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Romantic Getaways: Savannah Is Magical!

SAVANNAH, Georgia — Looking at romantic destinations on the east coast USA to pop that most romantic question “Will you marry me?”, celebrate that first wedding anniversary, or enjoy a mini honeymoon?

Here’s a top-ten place for your trip! Savannah Georgia was named #2 for a romantic escape in Travel+Leisure magazine’s 2012 poll, America’s Favorite Cities.

For your Savannah trip Green Palm Inn offers romantic things to do and romantic ideas — a great romantic getaway alternative to the glass and steel romantic hotels. And, innkeeper Diane McCray has trip ideas to delightfully enjoy the romance of Savannah.

In the Landmark Savannah Historic District and at Green Palm Inn the simple, relaxing places are where a romantic getaway dazzle the eye and the heart in the simplest of ways. Travel+Leisure magazine’s travelers also voted Savannah tops in more ways to wow romantics — Architecture/Cool buildings  (#1), Fall (#1), Charming local accent (#1), Peace and quiet (#1), and Ice cream (#1).

Savannah’s magical spell fills dreams affordably, too —  a romantic idea for a Valentine’s Day gift or affordable romantic getaways any time of year.

Magical Savannah? Yes, think more in the direction of a awe-inspiring natural beauty and a magical wonderland of historical architecture of romantic proportions, instead of voodoo.

Come visit! We think you’ll decide to give approving nods to the enchanting places, the mesmerizing architecture and landscapes, the romantic stories,  and centuries of charming people who lift the soul.


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.  Romantics love the places, under these trees where Native Indians and British colonist walked together, negotiated and decided it was important to work together peacefully. Romantics love people watching.  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!

A once in a lifetime opportunity to view masterpieces of art from the Uffizi Gallery, Florence Italy is the exhibit at Telfair’s Jepson Center is through March 2013.

3. Stroll the crisscrossing walkways in Forsyth Park — Savannah’s most famous garden park. It will be to no one’s surprise if you conjure up romantic 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 the City of Savannah historian.  Savannah’s Forsyth Fountain (circa 1858) is clearly visible in the 1962 version of Cape Fear, “Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil,

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, the love-struck Florence Margaret Martus, welcomed passing ships. The Florence Martus memorial depicting Savannah’s famous “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, the beautifully re-purposed warehouses like the romantic Alligator Soul‘s fireside dining, or history-rich Vic’s on the River located along Factors Walk.

The Savannah experience is inexplicably magical and romantic!  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?

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