Tall Ships Sail to Savannah

On Thursday, May 3, 2012, historic Tall Ships will sail into Savannah’s Riverfront. It will be a memorable experience for everyone fortunate enough to be there.

The Tall Ships will be open for viewing and touring Friday May 4 through Sunday, May 6. Many fun activities are planned, including the singing of Sea Shanties, Stilt Walkers, Story Telling, and Pirate Raids. A high point of the whole weekend (for those of us stuck on land) will come Monday, May 7, when the ships leave port in a fabulous Parade of Sail.

Several of the Tall Ships will motor up the Savannah River during their stay, taking some lucky passengers with them. These sailings are scheduled to take place several times a day on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. It is sure to be a thrilling experience.

As of now, 14 Tall Ships are scheduled to be in Savannah in early May. They were built in France, Nova Scotia, England, and the United States. Some were built to fight, some were built to be in the movies. All are beautiful to behold, especially when under sail.

Guests of our Savannah Vacation Homes will see the Tall Ships sail into Savannah. As of this writing, there is still availability for May 6 and 7, 2012. Take the opportunity, and come watch the Tall Ship Parade of Sail.

More information about the Tall Ships is available at Savannah Tall Ships. More information about our Savannah Vacation Rentals is available at Savannah Villas.

4th of July in Savannah

4th of July, 2011, celebrations begin at 4pm along the Savannah Riverfront. There will be fireworks over the Savannah River, music, and a festive mood.

Our Savannah Vacation Rentals on Broughton Street are just a few blocks from the Savannah Riverfront. The Savannah Vacation Home at 109 West is a bit farther, but also within walking distance. Guests who would rather not walk may hop on the free CAT shuttle, which stops a block from the vacation rental at 109 West and takes passengers to various historic sites, River Street, and the Savannah Belles Ferry.

Enjoy a quiet drink after the fireworks at our Savannah Vacation Home on Broughton Street.

Get in the thick of the festivities by walking to and from River Street; it’s a great way to feel like a local. Then enjoy a drink on the patio of one of our vacation homes on Broughton Street. You can always sleep late on July 5th.

Spend the 4th of July in Savannah with a group of your friends, and then stay a few more days. Savannah is a great place to visit midweek.

Fine Arts on the Savannah Riverfront

Fine Arts on the River takes place the weekend of April 22 – 24, 2011. In other words, the historic Savannah Riverfront will be filled with Fine Arts, Fine Crafts, Fine Music, and as always, fine food and drink. It will be a fine weekend indeed to stay at one of our Savannah Vacation Villas.

Fine Arts on the Savannah Riverfront, April 22 - 24, 2011.

Fine Arts on the River is a high-end show. Only the finest (there’s that word again) local, regional, and national artists are invited to display their work along the Rousakis Riverfront Plaza. The artists will be on hand to discuss their work, and many will demonstrate their work as well. Music will keep the mood festive.

In addition to the Fine Arts Festival on April 22-24, 2011, the Savannah Riverfront is home to hundreds of  shops and many fine restaurants. It is quite close to our Savannah Vacation Villas on Broughton Street, making it a handy place to walk for dinner if you don’t feel like eating in. Meet for a drink at Boar’s Head and enjoy expansive views of the Savannah River during dinner at Chart House.

Numerous historic markers and monuments are also located along the Savannah Riverfront. See where General Oglethorpe first landed in 1773, and where he spent his first night in Georgia; visit the 1802 City Exchange Bell; note the gold dome of the 1905 Savannah City Hall.