Monthly Archives: January 2011

Bar Food + Meet & Greets = Haunted City Blog Reboot

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We took in a recent networking function of Savannah Hospitality Professionals at Bar-Food just across the street from Clary’s Habersham Street Restaurant outside of the historic district earlier this month. This meet and greet was put on by the good folks at Key to Savannah who are really making a name for themselves with their insider’s tips and Savannah info on their website. Staff from key to Savannah
Thought I would share a recent excepted blog post by this organization’s Brianne Joy where she details America’s most Haunted City, Spooky Savannah with some of my comments in italicized bold. Enjoy Brianne's informative travel blog below!

According to The American Institute of Parapsychology, Savannah has been coined as, "America's Most Haunted City." And trust me, we do not take that honor lightly; we are proud of our friendly ghosts! So proud, that we offer many incredible, ghost tours to introduce our visitors to the spirits that spook Savannah. Our tours make for a great adventure whether morning, afternoon, or evening!

Many apparitions, ghosts, and paranormal experiences have been reported at various locations around Savannah, but there are still skeptics. Tales have it …… ghosts lurk in some of our many restaurants making them some of the best known haunted restaurants in the historic district, including The Pirates' House (our personal favorites here at Savannah Getaways is The 17Hundred90 Inn or The Pink House), Savannah Pink House
spooking many of the diners and staff. The media is so intrigued by the haunted tales, that Savannah has been featured on The History Channel, The Travel Channel, The Learning Channel (TLC), and the popular SciFi Channel show, "Ghost Hunters."

Take a trolley through the town and tremble in terror as tales of spirits are recounted on a Ghostly Nights Tour from Old Savannah Tours. Old Savannah Tours

Whatever spooky experience you are seeking, you are sure to find just the right guided ghost tour. As other savvy travelers already know, if ghosts & tombstones are your passion, Savannah’s Historic District is the place you want to be.

Winter Wining and Dining in the Lowcountry

Wise Guys
Calling all snow bird wine connoisseurs visiting Destination Savannah. Discriminating wine lovers be apprised, the season long Wine and Food Festival of Events kicks off later this month at Hilton Head based WiseGuys in the Sea Pines Resort Community on our island neighbor to the north. The First scheduled wine themed event of the season will be held on Friday, January 28th from 5:30 PM through 7:30 PM and will feature an International Wine Judging & Competition.

Hilton Head wine festival
Mark your calendar for the always anticipated “Uncork the Festival” at the 2010 Wine Spectator’s Award of Excellence Winner, WiseGuys Restaurant.

Il Pasticcio
Too short a getaway weekend this month to work in a wine seeking visit to Hilton Head Island? No problem, stay within Savannah’s Landmark Historic District while checking out some of the following equally well sought out winning wine bars and outstanding restaurants that stock the greatest variety of vintage grape refreshment.

Looking for a February Shopping Getaway Ladies?

Convention Floor for Women

For the eighth straight year in a row, The Southern Women’s Show is coming to Low Country Savannah for an incredible weekend shopping road show. Hosted by the Savannah International Trade and Convention Center, women can shop, taste, and learn the latest up to the moment trends at this popular show for ladies in general and southern ladies in particular.

Savannah Trade show

As the official Southern Women website says, Living well, Feeling Healthy, and just flat out having plain old fashioned fun is what today’s modern woman is about. And this year’s show has much to impart to those in attendance. So ladies mark your calendar less than a month from now for the weekend of February 4 – 6. Show hours are Friday 10am-8pm, Saturday 10am-7pm, Sunday 11am- 5pm. The cost to attend is $9 at door; $8 on-line; or $7 at participating Kroger locations. Youth (6-12), $5; under 6 free with paying adult. Friends Four Pack: 4 tickets for $28; 5 tickets for $35 and additional tickets ($7 each). Our annual Savannah Shopping event is sponsored by WTOC, Savannah Morning News, and Custom Audio Video.

This event is well scheduled to assist in getting you over your winter time cabin fever with some much deserved lowcountry shopping. To order tickets to this Huchinson Island event (just a ferry boat ride away from the historic district) or for more information call (800) 849-0248 and to find your Savannah Vacation Rental for this Tower Image for women
weekend shopping getaway
for ladies, well you know where to find the right landmark historic district place at the right price here at Savannah Getaways.