Monthly Archives: December 2009

City Market Planning another New Year’s Eve Throw Down

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Savannah's City Market will be doing her normal New Year's Eve Celebration in downtown Savannah. With live music throughout the night starting at 9:00 PM plus an always well attended fireworks display.  Suffice it to say, this makes this always popular tourist destination in the Landmark Historic District the place to be on January 31st. So ring in the New Year at City Market's outdoor street party. No reservation required, just show up to join in the fun for this free event open to the public. Don't be late for the final countdown that begins at 11:30 p.m. Be there are be square! 

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Savannah’s own Busker’s Bizarro of the River Street Variety

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Although street performers are evident in many cities these days in ever increasing numbers given the eroding economic conditions, Historic Savannah has long been a gathering place for you basic Busker Street Performer. And River Street is where you are likely to find these performers day or night in any season. It takes the bravest or most bizarre personality, if you will, to pursue their craft in this outdoor venue. Coming to Savannah in the not too distant future? You may want to check out what's in store on your next trip to Lowcountry Georgia in the Youtube videos below:

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Beautiful Beaufort, Younger Sister to Charleston and Savannah

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Along with its stunning coastal landscapes and majestic historic architecture, Historic Beaufort South Carolina, offers an amazing blend of arts, history, recreation and luxury living. Beaufort has to be considered on this Southern Passages leg of the Heritage Corridor as a favored "get away from it all" destination, with its rows of antebellum mansions, restful waterfront setting, and a well deserved reputation of Southern hospitality. Overlooking one of the most pristine natural habitats along the Atlantic Ocean, the surrounding lowcountry area is a picturesque archipelago of lush sea islands and tidal estuaries. Within the adjacent view shed of this coastal paradise, nature's finest is much in evidence. White-tailed deer and raccoons scamper around under Live Oaks draped with Spanish moss while the rivers, creeks, and bays teem with splashing dolphins and diving osprey. 

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The Historic District of Beaufort is ideal as a place simply to linger – enjoying live acoustic music and local artisans at the Arts in the Park series, or taking in the freshest seafood dinner at any of the chic eateries along Bay Street. Stroll through historically correct neighborhoods built in classic architectural styles. Take in the tantalizing boutique City Loft Hotel, with luxury amenities in well appointed guest rooms in the midst of the historic district.This upscale Beaufort accommodation is a well positioned overnight stop on a leisurely planned road trip between Charleston and Savannah

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While many consider summer the prime time to visit Beaufort’s Historic District, fall is an equally popular time to visit when the Beaufort International Film Festival, featuring more than 100 productions from dozens of countries, as well as a look at the city's wondrous historic buildings and blooms in the Fall Festival of Houses and Gardens. Beaufort is only 30 minutes away from the famed golfing paradise and deep-sea fishing of Hilton Head Island and within an hour’s drive of Top Ten North American Destination, Sultry Savannah just one county away. 

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Hacking your way through the best Low Country Golf Courses

My introduction to a table top book about Golf in the Lowcountry recently caught my attention about one of coastal South Carolina and coastal Georgia’s single greatest attractions. This book by Joel Zuckerman is well worth reading if you are a golf junkie like my son in law and reservation desk manager, Aubrey, is.

Mr Zuckerman is an award winning writer of some note. His links reviews and travel features been read in numerous publications all across the golfing world, including Sports Illustrated, T&LGolf and Golfweek to name but a few. His "Golf in the Lowcountry—An Extraordinary Journey through Hilton Head Island & Savannah", was first published back in 2003. Read the below partially excerpted information gleaned from this fine book. 

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In the beginning golf out on Lowcountry Hilton Head Island began its rise to golf prominence in the modern era back in 1969.  At that time Pete Dye, in association with Jack Nicklaus, created the esteemed Harbour Town Golf Links. When Arnold Palmer won the island’s inaugural PGA Tour event at Harbour Town, the Heritage Classic, on Thanksgiving weekend of the same year, Hilton Head was off and running as a golf destination

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The ensuing decades have seen tremendous growth in the Carolina Lowcountry and nearby Georgia coast, both in quantity and quality of golf experiences. The game has become such an integral part of life here that the area was named among the top ten international golf destinations by Golf Digest in 2000. Now, long time Carolina Morning News golf writer, Joel Zuckerman, has delivered a delightful paean to the region with his book, Golf in the Lowcountry—An Extraordinary Journey through Hilton Head Island & Savannah.

Zuckerman’s later book, Golf Charms of Charleston about golf in the Charleston area was recently released as well. Just one more reason to visit the Georgia/Carolina Low Country Sea Islands

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