Saturday, May 14, 2016

For Memorial Day Weekend and July 4th Holiday, Try New Things in Savannah GA USA: Zeigler House Inn Points to French Connections.

SAVANNAH, Georgia -- Jackie Heinz at Zeigler House Inn is a Savannah tourism star, known for going the extra mile, sharing little extras with her bed and breakfast guests. Today we thought we'd share a few French connections and Savannah tidbits to celebrate Memorial Day Weekend, July 4th holiday, and American patriotism any time!

Savannah lodging star Jackie Heinz on Jones Street near Zeigler House Inn | Photo (c) Sandy Traub
Celebrating in red, white, and blue enthusiasm on
world famous Jones Street, here innkeeper
Jackie Heinz shows American patriotism
along with the Savannah historic district's
gardens and architecture.
In patriotic Savannah, Georgia, we hear often of General Marquis de Lafayette, an American Revolutionary War hero. There are more Frenchmen at the heart of the successful American Revolution. Their names were Anglicanized.

In our corner of this brave, multi-cultural USA nation, courage, ingenuity, enterprise, public spirit, and honor prevail. 

Savannah, Georgia's cultures and heritages overflow in our international city founded by the British in 1732. Beginning with early colonization, America's 13th colony, Georgia welcomed multi-cultural settlers, bringing with them heritages from around the world -- English, Portuguese, French, German, Austrian, Irish, Scottish, French Haitians (the city's first Catholics), Greeks, more Europeans and Africans.

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC POINTS TO SAVANNAH'S FOOD, A MELDING POT OF CULTURES

"The cooking of the southern United States evolved from French, German, Native Americans, and African-American cultures..." The book's article points to Zeigler House Inn's neighborhood on Jones Street, Mrs. Wilkes Dining Room, and to Sweet Potatoes restaurant. -- Source: Savannah Georgia: Southern Feasts. Where the Locals Go: More Than 300 Places Around the World to Eat, Play by National Geographic.
In Savannah, the aroma of pralines will pull River Street visitors into River Street Sweets and Savannah Candy Kitchen. Free tastes are offered! 

Widely accepted stories include that pralines are named after French diplomat from the early 17th century whose name and title was C├ęsar, duc de Choiseul, comte du Plessis-Praslin. His personal chef, Clement Lassagne, is believed to be the creator. 
FRENCH HERITAGE: July 4th Connections 

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Stay A While! Spring and Summer in Savannah: Sightseeing, Cultural Events, Learning and Outdoor Sports 2016

 
Near Zeigler House Inn, Forsyth Park Fountain
is located in beautiful Savannah's
National Landmark Historic District.
Photo courtesy Explore Georgia.
SAVANNAH, Georgia -- Why simply see Savannah from the outside only? Stay in Zeigler House Inn's beautifully restored historic home. Enjoy an elegant bed and breakfast stay, while enjoying the gentlefolks along one of America's most genteel and admired streets, Jones Street.

Featured on Wheel of Fortune®, Zeigler House Inn's bed and breakfast offers summer getaway rates and weekday deals on select dates during July and August 2016. Telephone 866-233-5307 or email innkeeper@zeiglerhouseinn.com 

Sightseeing

After seeing SCAD's Trustees Theatre on Broughton Street and Lucas Theatre, just around the corner on Abercorn Street, take in classic films and music in the downtown historic theaters. Both are magnificently restored and updated with modern comforts. Click on the links to check events, April through July 2016. 

May: Discover 1820s Savannah by taking the Early Bird's Walking Tour: the Savannah Isaiah Knew, beginning from Davenport House Museum on Columbia Square. See what survives of 1820s Savannah that master builder Isaiah Davenport knew. May 7, 14, 21 and 28, 2016, at 8 a.m.

Cultural Events

Through October: At Jepson Center on Telfair Square, Elvis at 21: Photographs by Alfred Wertheimer photography exhibit, though October 2, 2016

May: Telfair Art Musuem, FREE admission, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. for Family Day, May 7, 2016.

Saturday, March 26, 2016

A Perfect Getaway! Getaways Deals, Couples Getaway and Girls Getaway Ideas in Savannah, Georgia USA

On occasion two Savannah bed and breakfast innkeepers
decide to be Savannah tourists for the day! Here are Zeigler
House Inn's Jackie Heinz (right) and pal Diane Crews from Green
Palm Inn in Savannah City Market with a Marilyn Monroe statue.
SAVANNAH Georgia -- The perfect getaway's photos start with fun and photogenic places in Savannah, Georgia USA, like the statue of Marilyn Monroe in Savannah City Market (left).

2016 Spring Travel Tips: 

Savannah is a popular movie location. During March 2016 "Baywatch" is filming in Savannah and Tybee Island, Georgia.

Clary's Diner is always a perfect getaway stop! The vintage Clary's Pharmacy fountain counter (below left), as seen in the movie, "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil"), is a fun retro spot where nostalgia is easy to capture!

Savannah's salty air waterways and Atlantic Ocean and Low Country fresh wild seafood entice!

A summer trip to Savannah is incomplete without a beach day trip to Tybee Island, lunching on fresh day boat shrimp, fish, and crab caught off the Georgia coast.

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Savannah GA Top 10 Places: Bonaventure Cemetery, A Georgia Camellia Trail Hopeful

SAVANNAH, Georgia -- Lovers of beautiful Savannah gardens, flowering landscapes, history, genealogists, photographers, walkers and runners will adore Savannah's world famous Bonaventure Cemetery. Located along the Intracoastal Waterway of the Wilmington River, Bonaventure is a special, memorable and beloved place where past, present and future meet up often in America's most beautiful city.

Here's a link to our Savannah inn's brilliant camellias. And, VisitSavannah share a "spring teaser" -- more camellias in downtown Savannah's Wright Square.

Camellias dot the garden landscapes in
downtown Savannah, Georgia.
A GEORGIA CAMELLIA TRAIL IS IN THE WORKS! 

Upon receiving the notice from ExploreGeorgia.org / Georgia.org staff, our dear friend Sandy Traub alerted Lee Malenfort, President of the Bonaventure Historical Society to apply to the new Georgia Camellia Trail.

The notice: "Bruce Green, our [State of Georgia] former director of tourism development, is working on a new garden trail. If you have a camellia garden at your attraction or property, please contact State of Georgia Tourism by March 15 to complete the trail application."

Here's the reply from Lee, talking about Bonaventure Cemetery's heirloom camellias: