SAIR 2015
Hyatt Regency
October 10-13
Savannah, GA
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Welcome to SAIR 2015

Savannah is extraordinarily rich in history offering many parks and museums including: Forsyth Park (offering a Farmer's Market on Saturdays); Museums include: Georgia State Railroad Museum (featuring a steam engine ride); Forts Jackson and Pulaski (with daily interactive programs) among few East Coast forts surviving both the War of 1812 and the Civil War; the Ships of the Sea Maritime museum with its classic gardens; or the Telfair art museum and the Georgia Historical Society with their fine collections.



Transportation from the Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport is about a 20 minute drive to the Hyatt by taxi or shuttle.

Shuttle service runs every hour for $20.00 one way and $30.00 round trip and should be pre-arranged at: http://www.kshuttle.com// (click on make reservations now).

For those looking for more of a night life after hours- here are some possible suggestions:

Haunting the Sovereign State of Savannah

(Selection micromanaged by Savannah's IR establishment;
Savannah has many other attractions, some famous. We've included
here some hidden gems you might not find on your own.)


Haunted Cemeteries: (Truly Haunted by Savannah's ancients.)

Colonial Park 201 Oglethorpe; 912\651\6843 (Sherman camped Yankee army)

http://www.visit-historic-savannah.com/colonial-park-cemetery.html// (click on make reservations now).


Bonaventure 330 Bonaventure Rd; 912-651-6843 (featured in Midnight in Garden..)
http://www.bonaventurehistorical.org/

Laurel Grove 802 W. Anderson St. 912-651-6772 (segregated from 1850; Civil War section)
http://www.visit-historic-savannah.com/laurel-grove-cemetery.html

Catholic 1720 Wheaton St 912-201-4062

Special Pubs: [Feel haunted if you stay long enough!]
Crystal Beer Parlor 301 W. Jones St. 912-349-1000 (Prohibition survivor)
http://www.crystalbeerparlor.com/

Six Pence 245 Bull St. 912-233-3151
http://sixpencepub.com/ourstory.htm

Kevin Barry’s 117 W. River St. 912-233-9626 (authentic Irish music)
http://www.kevinbarrys.com/ordereze/default.aspx

Churchill’s Pub & Rest. 13 W. Bay St. 912-232-8501 (British atmosphere; paneled)
http://www.thebritishpub.com/

Rocks on the Roof 102 W. Bay St. 912-721-3901 (Best riverfront view!)
http://www.bohemianhotelsavannah.com/dining/

Doc’s Bar 10 16th St. Tybee 912-786-5506 (the beach rat hangout)
https://www.facebook.com/pages/DOCS-BAR-on- TYBEE/318986144915481
Bier Haus Gastropub 513 E. Oglethrope Ave. 912-349-1163 (almost like Budapest)
http://www.thebierhaus.com/ {before refugee crowds}

McDonough’s 21 E. McDonough St. 912-233-6136 (Karaoke anyone?)
http://mcdonoughssavannah.com/
Coach’s Corner 3016 E. Victory Dr. 912-352-2933 (The TV Sports bar)
http://coachs.net/

Savannah Gentlemen’s Club 325 E. Montgomery 912-920-9800 (we just heard about this one)
http://www.savgentlemensclub.com/savgentlemensclub/index.php

Tricky & Tasty Treats: (some come to Savannah & claim they gain weight!? Really?)


River Street Sweets 13 E. River Street 912-234-4608 (just yum)
http://www.riverstreetsweets.com/

Candy Kitchen 225 E. River St. 800-619-3993 (more yum)
http://www.savannahcandy.com/

Leopold’s Ice Cream 212 E. Broughton 912-234-4442 (double yum!)
http://www.leopoldsicecream.com/

Krispy Kreme 2749 Skidaway Rd. 912-354-5035 (can’t eat just one)
http://www.krispykreme.com/location/savannah

Savannah Bee Co. 104 W. Broughton 800-955-5080 (Tupelo Honey/Mead tastings)
http://savannahbee.com/

Byrd Cookie Co. 213 W. St. Julian 912-33-8816 (with Scenic Tins!)
http://www.byrdcookiecompany.com/

Lulu’s Chocolate Bar 42 Martin Luther King Blvd. 912-480-4564 (not for the faint-hearted!)
http://www.luluschocolatebar.com/

The Salt Table 51 Barnard St. 912-447-0200 (Who knew? More than Morten’s?)
https://www.salttable.com/

Bakers’ Pride Bakery 840 De Renne Ave 912-352-1663 (die for their apple fritter!)
http://www.savannahbakery.com/

Cuisine Classics: [Savannah’s not for dieting; we’re serious about food; these among our favorites…]

Huey’s On the River 115 E. River St. 912-234-7384 (biegnets/caf au lait/blood mry)
http://www.hueysontheriver.net/ {excellent river-front, river-level view}

Bayou Café 14 N. Abercorn Ramp 912-233-6411 (great hole in wall w/ music)
http://www.bayousavannah.com/ {country-western style music; intimate}

Vinnie Van Go-Go 317 W. Bryan St. 912-233-6394 (Pizza---cash only!)
http://www.vinnievangogo.com/ {some say best pizza in town; deliver on bike}

Olde Pink House 23 Abercorn St. 912-232-4286 (Upscale antique setting; good)
http://www.plantersinnsavannah.com/the-olde-pink-house/ (

AKA: Planters’ Inn)
Planters Tavern 23 Abercorn St. 912-232-4286 (Basement Piano Bar)
http://www.plantersinnsavannah.com/the-olde-pink-house/ (dark/cozy, same food)

Alligator Soul 114 Barnard St. 912-232-7899 (with exotic food & coctails)
http://alligatorsoul.com/ {features lots of discerning organic stuff—not oxymoronic}

Garibaldi’s 315 W. Congress St. 912-232-7118 (swanky/noisy; City Market)
http://wellfedsavannah.org/about/ {sort of low-brow elegant (?) }

Rancho Alegre Cuban 402 Martin Luther Blvd. 912-292-1656 (a bit of Havana flavor!)
http://www.ranchoalegrecuban.com/ (Music week ends; Guanabana juice: Yum)

B & D Burgers 13 E. Boughton St. 912-221-0986 (local gourmet)
http://savannahburgers.com/ {Huge variety of burgers.}

Green Truck Pub 2430 Habersham St. 912-234-5885 (local sourced, handmade)
http://greentruckpub.com/ {even home-made catsup & pickles!)

Betty Bombers All American Eatery 1108 Bull St. 912-272-9326 (In Am. Legion Hall)
http://bettybombers.com/ {‘40’s motif w/ WWII era décor, posters & music}

Sandfly BBQ Streamliner 1220 Barnard St. 912-335-8058 (great low country BBQ)
http://sandflybbq.com/ {Memphis style sweet sauce; best cake around}

Jazz’d Tapas Bar 52 Barnard St. 912-236-7777 (cool underground hangout)
http://jazzdtapasbar.com/ {Imagine Andalucia + Carribean, updated w/ New Orleans.}

King and I Thai Cuisine 7098 Hodgson Memorial Dr. 912-355-2100 (authentic & uncrowded)
http://kingandisavannah.com/ {Curry, ginger, & garlic stir-fried w/ noodles & meats}

Toucan Café 531 Stephenson Ave. 912-352-2233 (tourists never find it!)
http://www.toucancafe.com/ {they call it “Greek

Fusion”; it’s much more & great}
Sweet Potatoes Kitchen 6825 Waters Ave. 912-352-3434 (really? healthy So. food?!
http://sweetpotatoeskitchen.com/ {go for peach glaze, gumbo, or Jamaican Jerk…)

Mrs. Wilkes Dining Room 107 W. Jones St. 912-232-5997 (down-home lunch only)
http://mrswilkes.com/visit/ {family style seating; boardinghouse-like; since 1943}

Tubby’s (Thunderbolt) 2909 River Dr. 912-354-9040 (more leisurely than Riverfront)
http://www.tubbysthunderbolt.com/ {some of freshest fish around town}

Wiley’s Championship BBQ 4700 Hiway 80 912-201-3259 (Outstanding, Wilmington Isl.)
http://wileyschampionshipbbq.com/

Basil’s Pizza & Deli 216 Johnnny Mercer Blvd. 912-897-6400 (Italian sub is very good.)
http://basilspizzaanddeli.basilsonline.com/ (great sandwiches/wraps; Wilmington Isl.}

Marlin Monroe Surfside 404 Butler Ave. 912-786-4745 (Tybee Island, oceanfront patio)
http://marlinmonroessurfsidegrill.com/ (easy, free prkg; outdoor bar; walk onto beach

Crab Shack 40 Estill Hammock Rd. 912-786-9857 (Tybee Island, marsh patio seats)
http://www.thecrabshack.com/ {Jimmy Buffet music, gator gaggle, & Low Cntry. boil!}

North Beach Bar & Grill 33 Meddin Drive, Tybee 912-786-4442 (Oceanfront, by Lighthouse)
http://www.northbeachbarandgrill.net/ {Set amid WWI fort; ocean front patio}

Historic Mansions: [Danger: these are all seriously haunted; ghostbusters not allowed in Savannah!]

Mercer-Williams 429 Bull St. 912-236-6352
http://mercerhouse.com/

Owens-Thomas 124 Abercorn St. 912-790-8800
http://www.telfair.org/visit/owens-thomas/

Sorrel-Weed 6 W. Harris St. 912-257-2223
http://www.sorrelweedhouse.com/

Juliet Low 10 E. Oglethorpe Av. 912-233-4501
http://www.visit-historic-savannah.com/juliette-gordon-low-birthplace.html

Green—Meldrim 14 W. Macon St. 912-233-3845
http://www.visit-historic-savannah.com/green-meldrim-house.html

Andrew Low 329 Abercorn 912-233-6854
http://www.visit-historic-savannah.com/andrew-low-house.html

Isaiah Davenport 324 E. State 912-236-8097
http://www.visit-historic-savannah.com/davenport-house.html

Parks & Outdorsey Stuff: [dare to walk alone in the land of goblins, gators, & sand gnats]

Daffin Park 1500 E. Victory Dr. & Waters St. (with a big pond, baseball,)
http://www.savannah.com/events/venues/daffin-park/ and kiddie playground)
[Crow periodically circumnavigates pretending to mimic a flaneur du Savannah]

Forsyth Park Drayton St. & East Park Ave. (the famous fountain!)
http://visithistoricsavannah.com/forsyth-park/

Savannah’s 22 historic Squares (Around the historic district; try walking to all!)
http://www.savannah.com/savannahs-historic-squares/
https://search.yahoo.com/yhs/search?p=savannah+squares+map&ei=UTF-8&hspart=mozilla&hsimp=yhs-001

Oatland Island Wildlife Ctr. 711 Sandtown Rd. 912-395-1212 (alligators to wolves, incl.)
http://internet.savannah.chatham.k12.ga.us/schools/oat/default.aspx#_=_

Skidaway State Park 52 Diamond Cswy. 800-864-7275. (salt marsh; maritime forest;
http://www.gastateparks.org/info/skidaway/#directions campground)

Bamboo Gardens 2 Canebrake Rd. 912-921-5460 (really! how many kinds exist?)
http://www.coastalgeorgiabg.org/visit.html
http://www.n-georgia.com/savannah-bamboo-farm.html

Museums: (old times live here)

Georgia State Railroad 655 Louisville Rd. 912-651-6823 (also children’s museum)

http://railga.com/oddend/roundhouse.html

Mighty Eighth Air Force 175 Bourne Ave, Pooler 912-748-8888 (focus on WWII anyone?)
http://mightyeighth.org/

Ships of the Sea Maritime 41 Martin L. King 912-232-1511 (Models, paintings, & antiques)
http://www.shipsofthesea.org/

Telfair Art 207 W. York St. 912-790-8800 (Monet exhibit opens 10/16!)
http://www.telfair.org/visit/jepson/ (Mixed media exhibit now.)

Georgia Historical Soc. 260 Whitaker St. 912-657-2125
http://georgiahistory.com/

Fort Pulaski U.S. 80 E. (15 mi.) 912-786-6023 (working antique canon demo.)
http://www.nps.gov/fopu/index.htm

Fort Jackson 1 fort Jackson Rd. 912-232-3945
http://chsgeorgia.org/OFJ

Ralph Mark Gilbert Civil Rights 460 Martin Luther King 912-777-6099
http://ralphmarkgilbertcivilrightsmuseum.com/

King-Tisdell Cottage; Black Hist. 514 E. Huntington 912-236-5161
http://www.visit-historic-savannah.com/king-tisdell-cottage.html

Tours: [for when you need help freaking out]

Ghosts & Gravestones 301 E River St. 866-955-1674
http://www.ghostsandgravestones.com/savannah/contact-us.php

Haunted Savannah Lafayette Square 912-445-5027 [walking]
http://www.hauntedsavannahtours.com/8pm-haunted-savannah-tour/

Ghost City Tours 912-660-0339
http://ghosttoursinsavannah.com/

Savannah Slow Ride & Pub Crawl 912-414-5634
http://www.savannahslowride.com/

Others http://www.viator.com/Savannah/d5166-ttd?pref=02

Bookstores: (or you could just read about it all in comfort)

The Book Lady 6 E. Liberty St. 912-233-3628 (new & used)
http://www.thebookladybookstore.com/

E. Shaver Bookseller 236 Bull St. 912-234-7257 (Local & regional)
http://www.eshaverbooks.com/

Barnes & Noble 7804 Abercorn 912-353-7757
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/

Saints & Shamrocks 309 Bull St. 912-233-8858 (Irish & So. Items)
http://www.saintsandshamrocks.com/


General Shopping:

The Paris Market 36 W. Broughton St. 912-232-1500
http://theparismarket.com/windows

Nourish & Kitchens 202 W. Broughton St. 912-232-3213
http://www.nourishsavannah.com/aboutus.asp

ShopScad 340 Bull St. 912-525-5180
https://www.shopscad.com/about/

City Market 219 W. Bryan St. 912-232-4903
http://savannahcitymarket.com/

Tanger Outlets Hilton Head 834-837-5410
http://www.tangeroutlet.com/hiltonhead/directory

Savannah Mall 14045 Abercorn 912-927-7467
http://www.savannahmall.com/

Oglethorpe Mall 7804 Abercorn 912-354-7038
http://www.oglethorpemall.com/visit




~~Suggested here are places we actually go during a “normal” year—but aside from some obvious attractions, we’ve included hangs that normal tourists might not stumble into without a local guide. (Unmentioned are most national chains; you already know about these.)
~~But, for food, it’s hard to get truly bad eats in Savannah; there are so many super eateries around that a new bad one atrophies fast. If you don’t see an appealing one our list, just try someplace at random. It’s probably good too.


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