Savannah, Georgia is a beautiful city to visit any time of year. As you plan your next sojourn to the south, peruse the ideal itineraries carefully curated from those that know the area best, owners of The Inn on West Liberty, Patty and Suzy! Though their perfect days differ, both sisters have a deep love for hospitality and say their favorite part of the job is connecting with guests, which they have been doing since they purchased the inn in August 2018. Keep reading to discover the top things Patty and Suzy each recommend for the perfect Savannah getaway!
A Suzy-Style Sojourn
- Breakfast: Belgian Waffles with strawberries and cream and a bubbly Mimosa! We also serve a fabulous strawberry soup as the first course at our Savannah inn.
- Must-See Spot: Visit three museums all for the price of one:
- Owens-Thomas House and Slave Quarters were built in 1819 and feature rich history.
- Telfair Academy and the house and furnishings were all donated to the Georgia Historical Society by Mary Telfair, heir to the Telfair family fortune.
- Jepson Center for the Arts, devoted to contemporary art and rotating exhibits with a fabulous café on the first floor for lunch.
- Favorite Fall/Winter Activity: The Jazz Festival for wonderful live music and a feel-good atmosphere!
- Best Spring/Summer Activity: NOGS Tour of Hidden Gardens for visiting several beautiful private homes and gardens throughout the Historic District.
- Ideal Lunch Spot: Gryphon, a unique restaurant that used to be an apothecary and even today showcases on the walls drawers that used to store medicinal tablets and ointments.
- Top Dinner Destination: Six Pence, a British Pub that features good old down-home cooking with a great staff and location just a block from the Inn.
- Most Loved Room at The Inn on West Liberty: Monterey Square and Madison Square
- Perfect Nighttime Routine: Unwind with a nice glass of wine, followed by dinner and a good movie.
A Patty-Perfect Party
- Breakfast: Eggs Benedict with hollandaise sauce, roasted potatoes, and asparagus with a mix of orange juice and cranberry juice to drink.
- Must-See Spot: SCADstory, a “4D Experience” that expresses the journey of how Paula Wallace had a dream and turned it into reality. She quit her job in Atlanta as a teacher, sold everything she owned, and moved to Savannah to start a school where students could think outside the box, use their imagination and explore their creative talents with the hope of fulfilling their own dreams professionally one day.
- Favorite Fall/Winter Activity: Walking around the Historic District when the weather is a little cooler and the leaves have turned. There are so many beautiful and unique squares (22 in fact).
- Best Spring/Summer Activity: Enjoying the river from one of the rooftop bars and watching huge container ships come down the river. The largest container ship (nearly 4 football fields long) to ever serve the East Coast of the U.S came down the Savannah in May 2021.
- Ideal Lunch Spot: Leopold’s Ice Cream for two scoops of coffee chocolate chip and peanut butter chippy in a waffle cone – simply delectable!
- Top Dinner Destination: The Public Kitchen, just a block and a half from the Inn. We enjoy sitting at the bar and speaking with both locals and tourists. They have an assorted menu and my favorite dish is their Salmon – it’s the best I have had in Savannah! I’ve heard their Shrimp and Grits entrée is great too.
- Most Loved Room at The Inn on West Liberty: The Orleans Square Room, which is quite large and spacious, bright, welcoming, and with a large bathroom and oversized walk-in shower.
- Perfect Nighttime Routine: My all-time favorite series has been Outlander Seasons 1 – 5 and look forward to watching Season 6 starting in March with a gin fizz.