Lucky in Savannah this St. Patrick’s Day

There’s plenty to do and see in Savannah over St. Patrick’s Day week.  From parades and pub crawls, everyone is a little bit Irish on March 17.   To kick-off the season, Savannah’s Irish Festival returns February 17 – 19, followed by Rockin’ Road to Dublin on February 26.

For those visiting early March, join us for the Greening of the Fountain, the March of Dimes Shamrock Run and the Irish Heritage Dance on the 10th.  Looking to top it off with an ole’ fashioned pub crawl, come on out on March 11th for the annual St. Practice Day Bar Crawl!  St. Patrick’s week is jam-packed with daily events for friends, families, the wee ones and those young at heart.  You’re sure to have a  lucky good time this St. Patrick’s week in Savannah.

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Savannah Film Festival

October 24 – 31, 2015

One of the few film festivals founded by an arts college, Savannah College of Art and Design, the Savannah Film Festival showcases the very best in independent filmmaking, from feature-length films to two-minute shorts, running the gamut of cinematic creativity. Feature length films with compelling stories and shorts with an innovative approaches keep audiences engaged and hungry for more.

The Savannah Film Festival was founded and is hosted by the Savannah College of Art and Design to bring film industry talent and expertise to the students of SCAD and the greater Savannah community, in a relaxed environment that promotes education and a spirit of collaboration.

The festival enters its 18th year with expanded shorts programming, additional slots for narrative and documentary features, and expanded international programming, in its continued pursuit of showcasing excellence in film making, while offering a diverse and enriching experience for the more than 40,000 attendees.

The Savannah Film Festival supports the spirit of independent film making by offering emerging talents a reprieve from the huge number of submission fees they face in their quest for exposure. The festival waives submission fees for student films until March 15th, yearly. Animated shorts are also afforded a window of waived submission fees until April 1st. Waivers for other categories are granted by invitation only.

The beautifully restored Trustees Theater, built in 1946 in the heart of historic downtown Savannah, and part of the SCAD campus since 1998, is the premier venue for the festival, with a seating capacity of more than 1,100. Around the corner is the Lucas Theatre for the Arts, built in 1926, and serving as the companion festival theater, also seating close to 1,200. Both theaters feature Sony 4K digital projection, Spectral 240 silver screens for pristine 2D/3D imagery, as well as 35mm projection, and RealD 3D capabilities at the Trustees Theater, projected by one of the top teams in film festival projection around the globe.

In addition to the competition films, the festival also screens award-winning studio releases ahead of their theatrical run. The festival honors leaders in the film industry, from directors and producers to actors, screenwriters, entertainment journalists and editors, before the evening gala screenings. Previous festival honorees include Alexander Payne, Jeremy Irons, Natalie Dormer, Matt Bomer, Gena Rowlands, Abigail Breslin, Asa Butterfield, John Goodman, Matt Dillon, Stan Lee, Diane Lane, Lily Tomlin, Oliver Stone, Ray Liotta, James Marsden, Aaron Eckhart, Geoffrey Fletcher, Ellen Barkin, Liam Neeson, Miles Teller, Sir Ian McKellen, Isabella Rossellini, Patricia Clarkson, Charlie Rose, the Redgraves, Jeremy Renner, Woody Harrelson, Ben Foster, Arthur Penn, Emmy Rossum, Michael Douglas, Milos Foreman, Brett Ratner, John Sayles, Roger Ebert, Kathleen Turner, Norm Jewison, Sidney Lumet, Peter O’Toole, Debbie Reynolds, and Malcolm McDowell, just to name a few.

Savannah becomes a film lover’s paradise during this week long event, with plenty of opportunities to take in the sights of one of the world’s most beautiful cities. The festival offers a series of morning workshops, informal coffee talks, with daytime and evening showings of narrative, animated and feature films. Master classes workshops are presented by industry insiders who give pointers on everything from special effects to selling a film. Filmmakers selected for competition are treated to unparalleled hospitality, from flights and accommodations, to panel discussion participation and engaging networking opportunities

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Sightseeing in Savannah: The Top Five Tours to Take While Visiting

Savannah is a charming city that boasts beautiful architecture, picturesque city squares, breathtaking tree-lined roads and more. When traveling to this southern gem, you want to make sure you are seeing all it has to offer.

Sightseeing in Savannah is a favorite amongst many and is a great way to experience all the city has to offer. The city’s historic district is one of the most incredible and vast, making it a far better idea to experience via one of the many guided tours.

A city so rich in history and full of stories can only truly be seen through eyes guided by those who know the history inside and out, which is why we have compiled a list of the best tours for sightseeing in Savannah. Regardless of the time of year, Savannah breaths beauty, charm and history like nowhere else. From tours for the history buff to Paula Deen’s famous guided experience, there are plenty of options for sightseeing in Savannah that will give you a true taste of the city. Read more

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These Top Three Parks are Excellent Savannah, GA Attractions

Savannah, GA is well known for its historic green squares around which many grand residences were built. The city is further enhanced by three beautiful public parks that grace the waterfront and historic district of this noteworthy city.

Forsyth Park in Savannah

Just steps away from the Olde Savannah Inn on the corner of Bull and Gaston Streets,        Forsyth Park is the largest and most spectacular of Savannah’s elegant parks. It was created in the 1840s after land was donated for the purpose of public enjoyment by local resident, William Hodgson. The park was expanded in 1851 and renamed after the governor of Georgia, John Forsyth. Read more

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Five of the Best Summer Festivals to Celebrate Savannah GA Tourism

Savannah has plenty to offer tourists throughout the year. During the summer, the city hosts a number of food festivals and cultural events – another good reason to dapple in Savannah GA tourism this summer!

River Street Seafood Fest 

One of the most popular Savannah GA tourism events is the River Street Seafood Fest. Located on the banks of the broad Savannah River, the town is known for its fresh fish and seafood. Restaurants combine the freshest seafood in their southern cuisine specialties making Savannah an attractive destination for foodies, especially during the seafood festival. Read more

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Attend the Runway Show in Forsyth Park during Savannah Fashion Week

Savannah is famous for its history, architecture and high-end restaurants but it is also a mecca for fashion. Fun-loving fashionistas can enjoy a pleasant getaway or vacation in the historic city of Savannah, GA and participate in their favourite pastime during Savannah Fashion Week. This annual show features a collection of independent boutiques and local designers hosting a series of events in late April/early May. Read more

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The Story Behind Savannah, GA’s Unique Architecture

Savannah, GA is a city well-renowned for many different things, from its charming streets to its stunning architecture. A jewel of the South, Savannah brings in tourists from across the world throughout the year. The city is full of beautiful squares, lush vegetation and awe-inspiring buildings, all of which can be experienced either by foot or through one of the city’s guided tours. Regardless of the time of year, Savannah visitors should expect to discover a city full of life, history, art, culture and so much more. Read more

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Savannah has Plenty to Offer Movie Lovers with Savannah Movie Tours

If you want to sit on the bench where Forrest Gump sat, visit the infamous Mercer House featured in Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil or see the homes of famous movie stars such as Clint Eastwood, Sandra Bullock and Demi Moore, then Savannah’s Movie Tours are tailor-made for you!

Savannah Movie Tours Cover over 60 Movie Locations 

Most visitors come to Savannah, GA to enjoy the historic architecture, shady squares and delightful shops and restaurants along the waterfront. However, Hollywood movie lovers can see Savannah from a totally different perspective by touring some of the 68 locations featured in more than 85 Hollywood movies. Read more

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Three Tips to Help Your Corporate Retreat Planning Go Smoothly

Corporate retreat planning can be stressful, as you are in charge of planning a much-needed getaway for a group of people who are depending on you. Finding the perfect combination of a professional space and location that will actually feel like a mini vacation can be difficult, which is where Luxury Living Properties comes in.

Located throughout the charming city of Savannah, we have beautifully remodeled and restored a handful of historic mansions that would be perfect for your company retreat. Each individual house offers eclectic amenities and its own style that is sure to win your employees and co-workers over. Nestled in the historic district of Savannah, all of our properties have large rooms with picturesque views, spacious living spaces perfect for chatting amongst yourselves and rooms that are ideal for business meetings. Read more