Come to Savannah in November – a last minute travel idea.
On November 11, 2012 (Veterans Day) our four Savannah inns – SavannahInns.com – are honored to be hosting U.S. Veterans in concert with Canadian and USA Inns for the B&Bs for Vets project through PAII. We hope you’ll thank every USA veteran you meet, especially on Veterans Day.
Below we give you plenty of unique ideas of what to do, a sampling of historical points of interest, and social ways to enjoy Savannah’s local charm, hospitality and architecture. In November, the weather temperatures average 41 (low) to 72 (high). And, the Georgia Coast is easy accessible — via Interstate 95 North and South, Interstate 16 East, and via the Savannah – Hilton Head International Airport.
Let the innkeepers at Savannah Inns know if you need more reasons to visit Savannah in November 2012. For more information, contact us at email@example.com. Automatically, your one email will be directed to our four inns – Green Palm Inn, Zeigler House Inn, Azalea Inn and Gardens, and Dresser Palmer House.
Keep reading. The unique ideas we share may convince to you to come for a stay in Savannah!
SAVANNAH FOR THE HISTORY (A SAMPLING)
- November 1, 1732, in London, Georgia’s Trustees decided that the new colony’s first settlement would be located on the Savannah River and would be named Savannah. Later that month the ship Anne sailed from Britain carrying 114 colonists bound for Georgia. Visit the landing spot and see Oglethorpe’s Bench (Bay Street median at Whitaker St. intersection).
- On November 5, 1821, the first steamship to cross the Atlantic – the S.S. Savannah — wrecked at Long Island. Visit the Ships of the Sea Museum where a model replica of the S. S. Savannah is on display.
- November 6, 1976. Former Georgia Governor Jimmy Carter won the U.S. Presidential election, flying home to Plains, Georgia aboard his campaign airplane, nicknamed “Peanut One.” Visit Pinkie Master’s Lounge, an institution in Savannah (Drayton Street and Harris St.) where Carter stood on the bar to declare he was running for the presidency.
- November 8, 1847. Georgia founder James Oglethorpe is credited with helping organize the first Masonic lodge in Georgia. See the Savannah Cotton Exchange, once known as “King Cotton Palace” (Bay Street at Drayton Street), which houses the Masonic Lodge in 2012.
- November 8, 1860 — two days after the election of Abraham Lincoln as president — citizens of Savannah held a public demonstration for secession and displayed the first flag of southern independence. Visit the Green-Meldrim House, where General William T. Sherman stayed during the Civil War and sent his famous telegram to President Lincoln after the surrender of Savannah. Green-Meldrim House is closed November 20 – November 26, 2012.
WHAT TO DO (A SAMPLE OF NOVEMBER THINGS TO DO IN SAVANNAH)
Paula Deen Tour (every day). Tour to see and hear the story of Paula’s meteoric rise to fame and the most up to date Paula Deen “dish”.
November: Take in a live musical show at the historic Savannah Theatre on Chippewa Square. Our innkeepers will check dates and show times for you.
November 2: Kitchens on the Square, Southern Lunch and Learn Cooking Classes
November 2: First Friday Fireworks on the Savannah Riverfront.
Through November 3: Savannah Film Festival
November 3: Rock N’ Roll Marathon and 1/2 Marathon. Savannah Inns’ will help runners with pre-race, carb loading at pre-dawn breakfast.
November 3: An Evening of Opera (free, 6 p.m.) at Wesley Monumental Methodist Church on Calhoun Square.
November 3: Rock N Roll Marathon and ½ Marathon. If you are not a runner, be a spectator when over 20,000 runners hit the streets of Savannah, and party afterwards in Forsyth Park.
November 3 – Apr 28, 2013: Mary Telfair Grand Tour will include a variety of works acquired in Rome, Florence and more countries during the Telfair sisters’ 1842 and 1851 European tours.
November 3: First Saturday on the River . Stroll the river walk for arts and crafts, plus entertainment are on historic River Street. Free/Open to the Public. There are plenty of restaurants and pubs within the 9 block-riverfront.
November 3 – December 22 (Saturday nights only): Epicurean Seafood Buffet. Saturday night Seafood Smorgasbord by Executive Chef Sir Roger Michel at Aqua Star.
November 3 – December 22: Ladies & Legends Golf Clinics at The Club at Savannah Harbor. A full-hour clinic with a female PGA instructor and complimentary use of ladies Callaway clubs, for just $15.
November 4 (2 a.m.): Daylight Savings time ends.
November 4 – December 23 (Sunday): Water taxi across the Savannah River to Sunday Jazz Brunch (featuring live jazz with Ben Tucker and Friends) at Aqua Star Restaurant — voted “Best View of Savannah” and “Best Brunch in Savannah.”
November 5 (5:30 – 6 p.m.): Election Eve Prayer Service at Wesley Monumental Methodist Church, Calhoun Square.
November 6: Election Day in the United States. Let the poll results roll in! Early voters, miss the frenzy and get away to unique southern cooking (home style to fine dining) and the more laid back southern pace.
November 9-11: Telfair Arty Party and Art Fair al fresco, Telfair Square.
November 10: Veterans Day Parade, downtown Savannah.
November 10-11: Veteran’s Day at Fort Jackson in Savannah
November 10-11 (noon – 4 a.m.): Savannah Beerathon
November 11 (9 a.m. – 5 p.m.): Veterans Day at the Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum
November 15: Georgia Historical Society presents Master of the Mountain: Thomas Jefferson and His Slaves by Henry Wiencek at Mickve Israel Synagogue. Book sale and signing to follow.
November 15 – December 29: Christmas with the Gordons at Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace. Mrs. Low is founder of Girl Scouts. The mansion is beautifully decorated for Christmas 1886. The table is set for Christmas dinner, the stockings are ready in Mama’s bedroom, and the vintage “Game of Merry Christmas” is out.
November 18 (5 p.m.): The Baroque Hour, Savannah Philharmonic chamber music in Telfair Museum, the South’s oldest museum, located on Telfair Square.
November 19: MadMonday: Where the Music Lives! Music, munchies & martinis with Savannah’s own big band, Jeremy Davis and the Fabulous Equinox Orchestra! Live at the Westin’s glass-atrium Club Pavilion.
November 20 (6 p.m.): Interfaith Community Thanksgiving Service is held this year at Christ Church on Johnson Square.
November 22: Thanksgiving Day holiday (USA). Schools typically close on Wednesday and Friday; thus, the Thanksgiving holiday is a grand time for teachers to bypass the cooking and clean up in favor of a unique holiday in Savannah.
November 22: Gingerbread Village Unveiling. Free and open to the public.
November 22 – December 23: Join the Savannah Theatre to celebrate the season with joyful musical, “The Christmas Tradition”, a glittering 2-hour spectacular. Check show dates here.
November 22: Thanksgiving Day Brunch & Dinner at Aqua Star, overlooking the Savannah Harbor.
November 23: “Black Friday” is typically the largest shopping day of the year in the run up to Christmas. Savannah’s artisan shops, small boutiques, and art galleries are great spots to fine unique gifts.
November 24 – December 22: “Pine Boughs and Holly Swags”. Travel back to the gaslight era during a special evening in the elegant Birthplace of Juliette Low. The home is a must-see destination, especially for rare evening tours. Let imagination transport you back to the low light of Christmas past.
November 24 – December 31: Savannah Holly Days with holiday sights and sounds, boutique shopping, and diverse foods from street cafés, southern cooking, chocolate artisans and bar to fine dining.
November 24: Festival of Lights features the annual Boat Parade of Lights in the Savannah Harbor.
November 29 (5:30 – 9 p.m.): Downtown Design District Holiday Walk (area of Jones and Whitaker St.), features boutique shops serving welcoming, holiday refreshments.
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