“A Southern Feast for All the Senses and All the Seasons”
Today, Azalea Inn & Gardens continues to foster the celebrated legendary reputation of historic Savannah, Georgia as a garden city with southern soul, southern living and southern cuisine. We advocate that the story of the colonial Savannah garden district becomes incorporated into the story of your romantic getaway.
For a musical getaway, come experience the Savannah Music Festival, Georgia’s largest music festival, and hear the sounds of southern musical heritage as well as international stars. Georgia musicians have long been recognized for their unique style, including Johnny Mercer with “Moon River” (written for the movie Breakfast at Tiffany’s), Ray Charles with “Georgia on My Mind,” Joe “King” Oliver (King of Jazz), Carolyn Dawn Johnson with “Georgia” and “Love Is Always Worth the Ache,” Little Richard with “Georgia Peach,” and Otis Redding. The jazz music tradition in Savannah can be traced back to Reconstruction Era brass bands and jazz music veterans—including Louie Armstrong—who performed nightly in clubs throughout the city.
Savannah has been voted “Best Place to Live.” With legendary southern charm and its resort-village feeling, Savannah’s historic district greets present-day visitors with awe-inspiring first impressions of historic mansions, elegant gardens, 18th and 19th century architecture, ironwork by master craftsmen, southern hospitality, and renowned southern cuisine. The old town of Savannah Georgia was designated a National Historic Savannah Landmark District in 1966.
Experience historic Savannah, Georgia culture and history and get off the beaten tourist track with the help of Insider’s Guide to Savannah and its local authors, Betty Darby and Rich Wittish, who know the area, its people and its attractions intimately.