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Enjoy a pleasant 1 ½ hour Sunday Brunch aboard a triple deck riverboat with a slow turning paddle on the stern, the kind that in the early 1900s made the journey upriver to Augusta. As cruising upriver is no longer viable, a leisurely Savannah Riverboat Brunch Cruise around Savannah Harbor offers a different perspective of the city and the 21st century activity along its waterfront. Kick back, get off your feet for awhile, enjoy being on the water with a nice breeze blowing, watch the waterfront and the huge ships going by while savoring Low Country shrimp and grits, eggs Benedict, omelets, quiches, fried chicken, ham, waffles, biscuits and gravy, salads, fruit, and desserts.
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The thought of flying through the air over the trees sounds thrilling, but with the “I want to” comes the fear factor. While we might have always wanted to fly like Peter Pan, people weren’t necessarily meant to fly. But now we can! Zipline Hilton Head guides you from beginning to end and makes it a blast!
I have long wanted to try ziplining. I also find the magnificent salt water marshes and meandering river systems of coastal Georgia and South Carolina Low Country exceptionally beautiful. I am fascinated by the way all parts of this unique landscape interact – tidal flow, sand, mud, and spartina grass “islands” broken up by lacy estuarine fingers meandering through them. Traveling from Savannah to Charleston along Route 17, I have marveled at this richly abundant ecological system visible along the road and have wished for a bird’s eye view.
Located on Columbia Square’s northwest corner, the Isaiah Davenport House is a Federal style residence that was erected in 1820. The owner was a master builder who designed several of the Savannah’s elegant Federal and Georgian style mansions. Unlike his peers, Mr. Davenport used English bricks and brownstone instead of wood for his facades. The 6,800-square-foot home highlighted the architect’s skills and social status. It also provided additional space for his growing family. The beautiful house is one of Savannah’s oldest masonry buildings.
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The Historic Savannah Foundation, a group of concerned citizens, stepped in to preserve the building in the 1950s when it faced demolition after years of decay and neglect. It was the organization’s inaugural preservation effort. The foundation completed a detailed restoration of the property and opened the first floor to the public in 1963. After they completed renovating the second and third floors, the groups included those
Savannah is the birthplace of Georgia and the alluring backdrop of the novel “Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil.” Consider these top 10 family friendly attractions when visiting this historic seaport.
- The Savannah Children’s Museum is an outdoor venue where children can explore coastal Georgia. Guests will become archaeologists, train engineers and mad scientists for the day. They can also explore a life-size maze. The hands-on, interactive exhibits and play equipment encourage creativity.
- The Tybee Island Marine Science Center introduces families to the marine life near Savannah. Experienced naturalists lead tours in the area’s bio-diverse sand dunes and tidal marshes. Children can search for indigenous birds and aquatic animals. During the 90-minute Turtle Talk, guests learn fascinating facts about loggerhead turtles and visit their native habitat.
- ArtZeum at Telfair Museum’s Jepson Center for the Arts has 24 hands-on, interactive exhibits. Two floors of this contemporary art museum are dedicated to activities for children. Young guests can write on the walls, touch the artwork and create their own masterpieces. ArtZeum challenges visitors to reconsider their opinions about art.
- Zip Tours of Hilton Head is a two-hour eco-adventure. Aerial bridges, treetop platforms and zip lines provide a bird’s-eye view of moss-shrouded oaks, tidal marshes and rivers. A popular attraction is the 900-foot-long dual racing zipline. Tour guides provide insight into the natural surroundings as you move from station to station.
You can enjoy southern ambiance and lively patriotism when you observe Independence Day in the historic port city of Savannah. This antebellum town preserves the refined elegance of the Old South better than any other city. Savannah hosts one of the most well-known July 4th celebrations in the country.
Residents and visitors can enjoy a day at Old Fort Jackson. You can explore life during the Revolution, the War of 1812 and the Civil War. Guests can imagine being a soldier while wearing uniforms, working on an artillery crew and watching historical reenactments. The garrison fires cannon and musket volleys to salute the nation on its birthday.