Savannah, Ga

Savannah is the oldest city in the U.S. state of Georgia and the county seat of Chatham County. Established in 1733, the city of Savannah became the British colonial capital of the Province of Georgia and later the first state capital of Georgia

The ride to Savannah was one of Dee's bucket list rides. In fact both of us have wanted to visit Savannah for a long time. After doing a little research we found that the motel cost in Savannah was more than we wanted to spend.  We decided to look for room on the outskirts of Savannah to get a better price. What we found was an area called The Gateway on I95 witch is only 15 miles from downtown with around 25 motels. The Howard Johnson Express had rooms for $47.00 and that is were we stayed.  The room was as nice as any, clean and comfy beds.  When we got to the motel and checked in I saw that they had trolley ride pick up at the motel front door taking you down town to get on the Old Town Trolley Tour.  We paid the $10. for the pick up and rode into town the next morning. The pick up service was fun but next time we will ride the trike into town and get on the trolley tour at the main station. We had to wait for over an hour and a half for the trolley to pick us up and we had to wait about the same that afternoon to get back to the motel.

The Old Town Trolley Tours

Old Town Trolley Tours is the best way to see the city, highlighting the best Savannah Attractions with 16 stops and more than 100 points of interest.

 

We did the Trolley Tour on Saturday and again on Sunday. The traffic is way too much to fight on a bike, plus there is very little free parking any were in the city.

 

You haven’t seen Savannah until you’ve been on Old Town Trolley Tours. You can see  the charm of Georgia’s oldest city with 15 stops on a 90-minute narrated tour and you can get on and off for shopping, dining and attractions all day. We saw the City Market, River Street, the squares, and the neat old homes of the Historic District. Next time (and there will be a next time) we are going to do the specialty tours of Ghost & Gravestones frightseeing  and the Paula Deen Tour.

 

Views of  Savannah Historic District
From The Trolley

The Historic District of Savannah is the heart of one of the most beautiful cities in the world, with cobblestone streets, manicured gardens, and oak-shaded parks drizzling with silvery Spanish Moss. The perfect Georgia vacation destination for all ages – abuzz with art, culture, festivals, concerts, live theater, outdoor cafes, gourmet restaurants, and true Southern hospitality. The largest National Historic Landmark District in the United States, Savannah contains more than twenty city squares filled with museums, churches, mansions, monuments and famous forts of the Revolutionary & Civil War eras.

Views of  Savannah River Street
From The Trolley and on Foot

River Street is a glittering, multi-faceted gem along the broad Savannah River. The century old buildings, once cotton warehouses, have been converted to antique shops, distinctive boutiques, spectacular galleries, quaint brew pubs, fabulous restaurants, unique nightspots, elegant inns and hotels. Bustling with welcoming hospitality, it’s also the place to see Savannah from the river that made her by taking a cruise or watching ships from around the globe sail into one of the busiest ports in America.

Views of  Tybee Island

Tybee Island, Georgia! If you’ve not experienced the ambiance and relaxing lifestyle of a pristine seaside resort, you owe it to yourself to visit Tybee Island – Savannah’s Beach! Drive 20 minutes east of Savannah, GA, and you’ll find Tybee, boasting five miles of public beach backed by undulating sand dunes waving their sea oats and endless views of the Atlantic Ocean – perfect for sunbathing, walking, biking, sailing, fishing, or frolicking like the Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphins in the rolling waves.

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