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Trip Report jent103 goes to Savannah: Quick trip report

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I just got back last night from a three-day trip to Savannah with a couple of friends. I wanted to post this to help others planning trips, but also to say THANK YOU to the Fodorites who gave us suggestions! starrs was especially helpful. We were on somewhat of a budget, so this won't be a foodie report. (Well, none of mine ever are.) Just a heads up.

We left Nashville Wednesday night after work and stayed in Morrow, GA for the night (thanks to Littleman for the city suggestion, and starrs for the tip to eat at Truett's Grill for breakfast - waffles and a waitress at a Chick-Fil-A!). We got up early and made it to Savannah around noon. We parked at the hotel, grabbed a quick and tasty lunch at the Kayak Kafe on Broughton, and met Dirk of Savannah Rambles (savannahrambles.com) in Johnson Square for our "Savannah high points" walking tour.

We all enjoyed the tour - it was probably my favorite thing that we did. We were the only three on the tour that afternoon; I think his site says it's a two-hour tour, but he spent nearly three hours with us. Dirk does focus heavily on architecture (I believe he used to be an architect), telling the history of Savannah through the structures. There was a building or two where I think I could have moved on a little sooner than we did, but overall it was really interesting. And it was a great thing to do our first afternoon, because we learned about the carriage lanes and squares and Oglethorpe's vision for the city. The only other complaint we had was that one of my friends would have loved to hear more about the Civil War era. Otherwise, we'd all highly recommend it. It was $20/person.

After the tour, we checked into the Staybridge Suites on East Bay. This hotel was in a great location - we only used the car to get to Bonaventure Cemetery and Tybee Island, and walked everywhere else. The room was plenty big for the three of us, and having the fridge, microwave and coffeemaker was really helpful. We only had two complaints: the free wifi was really slow at times (not sure how typical that is), and we could hear everything going on at the bar across the street when we were trying to go to sleep. Our room was at the back of the hotel, so maybe the other rooms don't have that issue, but I was really glad I had earplugs!

Once we checked in, we walked to Crystal Beer Parlor for dinner. I had about four people recommend this place to me, on Fodor's and in real life :), and it was a great choice. All our meals were tasty, and it felt like a very "local" sort of place - at least one person asked for a specific waitress while we were waiting on a table. One of my friends got a Moon River pale ale that she really liked (and tried in vain to find on draft everywhere else we ate!). Service was great.

More later!

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