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Top 10 Romantic Places in Savannah

October 31st, 2012 by Dresser Palmer House

#10 The Beaches of Tybee Island

This easily accessible barrier island is just a short trip from downtown Savannah, GA.  It’s a popular tourist spot where you’ll be able to enjoy the view of the ocean and smell of the warm, salty air.  There are a few mom-and-pop stores lining the pier, but overall, the location is very down to earth and well-kept.

#9 Chippewa Square

For a particularly lazy afternoon, stop by Chippewa Square in the heart of Savannah’s historical district.  Familiar benches line the brick-paved path through the park, providing a shady respite beneath trees draped in Spanish moss.  Tickle your sweetie’s funny bone with your best Forrest Gump impersonation as you explore this backdrop for the famous bus stop scenes from the movie.

#8 Skidaway Island State Park

Active couples can hop out to Skidaway Island for an afternoon of peace, quiet, and solitude.  This sub-tropical state park offers paved, yet adventurous trails for walking, hiking, and biking.  Enjoy the local wildlife while awing at the sweeping views from the observation towers.

#7 Oglethorpe Square

Relax and enjoy the sights and sounds of Oglethorpe Square, the “Central Park” Square of Savannah.  This picturesque scene is always equipped with an afternoon of merriment, whether you enjoy perusing a fresh-air market or kicking back, taking in live local music over a private picnic.

#6 River Street

River Street, paved entirely by cobblestone, provides an offbeat path for viewing a taste of Savannah’s celebrated historical architecture.  While enjoying the musical air of street musicians, you can take in a variety of smells from the swanky pubs and bistros as you stroll hand-in-hand beneath the mossy oak trees adorning this riverside treat.

#5 Jazz’d Tapas Bar

Those seeking a lively night can stop by Jazz’d Tapas Bar for a late night snack and live entertainment all from the basement of the historic Kress building.  Choose from their eclectic drink menu, which boasts over twenty-five types of martinis, kick back and enjoy the sultry jazz music just feet away, and watch the hours pass well into the morning.

#4 Broughton Street

24e Design CoBoth the hip and the hip-to-be-square can take delight in the eclectic shops and posh restaurants which line Broughton Street.  When you’re not admiring the architecture, you’ll be fervently purchasing the perfect gift for your sweetheart at 24e Design Co.

#3 Forsyth Park

A little touch of nature tucked away in the hustle and bustle of Savannah’s historic district.  Larger than the iconic squares, this pet-friendly park features a large band shell, which hosts the free Savannah Jazz Festival, providing the perfect setting and ambiance for a romantic evening out.

#2 Cha Bella

A truly unique dining experience, Cha Bella, is located in the North Historic District.  Here, they are consistently plating up organic, seasonal fare for both the eco-friendly and foodies alike.  Call ahead to participate in one of the many “Farm to Table” events for an extra special treat.

#1 Vic’s on the River

Offering live music every day of the week, Vic’s on the River is the perfect place to impress your loved one.  Valet parking and hand selected wines are all part of the everyday fanfare which makes Vic’s the number one romantic place of Savannah.

For more information on any of these locations, or for overnight accommodations, contact the friendly folks at the Dresser Palmer House bed & breakfast, just minutes away from all these great romantic spots!

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October 5th, 2012 by Dresser Palmer House

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Dresser Palmer House & Savannah Pride Festival 2012

September 3rd, 2012 by Dresser Palmer House

The 2012 Savannah Pride Festival will be held September 8th in Forsyth Park, one block from the Dresser Palmer House.  The Festival is Saturday, September 8 from 12 –  10 p.m. and will boast dozens of vendors, thousands of people, as well as some  of the biggest names in entertainment Savannah  Pride has ever seen. From the Headliner, JoJo, to The  Cusses, to The Sexual Side Effects, Savannah Pride has reached a new level  of entertainment this year.  There will also be more Vendors than ever before , live entertaiment all day and food & drink!  The family area will be back as well this year, featuring a place for kids to enjoy Savannah Pride too.  This is a perfect venue for Savannah Pride to promote raised awareness and acceptance for the LGBT community and all communities.


Come to this years’ Savannah Pride Festival to embrace and learn from the LGBT community and to enjoy the festivities!  The Dresser Palmer House, one block from Forsyth Park,  is a proud supporter Savannah Pride and a LGBT friendly Inn.

Call now to book your room for the festival.  If you mention “Pride” we will give you a 20% discount.



Opera in Savannah

May 24th, 2012 by Dresser Palmer House

Sometimes in Savannah our theatre options are limited.  So it’s always great to see some fantastic options when it comes to music.  I am so looking forward to V.O.I.C.Experience coming to Savannah on Thursday, June 7th at the Christ Church Savannah, GA;Opera in Savannah 28 Bull St at Johnson Square.  This will be a benefit concert featuring the rising stars of Opera from around the nation with special guests from the Savannah Philharmonic Chorus and area High Schools.  V.O.I.C.Experience was formed by Metropolitan Opera/Grammy Award Winner Opera Star, baritone Sherrill Milnes when he decided to create a means for singers to advance in their careers he did so by giving them the highest level of educators and more importantly, the opportunity to perform for people who might not ever see a Broadway show or Opera… with the help of his wife, soprano, Maria Zouves, V.O.I.C.Experience – “VE” – was founded in 2001. They work in several intensive programs throughout the year and guide singers in directions that lead to their success, including a program oat our own GA Southern University.  One of my favorite parts of this upcoming performance is that on Sunday, June 3 area High School students get to have their own performance and receive feedback from the same vocalists that will be performing on Thursday, June 7th.  This I am sure will help instill some new passion with our own upcoming coming stars from Savannah.

Call NOW to Book your Room at the Dresser Palmer House, June 3 at 2pm & June 7 at 7:30pm, for what promises to be two very enjoyable performances.

Dresser Palmer House Celebrates Martin Luther King Day and Black History Month with a Special Guest, Isaac Newton Farris

January 16th, 2012 by Dresser Palmer House

Isaac Farris at the Dresser Palmer HouseWith the holiday today, Martin Luther King Day, and Black History Month getting ready to kick-off along with Savannah’s Black Heritage Festival beginning; I had to sit back and think about how honored I was to have the SCLC President Isaac Newton Farris, Jr stay at the Dresser Palmer House this weekend.  Not only is he SCLC President, but also Dr Martin Luther King Jr’s nephew.  Mr. Farris was born in Atlanta, Georgia and attended his uncle’s alma mater, Morehouse College where he majored in Political Science. Mr. Farris’ background has given him a unique prospective and real life experience on some of the most pressing issues of our times. Growing up in one of America’s most socially and politically active families has provided him with a front row seat, witnessing how policy is formulated and implemented.


Even though the SCLC kept his schedule pretty full, he did find some time to enjoy the company of the other guests at the Inn during Wine & Hors D’oeuvres Hour. It was my pleasure to give him some history of the house and show him some of that Southern Hospitality that we are known for here in Savannah.  My favorite part was sharing some of the rich Black Heritage/History in Savannah with some of the guests, especially the tie Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. has with Second African Baptist Church.  Did you know that Dr. King preached the first draft of his “I Have a Dream” speech at this church?

During the entire month of January and February Dresser Palmer House is partnering with three other Savannah Inns in a tribute to Black History month.  Call Now to Reserve your Black Heritage Package.

The Dresser Palmer House is a premiere Bed and Breakfast in the Historic District of Savannah, GA.