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The Squares of Bull Street in Historic Savannah

August 21, 2015 by Teresa Jacobson

Many times we’ve told a visitor who wants to get a good feel for Savannah to walk the squares of Bull Street.  Start at Bay Street and walk south down Bull Street to Forsyth Park.  The walk will take you through five of Savannah’s iconic squares.  The monuments and plaques in those squares tell stories of Savannah’s rich history as you stroll under moss and oaks past historic homes, architecture, shops, and restaurants.   The walk is less than 1 mile, but you could spend all day on Bull Street.

 

1)  Johnson Square is the oldest and largest square in Savannah and surrounded by some of the most magnificent buildings downtown.  City Hall, Christ Church Episcopal (Georgia’s first) Nathanael Greene monument  and several large banks.  The Nathanael Greene monument in Johnson Square honors one of America’s top Revolutionary War officers. Brigadier General Nathanael Greene (1742-1786) was second only to George Washington.  Green and his son are buried under the monument.  A bench in tribute to the legendary songwriter Johnny Mercer and a sundial in honor of Colonel William Bull who helped Oglethorpe layout and settle Savannah are also in the square.

 

2) Wright Square has two of the most impressive monuments in all of downtown.  A towering statue of William Washington Gordon and an enormous boulder over the burial site of Creek leader Tomichichi with his burial site.

 

3)  Chippewa Square is in the center of Savannah’s Historic District.  The Historic Savannah Theater, The First Baptist Church and the Moses Eastman House are around the square as well as restaurants and shops.  A monument to Savannah founder James Edward Oglethorpe towers over the center of the square and Forrest Gump sat on a bench in Chippewa Square talking about chocolates.

 

4) Madison Square has history and haunting’s and a great selection of restaurants and shops. Named for U.S. President James Madison, the monument of this square is an 1888 statue by Alexander Doyle memorializing Sgt. William Jasper, a soldier of courageous acts in the Siege of Savannah.  The Green-Meldrim House, where General Sherman stayed after taking Savannah, is on Madison Square next to St. John’s Episcopal Church.

 

5) At the center of Monterey Square  is statue of Casimir Pulaski, a Polish nobleman who came to Savannah seeking a better life and sacrificed his life in the Siege of Savannah in 1779.   The Mercer-Williams House, the setting for the murder in “Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil,” is part of the reason Monterey Square is widely considered the most picturesque of all the squares of Bull Street in historic Savannah.

 

Forsyth Park is over 30 acres of the most beautiful urban green space in America and was named after Georgia Governor at the time of the expansion in 1851, John Forsyth.  Modeled after the fountains found in Place de la Concorde in Cuzco, Peru, the iconic Forsyth Fountain was added to the North end of the park in 1858.  Savannah’s Confederate Memorial Statue stand just south of the fountain and is meant to commemorate those volunteers who gave their lives fighting for the Confederacy.  There is also a Spanish-American War statue.  Forsyth Park is home to the Farmer’s Market every Saturday, a site for concerts during the Savannah Jazz Festival, and a host to free movies in the park every few months and the destination for all kinds of festivals and special events throughout the year.

 

Forsyth Park Fountain

Forsyth Park Fountain

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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Savannah’s Fall Festival’s

July 17, 2015 by Teresa Jacobson

Fall festivals in Savannah offer something for everyone.   Savannah Voice Festival, Savannah Jazz Festival, Savannah Film Festival, Savannah Food & Wine Festival. Make your reservations now at Azalea Inn & Villas for Fall!

Fall brings festivals, fun and gorgeous weather to Savannah.  Make reservations and get tickets now for one of these Savannah events.  The only problem is choosing which of Savannah’s fall festival’s!

August 2 – 16      Summer wraps up with the Savannah VOICE Festival – The Savannah VOICE festival takes the city by storm with great classical singing of opera, music theater and song.

August 7 – 8     Dog Days of Summer Festival on River Street – Dogs bring your leash and your owner for all out dog fun on River Street.  Doggy vendors, activities, and a parade just for our furry friends.

 

Dog Days of Summer on River Street

Dog Days of Summer on River Street

September 4 – 5     Bacon Festival on River Street – Yep, it’s exactly what it sounds like.  Local restaurants will be set up along the river with their best bacon dishes.

September 12      Revival Fest – A fall festival celebrating the best in Southern music, local and regional foods, crafts, beer and spirits.

Revival Fest

Revival Fest

September 20 – 26      Savannah Jazz Festival – Produced by the Coastal Jazz Association, the Savannah Jazz Festival is FREE and open to the public in Forsyth Park just steps away from Azalea Inn & Villas.

October 3 – 4      Octoberfest on River Street – Enjoy a bit of Germany Savannah style with German beers, food, music, and of course the Weiner Dog Races.

Savannah Jazz Festival

Savannah Jazz Festival

October 24 – 31      Savannah Film Festival – The Savannah College of Art and Design presents the annual festival, filled with cinematic creativity from both award-winning professionals and emerging student filmmakers. Each year more than 40,000 people attend the eight day Savannah Film Festival. The festival is host to a wide variety of competition film screenings, special screenings, workshops, panels, and lectures.

November 6 – 7      Hopped Up on Georgia Brews Festival on River Street – An incredible tasting event featuring over 20 breweries from Georgia.

Savannah Film Festival

Savannah Film Festival

November 9 – 15      Savannah Food & Wine Festival – Celebrating wine and culinary excellence in Savannah with wine dinners, tasting events, a festival and more.

November 14 – 15      Telfair Art Fair – Held in the heart of the historic district in Telfair Square, this open air art fair features over 80 chosen artists from around the country displaying and selling works in various artistic disciplines.

Savannah Food & Wine Festival

Savannah Food & Wine Festival

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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Savannah’s 4th of July Celebration And Heat Escapes

June 24, 2015 by Teresa Jacobson

As Savannah gets ready for one of the biggest celebrations of the year, summer has landed with heat that reminds you that you are in the South.  Enjoy Savannah’s 4th of July Celebration and heat escapes.

Savannah 4th of July

Savannah celebrates 4th of July on the River

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The 4th of July Celebration on River Street is a display of patriotism to rival any city in the US.  The party starts at 4pm with the fireworks beginning at 9pm.  Chairs and blankets are welcome so go down early to grab a good spot along with waterfront for the show.

The shade of the oaks that blanket the Historic District of Savannah give provide welcomed shade in the summer months. When you’re ready to for some air conditioning, Savannah’s museums are a great way to beat the heat exploring art, history, and Southern culture.

The Savannah History Museum is a great place to start.  Located in Tricentennial Park in the Savannah Visitors Center, the SHM allows you to walk through the city’s history from 1733 spanning the American Revolution and Civil War to today.

To submerge yourself in Savannah’s historic culture, visit one of the many house museums.

Owens Thomas House

Owens Thomas House

Owens Thomas House is considered by architectural historians to be one of the finest example of English Regency architecture in America.  Built 1816-1819.

The Davenport House strives to provide visitors with a true and vivid encounter with a unique Savanah story.  Built 1820.

Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace is filled with rich stories and experiences reflecting the arc of the life of Julliette Gordon Low and the remarkable worldwide Girl Scout movement she founded that changed the world. Built 1821.

 

Mercer Williams House

Mercer Williams House

Green-Meldrim House was home to General Sherman and used as headquarters when the Federal army occupied Savannah during the Civil War upon the invitation of Mr. Green.  Built early 1850’s.

Flannery O’Connor Childhood Home is a museum house dedicated to the work and life of the acclaimed novelist and shot story writer now widely considered one of the most important writers of the 20th century.

Mercer Williams House was made famous as the home of Jim Williams in the best-selling book and highly acclaimed movie, “Midnight In The Garden Of Good and Evil”.  The house is full of Mr. Williams private collection of 18th and 19th century furniture, art, and furnishings.   Built 1860

For art lovers…..

Telfair Academy Museum is a former mansion on Telfair Square with period rooms and houses nineteenth and twentieth century American and European art.  The collection is considered one of the most highly regarded in the Southeast US.

Jepson Center is across Telfair Square and is operated by the Telfair Museum.  Devoted to the art of today, the contemporary Jepson Center links Telfair’s future with its past.

Savannah College Museum of Modern Art is a premier contemporary art museum established to enrich the education of SCAD students introducing new exhibitions every academic quarter.

 

National Museum of the Mighty 8th Air Force

Mighty 8th Air Force

Ships of the Sea Museum is located in the William Scarborough mansion.  The mansion boasts a rich history as and architectural gem, the center of social life in old Savannah, Savannah’s first public school, and a boy’s orphanage.  Restored by the Historic Savannah Foundation, the museum features a wonderful collection of shop models, paintings, maritime antiques, and expansive gardens.

National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force chronicles the history of the 8th Air Force during World War II and after.

Ralph Mark Gilbert Civil Rights Museum chronicles the civil rights struggle of Georgia’s oldest African-American community from Slavery to the present.

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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Savannah Events

May 13, 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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Tour Hidden Gardens in the Historic District of Savannah

April 22, 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 7, 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.”

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Calling All Fashionistas! See Oscar de la Renta in Savannah

February 8, 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!

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

January 25, 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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Calling All Book Lovers: Savannah Book Festival

January 11, 2015 by Teresa Jacobson

Savannah Book Festival

Don’t miss out on your favorite authors this year at the Savannah Book Festival

Calling All Book Lovers: Savannah Book Festival

Savannah is the perfect getaway for book lovers. The historic walks, enchanting homes, and romantic tall oaks with hanging Spanish moss make the city seem like its right out of a novel, each with their own unique story to tell. Filled with charm and elegance, Savannah has often been the subject of books of all kinds! Experience this fairytale city during Savannah’s annual Book Festival, featuring many wonderful authors, lectures, book signings and more! Make plans to attend the Savannah Book Festival today!

 

 

 

Savannah Book Festival

Take in our enchanting city in between book signings and lectures. Maybe the scenery will inspire you to write!

Savannah Book Festival Speakers & Events

This year, the Savannah Book Festival will feature 40 writers this year, with a few celebrity writers scheduled to speak at lectures and host book signings. If you’re an avid reader, then there are some lectures you might not want to miss out on!

 

 

 

 

 

Kicking off the Savannah Book Festival, Janet Evanovich will be speaking Thursday, February 12. On Friday, February 13, be sure to check out the lecture by P.J. O’Rourke, and on Sunday, February 15, don’t miss the Anne Rice lecture! All of these talks and book signings will take place at the Trustees Theater. Click here for more information on times and tickets.

 

All day Saturday, be sure to check out the Author Signings and Book sales taking place in Telfair Square. Mosey around the beautiful Savannah square and go on a book-shopping spree!

 

 

Savannah Book Festival

Plan a book-worthy getaway to Savannah, and stay at Azalea Inn.

Make Plans for the Savannah Book Festival Today!

If you love to read, fall in love with Savannah during this year’s Savannah Book Festival. Plan your storybook getaway to Savannah with Azalea Inn & Villas. Start your days with a sit-down breakfast, and end the night with a delicious homemade dessert. Drift to sleep in our enchanting and luxurious rooms, providing ample rest for the next day’s activities. Don’t miss out on this year’s Savannah Book Festival! 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.”

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Dine With the Best During Savannah Restaurant Week

December 14, 2014 by Teresa Jacobson

Savannah Restaurant Week

Make plans to visit Savannah during Savannah Restaurant Week!

Calling All Foodies to Savannah for Restaurant Week!

Are you a self-proclaimed foodie? Do you enjoy trying new and exciting dishes? Well, Savannah is the place for you! With so much to offer in its local cuisine, Savannah is a foodie’s paradise. Make plans to attend Savannah Restaurant Week!

 

Enjoy Savannah’s Local Cuisine During Savannah Restaurant Week

Home to various restaurants, Savannah boasts an eclectic palate guaranteed to meet your taste.  Many of Savannah’s best restaurants provide fresh seafood, local and seasonal produce, and amazing dishes that are sure to impress. With so many great places to dine, are you worried you won’t hit the best places? Well, look no further…

Starting January 23 and lasting through February 1, dine with Savannah’s best during restaurant week! Participate in a celebration of Savannah’s finest restaurants! Twenty-six Savannah restaurants will offer a spectacular 3-course dinner menu for $30 per person. Find more information and a list of all restaurants participating in this year’s Restaurant Week here.

Savannah Restaurant Week

One of our many favorites from 45 Bistro.

Azalea Inn’s Favorite Savannah Restaurant Week Participants

There are so many wonderful restaurants participating in this year’s Savannah Restaurant Week, but we have a few favorites here at Azalea Inn that we are excited to see on the list of restaurants.

  • Alligator Soul– This gourmet Southern restaurant is the perfect combination of sass and class! Enjoy the cool ambiance and amazing culinary display during this year’s Savannah Restaurant Week.
  • Garibaldi’s– A long time Savannah favorite, Garibaldi’s provides an elegant setting with an even more elegant culinary flare to its dishes. Don’t miss out on this spot during Restaurant Week.
  • Leoci’s Trattoria– Located right next to Azalea Inn, this is the perfect place to start your journey during Savannah Restaurant Week! Taste their delicious and fresh Italian cuisine. We recommend their wonderful olives!
  • 45 Bistro– A long time favorite of Azalea Inn, 45 Bistro never disappoints! We can’t wait to see what this top Savannah restaurant has in store for Restaurant Week!
  • Vic’s on the River– A Savannah staple, Vic’s on the River is located on Bay St, overlooking the beautiful Savannah River. While you’re there participating in Savannah Restaurant Week, make sure you ask to see their map from the Civil War!

 

Make Your Plans For Savannah Restaurant Week Today!

Savannah Restaurant Week is an opportunity you do not want to miss out on, especially if you consider yourself a foodie! Make your plans today with Azalea Inn and enjoy the best of Savannah’s restaurants. When booking, let us know that you are participating in Savannah Restaurant Week and we will be happy to make all of your reservations. So, bring your appetite and enjoy Savannah’s Restaurant Week! Bon Appetit!

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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