Monthly Archives: December 2011

Celebrate Black History, Winter 2012

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If researching your West African roots is your idea of time well spent on a getaway road trip worth taking, the lowcountry roads that run through coastal Georgia, South Carolina, and North Carolina may provide just the fact filled glimpse into daily life in Colonial era America that will set you free. The 30 mile wide swath of the Gullah Geechee Corridor that extends from Wilmington, North Carolina all the way down to St. Augustine, Florida is the ticket. Visiting historic districts like those found on Daufuskie Island or Sapelo Island's Hog Hammock in Low Country Georgia alone features a weekend to "live like a local" in a rich cultural environment of living the unpretentious good life among nature's bounty.

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Look in on the official website that points the way to the black history lover along the Heritage Corridor below:

Due to their isolation during the 17th-19th centuries, the population, known as Gullah in the Carolina's and Geechee in the Georgia, and their descendents, were able to develop distinctive speech, styles of dress, and architecture, in addition to self-sufficient farming and fishing traditions that distinguished them from other groups in the region.

Visit Historic Savannah in both January or February to take part in the Martin Luther King, Jr. celebrations during Dr. King's birthday and his National Day of commeration. Weekend dates are filling up fast during both months, so don't delay if booking your Historic Savannah Black History vacation rentals during the Annual Savannah Black Heritage Festival is something you had in mind.

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The 23rd Annual Savannah Black Heritage Festival kicks off its celebration on February 1, 2012, and will continue through Thursday, February 16th with some pre- and post-festival events. Each year, the festival presents programs and activities in the performing and visual arts for every age and every interest in school settings and in the public domain. Fun and family are emphasized through out the celebration.

2011 Holiday Tour of Homes

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Once again the Savannah Holiday Tour of Homes program is slated to take place this coming weekend, December 9 – December 11th that includes afternoon and evening tours of Historic Savannah Homes and Victorian Tea in a wonderfully restored Savannah mansion. On Sunday, visitors to historic downtown Savannah will have the opportunity to tour a selection of Savannah's prestigious Historic Victorian Inns and top off a delightful Savannah Weekend with a special live Holiday Show at the historic Savannah Theater. Check out the official Holiday Tour of Homes website for your scheduled tour of homes week end experience as shown below:

Victorian Women in Carriage

Friday, Dec 9th

Begin your Savannah weekend by attending the City Market Holiday Open House. Experience the beauty of holiday decorations including hundreds of lights and over 500 luminaria in the courtyard. Enjoy Christmas carolers, visit with Father Christmas, and sample holiday treats in the shops and galleries. This annual Open House starts at six pm and continues until nine. Wayne Chambers, Holiday Tour of Homes' featured artist, will be welcoming guests in his gallery.

Saturday, Dec 10th

At least six stunning historic properties are featured on each of our afternoon and evening House Tours — 12 different properties in all. Another magnificent private residence, not included on the house tours, has been selected as the venue for the Victorian Tea held between the afternoon and evening tours.

Sunday, Dec 11th

On Sunday our Holiday Tour of Inns provides a unique opportunity to visit a selection of Savannah's most celebrated Historic and Victorian Inns. Then, as evening approaches, complete your superb Savannah Weekend at the Savannah Theater's Holiday Stage Show, "A Christmas Tradition!"

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And of course, don't forget to take advantage of our big savings opportunity on your last minute Savannah Vacation Rentals Deals with coastal Georgia's favorite rental resource, Savannah Getaways.