We learned just today that the search engine BING named Savannah, Georgia, among its Top 15 Coolest North American Cities:
“Known for its charm and hospitality, Savannah, Ga., offers a refined taste of the South. The beautifully restored and maintained historic area of Old Savannah provides quintessential scenes of oaks dripping with Spanish moss, stately antebellum mansions, magnolia trees, peaceful marshes and horse-drawn carriages.”
We agree! Year around Savannah is picture perfect.
Yet, in autumn our city visitors more enthusiastically mix Savannah’s haunted idiosyncrasies into what they admire. For a whimsical rush some tourism pros and locals imbibe in the Savannah nightlife, taking after-dark haunted walks, pub crawls, or simply making a brief stop to have a drink with the ghosts!
We hope you will get away soon! You’re invited to take refuge at Green Palm Inn’s downtown lodging — NOT a haunted Savannah bed and breakfast inn. In Washingtonian (2010), Savannah: Gardens, Ghosts, and Paula Deen author Eliot Stein recommends Green Palm Inn.
The urban adventures are never ending. Here are a few places you might pass on your stroll through downtown. If you take the night walk, bring a camera, jacket, and a little cash; wear comfortable walking shoes; and be on time for your guided tour.
- Where in Savannah … Haunted Cat? One of Savannah’s most beloved historic mansions, lore claims that a cat haunted Davenport House.
- Where in Savannah … Unusual Midnight? Take the Midnight in the Garden of Good & Evil tour, made famous by John Berendt’s best selling novel, and the movie directed by Clint Eastwood.
- Where in Savannah … Gentry Pub? Enjoy drinks in one of Savannah’s swankiest pubs — the haunted Planters Inn Pub at The Olde Pink House.
- Where in Savannah … Suave Personalities? Ghost or not, the spirit of gentleman Jim Williams lives on at his Mercer House of Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil fame.
- Where in Savannah … Creeper-covered Wall? Historic ivy-covered family mansion built by Irish iron magnate, William Kehoe. [130 Habersham Street on Columbia Square]
- Where in Savannah … Flabbergasted Sailors? Lore tells of Shanghaied drunks from the pub of Treasure Island fame– Pirates’ House restaurant, near Green Palm Inn.
- Where in Savannah … Pimento Rush? Green Truck’s pimento cheese appetizer. Ok, this is a stretch, but we love this southern treat and made-fresh, kitschy restaurant. (Closed Mondays.)
A Delightfully Winsome Halloween in “Jolly Little Savannah”: Storytelling Peppered With A Little Practical Magic, Green Palm inn blog (2010)
For more information:
Green Palm Inn “…a pleasing little discovery.” — Fodor’s
548 East President Street
Greene Square in the Landmark Historic District
Savannah , Georgia USA 31401-3546
Toll free (888) 606-9510 | Phone (912) 447-8901
On the Web www.greenpalminn.com