The innkeepers at Green Palm Inn believe that one of the best ways to explore Savannah is to go on tours with local experts. If you dare, they recommend venturing out with Blue Orb Tours for their City of the Dead or Zombies tour. According to the tour company’s website, “Known as the city of lost cemeteries and the city built on its dead, Savannah has over 10,000 unmarked graves in the Historic District.”
If that’s not enough spookiness for you, the Green Palm Inn innkeepers then suggest partaking in “Dinner and a Cemetery,” a late-night tour of the famous Bonaventure Cemetery (pictured above) followed by a dinner in a private dining room with Shannon Scott, a storyteller and expert on the graveyard. The innkeepers also encourage a venture with Sellers & Higgins Walking Tours, which promises learning about “lechery, treachery, and debauchery” on its unique tours. They also recommend exploring the city with Savannah Heritage Tours, run by Angela Sergi, who has been a Savannah tour guide for 20 years.
Park Avenue Manor recommends taking a class at 700 Kitchen Cooking School, which offers hands-on classes for all levels of experience. The innkeepers also suggest taking a ferry along the Savannah River to and from Hutchinson Island. While there isn’t much to do there, the ride provides a great view of the Savannah riverfront.
Savannah's Bed and Breakfast Inn recommends attending events at the popular Sentient Bean Coffee Shop, such as their open mic comedy nights. They also suggest taking a tour of Ardsley Park, which features colorful and eclectic homes, and the Starland District, which is near downtown and features local boutiques, art, music, and cuisine. If you want to work off some of the Southern food you’ve been eating, the innkeepers say you can attend a free Zumba class on Saturday mornings in Forsyth Park (pictured left).
To get a true taste of Savannah, Foley House Inn advises travelers to stay at a B&B (of course!). They also recommend renting a Vespa scooter or Segway to explore the Historic District, or even taking a private horse carriage tour. The Galloway House says visitors to Savannah should be sure to visit the farmers market in Forsyth Park.
The Presidents’ Quarters Inn recommends taking a drive down Bluff Drive on Isle of Hope, a gorgeous old neighborhood originally settled in the 1840s. Walk or drive along the street and admire the restored homes among the Spanish moss and oak trees. It also provides great views of Wilmington River. The innkeepers also suggest a visit to Oatland Island Wildlife Center, a conservation center where you can see alligators, bald eagles, bison, snakes, wolves, and more. Additionally, they recommend visiting Wormsloe Historic Site, a colonial estate from the 1700s that now serves as a living history museum.