The Savannah College of Art and Design is located in the heart of Savannah’s Historic District. Its presence adds a creative and innovative spirit to the community in a variety of ways. There are interesting film series, diverse exhibitions at a number of galleries, seminars, and festivals. Our Savannah GA Vacation Rentals are close to the SCAD campus and galleries.

If you are hosting your wedding at one of our Savannah GA Vacation Rentals, you probably won’t have time to take advantage of SCAD’s many offerings. Yet if you are here for business or pleasure, it’s worth looking at the SCAD calendar of events; you may find the perfect way to spend an afternoon or evening.

Read on for a list of some of what SCAD is offering during the summer of 2011:

    See some of Manolo Blahnik's coolest shoes in Savannah.

  • MANOLO BLAHNIK…THE SHOE. You may not recognize the name, but Manolo Blahnik is one ofthe world’s most influential designers of footwear.  See rare prototype sketches and more than 70 pairs of shoes. Runs through July 29 at the Gutstein Gallery.
  • SCAD Cinema Circle. See an eclectic mix of great old films on the big screen. Remaining films for the 2010-2011 series at the Trustees Theater include: The Misfits (6.17), Guys & Dolls (7.2), The Manchurian Candidate (7.16), and Shane (7.30). Visit the SCAD box office for tickets.
  • Annual Juried Printmaking Exhibition: Alexander Ink. Outstanding prints from SCAD students in Atlanta and Savannah. Runs through July 15 at the Alexander Hall Gallery.

The SCAD Museum of Art is closed for renovations through October 15. Plan to return to one of our Savannah GA Vacation Rentals in the fall for the grand re-opening.

There is much to do and see in and around Savannah. One of the benefits of staying in our Savannah Vacation Rentals is that guests can make themselves at home for a while. Become a temporary member of the Savannah community. Check out SCAD.

Savannah’s Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum

Since Savannah Georgia is steeped in history, it’s a wonderful place to learn about history. The Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum features outstanding ship models, maritime antiques, and maritime-inspired paintings. The museum focuses on 18th and 19th century Atlantic Ocean travel between England and America. Many guests of our Savannah GA Vacation Rentals have thoroughly enjoyed this museum.

Maritime Museum garden, Savannah

The Garden at Savannah's Maritime Museum.

Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum is aptly housed in Scarbrough House, built in 1819 for William Scarbrough and designed by Englishman William Jay. The house is notable for two reasons – it is one of the earliest homes built in the Greek Revival Style in the South, and its first owner was one of the principal owners of the Savannah, the first steamship to cross the Atlantic Ocean. It is a fitting home for Savannah’s historic Maritime Museum.

Although the Savannah earns kudos for being the first steamship to cross the Atlantic, it was not a commercial success. Only a few years after his home was completed, Scarbrough was forced to sell the house and furnishings to cover his debts. The house was abandoned for a time, was home to the West Broad Street School for nearly one hundred years, and, after falling into ruin, was restored by the Historic Savannah Foundations. Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum acquired the building in 1995, and finished its restoration.

Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum is only one of Savannah’s many historic attractions. In order to fully discover the city, consider lodging in one of our Savannah Vacation Rentals. All have fully equipped kitchens, comfortable bedrooms, and spacious parlors or sitting areas. Guests feel at home while lodging here. They can make some of their own meals and dine out in one of Savannah’s many excellent restaurants. They have the space to unwind and relax between activities.

All of our Savannah Vacation Rentals are within walking distance from some of Savannah’s most stellar attractions, the Historic District, River Street, and Riverwalk. Luxury couldn’t get any more convenient.

Hannah’s Playhouse at The Lady and Sons

The Lady & Sons, Paula Deen’s restaurant in historic Savannah, serves more than just great food. Several evenings a week it is also home to Hard Hearted Hannah’s Playhouse. If you plan to visit Savannah mid-week, consider an evening of good food and great fun.

Hard Hearted Hannah’s Dinner Theatre at The Lady & Sons, in historic Savannah.

The Dinner Theatre is located in the basement of The Lady & Sons Tuesday through Thursday evenings. There guests enjoy a buffet-style dinner of tasty southern food while watching the production of the season.

“There’s a Bomb on Trolley 409!” plays at Hard Hearted Hannah’s Playhouse through September 29, 2011. It is billed as “an explosive comedy about the worst tour of Savannah, guaranteed.” Guests are sure to learn some quirky facts about Savannah as they feast and laugh.

The Lady & Sons is a short walk from all three of our Savannah GA vacation rentals. Whether you’re staying in one of our Savannah vacation rentals while in town for business or pleasure, you’ll enjoy an evening at Hard Hearted Hannah’s Playhouse.

For more information or to purchase advance tickets, please visit Hard Hearted Hannah’s Playhouse.