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Savannah Lights Up

November 30, 2015 by Teresa Jacobson

Savannah lights up like no other southern city during the holidays.  Lights around the squares, in the gardens, one the water and in the sky.  Here are five of most beautifully lit places to be during the holidays in the hostess city of the South.

Downtown Historic District – Savannah’s historic beauty is magnified with festive decoration and lights during the holidays.  What is already a beautiful and unique stroll down cobblestone streets becomes magic among endless twinkling lights.  Saturday December 12th, enjoy the Downtown Neighborhood Association’s Holiday Tour of Homes and experience the inside of Savannah’s most beautiful private historic homes lavishly decorated for the holidays.

Photo credit Visit Savannah

Photo credit Visit Savannah


Lighted Christmas Parade – The holiday festivities begin on River Street on Friday December 4th with fireworks lighting up the sky over the river.  Then on Saturday December 5th, River Street will be lit from end to end with a parade of lights that will move through downtown and end in City Market.  A great family friendly event that is an annual tradition and a local favorite.


December Night & Holiday Lights at the Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens is an incredible display of lights using the garden grounds as the canvas.  From now until Christmas Eve, embark on a casual self-guided leisurely walking tour through differently themed garden areas.


Tours by Candlelight – Savannah lights up with a glow on December 18th & 19th Fort Pulaski commemorates the Confederate Nog party of 1861 each year during the holiday season with Candle Lantern Tours. The long-lived Savannah tradition provides night-time tours of the historic fort by candlelight and oil lamps.  The Davenport House Museum has tours by Candlelight from December 26th – 30th.  The Federal-style home glistening by candlelight welcomes visitors to experience celebrations of early 19th century Savannahians. Light refreshments, music and skilled interpreters, who show visitors through the home, are among the highlights of the presentation.


Stage Lights – If lights of the stage is what you’d like to see, Savannah fantastic options.  See a glitz and glitter production of Holiday Traditions at The Savannah Theater from now until Christmas.  Or join Savannah’s best local musicians at The Lucas Theater to hear your favorite holiday carols and jazz at The Lucas Theater Christmas Cabaret December 17th – 19th.

There is no better time to bask in the beauty that is Savannah than in the glow of the holiday lights!  Come see us!

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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Stay With Monet

November 11, 2015 by Teresa Jacobson

Monet has come to Telfair Museum in Savannah and Azalea Inn & Villas wants to show him to you with our Stay With Monet Package.

Experience world class art in Savannah’s National Historic Landmark District at Telfair Museums Jepson Center. Monet and American Impressionism highlights the work of more than 20 American artists who launched a new way of painting in response to the influence of French Impressionism. The exhibition presents four paintings by Claude Monet alongside paintings and prints by many of the leading figures of American Impressionism.  Six of the painting are major American Impressionist paintings from Telfair’s own collection.  The Azalea Inn is thrilled to share with you this incredible opportunity to see these groundbreaking works of art.

Claude Monet - Waterloo Bridge

Claude Monet – Waterloo Bridge

Are you easily impressed? No? Well, we think we can and will impress you with our Stay with Monet Package. From November 1, 2015 to January 24, 2016, book two nights at the Inn and then enjoy incredible pricing on our Stay With Monet Package that includes passes to the Monet and American Impressionism Exhibit and much, much more!

Stay With Monet Package

Stay With Monet Package


Package to include:

  • Freshly prepared southern gourmet breakfast for two
  • Early evening wine and hors d’oeuvres
  • Nightcap and dessert
  • Museum Passes for two ($94 value) that provide entry to the three Telfair Museums sites: Telfair Academy, Jepson Center (location of the Monet Exhibit) & the Owens-Thomas House
  • 10% off at the museum gift shop
  • A special gift for you when you arrive


Monet's Oat Field

Monet’s Oat Field




Book any two nights with us and this package price is yours for only $21!  Book now, use Promo Code:  “Monet”!


Visit for more information about the exhibit and all Telfair Museum sites.


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 Holiday Season in Savannah at Azalea Inn

October 9, 2015 by Teresa Jacobson

The holiday season in Savannah is upon us and brings the perfect reason for you to visit Savannah.  Shopping, relaxation, and fun!

Get a jump on your holiday shopping on Broughton Street.  In addition to national bands like Anthropology, Urban Outfitter, and Ann Taylor Loft, you’ll find some of Savannah’s most unique stores and boutiques.

Paris Market – Unique antique and vintage home décor.

Savannah Bee Company – Savannah’s own destination for specialty honeys, naturally luxurious body care, and other honeybee inspired gifts.

The Salt Table – The Salt Table features free tasting samples of hundreds of different salts, seasonings, sugars, teas, dips, blends, Amish popcorn, and even local honey.

You deserve a break.

Take a vacation for the holidays and let Azalea Inn take care of all the details.  Thanksgiving at the Inn always feels like home.  Enjoy a gourmet Thanksgiving dinner around our table with friends from around the world.  The menu for this year is coming together but you’ll see from last year’s menu that our Chef isn’t kidding.  And you don’t have to clean up.

Three Cheese Artichoke Dip, Stuffed Endive, Assorted Fruits, Cheeses and Crackers
Wine:  Prosecco

Creamy Wild Mushroom Soup
Wine: Santa Marina Pinot Noir

Spinach Pecan wilted Salad with Goat Cheese and a Sweet & Spicy Vinaigrette
Wine: Kung Fu Girl Bone Dry Riesling

Prime Rib with Rosemary Demi-Glace & Fried Shallots, Horseradish Mashed Yukon Gold Potato, Lemon Garlic Grilled Asparagus, Ginger Glazed Baby Carrots
Wine: Cantena Malbec

Peppermint Cheesecake

Azalea Inn & Villas Dining

Azalea Inn & Villas Dining

Many of Savannah’s premier events take place around the holidays.

11/8 – Rascal Flats Free concert in Forsyth Park – The Rock N’ Roll Marathon brings great music to Savannah!

11/9 – 11/15 – The Savannah Food & Wine Festival – The festival celebrates wine and culinary excellence in Savannah with wine dinners, tasting events, festival and more.

11/13 – 11/15 – 21st Annual Telfair Art Festival – This beloved outdoor event in the heart of historic Savannah features 85 national and local artists set up around Telfair Square.

12/4 – 12/5 – Christmas On The River – Celebrate the Christmas season on River Street with fireworks, shopping & The Christmas Light Parade to City Market.


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 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

Susan G Komen Race
photo from


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!

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.”

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