Saturday, November 26, 2011

Savannah Waterfront

Just a few pictures of the Savannah Waterfront. We decided to head over and walk around since it was a nice day and we were hoping everybody else would be shopping Black Fridays at the mall, NOT.

We're at the Hardeeville RV Park so it's only a ten minute drive to downtown, the trick is to exit onto Hutchinson Island right when you start to cross the bridge and park at the Westin Hotel or at the Convention Center (Free) then walk between them to the free ferry dock. The ferry runs every half hour and it's about a 5 minute ride across the river to the waterfront, you can get off at either end of the waterfront.

It was a little crowded and most of the restaurants and shops were full so we just wandered around for a couple of hours then grabbed the ferry back to the island.

One of the Ferry boats

 Savannah Waterfront

Click to enlarge and read about the Olympic Cauldron pictured below.

Convention Center on Hutchinson Island

Shops and Restaurants

More shops
 and more

Narrow street and it's one way for the cars but the trolley goes both so when it's coming at you, you better get out of its way.  When the cars are right up against the curb there is only about 6 inches clearance

 One of the busier restaurants

Fountain, the real ship is in the river and open for tours.

War Memorial

Waving Girl, waiting for her lost Sailor love to return to Savannah, he never did.

Walkway between buildings leading to the second level.

Second level, the stairs take you to the third level and the main streets of downtown.

We walked around the main street area and a few of the squares then headed back to the ferry.  There is so much more to see and do here I could write another 30 pages and post a few hundred more pictures.
Over the years we have spent about 8 weeks in the Savannah area and still always find new things to do and see.


Jim and Sandie said...

This was a wonderful tour. When we were there the weather was so lousy we really didn't get to see very much. Need to go back.

Margie and Roger said...

Looks like such a great place to visit. Missed it this year.