Monthly Archives: July 2011

Savannah Wine Tasters vs. Savannah Craft Brews

To chug it down or to politiely sip would seem to be the burning question of the moment that beer and wine fans would like to have answered. In a little over a month from now at the Labor Day Savannah Craft Brew Fest Kick Off on September 2nd out on Hutchinson Island at the Savannah Trade and Convention Center, let the beer sampling begin!

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The schedule begins on Friday, September 2, with the Craft Brew Dinner, which will be held at the Savannah International Trade & Convention Center from 6 – 9 p.m., which will give attendees an opportunity to enjoy the tastes of great Coastal cuisine while sampling their favorite craft brews from Stoudt’s Brewing Company. The main event, the Grand Tasting Event, will feature more than 120 different craft brews to sample. Overlooking the Savannah River and beautiful Historic Savannah, this outdoor event will also be held at the Esplanade of the Savannah International Trade & Convention Center from Noon until 5 p.m.

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Sunday, be sure to join 2010 Savannah Craft Brew Fest Pioneer Award winner and founder of Highland Brewing Company, Oscar Wong, as he challenges Brew Fest Chairman Tim Rutherford to a Beer versus Wine Challenge Dinner at Ruth’s Chris Steak House. Not only will you enjoy a wonderful meal paired with the finest in Craft Brews and wine, but you will be the judge of which paired the best!

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We are already filling up our reservation calendars at all of our inexpensive Savannah Getaways lodging options. Don’t miss out on some of the best selection of historic district Savannah Vacation Rental homes at the 2011 Craft Brew Fest.

Destination Savannah Tourism Surging

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Travel to Destination Savannah (that would be the Landmark Historic District for you rookie travelers who are prone to take the bait by reserving week end accommodations in the Victorian District or midtown Savannah) continues to grow from one year to the next. According to a recent article in the Savannah Morning News, Savannah CVB president Joseph Marinelli who represents Visit Savannah released information documenting that travelers come to the Landmark Historic District to, among other things, shop, to take in a foody friendly culinary weekend, and dive right in to our Low Country History.

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With categories as diverse as antiquing, eating at Lady & Son’s, or taking in all the opportunities to learn about our black history heritage, Savannah continues to lead the way as a top ten tourist destination according to Conde Nast. Below are just a few of the excerpted reasons you may want to consider Savannah on your next getaway visit to low country coastal Georgia. Follow the clickable link to find the most budget friendly Savannah Vacation Rentals available with seven upscale categories featuring 72 inexpensive Savannah Weekend Rentals to choose from if shopping cheap room rates is important to your family travel plans.

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A number of overnight visitors make last-minute decisions to come to Savannah, and one of their favorite activities is shopping. “We have a bit of a hidden gem here in terms of our shopping and antiquing and the impact of that on tourism,” said Joe Marinelli, president of Visit Savannah.

Numbers released Thursday indicate the number of visitors and the amount of money they spent in the Savannah area grew slightly in 2010 to 11.4 million visitors spending $1.7 billion. Another top reason for coming to Savannah would be Food. Thirty percent of the overnight visitors and 21 percent of day trippers said they came for fine dining. African-American overnight visitors made up 9 percent of the visitors in 2009 and 12 percent in 2010. Read the rest of the story here:

All aboard! Savannah Train Rides in the Historic District

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I know over all the years we have offered the most budget friendly Savannah Vacation Rentals to be found in coastal Georgia, Savannah Getaways keeps beating the drum for the family friendly Roundhouse Museum located just across Martin Luther King Boulevard behind the Savannah Battlefield Park Monument fronting MLK. The latest development to report at Savannah’s best kept secret for train buffs is train ride tours are available once again throughout the grounds of the roundhouse museum. These will be offered all summer long! The Savannah Roundhouse Railroad Museum is believed to be the largest and most complete antebellum railroad repair facility still in existence in the world!

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Visiting families coming to coastal Georgia can walk along the grounds of the complex where actual Rolling Stock is on display. Bring the kids for a few hours of Family Fun and Georgia History rolled into one. This is an excellent opportunity to learn about the functions each building served including the above referenced scheduled train tour activities that can include a train ride, rail car tours, the hand car, and children’s activities in the Baggage Car!

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So make your selection among our Five Star Ranked Savannah Vacation Rentals Summer Steam Days Vacation Getaways Specials for your summer time getaway weekend to Savannah’s Historic District to take advantage of your Savannah Roundhouse Museum Getaway weekend.

Date(s): Tuesday, July 19, 2011 – Sunday, July 24, 2011

Description: GA State Railroad Museum Weekday & Saturday train rides at 11am, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm Sunday train rides at 1pm, and 2pm

Our real, restored steam locomotive returns for Summer Steam Days! Climb aboard our passenger car for a guided train ride and learn more about Central of Georgia Railroad and the complex.