Savannah Outing, April 6 - 8, 2018
Savannah, a coastal Georgia city, is separated from South Carolina by the Savannah River. It’s known for manicured parks, horse-drawn carriages and antebellum architecture. Its historic district is filled with cobblestoned squares and parks such as Forsyth Park shaded by oak trees covered with Spanish moss.
JCC Outing - Savannah GA
April 6 -8, 2018
Outing Leader: Mike Rexroad
Cell: (904) 502 2004
This outing is intended to favor all members that wish to visit Savannah. You may attend the outing on any or all of the dates listed and visit sites of your choice. Just be sure to check in with the outing leader.
We will gather together for dinner Friday and Saturday evenings and a brunch Saturday morning during which we can coordinate individual group activities: meet ups, tours, lunches, etc.
Meet Up Friday morning - 9 AM in the lobby of the Fairfield Inn & Suites, Savannah Midtown at 5801 Abercorn Street. That will allow for those who want to do sunrise photos (7:06 AM) and everyone will have a chance at breakfast. (new 3/31/18)
Friday evening, April 6: Dinner at The Pirates House , 20 East Broad Street Reservations at 7:45 for JCC. We'll gather here Friday evening to enjoy a meal together and plan group itineraries for Saturday.
"The entire family is sure to enjoy Savannah's most intriguing & historic restaurant. At the Pirates' House, our most precious treasure is the food. Situated in Trustees Garden, merely a scant block from the Savannah River, the Famous Pirates' House is the most historic spot in Georgia.
Saturday morning, April 7: Brunch at B. Mathew's Eatery , 325 E. Bay Street. (8:00 AM or later)
Cancelled by consensus.
Saturday evening, April 7, Dinner at Vic's On The River, 26 East Bay Street. (7:30 PM tentative)Cancelled -
Unfortunately making group reservations in Savannah on a Saturday evening are virtually impossible unless booked way in advance.
So for that evening, Sat. April 7, it is recommended that you join together in smaller groups (2-4) and make your own dinner plans.
Hotels: You’re on your own, hotels vary in pricing and it appears that room prices decrease the further you are from the historic district.
Members who gather for Friday's dinner or Saturday's brunch should seek out members of similar interest to visit sites in the Member's Recommendations block.
Sunrise at Tybee Island Lighthouse
Savannah Historic District
The Savannah Historic District is a large urban historic district that corresponds roughly to the city limits of Savannah prior to the Civil War. In 1966 the area was declared a National Historic Landmark District and is one of the largest of its kind in the United States.
On average the Savannah Historic District attracts millions of visitors annually to marvel at its 18th and 19th century architecture and green spaces. Some sights to see inside the historic district include the birthplace of Juliette Gordon Low (the founder of the Girl Scouts of America), the Telfair Academy of Arts and Sciences, the First African Baptist Church, the Temple Mickve Israel, the Central of Georgia Railway roundhouse complex, the Colonial Cemetery, the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist and Old Harbor Light. Not only is the district home to a number of sites on this list, but features a great deal more that will keep visitors entertained throughout their travels.
The Historic Downtown district of Savannah features the City Market, set between 2 elegant squares, Ellis and Franklin. The Market’s Art Centre has working artists, gourmet restaurants, and family-friendly eateries like Vinnie Van Go-Go's. After Dark, the City Market’s bars such as Pour Larry’s, Wet Willie’s, and the Tree House burst into life. Find out more about Savannah’s fascinating history at the Savannah History Museum in Tricentennial Park. The museum recounts the city’s story from 1733 to the present and includes everything from a 1902 Crestmobile auto to the iconic bench from the Forrest Gump movie.
- Historical Squares
- Colonial Park Cemetery
- Bonaventure Cemetery
- Forsyth Park
- Tybee Island Lighthouse (sunrise)
- Beach (sunrise)
- Buildings and Architecture
- Railroad Museum
- Wormsloe Plantation with a long tree canopied entrance
- A Ga state park - guided tours offered - plantation tabby ruins
Savannah National Wildlife Refuge which is just North of the city.
Things to do in Savannah, GA
From the Savannah Film Festival sponsored by the Savannah College of Art & Design (SCAD) to the famous St. Patrick’s Day celebration and everything in between, there are always plenty of things to do in Savannah and fun times to be had year-round.
The Hotels and Restaurants mentioned in the links below are only suggestions.
Historic District & Midtown Hotels
Choose from hotels in the Savannah Historic District or Savannah Midtown. All hotels are easily accessible from main highways and convenient to Savannah’s most popular attractions while offer pleasing décor, spacious rooms, and include free wireless Internet and Concierge services.
Working up an appetite? You’re in luck, because Savannah is home to many famous dining establishments where we can fuel up and unwind. From casual hangouts to fine dining, Savannah restaurants offer a diverse range of atmospheres and delicious dishes for all of us.