Saturday, February 7, 2015

A Review of a Guide to the Romantic City of Savannah, Georgia

The month of February, and Valentine's Day, seems a perfect time to talk about the romantic city of Savannah, Georgia and the charming interludes one can find in this 'Hostess City of the South'. 

Downtown Savannah viewed from Bay Street

Georgia R. Byrd has compiled a charming guidebook of romantic diversions in and around this southern city near the sea.  The book, Romantic Days and Nights in Savannah is filled with enchanting interludes of one to three days long for every taste and budget.
This book contains a group of over 25 itineraries, complete with suggested prices, designed to create compact, cozy interludes for both sophisticated romance and playful adventure with a background of Southern hospitality in this beautiful cityscape called Savannah.

Experience the Romantic Charm of Savannah

Savannah Georgia Rooftop View
Savannah, Georgia, Savannah River, Talmadge Bridge

There are suggestions for delightful accommodations from lavish, pampered elegance to an on-a-shoestring mischievous adventure, along with restaurants for every meal and appetite and a chance to partake of some excellent Southern cuisine.  Event dates and other activities are listed and described for one and two-day trips that can be enjoyed any day of the week in this all-day, every day, yearlong attraction called Savannah.  

Chippewa Square in Savannah, Georgia
Chippewa Square - Where Forest Gump was filmed
The famous orderly Squares of Savannah, found at regular intervals in this city founded in 1733 on a bluff overlooking the Savannah River, provide an intimate ambiance not found in any other American city.  Enjoy the horse-drawn carriages clicking past the squares, the walled gardens of nearby homes, museums and restaurants hinting at hidden delights, and the enticing atmosphere of park benches shaded by palm trees and live oaks laced with Spanish moss. These are just a few of the images offering a taste of Savannah's pleasures.

Some Other Ways to Inspire Romance in and Around Savannah:

    • Hop aboard a carriage for a leisurely ride through Savannah's famous Squares in the Historic District at sunset

    • Savor the sweet fragrances of the flowers in the fragrant garden at majestic Forsyth Park.

    • Picnic under the shady live oak at pretty Daffin Park.
    • Sip a late-night toddy at an intimate basement cafe.
    • Stroll along River Street on the Savannah River where galleries, pubs, and restaurants abound.

    Historic Savannah, Georgia

    John Wesley Monument in Reynolds Square in Savannah, GA
    John Wesley Monument in Reynolds Square
    Historic Savannah is described in detail throughout each section of this guidebook. From 'Love on the Docks' along the riverfront to 'Love by “the Book”  which includes places to visit made famous by the book and movie "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil", to 'Divine Diversions' filled with the beautiful architecture of Savannah which has been preserved for the enjoyment of locals and visitors alike, you'll find an itinerary that is perfect for your visit.


    Other Romantic Diversions

    Tybee Lighthouse, Tybee Island, GA
    Tybee Lighthouse, Tybee Island, GA
    Day trips close to Savannah include a Taste of Tybee Island (located 18 miles east of Savannah on the Atlantic Ocean) where you can visit the Tybee Lighthouse. Or have Fun in the Sun on nearby Hilton Head Island, a short drive across the Savannah River into South Carolina, or visit the beaches of St. Simon Island located south of Savannah.

    Don't forget the Ghost Tours of this quite haunted city, or the popular St. Patrick's Day Parade, which is the second largest in the country. Fourth of July brings fireworks on the riverfront and the beach at Tybee Island, and December brings Holiday Magic to Christmas in Savannah.

    Come Visit the City called the "Hostess City of the South"

    With a comfortable climate and year-round activities any time of year, picturesque Savannah, Georgia is definitely a city made for love.  And this delightful, fact-filled guidebook of romantic diversions in and around the city will charm you as you plan your lovers getaway.

    For more romantic ideas, check out suggestions from other articles on Review This here.

    *Book Review written by Wednesday Elf, a resident of Savannah, Georgia
    *Written on 2/7/2015.  Updated 2/14/2022

    +Some images in this article are personal photos of Wednesday Elf 


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    1. I would love to visit Savannah! Great review that makes it sound so enticing!

    2. Thanks, Heather. Savannah is a most charming city to visit.

    3. What a romantic idea - a trip to Savannah for several days. Byrd's book sounds like the perfect way to plan a trip in that wonderful city. Thanks for sharing the romance of Savannah.

      1. This guidebook by Ms. Byrd definitely makes planning a romantic trip to Savannah easy, Susan. With the numerous suggested itineraries, one could even mix and match to include a wonderful variety of places to visit and restaurants to enjoy that exactly meet your requirements.

    4. Savannah is indeed a beautiful city! I would love to vacation there and do everything you suggested. It certainly sounds romantic. I have heard about Hilton Head many times. My sister-in-law loves it and has invited us several times, but our schedules simply did not mesh at the times they were going. Excellent review of Savannah, GA. You make me want to start packing today.

      1. Come stay with me in Savannah, Mouse, and I'll take you over to visit Hilton Head. If you drive out to Tybee Island you can actually see the shoreline of Hilton Head from Tybee beach ~ it's that close!

    5. One of my favorite cities to visit! And of course you know I love the Tybee lighthouse. Thanks for a great review.

      1. Thanks, Mary Beth. Too bad I wasn't living here when you came for a visit. Would have enjoyed seeing you again. :)

    6. Someone in our family and her friend did a trip to Savannah many years ago for all of what you've described here - she loved it and had many things to say about it like those you've so effectively outlined in this article!

      1. Savannah is fun to visit any time of year, Barbara. So much to see and do here. :)

    7. I've never managed to visit Savannah, but from everything I've read about it, it has to be one of the most romantic spots on earth! Maybe someday I'll get my chance..... Love the article, Wednesday Elf!

      1. You would enjoy Savannah, I'm sure, Nancy. It's such an interesting and historic city.

    8. I loved Savannah. Next, I want to visit Charleston. Such wonderful homes and parks.

      1. The Squares are so unique and delightful to see in the Historic section of Savannah. Charleston is charming with it's antebellum homes. I'm sure you will enjoy it, Virginia.

    9. I would definitely love to go Savannah, GA. It seems like such a romantic, historic city.

      1. It definitely is an historic city, Rose, and a fun place for those looking for a romantic getaway. Thanks for visiting my article.


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