Monday, July 2, 2012


Paris Market – 36 West Broughton Street; 912-232-1500;; serves tea at cafe bar.

Circa 1875 Gastropub – 48 Whitaker Street; 912-443-1875;; good martinis and truffle fries.
Perch – 1110 Bull Street; 912-790-9000;; at Forsyth Park’s south end; tree-top bar where get get caipirinhas.

Avia Hotel – 14 Barnard Street; 912-233-2116 or 800-233-1234;
Azalea Inn & Gardens – 217 East Huntingdon Street; 912-236-6080;; vintage gardens, southern breakfast, and 19th Century architecture; hidden garden pool; 10 rooms with private baths; some rooms also have jetted tubs or gas fireplaces; onsite parking.
Ballastone Inn – 14 East Oglethorpe Avenue; 912-236-1484;; former bordello decorated with antiques; gourmet breakfasts in courtyard.
Bohemian – 102 West Bay Street (Savannah Waterfront); 912-721-3800;; 75 rooms; equal parks contemporary and traditional features; terrific roof-top pool.
Foley House Inn – 14 West Hull Street; 912-232-6622;; 2 renovated historic mansions; 4-poster beds, in-room fireplaces.
Forsyth Park Inn – 102 West Hall Street; 912-233-6800;; breakfasts, refreshing beverages and hors d’oeuvres in late afternoon, and special sweets served with coffee and herbal tea each evening after turn-down service; spacious rooms are beautifully appointed and feature architectural details such as intricate 12' pocket doors, soaring 14' ceilings, antique tile around fireplaces; rocking chairs on sweeping columned verandah.
Hamilton-Turner Inn – 330 Abercorn Street (on Lafayette Square corner); 912-233-1833;; near Flannery O’Connor’s childhood home; rooms named for famous Savannah personalities; Flannery O’Connor room comes with with whirlpool spa.
Hyatt Regency Savannah – 2 West Bay Street; 912-238-1234 or 888-591-1234;
Mansion on Forsyth Park – 700 Drayton Street; 912-238-5158 or 888-213-3671;; restored 19th Century brick and terra cotta Victorian mansion and odern building.
McMillan Inn – 304 East Huntingdon Street; 912-201-2128;; lovingly restored, 1888 Italianate Revival inn; full, hot gourmet multi-course breakfast each morning; afternoon sweets and tea in parlor.
Suites on Lafayette – 201 East Charlton Street; 912-596-1506;; apartments and townhomes overlooking Lafayette Square; 4-poster beds and marble fireplaces; gourmet kitchens.
Catherine Ward House – 118 East Waldburg Street; 912-234-8564;; elegant bed and breakfast; 9 luxuriously appointed guestrooms with private baths and fireplaces.

Angel’s BBQ – 21 West Oglethorpe Lane; 912-495-0902;; in addition to perhaps best barbecue in town, clean bathrooms!
Cafe Florie – 1715 Barnard Street; 912-236-3354; soul food shack in blue-collar, midtown neighborhood on historic district edge.
Circa 1875 Gastropub – 48 Whitaker Street; 912-443-1875;
Elizabeth on 37th – 105 East 37th Street (Victorian District); 912-236-5547;; elegant, turn-of-20th-Century mansion that has been feeding Savannah’s upper crust for decades; regional specialties.
Firefly Café – 321 Habersham Street (on Troup Square); 912-234-1971;; must-visit locale.
Local 11Ten – 1110 Bull Street; 912-790-9000;; at Forsyth Park’s south end; farm-to-table eatery; in former Savannah Bank vault.
Mrs. Wilkes’ Dining Room – 107 West Jones Street; 912-232-5997;; iconic fried chicken; no reservations.
Randy’s Bar-B-Q – 750 Wheaton Street; 912-358-0701; in rough part of town but worth trip.

Natalie von Loewenfeldt – 912-376-9835; mixed media artist and philanthropist who creates bespoke studio tours with local, blue-chip artists.
Captain Mickey Youmans – 220 East Hall Street (Savannah Production Group); 912-596-5259; native Savannah filmmaker; picks you up at nearest waterway (or even River Street); tailored tour on restored, limited edition 1970 Boston Whaler.

Arc – 320 West Broughton Street; 912-234-1175;; vintage-wear for men and women; also carries items by new designers.
Arcanum – 346 Whitaker Street; 912-236-6000;; antique and modern design items.
Papillote – 218 West Broughton Street; 912-232-1881;; chef is veteran of 8 Michelin-starred restaurants; pret-a-picnic fare.
Paris Market – 36 West Broughton Street; 912-232-1500;; artisan jewelry and local artworks.
Shop SCAD – 227 Martin Luther King Boulevard (at Savannah College of Art & Design Museum); 912-525-7191;

Lucy Armstrong Mansion – 447 Bull Street; 912-236-2491 (law firm);; formerly Armstrong Junior College, now Bouhan, Williams & Levy law offices; Italianate mansion.
Bonaventure Cemetery – 330 Bonaventure Road; 912-651-6843;; featured in Midnight in Garden of Good and Evil; Conrad Aiken and Johnny Mercer buried here.
Historic District –; largest in country, consisting of 21 squares laid out by General James Oglethorpe in 1733.
Flannery O’Connor Childhood Home – 207 East Charlton Street; 912-233-6014;
Forsyth Park – Bull Street (between Drayton, East Gaston Street & Whitaker Streets, and East Park Avenue); 912-651-6610;; among colonial Savannah’s original land (1733) and former parade grounds; Savannah’s central park; 30-acre park with 1-mile perimeter; park’s north end has 1858 cast-iron fountain designed to resemble Place de la Concorde fountain in Paris (Forsyth Park Fountain exact replica resides in Cuzco, Peru); monuments to Confederate Soldier, Marine Corps Monument, Spanish-American Monument, and Fragrant Garden for Blind.
Hodgson Hall – 501 Whitaker Street; 912-651-2125;; houses Georgia Historical Society.
Magnolia Hall – 507 Whitaker Street; 912-525-5100;; constructed in 1878 by New York architect Abraham J. Snedeker; several noted literary figures associated with the home, including Pulitzer Prize-winning poet laureate Conrad Aiken (born here in 1889); John Berendt resided here while writing New York Times bestseller Midnight in Garden of Good and Evil; SCAD guesthouse.
Savannah History Museum – 303 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard; 912-651-6825;; among South’s oldest art museums;
Savannah College of Art & Design Museum – 227 Martin Luther King Boulevard; 912-525-7191;
Victorian District – just south of Historic District; post-Civil War architecture.

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