SAVANNAH Georgia –– If you think that the only kind of magical spells in Savannah evolve around super-natural, haunted tours and eerie tales, voodoo folklore, and Haint Blue painted on house shutters, please think more in the direction of a awe-inspiring natural, magical wonderland of historical proportions.
Magically, it might seem, the Landmark Savannah Historic District and Green Palm Inn are places where hopes and dreams become real. Come visit! We think you’ll decide to give approving nods to the enchanting places, the mesmerizing history, the romantic stories, and centuries of charming people.
OUR TOP PICKS: WHERE TO FIND WHAT IS MAGICAL IN SAVANNAH
1. A stroll north and south along Bull Street. The avenue of Live Oaks with dripping Spanish moss is a walk like no other in America. Under these trees Native Indians and British colonist walked together, negotiated and decided it was important to work together peacefully. Choose a comfortable park bench and idle a while to people watch and soak up the charm.
2. Lunch in the modern atrium of Telfair’s Jepson Center. Rain or shine the beautiful Telfair Square bellows beauty and fascinates with wonder. What secrets these Live Oaks, historic Trinity Methodist Church, and Telfair Academy of Art might tell! America’s new President, George Washington lodged in Savannah at an inn on the Northwest corner of Barnard and State streets overlooking Telfair Square. A bank is now on that historic corner.
3. Soak up the crisscrossing walkways in Forsyth Park — the first large park created in Savannah. It will be no one’s surprise if you conjure up images of Paris and classic movie scenes. “Stylistically, the park was influenced by the urban renewal of Paris in the nineteenth century, when broad boulevards and parks were created,” writes City of Savannah historian. Savannah’s Forsyth Fountain (circa 1858) is clearly visible in the 1962 version of Cape Fear.
4. It’s mesmerizing to watch boat traffic on the Savannah waterfront. Giant cargo ships from across the globe’s waterways travel in and out the harbor. Hop on a free tow across the Savannah River and snap a photo of the vintage Savannah River warehouses, now shops, pubs, and restaurants. With handkerchief waving in the breeze and lantern by night, Florence Margaret Martus, welcomed passing ships. The Florence Martus memorial of the “Waving Girl” and her dutiful collie dog resides on the east end of River Street. The statue was sculpted by Felix Weihs de Weldon, whose most famous work is the Marine Corps War Memorial of five U.S. Marines and one sailor raising the flag of the United States on Iwo Jima during World War Two.
5. Dine in historic mansions like the Olde Pink House or in its Planter’s Pub, or the beautifully re-purposed warehouses like Alligator Soul or Vic’s on the River.
The Savannah experience is inexplicably magical! Year around Green Palm Inn’s innkeeper Diane McCray and staff cull what’s happening, new openings, top-rated eateries, and what’s worth the trip. Those become our top picks for our lodging guests.
Savannah this way! (TM) — What magic may we work for you?
Diane McCray, Innkeeper & Foodie
Green Palm Inn
Cozy and historic bed and breakfast
548 East President Street, Savannah, GA USA 31401
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