Get Set for Hopped Up On Georgia Brews 2017!

Hopped Up On Georgia Brews 2017Come join more than 20 different Georgia craft brewers at Savannh’s 4th annual Hopped Up On Georgia Brews craft beer fest! Saturday, November 4th, 2017 along the Savannah riverfront.

The craft beer movement has taken America by storm. Everywhere you look there are new craft breweries springing up and producing a broad selection of fresh, local craft beers. Georgia is no exception, with more than 30 microbreweries and no end in sight. Hopped Up On Georgia Brews provides the perfect opportunity to sample some of the state’s best, local craft brews.

More than 20 craft brewers will be on hand, November 4th, offering tastings along the Savannah Waterfront. Southbound Brewing Company, Sweetwater Brewing Company, Terrapin Beer Co, Coastal Empire Beer Co, Service Brewing Co, Moon River Brewing will all be on hand, to name just a few. (more…)

Don’t Miss The 2017 Savannah Blues, Jazz & BBQ Festival!

The Savannah Blues, Jazz & BBQ Festival during Savannah Blues Weekend 2017It’s almost time for the annual return of the Savannah Blues, Jazz & BBQ Festival on River Street. If you like sweet and smokey southern blues, jazz, and barbecue then this is one free festival you shouldn’t miss! It all happens during Savannah Blues Weekend, June 30th through July 2nd, 2017.

Each year around the start of summer, River Street comes to life for a weekend of live music and delicious, southern BBQ. This year’s Savannah Blues Weekend closes out June and starts July off with a rocking good weekend of hot food and music. (more…)

Fort Pulaski National Monument – A Window on History

Fort Pulaski National MonumentFort Pulaski National Monument, a brick fortification constructed in the early 1800’s to protect the city of Savannah, was the unwitting testing ground of the first rifled cannon.

Built on Cockspur Island at the mouth of the Savannah River, across from Tybee Island, Fort Pulaski is a massive, five-sided, brick fortification buttressed with 7.5-foot-wide walls. Completed in 1847, Fort Pulaski was able to mount 146 cannons, both on and inside the walls of the fort. (more…)

Savannah’s River Street Sweets

River Street Sweets Savannah

Stay in a Savannah Vacation Home and wander over to River Street Sweets.

Many lucky people will receive gift baskets from River Street Sweets in the coming days. Valentine’s Day means sweets for our sweeties; to those of us in Savannah, sweets means River Street Sweets.

River Street Sweets originated in an old warehouse on historic River Street. It started out in 1973 as “The Cotton Bale,” a gift shop that did not sell sweets. By the end of the decade, an enormous fudge making pot was added, and shortly after that, their “World Famous Praline” recipe was born. Thus The Cotton Bale was transformed into River Street Sweets.

Most people who stay in our Savannah Vacation Rentals eventually find their way to historic River Street and the original River Street Sweets store. Those who do are rewarded with free samples. The samples are a savvy marketing move, since it is practically impossible to taste one treat and not want more.

Gift baskets, gift tins, gift boxes, gift towers….you can offer your love a small token of your affection, or give a veritable monument. You could place your order on line, or you could do something even better: bring your sweetheart to the store.

Plan a sweet getaway in one of our Savannah Vacation Homes this February. Bring your true love to the original River Street Sweets. Indulge in pleasure, together.

First Fridays and Saturdays on the Savannah River

Southern Candymakers - Pralines

Find amazing pralines at Savannah's River Street Sweets.

The first weekend of each month is a festive time in Savannah, especial along River Street. If you plan to stay at one of our Savannah GA Vacation Rentals during the first weekend of the month, plan to spend the Friday evening and Saturday along historic River Street.

River Street runs along the Savannah River. A brick pedestrian path follows the river, separated from the street by large planters. East River Street is a narrow cobblestone street lined with a variety of shops and eateries. Here guests of our Savannah Vacation Rentals stock up on decadent pralines and chocolate bear claws at River Street Sweets. They find classy fedoras at the Mad Hatter and trinkets at the River Street Gallery.

Shops stay open late the first Friday of the month, and patrons fill restaurants, cafes, and bars. Locals meet with friends to celebrate the week’s end, and travelers soak up the friendly atmosphere. The highlight of the evening comes at 9:30 p.m., with fireworks over the river. It’s great fun.

First Friday is followed by First Saturday on the River. Between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m., historic River Street becomes a street fair. Arts and crafts booths line the waterfront, and live entertainment keeps things hopping. It’s a great place to spend the day, and it’s walking distance from our Savannah Vacation Rentals.

The Savannah River is the northern border of the city of Savannah and the state of Georgia. South Carolina sits across the water. After spending an evening and a day walking the waterfront, try viewing Savannah from the river. The Savannah River Boat Cruise Company hosts dinner cruises, sightseeing cruises, and private charters – all of which are great additions to a Savannah vacation.