Horse Drawn Carriage:
Historic Savannah Carriage Tours…our preferred provider. Public rides daily from City Market. OR…. Let us book you a Private ride from the inn to dinner (or perhaps from dinner back to the inn).
Romance and History – what’s not to love? Here are our favorite must visit houses and museums:
- Telfair Museum Foundation: Visit three museums for the price of two:
• Owens-Thomas House and slave quarters
• Telfair Museum
• Jepson Art Center
- Juliette Gordon Lowe Birthplace
• SEGWAY! – The hottest craze to hit town: So Much Fun…Coordination is not a requirement Tour the city on a Personal Transporter. Tours begin promptly at 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. daily. www.segwayofsavannah.com
• MOTORINI Savannah – Not a guided tour but a fun way to get around Savannah and Tybee; conveniently located at 236 Drayton Street, a short ten-minute walk from our inn. www.vespasavannah.com/acatalog/Scooter_Rentals
Savannah Theatre – Live professional performances at The Savannah Theatre, matinee and evening performances available. “Jukebox Journey”, “Back to the 50’s” and “Christmas on Bull”. To learn more, please visit their website at www.savannahtheatre.com.
• Dolphins abound the waters in the right season. For more information on what to do on the water visit www.tybeeisland.com/dolphin-tours.shtml.
• Or perhaps the sea and you, one on one – in a kayak! Visit www.tybeeisland.com/kayaking.shtml.
• Coastal Journeys – www.coastaljourneys.com (912-308-6050) Glen Gartner will take you into the marshlands surrounding our coastal area on an ecology/nature-based cruise. Explore an uninhabited barrier island, hunt for old bottles or shark’s teeth along Savannah’s river channel, or perhaps bird watching inspires you. Glen will customize a trip for you, your friends and family.
• Wilderness Southeast Nature Tours – www.wilderness-southeast.org Explore pristine beaches or river swamps; discover habitats and exciting wildlife on your own private nature tour.
DEEP SEA FISHING:
• A classic about town – www.missjudycharters.com
• www.chefjoerandall.com/calendar.htm – Watch Chef Randall as he prepares a full course of delightful dishes – no tiny samples here – a full on tasting experience!
• www.kitchensonthesquare.com – Classes include a generous tasting of all the dishes prepared with a beverage, copies of all the recipes and 10% discount on all items bought in the store on the day of the class.
•www.mansiononforsythpark.com/leisure/cooking-school/ – Join the Executive Chef in a variety of interactive programs in a state-of-the-art, full size kitchen with in-depth discussion and explanation of culinary technique and simple tricks that make cooking a very approachable form of art.
Teresa always books her massages, facials, and mud baths with Magnolia Day Spa. The manager of Magnolia Spa goes above and beyond to ensure that all guests of Azalea Inn and Gardens who book last minute are accommodated within a 3-hour time-frame of their requested hour! Call us to book or contact Michelle directly at 912-373.2039
Shannon’s favorite is Spa Bleu. A serene oasis nestled in the heart of the historic district. A touch of the exotic combined with a variety of European and traditional, organic spa treatments will refine your experience of true “bleu” southern comfort. Slip away, delight your senses, and allow the incomparable staff to help release the tensions of the outside world. Call us to book or contact directly at 912-236-1490
Southbridge Golf: Conveniently located within a few minutes of Savannah Georgia’s historic district, Southbridge is a Savannah jewel – a treat for both the eye and the golf game. Southbridge has long been the most highly acclaimed golf course in the Savannah area. Legendary architect Rees Jones’ chose to design this fine masterpiece through a tract of dense woodland in south Georgia. http://www.southbridgegolfclub.com/
Visit www.savannahvisit.com for more ideas on what to do and see in Savannah.
CAT Shuttle: follow this link for more information on the free historic district shuttle.
SATURDAY & SUNDAY: Cannon Firings at Old Fort Jackson, 1 Fort Jackson Rd. $6.00 for adults, free for children under 6 with a guardian. 11 a.m. & 2 p.m. (912) 232-3945 or chsgeorgia.org.
SATURDAYS: The Forsyth Farmers’ Market, from 9 a.m.–1 p.m., rain or shine, at the South End of Forsyth Park in Historic Downtown Savannah, a variety of vendors will offer their produce and products to residents and visitors alike. The Forsyth Farmers’ Market vendors offer a variety of local goods including seasonal produce, eggs, honey, pastured meat, bread, cheese, mushrooms, fresh herbs, vegetable sauces, preserves, coffee beans, heirloom seeds and potted plants. forsythfarmersmarket.org.
SATURDAY & SUNDAY: Cannon Firings at Old Fort Jackson, 1 Fort Jackson Rd. $7.00 for adults, $4.00 for children. 11 a.m. & 2 p.m. (912) 232-3945 or chsgeorgia.org.
SATURDAYS: Early Bird’s Preservation Walking Tour of the Landmark Historic District’s East Side. Take an early morning walk through one of the oldest and most varied neighborhoods to learn how historic preservation has revitalized downtown Savannah. Tours are led by the Davenport House director, who will introduce the personalities, structures, and issues that have enthralled Savannah’s preservation movement. Coffee and treats in the Davenport House garden will follow the 2.3-mile walking tour. Admission is $21.
For more information about the walking tour or the museum, call the Davenport House Museum at (912) 236-8097 or go to davenporthousemuseum.org.
APRIL 11 – 17: “Get your Plaid on” The 48th RBC Heritage will take place at the Harbour Town Golf Links on Hilton Head Island. Make plans now to “Get Your Plaid On!” The Northern Irishman PGA TOUR golfer, Graeme McDowell was the 2013 Heritage tournament winner. http://www.rbcheritage.com/spectators/schedule-of-events
APRIL 22 & 23: The Garden Club of Savannah invites you to the 40th Annual NOGS Tour of Hidden Gardens. Walking tour of eight private gardens in Historic Savannah, plus the Massie Heritage Center gardens which are planted and maintained by the Garden club of Savannah. Tour highlighted by a Southern tea at the Historic Green-Meldrim house. All proceeds donated to local charities. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. $40 admission. (912) 961-4805 or gcofsavnogstour.org.
APRIL 22 – 26: 2015 Tybee Wine Festival. The Tybee Post Theater will host the 7th Annual Tybee Wine Festival from Wednesday through Sunday, offering something for everyone – from wine lovers to culinary enthusiasts – amid spectacular Tybee Island surroundings. (912) 663-1099 or visit TybeeWineFestival.com.
APRIL 30: March for Babies – Saturday, April 30, 2015 – We’re getting ready to walk in March for Babies! It promises to be a fun day out with people who share our passion for improving the health of babies. There’ll be family teams, company teams and people walking with friends – it’s a great feeling knowing we’re all helping real families. Join our event and walk with us to raise money for babies right here in our community!
APRIL 30: Annual Tybee Turtle Trot Beach Run. Join us in kicking off Georgia’s sea turtle nesting season and raising funds for Tybee Island Sea Turtle Project with our 12th annual Turtle Trot 5k beach run! April 23rd, 2015. Day-of registration begins at the pier and pavilion at 7am, the race starts at 8am! http://TybeeTurtleTrot.net
APRIL 28- MAY 3: Savannah Fashion Week is a collection of independent retailers promoting fashion within the Savannah area. SFW always donates a portion of ticket sales to a local charity. A special series of events will take place, during the week of April 28, 2013 until April 3rd http://www.savannahboxoffice.com
MAY 1- MAY 26: Jukebox Journey and Savannah Live at The Savannah Theatre (912) 233-7764 or visit thesavannahtheatre.com.
MAY 7: Annual SCAD Sidewalk Arts Festival. Come create or view chalk art masterpieces on the sidewalks of Forsyth Park during SCAD’s annual Sidewalk Arts Festival. The popular event, free and open to the public, features a chalk art competition, children’s drawing areas for young artists, and food, drinks and music.
MAY: Tea in the Garden at the Davenport House. Thursdays and Fridays in May, 2016. http://www.davenporthousemuseum.org/2015/07/04/tea-in-the-garden-at-the-davenport-house/
MAY 6: Tybee Rainbow Days – In May, LGBT travelers will show their pride on Tybee Island, Georgia! Stroll the beach, sample fresh seafood and party long after the sun sets, which takes place May 6-8. Presented by GaySavannah.com, this inaugural LGBT event will unite area residents and visitors for a full weekend of festivities.
MAY 6-8: Seafood Festival, Historic River Street. Admission: Free and open to the public.
For info call 912-234-0295 or check out riverstreetsavannah.com/ Enjoy arts & crafts, entertainment and fun for the entire family on historic River Street. See the website listed above for more details.
MAY 6:First Friday on the River, Fireworks at 9:30pm
May 1: SCAD Sand Arts Festival 10:00am to 4:00pm “Come sculpt the sand, or simply soak up the spectacle” is the online invitation to the Sand Art Festival 2013, posted on SCAD.edu. If you are not carving sand castles or sand art, we hope you will come, watch, and support the talented art students on North Beach, Tybee Island, Georgia.
MAY 2: The 39th Annual Scottish Games 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
EVP Pro Beach Volleyball Tour
9th May 2015 8:00 am
1 Tybrisa Street, Tybee Island. Join the EVP Beach Bum Week Pro Beach Volleyball Tour for its annual stop in Tybee Island.
May 20:30th annual BEACH BUM PARADE 3:00pm Come prepared to be soaked at the 30th Annual Tybee Beach Bum Parade! This classic Tybee event is a favorite for the whole family. Equip yourself with water guns and other water soaking paraphernalia to douse the passing by parade floats.This popular annual tradition features a parade and a giant water fight. The cost is free, but be prepared to get wet!
MAY 31-AUG 9: Let The Good Times Roll! The Savannah Theatre $35 adults, $17 children. (912) 233-5542 or savannahtheatre.com.
JUNE 1-30 Savannah Live and Juke Box Journey. Admission is $35 adults, $17 children. Call (912) 233-7764 or visit savannahtheatre.com.
June 2: Acoustic Tuesday Live acoustic music by local and regional musicians, performed in the Foxy courtyard! Every Tuesday.
June 2: Wetlands Day at Oatland Island Wildlife Center 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Free (912) 395-1500 or oatlandisland.org.
JUNE 3-4: First Friday & Saturday on the River featuring Blues & Jazz live music all weekend and Fireworks.
JUNE 3: First Friday for Folk Music
JUNE 5-7: Savannah Blues Weekend with events like Blues on Broughton, Blues Jazz & BBQ on
Movies in the Park
June 20th 2015 8:30 pm
204 5th Street, Tybee Island
The return of summertime fun with Movies in the Park start in June! Every third Saturday evening during the summer months at Memorial Park a family friendly movie will be projected on the side of the Tybee Gym compliments of the City of Tybee Island’s Development Authority / Main Street Program and Partners
JULY 1-July 29: Savannah Live and Juke Box Journey (912) 233-7764 or savannahtheatre.com.
July 3: Tybee Fireworks Tybee’s annual celebration of America’s birthday. Come early and plan to stay late as this is one of Tybee’s busiest days of the year and the island fills up fast. The show starts around dark thirty (around 9:15pm). The fireworks are staged on the pier, but they are easily viewed from any of Tybee’s eastern beaches. Starts at 9:15 pm
July 4: Fireworks on the Savannah riverfront: free and open to the public. Starts at 9:00pm on the riverfront.
Dirty Dolls Burlesque Revue – Phone: (844) 694-8453 www.TheDirtyDolls.com
Jul 18, 2015 10:30 PM – 11:30 PM The Guild Hall, 518 Martin Luther King Junior Blvd The Dirty Dolls Contemporary Burlesque Revue returns to The Guild Hall.
AUG 5: First Saturday Arts on the Riverfront
AUG 5: First Friday Fireworks on the Riverfront
Aug 5&6: Dog Days of Summer. 4:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Calling all canines! Listen up pups because this event is just for you! Get ready for the Dog Days of Summer on August 5 and 6th! Pups bring your leash, grab your owner and get ready for some dog-gone fun on River Street! Enjoy doggy vendor booths, gourmet treats and the following activities to keep both pets and humans entertained: Pet Portraits with your owners; Cool off at the misting station OR go for a swim in the pup pools; Sign up to strut your stuff in the “Dog Days of Summer” pup parade and costume contest on Saturday, August 6 at 11 a.m. Free to enter.
AUG 2-16:: The Savannah VOICE experience A festival of great singing through opera & song. Legendary Baritone and most recorded American singer of all time, Sherrill Milnes, brings his legend and artistic excellence to this festival.
AUG 22: Old Fort Jackson’s Annual Auction & Low Country Boil (live music, great food and cannon firings)