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Hello All :wave:

My merry band of female relatives will in town for about 3 days - mostly so my mom and her sisters can yak with each other (89, 88, and 86 yo). The Daughters herd escort these three dynamos around town and get them through the airports, etc.

We're staying at the Eliza Thompson House on Jones Street. Don't need fancy but need good food. We also need stuff to do that doesn't require dashing to and fro. The Ladies do not rush any more.

Thoughts?
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Re: Savannah, Georgia at the end of April - where to eat and what to see?
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2014, 12:22:16 PM »
Do you want day trips or things to do in the city itself?  Walking River St. is a must.  If they aren't up for much walking, you can see more at Oatland Island with less walking that the national wildlife reserve. http://internet.savannah.chatham.k12.ga.us/schools/oat/default.aspx  You can call both of them and decide what might be best for your needs if they want to go see some local animals.  I think Wassaw is better for seeing marshes but I can't remember for sure.  There are also a bunch of museums in Savannah as well, and for beaches you can head to Tybee island.  Make sure to get some barbecue and shrimp and grits.
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Re: Savannah, Georgia at the end of April - where to eat and what to see?
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2014, 01:05:40 PM »
My two aunts are antique hounds as are the daughters; my mother and I prefer more modern lines and watching animals. Majority rules. My mom and I are coming in a day early so we might Oatland Island on Sunday while the others travel. Thanks for that.

It's not easy for them to get on and off buses or clamor out of vans. So local walking, resting, walking, resting is best for them.
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Re: Savannah, Georgia at the end of April - where to eat and what to see?
« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2014, 02:32:05 PM »
My two aunts are antique hounds as are the daughters; my mother and I prefer more modern lines and watching animals. Majority rules. My mom and I are coming in a day early so we might Oatland Island on Sunday while the others travel. Thanks for that.

It's not easy for them to get on and off buses or clamor out of vans. So local walking, resting, walking, resting is best for them.

Definitely call and ask about the walking distances.  I think there is a good bit of Savannah NWR you can see by car if you are planning to rent one, but I don't want to tell you the wrong thing since I lived in the area as a kid and moved away 13 years ago.  I do remember seeing a good many benches on River St and in the parks for them to take a rest and maybe some photos.

If any were involved in Girl Scouts then this might be of interest: http://www.juliettegordonlowbirthplace.org/

The carriage and trolley tours were always popular when I lived there.  If you do a tour, do it when you first get there in case you see things you want to explore more later.  The boat tours of the area waterways were popular as well.

They try really hard to exude southern charm and hospitality, so I'm sure you'd get some good suggestions from the visitor's center if you call or stop by. http://www.visitsavannah.com/  Even as a local it was useful to stop by there and find out about new places to try.
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We were just in Savannah last week.  Do you like chocolate? 

If so, stop by Lulu's Chocolate Bar.  Within easy walking distance of most anywhere downtown; reasonable prices and open late.  We stopped after dinner for coffee and desert.  Awesome.  I meant to post a picture of the double chocolate tart (topped with fresh raspberries), but I got so caught up in enjoyment that I forgot to snap a picture.  So you'll just have to use your imagination or go there yourselves.

Also nearby is Jazz'd Tapas Bar.  Live music several nights a week; trends towards southern R&B.  A little on the expensive side but not out-of-line.  No beer on tap.  Disappointing wine list; actually shameful for a tapas bar but consider the locale.  Really nice selection of single barrel bourbons. 

If you're down on the Riverwalk, Huey's has a nice N'Orleans style menu.  Best Cuban black bean soup I've had in awhile.

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Hi viffergyrl,
There is no lack of things to do and see in Savannah. Lots of good restaurants too.  I would definately go to Mrs. Wilkes Boarding House http://mrswilkes.com/.  You should probably call for a reservation before you go.  It's one of those places that tends to book up well in advance.  I would also recommend The Olde Pink House http://www.plantersinnsavannah.com/the-olde-pink-house/.  Savannah is a great city to visit!  :)

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Thanks guys! But we've already made the trip (note date of first post). And we did make it to Mrs. Wilkes. We also found that neighborhood places were quite good as well as the museums. Took a bus tour so the ladies didn't have to walk.
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"The mistake you cannot make is to judge the past through the eyes of the present.  Judge the past on its own terms."  
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"The fishermen know that the sea is dangerous and the storm terrible, but they have never found these dangers sufficient reason for remaining ashore."   Vincent van Gogh