Fall is one of the best times to be a Savannahian. From festivals to concerts to outdoor activities, it’s a great time to live in the Hostess City of the South. If you haven’t taken the time to be an explorer in our hometown, there’s no better time to do it. It’s time for a Savannah staycation!
As you know, our city is rich in history and tourist attractions. Instead of taking a vacation outside of Savannah, why not grab a room at the Holiday Inn Savannah Historic District and relax right here at home?
Many of us have never experienced the sights in Savannah the way a tourist might. Plan a few days to enjoy our beautiful city and view it the way someone visiting for the first time might. Walk the squares, take a ghost tour, seek out and visit monuments and view points of history. It is also nice to step on one of our local trolley tours to see what they have to share. You may just be surprised at what you can discover.
Here are some other ways to enjoy your staycation:
• Look for hidden gems. Some local businesses may be willing to open up for “behind the scenes” tours if you ask. This also can be a fun excursion for young children. Ask employees of a movie theater if you can see the projection room. Newspaper offices may host tours of their facilities. Even a bowling alley can be fascinating to kids if they can see ball-return mechanisms or how equipment is stored. Watching the zamboni machine clean the ice at a rink also may be an entertaining sneak peek into rink operations.
• Splurge on a show or event. Attend an event you normally wouldn’t unless you were on vacation. Take a trip to see a Broadway-inspired musical at a nearby theater or take the family to enjoy a fun music festival. Treat yourself to concession stand snacks and a few souvenirs.
• Dine out a few nights. Vacations often entail eating out, especially if meals are not included in a traditional vacation package. Use your staycation as the opportunity to dine at local restaurants you have yet to visit. Indulge the kids one night and put them in charge of choosing the meals. Forget those diet plans for a day or two and savor that triple-scoop ice cream cone. The Meeting Room Restaurant and Bar at the Holiday Inn Savannah Historic District offers a taste of Savannah, a relaxing ambiance, and excellent service. Open for Breakfast and Dinner the menu features signature items such as Fried Pimento Cheese Balls, Savannah Crab Cake Sandwich, and Crispy Flatbreads.
• Read the newspaper or community bulletin. Chances are you can find a number of entertaining and low-cost activities sponsored by your town or other organizations close to home. Fireworks displays, movies under the stars, boat tours, and fairs are just a handful of the fun events that may be coming soon.
• Turn off electronics. Take a break from some of your devices during your staycation. By doing so, you will be less likely to fall into your daily habits and more likely to make the most of your time to rest and relax.
• Leave the planning to us! Call the Holiday Inn Savannah Historic District today and let us make all your staycation plans from start to finish. Located at the corner of Bay Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. We are one block from Savannah’s famous River Street, the City Market, and adjacent to the Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum. Whether traveling for business or pleasure our Holiday Inn hotel provides the perfect setting, services and amenities to meet the needs of corporate or leisure travelers. From the free Wi-Fi, full service restaurant and bar, to your choice of soft or firm pillows, we have you covered!
For more information about the Holiday Inn Savannah Historic District, click HERE, or call 1-800-HOLIDAY