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Get Away to Savannah’s Summer Laziness, Now or Soon! The Best Times for Something Special

Wormsloe Plantation a Southern Plantation in South Savannah | Photo (c) Jim Hasapis. Used with permission.

Southern Plantation: Wormsloe

SAVANNAH Georgia (July 16, 2010) — Younger crowds have gone to the beach, leaving art and mansion museums, historical architecture, music scene, elite dining,  downtown cafes, and over 60 art galleries to the boomers.

Green Palm Inn is here to share “What’s New” and “lazy-delightful” for a cultural or historical vacation in Savannah!

While special events are plentiful, there’s no need to wait for the crowded happenings!  Your own special occasions and summer’s national holidays offer good times and plentiful excuses to get away, now or soon, for a lazy-delightful visit in Savannah.

Try something NEW! Beginning with lodging at Green Palm Inn in the historic district!


Not only is Paula Deen making national foodie news, Savannah itself is rapidly becoming a culinary destination. Savor ongoing wine weekends and weekdays. Savannah’s finest restaurants and vintners steadily introduce wonderful pairings.

Eclectic-meets-genteel southern dining indoors and out.

— The Savannah Brew Fest (Labor Day Weekend, September 3-4)

— Picnic in the Park (October 10). Great music is compliments of the City of Savannah, Department of Cultural Affairs.  Bring a picnic basket, beverages, flashlight, chair or blanket.

— Green Palm Inn joins with two more historic inns for intimate wines and hors d’oeuvres, wine tasting each third Saturday.

— The Inn will set you up for cooking classes — Low Country specialties to desserts — offered by notable chefs in the area.


Green Palm Inn’s innkeeper and staff are phenomenal spotters – that’s a tad short of personal tour guides — helping with insider tips. We will line up the up-close-and personal things to do and places to see during your visit to historic Savannah and the beautiful Georgia Coast.

— For example, every 2nd Sunday the Bonaventure Foundation hosts a history-rich guided tour through the serenely beautiful Bonaventure Cemetery, originally one of the Georgia colony’s finest and most storied plantations.


Through July:  National Ice Cream Month.  A “don’t miss” stop is the nostalgic and popular Leopold’s Ice Cream!

July 25-31: Art Educators’ Forum, Savannah College of Art & Design

July 30: National Cheesecake Day. Lulu’s Chocolate Bar makes it worth a Savannah trip!

August:  NEW! Visit Savannah’s World War II Memorial on River Street.

Through – August 1: The Story of Silver in Savannah, Telfair Jepson Museum

August 1-14: NEW! Tripletail Fishing Rodeo, Coffee Bluff Marina

August 4: National Chocolate Chip Day.  Recommended by New York Times, the nostalgic Back in the Day Bakery has the best!

August 5: National Waffle Day.  NEW! We’ll make you some with fresh, southern sugar cane juice!

August 10:  First Steam Locomotive. Rail buffs will love a visit to the Roundhouse Museum.

August 15:  National Relaxation Day. This is THE day to be at Green Palm Inn.

August 19:  National Aviation Day.  Aerospace & World War II fans will treasure a visit to the Mighty 8th Museum!

August 24:  National Peach Pie Day. Georgia’s the Peach State, so we’ll have a smorgasbord dashed with peach!

Through-September 6 (Labor Day): The three Telfair Museums offer FREE admission to all active duty military personnel and their families.

Through September 30: SCAD Kiah Hall, “Fashion in Focus: Photos and Evening Wear from the SCAD Museum of Art Collection”

September 3-4: Savannah Craft Brew Fest.  A great spot away from crowds is Wiley’s Championship BBQ & beer!

September 4: NEW! Midnight Garden Ride: A Bike Ride at Night. The whole city seems to be cycling! Great fun!

September 6: Labor Day, Federal Holiday. We will help you discover “What’s NEW!”

September 9: Rosh Hashanah. Temple Mickve Israel on Monterey Square, the 3rd oldest Jewish Synagogue in the U.S., invites visitors to High Holy Day Services. The synagogue requires a letter of request.

September 12: Grandparent’s Day. NEW Idea! Take a multigenerational trip, or treat your grandparents to Savannah!

September 17-19: NEW & FREE Experience! Gray’s Reef Ocean Film Festival – only one of 3 NOAA reefs in the Atlantic southeast.

September 19-26:  Savannah Jazz Festival.  FREE Events, compliments of City of Savannah, Cultural Affairs.


October 1-3: Oktoberfest on the River, Bavarian culture on Savannah River Street

October 10: Picnic in the Park, 3 – 9 PM. FREE music in Forsyth Park (central park).  Bring a picnic, beverages, flashlight, chairs or blanket.

October 8: Folkfest in Ellis Square, 7-11 PM, Savannah Folk Music Festival

October 10: Savannah Folk Music Festival Finale Concert, 2-7:30 PM, Grayson Stadium

October 11: Columbus Day, Federal Holiday

October 30 – November 6:  Savannah Film Festival, SCAD at Trustees Theatre ** Book early!

October 31:  Halloween, Shalom Y’all Jewish Food Festival™, and Juliette Gordon Low’s birthday! ** The busiest day of the year for haunted tours.


Innkeeper Diane McCray strolls the city to introduce “The Softer Side of Savannah” — greenpalminn.com.  In the 3-minute video you get a glimpse of the wonderful people and places of Savannah. The Inn’s focus is on the special little spots — the spots where one does not get caught up in the masses in Savannah.  These are the spots that Diane and the Inn’s guests adore.

We hope you’ll be enticed to get away for a NEW! Savannah cultural vacation, now or soon!  The timing is perfect to take full advantage of travel deals and beautiful Savannah’s UN-crowded places.  To inquire email greenpalminn@aol.com;  or, call Toll free (888) 606-9510,  local (912) 447-8901.

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Copyright (c) 2010 Sandy Traub / Green Palm Inn. All rights reserved.

Green Palm Inn is recommended in The Washingtonian feature, May 3, 2010. Savannah: Gardens, Ghosts, and Paula Deen, By Eliot Stein —

Press Contact:
Sandy Traub
straub [at] spatior [dot] com

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