SAVANNAH Georgia (Update March 17, 2015) — Two replica tall ships from Christopher Columbus’s fleet of three — The Pinta and The Nina — arrive on the Savannah River waterfront soon! Ship tours through the history-centric maritime vessels will happen March 24-29, 2015.
Now, isn’t that a wonderful “Once Upon A Time, Still!” moment?!
In Savannah’s famed National Landmark Historic District, day and night, horse carriage rides are available for tours and special occasion transportation. Certainly, that picturesque scene would be the kind of moment which has lived through generations and ages!
We’re happy to say that Savannah lodging where your aunt-like innkeeper prepares a sailor’s-worthy breakfast here at Green Palm Inn’s cottage B&B is a “Once Upon a Time, Still!” spot as well.
A stroll on the waterfront, alone or hand in hand, would also typify how Savannah keeps the past so vibrant and meaningful in modern-day society. “Once Upon A Time, Still!” could easily exemplify Savannah, Georgia‘s way of life.
Once upon a time ‘please’ and ‘thank you’, ‘yes, M’am’ and ‘yes, Sir’ were the cultural norms in polite society. In Savannah, those basic friendly gestures accompany a smile and nod of ‘hello’ to passing strangers.
Where else are these “Once Upon A Time, Still!” places in Savannah?
Homemade ice cream at the family-0wned and operated Leopold’s Ice Cream on Broughton Street. Days of fun that include volleyball and boiled peanuts on Tybee Island beach, and stopping to dine on fresh-off-the-boat fish and shrimp at Coco’s Sunset Grille on Lazaretta Creek bring flashbacks to in vogue times in and near Savannah.
If you have heard the tales of seafood served on newspaper, and you want that “Once Upon A Time, Still!” experience, we recommend Desposito’s Seafood Restaurant on the Wilmington River, near the Thunderbolt Bridge. The always-casual, family-owned seafood dive is featured and recommended by Southern Living magazine also.
“Once Upon A Time, Still!” happens each springtime with the arrival of Savannah’s wonderland of azalea blossoms. Tourists swarm city sidewalks, too, in search of 19th Century homes and manicured southern gardens featured on the The Savannah Tour of Homes and Garden. The tour’s tagline says it all — “Opening doors since 1935.”
Get away when you can. We think you will adore the pleasantries and laughter of Green Palm Inn as your first stop on your modern-day “Once Upon A Time, Still!” adventures in Savannah, Georgia USA.
ABOUT GREEN PALM INN
Innkeeper/co-owner Diane McCray 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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