick’s Day!

Dance Your Way Through Our Savannah St. Patrick’s Day

Music and dance are important elements to Celtic culture and a huge part of the Savannah St. Patrick’s Day festivities. Tap your toe to the sound of Celtic music at the Tara Feis Irish Celebration, taking place March 14 in Emmet Park. Enjoy live music, art, crafts, games, performers, and more at this year’s Tara Feis. It’s the perfect celebration to put you in the mood for the St. Patrick’s Day Parade!

 

The Main Event: The Savannah St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Don your green and shamrocks and take to Savannah’s historic streets on Tuesday, March 17 for the Savannah St. Patrick’s Day Parade. The parade will start promptly at 10:15am in the Forsyth Park area of Abercorn Street which happens to be 43 steps from our inn’s front door! There is no mad rush to claim a sidewalk view when the music is a part of your breakfast and the excite vibrates right outside the door.  Stroll down the street, “To-Go” cup in hand and enjoy the excitement of near front-row seats to the biggest parade in the South!

 

Savannah St. Patrick's Day

Azalea Inn & Villas has the best seats to the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Savannah!

 

Stay with Us for This Savannah St. Patrick’s Day

Not only does Azalea Inn & Villas provide easy access and visibility to the parade route, but we also provide a delicious sit-down breakfast in the morning, just in time to make it out to the parade by 10:15am. Celebrate a Savannah St. Patrick’s Day with Azalea Inn & Villas. We still have some availability, but it’s going fast! Book your rooms today for our Savannah St. Patrick’s Day. Erin Go Bragh!

 

 

Azalea Inn and Gardens, a Savannah GA bed and breakfast inn, invites you to reserve a room today to begin enjoying the best experiences in our city, which Travel + Leisure Magazine acclaimed as a “World’s Best City.”

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