SAVANNAH Georgia — When the largest travel site on the internet, TripAdvisor.com gives summer travel trends and tips for summer travel, they report in 2014, “The long winter may also have more travelers spreading their wings—71 percent said they will travel somewhere new this summer.”
Following the report’s top 5 choices for what to do in summer, a Savannah, Georgia vacation fits the bill perfectly, says the top-rated Green Palm Inn. Quoting the TripAdvisor.com survey: “…54 percent of respondents plan to shop while on vacation.
Other top activities for summer trips:
Swimming / watersports – 49%
Visiting a historical event or sight – 49%
Going to a park or national park – 46%
Sightseeing tours – 46%”
What Are Best Summer Vacation Places in Savannah, Georgia?
Seaside sweethearts and a beach party are still in vogue on Tybee Island beach, a short 20 minute drive east to Atlantic Ocean swimming, watersports, and fresh dayboat seafood.
The most popular shopping is in scores of downtown art galleries, and in unique boutique shops like ShopSCAD, One Fish Two Fish, and The Paris Market.
Called the most beautiful city in North America, historical events, architecture, and landscape scenes are among the top things to do in Savannah‘s world famous National Landmark Historic District where Green Palm Inn is located.
Savannah is an east coast American city famous for its garden and home tours, urban forest, and downtown squares (garden green space parks). Green Palm Inn is located on Greene Square, one of 21 historic squares, called Savannah’s Crown Jewels, that decorate the landscapes. Stalwart Palmetto Palm trees and ancient Live Oak trees form nature’s umbrella canopies through the urban green spaces that make strolls feel so intimate and sheltered.
Within 20 minutes is Fort Pulaski National Park — famous as a movie location, American Civil War battle site, and nature walks with outstanding birding opportunities. Nearby is the Rails to Trails, popular for biking, running and walking marathons or private outings.
Rounding out the top choice list are day and night sightseeing tours in Savannah’s historic district. Popular also are off-the-beaten path sightseeing tours like the cemetery tours to the world famous Bonaventure Cemetery — movie tours and gourmet food and wine tours, and a Georgia State Park tour to Wormsloe Plantation. Wormsloe Plantation is Georgia’s oldest and most famous southern plantation, renown for its avenue of Live Oak trees and seen in movies like “The General’s Daughter”, starring John Travolta, Madeleine Stowe, and James Cromwell.
USA Today 10 Best cites Bonaventure Cemetery on it Top Ten list: “This storied 150-year-old cemetery, perched on the bluff overlooking the Wilmington River, is at once beautiful and haunting. The final resting place for may famous Savannahians, among them lyricist Johnny Mercer and poet Conrad Aiken, the 160-acre cemetery features striking monuments, elaborate burial vaults and grand live oak trees.” The cemetery is promimently featured in the New York Times best selling novel by John Berendt, “Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil”. Clint Eastwood produced and directed the movie based on the novel.
ABOUT GREEN PALM INN
Innkeeper/co-owner Diane Crews touts Green Palm Inn (circa 1897) as “The Softer Side of Savannah”. Originally sea captain cottages, the four-room Gingerbread Classic B&B shares cottage-inn comforts in the quiet of Greene Square’s residential neighborhood in Savannah, Georgia’s National Landmark Historic District. Fodor’s guide calls Green Palm Inn a “pleasing little discovery” and “a little gem of an inn”. BedandBreakfast.com named the cottage B&B a top pick for a holiday trip – “Top 10 B&Bs for the Holidays, 2011″. For more information: GreenPalmInn.com; Email GreenPalmInn@aol.com, telephone toll free in USA 888/606-9510, local and international 912/447-8901, 548 East President Street, Savannah, GA USA 31401. Twitter @GreenPalmInn, Facebook, and Pinterest.
Copyright © 2014 Sandy Traub / Green Palm Inn; revised June 2014 post in April 2016.