Visiting Savannah, GA for the reading break! Any tips?

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    Feb 03, 2013 3:23 AM GMT
    Hey guys!

    I have a trip booked to Savannah during the reading break and was wondering if any of you good folks can shed me some light about the place. Among places I should definitely go see, are there places in Savannah that I should avoid?

    My main means of transportation will be walking - I am staying at a place near Georgia 25 Connector & Martin Luther King Jr Blvd. I went through a couple of reviews (particularly the low-scoring ones) that complained about sketchy areas surrounding the hotel, but they weren't specific about exactly where. Which brings me here, in hopes of finding good information from you guys icon_biggrin.gif

    Well, any information is appreciated - places to visit, dine, drink, and avoid. Thanks in advance! icon_wink.gif
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    Feb 03, 2013 4:48 AM GMT
    Find The Lady Chablis (usuallly at Club One) and enjoy.
  • TampaENFJ

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    Feb 03, 2013 1:30 PM GMT
    B&D Burgers for dinner, and Seed Eco-Lounge for drinks are our favorites when we visit.
  • turtleneckjoc...

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    Feb 03, 2013 1:34 PM GMT
    The local cuisine, of course!!

    The Lady And Sons will be tough to get into unless you book your reservation now.

    One dish you have to try is Shrimp and Grits. Sooooo good!
  • calibro

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    Feb 03, 2013 3:18 PM GMT
    go to charleston instead
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    Feb 03, 2013 5:17 PM GMT
    Savannah's Gorgeous! I spent about a year flying back and forth between there and home for work.

    To answer your question about safety:

    There's some projects in the area and a greyhound terminal on the same street at the Connector. It's really not that bad. I stayed over by Montgomery and Oglethorpe and never felt unsafe. That being said, you have ZERO reason to talk west, always head towards downtown (east).

    The food is amazing. If you had a car, I would suggest to go eat at Sisters, this AMAZING soul food restaurant. I physically cannot go to Savannah and not eat there. A bit of a walk down MLK will bring you to Blowin Smoke BBQ. That's also pretty good. If you're up to go drinking, there are a ton of bars along River Street which literally is on the river.

    Broughton Street is the main drag so you'll encounter all types of people, stores and restaurants there. If you're a runner, I highly suggest you run down Whitaker and up Drayton which borders Forsyth Park. I'm not at all a runner and even I did that while there. It's a gorgeous view. Savannah in general is a stunning city with the old buildings and trees. It's truly a classic southern city (without the overbearing racism).

    It's a very walkable city but if you want you can take the free CAT Shuttle ( to almost anywhere downtown.

    Hope this helps!
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    Feb 03, 2013 8:25 PM GMT
    One of my favorite East Coast cities. No open container laws, dogs allowed everywhere, amazing architecture, and very historic.

    If you have time take one of the walking pub crawl ghost tours. And you have to head down to river street and grab a drink from Wet Willie's. And take a walk or go running in Forsyth Park. Also, if the weather is nice its a good town to rent a bike.
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    Feb 03, 2013 9:40 PM GMT
    I cannot thank you guys for all the information - they are all very valuable to me. I'll make sure to post pictures of some of the places you guys have recommended once I am back from the trip (end of February-ish), though I am a little skeptical that I will be able to visit all the recommended places.

    All the same, thank you so much for your contribution!

    Many, many, many, many love.