Hampton Inn & Suites Savannah - I-95 S - Gateway
Travel Blogs from Savannah
Wednesday, July 11th was a driving day. We drove more than 500 miles so it was nice to have a day with very little driving. We parked the car at the visitor center and took the shuttle bus or walked through the squares of Savannah's Historic Center.
Probably need to first mention the 'Ghost and Gravestone' tour that we did last night. It was a bit of light hearted fun. We got on the bus at 8.45 for an hour and a half tour. The first 30 minutes were a drive around the historic district checking out old murder scenes and points of historical significance. Then we stopped at a warehouse which used to be where a triple murder occurred in the 18th century. The old house ...
After all the over indulging we have been doing in the food department, I thought that a run was in order again this morning, so I got out and ran to the river front. Pleasant but hot and very, very humid at 7.30 in the morning.
Post breakfast, we jumped on the trolley for a while to see a bit more of the city. and got off down at the waterfront for a look around. We pretty much traveled from one end to the other of the waterfront ...
... what happened but Savannah had sit ins, shop boycotts, marches and many other protests, in other words a very active civil rights movement. When we visited the Magnolia plantation in Charleston the tour guide recommended a good read about slavery, a book called the Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd. It is fiction but based on the story of 2 women from a Charleston family - the Grimke sisters. I finished reading it while we in Savannah, and provided great ...
there were no grits (fine by us!). After
we all appeared to be done at the trough, lol, they brought out dessert…banana
bread pudding or cherry cobbler! Needless to say, we did not have dinner that
evening!! We did, however, have cocktails and met a great couple at Jazz’d
Tapas lounge. Kathy and John Kelley from Kentucky, we actually spent 2 of our
evenings getting to know them and have all decided we will be keeping in touch
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center
- Business Services