The holiday season is once again upon us: Thanksgiving is about to come knocking, are you ready? Instead of the formal meal this year, why not bring the family to Savannah? Or, if you’re needing a break this year, bring your sweetie for a long, romantic, holiday weekend to The Dresser Palmer House, who will be your family away from home! Regardless, whether you leave the family or bring them along, here is one plan to spend your Thanksgiving day immersed in Southern hospitality.
Breakfast at The Dresser Palmer House
Wake up Thanksgiving morning to the rich scents of delicious edibles like Pecan French Toast, Blintz Souffles with Strawberry Sauce, and every man’s favorite, Peppered Bacon! Each morning you stay at The Dresser Palmer House will be treated like a holiday, with hand-crafted, Southern gourmet recipes, prepared by your hosts, waiting for you in the Victorian dining room. See more of the menu at our bed and breakfast.
Stroll through Forsyth Park
Mere blocks away from The Dresser Palmer House lies Forsyth Park, a lush, Parisian-style park featuring an ornate, two-tiered cast-iron fountain. Oak trees romantically draped with Spanish moss line the brick-paved walkways of the park. Photo opportunities are abundant here to commemorate this year’s unique Thanksgiving in Savannah.
Eating Thanksgiving Dinner
Any number of restaurants in Savannah serve up a traditional Southern all-you-can-eat meal, but here are two uniquely different ways Savannah is serving up the fanfare.
Thanksgiving Day Riverboat Cruise
Spend your afternoon or evening aboard the Georgia Queen or the Savannah River Queen, with departure times at 2:00 pm and 6:00 pm. During your two-hour cruise along the Savannah River, you will be served roasted turkey and glazed ham alongside all your Thanksgiving favorites. Enjoy a full dessert bar while your ears take in the pleasant sounds of the riverboat’s on-board musical guests. Boarding is one hour ahead of sailing time, reservations recommended.
Traditional Savannah Thanksgiving at the Olde Pink House
Pure elegance will surround you at this beautiful 18th century home near Reynolds square. A formal dining room with like dress-code will leave you awash in Southern hospitality. Traditional Thanksgiving foods alongside Southern favorites will be served. Reservations are strongly recommended to enjoy the Thanksgiving meal here.
Evening Social at The Dresser Palmer House
Before retiring to your room for the evening, stop downstairs for the evening social with other guests of The Dresser Palmer House. Light hors d’oeuvres will be served to fill any niche you may have left, accompanied by a complimentary glass of wine from the cellar. For those wishing to spend a little more time with their family away from home, a cash bar is available featuring Dresser Palmer’s signature Savannah drinks.
While this is a reserved schedule offering you and your family a relaxing, enjoyable way to spend your Thanksgiving day, Savannah is full of that great Southern hospitality which beckons you to explore more. If you have any questions, or need more suggestions on how to spend your Thanksgiving weekend, just chat with your hosts anytime at the Dresser Palmer House.
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