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I'm thinking of spending 4 or 5 days in Savannah possibly in mid-November. I was wondering if this well travelled group had any suggestions of places to stay? I don't want to rent a car and would just like to wander around the historic district.

 

Doesn't have to be a gay place, any inn, b&b, hotel in the medium price range that's pleasant would do.

 

Also any suggestions of places to eat and what to see and do would be welcome. Thanks.

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I've stayed in a couple of b&b's in the historic district, one gay and one straight but don't remember their names. Each were fine and well located for walking around at night. I found it very safe in the historic district at night too. The nightlife is centered around the riverfront at one end of the historic district (east I believe).

 

Good restaurants especially if you like seafood.

 

You will enjoy Savannah if you like historic places. The architecture is lovely and the parks and layout unique in America. Beautiful oak trees everywhere. There was a nice little gay bar near the waterfront district set back one street where it was fun to have drinks at the cocktail hour. Everyone sat around a bar that was very like a British pub.

 

I did some browsing in antique stores and bookshops in the area and found some nice things. If you are into antique maps John Duncan and his wife Valerie have a shop on Monterrey Square I believe (the same square that has the house that featured in the film Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil). I sold John a collection of fifty antique maps of American states and cities so you could buy one if you fancied!LOL.

 

Enjoy Savannah, it is a lovely place. :p

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Guest Wetnwildbear

Be sure to eat at the Pirates House Inn - down by the waterfront.

 

Authenic Historic Inn said to be where Robert Lewis Stevenson

 

was inspired to write Treasure Island.

 

Authentic Food - True southern hospitality and the best Pecan Pie

 

w/homemade ice cream you will find anywhere.

 

 

Savannah surprisingly boasts one of the oldest Synagouges in America

 

with documents chartering the congregation signed by George

 

Washington.

 

Y'all Cum Back Now - Ya Hear!

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Savannah is a wonderful city for a weekend getaway or longer. If you're a fan of Food Network don't forget that Ms. Paula Dean has her restaurant "Lady and Sons" in Savannah. Excellent southern food - but call and make a reservation - it gets busy very quickly.

 

Also, take a walking tour at night - billed as a ghost tour - but not what you might think. It takes you through the wonderful old streets of Savannah and some of the historic grave yards.

 

The Planter's Inn recommended by someone earlier is a great place to stay. Larger than a B&B yet still has the southern charm and hospitality you would expect from a smaller property.

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I am a fan of Food Network but MS. Dean has her mouth too full of grits and honey for me to watch her. I have also eaten in her restaurant in Tunica, MS. She uses some kind of strange seasoning in her seafood and/or seafood sauce. I left it all on the table. Perhaps you will have a totally different experience as W&W Bear seems to have had.

 

SAV is a great place to visit and so is CHS for the same basic reasons. Just up the road.

 

SAV = Savannah

CHS = Charleston, SC

 

Best regards,

KMEM

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You might find it enriching to read or reread Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil.

 

http://www.amazon.com/Midnight-Garden-Good-Evil-Berendt/dp/0679751521/ref=pd_bbs_sr_2?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1222981216&sr=8-2

 

It captures the "color" of Savannah in much the same way that Mary McCarthy did in Stones of Florence or Venice Observed. Don't waste your time with the movie. I may be a so so mystery flick but it really failed to capture the color.

 

I once asked a distinguished nonagenarian Savannahan what he thought of the book. He said that "Mr. Berendt was kind to the city of Savannah" and he knew everyone in the book "save the deceased".

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>You might find it enriching to read or reread Midnight in the

>Garden of Good and Evil.

 

>I once asked a distinguished nonagenarian Savannahan what he

>thought of the book. He said that "Mr. Berendt was kind

>to the city of Savannah" and he knew everyone in the book

>"save the deceased".

>

I agree with these sentiments. The book was a good read and I read it before visiting Savannah for the first time. It really added a dimension to that visit. I've been back twice since that visit in 2000 and been charmed each time.

 

You will see the book in stores as it really put Savannah on the map for tourists. I did see part of the film but turned it off part way through;it was so bad. I think Clint Eastwood was the director. He should stick with acting, IMO.

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I was referring The Pirates House - Not Paula Dean's place.

 

http://www.thepirateshouse.com/menus/03.htm

 

 

I am not a fan of Ms Dean - She seems unable to cook anything

 

including bacon, without adding at least a pound of butter

 

to the Lard she started with.

 

 

I prefer food which I can savour -

 

rather than food that slithers in grease.

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I love Ms. Dean! The only other better food type I love besides a good mid western meat and potato meal is some good heart stopping soul/southern foods. Give me my greens and fried chicken or give me death!

 

Hugs,

Greg

P.S. Please don't forget the side of mac n cheese as well as the corn bread :p

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>I love Ms. Dean! The only other better food type I love

>besides a good mid western meat and potato meal is some good

>heart stopping soul/southern foods. Give me my greens and

>fried chicken or give me death!

>

>Hugs,

>Greg

>P.S. Please don't forget the side of mac n cheese as well as

>the corn bread :p

 

And that's exactly what you may get if you continue to eat this way.

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>>I love Ms. Dean! The only other better food type I love

>>besides a good mid western meat and potato meal is some

>good

>>heart stopping soul/southern foods. Give me my greens and

>>fried chicken or give me death!

>>

>>Hugs,

>>Greg

>>P.S. Please don't forget the side of mac n cheese as well

>as

>>the corn bread :p

>

>And that's exactly what you may get if you continue to eat

>this way.

 

LOL Naw The Ol' ticker is doing good as is the cholesterol. I'm almost indestructible.

 

Hugs,

Greg

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