Q: What is the St. Patrick's Day schedule of events?
The St. Patrick's Day Parade steps off at 10:15 a.m. on March 17 in downtown Savannah. There will also be festivities in City Market, on River Street and throughout the Historic District that begin in the morning and go well into the night.
Q: When are the azaleas in bloom?
Depending on the weather, the azaleas are mostly in full bloom mid-March through the 3rd week in April; however, the azaleas can bloom as early as January or February if the temperatures are mild.
Q: Where is the Paula Deen Restaurant?
The Lady & Sons Restaurant is located at 102 West Congress Street in the Historic District, at the corner of Congress and Whitaker Streets. The restaurant requires reservations. They can be made up to a year in advance. Walk ups are not recommended during our busy season between St. Patrick's Day and Labor Day. No minimum on the the number of people in your party. For parties of 4 or less, Make Your Reservation Online. For parties of 5 or more, reservations must be made by calling the restaurant at 912.233.2600. Holiday reservations are booked over the phone ONLY. Parking for the Lady & Sons restaurant is all on-street parking. You will not have to pay the meters after 5 pm on weekdays, or on Saturdays or Sundays. The Lady & Sons is completely handicap accessible.
Q: What hotels are located on the Savannah River?
The Bohemian Hotel, The Cotton Sail Hotel, Hyatt Regency Savannah, Olde Harbour Inn, River Street Inn, Savannah Marriott Riverfront and The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort and Spa (located on Hutchinson Island).
Q: Where is the Forrest Gump bench located?
Inside the Savannah History Museum at 301 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd, but the famous "Box of Chocolates" scenes were shot in Chippewa Square on Bull Street.
Q: Where is the Bird Girl statue?
Inside the Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center at 207 W. York Lane. Its original resting place was Savannah's Bonaventure Cemetery.
Q: Where can we find downspout fountains?
“Dolphin downspouts”, or fish drainpipes, can be found in the Historic District among the city's eclectic architecture and ironwork.
Q: When is the best time to see the leaves change?
The leaves don't really "change" here in Savannah that happens more in North Georgia. Savannah's live oak trees don't shed their leaves all at one time. The few leaves that do change, usually begin to show color in very late October and early November.
Q: Is it safe to walk at night?
It is safe to walk at night but like with most cities you want to be cautious. Always walk in well-lit areas in groups, avoid the use of shortcuts and be sure to always cross the streets in a well-lit area at marked crosswalks or intersections, if possible.
Q: Are there any kids' activities?
Savannah offers many activities and attractions for kids of all ages! From the ArtZeum at the Jepson Center for the Arts to the Georgia State Railroad Museum, Savannah has more than 45 historical and cultural attractions for children to explore. Read about kid-friendly activities on our blog, SavannahSecrets.com.
Q: Are there free things to do in Savannah?