Long weekends are good for the soul, relationships, exhaling and discovery. On this trip, my second one to Savannah (with my BFF), we set our sights on the Perry Lane Hotel, Luxury Collection, which is in perfect proximity to the historic district of Savannah. Perry Lane Hotel.
Location of Perry Lane Hotel
Location, location, and location is a phrase often used in real estate. In this article it refers to the most convenient map coordinates for seeing all that Savannah, GA has to offer their guests. This venue will prove hard to beat. We checked in, enjoyed a glass of champagne, dropped our bags off to the well-appointed room, and headed to the fifth floor rooftop bar, The Peregrin. The view is spectacular, somewhat like zooming in on a camera to see the details of the city outlined so clearly. Access to all the gems Savannah has to offer visitors and friends are within a stone’s throw from Peregrin! Let the weekend begin.
Destinations in Savannah
Next morning, we walked the historic district, as it is always important to get the lay of the land (we are from Philadelphia). After all, isn’t walking the best way to find the hidden gems? Perry Lane Hotel is located at 256 East Perry Street, in the historic district of Savanna. There wasn’t one historic home, dining establishment, museum, or park that required a driver/vehicle. Of course, the option for taxis or car services are plenty in this charming, southern town. And, as a guest of Perry Lane Hotel, car service within two miles of the historic district is an amenity offered on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Perry Lane Hotel offers wonderful amenities, please see a short list below:
- Coffee at Bowerbird Coffee Shop
- Chef’s appetizer selection at Emporium
- Sparking wine or non-alcoholic beverage at check-in
- Byrd Cookie Jar in guest room replenished daily
- Bike Rental
- Car service within two miles of Historic District
- Shoe shine service
- Enhanced Wi-Fi access
Restaurants in Savannah
Don’t miss 1540 Room https://www.1540savannah.com/ on East Liberty Street: bartenders are excellent mixologists and the roasted brussel sprouts the perfect appetizer with cucumber martinis. So good in fact, we went back twice.
Old Town Savannah Trolley Tours https://www.trolleytours.com/savannah#home-section offers a few options: ghosts and gravestones, old town trolley tours and holiday tours. The best tour in my opinion is the old town trolley tour – it provides an overview of the city, historic homes, churches, and points of interests that you don’t want to miss, especially on a first time visit to this charming city. If you decide a point of interest intrigues you, just hop off and explore. While on this trolley tour we hopped off at St. John’s Episcopal Church – in awe of the architecture and found the most amazing tea shop in Savannah.
Tea Shop and Tea Room
Savannah and tea rooms go hand-in-hand. Make sure to visit the https://www.savannahtearoom.com/. Nestled on Madison Square, within walking distance of St. John’s Episcopal Church, is the most intriguing tea store I’ve come across in a long time. The attendants were welcoming, knowledgeable and eager to share their teas with us. They knew their teas! I came home with peach tea bags for iced tea and Holy Grail, a blend of honeybush, elderberries, cinnamon, orange peels, cloves and ginger with a hint of peppercorn.
Side benefit: tea travels well! The photo below is the Savannah Tea Room’s business card. It is one of a kind and inviting. Kudos to the owner on this memorable take-away.
Serendipity led us to the Savannah Tea Room. The Savannah Tea Room led us to the Gryphon Tea Room, located at Bull and Charlton Streets, right off Madison Square. Gryphon Tea Room is a cafe for the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) and is staffed by SCAD students. We enjoyed afternoon tea at Gryphon and learned the history of the tea room, housed in a 1926 Scottish Rite building, formerly an apothecary, that comprises many of the SCAD properties.
Historic Homes, Savannah
Kudos to Savannah for repurposing spaces throughout the city and for their southern hospitality.
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