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Vibrant Cultural Tourism: Savannah Heritage Travel Entices Visitors to Come Back Again and Again!

SAVANNAH Georgia — Tourism star Green Palm Inn bed and breakfast parlays Savannah’s unique multi-cultured society. No one is left out of the generous welcome to Savannah’s foodie paradise and world-famous southern hospitality to showcase authentic southern USA experiences in Savannah, Georgia!

Southern recipes from Anna Shuman Connor Hertitage Collection © Sandy Traub

The local Savannah cultural travel experience includes impromptu picnics, which happen spontaneously all around the downtown Savannah historic district, along the Savannah riverfront plaza, Forsyth Park and park benches in the picturesque garden squares, and on Tybee Island Beach.

Heritage and cultural experiences, including this popular historic inn’s cozy lodging, expand each Savannah vacation to include entertaining stories, local foods, gardens, the arts, and architecture of Savannah’s cultured society.

We know people who vacation in Savannah annually, eager to come back to the vibrant and sweet “Hostess City of the South” for repeat vacations, always choosing to stay at Green Palm Inn.

In our coastal Georgia city travelers discover Savannah’s vibrant mix of youthful exuberance, which finds a comfortable way to mingle seamlessly amid genteel aristocratic charms.  In Savannah, the popular USA city eagerly shares its authentic cultural backdrop of picturesque romantic garden landscapes, heritage-rich architecture, and world-famous friendly hospitality.

Savannah visitors can begin in 2017 and time travel to 1733! Or, simply live in the moment, morning ’til night.

Music Night and Day! MUSIC is among the most entertaining things to do in Savannah.  Yes, attend performance events all around town, beginning with a fun musical at the historic Savannah Theatre on Chippewa Square.  Below are a few spring 2017 music events in Savannah. Diane Crews at Green Palm Inn will share with her lodging guests more music spots around town, day and night!

  • March 9-11: Stopover Festival (music)
  • March 10, Friday: Chaka Khan, 8 p.m.
  • March 14, Tuesday: Celtic Women, 7 p.m.
  • March 17: St. Patrick’s Day Parade
  • March 20, Monday: The Ten Tenors, 7 p.m.
  • March 23 – April 8, 2017: Savannah Music Festival
  • April 8: Savannah Philharmonic Concert, Virtuosity at its Finest

Local Artists and Art Scene. Be where history happened and continues to happen in Savannah. Begin at Telfair Museum of Art, the south’s oldest museum. Telfair Museums now encompasses modern art and a popular convening spot for an artisan lunch at Jepson Center, and Owens-Thomas House considered by architectural historians to be one of the finest examples of English Regency architecture in America.

  • April 21: Kahlil Gibran and the Feminine Divine exhibition opens, Jepson Center, Telfair Museums
  • April 22, FREE Family Day, 1-4pm, Jepson Center, Telfair Museums on Telfair Sq.

By day take in Savannah City Market where artists and artisans are often in place, creating beautiful statues, original art, and one-of-a kind jewelry. Don’t miss the Ray Ellis Gallery, where Savannah note cards, art and tabletop books are great take home gifts. By night ease away into the hip City Market music scene. 

Cultural travel in Savannah | Photo -c- Sandy Traub. Used with permission

Filming is popular culture in Savannah, here at statue to honor songwriter Johnny Mercer in Ellis Square, Savannah City Market.

Educational Things to Do. In June 2017 register and take a sculpting workshop with Susie Chisholm, the artist who sculpted the Johnny Mercer statue in Ellis Square. Take in the Georgia Railroad Museum, to learn how Georgia took the lead in building railroads in America.

  • May 20: SCAD Fashion Show. Top designers are in town to cheer on the Savannah College of Art and Design seniors. “You come too” as Robert Frost might say. Learn what might be on the fashion horizon.
  • May 21: Free admission to Ships of Sea Museum, celebrating National Maritime Day (May 22 official)

Dine Where Top Chefs Are In the Kitchen! Savannah’s reputation for welcoming visitors extends to a sense of community when dining. Late afternoon bring cash and enjoy Savannah’s best pizza at Vinnie Van Go Go in City Market. Farm to table fare is on the nightly menus at Cha Bella and Alligator Soul. National food critics have zeroed in on chef Hugh Acheson’s restaurant The Florence, and Chef Mashama Bailey serving crowd pleasing north-meets-south fare at The Grey, and the always popular Olde Pink House, serving lunch and dinner in aristocratic style.

Savannahians are eagerly awaiting Chef Sean Brock to open another national awarding winning HUSK Restaurant (12 West Oglethorpe Avenue) from The Neighborhood Dining Group, Inc., in the springtime.

Foodie Vacation in Savannah GA -c- Sandy Traub

Cheryl’s Brownie at Back in the Day Bakery is unique to Savannah — a foodie’s cultural travel reason to visit Savannah Georgia USA!

Hob-nob with Savannah Folks. Get into the Savannah neighborhoods, on the beach, in a farm garden for supper dining. Worship in an historic church.

  • April 16: Easter lilies from the local greenhouses are resplendent on Easter Sunday! Attend an historic, overlooking of Savannah’s beautiful squares.
  • April 29: SCAD Sidewalk Arts Festival, Forsyth Park, is a playground of chalk!
  • April 30: Sunday Supper in the Strawberry Patch, Coastal Botanical Gardens’s farm.
  • May 12: SCAD Sandarts Festival, Tybee Island, Georgia, is when art school students build sand castles, sand statutes, and sand stories on Tybee Island’s north beach (near the Tybee Lighthouse).


Tangible heritage (e.g., monuments, historic places and buildings, architectural preservation)

Intangible heritage (e.g., artisan food and wines, enjoying unique dining experiences, attending food and wine festivals, visiting farmers markets, (gastronomy), traditional festivals and music, oral traditions, religion)

Contemporary cultures and creative industries (e.g., film, performing arts, design, fashion, new media)

And, even more! (e.g., sports, education, health, unique gift and antique shopping that includes shopping for gourmet foods)

We invite you to getaway soon and often, of course, with your stay at the cozy Green Palm Inn bed and breakfast on historic Greene Square.

Featured on Wheel of Fortune, Innkeeper/co-owner Diane McCray 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 the 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.

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