Summertime Fun!

Hey y'all!  We are kicking off this new blog with some ideas of what to do this summer in Savannah!  

Since, it is usually pretty hot and steamy in Savannah in the summer months anywhere you can beat the heat is always a welcome respite.  

First, everyone at the Printmaker's Inn LOVES the beach!  What is nice about Tybee Island, Savannah's Beach, is that you have two great options to choose from.  The South Beach or Tybee Pier is the "main" spot on Tybee Island and has all the typical beach bars, restaurants and semi tacky shops you could ever want.  The South Beach is great because it is very long (several miles) so you can usually find a spot to enjoy the surf and sun in a uncrowded section.  It is a great surfing spot and is usually our go to spot to catch some waves due to the sand bars built by the pier.  There is also a great pavilion on the pier that has some small food and drink vendors.  The second beach option is the North Beach and is much more rugged.  In our opinions it is a prettier beach than the South Beach and is usually much less crowded.  It also boasts a great little bar in the parking lot, North Beach Bar and Grill.  The food and drinks are awesome at this little Caribbean-esque bar.  On the way back to town from Tybee if you dig history then you we always recommend checking out Fort Pulaski, a Civil-War Era fort.  It has great trails for walking and is a very cool fort that is still intact after all these years.  Since we are now talking about history our next thing to do this summer is definitely on that theme...

Secondly, since Savannah is such a historical city we definitely recommend seeing some of these sites below.  They all take you inside so you can avoid the heat!  One of our favorite tours is a tour of the Owens-Thomas House.  This English Regency Style Mansion was built between 1816-1819 by famed English Architect, William Jay.  It had modern plumbing before the White House, how cool is that?!  It is definitely worth the price of admission, which is $20 for Adults, $18 for Seniors/Military, $15 for Students and Children under 12 are FREE.  Another place we would recommend that will keep you inside and out of the heat is the Telfair Academy, which in fact is run by the Telfair Museum that also runs the Owens-Thomas House and the Jepson Center.  The Telfair Academy was once the home of the famous Telfair family of Savannah.  It was also built by famed Architect, William Jay.  In 1875 Mary Telfair bequeathed the mansion to the Georgia Historical Society and in 1886 it opened up to the public as the Telfair Academy of Arts and Sciences.  It contains art from the nineteenth- and twentieth centuries.  If you purchase a ticket at any of the three locations owned by the Telfair Museum you get admission to each of the museums.  

Lastly, we have a couple of great local events happening this summer including the Savannah Blues, Jazz and BBQ Festival from June 3-4th.  It will be a fun time to hang out on River St and enjoy some live music and BBQ!  There will be live music all weekend and fireworks on Friday night at 9:30 PM.  The festival starts at 4PM on Friday and runs until 10PM.  Saturday it is all day from 10AM-10PM.  We will post and share about more events and things to do this summer, but this is just to get everyone started!

Until next time y'all!...

 

What to do in Savannah with your Dog!

Hey y'all!  We have had a busy month here at the Printmaker's Inn and are getting back on the blog train.  One thing we are always asked by our guests is "What should/can we do with our dogs in town?"  There are so many great things in Savannah you can do with your pets, which makes it a great city for anyone traveling with one.  For one the weather is great almost year round and that always helps, especially since being outside is a must when it comes to having your "best friend" with you!  

One of our favorite guests so far :), Molly the lab-mastiff mix.

One of our favorite guests so far :), Molly the lab-mastiff mix.

First and the most obvious choice for us at the Printmaker's Inn is playing in our great fenced in yard.  We have almost a .25 acre of fenced in yard right downtown.  Most of our guests that have pets love just hanging out in the garden and letting their dogs run and play.  If our yard was not enough space to roam, we always recommend checking out Forsyth Park.  

Forsyth Park is one of the most dog friendly parks in the city and it is HUGE!  If you walk around the parks exterior it is exactly 1 mile.  Just lounging in the park is a great thing to do on any day, but they also have a great little farmers market on Saturday mornings from 9am-1pm.  Leashes are required in Forsyth Park, but most people do not abide by this.  We always tell people to leash their pets just to be safe.

Savannah is one of the most walkable cities in America and reminds us a lot of a smaller European City or village.  Since it is so walkable it is easy to just hang out downtown with your pet and check out the shops, cafes, restaurants etc.  Most stores are extremely dog friendly and even have one of their pooches hanging out with them.  Also, any restaurant that has outdoor seating, which is most in Savannah, usually allows you to bring your pet while you enjoy a nice meal.  

If your dog is not worn out by now, then we have a couple more options for you!  Fort Pulaski is one of our favorite places to visit period, but it is also great for dog owners.  Fort Pulaski is an incredible intact fort from the Civil War and has miles of really cool trails weaving through the island.  You can take your dog on all the trails within the park, which is run by the National Park Service, and even inside and on top of the fort.  How cool is that?!  One of our favorite trails is the Lighthouse Trail, which takes you through a jungle like setting out to the tip of the island and gives you a great view of the Cockspur Lighthouse.  It is now a defunct lighthouse, but once was a pivotal feature for the South Channel of the Savannah River from 1857-1909.  

Finally, there is one more great spot on the history side of things where you can take your pet.  Wormsloe National Historic Site on Isle of Hope is a really cool old plantation that is also pet friendly.  You can take guided tours of the site, which includes an old tabby fort from the 1750s and a colonial village.  Throughout the plantation there are lots of trails running along the marsh and typical low country setting.  Wormsloe is famous for its incredible Live Oak lined drive that is worth the visit alone!  

We at the Printmaker's Inn hope you enjoyed this new blog post.  Please comment below if you have any other questions or comments!

 

 

Savannah Stopover Music Festival

Hey y'all!  This is Peter again and we have another great event that the Printmaker's Inn is excited about that is coming to Savannah next month!  The Savannah Stopover Music Festival is coming to town March 10th-12th.  It presents bands going to the famous SXSW Music Conference a place to play on their way out to Austin, Texas.  Continue reading for more info!...

Romantic Savannah Getaway

Hey y'all, this is Peter again writing to you from the Printmaker's Inn trying to give you some good ideas for this coming Valentine's Day Weekend in Savannah.  If you are not interested in doing the stereotypical planned dinner with 40 couples all crammed in next to you then this is for you!  I have only been married for 2 and a half years now, but I am already figuring out that there are great ways to have a fun Valentine's Day that can be really fun and even simple....CLICK VIEW POST TO READ MORE!

5 things to do in Savannah this February!

There is ALWAYS lots do to in Savannah this time of year, now that the "cold" weather is over and our spring has already started.  We wanted to give y'all something else to think about besides the normal tours and attractions!  View our post to find out more!!

PRINTMAKER'S INN WELCOMES LOW COUNTRY HOME AND GARDEN SHOW

Savannah is getting ready to host the 16th annual Low Country Home and Garden Show starting January 29th-January 30th at the Savannah Int'l Trade & Convention Center.  The point of the Home and Garden Show is to to help get "Projects Solved" for the entire house from the front door to the backyard!  To continue reading click "view post."