Presidents’ Quarters Inn offers 2013 family summer travel tips — endearing and affordable summer family vacation ideas for great family vacations on the east coast — “Splendiferous Summer in Savannah, Smiling and Sunny.” Part 1. (Part 2 continues here.)
SAVANNAH Georgia (May 20, 2013) – It is perfectly logical. Dr. Seuss books appeal to adults. Savannah appeals to multi-generational families.
Yes, the same author that wrote Green Eggs and Ham also wrote You’re Only Old Once for senior adults, and Oh! The Places You’ll Go for graduates—Dr. Seuss, Theodor Seuss Geisel. Conversely, the same sunny, Savannah-by-the-sea vacation spot delivers up southern rascals and clandestine escapades for novelists and spectacular backdrops for movie makers. Plus, America’s most beautiful city is the friendly, fun-loving Hostess City of the South that is pleasing multi-generational and young families in greater numbers.
Now the city’s award-winning B&B, Presidents’ Quarters Inn, introduces an imaginative grouping of cloud-nine spots for families. Celebrity dining spots, ocean-highway forts, water-way junkets, nostalgic ice cream and candy shops, and nearby beach time are among the “Splendiferous Summer in Savannah” vacation tips.
“Take some leisure time on the Georgia Barrier Islands along the southeast Atlantic Ocean shores, and the nearby Low Country of South Carolina,” encourages executive innkeeper Jane Sales.
Almost intuitively, because Savannah is located midway between Interstate I-95 and Atlantic Ocean beaches, America’s Hostess City of the South is an ideal spot for side trips. Besides Nashville, Savannah is the only southeast USA city ranked in the top 10 cities for “Base Camp for Day Trips” in the “America’s Favorite Cities” (2012) readers’ poll by Travel+Leisure magazine.
Savannah is tops in Travel+Leisure’s 2012 poll for Architecture/Cool buildings (#1), Charming local accent (#1), Peace and quiet (#1), and Ice cream (#1).
Eight Travel Ideas In and Near Savannah, Smiling and Sunny.
Jane answers more of “Why go to Savannah, Georgia in summer?” for the city’s top B&B inn. “We want to prompt travelers to stretch and lighten up for a wonderful Savannah trip this summer. Lighten up the wardrobe and the budget needs.” In the America’s historical lands of King Cotton, cool cotton fabric is the ideal apparel. “Stretch the mini-vacation to take in book-worthy, story-rich places along the southeast playgrounds of the Atlantic Ocean Coast. Travelers who limit the vacation to downtown spots and tourist shuttles miss so many delightful memories that are right here, so near.”
#1 Tip – Splurge to Save. Legendary location, top-tier services, spot-on area recommendations, and ultimate conveniences top any list of “Why Presidents’ Quarters Inn?” A long list of complimentary amenities reiterates the thinking to “Splurge to save!” Voted “Best Savannah Inn” for the past five years, Presidents’ Quarters Inn exemplifies what is exceptional in Savannah.
How to save? Even in the tough economic years, Presidents’ Quarters Inn has not implemented extra fees (like the airlines or some hotels). Parking, breakfast, wine hour, turn down, evening cordial, nighttime sweet and concierge service are complimentary. From the inn’s staff, praised for sunny dispositions and extraordinary service, request rooms with two double beds to save on lodging.
#2 Tip – In summer months, take advantage of fewer tourists and what’s free during getaways and mini-vacations to Savannah. Summer is off-season and uncrowded — a great time to be more than a spectator. Savannah’s top B&B inn heeds the advice from Mark Evan Chimsky’s book, “65 Things to Do When You Retire: Travel”. “Traveling is not a ‘spectator sport’” he writes. People want to be engaged, “even if you don’t always share the same language. In fact, that’s part of the fun”.
How to save? The inn has ‘to do’ recommendations that are free. For starters there’s the July 4th fireworks and entertainment during First Weekends on the riverfront, playtime on nearby beaches, plus art galleries and new exhibits by Savannah College of Art and Design alumni and students. Ride the free water taxi across the Savannah River to see Savannah’s waterfront from the waterway where colonists arrived and where international ships glide in and out of the Port of Savannah daily.
#3 Tip – Take full advantage of the friendly folks. When it comes to friendly people, Savannah comes in at #2 on the America’s Favorite Cities poll. And, yes, in Savannah you are likely to hear a strange yet endearing language — Coastal Southern. “Southern conversations are laced with y’all, thank you ma’am, yes ma’am, no ma’am, yes sir, no sir, please pass the sweet tea, fixin’ to go, and bless your heart,” states executive innkeeper Jane Sales, a North Carolina native.
With her charming southern drawl, Jane extends an invitation to make Presidents’ Quarters Inn your central staging ground for a mini-vacation in and near Savannah. She encourages guests to take time to socialize when you pop into small family-owned cafes. Refresh and chill down with the legendary southern tea — sweet tea –, fresh squeezed fruit and/or vegetable juices, organic Italian gelato, or a malted milk shake. Find a cozy corner in the locally owned E. Shaver, Booksellers, a darling neighborhood shop-on-the-corner kind of place that houses new releases and vintage books for avid readers, young and old. Famous authors stop in for book signings.
“The more you read, the more things you know.
The more you learn, the more places you’ll go.” — Dr. Seuss
#4 Tip – Tap all the senses — to play, smell, see, hear, and eat! The fragrant, summer aroma of the southern, white classics — gardenias and jasmine – is a gift of nature and great gardeners.
#5 Tip – Get out on the islands and see nature in the buff. Start with a quirky seaside romp on nearby Tybee Island beach, adored for its once-upon-a-time quaintness.
#6 Tip – Go to the affordable (or free) see-and-be-seen places. Include the favorite spots of Savannah’s own U.S. Poet Laureate.
#7 Tip – Discover the storybook places that grandchildren will love to visit. Those unique, Uncle Remus-type moments, the ones laced with happy songs and stories of The South are still happening.
#8 Tip – Dive into the local lore, culture, and history. Experience Savannah like a serendipitous traveler, with an insider whispering what a guide won’t tell you!
For more information contact Presidents’ Quarters Inn, toll free 1/800-233-1776 in the USA and Canada, or 912/233-1600 locally; email firstname.lastname@example.org. Daily ‘in Savannah’ travel tips flow through the inn’s social media streams, Twitter @PQInnSavannahGA and Facebook.
P.S. The well-socialized family dog is welcome too at Presidents’ Quarters Inn. The pet-friendly inn’s staff knows the spots in Savannah’s National Historic Landmark District that welcome your family pup. A leash is required.
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About Presidents’ Quarters Inn
Comparable to a European private small hotel, Presidents’ Quarters Inn is two adjoining Federal style townhouses (circa 1855) that are transformed to marry 21st century amenities with old world elegance. Located on Oglethorpe Square in the National Historic Landmark District, the award-winning inn is where history meets hospitality. The historic breakfast inn is featured in Southern Living “The South’s Best Scenic Drives” (summer 2012), Southern Living (2011 & 2009), Delta SKY (2007), Travel Girl Magazine (2008), Fodor’s short list of Savannah and Charleston’s Best B&Bs & Inns (2007), and was chosen the Best Savannah Bed and Breakfast Inn by the readers of Savannah Magazine (2008-2013).
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