There is a river in Savannah that separates the convention center and one of the the hotels (the Westin). On the other side, the city and all the other hotels, restaurants, historic squares, etc. But staying here allows us to walk to the convention center, pulling or carrying bags needed for class. Getting to the city itself and the other hotels require that you take a ferry across the river, possibly lugging class stuff. So that is something to consider when choosing where you will stay. Both work just fine, it depends on your preferences and hotel availability.
|Convention Center and adjacent Westin|
When coming from the Convention Center over on the ferry, you then have to take steps up from the river front, of which I see three different sets or there is also an elevator up (see the map). I do not recommend cocktails and walking over the cobblestones & up the steps! Below is one of the cobblestone areas of which I speak. Pretty, but possible ankle-wrenching!
An area of interest is the City Market, shown below. It is pedestrian only, and you can get a horse-drawn carriage ride from there, or get a ticket for the tourist trolley, which you can get on and off as much as you wish as it makes its way around the city. We were there on a Tuesday, I think, so not a lot of people out in the market area at the time.
From here is an easy walk around some of the historic squares, which are absolutely lovely! Majestic, large, live oaks, dripping with Spanish Moss. Truly a beautiful and easy walk. Around them, gorgeous old homes and businesses. It was a cloudy day, so pardon the lack of blue sky, which would make my pictures sooooo much better!
Along one square was the historic Olde Pink House, converted into a restaurant with great reviews.
A nice thing about visiting this time of year was that it WAS Quiltcon week, so I could see what the weather might be like while Quiltcon was going on next year. Very pleasant! Shirtsleeves. High 60's to mid-seventies during the day, but cool evenings and mornings, so a light jacket or sweater would be great to pack.
Flowers were blooming.
|a hotel courtside planter---lovely!|
If you're out and about walking, coffee at The Coffee Fox is wonderful---I had the Mexican Latte and loved it! But forgot to take a pic of it, oh well...
Paula Deen has a restaurant there, easy walking distance, which also has a little gift shop with some fun stuff. Butter, y'all??? Oh yes! For sure!
Saw this wonderful bar, but research is showing it may have closed. Darn it! Who wouldn't want to go to The Velvet Elvis, Boozery and Music Cavern?????!! Inside it is The Jinx, with live music.
It looks like we will eat well and have some beautiful scenery!
Here's a few more relevant pics.
|You can get a tatto|
|At least on River Street, you can walk around with a drink in your hand|
|You & your friends could get a set of stupid matching t-shirts! Aways a plus anywhere you go!|
|a building downspout---gorgeous!|
|You can get a reading|
|Beautiful---located on edge of a square|
P.S. Changed up my blog template just a little, I get bored---what do you think? I tried so hard to use one of my own pictures for the background, but they were all TOO LARGE.... Technology is so time-consuming. I could be QUILTING!