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Savannah #14 on 2012 Top Destinations List at TripAdvisor.com

Savannah downtown modern museum Jepson Center | Photo (c) Sandy Traub

Telfair Square and Telfair's Jepson Center Museum of Art

Savannah beats Atlanta, Charleston as top 25 destination” was the headline on SavannahNow.com, reporting the May 1, 2012, TripAdvisor release of the Top 25 Travelers’ Choice U.S. Destinations. Charleston came in at #24.

U.S. News Travel was among other prominent media outlets to roll out more announcements, including that Savannah was listed #15 among the “18 Best Nightlife Scenes in the USA“.  Atlanta was #16. Key West followed at #17, and Dallas rounded out the after-dark entertaining cities at #18.

The results from the TripAdvisor.com poll, for example, are based on the actual experiences of travelers, so congratulations are in order to hoteliers, restaurateurs, shopkeepers, tour guides – anyone on the front lines of Savannah’s tourism industry.

Riverfront trolley, Savannah by Augustus Brightman (augustus) on 500px.com
Riverfront trolley, Savannah by Augustus Brightman

Savannah Outpaces with Wonderful Variety:  Things to See and Do that are New and Traditional.

Variety seems to surface more often in the answers to the ‘why’ Savannah is outpacing larger cities, as well as cities with bigger marketing budgets.  “It takes a village!” was never more true than in this beautiful southern USA city.

Hospitality businesses and the City of Savannah’s staff are working in overdrive to appeal to and please travelers.  There is no conductor at the podium dictating a traditional-only Savannah score.  Individualism is driving the creative offerings. Festivals, art and social gatherings are in Savannah’s unique modern-to-historic-to-grassy venues.

Cheers to Southern Charm and Efficiency!

I’m happy that Green Palm Inn’s bed and breakfast staff is numbered among the  thousands of devoted hospitality folks who first sell the enticement of the Savannah experience, then actually roll up our sleeves to deliver on it 365 days a year!

In Savannah, try to imagine the number of “May I help you?” and “Thank you for visiting Savannah!” that the chorus of us echo every day, week and year.  If one were to add an audio equivalent to Savannah-generated web content and social media in unison, the hawking voices might be deafening!   Yet, Savannah folks are renown for generosity and politeness.

“Savannah!!! Savannah!!! Any way you like it!”

Just now I recall the old stories of peanut vendors hawking “Peanuts!!! Peanuts!!! Boiled or Roasted!” standing in Forsyth Park.  From so much recent praise, the message 0f 2012 seems to be “Savannah!!! Savannah!!! Any way you like it!”

Please add Savannah and Green Palm Inn to your destination in the American South.  It’s such a pleasure to host travelers visiting America’s most beautiful city and partaking of the variety that puts Savannah on top destination lists.

Here guests have a quiet, big southern welcome waiting at little Green Palm Inn.   We promise, we’ve got our hawking cornered here, in our bed and breakfast blog.

Diane McCray, Innkeeper
548 East President Street, Savannah, GA USA 31401 Telephone 912-447-8901 / Toll Free USA & Canada 888-606-9510 greenpalminn.com | Twitter @GreenPalmInn | Facebook
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